Cove Island Park is a nature lover's dream come true and borders the Cove Harbor and Holly Pond, with magnificent views of Cove Island. This park is a unique mix of beaches, meadows, grasslands, freshwater and salt marshes, mudflats, a deciduous forest and an estuary near the Cove River. The picturesque terrain comprises of large and small water bodies like lakes and ponds, and has trails winding through the rocky coastline, thick woods and meadows flecked with wildflowers. More than 300 bird varieties have inhabited this park and it is also a wonderful spot for fishing enthusiasts. Certain key scenes of the 2007 movie Reservation Road were filmed here.
With a name as mystical as Brú na Bó, and a colorful milieu of artworks adoring the window, you are lured to walk into this magnificent art and antique shop. If you have an eye for antiques or love to collect works of regional artists, then you will love browsing through the collection of Brú na Bó. Its ever-changing inventory of paintings, porcelain art, textiles and new furniture reflect the work of talented local painters and craftsmen. The collection of antique furniture found here is extensive, offering a lot of options in products which are handcrafted from reclaimed antique woods. And its association with art is not just restricted to visual artworks, as the shop also arranges special performances by local as well as upcoming national artists or bands, throughout the year.
One of the great advantages of being in New Haven is that you don't have to drive all the way to New York City to see a Broadway quality performance; after all, the Shubert holds the title, "Birthplace of the Nation's Greatest Hits." Many, many hits premiered at the Shubert before moving on to Broadway, including A Streetcar Named Desire, The Sound of Music (and many other Rogers & Hammerstein productions) and My Fair Lady, to name a few. The Shubert is the region's cultural life, featuring the best of dance, opera, family productions and cabaret. The backstage tour of this architectural gem, built in 1914, is another highlight not to miss.
This theater has hosted many award-winning performances and enjoyed international recognition. Plays launched here have received numerous awards, from Pulitzer Prizes to Tony's. As you exit into the Long Wharf area, please note that the theater is on the loading dock where food terminals are housed. It can be tricky to find! More than 20 shows have gone directly from Long Wharf to Broadway or Off-Broadway in New York.
Encompassing a historic mansion, natural history museum, and a Planetarium with a 60-feet (18.28 meters) domed Sky Theater, the Vanderbilt is a Suffolk County attraction well worth the drive. Take a "living history" tour through the 24-room mansion, view the specimens and exhibits of the museum, and round out the day with a show as big as the sky - the Planetarium features educational explorations of outer space throughout the year and several times each day. At night, however, the show turns musical: Laser showings of classic Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin songs draw fans of all ages for an unbeatable experience.
Exhilarating activities await at this fun-filled attraction, one which has been garnering widespread attention for its challenging courses. With something for kids and adults alike, It Adventure makes for a rejuvenating excursion, one which will test your abilities and ensure that you have a good time. Be it zip lining or climbing, this attraction makes for an unforgettable experience.
Twenty years ago, art had taken on a new form in the small town of Fairfield in Connecticut. The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts opened its doors to anyone and everyone who had something to express in an artistic fashion. Belonging to the Fairfield University, the students get to take more advantage of the center by letting themselves go and learning various ways to express themselves. On special occasions, artists from all over the country come here to either paint, sing or act for the art lovers of Fairfield. If you consider yourself someone who falls in the aforementioned genre, then a visit to the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is recommended. For further details do visit their website.
The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company is a live music venue that plays host to an exciting lineup of artists and bands throughout the year making it one of the best venue for music lovers in the city. The flashy lights, state-of-the-art sound system and the overall fun atmosphere make watching a concert at this venue memorable and enthralling. Apart from concerts, this venue plays host to parties and private events in large numbers throughout the year. Bringing the best musical talents in the country to New Haven is what The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company has been doing for years.
Established in 2001, the Fairfield Theatre Company Stage One has become one of the leading art and cultural centers in Fairfield. And the focus is not just on one aspect of art as drama, live music, dance and plethora of other cultural events have been held here in the past. Famous national artists like Conor Oberst, Kris Allen, Graham Parker along with his fantastic rock band The Figgs, and several others have repeatedly performed here. The shows held at Fairfield Theatre Company are quite popular and the seats limited, so make sure you book the tickets of your favorite artist in advance to avoid disappointment.
The Klein Memorial Auditorium is a historical venue, built in 1940 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The auditorium showcases musical concerts, recitals, graduations and meetings. It plays a major role in bringing the communities together through the medium of fine arts. Visitors have often found themselves captivated with the beauty of the venue and the splendid performances showcased.
Dating back to 1893, the Bijou Theatre is surely a historic entertainment venue. This multi-faceted venue presents variety of performing arts and every season it showcases better talent and shows. Music concerts, comedy shows, drama and host of other creative endeavors are undertaken here. Bijou is a classic blend of old world charm and modern comforts. While the classy decor is reminiscent of the bygone era, improved lighting and sound systems underline its foothold over the latest technology. Bijou Theatre can also be hired for private celebrations and functions. For event schedule, venue hire and other details, check website.505-