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Nancy Takes a Hike

My wife’s journey across America—on foot



Approaching the Pacific, South Beach State Park, Newport, Oregon

“Sweetie, I’ve decided to walk across America,” Nancy Fitzpatrick declared one night at dinner. “What do you think?”

“Sounds great. Pass the butter.”

Little did I know my wife was serious, or that after more than 500 days on the road, during the course of five years, Nancy would have walked coast to coast—3,365 miles from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

She decided to follow U.S. Route 20, America’s longest highway that passes through 12 states from Boston, Massachusetts, to Newport, Oregon—nearly as far as Gibraltar is from Jerusalem.

And so it came to pass that on a clear, cold February 10, 2011, Nancy set off from Boston Harbor, skirting snowbanks as she traversed the city. Persevering through all kinds of weather, she crossed our Commonwealth’s 167 miles in 19 days. For the last three miles of that segment, then-Governor Deval Patrick walked with her to the New York state line.

In 2012, Nancy hiked 632 miles across New York, Pennsylvania, and half of Ohio, where we attended the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra’s annual black-tie gala featuring our old friend and Berkshire County neighbor, Yo-Yo Ma. He rushed to hug Nancy, exclaiming: “She walked here from Boston, she walked here from Boston!”

Nancy reached the Missouri River in 2013, and in 2014, she walked across Nebraska and Wyoming, crossing the Rockies over the 8,524-foot-high Sylvan Pass. In 2015, only 280 miles were traveled. Nancy was busy with a management transition at her family-owned Country Curtains, a hotel opening in Pittsfield, and the death of her younger sister. In 2016, she was back on the road the first of April and vowed to reach the Pacific before year’s end.

Nancy walked across the continent into relentless west winds, through Hurricane Sandy, whiteout snowstorms, enervating heat, and 1,000 miles of high-desert sagebrush. She crossed the Appalachian, Rocky, and Cascade mountain ranges, and had close encounters with dogs, bears, buffalo, rattlers, weirdos, bad drivers, huge trucks—and a sometimes-whiny husband.

Many restaurant servers were unable to get around my well-worn remark, “My wife walked here from Boston.” Looking over their pads, the reply was often confused, like, “Uh, you want fries with that?” Or, “Is this her first time?” A Wyoming bartender snorted, “I don’t blame her!”

The most common question was, “What are you raising money for?” and most were perplexed when Nancy responded, “I’m just walking.” Their follow-up question was almost always something like, “Aren’t you afraid?”

Her answer: “My parents didn’t bring me up to be fearful.”

During her cross-country trek, Nancy and I made a few observations. Massachusetts has the most trash along the road. She thinks Ohio, where two cars intentionally swerved toward her, is the angriest state. For me, that award goes to Wyoming, where someone declared, “She’s got no right to walk along the road—and if I see her, I’ll run her off!”

New York has surprisingly big hills. The Mississippi River is just a dammed-up lake where I kayaked from Goleta, Illinois, to Iowa (for me, the friendliest state).

Nebraska was where we met the most interesting people. Goldy’s Breakfast Bistro in Boise, Idaho, has the best breakfast in America, although the Oasis Cafe in Juntura, Oregon, serves an 18-ounce breakfast steak. The endless sagebrush of Idaho and Wyoming was challenging, as was Oregon—where, unlike Lewis and Clark or the Oregon Trail, Nancy crossed the High Desert.

In Nebraska, a rancher remarked, “Better to fix your fence when you got the time than chase your cows when you don’t.” Another, describing different grasses cows eat, chuckled when Nancy asked him the name of the wildflowers at her feet. “No idea. ’Round here we got two kinda things growin’—eat ’ems and no-eat ’ems.”

Like the Rockies, New England attracts visitors from all over the world, and for a Bostonian like myself, the Midwest is a place to hurry across. Traveling through the heartland with its bland, fattening food devoid of spices and garlic, not to mention its archipelago of beat and broken cities and towns, was difficult. 

Rust Belt cities like Gary, Indiana, and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, which have lost population in every census since 1960, are sad evidence that America has failed a lot of people. Gary was the low point for me, and by the time we reached the Mississippi, I was pretty depressed.

But I was looking forward to the Great Plains, the mountains, and the sagebrush desert, where we wolfed down cheeseburgers in ranch-country bars and noted every other guy was wearing spurs.

