Things to do this weekend August 2nd-4th: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Westchester
Event: Shakespeare on the Green: “Julius Caesar” & Green Expo
Venue: Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield
Date: August 4
Description: Bring the family for a free, outdoor day of fun! An annual summer tradition, Shakespeare’s classic play (begins at 2 p.m.) comes to life in a family-friendly production, outside, under a tent on the baseball field adjacent to The Playhouse! This much-loved summer event is a “thank you” to the community. A charismatic war hero on the brink of kingship, Caesar is celebrated by the people of Rome–but mistrusted by some of his closest friends who fear his popularity will throw the country into chaos. In this immersive, 90-minute touring production, audiences will help bring this anachronistic tale of violent betrayal to vivid life, constructing a post-apocalyptic world of power and consequence. Performed by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. The Green Expo (noon-2 p.m.), features local businesses that are conscious about making environmentally friendly choices. The experts who will be participating in the Green Expo will explain how easy it can be to implement sustainability in our workplace practices, in how we run our homes and how we can make everyday choices that are not only good for us but also for the environment. Food samples, food for purchase, product information and demonstrations make this “green” entertaining and educational event one not to miss.
Event: Model Yacht Regatta
Venue: Mystic Seaport Museum – Mystic
Date: August 2-4
Description: Mystic Seaport is pleased to welcome back Model Yacht Racing. The J Class and the East Coast 12 Meter class will once again take to the water off the museum’s north dock for what promises to be an exciting event hosted by the Mystic River Radio Sailors (AMYA CLUB #39) and in association with the American Model Yachting Association.
Event: 35th Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival
Venue: Ninigret Park – Chaelestown
Date: August 2-4
Description: 35th Annual Charlestown Seafood Festival Friday, Saturday & Sunday – August 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2019 at Ninigret Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island! The ORIGINAL & BEST Seafood Festival! The Charlestown Seafood Festival is organized and sponsored by the Charlestown Chamber of Commerce. This great family and community oriented, “seafood extravaganza” is well renowned as the area’s one and only, “original seafood festival”. This year’s event marks the 35th anniversary of the Charlestown Seafood Festival. We proudly invite everyone to come on down and partake in the various dining opportunities, the great musical entertainment, circus, fireworks, car show, amusements, onsite camping, crafters and much, much more.
Event: Nashville RI Country Music Festival
Venue: Mulligan’s Island Golf & Entertainment – Cranston
Date: August 4
Description: Hot chicken, sweet tea and classic and contempory country music has landed in Little Rhody! We are bringing a slice of country music’s capital to Rhode Island this summer with our first Nashville, RI Music Fest. The Mallet Brothers Band will be headlining an all afternoon showcase. Also on the bill are Cousin Bobby Bluegrass and the RI Rednecks along with other special guests. This is a FREE event for all attendees and will feature on-site food, drink and fun! Bring a lawn chair, blanket or umbrella to enjoy the afternoon. We’ll have lawn games and other activities to compliment the music and fun. Please no pets (except service animals), outside food and drink, or weapons.
Event: Hudson Valley Expo
Venue: Riverfront Green Park – Peekskill
Date: August 3
Description: The Hudson Valley Exposition returns this summer to Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park, with a full day of music, food, art, displays and interactive activities for all ages. Enjoy the beauty and bounty of summer along the shores of the Hudson River! Join the fun on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 1pm to 10pm presented by the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce. With more than 100 vendors, Expo goers will be able to feast on some of the region’s most popular restaurant foods, discover their next keepsake from Hudson Valley artisan and artists, and learn so much about the local businesses and community groups that serve our region. In the Kids Zone, children will be able to enjoy interactive experiences, face painting, hold a variety of exotic animals and enjoy the ever-popular Bubble Bus.
Event: Larchmont Farmers Market
Venue: 175 Chatsworth Ave– Larchmont
Date: August 3
Description: Each Saturday the Larchmont Farmers Market brings together small farms and artisan food makers with cooks and eaters from 8:30am to 1pm on the Metro-North parking deck off Chatsworth Avenue. The market is open from from mid-April to the end of the year. Enter via Myrtle Blvd for easy parking.