Aug
22
Sat
Open Trails – Family Edition with Live Music @ I-Park Tickets
Aug 22 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open Trails - Family Edition with Live Music @ I-Park | East Haddam | Connecticut | United States

I-Park is very pleased to welcome the public to our FREE, family-friendly Open Trails Family Edition event on Saturday, August 22. The grounds and a select number of art/nature trails will be open from 2 – 6 pm for strolling, hiking, and exploring. Art projects and creative activities for the entire family will be available at sites around campus, along with live music in the Outdoor Performance Area!

In accordance with the State of Connecticut Reopening Guidelines, our Open Trails will practice social distancing procedures during check-in and throughout the event to ensure our participants’ safety. Visitors are asked to wear a mask during activities where they are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from others – however, face masks will not be required while hiking on our trails. I-Park is dedicated to everyone’s personal health and is eager to welcome the families for a safe, relaxing afternoon of art and nature!

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to attend this FREE, family-friendly event. However, reservations in advance are REQUIRED on Eventbrite. For additional information, write events@i-park.org or call 860-873-2468.

Due to the fragility of the artwork and the natural features at I-Park, pets are not permitted on the I-Park grounds.

Important: You will be agreeing to our Visitor Code of Conduct when you register for Open Trails.

Sep
12
Sat
Open Trails + Plein Air Paint-Out with Live Music @ i-Park Tickets
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Open Trails + Plein Air Paint-Out with Live Music @ i-Park |  |  |

I-Park is very pleased to welcome the public to our FREE, family-friendly Open Trails + Plein Air Paint Out on Saturday, September 12. The grounds and a select number of art/nature trails will be open from 2 – 6 pm for strolling, hiking, and exploring. Visitors will be able to observe plein air painters creating new pieces of artwork along the scenic banks of the pond. A live band will be playing in the Outdoor Performance Area where families can sit in the grass and enjoy the fresh air!

In accordance with the State of Connecticut Reopening Guidelines, our Open Trails will practice social distancing procedures during check-in and throughout the event to ensure our participants’ safety. Visitors are asked to wear a mask during activities where they are unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from others – however, face masks will not be required while hiking on our trails. I-Park is dedicated to everyone’s personal health and is eager to welcome the public for a safe, relaxing afternoon of art and nature!

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to attend this FREE, family-friendly event. However, reservations in advance are REQUIRED on Eventbrite. For additional information, write events@i-park.org or call 860-873-2468. If you are a painter, reach out to us in advance for details!

Due to the fragility of the artwork and the natural features at I-Park, pets are not permitted on the I-Park grounds.

Important: You will be agreeing to our Visitor Code of Conduct when you register for Open Trails.

Mar
13
Sat
Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie @ Garde Arts Center Tickets
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm
Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie @ Garde Arts Center | New London | Connecticut | United States

For over 50 years, Judy Collins has thrilled audiences with her unique blend of interpretive folk songs and contemporary from the 60’s to the present. Arlo Guthrie’s timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs carry on the Guthrie family legacy with his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator.

Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable songwriting, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960’s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 55-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.

Arlo Guthrie made a name for himself in the 60’s with the iconic “Alice’s Restaurant” and provided perhaps the most often repeated phrase from Woodstock (“The New York State Thruway is closed, man.”) With over 30 albums in his discography, an Arlo Guthrie show delivers an astounding time capsule from the works of his dad, Woody Guthrie, to the present day.

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May
1
Sat
Dave Mason @ Garde Arts Center Tickets
May 1 @ 8:00 pm
Dave Mason @ Garde Arts Center | New London | Connecticut | United States

with very special guest John Mayall

Rock n’ Roll Hall-of-Famer Dave Mason first found fame with the rock band Traffic. Over his career, Mason has played, recorded and/or performed with many well known and notable musicians, including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Michael Jackson, Steve Winwood, Fleetwood Mac, Leon Russell, Delaney Bramlett, Cass Elliot and, most recently, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, among others. Mason was one of the featured performers at the recent “Tribute to Joe Cocker / Mad Dogs and Englishmen” event, curated and organized by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.

Often referred to as “The Godfather of British Blues,” John Mayall has an impressive musical career that spans over 50 years. The English blues singer, pianist, harmonica player, guitarist, and songwriter founded the band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers in the 1960s – a band whose members included many celebrated blues and blues rock guitarists, such as: Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jack Bruce, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout, Coco Montoya and Buddy Whittington.