• New Britain Youth Theater

    Founded in 2010 and selected by Connecticut Magazine as Connecticut’s Best Children’s Theater in 2017, New Britain Youth Theater is a professionally-run community and educational theater for children and teens. NBYT produces a season of performances by and for children and young adults, provides educational programming to schools, and offers drama classes and individual coaching and lessons. The theater reaches children and their families in Greater New Britain, Greater Hartford, the Farmington Valley, and throughout Connecticut. NBYT programs include “Kids on Stage!” and “Teen Company” productions, Performance Skills classes, in-school and after-school arts-integrated and arts-enrichment programming, community outreach programs, and more. NBYT is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and young adults by encouraging creative thinking and collaborative teamwork, fostering self-confidence and self-esteem, and developing social, emotional, and academic skills through involvement in high-quality, low-cost programs in the performing arts. NBYT operates its programs in community spaces and schools throughout Greater New Britain, and is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. NBYT Classes and Programs Kids on Stage! Productions A family series of plays for young actors, ages 7 to 14, performed at Holmes Elementary School in New Britain. NBYT Teen Company Plays for ages 12 to 18 that are also chosen, produced, promoted and staffed by teenagers. Summer Productions A summer musical bringing together ages 7 to 16, and often including younger children ages 5 and 6 as well. In-School and Afterschool Programs Arts integration programs scheduled and arranged through schools to bring theater into the classroom or engage afterschool students in all aspects of theater performance and production based upon State of Connecticut curriculum guidelines. Home School Enrichment Programs Weekly enrichment programs offered to homeschooled students to teach all aspects of theater performance and production based upon State of Connecticut curriculum guidelines. Theater Classes and Workshops Acting, dance, and improv classes held on Saturday mornings, and other workshops scheduled according to student interest. NBYT can also bring customized programs to schools, organizations or a group.     BIRTHDAY PARTIES! Celebrate your birthday with theater awesomeness! NBYT birthday parties are two hours (generally 60 minutes of activities and 60 minutes of party time) plus 30 minutes time allowed for both set-up and clean-up. Extended time is available for an additional cost. Games and activities are run by NBYT staff, and a space with tables and chairs is provided for refreshments (which are not provided by NBYT).

  • Revolutions Bowling

    This isn’t your average bowling alley.  A luxury bowling alley featuring 16 lanes, great food and drinks, family friendly bowling, birthday parties, banquet rooms and more! Check us out for weekly bowling specials. Pizza-Bowl WEEKENDS (Noon to  6pm) Pizza Bowl Enjoy our legendary Pizza Bowl package including two hours of bowling, a large round pizza, and a pitcher soda for groups 5. Add extra bowlers for only  

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    Copper Creek Mini Golf

    The newest addition to Nature’s Art Village is Copper Creek Mini Golf, a one-of-a-kind, challenging, adventure mini golf course designed to test golfers both with their putting ability and their knowledge of minerals!   18 Hole Adventure Mini Golf Course One-of-a-Kind Old West Mining Town Theme Challenging Tournament-Style Course Educational, Fun and Unique Multiple Ways to Play Every Hole Designed for Ages 8 and Up Children under age 6 not permitted on course. First 9 Holes are Wheelchair Accessible As a part of Nature’s Art Village, you can visit  Copper Creek and call it a day, or stay and explore the other options onsite, such as The Dinosaur Place, Discovery Depot ,  The Gateway Museum, and The  Shops each offering something unique and interesting.    

  • Ridgefield Academy

    The most impressionable years of a child’s educational experience happen at the Preschool through Grade 8 level. At Ridgefield Academy, we know this age group best. Ridgefield Academy is committed to providing a program that gives students a core foundation in math, language arts, history, science, world language, and public speaking that is complemented by a wide range of additional curricular activities in athletics, the arts, and community service. RA empowers every child to realize his or her unique potential by bringing together academic excellence, inspiring faculty, innovative programming, and a diverse, supportive community. Offerings Academic Classes, The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning, Service Learning/Community Service, Summer Camps, a diverse selection of afterschool enrichment clubs  Academics math, language arts, history, science, world language, visual arts(drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, journaling, bookmaking, Art History, and Art Appreciation), performing arts(drama, music), digital arts, public speaking Sports: Boys/Girls Soccer Co-ed Cross Country Girls Field Hockey Wrestling Volleyball Boys/Girls Basketball Dance Winter Fitness Fencing Yoga Boys Baseball Girls Softball Boys/Girls Lacrosse Co-ed Cross Country     State of the School , October 2018 from Ridgefield Academy on Vimeo.

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children

    Stepping Stones Museum for Children ignites a love of learning through play. With exhibits, performances, workshops, outdoor garden and courtyard play spaces, a cafe and store, and classes – children become wide-eyed with excitement. Step inside our spectacular LEED Gold certified museum and open your world to amazing explorations and discoveries.    

