Fairfield CT Events for May
Continuing the 375 celebration
By Kendra Wingate
- Our Nations Generations Student Exhibit Opening is a collaborative learning project that brings together students from diverse backgrounds to develop their own exhibition at the Fairfield Museum and History Center. This 6th annual event will pair children from the Unquowa School and New Beginnings Family Academy. The exhibit is on view May 1st - 4th.
May 2 – 4th
- The 79th Annual Dogwood Festival: Enjoy the beautiful tree blossoms and works by long time arts and crafts vendors as well as several new artisans (50 total), a Friday luncheon, Saturday night Hawaiian Luau, live concerts, children’s games and crafts, baseball radar speed pitching, dogwood dash and mini dash fun runs, Heritage walking tour, a juried craft show, art show, antiques, plant and garden boutique, foods and beverage and more, while supporting local charities! Sunday the Blessing of the Animals takes place at 12 noon. Free parking at the Dwight Elem School and free shuttle bus rides are available, admission is free! Location is Greenfield Hill Congregational Church at 1045 Old Academy Road. Festival hours are 10am — 5pm Friday & Saturday and 12pm — 5pm on Sunday. greenfieldhillchurch.com.
- Sacred Heart University Bands & Choirs ‘Movies and More’. Edgerton Center. sacredheart.edu.
- Eastern European Night/ History of Fairfield from 5:30— 8:30pm. Location is Greenfield Hill Grange at 1873 Hillside Road. Enjoy a history of Fairfield through postcards by Bob Berthleson. Dinner, dessert, BYOB. Tickets $20 per adult, $10 for children 12 and under. Call Jim 203.259.8023 or Steve 203.367.4373 for more info.
- Library Workshop: ‘If this House Could Talk’ invites the community to share and document stories of their homes or businesses while learning how to start your research; taught by professionals. 2:30pm — 3:30pm. Location is The Fairfield Museum and History Center.
May 10th – 11th
- Annual fundraiser previewing the Fairfield Museums IMAGES 2014. The 6th annual popular Juried Photography Show and world-renowned photographer David LaChapelle’s solo exhibition. May 10th 7 – 11pm, exhibit runs May 11th through June 22nd, 2014. fairfieldhistory.org
- Screening of ‘Self Made; The American Dreams of Philip Musica’. Enjoy a screening and slideshow presentation of Kalm’s Documentary of Doctor Frank Donal Coster aka Philip Musica. The biggest single fraud of the 20th century which culminated in Fairfield 75 years ago. Location: Fairfield Museum and History Center, 7 – 9pm.
- Museum After Dark: IMAGES Artist’s Reception. Preview the exhibition and honor the artists, while celebrating the exceptional work of talented regional photographers. Location: Fairfield Museum and History Center, 6 – 8pm.
- Adult Lecture Series: Leaving Connecticut, Shaping America. Walt Woodard discusses the Connecticans who left our state at the turn of the 18th century ‘to begin the world anew.’ Location: Fairfield Museum and History Center, 7 – 9pm.
- Sea Memorial Ceremony at South Benson Marina, 471 Turney Road. 10am – 1pm.
- Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Assumption Church. 12 noon – 1pm.
May 26th (Happy Memorial Day!)
- Begin with a delicious pancake breakfast at St Paul’s Church (661 Old Post Road), followed by the highly anticipated Memorial Day Parade which begins at 10 am, (Post Road to Old Post Road), the DAR Memorial Day Open House 10am – 3pm, Old Academy/ Town Green and the 7th annual Memorial Day community picnic on the Historic Town Green; music and fun festivities between noon – 4pm.
Visit fairfield375.com for more info.