Things to do this weekend June 14th-16th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester

Connecticut

Event: Branford Festival
Venue: Branford Festival – Branford
Date: June 14-16
Description: Event highlights include baking contests, craft and business expo, car show, live entertainment, children activities including face painting and rockwall.
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Event: 14th Annual Family Fun Day
Venue: Wildrose Horse Farm – Uncasville
Date: June 15
Description: There will be more than 30 vendors, along with food, raffle baskets, entertainment, music, horses and demonstrations. This is a rain or shine event. Example of  vendors include Paws and Claws, CBD Hemp Works, Sustainable Art Lampworks, Treasures by Harleys Heart, Traveling Vinyard, Sandy Fun Art, Sunshine Pet Accessories, Pizza Pixi Food Truck, Summer Night Art, The Cocoa Exchange and much more.
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Rhode Island

Event: 44th RI Pride Illuminated Night Parade
Venue: Starting at Dorrance Street – Providence
Date: June 15
Description: The parade starts at Dorrance Street and then proceeds to Washington Street, South on Empire Street, and East on Weybosset Street. The parade ends just past the reviewing stand under the marquee at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Free for all ages. Spectators should be in place by 8 p.m. and the parade kicks off at 8:30 p.m.
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Event: Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival
Venue:  Diamond Hill Park – Cumberland
Date: June 15
Description: Four stages featuring Celtic and world music, dance and culture plus 40 craft and food vendors. Performers include the Atwater~Donnelly Trio, The Hanneke Cassel Band, Kevin Crawford, Cillian Vallely & Patrick Doocey (from Lunasa), Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, HighTime, La Croisée D’Antan, Bonnie Milner, Dan Milner, Partington & Sweeney, Roscommon Soles featuring Kevin Doyle with Sheila Falls, Josh Kane, Owen Marshall, M.L. Partington, and Torrin Ryan, and The Vox Hunters. There will also be a dedicated stage for Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance and an Irish session tent led by Bob Drouin.

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Westchester

Event: Summer Bookfest at the Westchester
Venue: The Westchester – White Plains
Date: June 15
Description: Get ready for the best day ever! Bring the kids to meet renowned authors and illustrators, enjoy storytime, activities, character appearances and more. Help give your child a head start on their summer reading by heading down to The Westchester for an afternoon of great readings from 15 confirmed authors, courtesy of Best Books, and great summer reads to bring home for the entire family to enjoy! Visit ShopTheWestchester.com for more details.
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Event: Woven with Pride: Tour and Cocktail Reception
Venue: Emelin Theatre – Mamaroneck
Date: June 15
Description: Celebrate Pride by reflecting on the display of identity, gender, and personal histories that weave together Anne Samat’s work. Hudson Valley MOCA Executive Director Effie Phillips-Staley will lead an exhibition tour of Anne Samat: The Greatest Love, followed by cocktails.

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