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Greenwich Art Society puts out the call for intrepid travelers

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The Greenwich Art Society has teamed up with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation to offer an eight-day tour to Cuba later this year. The trip is open to all those who are interested in learning more about this Caribbean nation’s artistic and cultural history. From Sept. 29 to Oct. 6, tour participants and their guides will […] [Read More]
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Curators open the door to a mystical manse in May 4 talk in Greenwich

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This  Oct. 1, 2014 photo shows an ornate sink faucet handle in the Mughal Suite in the Honolulu home of the late American tobacco heiress Doris Duke. The bedroom and bathroom suite in the home Duke called Shangri La opened to the public for the first time on Oct. 11, 2014. AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy The […] [Read More]
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Talk to focus on New Yorkers and their cribs, Colonial and Federal style

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Above, Van Cortlandt Manor House Dining Room, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, is an example of the home stylings of early New Yorkers. Courtesy of Historic Hudson Valley. For those who wonder how early New Yorkers decked out their pads, the Greenwich Antiques Society has invited writer and lecturer Kathleen Eagen Johnson to discuss their tastes and […] [Read More]
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Yale lecturer to ponder the power of pink at Greenwich talk

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Pictured, in this May 14, 2014 file photo, American actress Blake Lively poses for photographers on the red carpet during the opening ceremony and the screening of “Grace of Monaco” at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Marsala, the wine-influenced, red-kissed color of 2015, was chosen by Pantone. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File […] [Read More]
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Stroll through Greenwich’s version of the North Pole

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It’s billed as something closer to a saunter, but participants are likely going to have to hustle to hit all the activities planned as part of the Holiday Stroll in downtown Greenwich on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7. More than 100 Greenwich merchants will be participating along Greenwich Avenue and surrounding streets. One […] [Read More]
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Mark Twain House to add some chill to summer’s sizzle

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Months ahead of the traditional season of chills, the Mark Twain House will offer two days of ghost tours this month to give visitors a chance to learn more about the site’s more mysterious history. This historic homestead has already been investigated by a number of paranormal researchers, the results of which will be shared […] [Read More]
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See memorable homes and hidden gardens on Newtown tour

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Want to see some memorable homes and hidden gardens in Newtown’s historic district? Newtown Historical Society hosts its 2014 House & Garden Tour on Saturday, June 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets purchased before Saturday, June 28, cost $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 8 to 12. Advance tickets are available online. Tickets also […] [Read More]
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Garden showcase rising on the grounds of Bridgeport estate

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Above, the Chimneys, a mansion at 124 Old Battery Rd. in Bridgeport, will be the site of the third Vines & Vignettes Spring Garden Fantasy Experience on Saturday, May 31. Photo: Ned Gerard With a backdrop of one of Bridgeport’s most historic homes, the third “Vines & Vignettes” will take root on the grounds of […] [Read More]