Things To Do: August 20th-23rd
Location: Woodbury, CT
Date: August 7-23, 2020
What: Discover some peace from this world’s challenging times in our tranquil sunflower field. Wander through our 18 varieties of exquisite sunflowers thriving across four acres. These sunflowers are an array of brilliant colors: reds, yellows, cream, white, orange, and even green. This fulfilling two hour experience culminates in your choice of cutting one of the beautiful blossoms discovered on your walk to take home.
Guide to Summer Seafood Shacks in Connecticut
When you live in Connecticut, summer and seafood shacks go hand in hand. A day at one of the many state beaches can come to the perfect end with a stop for a hot, buttered, Connecticut style lobster roll, a fried seafood platter, and an ice cream cone. Here are some of CTVisit‘s recommendations for Seafood Shacks in the state.
**As a reminder, be sure to check each restaurants’ website for new safety guidelines before venturing out.
SM&NC Sunday Farm Market
Location: Stamford, CT
What: Our Sunday Farm Market returns for another great year! Our Sunday Farm Market will be open Sundays starting June 7, 2020, from 10 am – 2 pm at the Knobloch Family Farmhouse parking lot (continue past main entrance on Scofieldtown Road to north entrance at 151 Scofieldtown Rd). Join us to support our wonderful vendors! Did you know that each dollar spent on local food has twice the impact in the community as a dollar spent in a supermarket? Know where your food comes from and support local agriculture! Admission to the Farm Market is FREE and open to the public.
Yappy Hour at Tarrytown House Estate
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Date: August 22 4:00PM-6:00PM
What: Bring your pup and come enjoy an afternoon of canine-focused fun! Admission is $25 ($10 of which goes to the Paws Crossed animal charity) for you and Fido and includes a glass of rosé for you and a sketch of your dog from a local artist. An enclosed area will be provided for free play, along with a few other nearby vendors to treat your furry friend if the mood strikes you. Additional wine and beer will be available for purchase, and guests (two-legged and four-legged varieties) are invited to stay for dinner outdoors (reservations recommended).
Activities to Enjoy Now (curated by VisitWestchesterNY.com)
Location: Westchester County, NY
What: From responsible outdoor recreation to virtual experiences, we hope to add some enjoyment to your days. Stay safe and practice social distancing, wear a mask, and follow N.Y. state guidelines while enjoying Westchester County.
Visit a Westchester County Brewery
Location: Westchester County, NY
What: America’s spirit of invention is alive and well among small-batch, craft beverage-makers in Westchester County. No mass-produced offerings here, just tasty and unique local drinks made from local ingredients. As the craft beverage industry explodes nationwide, Westchester County is the home to some of the very best in the region. Distilleries, craft breweries, a cidery, and even a micro-winery call the county home. (From VisitWestchesterNY.com)
Narragansett Summer Concerts at the Gazebo
Location: Gazebo Park, Narragansett, RI
Date: Friday, August 21st, 6PM-7:30PM
What: Live musical entertainment outdoors across from Narragansett Town Beach in the heart of the Pier.
The General Stanton Inn Outdoor Weekend Flea Market
Location: Charlestown, RI
Date: May 30- Sept. 6, 2020
What: This outdoor Flea Market, is located at 4115 Old Post Road, in the coastal town of Charlestown. By virtue of its’ location, The General Stanton Inn’s antiques, crafts, and collectibles Flea Market is especially treasured for its’ nautical antiques.
Online Events, Accessible from Anywhere!
Virtual Event: DC Kids FanDome – August 22 from Warner Bros
DC Kids FanDome is a first-of-its-kind, 24-hour, truly immersive, global virtual event that will celebrate all things DC – films, games, TV, comics and more. It is also completely FREE with no lines or badges required. The one-day-only festivities kick-off at 10:00 a.m. PDT on August 22 at DCKidsFanDome.com, and if your kids love Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and other DC Superheroes (and Super-Villains!), they don’t want to miss it!
Climbing the Walls, A Virtual Multi-Media Exhibition
From June 6 – September 6, 2020, Studio Theater in Exile and Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art (HV MoCA) will present Climbing the Walls, a virtual multi-media arts exploration in the time of Corona. Climbing the Walls is a virtual exhibition of visual works of art, poetry, and performances with new content offered each week from June – September made available to experience free of charge on their websites.
Virtual Planetarium Shows from the Hudson River Museum
From the mysteries of the moon and the search for life beyond Earth to the stories that shape our stars, our Planetarium has shows for every level and interest. Planetarium shows are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30, 2, and 3:30pm, with each time slot geared towards a different age group.