I met a cowboy, Salvadore Ramos, on the open range in the back country, high above a beautiful valley with a famous trout stream where Hemingway loved to fish. I was on my bike and he was on his horse, looking for three missing cows.

“How often do you count them?” I asked. “Every year,” he replied. “What’s your horse’s name?” He shrugged and said, “Dunno.”

Half an hour later, miles from our RV we named “Moby,” biking back down to the valley on a rough and rocky track, I fell and broke a rib.

For 500 years, America has attracted tough, industrious people like Salvadore—the son of a Mexican horse trainer, who has been in the saddle since he was two—who have come here from all over the world, seeking opportunities. Nancy’s hike gave me an extraordinary view of America and its diverse patchwork of people.

Although I actually walked only about 20 miles with Nancy, in supporting her I drove back and forth more than 50,000 miles, including through the Wapiti Valley between Cody, Wyoming, and Yellowstone’s east gate, a stretch of road that Teddy Roosevelt described as “the most beautiful 50 miles in America.”

Nancy walked across America seeking a physically active and spiritually reflective segue from middle age to older age. That transition became even more pronounced. “When I came up with this idea, my father wasn’t dead, my mother wasn’t dead, my younger sister wasn’t dead, business seemed easier, and my joints didn’t ache. But life goes on, and you walk through it.”

Nancy wasn’t looking for publicity or trying to inspire anyone, although she did. One woman exclaimed, “If she can do that, maybe I can get my husband to eat broccoli!” 

An intrepid New Englander who never doubted she would reach her goal, Nancy just walked and walked and walked. She showed grit and determination, and how doing just a little bit every day can add up to something very special.


(Photos: tank and truck, Alden, New York; CD&J Cafe, Philomath, Oregon; happy grampa, Inman, Nebraska; the horse with no name and Salvadore Ramos, Picabo, Idaho; post office, Beaver, Oregon; and Beulah Reservoir, Castle Rock, Oregon.)

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Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum and Culturespaces
Telephone: 203-869-0376
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Marcey Hladik is a native of Litchfield who started painting as an adult, taking her first lessons in oil painting from her mother-in-law, Edith Hladik, an accomplished artist and teacher. Since...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St.
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 860-567-8030
Contact Name: Tricia Messenger
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Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library, the opening of its doors in 1894 as a public library, "free as air to all," and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
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The Washington Art Association & Gallery is pleased to encourage and showcase work by determined and committed visionaries in their exhibition curated by Zeb Mayer, “Do Not Pass Go: A...

Cost: Free

Where:
Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Washington Depot, CT  06794
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Telephone: (860) 868-2878
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Through Our Eyes V A 5th Annual New Canaan High School Exhibition at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. On view from March 10th to April 1st 2017.  Opening reception is on March 10th, 5...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave
Waveny Park
New Canaan, CT  06840
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Website »

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Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection February 11 – June 11, 2017 On February 11, 2017, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, opens its newest...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203 869 0376
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The Cooper & Smith Gallery presents Skyward by New York artist Sheila Kramer. Sheila’s paintings are informed by her worldly travels, the landscapes and atmospheres observed from the...

Cost: free

Where:
Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
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Sponsor: Cooper & Smith Gallery
Telephone: 860-581-8526
Contact Name: Pamela St. Clair
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The 2017 Westchester Jewish Film Festival opens on March 16 and runs through April 2 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. this year's festival features 38 films, both documentary...

Cost: varies

Where:
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY  10570
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Sponsor: AJC Westchester/Fairfield and others
Telephone: 914-773-7663424
Contact Name: Abby Popper
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Imagine a mobile state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member. Now imagine the power of that experience affecting you in less than ten minutes.  Embracing...

Cost: Free

Where:
Regina A. Quick Center for the Performing Arts
1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT
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Telephone: 203-254-4010
Website »

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Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum from January 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Bruce Museum and the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence,...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum and Culturespaces
Telephone: 203-869-0376
Website »

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Marcey Hladik is a native of Litchfield who started painting as an adult, taking her first lessons in oil painting from her mother-in-law, Edith Hladik, an accomplished artist and teacher. Since...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St.
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 860-567-8030
Contact Name: Tricia Messenger
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The Loft Gallery will host a collection of works by watercolorist, Mary Jane Magoon of Sherman, CT, and oil paintings by Tom Pearsall of Washington CT. This exhibit will be on view from February...

