Although we are all practicing social distancing, that doesn’t mean we can’t stay in touch with our community here in Ridgefield! Our incredible local organizations and businesses have gone above and beyond to find ways for all of us to continue to participate virtually – from new ways to keep the kids entertained at home, access to online classes and art shows, or even participating in the arts ourselves – there is a little something for everyone.
Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
APRIL 9th & APRIL 14th @ 4:30pm: The Aldrich is offering a Virtual Happy Hour Drink & Draw, a great opportunity to sit, sip, and chat with our community through live video chat with artist and Aldrich Education Manager Noah Fox, while doodling whatever inspires you! Please email [email protected] if you are interested in attending.
APRIL 10th @ 3pm: The Aldrich is also hosting the Virtual Family Tour: Weather Report Continued, where Noah Fox will be taking you for an interactive family tour highlighting key works of art from our current exhibition, Weather Report. The tour will culminate with a series of suggested art-making activities to further enrich your family’s in-home learning. If you participated in the first part of this tour on April 3, please note that this tour will explore entirely new content and we hope you will join us again! To RSVP, please email to [email protected].
Enchanted Garden Studios
Got some time on your hands? Learn an instrument or how to sing! Enchanted Garden is now offering live online music lessons! Additionally, children ages 2-5 are welcome to join Miss Judy for interactive, early childhood music classes every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:00pm on Facebook. For more information, visit Enchanted Garden Studios at enchantedgardenstudios.com.
Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center
Come out to the Gilberts in the Gardens Self-Guided Walking Tour at the Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center. Learn more about the fascinating history behind the Gilbert family and get some fresh air! Everyone is welcome to take a walk so long as you adhere to all rules of social distancing. Questions can be submitted by email to [email protected].
You can also participate in Keeler Tavern’s History at Home series with three sets of digital learning units: Stories from Our Site, National Connections, and STEM & STEAM learning. These programs will be updated weekly through the spring to add new content for at home use.
While the quarantine life has become our new normal, Recess Playworks has you covered when it comes to activities for the kids! Take a look at the latest offerings at Recess Playworks’ Instagram, including their Art Boxes, Virtual Online Classes, Easter Egg Decorating, and Family Bingo Night.
This week, Recess Playworks is also offering Easter Baskets and cookie decorating kits with free home delivery! Contact @recessplayworks for more information.
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
The Ridgefield Guild of Artists’ 10th Annual Juried Member Show is live to view online now! Additionally, the Guild is also sponsoring a Community-wide Art Project and everyone is invited to participate! Canvases will be available outside the Guild building as long as they last. Fill out the sign-up sheet, grab a blank canvas, and let your creativity flow. Keep a look out for an email with information about when to drop the canvases back off. Contact the Guild at [email protected] with any questions!
You can also take Online Art Classes with the Ridgefield Guild of Artists! Whether you are a seasoned artist or just starting out, you can take part in Watercolor with Cindy Delaney, Thursdays at 10am, or Loosen Up with Souby Boski, a two day workshop with more information annouced soon.
RPAC Art Center and Academy is offering numerous virtual online workshops, including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Painting – complete with real-time interaction and sharing. The class schedules vary, accommodating most schedules and taught by RPAC co-founder and Professor Greg Mursko. For more details, go to: RPACworkshops. Additionally, the RPAC Art Gallery has works by the Resident Artists that are available for purchase. Purchases can be delivered, or curbside pick-up is available. For more information, please contact RPAC via email at [email protected], or online at rpacgallery.com.
Ridgefield Streams is a new website dedicated to Ridgefield’s incredible arts and cultural organizations by providing a mutually supported digital landing platform on which to inform the public about their work. Especially in times of social isolation, communities need to stay connected. The arts are essential and Ridgefield has truly become an arts destination. We intend to keep it that way! Connect with Ridgefield Streams here!
Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
In this time of social distancing, we can still “meet” new people and get to know others better! With that idea in mind, the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra has begun a series of emails to introduce you in various ways to RSO musicians. You can take a look at the complete list of Musicians here!
Ridgefield Theater Barn
The RTB is hosting special Ghost Light Sessions on Facebook Live every Wednesday and Saturday at 8:45pm! Be a part of the online entertainment community by performing a monologue, singing a song, doing a time step, reading a paragraph from your favorite novel, or reading a few lines from your favorite poem. Send your submission to [email protected] or tag #RTBghostlightsessions or #RTBstealingtheghostlight on social media.
Do you see a virtual event you’d like us to add? Email us at [email protected].
For more Virtual Events to enjoy from your home, go to our Events Calendar. Stay well, Ridgefield!