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Spring Happenings in Ridgefield This May

The Annual Spring Stroll event in downtown Ridgefield.

May is an exceptionally beautiful time of the year. As weather warms up and the world blooms around us, many of us are ready to be out and about during this beautiful spring season. Take a look at all the wonderful arts and culture exhibits, fun family events, and outdoor activities happening #inRidgefield this month. Happy Spring!

Aldrich After-Hours: Karla Knight
Friday, May 6th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Enjoy an after-hours gathering in the galleries and Sculpture Garden for a chance to visit face-to-face with Aldrich friends and staff! This evening celebrates artist Karla Knight and the release of her first Museum publication, Karla Knight: Navigator. Knight will be signing books in her own pictographic language. And visit the museum throughout the month to view the latest exhibits! GET TICKETS

ACT of CT 2022 Gala
Friday, May 6th
ACT of CT
Gala guests will enjoy a fun-filled cocktail reception with culinary delights provided by local restaurants, a fabulous silent and live auction and an incredible live show featuring performances. This year’s Gala honorees will be Anita and Nick Donofrio, two individuals who have made our community a kinder and safer place to live. GET TICKETS

Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale
Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th
Ballard Park Greenhouse
This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate mom! Choose from perennials, native plants, vegetables and herbs, flowering hanging baskets, and floral designs by garden club members. Proceeds from the sale are used to benefit community garden and conservation projects throughout Ridgefield.

Spring Cabaret Piano Bar…n
Friday, May 6th & Saturday, May 7th
Ridgefield Theater Barn
With the superb accompaniment of the talented Tom Morris, invited singers will offer up their favorites while encouraging the audience to sing songs almost everyone knows by heart. Co-hosts Pamela Jones and Jeffery Albanesi will guide you along an evening of good music and unpredictable laughter. GET TICKETS

Mother's Day Plant Sale
Spring Cabaret Piano Bar...n

Book Sales at The Ridgefield Library
Friday, May 6th to Monday, May 16th
The Ridgefield Library
Join the Friends of the Ridgefield Library for the Children’s Book Sale (May 6th – May 9th) for a great selection of children’s books, and the following weekend for the General Book Sale (May 13th – May 16th) for a wide variety of books of all genres. The Friends of the Ridgefield Library Big Book Sales are held on the Lower Level of the Library.

Run Like a Mother 5K
Sunday, May 8th
Ballard Park
Your favorite way to spend Mother’s Day returns to Ridgefield! The 5k race starts at The Ridgefield Playhouse and ends at Ballard Park, and is welcoming to both beginner and experienced runners alike. Join us at Ballard Park for a family celebration area with runner refreshments and activities for the kids. REGISTER HERE

Steve Solomon’s “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish, and I’m In Therapy”
Sunday, May 8th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Spending an evening with Steve Solomon is like being with a dear, funny friend and dozens of your own hilarious friends and eccentric family members all at once. Prepare to laugh, cry and be delighted with someone else’s family dysfunction, and on Mother’s Day no less. Every mom will receive a complimentary glass of Freixenet Ice! GET TICKETS

Run Like A Mother 5K
Steve Solomon

Spring Stroll 2022
Saturday, May 14th
Downtown Ridgefield
Bring the entire family to peruse, stroll and celebrate spring along Ridgefield’s beautiful Main Street. The community event will include professional and student chalk artists, live music, jugglers, stilt walkers, a unicyclist, balloon artist, face painting, a scavenger hunt, and more!

Princesses in the Park
Saturday, May 14th
Ballard Park
Sweet Bean Events, Fairfield County Bank and Houlihan Lawrence proudly present Princesses in the Park. This magical event is free to the community and features live performances, activities, and meet and greets with your favorite princesses! Plus, enjoy craft and sensory stations, princess hair styling, and face painting for the kids.