Cost: free

Where:
Loft Gallery @ The Smithy Store
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT  06777
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Sponsor: The Smithy Store
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan
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Mark Devlin’s “Studies” Opens February 25 in Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery Reception February 25, 12pm-2pm Born in Salem, Ma. in 1961, Mark first started...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT  06793
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Sponsor: Gunn Memorial Library
Telephone: 860-868-7586
Contact Name: Sharon Morrissey
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This year we feature 38 engaging, thought-provoking, and entertaining films—a robust mix of documentaries and narratives, along with all eight episodes of False Flag, one of the latest...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY
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Art that represents music, tones paired with visions of grandeur, will be on exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery this spring. The exhibit, entitled “Chromatic,” features art that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
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Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
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Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes, featuring a group of evocative and awe-inspiring paintings.   This the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
66 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT  06840
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Sponsor: Heather Gaudio Fine Art
Telephone: (203)801-9590
Contact Name: Rachael Palacios
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Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library, the opening of its doors in 1894 as a public library, "free as air to all," and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
Website »

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Mark Devlin’s “Studies” Opens February 25 in Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery Reception February 25, 12pm-2pm Born in Salem, Ma. in 1961, Mark first started...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT  06793
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Sponsor: Gunn Memorial Library
Telephone: 860-868-7586
Contact Name: Sharon Morrissey
Website »

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The Washington Art Association & Gallery is pleased to encourage and showcase work by determined and committed visionaries in their exhibition curated by Zeb Mayer, “Do Not Pass Go: A...

Cost: Free

Where:
Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Washington Depot, CT  06794
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Telephone: (860) 868-2878
Website »

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The Loft Gallery will host a collection of works by watercolorist, Mary Jane Magoon of Sherman, CT, and oil paintings by Tom Pearsall of Washington CT. This exhibit will be on view from February...

Cost: free

Where:
Loft Gallery @ The Smithy Store
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT  06777
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Sponsor: The Smithy Store
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan
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Be inspired by Beth Campbell’s combination of writing and drawing, exploring what might happen in her life, and design your own mind map. Think about what you want to be when you grow up,...

Cost: $15

Where:
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Telephone: 203-438-4519
Contact Name: Emily Devoe
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Through Our Eyes V A 5th Annual New Canaan High School Exhibition at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. On view from March 10th to April 1st 2017.  Opening reception is on March 10th, 5...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave
Waveny Park
New Canaan, CT  06840
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International folk dance is a genre of dance where in selected folk dances from multiple ethnic groups are done by the same dancers, typically as part of a regular recreational group. The dances...

Cost: $5-$10 individual and $10-$15 family

Where:
Mettabee Farm
551 Harlemville Rd.
Hillsdale, NY  12529
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This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting, there will be Star gazing after the...

Cost: Free/donations accepted

Where:
White Memorial Conservation Center
80 Whitehall Road
Litchfield, CT
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Telephone: 860-567-0857
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Award winning young musicians, Camden Archambau, cello and Rachel Li, piano play Jewish works by Ernest Bloch. The service is honoring the memory of Cantor Kerry Ben David who served Jewish Family...

Cost: no charge

Where:
Congregation Shir Shalom
46 Peaceable St.
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: Cantor's Music Fund
Telephone: 203-438-6589
Contact Name: Cantor Deborah Katchko-Gray
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Coming to the Main Stage at the Warner Theatre... ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CLOCK In support of their 3rd Public Television Special, UNDER THE STREETLAMP goes back to the music that has...

Cost: $54.

Where:
Main Stage - Warner Theatre
68 Main St
Torrington, CT  06790
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Telephone: (860) 489-7180
Contact Name: Warner Theatre
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Two Bands! A great night of Rock, Bluegrass, Folk and Americana. The Stash! Band and Brother Brothers

Cost: $15

Where:
The Barn at Egremont Village Inn
17 Main Street
South Egremont, MA  01258
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Sponsor: The Barn
Contact Name: Jenny Rubin
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This year we feature 38 engaging, thought-provoking, and entertaining films—a robust mix of documentaries and narratives, along with all eight episodes of False Flag, one of the latest...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY
View map »


Website »

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In what is believed to be a first for Westchester theatre, this is a festival celebrating women playwrights and directors with eight original one-act plays. Glass Ceiling Breakers offers a...

