Things to do this weekend June 28th-30th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester

Connecticut

Event: Mid-20th Century Tiki Drinks & Culture
Venue: Windsor Historical Society – Windsor
Date: June 28
Description: A historic libations program focused on mid-20th century tiki drinks and culture. Americans first became interested in the exotic locales of the South Pacific in the 19th century. The first tiki bars were established in California during the Great Depression, providing an escapist fantasy of a tropical paradise. Interest in tiki drinks such as the Mai Tai, the Royal Hawaiian and the Singapore Sling grew as World War II forces returned from the South Pacific after the war, and Hawaii became a state in 1958. We invite you to sample tasty tiki drinks and fabulous 1950s snacks such as pineapple upside-down cake, cheese whiz, and miniature sausages as you learn a little history from the Society’s education and outreach coordinator John Mooney. Following John’s presentation, enjoy a continuously looping slide show of 1950s kitsch and culinary curiosities. Have they stood the test of time? You decide. We encourage you to wear Hawaiian shirts, hula skirts, coconut bras and other 1950s garb and will take $1 off the price of admission for those who do!
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Event: Norwalk Art Festival
Venue: Mathews Park – Norwalk
Date: June 29-30
Description: Hosted with the support of The Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Stepping Stones Museum, Mathews Mansion Museum and The Norwalk Parks Department, this Art Festival will be a premier cultural event in the area. The artists will be the focus of this two-day festival located in a beautiful park setting nestled between two museums and a nationally recognized Art Center as well as the Connecticut Visitors Bureau. This juried fine art and fine craft festival will have some performing artists as well as a tempting international food court. The event features a high quality arts experience for both the visitors as well as the artists.
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Rhode Island

Event: Art of the Ocean State
Venue: Wickford Art Association – North Kingston
Date: June 21- July 21
Description: All media, open juried exhibit featuring Rhode Island inspired work…everything that makes RI beautiful, unique, quirky and our home. Opening Reception on Friday, June 21, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday: 11am – 3pm and Sunday: 12 – 3.
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Event: Four Corners Classic
Venue:  The Cheese Wheel Village Market – Tiverton
Date: June 30
Description: Please join us on Sunday, June 30th from 12-4 for the first Tiverton Four Corners Classic. Enjoy an exquisite collection of antique cars throughout the village.
With a suggested donation of $5.00 supporting the James R. Weir Scholarship, you’ll receive a “Thank You” event map, neighborhood coupons & raffle tickets.
A limited edition event poster, by award-winning illustrator Anthony Russo, will be available for purchase.

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Westchester

Event: Jump for the Arts
Venue: Peekskill Brewery – Peekskill
Date: June 29
Description: Join Arts10566 on Saturday, June 29th for an afternoon of children’s activities and more!
This annual fundraising event is held at the Peekskill Brewery, located at 47 S. Water Street. Event will take place 1:00 – 6:00 pm, $20/per family admission (does not include food & beverages), includes face painting, rock & mural painting, DJ and other activities. All proceeds directly support Arts10566’s free art classes for Peekskill’s youth & it’s mission of providing access to the arts.
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Event: Riverbash Music Festival
Venue: MacEachron Waterfront Park – Hastings-on-Hudson
Date: June 29
Description: RiverBash is a FREE family-friendly environmental festival celebrating our Hudson River and the Rivertowns communities. Bash the Trash, in association with River Spirit Music and the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, is proud to present its acclaimed eco-ensemble, along with tons of activities for kids and families, rockin’ tunes played on instruments built from recycled and reused materials, plus acrobatics, fashion-show, and a riverfront clean-up… all with the backdrop of the beautiful Hudson River and Palisades!  Drama Desk and Grammy Award nominated Bash the Trash is based in Hastings, and for over 30 years has provided performances and spectacular events to organizations across the country.

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