Things to do this weekend July 27th – 29th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester
Event: Early Guilford Days Family Festival
Venue: Henry Whitefield State Museum – Guilford
Date: July 28-29
Description: All five historic Guilford museums invite you to a special weekend of traditional activities, craft demonstrations, and sales. Enjoy unique experiences at each site. The Henry Whitfield State Museum will offer craft demonstrations and sales, including tinsmithing by Lance Kozikowski (Coventry, CT) and candlemaking by Joshua Dummitt (Meriden, CT) both days. The Hyland House Museum will have hearth cooking (Saturday only), herb gardening, and storytelling. The Thomas Griswold House Museum will present blacksmithing and weaving both days. The Medad Stone Tavern Museum will offer stenciling, paper cutting, and games each day. The Dudley Farm Museum will let you try your hand at doing laundry, weaving, and whittling, and will feature lacemaking demonstrations by the New England Lace Guild.
Event: 55th Annual Old Saybrook Arts & Crafts Festival
Venue: Town Green – Old Saybrook
Date: July 28-29
Description: The Old Saybrook Chamber of Commerce is honored to host the 55th annual Old Saybrook Arts & Crafts Festival, one of the longest-running art shows in New England. The juried show features outstanding art and crafts from nearly 150 exhibitors, representing 15 categories: Fine Art, Acrylics, Ceramics/Pottery, Graphics, Fiber, Mixed Media, Glass, Oils, Jewelry, Pastels, Leather, Photography, Metal, Sculpture and Wood. The Festival is generously sponsored by Liberty Bank.
Event: Blessing of the Fleet Seafood Festival
Venue: Various Locations – Narragansett
Date: July 26-28
Description: Attended by almost 30,000 people each year, the Seafood Festival is a major part of the Blessing of the Fleet Festival event. It runs Thursday through Saturday (please see the festival hours listed above). Here you will find food, offered by the Narragansett Lions Club as well as other food vendors, games, rides, our famous beer tent (we also have wine and hard seltzer), plus live music performed by popular local bands.
Event: Kingston Chamber Music Festival
Venue: The International Tennis Hall of Fame – Newport
Date: July 20-22
Description: The second concert of the Kingston Chamber Music Festival, “Early Morning, Theater and Romance,” will be held at 7:30 PM on Friday, July 27 and will be preceded by a free pre-concert talk by composer Eliane Aberdam. Aberdam, a professor of music at the University of Rhode Island, will speak at 6:30 PM before the performance of her Grisailles Vaporeuses for violin, cello, and piano. Elaine Aberdam was born in France, where she received her early education in piano, solfege, and harmony at the Conservatoire National de Region in Grenoble. She is a prolific and diverse composer whose compositions have been premiered in Szombathely, Hungary, France, Israel and throughout the US. The program also includes Guastavino’s Tres Romances Argentinos followed by Milhaud’s “Scaramouche,” both of which are duets featuring pianists Natalie Zhu and Astral’s 2017 National Audition winner-Ronaldo Rolim. Finally, a full octet including Formosa Quartet violinist Jasmine Lin will perform Bruch’s String Octet in B-flat Major.
Event: Kids Cooking Class
Venue: Savor Westchester Food Hall – White Plains
Date: July 28
Description: Join Elizabeth Oakes, a champion of Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” for an exclusive cooking class! Don’t miss your chance to learn from this elite teen chef and Westchester native who has been cooking professionally since the age of 11, and is sure to take the culinary world by storm!
Event: Summer Evening Cruise on the Hudson River
Venue: Riverfront Green Park – Peekskill
Date: July 28
Description: Join Ferry Sloops aboard the “Evening Star” for a 3-hour sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The fundraising cruise will depart from the Riverfront Green Park in Peekskill at 6pm and returning at 9pm. Salem, New York Enjoy a summer evening on the beautiful Hudson River as you cruise through the Hudson Highlands, past Jones Pt., Iona Island, Bear Mountain, Fort Montgomery, West Point and Worlds End.