Cost: $25 general admission, $20 seniors and students

Where:
Axial Theatre at St. John’s Episcopal Church
8 Sunnyside Avenue
Pleasantville, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914 286-7680
Website »

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Art that represents music, tones paired with visions of grandeur, will be on exhibit at the Maritime Garage Gallery this spring. The exhibit, entitled “Chromatic,” features art that...

Cost: Free

Where:
Maritime Garage Gallery
11 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT  06854
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Sponsor: Norwalk Parking Authority
Telephone: 203-831-9063
Contact Name: Maritime Garage Gallery
Website »

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Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Website »

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Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection February 11 – June 11, 2017 On February 11, 2017, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, opens its newest...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203 869 0376
Website »

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Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes, featuring a group of evocative and awe-inspiring paintings.   This the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
66 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT  06840
View map »


Sponsor: Heather Gaudio Fine Art
Telephone: (203)801-9590
Contact Name: Rachael Palacios
Website »

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The Cooper & Smith Gallery presents Skyward by New York artist Sheila Kramer. Sheila’s paintings are informed by her worldly travels, the landscapes and atmospheres observed from the...

Cost: free

Where:
Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Sponsor: Cooper & Smith Gallery
Telephone: 860-581-8526
Contact Name: Pamela St. Clair
Website »

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The 2017 Westchester Jewish Film Festival opens on March 16 and runs through April 2 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. this year's festival features 38 films, both documentary...

Cost: varies

Where:
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY  10570
View map »


Sponsor: AJC Westchester/Fairfield and others
Telephone: 914-773-7663424
Contact Name: Abby Popper
Website »

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Imagine a mobile state-of-the-art performance space for one actor and one audience member. Now imagine the power of that experience affecting you in less than ten minutes.  Embracing...

Cost: Free

Where:
Regina A. Quick Center for the Performing Arts
1073 N Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT
View map »


Telephone: 203-254-4010
Website »

More information

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum from January 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Bruce Museum and the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence,...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum and Culturespaces
Telephone: 203-869-0376
Website »

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Marcey Hladik is a native of Litchfield who started painting as an adult, taking her first lessons in oil painting from her mother-in-law, Edith Hladik, an accomplished artist and teacher. Since...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St.
Litchfield, CT  06759
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Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 860-567-8030
Contact Name: Tricia Messenger
Website »

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      Clay Art Center One-Time Cladies Night for Adults Interested in Learning to Use the Potter’s Wheel   Looking for something relaxing, creative and...

Cost: 50

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573
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Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Nancy Yates
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Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library, the opening of its doors in 1894 as a public library, "free as air to all," and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
View map »


Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
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This is a day of non-stop drawing, open to the pubic. This is an opportunity for continuous, intensive figure drawing with a model or models in sustained poses and still life set-ups. Participants...

Cost: $15/ 1/2 day or $30 for full day

Where:
Silvermine Arts Center
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT
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Telephone: 203-966-9700
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Join us for an open house and orientation to learn more about our Garden Co-Op starting in early April. Along with a weekly share, there will be community event days, workshops and more....

Cost: FREE

Where:
SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine
501 Guard Hill Road
Bedford , NY  10506
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Sponsor: Slow Medicine
Telephone: 914-218-3113
Contact Name: Tanya Neiman
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Mark Devlin’s “Studies” Opens February 25 in Gunn Memorial Library Stairwell Gallery Reception February 25, 12pm-2pm Born in Salem, Ma. in 1961, Mark first started...

Cost: Free

Where:
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT  06793
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Sponsor: Gunn Memorial Library
Telephone: 860-868-7586
Contact Name: Sharon Morrissey
Website »

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The Not Official Chess Tournament is a fun and stress free chess tournament for those who just want to practice their skills and have a great time playing chess. Event is on Saturday, March 25th...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
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Join curators, Museum staff, and art experts in a take-over of the galleries, exploring their “top picks” of the new series of exhibitions. Experience the art through a variety of...

Cost: Free for members and with Museum admission

Where:
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT  06877
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Sponsor: The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Telephone: 203-438-4519
Contact Name: Emily Devoe
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The Pequot Library and Fairfield Museum are honored to partner with the Connecticut State Library to host two public programs developed in conjunction with the State...

