Get Excited for 16 Annual Events in Greenwich CT

events in Greenwich CT are generally elegant affairsFor such a small town so close to New York City, there are a large number of events in Greenwich CT any time of year! Here’s an abridged list of the events in Greenwich CT that locals (and regular visitors) look forward to all year, in order of month. Be sure to download our free Greenwich, CT, checklist to learn about all the great events, attractions, and other things to do in Greenwich.

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Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
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,
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Gallery Talk: Prints from the Age of Rodin 5:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Prints from the Age of Rodin @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gallery Talk: Prints from the Age of Rodin @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Michelle DiMarzo, the Curator of Education and Academic Engagement, will present a gallery talk titled Prints from the Age of Rodin. The gallery talk is on Thursday, October 3rd in
Opening Reception: Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes 6:00 pm
Opening Reception: Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Opening Reception: Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
The Opening Reception for Prints from the Age of Rodin and Sculptured Adornment: The Jewelry of David Hayes is on Thursday, October 3rd, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the museum’s Bellarmine
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Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS 10:00 am
Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
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
Member Preview: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt @ The Aldrich 6:30 pm
Member Preview: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Member Preview: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Be the first to preview The Aldrich’s latest exhibitions before they open to the public! Hear from Senior Curator Amy Smith-Stewart and artist Eva LeWitt about the work in LeWitt’s
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Bruce Museum Arts Festival
Bruce Museum Arts Festival @ Bruce Museum
Oct 5 – Oct 6 all-day
Enjoy some amazing art during your visit to Greenwich and bring some home if you’d like! This art show will feature fine contemporary art including oils, acrylics, prints and drawings,
Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections 12:00 pm
Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
Oct 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Exhibition Tour: RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE: Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Collections @ Quick Center for the Arts; Walsh Gallery
The exhibition tour of RODIN: TRUTH, FORM, LIFE will take place on Saturday, October 5th, at 12:00 p.m. in the museum’s Walsh Gallery with the Curator of Education, Michelle DiMarzo. The exhibition
Family Day: Fun with Printmaking 1:00 pm
Family Day: Fun with Printmaking @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Family Day: Fun with Printmaking @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Please join us on Saturday, October 5th, for Family Day: Fun with Printmaking in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall in the Smart Classroom. Family Day activities include arts & crafts and a child
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First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum 1:00 pm
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
First Sundays for Families at Hill-Stead Museum @ Hill-Stead Museum
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
Exhibition Opening: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt @ The Aldrich 3:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: Weather Report and Eva LeWitt @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Celebrate the opening of two exhibitions, Weather Report and Eva LeWitt. Weather Report reveals the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the
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Sketch-a-Still-Life 11:00 am
Sketch-a-Still-Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sketch-a-Still-Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
On the first Monday of every month, from 11 am – 1 pm, enjoy this rare opportunity to sketch a still life inside the museum alongside a guest artist.  Bring
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Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
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,
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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum 4:00 pm
Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles.   Join us for a free guided meditation session in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master
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Farming the Landscape: Art and Agriculture Tours at Weir Farm NHS 10:00 am
Farming the Landscape: Art and Agriculture Tours at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Oct 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Farming the Landscape: Art and Agriculture Tours at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Did the artist J. Alden Weir have a farm?  What type of crops did they grow?  What types of animals lived in the Weir Barn? Join Park Ranger Tom Barberi
Cloudspotting for Beginners @ The Aldrich 7:00 pm
Cloudspotting for Beginners @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cloudspotting for Beginners @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, takes you on an illustrated tour of the sky. He shows you how to recognize many of the varied and beautiful cloud
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Yale University Art Gallery: Family Program, Stories and Art 1:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery: Family Program, Stories and Art @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery: Family Program, Stories and Art @ Yale University Art Gallery
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
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Portfolio Workshop @ The Aldrich 10:00 am
Portfolio Workshop @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Portfolio Workshop @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Thinking about applying for art school but don’t know how to start a portfolio? Have questions for folks who also decided to pursue art? Join us at The Aldrich in
Open Studios @ The Aldrich 12:00 pm
Open Studios @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Open Studios @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Drop-in throughout the day to design your own innovative artworks using provided art-making materials in our Studio! The Aldrich acknowledges October 14 as Indigenous Peoples’ Day and will have information
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Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
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,
Film Screening: Price of Everything 5:00 pm
Film Screening: Price of Everything @ Barone Campus Center, Dogwood Room
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Film Screening: Price of Everything @ Barone Campus Center, Dogwood Room
Join us for a film screening of The Price of Everything (2018) on Wednesday, October 16 at 5 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of the Barone Campus Center.   With
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Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, One Night at “Burrero,” 1897 11:00 am
Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, One Night at “Burrero,” 1897 @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art in Focus: Alexandre Lunois, One Night at “Burrero,” 1897 @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Each event in our Art in Focus series offers an opportunity for an hour of close looking and informal discussion around a single work of art, led by Curator of Education Michelle
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Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS 10:00 am
Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
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
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Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich 10:00 am
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Third Saturdays @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
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.
Weather Report: A Symposium on Art and Weather @ Western Connecticut State University 11:00 am
Weather Report: A Symposium on Art and Weather @ Western Connecticut State University @ Western Connecticut State University
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weather Report: A Symposium on Art and Weather @ Western Connecticut State University @ Western Connecticut State University
Please join us for a one-day cross-disciplinary symposium investigating the intersection of art and weather. The symposium features our Exhibitions Director, Richard Klein, and noted WCBS 880 radio meteorologist, Craig
Junior Ranger Family Fun Day at Weir Farm NHS 1:00 pm
Junior Ranger Family Fun Day at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Junior Ranger Family Fun Day at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
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
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Portfolio Day @ The Aldrich 3:00 pm
Portfolio Day @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Portfolio Day @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Curious about the process of applying to and attending art school? Share your portfolio with admissions representatives from leading art colleges and universities such as the New School, Pratt Institute,
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“Getting” Contemporary Art: Making Sense of Modern vs. Contemporary 11:30 am
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Making Sense of Modern vs. Contemporary @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Making Sense of Modern vs. Contemporary @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art
Are you curious about Contemporary Art? Do you ever look at a work of art and say to yourself, “I just don’t get it”? Led by Danielle Ogden, M.A., Ed.M.,
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
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,
Lecture: Rodin & Plaster Casts 5:00 pm
Lecture: Rodin & Plaster Casts @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Lecture: Rodin & Plaster Casts @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall, Diffley Board Room
Martina Droth, the Deputy Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture at Yale Center for British Art, will give a lecture titled Rodin and Plaster Casts on Wednesday, October 23rd at 5
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Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum 4:00 pm
Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mindfulness & Meditation in the Museum @ Fairfield University Art Museum; Bellarmine Hall
Meditation is known as the ancient wisdom for modern lifestyles. Join us for a free guided meditation session in the Bellarmine Hall Galleries, led by nationally advanced master certified meditation
Drink & Draw: Halloween Edition 7:00 pm
Drink & Draw: Halloween Edition @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drink & Draw: Halloween Edition @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
We’re hosting a spooky, Halloween-themed Drink & Draw. With wine, snacks, and a live model in costume, this is an evening you won’t want to miss! Experiment with a variety
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Farming the Landscape: Art and Agriculture Tours at Weir Farm NHS 10:00 am
Farming the Landscape: Art and Agriculture Tours at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Farming the Landscape: Art and Agriculture Tours at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Did the artist J. Alden Weir have a farm?  What type of crops did they grow?  What types of animals lived in the Weir Barn? Join Park Ranger Tom Barberi
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Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead 9:00 am
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Story Time! Ages 2-6 at Hill-Stead @ Hill-Stead Museum
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
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Whose Art History? Investigating Identity @ The Aldrich 11:30 am
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Whose Art History? Investigating Identity @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Getting” Contemporary Art: Whose Art History? Investigating Identity @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Are you curious about Contemporary Art? Do you ever look at a work of art and say to yourself, “I just don’t get it”? Led by Danielle Ogden, M.A., Ed.M.,
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
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,
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Trick or Treat at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich 5:00 pm
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 @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
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

 

Many of these Greenwich events are put-on by private groups, the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, the Greenwich Historical Society, the Bruce Museum, and other groups in town, some as fundraiser events, others simply to celebrate our town. All of the events on our Greenwich events calendar are definitely worth checking-out, however.

Spring Events in Greenwich CT 

Spring is a beautiful time to experience Greenwich, but also an excellent time to rub elbows with locals. So soon after being locked away for much of the winter, everyone’s ready to get out there and mingle. Some of the events in Greenwich CT that happen in the spring include:

1. Focus on French Cinema

2. Art to the Avenue

3. Spring Fling at French Farm

4. Greenwich Town Party

This is one of those Greenwich town events that everyone looks forward to, though tickets can get expensive.

Summer Events in Greenwich, Connecticut

Unlike other parts of the country, Greenwich never gets too hot in the summer. Aside from some variable years, it remains relatively comfortable. And even when it’s very hot, there are always Greenwich beaches, the pool, or air conditioning if you’re not in the mood to go out. Some great summer events in Greenwich CT include:

4. Bruce Museum Outdoor Spring Crafts Festival

One of two major Bruce Museum events worth attending if you’re in town, or coming to town specifically for it.

5. Greenwich International Film Festival

With screenings of over 30 international films, exciting parties, informative panels, and exclusive movie premieres, the Greenwich Film Festival provides filmmakers with a platform to showcase their work and also strives to highlight an important philanthropic cause.

6. Caramoor Summer Music Festival

While Karamoor is not in Greenwich, it’s a short drive from us over the border in Katonah, New York, one of the beautiful towns near Greenwich, CT. Karamoor is a treasure to have so close by, and is worth a visit any time of year for their constantly changing events and concerts. 

7. Greenwich Sidewalk Sales

8. Shakespeare on the Sound

9. Norwalk Oyster Festival 

The Norwalk Oyster Festival is, obviously, not held in Greenwich, but is just a short drive away. And this best of the annual Norwalk events is a must-visit for any big oyster aficionados.  Norwalk used to be and still is a major source of oysters, so this is great for history buffs as well. The drive from Norwalk to Greenwich is only about 20 minutes.

Fall Events in Greenwich CT

Fall, in my humble opinion, is one of the best times of the year to be in Greenwich! The temperatures are perfect, with a growing nip in the air only towards the end of the season. As everyone knows, there’s also the spectacular fall foliage to enjoy with some good leaf peeping in CT. If that’s not reason enough to visit Greenwich, CT, at that time, perhaps some of these great CT fall festivals will be draw enough:

10. Greenwich Wine and Food by Serendipity

11. Hawkwatch Festival and Green Bazaar

12. Harvest Fest in New Canaan

This is, again, not in Greenwich, but this New Canaan event is nearby. This event at the New Canaan Nature Center features tons of local beer and great food.

13. Outdoor Fall Arts Festival at the Bruce Museum

Held annually at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, this is a great opportunity to snatch-up art by artists local to the area.

14. Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain is an hour away from Greenwich CT and New York City, but a weekend day at Oktoberfest is worth the trip. This is a blast, and you can always go hike along part of the Appalachian Trail or other great hiking trails near NYC if the revelers start to get to you. 

15. Greenwich Restaurant Week

Winter Events in Greenwich CT

Once Thanksgiving passes, it’s time to get ready for the holidays! Early winter is still a great time to visit Greenwich, as the snow usually hasn’t come down in earnest.  People also haven’t shut themselves in for the rest of the winter, so it’s still a social time. Besides the holiday parties requiring invitations from locals you met at earlier times of the year, the holiday event everyone in town looks forward to is:
The Greenwich Holiday Stroll and Fair

And while you’re visiting our area enjoying some of the best events in Connecticut, be sure to stay at the Stanton House Inn. We’re in the heart of Greenwich on Maple Avenue, with 20 gorgeously-decorated and elegant rooms in a peaceful and relaxed setting.

And for even more recommendations on things to do in Greenwich, CT, be sure to download our free Greenwich, CT, activities checklist!

 

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