Welcome Spring! – April Events in Ridgefield

Spring is finally here! Ridgefield is set to have a very busy spring season with so many amazing cultural and family-friendly events around town. Here’s our roundup of exciting April events. We’ll see you in Ridgefield!

Austen’s Pride
Act of CT
Now until April 14th
Austen’s Pride springs to life as Jane Austen transforms her rough draft for Pride and Prejudice into a beloved classic. With a glorious and sweeping score, this new musical is being performed for the first time in CT! 

Freed Formats: The Book Reconsidered
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Now until April 28th
Freed Formats is a traveling exhibition of 135 works of book art from 53 artists representing 17 U.S. states and 2 countries. It opens simultaneously at the RGA as well as at The Mark Twain Library in West Redding, CT. 

The Poet You Are: A Celebration of National Poetry Month
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
April 4th
Using works from the current How Art Changed the Prison as inspiration, poet Barb Jennes will lead an intergenerational workshop in which practicing poets and non-writers alike will draft a series of poems. 

Guest Bartender Night Benefitting Ann’s Place
Gallo Ristorante
April 4th
Join First Selectman Rudy Marconi and his wife Peggy for a few drinks at Gallo Ristorante! Rudy and Peggy will be serving up cocktails to benefit Ann’s Place

Annual History Trivia Contest
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
April 5th
Got history? Test your knowledge at Keeler Tavern’s Battle of Ridgefield trivia contest.  Start recruiting your team and bring your “A” game as you compete to win a few fun prizes.

Piano Barn
The Ridgefield Theater Barn
April 5th-April 6th
Come to the Ridgefield Theater Barn for a wickedly entertaining evening filled with live music, talented performers, and good company! Feel free to bring your own food and drink to this musical cabaret. 

National Poetry Month-The Aldrich
Piano Barn-The Ridgefield Theater Barn

Bunny Brunch
Lounsbury House
April 7th
Enjoy a magical brunch with a very special guest, the Easter Bunny. Guests will dine in the grand ballroom of the Lounsbury House while being treated to live musical entertainment and brunch catered by Gallo Ristorante

Author Talk and Book Signing: Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley
Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center
April 7th
Author Vincent T. Dacquino will introduce his latest book, Patriot Hero of the Hudson Valley: The Life and Ride of Sybil Ludington

West Point Army Band Concert
Ridgefield High School
April 7th
The American Legion Post 78 of Ridgefield will be sponsoring The West Point Army Band at the Ridgefield High School. The performance is free and open to all. 

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra Concert & Fundraiser- “A Soldier’s Tale”
The Ridgefield Playhouse
April 12th
Musicians for the RSO will perform Stravinsky’s dramatic piece “A Soldier’s Tale.” The evening will also include a silent and live auction as well as champagne and dessert following the performance. 

Annual Egg Scramble
Ridgefield Parks & Recreation
April 13th
The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Children will collect eggs, meet the bunny, and enjoy some sunshine in Ballard Park.

Battle of Ridgefield
Easter Egg Scramble-Ridgefield Parks & Recreation

RVNA 19th Annual Spring Breakfast
Amber Room Colonnade
April 26th
The RVNA will hold its annual spring breakfast fundraiser! Each year, this event brings together over 400 local business leaders, medical professionals, and community groups to celebrate spring and support those who the RVNA serves. 

ACT 2019 Gala
April 26th
Join ACT of CT for their annual gala honoring the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation. In addition to a silent auction, the evening will feature live performances by special guests and an after party with a DJ!

1777 Danbury Raid and the Battle of Ridgefield
Ridgefield Library
April 27th
Join the Ridgefield Library for a lecture by Ed Hynes on the 1777 Danbury Raid and the Battle of Ridgefield. 

Ridgefield Chorale’s 21st Century Broadway
Ridgefield High School
April 27th
The Ridgefield Chorale’s spring concert, “21st Century Broadway,” features the music of Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked, and other 21st century musicals. 

2019 Benefit Bash
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
April 27th
The Aldrich Benefit Bash will feature an evening of signature cocktails, dinner catered by Abigail Kirsch, and an exciting auction full of exclusive experiences, artwork, and more! The evening will also honor artist Harmony Hammond. 

Events at The Aldrich
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
The Aldrich will be bustling with special activities and wonderful exhibits throughout April. In addition to kid-friendly workshops and artist discussions, the museum will have serval exciting exhibits on display.

Performances at The Playhouse
The Ridgefield Playhouse
The Playhouse has a great line-up of entertainment for the month of April. Renowned musicians, singers, dancers, and comedians will all be taking center stage. Some highlights include Jay Mohr, REO Speedwagon, Michael Feinstein, and Frank Caliendo. 

For more information and to see even more town happenings, visit our events calendar

Photo Credits:
 Battle of Ridgefield- The Ridgefield Press