Cost: Free and open to the public.

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346
Contact Name: Tracy Steneken
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Idomeneo (Mozart)  FIRST TIME IN HD March 25, 2017 at 12:55 p.m. ET Conductor: James Levine Production: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Set and Costume Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Lighting...

Cost: $27.

Where:
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre - Warner Theatre
82 Main St
Torrington, CT  06790
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Telephone: (860) 489-7180
Contact Name: Warner Theatre
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The Loft Gallery will host a collection of works by watercolorist, Mary Jane Magoon of Sherman, CT, and oil paintings by Tom Pearsall of Washington CT. This exhibit will be on view from February...

Cost: free

Where:
Loft Gallery @ The Smithy Store
10 Main Street
New Preston, CT  06777
View map »


Sponsor: The Smithy Store
Telephone: 860-868-9003
Contact Name: Susan
Website »

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James Levine conducts a rare Met revival of Mozart’s Idomeneo, set in the aftermath of the Trojan War. Jean-Pierre Ponnelle’s classic production, which has its first Met revival in over...

Cost: $25 / $18 students

Where:
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA  01230
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Sponsor: Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Telephone: 413.528.0100
Contact Name: Box Office
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A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless musical set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of...

Cost: Tickets: $75

Where:
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT  06877
View map »


Website »

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The Washington Art Association & Gallery is pleased to encourage and showcase work by determined and committed visionaries in their exhibition curated by Zeb Mayer, “Do Not Pass Go: A...

Cost: Free

Where:
Washington Art Association & Gallery
4 Bryan Memorial Plaza
Washington Depot, CT  06794
View map »


Telephone: (860) 868-2878
Website »

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Art Around the Box” Gala Features Wine, Mystery and Steampunk   The Friends and Board of Trustees of the Morris Public Library will host their 6th Annual Art Around the Box Gala...

Cost: $15

Where:
The White Barm at South Farms
21 Higbie Road
Morris, CT  06763
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Sponsor: Morris Public Library
Telephone: 860-567-7440
Contact Name: Tracy Martin
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Over 300 craft beers, local breweries and micro brews! Live music by Shilelagh Law!!! Come out and enjoy the end of St. Patrick's Day season! Guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. 3...

Cost: $18-$78

Where:
The Westchester County Center
198 Central Avenue
White Plains, NY
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Telephone: 914-995-4050
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Through Our Eyes V A 5th Annual New Canaan High School Exhibition at the Carriage Barn Arts Center. On view from March 10th to April 1st 2017.  Opening reception is on March 10th, 5...

Cost: Free

Where:
Carriage Barn Arts Center
681 South Ave
Waveny Park
New Canaan, CT  06840
View map »


Website »

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Dust off your cowboy hat and bring your dancing feet to the American Legion, Post 12, on Saturday, March 25, 7:00 P.M. Country music fans will delight in hearing local band Whistleville perform the...

Cost: $10 in advance or at the door.

Where:
The American Legion, Post 12
60 County Street
Norwalk, CT  06851
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Telephone: 203-866-8249
Contact Name: The American Legion, Post 12
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Comedy’s very own Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli, is bringing her all-new live stand-up comedy show to The Warner Theatre in Torrington on Saturday, March 25 at 8:00pm. Lisa Lampanelli is...

Cost: $46.75.

Where:
Main Stage - Warner Theatre
68 Main St
Torrington, CT  06790
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Telephone: (860) 489-7180
Contact Name: Warner Theatre
Website »

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A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless musical set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of...

Cost: Tickets: $75

Where:
The Ridgefield Playhouse
80 East Ridge Road
Ridgefield, CT  06877
View map »


Website »

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This iconic show, features a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP has created its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression. Nominated for an...

Cost: $45 - $80

Where:
The Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic St
Stamford, CT
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This year we feature 38 engaging, thought-provoking, and entertaining films—a robust mix of documentaries and narratives, along with all eight episodes of False Flag, one of the latest...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY
View map »


Website »

More information

In what is believed to be a first for Westchester theatre, this is a festival celebrating women playwrights and directors with eight original one-act plays. Glass Ceiling Breakers offers a...