  • Wilton Dance Studio

    We opened our doors in 1989 and have been fortunate to work with so many children and adults from Wilton and the surrounding towns as they learn and grow. We’ve seen our alumni become productive and successful individuals in fields as varied as doctors and nurses, to lawyers and teachers as well as many finding careers in the performing arts.  We provide students with a proper technical foundation to explore their interest in dance. Our classes are fun and exciting, yet structured, with each student receiving individual attention and encouragement. We want everyone to love dance, so we are careful to select both movement and music to make learning fun, while being age-appropriate.  Our staff is well-trained to instruct movement that has correct form and is safe for our student’s developing bodies. Our staff continues to train, perform and participates in professional development activities in order to provide our students with a well-rounded, safe and appropriate class experience. Additionally students have the opportunity to participate in several performances throughout the year; Nutcracker in the fall, Competition teams during the winter months, our year-end performance in June, and a smattering of community offerings throughout the season. Tiny Tots & Early Movers Pre-School and Kindergarten: Children will experience the joy of dance and begin building a learning foundation that lasts a lifetime! Classes are taught by patient and nurturing professionals. Performance Opportunity for Pre-Ballet, Pre-Ballet/Tap Combo and Beginner Ballet (Kindergarten) Classes: Classes will participate in the Annual Year-End performance in June. You will receive an information packet for the performance in the early spring. A costume purchase and regular attendance are requirements for participation in the performance. Participation in the spring performance is guaranteed only when child participates in both terms. However, children who enroll only in the spring term will be extended an invitation to perform on a case-by-case basis. Dancers wishing to perform in our annual Nutcracker production may do so by signing up on the registration form. Rehearsals for this age group begin mid-October and take place Saturday or Sunday afternoons. There is an additional fee. Performances are held at the Wilton High School in early December.   Ballet: What makes our Ballet program so successful? Mrs. Froehlich has assembled a unified teaching staff that puts your child’s experience at the forefront. The teachers of the Ballet program (level I & above) create a cohesive, level appropriate, creative & rewarding full length ballet each year, all the while maintaining a class structure that continues to challenge and improve upon the dancer’s technique. Your child’s training is so important to us that we offer a variety of ballet classes to address the particular needs of your child. Children are often encouraged to take additional classes in different levels when required or appropriate. Admittance to all classes level II and above will be with teacher recommendation or by audition only. Students must fulfill certain physical, emotional and attendance requirements to remain eligible for a particular level class. Multiple ballet classes per week are Read more [...]

  • YMCA Camp Gordyland (Wilton, CT)

    Welcome to Camp Gordyland! Our camp directors dedicate year-round planning and collectively have over 100+ years of camp experience to ensure our campers learn life-lasting skills and foster friendships in a safe environment. Our camp sits on 22 acres where we enjoy a 50 meter pool, 25 yard indoor pool, pond, mini-golf course, ropes course/climbing wall, 2 ball fields, fishing area, archery range and more!                      Click to register for Camp Gordyland Weekly Themes/Schedules  Week 1: Gordy’s 9 Kingdoms June 25th-29th The Summer is Here! Be ready to cheer on your grade as you compete to be the King or Queen of Gordy’s 9 Kingdoms. Will you joust to the finish line or make meat pies at Gordy’s Gourmet?  Dress like your favorite knight in shining armor, princess or fairy tale character for Dress-up Thursday. Hope to see you at the castle! Week 2: Holiday Hoopla July 2nd -6th  (No Camp, Wednesday, July 4th) Can you imagine celebrating some of your favorite holidays all at your favorite place? Guess what, you can this year at Camp Gordyland! Come join us as we celebrate “Gordy-tines” Day, Friendsgiving, the 4th of July and a Gordy New Year. We’ll make “Gordy-tine” cards to give to our friends, enjoy a special lunch altogether and toast to the camp year. Be sure to wear your Red, White & Blue for Dress-up Thursday and don’t forget your $3 for Hot Dog Thursday (a favorite weekly tradition). Week 3: Cosmic Comic Carnival July  9th -13th (Carnival Wednesday, July 11th at 1pm & Dunk your Director Thursday, July 12th starting at 3pm) Get your popcorn, hot dogs and win big at our annual Carnival, Wednesday July 11th. This week we will be featuring a Cosmic Comic Carnival complete with Out of this World games and prizes. Do you have the skills it takes to fly to space? Test your speed, agility, and Earthly knowledge at our Opening Ceremonies and activities. At our camp activities you will be able to do Space Training Obstacle Course, catch Alien “Bad guys” at Canoe, and for our older campers, assess your target accuracy at Archery. Find your favorite Superhero, space shirt or costume for Dress-up Thursday! Don’t forget to stop by during pick-up on Thursday to Dunk your Director (2 balls for $1). All money raised will go towards our Camp Scholarship Fund! We’ll see you under the Big Top! Week 4: Gordy’s Gold Rush July 16th-20th Did you know that Camp Gordyland is at the base of a mountain where gold was once mined? Well, now you have the chance to find this very special Gordy’s Gold. All coins collected will go towards our annual Color Games points. Help your Color team get a jump to earn the Character cup. So dress like a miner or maybe cowboy/girl and be ready to search high and low during Gordy’s Gold Rush! Week 5: Color Games XXVI July 23rd -27th (The Big Show, Friday, Read more [...]

