THINGS TO DO! Week of July 30 – August 2

Welcome August!  We are about halfway through the summer – and the beginning of school is in sight! 

I am officially on my vacation too. Camp is over so now I get to stay home with my little buddy until he goes back to school at the end of the month.  I’m part-excited because I’ve been wanting to really get out and find some new fun places for us; but I’m also stressed already because being home with this madman is tough! I read an article today that said that summer is the most stressful season for parents… uh, ya think? 

Hopefully these great activities will give you something to do during the day and even the evening.  There are some great opportunities to catch a movie outdoors or a concert for free! 

Have a great week! 


Monday, July 30, 2018

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a fun filled day with activities, special events and more! All activities are FREE with museum admission (unless otherwise noted). Today celebrate Grandparents with a party on the Quad, Main Street Play and much more!

At 10 a.m., enjoy the film Captain Underpants for only $1 per person!  

At 10 a.m., enjoy the film Captain Underpants for only $1 per person!  

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop in for hands-on, family fun including open cockpit experiences, build and fly activities, flight science demonstrations, storytime and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $10. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., drop by the library for unstructured toddler fun and socialization! Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., come make new friends during this hour of fun and free play. For ages 0 to 5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., sing songs, dance and play during story time for children ages birth to 24 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children will enjoy this interactive story time with stories, finger plays, songs, sign language, games and a simple craft or learning activities. For ages 2 to 3. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., listen to a special story and then take off on a ride aboard the trolley! Enjoy unlimited rides with admission, as well as access to the museum and the firetruck museum. See our Blog Post.

At 11:30 a.m., explore non-stop fun and interaction with your little ones through music, movement and activities. For ages 2-5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., come out and improve your penmanship through a new fun technique! For kids entering grades 3 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., experience the aquarium at night as the sun sets over Mystic. Tickets can be purchased in-person on the night of the event starting at 6 p.m. Adults are $20, Youth (13 to 17) are $15; children 3-12 are $12.  See Blog Post .

At 6:30 p.m., enjoy an evening of live music that takes you through the history of music. Free. All ages welcome. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018  

At 10 a.m., drop by for Rick Goldin Music in the Pines Theater. Tickets are $5 per person (under 2 are free) in addition to park admission. See Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a fun filled day with activities, special events and more! All activities are FREE with museum admission (unless otherwise noted). Today is WGBY day and there will be a chance to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog, author meet and greets, a chance to read to a reptile and more!

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $10. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., everyone is welcome to celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday at the playground. There will be fun activities and a special sweet treat! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop in for hands-on, family fun including open cockpit experiences, build and fly activities, flight science demonstrations, storytime and much more! See our Blog Post.

At 10:15 a.m., enjoy a 20 minute lapsit storytime featuring songs, board books, and rhymes for the tiniest of library patrons.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs, finger plays and a craft with your preschooler. Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, movement activities and a simple craft. For ages 2 to 6. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in for summer stories, music and book-based fun. For ages 4 and up.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy storytime and a special craft with your child. Free. **These storytimes often take place at all locations, make sure to check your local store for their specific schedule!

At 11:15 a.m., enjoy storytime that will get the wiggles out! For ages 18 months to 3 years.  See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., drop by for a LEGO “free build” session! Limited to 20 participants so make sure to pick up a nametag starting at 1:30. For kindergarten and up. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., drop by for a showing of the film Moana. Popcorn provided; bring your own resealable water.   Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 2:30 p.m., come enjoy music and a craft at the library! For grades K to 5. Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., drop in for open art studio and have a chance to be creative! For all ages.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 6:30 p.m., enjoy this music and movement program for children birth to four. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 6:30 p.m., enjoy some merry movie musicals! Drop in. See our Blog Post.

 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a fun filled day with activities, special events and more! All activities are FREE with museum admission (unless otherwise noted). Today is Wild Wednesday and it’s All About Animals!  

