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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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
Aug 2 @ 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
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery 3:30 pm
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery @ Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room Tour @ Yale University Art Gallery @ Yale University Art Gallery
 
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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
Aug 4 @ 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
Gallery Tour at The Aldrich 3:30 pm
Gallery Tour at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Gallery Tour at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Join educator, poet, and Museum Guide Barb Jennes for a tour of the galleries, highlighting key pieces throughout the Museum and engaging in conversation around the work of Harmony Hammond,
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Sketch-a-Still-Life 11:00 am
Sketch-a-Still-Life @ Hill-Stead Museum
Aug 5 @ 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, Featured Program – Practice with Art: Cultivating Mindfulness in the Galleries 2:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery, Featured Program – Practice with Art: Cultivating Mindfulness in the Galleries @ Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 7 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery, Featured Program – Practice with Art: Cultivating Mindfulness in the Galleries @ Yale University Art Gallery
Join us this summer for drop-in, art-inspired mindfulness sessions facilitated by Anne Dutton, MA, LCSW (Yale Stress Center) and Danielle Casioppo, MS, CAPP, RYT (Being Well at Yale). Each session
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 7 @ 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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Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS 10:00 am
Stone Wall Tour at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Aug 9 @ 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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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
Aug 10 @ 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
LGBTQ Yoga with Susie Buckley at The Aldrich 1:00 pm
LGBTQ Yoga with Susie Buckley at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 10 @ 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,
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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
Aug 11 @ 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
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
Aug 11 @ 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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Afternoon Studios: Dino Surprises at The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Dino Surprises at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Dino Surprises at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
In honor of the anniversary of Sue the Dinosaur being found in South Dakota, join us as we make our own dinosaur imprint fossils out of salt dough!
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Coffee and Canvas: Guided Painting Workshop at Weir Farm NHS 9:00 am
Coffee and Canvas: Guided Painting Workshop at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Coffee and Canvas: Guided Painting Workshop at Weir Farm NHS @ Weir Farm National Historic Site
Register now for the Park’s first ever guided painting class! Art Educator Whitney Hoffman will take you step by step to create an original painting of Weir Farm. The program,
Teen Program at Yale University Art Gallery 3:00 pm
Teen Program at Yale University Art Gallery @ Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Program at Yale University Art Gallery @ Yale University Art Gallery
Teen Program Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 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
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 14 @ 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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Afternoon Studios: Naturally Inspired at The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Naturally Inspired at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Naturally Inspired at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Be inspired by nature and take your art making practice outside. Grab some supplies and head out to our Sculpture Garden to draft your own landscape akin to the Hudson
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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
Aug 16 @ 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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Third Saturdays at The Aldrich 10:00 am
Third Saturdays at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 17 @ 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: Back
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
Aug 17 @ 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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Afternoon Studios: Life-Sized Fun @ The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Life-Sized Fun @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Life-Sized Fun @ The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Explore different techniques for using the outline of your body as a canvas for self-expression.
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Teen Program at Yale University Art Gallery 3:00 pm
Teen Program at Yale University Art Gallery @ Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Teen Program at Yale University Art Gallery @ Yale University Art Gallery
Teen Program Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 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
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 21 @ 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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Afternoon Studios: Painting with String at The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Painting with String at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Painting with String at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Put your brushes down! Learn how to use string and paint as an alternative method to creating paintings.
Painting Uncorked: Multisensory Making with Holly Lapine at The Aldrich 6:00 pm
Painting Uncorked: Multisensory Making with Holly Lapine at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Painting Uncorked: Multisensory Making with Holly Lapine at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Enjoy an evening of painting paired with wine, light hors d’oeuvres, and music in this exciting iteration of Painting Uncorkedled by certified art therapist and Aldrich Educator, Holly Lapine. Experience
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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
Aug 23 @ 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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See Ya, Summer! Annual Summer Sleepover at The Aldrich 5:30 pm
See Ya, Summer! Annual Summer Sleepover at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – Aug 25 @ 9:00 am
See Ya, Summer! Annual Summer Sleepover at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Drop-Off: Saturday, August 24; 5:30 pm Pick-Up: Sunday, August 25; 9 am Ages 8 to 12 $80; $72 member Registration required at shop.aldrichart.org It’s still summer at The Aldrich! Bring
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Afternoon Studios: Sandy Paintings at The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Sandy Paintings at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: Sandy Paintings at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Drop the brushes! We will be making summer-themed paintings with sand to keep as souvenirs of the season.
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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
Aug 28 @ 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
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program 3:00 pm
Yale University Art Gallery – Teen Program @ Yale University Art Gallery
Aug 28 @ 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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Afternoon Studios: The Point of Pointillism at The Aldrich 2:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: The Point of Pointillism at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Afternoon Studios: The Point of Pointillism at The Aldrich @ The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Explore the art-making technique that’s spot-on fun! Use household items to create artworks that use careful dot-work to create an image.
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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
Aug 30 @ 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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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!

 

Photo Courtesy: David, Bergin, Emmett and Elliot’s photostream / Flickr