Things to do this weekend February 15th – 17th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester

Connecticut

Event: Ice Festival
Venue: Mystic Seaport Museum – Mystic
Date: February 16-18
Description: Shake off those winter blues with a weekend of fun, visit our first-ever Ice Festival! Bundle up and celebrate the great outdoors in New England, then warm up in one of our many cozy indoor spaces. Kids and adults can enjoy special programs throughout the weekend! Discover “life in the ice” with games, activities, music and entertainment.

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Event: Connecticut Outdoor Expo
Venue:  Moheagan Sun – Uncasville
Date: February 15-17
Description: Come experience the latest innovations in freshwater, fly, saltwater fishing; hunting, kayad and boating. Try our the best gear, talk to top manufacturers, guides and learn from world class industry professionals.
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Rhode Island

Event: Fire + Ice
Venue: Hotel Viking– Newport
Date: February 15-24
Description: Enjoy an ice bar and fire pits on Hotel Viking’s patio. Enjoy craft beer and invigorating cocktails by Keel Vodka, crafted by our mixologists.

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Event: Creature Feature – Stop motion workshop for kids
Venue: Four Corners Art Center – Tiverton
Date: February 16
Description: In just 2 hours, participants ages 7 and up will learn techniques of cut paper animation while working in small groups to make their own short film! Cut paper animation uses 2 dimensional images cut from magazines, catalogs or construction paper to make paper puppets, which will then be brought to life.This type of animation produces a distinctive look and comes with its own set of interesting illusions. Participants will learn the science and art that goes into this type of film while also having the option of participating in our short premier at our ‘Creature Feature’ reception.
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Westchester

Event: Budding Buddah’s Yoga for Tots
Venue: The Westchester – White Plains
Date: February 15-17
Description: Classes are 11-11:30AM & 11:30- 12PM, in the Connect Lounge, on Level 4. Join us for Budding Buddha’s Yoga for Tots, every Wednesday morning. Stay active with your little and have fun doing yoga exercises. No registration required.

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Event: Purchase Symphony and Jazz Orchestra Celebrate Black History Month
Venue: The Performing Arts Center – Purchase
Date: February 15
Description: The Purchase Symphony and Jazz Orchestras Celebrate Black History Month on February 15 at 7 pm with a special evening at The Performing Arts Center. The performance will feature excerpts of William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, an orchestral suite from Gershwin’s landmark opera Porgy and Bess, and a set of big band music by African American composers and arrangers.  Mina Kim will conduct the Purchase Symphony Orchestra. The Purchase Jazz Orchestra will be conducted by Todd Coolman and Jon Faddis.  Lorenzo (Frank) Candelaria,  Dean of the School of the Arts, and Joseph Horowitz, Visiting Professor in the Conservatory of Music, will give an introduction and lead an audience talkback between sets.

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