Things to do this weekend July 5th-7th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester
Event: Fourth of July Celebration
Venue: Town Green – Enfield
Date: July 5-7
Description: Old-fashioned July 4th celebration with live entertainment, arts and crafts show, Taste of Enfield, parade (Sat.), concerts, children activities and rides, a teen zone, 5K road race, pie eating contest, demonstrations, and a large fireworks on Sunday at 9:45 p.m.
Event: The 4th Annual NICE Festival
Venue: Oyster Shell Park – Norwalk
Date: July 6
Description: The Norwalk International Cultural Exchange (NICE) is a 501(c3) nonprofit organization whose goal is to promote and increase awareness of the diversity of people from around the world through arts and culture. The mission of NICE is to encourage the various groups that make up our society to learn about each other’s traditions and customs in order to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of what each group brings to our community. The NICE Festival Series celebrate the rich global heritage and culture so evident in the music, food, art and talent of which we in Norwalk are so proud. The NICE Festival Series host dancers, musicians, food and craft vendors from multiple traditions and customs, and encourage the community to spend the day together. The festival is a one-day event that is free to the public. The day-long event is filled with an abundance of cultural experiences with more than 50 vendors offering a wide array of international cuisines, arts and crafts and community services, along with education, health, and environmental exhibits. Cultural performances from multiple traditions include live dancers with origins in Flamenco, Asian, African, and more. Live music includes Rock, Reggae, Rhythm & Blues, Latin, Folk and music across all genres.
Event: Baroque Masters – Newport Music Festival
Venue: Emmanuel Church – Newport
Date: July 6
Description: This morning concert, back by popular demand, is a celebration of baroque era gems. Handel’s and Vivaldi’s Trio Sonatas, which were the core of instrumental music of this period, are brilliant examples of the composers’ distinctive styles and skills. The Solo Violin Sonata of Albinoni was written for his friend Johann Pisandel, the leading violinist of this period. Clearly, Albinoni was impressed by Pisandel’s technical capabilities as the piece requires high-energy and double-stops throughout.
Event: Fireworks and Entertainment
Venue: Glocester Memorial Park – Chepachet
Date: July 6
Description: Live entertainment to be announced beginning at 3:30pm. Fireworks display begins at 9:00pm. Located behind senior center..
Event: LEGO CITY: Report for Duty
Venue: Legoland Discovery Center Westchester – Yonkers
Date: June 29
Description: Calling all heroes, it’s time to report for duty! LEGOLAND© Discovery Center Westchester (the ultimate indoor playground) is transforming into LEGO© City from May 25 – July 7 for their “LEGO© City: Report for Duty” campaign. oasting 10 LEGO© build & play zones, a 4D cinema, and two rides all geared for families with children ages 3 to 10, guests can enjoy exclusive building activities, heroic character experiences and interactive photo opportunities, all included in the price of admission.
Event: Rye Farmers Market
Venue: Theodore Fremd Ave – Rye
Date: July 7
Description: Come shop with small farms and local artisan food makers in the center of Rye every Sunday, 8:30am to 2pm, from May to early December. The market is located in the parking lot behind the Purchase Street stores (enter from Theodore Fremd Avenue). Easy parking! SNAP EBT, WIC and FMNP checks welcome.