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WELCOME TO THE 2016 BEACH WATCH®

Outside of some rain and t-storms on Thursday, this week looks beach ready with highs in the mid 70s and mostly sunny skies. Put that weather to good use with a staycation daytrip or weekend adventure.

How about a visit to Mystic? So much to do there with the Seaport, Aquarium, beaches, shopping, restaurants and more. Check out the Wooden Boat Show this weekend. Yankee Magazine named it one of the state’s top 20 events of the summer! Learn More at http://www.ctvisit.com/events/woodenboat-show

Prefer a more urban setting? How about gliding down a city street on a 1000-foot slip and slide. You can do that at the “Slide the City” event this Saturday in New Haven! There will also be a block party with live music, food, and vendors. Get the details at http://www.ctnow.com/family/hc-slide-the-city-new-haven-20160623-story.html

Jun 26, 2016 - Sun
Doubleday US
Wind 11 mph, W
Pressure 1 atm
84°F
clear sky
Humidity 37%
Clouds 1%
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
sun jun 26
85°F /72°F 11 mph, W 79% 0.98 atm
mon jun 27
78°F /65°F 9 mph, NW 75% 0.98 atm
tue jun 28
72°F /61°F 5 mph, NNE 90% 0.98 atm
wed jun 29
70°F /63°F 9 mph, SSW 93% 0.98 atm
thu jun 30
77°F /60°F 13 mph, NNW - 0.98 atm

 

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Highlighted Events

Meadow Life Exhibit
With Connecticut’s open space threatened by development, ignorance and neglect, artists have used their visual voices to reveal its beauty and intrinsic value. Other participating artists are Mark Patnode, Garnet Wrigley, Carol Dunn, Dan Topalis, Colleen Tramontozzi and Barb McKie. Media to be displayed include oils on canvas and board, pastels, photographs and textiles. Exhibit is on display through August 5.

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Connecticut Historic Gardens Day
Various gardens Bethlehem, Hartford, Woodbury, Waterford, Farmington, New London, Derby, Bridgewater, Woodstock, CT
Enjoy this special state-wide celebration of Connecticut’s stunning historic gardens. Member sites host special events and activities celebrating their gardens. Events will take place rain or shine
Participating gardens are: Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden in Bethlehem, Butler-McCook House & Garden in Hartford, Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Glebe House Museum and The Gertrude Jekyll Garden in Woodbury, Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford, Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Shaw Mansion in New London , Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Promisek at Three Rivers Farm in Bridgewater, Roseland Cottage in Woodstock , Thankful Arnold House Museum in Haddam, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Weir Farm National Historic Site in Wilton.

Flutter Zone Exhibit
Step into a magical environment all aflutter with exotic tropical butterflies in this special walk-through encounter! “Flutter Zone” will features dozens of varieties of beautiful butterflies from Asia and South America, all free-flying among Aquarium visitors.
Some may even land on you!