Calendar of Events

Aug
11
Thu
Sunset to Moonlight Night Painting Workshop  @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Night painting was a favorite of Impressionist painters of Weir’s time and still is today. Taught by Impressionist artist and master instructor Dmitri Wright, this workshop will feature en plein air painting during the latter part of the day and early part of the night during the full moon. Wright will lecture and demonstrate how to capture inspired moments between sunset and sunrise from an impressionist’s perspective.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

Aug
12
Fri
Yoga in the Garden @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us every Friday evening to unwind, renew and reconnect to nature in the serenity of Weir Farm National Historical Park’s stunning gardens. This weekly outdoor yoga series is part of the Park’s Healthy Parks Healthy People program and is the perfect way to end your week! No registration required! Just bring your yoga mat and water bottle!

Experience how the Park can improve your physical and mental wellbeing with yoga instructor Suzan Converse. Suzan has been practicing yoga for almost 40 years and is skilled in leading Amrit Yoga – a meditative practice intended to still the mind as well as give you maximum physical benefits. Suzan’s intention is to reach as many people as she can to reveal the inherent peace that is naturally within each of us.

Aug
14
Sun
Florence Griswold Museum – Discovery Sundays @ Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Included with Museum admission – no reservations needed.

Visitors of all ages are encouraged to participate. Discovery Sundays begin in the Education Center where visitors can choose from a variety of hands-on activities. Supplied with canvas, palette, paint, brushes, a smock and a quick lesson in color mixing and painting techniques visitors discover for themselves why Miss Florence’s was THE place to paint!

Florence Griswold Museum: Outdoor Yoga in the Gardens @ Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

with Laurie Pasteryak, Certified Yoga Instructor, RYT-500

Sundays, August 7-28 • Free

This month-long outdoor summer series is designed for all levels of yoga and will focus on celebrating and exploring art and beauty of mind-body connection.

Please bring mat, towel, water and any yoga equipment you use (block, blanket, strap).

Aug
17
Wed
Florence Griswold Museum: GALLERY TALK: The Solitary Garden: One Year In @ Florence Griswold Museum
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

with Amy Kurtz Lansing, Curator

Free with Museum Admission

Kurtz Lansing offers an overview of the Solitary Garden.

Created in 2021 in collaboration with artist jackie sumell, the prison cell-shaped garden is planted with flowers selected by a currently incarcerated person. Nurtured by volunteers, nature offers the medium for cultivating beauty, repair, and connection.

Aug
18
Thu
Alice Paul, Suffragist Program @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 18 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Ridgefield storyteller and women’s studies scholar Dr. Darla Shaw will take on the role of Suffragist, Alice Paul, who lived less than a mile away from Weir Farm during the same time period as Dorothy Weir Young. This program celebrates women’s history on the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote on August 18, 1920.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

Art Summer Nights at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

These special Thursday evening events will have something for everyone to enjoy! Live music, vendors, lawn games, artist talks and demonstrations, and hands-on art making.

July 21, 4-8 p.m.

  • Tea and Tarot Boutique | 4-8 p.m. (Talk by the owner, Heather Wright Fitzgerald from 4-5 p.m.)
  • Unveiling Celebration: Piecing Together a New Britain Story | 5 p.m.
  • Art Happy Hour, featuring live music by Sarah Hanahan Jazz Quartet | 5:30-8 p.m.

August 18, 4-8 p.m.

  • Tea and Tarot Boutique | 4-8 p.m. (Talk by the owner, Heather Wright Fitzgerald from 4-5 p.m.)
  • Paint Night with Posh Paint | 5-6 p.m.
  • Live Art Demonstration with Corey Pane | 6-7 p.m.
  • Art Happy Hour, featuring live music by Dr. Violin! | 5:30-8 p.m.

Free Admission

Aug
19
Fri
Yoga in the Garden @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us every Friday evening to unwind, renew and reconnect to nature in the serenity of Weir Farm National Historical Park’s stunning gardens. This weekly outdoor yoga series is part of the Park’s Healthy Parks Healthy People program and is the perfect way to end your week! No registration required! Just bring your yoga mat and water bottle!

Experience how the Park can improve your physical and mental wellbeing with yoga instructor Suzan Converse. Suzan has been practicing yoga for almost 40 years and is skilled in leading Amrit Yoga – a meditative practice intended to still the mind as well as give you maximum physical benefits. Suzan’s intention is to reach as many people as she can to reveal the inherent peace that is naturally within each of us.

Aug
20
Sat
Fungi Walk with Naturalist Zaac Chaves @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Grab your sketchbook and join field mycologist Zaac Chaves for a super-fun Fungi Walk! Develop basic tools to better recognize several species, learn about fungal forensics, and find insights in the stories a mushroom might tell us about places and things that once happened there.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.

Aug
21
Sun
Impressionist Painting Workshop @ Weir Farm National Historical Park
Aug 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Weir Farm National Historical Park is offering a free, one-day Impressionist Painting Workshop with Dmitri Wright! Workshop will include introductory lectures, field demonstrations, and critique of the participant’s artwork. This workshop is all outdoors, and open to all skill levels. Classes fill up quickly, so call ASAP to reserve a spot!

Registration is free, but space is limited, so please call early to secure a spot! To register or for more information, please call 203-834-1896 ext. 28.