Events

Audubon Unveils Innovative Nature Play Trail

Audubon Greenwich will be celebrating the Grand Opening of its newest amenity, the Nature Play Trail on Saturday, June 18. This unique and interactive playscape will engage children of all ages in imaginative and active outdoor play in a safe space filled with native plants, birds, and other local wildlife. Unlike a playground, Audubon’s Nature Play Trail is a wheelchair and stroller accessible trail that has “islands” along the way where children can engage in “nature play” – interacting primarily with natural features of the landscape to learn, discover, and explore. The six activity stations along the trail include a sensory garden, toddler circle/“little kids” climbing area, rain garden, hand pump and water play station, flowing creek and pond, and a “big kids” discovery area. These interactive spaces offer children the chance to climb, slide, splash, build, play outdoor instruments, learn about water flow through a rain garden, explore critters in a flowing creek, or simply observe the beauty of their surroundings. read more...

Summer Soiree to Benefit Historical Society

On Friday, June 17 at 7 p.m., the Greenwich Historical Society will host a summer soiree at French Farm, a local historic landmark. The creation of the late David R. A. Wierdsma, French Farm features a series of garden rooms and vignettes that interweave specimen plantings with natural and manmade objects to form a living work of art spread over the remaining four acres of a historic gentleman’s farm. Integrated throughout the property are most of the estate’s original farm buildings whose current inhabitants include heirloom poultry, geese, peacocks and sheep. read more...

Dinner to honor Eagle Scouts and The Hon. Fred Camillo

Greenwich Scouting is celebrating the newest Eagles Scouts and The Hon. Fred Camillo at the 40th Annual Eagle Recognition Dinner and “Gathering of Eagles” on Tuesday, June 14 at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich. In addition to recognizing the 2016 Class of Eagle Scouts, the event will also honor The Hon. Fred Camillo with the eighth Malcolm Pray “Friend of Eagles” Award. Local Eagle Scouts of all ages are invited to attend the “Gathering of Eagles” and reunite to celebrate the accomplishments of the newest Greenwich Eagle Scouts. read more...

Talk on Robots that Teach Children

Dr. Brian Scassellati of Yale University will discuss “Robots that Teach” at the Bruce Museum on Tuesday, June 14. Dr. Scassellati will highlight recent advances in building supportive robots for teaching development skills to children. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 203-413-6757. The event is free to museum members, $15 non-members. read more...

Historical Society to take part in CT Open House Day

The Greenwich Historical Society will once again participate in the Connecticut Office of Tourism’s 12th annual Connecticut Open House Day, set for Saturday, June 11 from 12 to 4 p.m. The one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut’s diverse world of history, art and tourism. It’s a perfect opportunity for all Connecticut residents to discover or rediscover the wealth of treasures in their own backyards and to share their enthusiasm with family and friends. read more...