Springtime Happenings in Ridgefield for April

Springtime has officially arrived and we are excited to share these great events #inRidgefield this month! Mark your calendars and be sure to take part in upcoming festive events for the family, creative art exhibits and workshops, inspirational performances, and many arts and culture events at our wonderful museums! Take a look at some of the events you won’t want to miss in Ridgefield this April:

Annual Egg Scramble
NEW DATE: Sunday, April 2nd
Ballard Park
The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Children will collect eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, and enjoy springtime in the park. This free event is co-sponsored by Ridgefield Parks & Recreation and the Ridgefield Rotary Club.

First Sunday at Keeler Tavern Museum
Sunday, April 2nd
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
Visit KTM&HC on the first Sunday of every month for free admission and fun family-friendly experiences for all ages. In April, participants will learn about historic weaving techniques, see examples of weaving in KTM&HC’s collection, and practice weaving themselves!

Fran Lebowitz – A Conversation With A Cultural Icon
Sunday, April 2nd
The Ridgefield Playhouse
The Queen of “tell it like it is” returns for another night of no holds barred conversation followed by an audience Q&A! In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.

Egg Scramble in Ballard Park
First Sunday at Keeler Tavern Museum

Easter Egg Hunt
Wednesday, April 5th
Jesse Lee Church
The fun starts with the Easter Egg Hunt followed by time at a coloring station where kids can add an artistic touch to this celebration of Easter. There will also be a puppet show and an opportunity for kids to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. All are welcome!

Book Sale at Ridgefield Library
Saturday, April 8th
Ridgefield Library
The Friends of the Ridgefield Library invite you to stop by the Friends Sorting Room on the Lower Level of the Library for the monthly Secret Stacks Book Sale! There will be items for all ages and interests, including fiction, mysteries, trade paperbacks, children’s books and more.

Artist’s Reception for Susan Fehlinger
Saturday, April 8th
Ridgefield Library
Come meet Susan Fehlinger at the artist’s reception from 2:00-4:00 pm! The library is pleased to host artist Susan Fehlinger’s solo art show during the month of April. Fehlinger is a self-taught artist who began painting still lifes and coastal scenes while living on Cape Cod after being a television producer in New York for 35 years. Refreshments will be served at the reception.

Easter Egg Hunt
Artist's Reception for Susan Fehlinger

Taproom Tastings: Cookbooks
Tuesday, April 11th
Virtual event with Keeler Tavern Museum
Join KTM&HC Chief Curator Catherine Prescott and historian Mary Tsaltas-Ottomanelli, livestreaming from our historic tavern museum, as they investigate historic food and drink cultures. In April, Catherine and Mary dive into historical cookbooks. One of the first resources our hosts go to when researching historic foodways, cookbooks and the recipes shared within give us a peek into the nutrition, morals, manners, and menus of the time they were published.

CY Collective Grand Opening
Wednesday, April 12th
CY Collective
You are invited to the Grand Opening of Ridgefield’s newest shop, CY Collective! Light refreshments will be served as well as a chance to enter a raffle. Right in the heart of Ridgefield, this new shop features dozens of products from local artists and small businesses. It’s also home to Owner Lina Zhang’s signature line of wire-wrapped jewelry.

Keeler Tavern Taproom Tastings
CY Collective Grand Opening

One Night Of Queen
Tuesday, April 11th & Wednesday, April 12th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Back by popular demand – One Night of Queen returns for two nights! One Night of Queen recreates the sound, look and showmanship of Queen — arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Visit Southwest Cafe for dinner before the show and enjoy a complimentary margarita with your entrée when you present your ticket!

Third Saturdays
Saturday, April 15th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Visit the Museum for free on the third Saturday of every month. Current exhibits include Prima Materia: The Periodic Table in Contemporary Art, along with Hangama Amiri: A Homage to Home, Kathleen Ryan: Head and Heart, and David Shaw: Last Steps, among others.

One Night of Queen at The Playhouse
Third Saturdays at The Aldrich

Marc Broussard
Sunday, April 16th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Marc Broussard’s incomparable brand of soul — an infectious mix of rock, blues, R&B, funk-pop, and soul coupled with his powerful vocals — has garnered worldwide praise from critics and fans alike. He returns to the Playhouse stage with a mix of old favorites – “Love and Happiness,” “Home,” and “Cry To Me” plus new originals and more!

