Calendar of Events

Oct
18
Fri
Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Learn more about the Park’s historic stone walls during special guided hikes throughout the 2019 season. Join Park Ranger Tom Barberi on a ramble through the fields of Weir Farm National Historic Site to examine the three different types of stone walls on the property and learn about their rich history. The stone walls not only provide an opportunity to explore New England’s geologic and cultural past, but they have also served as a source of inspiration to the artists that have lived and visited here for over 135 years.
No registration is required, but parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.

 

Oct
19
Sat
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Visit The Aldrich for FREE the third Saturday of each month! See the latest in contemporary art, explore our Sculpture Garden, and join us for a tour and art-making workshop.

Gallery Tour
12 noon

Participate in a tour highlighting key pieces throughout the Museum and Sculpture Garden and engage in conversation around Weather Reportand the work of Eva LeWitt, Sara Cwynar, Radcliffe Bailey, Tom Friedman, Nari Ward, and Tony Tasset, led by practicing artist and Aldrich staff member Noah Fox.

Art-Marking Workshop: DIY Costumes and Creatures with Anabel Siegal
10 am to 12 noon and 1 to 3 pm

All ages

We’re transforming into The Aldrich Contemp-BOO-rary all month long! In this exciting workshop, led by teaching artist Anabel Siegal, participants will use a variety of materials such as cardboard, fabric, paper, and paint to create a one-of-a-kind costumes, Halloween decorations, and anything in between! Then feel free to stop by the Museum on October 31 to trick or treat and show off your spooky masterpieces!

Third Saturdays are generously sponsored by Fairfield County Bank.

Junior Ranger Family Fun Day at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Friends of Weir Farm National Historic Site are hosting a series of Junior Ranger Family Fun Days the 3rd Saturday of the month.  Special Junior Ranger activities with a unique theme will be offered each month. Stop by the pop-up tent outside the Weir House anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 to become a Junior Park Ranger!

Oct
23
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Snacks and bus passes are provided. For teens ages 13–19.

No registration required; please meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.

Oct
30
Wed
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Hill-Stead’s new Story Time is on the last Wednesday of every month at 9 am.  Your child will be introduced to stories related to art, museums, nature and more (with music and movement) in the historic setting of Hill-Stead.  Create an art project to bring home.  Then, romp around Hill-Stead’s natural playground of walking trails, gardens and sheep farm.

$8 per child or FREE with museum membership. Ages 2-6.

Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Snacks and bus passes are provided. For teens ages 13–19.

No registration required; please meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.

Oct
31
Thu
Trick or Treat at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 31 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Trick or treat at The Aldrich on Halloween for an evening full of fun, excitement, and of course, candy! Wander through our Sculpture Garden with friends and family to find our different candy stations, relax for a moment in the courtyard, and pose in your costume in front of our hand-painted, spook-tacular photo backdrops!

Nov
3
Sun
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum | West Hartford | Connecticut | United States

Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities!

  • Museum Educators will lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 p.m.  Free self-serve crafts for all ages and Explorer Backpacks will also be available during regular museum hours from April through October.
  • Self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 p.m.  Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge.
  • Enjoy beautiful melodies on the Steinway piano as you tour the house between 2 and 3 p.m.
  • Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths.
  • Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop, stocked with art supplies, toys, children’s books and much more.
Nov
6
Wed
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Nov 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come check out the Gallery’s teen program on Wednesday afternoons from 3:00–4:30 pm. Bring your friends, explore the museum’s diverse collection, and make art. Recent sessions have focused on drawing, painting, and photography. Snacks and bus passes are provided. For teens ages 13–19.

No registration required; please meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.

Nov
10
Sun
Yale University Art Gallery: Family Program, Stories and Art @ Yale University Art Gallery
Nov 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

On the second Sunday of each month, we invite families to join us for folktales, myths, and exciting stories from around the world that highlight unique features of objects in the collection and inspire children of all ages to view art in new ways.

No registration required; please meet by the couches in the Gallery lobby.

Open to:
General Public