The Friends of Gillette Castle State Park decorated the grounds and exterior of the late William Gillette’s mansion, according to the group.
With theaters quiet and even mall Santas keeping their distance, a new Zoom-aided business offers virtual visits with Santa Claus, for a price.
Orchestra New England parties it like it’s 1886 in special that ran nationally on PBS; but in this modern time, the “mufick” will be streamed online.
What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving Day? Turkey? Pumpkin pie? Football? Family? Did you know that Thanksgiving is ranked one of the most favorite holidays celebrated in America today?
What’s your holiday trolley preference? There are events for Santa fans in East Haven and East Windsor starting Nov. 27.
EAST HADDAM — “Anne of Green Gables” will have its world premiere at Goodspeed Musicals in 2021. To celebrate the album release, Goodspeed will present an exclusive virtual conversation led by Playbill’s Felicia Fitzpatrick premiering at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24.
ESSEX — Spectrum Art Gallery and Artisans Store of Centerbrook presents its 2020 Holiday Show, Home Sweet Home, Nov. 20-Jan. 10, 2021. The seven-week exhibit brings together some of the region’s most original new artwork and fine crafts that explore and honor one of the most basic and import…
Safer than a caroling stroll these days, the drive-through Magic of Lights will set up in the Oakdale Theatre’s parking lots for the holiday season.
With lingering uncertainty about a return to more COVID restrictions in state, The Kate readies a return to live shows Nov. 13-14.
My 60th birthday is at the end of December. Most people have no idea that I am nearing the last days of my sixth decade. My body is fit, and my goal is to keep myself and my clients fit for life.
I wasn’t one of the first consumers to get rid of my land-line phone years ago, but I happily did. And I’m not the first to cut ties with conventional cable TV. But I’ve finally done that, too.
So you think $15 cocktails are a bit much? How about a $99 one, from Grano Arso in Chester and Highclere Castle Gin, based in Essex.
When someone is in their 90s, has no arthritis and laughs easily, we naturally want to know more about how they arrived at almost a century of life healthier than many who are younger.
Stress Factory readies Hughley; Mohegan Sun has Ferrara, and “The Rice and Bean Joker” Rivera among three comedians who will perform at Thimble Island Brewery.
Procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something that needs to be accomplished. It’s a complex experience that most of us engage in, some of us habitually, with often negative consequences.
Against a background of Phase 3’s arrival in CT (but spikes in COVID, too), Foxwoods is reopening the Grand Theater. With several safety rules.
New Haven’s premier orchestra musicians have been seen in Zoom music sessions but two live, outdoor concerts are planned on the harbor soon.
Angela Ingersoll readies live version of PBS show singing (and resembling) Judy Garland, presented by arts venues that include Goodspeed Musicals.
Mohegan Sun is planning more MMA events but not exactly a return to normal in Phase 3; “Hot Import” car event is added. Foxwoods to reopen Grand Theater.
MADISON — The Arts Center Killingworth returns to the Madison Town Green to present its Annual Autumn Outdoor Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10 and noon-5 p.m. Oct. 11. The rain date is 10 a.m-5 p.m. Oct. 12.
Artists taking part in Artspace New Haven’s City-Wide Open Studios lose gatherings, some face-to-face time with patrons, but gain 24/7 exposure online.
MADISON – The First Congregational Church in Madison, on the Green, 26 Meeting House Lane, will again host the popular Friday lunchtime organ recital series in October, which will allow folks the chance to get outdoors, listen to some spiritual music and hear the church’s magnificent, newly …
With one of the previous award winners interviewing her in a recorded acceptance, singer/actresss Cher will be a big draw for The Kate’s annual gala Oct 3 online.
DEEP RIVER – A Little Compassion, Inc. is presenting The second annual Water Lantern Celebration 2020 - Live Stream, presented by A Little Compassion, Incl, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Plattwood Park, with a rain date of Oct. 4.
Fans of clam strips may feel that the big-brother whole-belly fried clams are a bit much, but aficianados know they’re a Northeast treat. A top 12 list.
Farm markets are a healthy part of New England, and there’s added fun when you can pick fruit, buy a pie or step into a corn maze to lose yourself in nature.
Remember when you used to sleep through the night until noon as a teenager? Why is it so hard to fall asleep? Why don’t I sleep soundly? Why do I wake up so early?
SolToro and other restaurants reopen at Mohegan Sun, Cedars, Caputo and Bingo Hall back at Foxwoods as fall chill brings fresh COVID concerns.
CENTERBROOK — After the cancellation of many popular summer craft shows and gallery closures due to COVID, art lovers and craft aficionados have something to look forward to this fall.
The first New Haven Restaurant Week of this trying year for the hospitality industry looks to put some safe excitement into the summer-fall changeover period.
Fall — the air gets crisper, the days shorter, we finish up projects started in the spring and prepare for new ones. We harvest the fruits of summer’s heat — apples and mums, pumpkins and corn.
Fans of Goodspeed Musicals are missing their satisfying shows intensely, but there’s a continuing alternative in outdoor concerts on the lawn, returning Sept. 10.
Eight Madison Art Society artists are featuring their paintings at Friends & Company Restaurant, 11 Boston Post Road, Madison through Oct. 18. On Sunday, Sept. 13, from 3-6 p.m. each artist will paint en plein air outside the restaurant and do a painting demonstration. (Rain date Sept. 20)
Large-scale art grabs your attention for its scope, story and colorful beauty. The mural is steeped in history as it amplifies voices of the average person. A pictoral salute.
BRANFORD— Stony Creek Brewery, a longtime friend and supporter of the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance (CTBTA), is showing its continued dedication to the cause by offering a special beer on tap called “Junebug” for all of September, a portion of the proceeds of which will benefit the CTBTA.
Mark Halstead: “The audience has been waiting for this music since last December; that’s the last time they saw us.”
A perennial event in the sand at Walnut Beach in Milford now takes on far-flung entries during the pandemic. Online voting begins Aug. 30.
Editor’s note: The Chef Truck-Hungry Planet's "I Can't Believe It's the End of Summer" plant-based food event scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 30 has been postponed due to an unforseen scheduling conflict. Contact email@example.com to be included in the announcement of the new date and time.
With a fun group of musicians mixing bluegrass and Broadway music, Goodspeed comes up with an alternative plan during the summer of our discontent.
While I-Park might sound like some kind of mobile app for city parking, it’s actually an artists-in-residence program, both open-air and in-studio, offering fully funded three- to four-week residencies in visual arts and other art disciplines on its 450-acre campus in East Haddam.