Piano Bar…n
Friday, April 21st & Saturday, April 22nd
Ridgefield Theater Barn
A wickedly entertaining evening filled with live music, talented performers and good company where you may even be shaken out of your comfort zone to hop on the stage yourself. Come to listen, come to sing! Doors open at 7pm. Cabaret Seating – bring your own food & drink!

Ridgefield Rid Litter Days
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23rd
All around town
Celebrate Earth Day with a town-wide clean up! The Caudatowa Garden Club and Town of Ridgefield with support from Ridgefield Bicycle Co. and Ridgefield Hardware invite you to beautify our town. Pick Up supplies (safety vests, trash bags, blue bags for recycling cans & plastic bottles) will be available at select locations.

Piano Bar...n
Ridgefield Rid Litter Days

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Presents: ACENSION
Saturday, April 22nd
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!

Ridgefield Earth Day Expo
Saturday, April 22nd
Anne S. Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School
The Ridgefield Action Committee for the Environment (RACE) is hosting an Earth Day exposition and celebration at the Ridgefield Library. RACE will be joined in this celebration by environmental groups local to the Ridgefield area. Topics will range from electric vehicle charging, solar panels, heat pump technology, to composting, recycling, planting butterfly gardens and pollinator pathways, and more.

Learner-Centered Education with Ridgefield Academy
Tuesday, April 25th
Virtual event with Ridgefield Academy
Parents are invited to join Academic Dean, David Dobson-Smith of Ridgefield Academy to hear how four beliefs of learner-centered education serve as foundational building blocks to RA/LP’s teaching philosophy and why these beliefs are central to student success. When learning itself is seen as an engaging and exciting process, students are excited to learn more, not just about ideas but about themselves, gaining skills, knowledge and mindsets.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
Ridgefield Academy

On the Runway, Celebrating Role Models – Benefiting Ann’s Place
Tuesday, April 25th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
Join us for an evening of fun and fashion at the annual On the Runway Fashion Show benefitting Ann’s Place. This event features local community members as models in spring and summer looks carefully curated by Audrey Road. This will be an event to remember at the Ridgefield Playhouse, hosted by award-winning comedian, Christine O’Leary.

Happy 100th Birthday Judy! A Musical Celebration
Thursday, April 27th
The Ridgefield Playhouse
“Happy 100th Birthday Judy!” — It’s the worldwide celebration of the 100th Birthday of the legendary Judy Garland, starring internet sensation, Debbie Wileman, whose uncanny vocal likeness to Judy has wowed audiences worldwide. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime evening you won’t want to miss.

RVNAhealth Spring Breakfast
Friday, April 28th
The Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury
RVNAhealth will be hosting its 22nd Annual Spring Breakfast for local business leaders, medical professionals, community groups, and RVNAhealth supporters. The breakfast raises funds critical to patient care and program support for clients regardless of age, diagnosis, or financial circumstances. You’re invited to be a sponsor or table host at this year’s event, which will include a delicious breakfast, impact story, live auction, and raffle with dozens of prizes.

On the Runway for Ann's Place
Judy's 100th at the Ridgefield Playhouse

Frothy Forage
Saturday, April 29th
Woodock 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 Redding Roadhouse food truck. Even furry family members will enjoy some goodies along the trek courtesy of Ridgefield Pet.

Gala in the Garden
Saturday, April 29th
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
Join us in the Museum’s Sculpture Garden for Gala in the Garden celebrating The Aldrich’s longtime Exhibitions Director Richard Klein and Registrar Mary Kenealy on the occasion of their retirements. The evening will include cocktails and a seated dinner, a special performance by James Prosek, and an auction.

A Gilded Age Tea
Sunday, April 30th
Lounsbury House
Lounsbury House and Ridgefield Historical Society invite you to an afternoon of good company featuring an entertaining and educational program, a fine assortment of teas and treats, and excellent company and conversation — the foundation of all Gilded Age Teas.

Gilded Age Tea at Lounsbury House
Aldrich Gala in the Garden

“The Artist Path” Exhibit
Month of April
RPAC Gallery
Join RPAC Gallery for their latest exhibit featuring works from RPAC Resident Artists and RPAC students, on display through May 13th.

“What Was, Still Is” Exhibit
Month of April
D. Colabella Fine Art
Join us for an abstract series by Ellen Schiffman in the latest “What Was, Still Is” Exhibit, on display through May 13th.

For more details and other great events happening in Ridgefield, visit our Events Calendar!