Join us for an indoor introduction to Ornithology and the tools and skills used to study birds. Then, we will enjoy an afternoon walk to discover the wonders of bird watching. This workshop will also cover how to best use binoculars, guides, and online resources that help make birding fun! read more...Find out more »
The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 16th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. In celebration of this year’s theme on Earth Optimism, the Museum’s Conservatory will be on view and docents will share with Museum Day visitors newly uncovered information highlighting the history of this room and the Mansion’s surrounding gardens during the mid-to-late 19th century. read more...Find out more »
Mitchells of Wesport will host the 6th Annual Runway for a Reason Fashion Show and Luncheon, benefitting Filling in the Blanks. Filling in the Blanks (“FITB”) is a non profit organization located in Norwalk CT that provides food on the weekends to children that qualify for the free or reduced priced meal programs. FITB currently serves meals 2,200 school children weekly at 38 schools in Greenwich, Norwalk and Stamford CT.
The fashion show will highlight some of the hottest fashion for the season, including special looks from Veronica Beard. Ticket price includes lunch, libations and a special swag bag.
A percent of the days sales will be donated to FITB. read more...
Join Greenwich Land Trust staff for a spring walk at our Sargent Gildersleeve Stone Preserve. We’ll be looking for amphibians as they come out to lay eggs in vernal pools and and the first plants emerging from winter. This will be a medium-intensity hike and participants should come dressed for the weather with appropriate footwear. read more...Find out more »
This course will include the American Academy of Pediatrics B.L.A.S.T. course curriculum which provides training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare. In addition, this course helps prepare children to interview for a babysitting job, select safe suitable games, activities, prevent accidents, perform basic first aid and CPR. This is the first step to begin babysitting safely and competently. Topics covered include feeding, burping a baby, spoon-feeding, crying, preparing for bed, behavioral problems, and discipline. AHA certifications in First Aid and CPR are included. read more...Find out more »
The warm nights of spring brings many beautiful creatures out. Join Audubon naturalists at Georgie’s Pond as we look and listen for singing Spring Peeper frogs, emerging Bullfrogs and if we’re lucky Spotted Salamanders or Red-Spotted Newts as they start their months above ground. Bring flashlights and weather-appropriate clothing as we will still hold this program if it rains. read more...Find out more »
Join us to learn about helpful techniques used for identifying birds by their beautiful songs. We will start inside for a lecture and listen to recordings of common species of birds. Then, you will have a chance to practice your new bird song skills on a walk around the Greenwich Audubon Center grounds. read more...Find out more »
This two-hour long workshop, for adults over the age of 55, will use the works of Danish artist Laurits Andersen Ring as inspiration for a deep dive into the use of composition in painting. Participants will receive a 30 minute guided introduction to Ring’s use of Composition to create space and movement in his work, led by Manager of School and Community Partnerships, Corinne Flax. The tour will be followed by a 90-minute painting workshop led by teaching artist Eddie Nino. During the workshop, Nino will teach students how they can use composition in their paintings to create depth and space. All materials will be provided, and light refreshments will be served. The price for a single session workshop is $30 for non-members and $25 for members. These workshops are for adults 55 and older. read more...Find out more »
Bronson van Wyck is one of the world’s leading authorities on hospitality, celebrated for a style of entertaining that combines wit and sophistication with the gracious warmth of his Southern upbringing. An event planner of international renown, Bronson has organized some of the most memorable and imaginative parties of the past two decades in locations all over the world. In 1999, Bronson founded Van Wyck & Van Wyck with his mother, Mary Lynn. Since then, Bronson’s talent and style have drawn clients like Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama, Madonna, Beyoncé, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jerry Seinfeld and Diane von Furstenberg. Bronson also creates strategic event programs for international luxury brands, such as Chanel, St. Regis, Mercedes-Benz, Christie’s, Bulgari, Range Rover and Van Cleef & Arpels, among many others. read more...Find out more »