Upcoming Programs: Spring/Summer 2015
For further information or to register for any of the following programs, please call 860-439-5020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also view the programs we have offered in the past.
Music in the Meadow
Friday, June 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. (6 p.m. doors)
Enter Native Plant Collection at Williams Street. Park along Williams Street or on campus at Bolles House, Horizon House (Admissions) or South Lot.
$8 in advance ($10 day of); $5 children under 12. Arboretum Members get one free ticket, must register one week in advance of performance.
This year’s concert in the Outdoor Theater boasts another stellar line-up of three original bands from the region. Bring blankets or beach chairs to sit on; picnic and insect repellent are encouraged. A local food truck will also be on hand.
The rain date for the concert is Sunday, June 21, 4:30-7:30 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.)
Flock Theatre presents—
Shakespeare in the Arboretum’s Outdoor Theater
Enter Native Plant Collection at Williams Street.
$15 adults, $10 seniors, students, active military
No advance tickets, box office opens at 6 p.m.
Arboretum Members get one free ticket, must register one week in advance of performance
The New London-based Flock Theatre has presented “Shakespeare in the Arboretum” since 1994. People, picnics and blankets cover the Outdoor Theater’s grassy slopes and the Arboretum pond makes a perfect backdrop for enjoying these marvelous productions. Bring blankets or beach chairs to sit on; picnic and insect repellent are encouraged. For more information or weather cancellations visit Flock Theatre on Facebook or call 860-443-3119.
Twelfth Night or What You Will
Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28, 7 p.m.
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies involving love, mistaken identity, cross-dressing, music, and loads of foolery. In addition to the levity there is a great sense of humanity, self-reflection, and wisdom behind these characters and their story. Discover what lies underneath the mask!
Wed.-Sunday, July 15-19 and 22-26, 7 p.m.
Another Flock Theatre first after their successful production of Cymbeline last summer! Considered one of the Bard’s bloodiest plays, Titus Andronicus is not for the faint of heart. War, murder, horror, revenge, and a touch of madness; come see this rarely produced yet thrilling play performed under the stars.
Painting the Landscape
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 4:30- 6:30 p.m.
Julie Garvin Riggs, Florence Griswold Museum
Meet at the Williams Street entrance to the Native Plant Collection
$15 members, $20 general public
Capture the beauty of the Arboretum with plein-air painting. This outdoor workshop begins with an introductory lesson about the tools and techniques of the American Impressionist painters. Students then paint a landscape using authentic artist’s materials (acrylic paints, palette, brushes, canvas board, smock) down by the Arboretum Pond or in Buck Lodge (inclement weather option). Each participant will leave with a completed landscape painting. For artists of all levels and students of all ages.
Finding Your Way with Map and Compass
Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m.-noon
Beverly Chomiak, Lecturer in Geology and Environmental Studies
Meet at 33 Gallows Lane.
Free, Registration Required
Participants will explore the Goodwin Natural Area of the Arboretum, north of Gallows Lane. After learning a few basics of navigation, explorers will set out in groups on self-designated hikes to visit 8 points of interest. A prize will be awarded to the first group that makes it back with treasures scavenged from the locations. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants appropriate for hiking. Ages 8 through adult; children under 16 must be accompanied by adult.