“Only All of Us” A Concert Celebrating Resilience
Saturday, May 14th
Ridgefield High School
The Ridgefield Chorale will present “Only All of Us,” a concert celebrating resilience and heroes and the discovery of the strength that lies within us as individuals and as communities. Accompanied by the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, this multi-media “choral musical” will take us through a time that challenged not only a few, but all of us. GET TICKETS

Spring Stroll in Ridgefield
Princesses in the Park

“Shine On Me” Spring Concert
Sunday, May 15th
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
Experience the Choral Music of Camerata d’Amici… engaging and inspiring audiences through original programming and a commitment to artistic excellence. Established in 2006 under the direction of Kristin Sponheim, Camerata d’Amici is a 30-member auditioned choral ensemble. GET TICKETS

Ridgefield Academy: Why Private School? Why K-Grade 8
Tuesday, May 17th
Ridgefield Academy
When choosing a school for your child, there are many important factors to consider. Join Ridgefield Academy for a virtual information session with Head of School, Tom Main, to learn about all that Ridgefield Academy and Landmark Preschool can offer your child as a private preschool – Grade 8 school. REGISTER HERE

Ridgefield Chamber Golf Tournament
Wednesday, May 18th
Ridgefield Golf Course
The Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is inviting all to welcome spring with a ‘Support Local’ Golf Tournament at Ridgefield Golf Course. The tournament includes a casual lunch at noon followed by 1pm shotgun start. There will be a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes of tournament play. Prizes, raffles, cocktail hour and dinner will follow the fun with a meal prepared by O’Deens Catering Company. GET TICKETS

Ridgefield Academy's Virtual Information Session
Ridgefield Chamber Golf Tournament 2022

Opening Reception for Suzanne Heilmann’s “LOST + FOUND” Exhibit
Thursday, May 19th
RPAC Gallery
Suzanne Heilmann’s art offers the viewer an invitation into a special world. Drawing inspiration from what she observes and recycled materials she finds, Suzanne incorporates “found” objects into her work, melding the traditional with diverse.

Opening Reception for “Wild Things” Exhibit
Thursday, May 19th
D.Colabella Fine Art Gallery
The “Wild Things: An Exploration of the Familiar and Otherworldly” exhibition will feature the work of abstract painter Charles Gulbrandsen and painter/sculptor Will Woodrow, including works in various mediums including oil on canvas, 3-D printing, and metalworks.

2022 Cannonball Gala
Friday, May 20th
Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center
This spring, our Gala will honor longtime museum supporter Joel Third! Attendees will enjoy cocktails and dinner in the museum’s historic walled garden and Garden House, with catering by Michael Bick. The evening will feature musical entertainment as well as live and silent auctions, a paddle raise, and a raffle. GET TICKETS

Opening Reception: 12th Annual Member Juried Show
Saturday, May 21st
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Join us in gallery for our annual member show with Juror Lisa Cooper of Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery. Art has always been an essential part of Lisa’s life and she opened the Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery in 2008 in Riverdale, NY with the mission is to present art that transforms lives, and an integral element of that is helping others.

Keeler Tavern Museum's Cannonball Gala
12th Annual Juried Member Show

“Time for Three” Concert Fundraiser
Saturday, May 21st
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Join us for a fundraiser for the RSO featuring a live auction and a fabulous concert! Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew. GET TICKETS

Author Talk with Todd Brewster and Marc Lamont Hill
Tuesday, May 24th
The Ridgefield Library
Join us for a remarkable evening as Todd Brewster talks with Marc Lamont Hill about their new book, Seen and Unseen: Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice. This event is co-sponsored by Books on the Common, where books will be available for purchase and signing. REGISTER HERE

Opening Night of ACT of CT’s “RENT”
Saturday, May 28th
ACT of CT
A special opening night performance of RENT will include an exclusive pre-show cocktail reception in the lobby of the theater with hors d’oeuvres and drinks! RENT is a show about falling in love, following your dreams, and finding your voice, the story follows a year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York’s Lower East Side. GET TICKETS

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 30th
Town of Ridgefield
Join us for a beloved Ridgefield tradition, the annual Memorial Day Parade on Main Street! The parade will begin at 11:30am. The Memorial Day Parade honors the men and women who died serving our country and protecting our freedoms.

"Time for Three" Concert
Memorial Day Parade in Ridgefield

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