Awesome April Happenings in Ridgefield

Happy April, Ridgefield! Spring is here and we invite you to join us in Ridgefield this month for inspiring art exhibits, exciting performances, fun community events, and much more. There’s something for everyone to enjoy #inRidgefield. Here is a roundup of some awesome events coming up this month.

Säje – Spring 2024 Tour

Thursday, April 4th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

The recent Grammy Award Winning contemporary jazz vocal supergroup, Säje, is the brainchild of vocalists/composers Sara Gazarek, Amanda Taylor, Johnaye Kendrick, and Erin Bentlage. Born out of close friendship and deep admiration for the arts, these world-renowned musicians have come together to explore, create, and celebrate the music that moves them.

14th Annual Juried Member Show

Opens Saturday, April 6th
Ridgefield Guild of Artists

Join us on Saturday, April 6th, 4-6pm for our opening of the 14th Annual Juried Member Show. The Juror of the show will be Dr. Anna Swinbourne, Executive Director and CEO, Hill-Stead Museum. Anna Swinbourne, PhD is Executive Director and CEO of Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut. She is also an independent art historian, curator, and educator engaged in a variety of publication, exhibition, and art-market endeavors.

First Sunday

Sunday, April 7th
Keeler Tavern Museum

In April, afternoon activities in the Garden House are all about hand sewing: make your own stuffed animals and embroidery! Other activities include watercolor painting and plenty of children’s books – a perfect afternoon to cozy up next to the fireplace.

Colin Quinn Live

Friday, April 12th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Colin Quinn is a stand-up comedian from Brooklyn, who has been a part of your whole life even though you never asked for it. From MTV’s “Remote Control” to SNL to Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” Mr. Quinn is not one to take a hint and bow out gracefully.

Piano Bar…n

Friday, April 12th & Saturday, April 13th
Ridgefield Theater Barn

The Theater Barn brings the festive Manhattan club scene to Ridgefield! Singers will offer up their favorites while encouraging the audience to sing songs almost everyone knows by heart. Co-hosts Pamme Jones and Jeffery Albanesi will guide you along an evening of good music and unpredictable laughter.

Leslie Odom, Jr.

Thursday, April 18th
The Ridgefield Playhouse

Leslie Odom, Jr. is a multifaceted Tony and Grammy Award-winning performer – spanning Broadway, television, film and music. Odom Jr. is best known for his breakout role as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the smash hit Broadway musical Hamilton, for which he won the Tony Award for “Best Actor in a Musical” and a Grammy Award as a principal soloist on the original cast recording.

Barn Tag Sale

Thursday, April 18 – Sunday, April 21st
Keeler Tavern Museum

Join us at the Carriage Barn for the return of the Barn Tag Sale! Find hidden treasures and great deals at this popular community event. The sale will be going on from Thursday to Sunday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

Third Saturdays

Saturday, April 20th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Visit the Museum for FREE the third Saturday of every month as part of our Third Saturdays program. Participate in a Story Time at 10:30 am, a Discovery Tour of Loie Hollowell, Amanda Martínez, Elizabeth Englander, and Layo Bright’s exhibitions at 1 pm, and drop-in to The Studio for art-making activities.

60th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, April 20th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Join us to celebrate The Aldrich’s 60th Anniversary and honor Trustee and Chair Emeritus Eric Diefenbach and artist Loie Hollowell. The Gala will include cocktails at the Museum, where Loie Hollowell’s exhibition, Space Between, A Survey of Ten Years will be on view, followed by a seated dinner, a live auction, and a performance at the Yanity Gymnasium.

“American Revolution Experience” Experience

Saturday, April 20th – Saturday, April 27th
Keeler Tavern Museum

For one week, as part of a national tour, Keeler Tavern Museum is hosting the “American Revolution Experience” traveling exhibit. This pop-up exhibit is one component of a collaborative project between the American Battlefield Trust and the Daughters of the American Revolution that will mark the 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence,

Matteo Bocelli

Monday, April 22nd
The Ridgefield Playhouse

At just 26 years old, singer/songwriter Matteo Bocelli has already performed on some of the world’s biggest stages and tasted musical stardom – sharing his sensitive songs and dynamic vocal performances with listeners globally. As the son and occasional collaborator of renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli, Matteo has been instilled with a lifelong musical education and endlessly curious nature which are on full display on his debut solo album.

Whose Barn Is It Anyway?

Friday, April 26th
Ridgefield Theater Barn

Improv returns for a hilarious evening of fun and antics! Be prepared to enter a wacky world of anything-goes insanity, because the only predictable thing is an evening of laughs for everyone. Doors open at 7:00pm, one hour prior to curtain. Bring your own food & drink.

Rid Litter Days

Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th
All around Ridgefield

Join us for a town-wide clean up around Ridgefield! If everyone helped for 15 minutes, what a difference it would make. Pick up supplies at: Ridgefield Bicycle Company, Ridgefield Rec Center, 195 Danbury Road, Town Hall Information Office. Supplies include: safety vests, trash bags, blue bags for recycling cans & plastic bottles.

Battle of Ridgefield Walking Tours

Saturday, April 27th
Main Street, Ridgefield

Experience the American Revolution by taking a tour down Main Street and meet costumed interpreters who will bring history to life and share their tales from the Battle of Ridgefield on April 27, 1777! The Ridgefield Historical Society will host one hour long walking tours at 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, and 12:00pm to commemorate the 247th Anniversary of the Battle of Ridgefield.

Frothy Forage

Saturday, April 27th
Woodcock Nature Center

Bring the whole family for a one-of-a-kind hiking and tasting experience! At secret locations along the Woodcock trails we’ll delight your senses with all new craft brews and sweet sips for all ages plus animal encounters, treats and treasure hunts, live music and food for purchase from the Mobile Pie pizza truck.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Presents “Transcendent”

Saturday, April 27th
Anne S. Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School

The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra’s commitment to world-class performances of marvelous music is our history and our future! Under the direction of Maestro Yuga Cohler, the orchestra, along with renowned soloists and special guest artists, presents extraordinary evenings of music sure to engage, entertain and inspire all music lovers!

“50 Years of Recycling in Ridgefield: Then & Now” Exhibit

Through April 30th
Ridgefield Town Hall

The Ridgefield Historical Society, Housatonic Resources Recovery Authority and the Town of Ridgefield have created an exhibit in Town Hall opening in February that highlights recycling efforts here over the past 50 years. Visit the exhibit Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm in the entrance lobby at Ridgefield Town Hall. Throughout April there will be special promotions by the town on ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.


Yoga Wellness Classes

All month
The Meetinghouse

We are so excited to welcome Claire Moffatt who will offer Yoga classes on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at The Meetinghouse. Claire Moffatt is a RYT 500 Vinyasa Yoga teacher and a certified holistic health practitioner. She has been practicing yoga for over 25 years. Claire strives to create a supportive community for her students that puts the breath at the center of the practice while still challenging the mind and body.