Cost: $25 general admission, $20 seniors and students

Where:
Axial Theatre at St. John’s Episcopal Church
8 Sunnyside Avenue
Pleasantville, NY
View map »


Telephone: 914 286-7680
Website »

More information

The Bedford Hills Farmers’ Market, a project of the community group Bedford Hills LIVE, is unveiling its Second Annual Winter Farmers’ Market on Saturday, November 5 beginning at 10am....

Cost: Free

Where:
Bedford Hills Train Station
Depot Plaza
Bedford Hills, NY  10507
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Telephone: 917.951.3588
Contact Name: Vanessa Pahucki

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Last Days of Pangea: In the Footsteps of Dinosaurs November 19, 2016 - July 16, 2017 Image: Cast skull of Postosuchus, one of the largest carnivorous reptiles during the late Triassic, 200...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 Senior/student, under 5 and member free

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Website »

More information

Canvas and Cast: Highlights from the Bruce Museum’s Art Collection February 11 – June 11, 2017 On February 11, 2017, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, opens its newest...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06878
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203 869 0376
Website »

More information

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Tula Telfair: Invented Landscapes, featuring a group of evocative and awe-inspiring paintings.   This the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Heather Gaudio Fine Art
66 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT  06840
View map »


Sponsor: Heather Gaudio Fine Art
Telephone: (203)801-9590
Contact Name: Rachael Palacios
Website »

More information

The Cooper & Smith Gallery presents Skyward by New York artist Sheila Kramer. Sheila’s paintings are informed by her worldly travels, the landscapes and atmospheres observed from the...

Cost: free

Where:
Cooper & Smith Gallery
10 Main Street
Essex, CT  06426
View map »


Sponsor: Cooper & Smith Gallery
Telephone: 860-581-8526
Contact Name: Pamela St. Clair
Website »

More information

The 2017 Westchester Jewish Film Festival opens on March 16 and runs through April 2 at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. this year's festival features 38 films, both documentary...

Cost: varies

Where:
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Road
Pleasantville, NY  10570
View map »


Sponsor: AJC Westchester/Fairfield and others
Telephone: 914-773-7663424
Contact Name: Abby Popper
Website »

More information

Alfred Sisley (1839-1899): Impressionist Master at the Bruce Museum from January 21, 2017 - May 21, 2017 The Bruce Museum and the Hôtel de Caumont Centre d’Art in Aix-en-Provence,...

Cost: $7 adult, $6 student, member and under 5 free. Free to all on Tuesdays

Where:
Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
View map »


Sponsor: Bruce Museum and Culturespaces
Telephone: 203-869-0376
Website »

More information

Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this Winter/Spring for the whole family. Take part in Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, Saturdays from...

Cost: $25

Where:
Clay Art Center
40 Beech Street
Port Chester, NY  10573
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Telephone: 914-937-2047
Contact Name: Nancy Yates
Website »

More information

Marcey Hladik is a native of Litchfield who started painting as an adult, taking her first lessons in oil painting from her mother-in-law, Edith Hladik, an accomplished artist and teacher. Since...

Cost: Free

Where:
Oliver Wolcott Library
160 South St.
Litchfield, CT  06759
View map »


Sponsor: Oliver Wolcott Library
Telephone: 860-567-8030
Contact Name: Tricia Messenger
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Watch in wonder as the dancers of The Nutmeg Ballet enthrall you with a mixed repertoire of classical ballet and original contemporary works. Excerpts from two full length ballets, “La...

Cost: $33.

Where:
Nancy Marine Studio Theatre - Warner Theatre
82 Main St
Torrington, CT  06790
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Telephone: (860) 489-7180
Contact Name: Warner Theatre
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Explore the earliest history of Pequot Library, the opening of its doors in 1894 as a public library, "free as air to all," and the founding efforts of Virginia Marquand Monroe and Elbert...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
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Sponsor: Pequot Library
Telephone: 203-259-0346 ext. 15
Contact Name: Front Desk
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The Arts play a nurturing role in our lives and thanks to our founder, Carmen Mathews, they have always been an important part of New Pond Farm. This year we are delighted to offer a three-session...

Cost: This 3-part series is $48 per member child, $60 per non-member child

Where:
New Pond Farm Education Center
101 Marchant Road
Redding, CT  06896
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Telephone: (203) 938-2117
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