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Free day Aug. 24 at Peabody Museum

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One of New Haven’s great museums, the Yale Peabody, will present “Summer’s Last Roar,” its 5th annual end-of-summer free admission day, on Saturday, Aug. 24. Programs on ancient Egypt as well as puppet shows and interpretive science exhibits will be presented throughout the day. Free admission will be offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Education, Features, General

Shakesbeer Festival set for Saturday in Stratford

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Come drink and learn about Connecticut craft beer, and see Javier Colon perform, the Stratford Connecticut native who won the very first season of “The Voice” in 2011. All profits from the festival go to restoring the historic American Shakespeare Festival Theater. [Read More]
Categories: Arts, General, Stratford

7th annual Caribbean Jerk Fest this weekend

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The 7th annual Caribbean Jerk Fest will take place Saturday on McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport. Here’s the official release:   The West Indian American Association of Greater Bridgeport will hold its Annual Caribbean Jerk Fest on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at McLevy Green-downtown Bridgeport, CT. Jerk chicken and jerk pork will be available hot […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Bridgeport, General, News

‘Sun as Art’ shines at Discovery Museum

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The Discovery Museum celebrates the opening of its new exhibit, “The Sun as Art,” on Friday, Aug. 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited. The exhibition is the brainchild of Dr. Steele Hill, a media specialist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Included in the collection are full-color, high-resolution […] [Read More]

City Lights summer show opens Thursday

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City Lights Gallery’s summer show, celebrating its members, opens Thursday, July 25, with a free reception that runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. On hand will be the exhibiting artists, all members of the nonprofit gallery. Each artist has the opportunity to include whatever works they’s like for the show. Various media, from paintings to […] [Read More]

Saturday’s free NHSO concert moved indoors

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   Because of the possibility of extreme heat and thunderstorms, the free New Haven Symphony Orchestra concert, ”Dueling Divas,” originally slated for the New Haven Green, has been moved indoors to the Shubert Theater, 247 College St., New Haven, on Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m.  “The safety of our audience is first and foremost, […] [Read More]

Help put together a patchwork quilt for the Newfield Branch Library

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The public is invited to pull up a seat and help form a good, old-fashioned quilting bee. By fall, the result will be a festive patchwork quilt that will hang at Newfield Branch Library in Bridgeport’s East End. The two-hour collaboration begins 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Newfield Branch Library. This collaborative work of art […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts

One writer’s view: Bridgeport looks great in “Officer Down”

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Over the weekend, among the Great Street parade and other Barnum Festival activities, we caught up with “Officer Down,” a film shot primarily in Bridgeport with actor/star James Woods. What fun!  In this 2012 movie about police corruption, just about every locale  is identifiable: St. Patrick’s Church on North Avenue,  the iconic harbor smokestack and […] [Read More]

Barnum Festival Parade steps off at NOON

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The Barnum Festival’s Great Street Parade, the finale of the Barnum Festival, steps off today (Sunday, June 30) at NOON from the intersection of Brooklawn, North and Clinton avenues. It will proceed west along North Avenue, turning left onto to Park Avenue, turning right onto Capitol Ave. It concludes near Central High School on Lincoln […] [Read More]

Barnum Museum receives federal Humanities grant

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The Barnum Museum has announced that it recently received a $34,213 competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Preservation and Access Division. The NEH is an independent federal agency that awards grants supporting humanities-based projects in cultural institutions in a wide range of categories. The Barnum Museum is the recipient of a Humanities […] [Read More]
Categories: Arts, Bridgeport, General