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop in for hands-on, family fun including open cockpit experiences, build and fly activities, flight science demonstrations, storytime and much more! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., get ready to make silly faces, wiggle your arms, stomp your feet and make art as you learn about famous Expressionist painters from Germany and America! For ages 2 to 3. Free with admission. See our Blog Post

At 10 a.m., kids ages 5 and up are invited to play a kids-only game of BINGO! Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $10. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10:15 a.m., enjoy stories and a craft. For ages 3 to 6. Register or drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy music and dancing with your toddlers! For walking toddlers up to age 3. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., learn about your feelings, practice facial expressions and paint, collage, build dance and sing while learning about German expressionists and the American Abstract Expressionists that followed! For ages 3 to 5. Free with admission. See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy music, finger play songs and story hour followed by activities and crafts. For ages 2-4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., drop in for open art studio and have a chance to be creative! For all ages.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy an active music enriched program for ages 5 and under.  Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., explore artwork from German Expressionists and American Abstract Expressionist Movements! For ages 5 to 10. Free with admission. See our Blog Post

At 2:30 p.m., come make homemade paper. For ages K-5.  Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

At 6 p.m., bring the family and enjoy a movie. Popcorn provided! Drop-in. See our Blog Post.

From 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., enjoy a concert on the Rose Garden lawn for free. Tonight enjoy the music of Professors of Sweet Sweet Music.    

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

At 10 a.m., enjoy the film Captain Underpants for only $1 per person!  

At 10 a.m., get ready to make silly faces, wiggle your arms, stomp your feet and make art as you learn about famous Expressionist painters from Germany and America! For ages 2 to 3. Free with admission. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a fun filled day with activities, special events and more! All activities are FREE with museum admission (unless otherwise noted). Today is Kids at Play! Stories, Songs, and Games from Around the World!

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop. Preschool workshops are offered at 10 a.m. and are recommended for ages 2 to 5.  Call ahead for reservations! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., drop in for hands-on, family fun including open cockpit experiences, build and fly activities, flight science demonstrations, storytime and much more! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 a.m., come skate, play with scooters, jump in the bounce house and play with other toys during this toddler time.  Admission is $6.75 for children, includes skate rental, use of bounce house, and a snack.  Parents are free, but if you want to rent skates, that will cost extra. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., children can bounce for only $10. Parents and children under 2 are free. Remember your socks! See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., learn about your feelings, practice facial expressions and paint, collage, build dance and sing while learning about German expressionists and the American Abstract Expressionists that followed! For ages 3 to 5. Free with admission. See our Blog Post

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy a program for pre-schoolers who love to explore the world around them! For ages 3 to 5.  See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy books, finger plays, songs and gentle movement for children from birth to age 2. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy storytime fun followed by an unstructured play with bubbles. For ages birth to 6.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy storytime with songs, stories, sign language, bubbles and fingerplays. For ages 6 months to 24 months. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy stories, songs, a snack, a short theme-related movie plus a great art project! Free. Drop in. for ages 2-6. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy an interactive storytime in Bobbie’s Meadow followed by time to move, play and explore art materials. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., explore artwork from German Expressionists and American Abstract Expressionist Movements! For ages 5 to 10. Free with admission. See our Blog Post

At 11 a.m., enjoy a fun music and movement class for kids ages birth to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., enjoy a free fun and interactive program! This week enjoy a Mad Science show! Register online for one or all of the Kids Clubs events.

At 2:30 p.m., enjoy this music and movement program with your children, ages 0 to 5. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., tune up your voice and sing the songs from your favorite Disney movies! Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., skate for only $10 including rented roller skates and enjoy all you can eat pizza.  See our Blog Post.

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., join the Enfield Recreation Department for their annual summer carnival with games, prizes, face painting, bounce houses, and more! Free.

At 6:30 p.m., enjoy preshow activities followed by a concert outdoors.  Free.

At 7 p.m., enjoy an outdoor music concert on the Town Hall Lawn. This is a free event.

At 8 p.m., enjoy a screening of Jumanji, Welcome to the Jungle. This is a free movie!

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