Things to do this weekend July 12th-14th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester
Venue: Waterfront Park & State Pier – New London
Date: July 12-14
Description: Enjoy tons of food, live music, boats on view and the fireworks extravaganza on July 13 at 9 p.m.
Event: Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival
Venue: University of Saint Joseph – West Hartford
Date: July 11-28
Description: This summer, Capital Classics stages Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Held outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford. The Merry Wives of Windsor is a bawdy and riotous romp that stars one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comic characters. Falstaff, an impoverished knight in search of wealth, sets his sights on two married wealthy women. Little does he know, these “merry wives” have a few tricks up their sleeves. Over its three-weekend run, the Greater Hartford Shakespeare Festival will attract more than 2,000 fans, who attend each summer with family and friends, along with a picnic dinner, wine, lawn chairs and blankets. Audience members are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy pre-show entertainment, such as stage combat demonstrations; songs by the Elizabethan Consort; lectures by local educators; and performances by local student groups, as part of Capital Classics’ Youth in Community Arts program. Be sure to visit HartfordShakespeare.org for the full Festival calendar of events. In case of rain, performances will be held inside the adjacent Hoffman Auditorium.
Event: 12 Metre World Championship harbor Parade
Venue: Newport Harbor – Newport
Date: July 12-13
Description: A Parade of iconic 12 Metre racing yachts representing the 1920’s – 1980’s including 4 America’s Cup winners– Columbia (US-16) ~ 1958, Intrepid (US-22) ~ 1967 + 1970, Courageous (US-26) ~ 1974 + 1977 and Freedom (US-30) ~ 1980. Also includes historic 12s from Europe representing Denmark, Finland, Norway and Italy ~ not typically seen in the United States including Blue Marlin (K-17), Nyala (US-12), Vema III (N-11), Kookaburra II (KA-10). The procession throughout Newport Harbor will be lead by 12 Metre Worlds Race Committee motor yacht Serena (1964). Many of the participating yachts will be berthed at the Sail Newport Event Docks at Fort Adams State Park from Tuesday July 9 – Saturday July 13. Please see map for details and vantage points for viewing.
Event: 57th Annual Wickford Art Festival
Venue: Wickford Village – North Kingstown
Date: July 13-14
Description: Meet 200-plus artists from across the country as they display their fine art amongst well-preserved colonial homes, eclectic shops and historic streets in Wickford Village. The Wickford Art Festival is one of the longest running outdoor fine art festivals in New England and ranked#5 best fine art festival in the USA by Sunshine Artist Magazine.
Event: Healthy Cooking Demonstrations with Complimentary Tastings
Venue: Restivo Health and Wellness – Mahopac
Date: July 13
Description: Want to eat healthy with real food and have it taste good? Join us as we COOK, then SAMPLE, a few of our favorite summer recipes and enjoy the beautiful view for an afternoon to network with fellow friends. We will also be awarding special prizes with a Healthy Chef Cook-Off!
Event: Festa Italiana
Venue: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church – White Plains
Date: July 11-14
Description: Our “Festa Italiana” features live Italian and American music and entertainment, an outdoor dance floor, children’s games and entertainment, great Italian foods & desserts, American fare, espresso bar, air-conditioned casino, and much more. Admission and entertainment are free. The Church of St. John the Evangelist and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will hold its annual “Festa Italiana” on July 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2019 on the Church grounds of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 92 South Lexington Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606. Thurs. & Fri. 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Sat. 5:00 – 11:00 pm and Sun. 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm.