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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Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Mar 10 @ 11:30 am – Jun 2 @ 12:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Mar 17 @ 11:30 am – Jun 9 @ 12:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – Jun 16 @ 12:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum 11:30 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Mar 31 @ 11:30 am – Jun 23 @ 12:15 am
Family Gallery Tour @ Bruce Museum @ Bruce Museum
Sunday Family Gallery Tour. Designed for children aged 6-10 and their families, this program will provide an interactive, discussion-based tour of the Museum’s current exhibitions. Free with admission; no registration
Bellarmine Hall Tour 11:00 am
Bellarmine Hall Tour @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bellarmine Hall Tour @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Join us for a special tour of Bellarmine Hall, one of Fairfield University’s loveliest and most historic buildings! Built in 1921, the 44-room mansion, which commands a stunning view over
Yale Art Gallery: Film Screening, Redoubt 1:30 pm
Yale Art Gallery: Film Screening, Redoubt @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jun 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Yale Art Gallery: Film Screening, Redoubt @ Yale University Art Gallery
At the center of Matthew Barney’s Redoubt project (2016–19) is an eponymous two-hour film (2018; 134 mins., 3 secs.) that traces the story of a wolf hunt, intertwining the theme of the
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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
Jun 2 @ 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
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Sketch-a-Still-Life 11:00 am
Sketch-a-Still-Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
Jun 3 @ 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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Art in Focus: Hildreth Meière, Cartoons for Mosaics in the Lobby of Travelers Insurance Company 11:00 am
Art in Focus: Hildreth Meière, Cartoons for Mosaics in the Lobby of Travelers Insurance Company @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Art in Focus: Hildreth Meière, Cartoons for Mosaics in the Lobby of Travelers Insurance Company @ Fairfield University Art Museum
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
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LGBTQ Yoga with Susie Buckley at The Aldrich 1:00 pm
LGBTQ Yoga with Susie Buckley at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
LGBTQ Yoga with Susie Buckley at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Calling all our friends in the LGBTQ community and community allies! Whether you are a tried and true yogi or just yoga-curious, join us for an afternoon of meditation, mindfulness,
Yale Art Gallery: Film Screening, Redoubt 1:30 pm
Yale Art Gallery: Film Screening, Redoubt @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jun 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Yale Art Gallery: Film Screening, Redoubt @ Yale University Art Gallery
At the center of Matthew Barney’s Redoubt project (2016–19) is an eponymous two-hour film (2018; 134 mins., 3 secs.) that traces the story of a wolf hunt, intertwining the theme of the
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Yale Art Gallery Family Program, Stories and Art 1:00 pm
Yale Art Gallery Family Program, Stories and Art @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm
Yale 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
Exhibition Opening: Sara Cwynar at The Aldrich 3:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: Sara Cwynar at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Exhibition Opening: Sara Cwynar at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
RSVP encouraged to Jamie Pearl, Head of Special Events, at jpearl@aldrichart.org, or 203.438.4519, extension 118. Please join us to celebrate the opening of Sara Cwynar’s first East Coast museum exhibition
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Frolic at French Farm 1:00 pm
Frolic at French Farm @ French Farm
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Frolic at French Farm @ French Farm
Frolic with your children at the beautiful French Farm on Lake Avenue in Greenwich. This normally private 4 acre gentleman’s farm will be open to ticket holders for events that
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Studio Tots: Sunny Seedlings at The Aldrich 10:00 am
Studio Tots: Sunny Seedlings at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Studio Tots: Sunny Seedlings at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ages 2 to 5 and caregiver Get your green thumbs ready for this exciting session of Studio Tots! All visitors will decorate their own miniature planters and leave with seeds
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Third Saturdays at The Aldrich 10:00 am
Third Saturdays at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Third Saturdays at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Visit The Aldrich for FREE the third Saturday of each month! See the latest in contemporary art and participate in a family-friendly art-making workshop in The Studio. Family Workshop:Loud, Proud,
Yale Art Gallery: Film Screening, Redoubt 1:30 pm
Yale Art Gallery: Film Screening, Redoubt @ Yale University Art Gallery
Jun 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Yale Art Gallery: Film Screening, Redoubt @ Yale University Art Gallery
At the center of Matthew Barney’s Redoubt project (2016–19) is an eponymous two-hour film (2018; 134 mins., 3 secs.) that traces the story of a wolf hunt, intertwining the theme of the
Lecture: Hildreth Meière: Ahead of Her Time, Navigates a Career in a Man’s World 4:30 pm
Lecture: Hildreth Meière: Ahead of Her Time, Navigates a Career in a Man’s World @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Jun 15 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Lecture: Hildreth Meière: Ahead of Her Time, Navigates a Career in a Man’s World @ Fairfield University Art Museum
Anna Kupik, Hildreth Meière’s great granddaughter, will be giving a talk titled, “Hildreth Meière: Ahead of Her Time, Navigates a Career in a Man’s World.” Anna Kupik will discuss the
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Drink and Draw at The Aldrich 7:00 pm
Drink and Draw at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drink and Draw at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Ages 21+ Grab a glass of wine and join us in exploring the basics of drawing the figure with artist and Aldrich staff member Noah Steinman. With a live nude
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Solstice Celebration at The Aldrich 5:00 pm
Solstice Celebration at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Solstice Celebration at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Come out, stay late, and make the most of the summer solstice at The Aldrich! Enjoy a glass of wine served in our Sculpture Garden and guided tours every hour—the
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Afternoon Studios: Colors of the Wheel at The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Colors of the Wheel at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Colors of the Wheel at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Visit the galleries and think about the use of color in our exhibitions. Examine how Harmony Hammond employs earth tones and metallics, how Sara Cwynar incorporates bright and bold colors
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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
Jun 26 @ 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
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Afternoon Studios: Pride Inside at The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Pride Inside at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Pride Inside at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Create your own flag celebrating you! Brainstorm about the things that make you unique as you walk through exhibitions such as Harmony Hammond and Sara Cwynar, then join us in
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Hike and Write – Nature Journaling and Sketching at Weir Farm NHS 9:00 am
Hike and Write – Nature Journaling and Sketching at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hike and Write – Nature Journaling and Sketching at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Connect with the beauty of Weir Farm through your own outdoor writing experience. Join Art Educator Whitney Hoffman for a guided hike to Weir Pond that includes nature journaling and

 

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

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 events 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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