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Located in Ridgefield, CT
"The Aldrich is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. Founded on Ridgefield's historic Main Street in 1964, the Museum enjoys the curatorial independence of an alternative space while maintaining the registrarial and art-handling standards of a national institution."
(This excerpt taken from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum website)
Located in Ridgefield, CT
"After many years of planning, fundraising, and building, the dream of restoring the Cass Gilbert Jr.-designed theater in Ridgefield became a reality with our December 2000 opening night performance by Jose Feliciano. Since our opening, enthusiastic, sold-out audiences have enjoyed Peter Yarrow, Marcel Marceau, Barbara Cook, Moscow Boys Choir, Joan Baez, and The Bacon Brothers. Film-goers have seen a range of movies from Oscar-winners such as Traffic and Chocolat to family fare to our international film series. Community events such as the Ridgefield High School Orchestra Concert and the Annual Town Meeting found a new home at The Playhouse."
(This excerpt taken from Ridgefield Playhouse website)
Located in Ridgefield, CT
"The Barn has been providing quality live theater productions to Ridgefield and the surrounding communities for 42 years. Our heated, air-conditioned theater offers a comfortable, intimate setting with cabaret seating for most events. Doors open one hour prior to curtain and our audience members are invited to bring their food and beverage of choice to enjoy before the show and during intermission."
(This excerpt taken from Ridgefield Theater Barn website)
Located in Wilton, CT
3 miles from Ridgefield
"Visit the home and studio of America's most beloved Impressionist, J. Alden Weir, and walk in the footsteps of generations of world-class artists. Set amidst more than 60 acres of painterly woods, fields, and waterways, you’ll soon see why Weir described his home as the "Great Good Place." Weir’s farm is a national legacy to American Impressionism, the creative spirit, and historic preservation."
(This excerpt taken from Weir Farm website)
Located in Redding, CT
6 miles from Ridgefield
"Create a hands-on history lesson with a visit to Putnam Memorial State Park, site of the Continental Army's 1779 winter encampment in Bethel, Connecticut."
(This excerpt taken from Putnam Memorial State Park website)
Located in Danbury, CT
6 miles from Ridgefield
"Tarrywile Park is a 722-acre historic building and land preserve. The Children's Garden, located on the mansion grounds, was opened in the fall of 2000. The Garden is based on Maurice Sendak's children's book, Where the Wild Things Are."
(This excerpt taken from Tarrywile Park & Mansion website)
Located in New Canaan, CT
7 miles from Ridgefield
"Grace Farms, located in New Canaan, Connecticut, was established with the idea that space communicates and can inspire people to collaborate for good. To realize this vision, Grace Farms Foundation set out to create a multipurpose building nestled into the existing habitat that would enable visitors to experience nature, encounter the arts, pursue justice, foster community, and explore faith. Approximately 77 of the 80 acres are being preserved in perpetuity as open meadows, woods, wetlands, and ponds. Prior to restoring native habitats, Grace Farms was once a patchwork of small rural properties and a private equestrian facility."
(This excerpt taken from Grace Farms website)
Located in Danbury, CT
7 miles from Ridgefield
"General admission to the Museum includes entry to the Museum building and its exhibits and operating layouts, and a tour of our 6-acre Railyard with over 70 pieces of historic railroad equipment and artifacts. Train rides are available on weekends April - November."
(This excerpt taken from Danbury Railway Museum website)
Located in Redding, CT
7 miles from Ridgefield
"Life-like sculptures of bears and wolves welcome your arrival to this peaceful and tranquil setting featuring open fields and dense woodlands. The park was donated to the citizens of Connecticut by the internationally renowned Huntington family."
(This excerpt taken from Collis P. Huntington State Park website)
Located in Wilton, CT
7 miles from Ridgefield
"The Wilton Playshop has been a part of Wilton's cultural cornucopia for nearly 70 years, making it one of the longest continuously running community theatres in the northeast (in fact according to an article published in 1968, the 14th oldest community theatre in the country!). The Playshop caters to a wide variety of theatrical tastes with up to five major productions during its season which runs from October to August."
(This excerpt taken from Wilton Playshop website)
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