Have Fun In Connecticut!
Have Fun In Connecticut!
Set in the scenic, serene Litchfield Hills of western Connecticut, The Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT offers a wide variety of local attractions, from historic to cultural to natural, to just plain family fun. With similar distance to both Westchester County Airport, and Bradley International Airport, Southbury is a picture-perfect town reflecting the background of America's heritage.
CELEBRATE MEMORIAL WEEKEND
Friday May 24-Monday May 27, 2013
Please see front desk for details and directions of events listed below.
LOCAL PARADES - Bring lawn chairs or blankets
Sunday, May 26, 2 PM: WOODBURY Rte. 6 to Canfield Corners. Parade starts at Church St. and goes towards Southbury to Cannon Green on Main St. Veterans’ Memorial Ceremony around 2:45 PM.
Sunday, May 26, 5 PM: MIDDLEBURY Go to Middlebry Green. Good viewing spot is Whittemore Rd. Features veterans, marching bands, floats. Ceremony in front of Town Hall.
Monday, May 27, 11 AM: SOUTHBURY Main Street. Find a spot near the Fire House. After the parade at noon family fun at Ballantine Park (near Heritage). Games, live entertainment and food.
Monday, May 27, 11 AM: OXFORD Rte. 67. Memorial presentation at Town Hall.
Monday, May 27, Oxford’s 5th Annual Memorial Day 5K Freedom Run: 8 AM Children’s 15 minute run followed by adult run: 2-mile course for walkers and runners; rock hopper fun run for children under 12 less than ½ mile; Generation Team of 4 age groups. Contact: www.oxfordrec.com Or show up at Oxford Town Hall, 486 Oxford Road. All proceeds go to our veterans via the Oxford American Legion.
Monday, May 27, 9 AM: NAUGATUCK The largest and among oldest CT parade. Bands and floats. N. Main St. to the Green. 84E to Ex. 17, to Rte. 63 towards downtown about 4 miles. Follow the crowds!
Monday, May 27, 9:30 AM: DANBURY Corner Rose & Main Sts. Services at Rose Garden. Parachute jumpers after parade in Rogers Park onto baseball field.
LAKE COMPOUNCE THEME AND WATER PARK, on 23 acre lake, Bristol/Southington Roller coasters, water, kiddie and classic rides, shows, eating, snack stations. www.lakecompounce.com; 860-585-3300.
RAILROAD MUSEUM OF NEW ENGLAND, Thomaston, “Ride the Naugy”, Sun. May 26, 12 and 2 PM:
Scenic 20-mile train ride along Naugatuck River. www.rmne.org/trainrides.htm; 860-283-RAIL (7245).
NEW BRITAIN MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART: A gem of a museum. Extraordinary permanent collection.
New/Now: Michael Mahalchick: Here Today,Gone Tomorrow, through June 9 Invites people to submit all kinds of objects to create a cross-section of the community.
A Joint Venture: Collection of Thomas and Kathryn Cox, through June 2 Traditional landscapes.
New Media: Brown Gillespie, through July 21 Part painting, part light show, featuring color changes.
Lisa Hoke: The Gravity of Color, ongoing:1000’s of colored paper and plastic cups in swirls of design.
56 Lexington Ave. 84 E, ex 35. Tues.-Wed.-Fri. 11-5; Thurs. 11-8; Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5. Adults $12; Srs $10; Students $8; Under 12 free. FREE Sat’s 10-12. www.nbmaa.org; 860-229-0257. Café facing park.
MATTATUCK MUSEUM, Waterbury: Famous button collection; other permanent displays
Rooftop Installation: Roofbots: The Lost Robot Colony, by Tom Torrey, through Sept. 8
History of Waterbury in 50 Objects, through Sept. 8; Holy Land: Joy Bush Photographs, through Sept. 8
144 West Main St. Tues.-Sat. 10-5; Sun.12-5 Adults $7; Srs & college students $6; Under 16 free Military and families free Memorial Weekend-Labor Day. www.mattatuckmuseum.org; 203-753-0381
AMERICAN CLOCK AND WATCH MUSEUM, Bristol: over 60 year. 100’s of timekeepers from the past.
CT Clockmaking and the Industrial Revolution, permanent. Seth Thomas 4-Dial Street Clock. 1924.
Art Deco Timepieces: Treasures of the Jazz Age, through Dec. 8 100 Maple S. 7 days a week 10-5, March-Dec. Adults $6; Srs./AAA $5; Children 8-17 $3; to 7, free. Military and families free Memorial Weekend-Labor Day. 84 E to ex 31 (rte 229). www.clockandwatchmuseum.org; 860-583-6070.
TIMEXPO, TIMEX MUSEUM, Waterbury: Timex Co. pieces from 1850’s to present. Time Tunnel exhibit: contacts between ancient civilizations.175 Union St, Brass Mill Mall. Tues.-Sat. 10-5. Adults $6; Srs $5; 5-12 $4; under 5 free. Military & families free all year. Tues.-Sat. 10-4 Make a “Real” Clock: $11. 84E to ex 22. www.timexpo.com; 800-225-7742.
NEW ENGLAND CAROUSEL MUSEUM, Bristol: Large collection of antique, colorful hand carved carousel pieces. 95 Riverside Ave. Rt. 72. Mon.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5. Closed Memorial Day. Adult $6; Srs. $5.50; Children 4-14 $3.50, under 4 $2. www.thecarouselmuseum.org; 860-585-5411. Same building, fees, contacts: MUSEUM OF FIRE HISTORY, MUSEUM OF GREEK CULTURE , GLO SESSIONS ART GALLERY.
IMAGINE NATION CHILDREN’S INTERACTIVE MUSEUM, Bristol: ages 2-10.Has outdoor learning park &1940’s ice cream parlor. 1 Pleasant St. Wed.-Fri. 9:30 -5; Sat. 11 -5; Sun. 12-5. 1st Fri. of month themed family night 5-8. Closed Memorial Day. $7 fee; under 1 free. www.imaginenation.org; 860-314-1400.
GLEBE HOUSE & GERTRUDE JEKYLL GARDEN, Woodury: Birthplace of Episcopal Church in New World. 18th cent. farmhouse furnished as home of Rev. John Marshall and family. 45 Hollow Road. May-Oct. Wed.-Sun. 1-4. Adults $5; 6-12 $2; garden only $2. www.theglebehouse.org; 203-263-2855.
THEATREWORKS, New Milford: “Seascape,” by Edward Albee, through Fri. May 24 & Sat. May 25, 8 PM
$23 plus $1.50 service fee. www.theatreworks.us; 860-350-6863.
RICH FARM ICE CREAM, Oxford: Enjoy delicious homemade ice cream, some sugar free. Also see cows and a fabulous panoramic view. Rte. 67. 11:30 AM-9:00 PM daily. www.richfarmicecream.com.