  • Moneta Moments Cupcakes and more..

    Our names are Diane and Veronica. We are a mother and daughter team with a passion for creating delicious cupcakes and other sweets. Our allergen-friendly bakery is located in Windsor, CT. In addition to our listed menu, we are very eager and open-minded to accommodate special requests. We welcome walk-ins and specialize in pre-ordering either by phone or email. We enjoy catering for special events and functions. With cupcakes being our specialty, we also bake cakes, cookies, pies, scones, brownies, cake pops, biscotti, breads, muffins, fudge and almost anything else you can imagine.  We enjoy baking for 1 or 100, whatever you heart desires.   We are ALWAYS 100% Peanut and Nut Free We understand the importance of this matter and vow to keep our products and facility 100% peanut and nut free. We maintain a complete list of all the ingredients used in our bakery. Our goal is to provide a dessert that is not only delicious, but safe for those with nut allergies as well.   Egg/Dairy/Soy/Food Dye restrictions available upon request. (Gluten-free is available as a life-style choice only due to the large quantity of flour used daily.)

  • Curtain Call, Inc.

    CURTAIN CALL, INC. is Stamford, Connecticut’s longest-running and only nonprofit theatre-producing company, in residence at The Sterling Farms Theatre Complex, 1349 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905. CURTAIN CALL has been voted BEST LOCAL THEATRE GROUP ten years in a row in Fairfield County Weekly’s Annual Readers’ Poll, BEST LOCAL THEATRE by StamfordPlus magazine for ten years running, and has received The 2011 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Culture and Tourism and the 2016 ACE Award for Excellence in the Arts. Year-round productions are presented by and for area residents in our Kweskin Theatre and Dressing Room Theatre: musicals, dramas, comedies, concert events, interactive murder mysteries, PLUS…summer Shakespeare on the Green and our Summer Youth Theatre program for participants entering grade four thru age twenty-one. THEATRE ARTS CLASSES OFFERED FALL WINTER AND SPRING: Eight-week sessions run after school, evenings and weekends in acting for the stage, TV and film, comedy, improv, musical theatre, dance and more for kids ages five and up, teens and adults! SPRING 2019 CLASSES RUN APRIL 22 TO JUNE 22, 2019! FULL-DAY SUMMER CURRICULUMS: Our SUMMERSTOCK (ages 11 to 16) and SUMMERSTOCK JUNIOR (ages 6 to 11) programs are full-day, theatre arts workshops. No previous experience is required and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Each two-week session culminates in a showcase performance. There is NO registration for just one week of any program. The maximum number of students per session is forty (40). Students rotate throughout the day in age-appropriate groups between experienced teaching artists for specialized instruction. Our staff consists of three (3), specialized instructors, our program director, a program assistant and three (3) to six (6) classroom assistants. Material for classes (scenes, music, etc.) is often selected based on a different theme each summer. Students will work on a variety of pieces from different selected plays and musicals based upon that theme. Our showcase performance will present highlights of these pieces. Summerstock Creative Theatre (ages 11 to 16): June 24 to July 3, 2019; Mon. to Fri., 9:30am to 4:30pm. Improv, contemporary scene acting and Shakespeare. (Performance showcase is July 3 at 7:00pm.) Summerstock Musical Theatre (ages 11 to 16): July 8 to 19, 2019; Mon. to Fri., 9:30am to 4:30pm. Acting, voice and dance for musical theatre. (Performance showcase is July 19 at 7:00pm.) Summerstock Junior (ages 6 to 11): two, separate two-week sessions July 22 to August 2, 2019; Mon. to Fri., 10:00am to 3:00pm. (Performance showcase is August 2 at 3:00pm.) August 5 to 16, 2019; Mon. to Fri., 10:00am to 3:00pm. (Performance showcase is August 16 at 3:00pm.) Improv, scene acting, voice and movement. Class Discounts are available for siblings (10% off for each additional child). Scholarships and payment plans are also available for families in need. For more information or questions regarding our theatre arts classes, visit www.curtaincallinc.com or contact our Education Director, Brian Bianco at brian@curtaincallinc.com or 203-329-8207 x16.

  • Westport Weston Family YMCA Gymnastics Center (Norwalk, CT)

    The Westport Weston Family YMCA Gymnastics Center emphasizes individual skill development in a safe, fun and supportive environment. Our coaching staff wants your child to have a rewarding experience and encourages children of all ages and abilities to participate. Opened in June 2014, the YMCA Gymnastics Center occupies a specially designed 6,500 sq. ft. space at 145 Main St. in Norwalk, between Holmes St. and Union Ave. It’s near US-1 and the Route 7 connector, midway between the Merritt Parkway and 95. (Situated next door to Pump It Up, the main entrance is in the back parking lot off Holmes St.) The YMCA Gymnastics Center, with its award winning Gymnastics Program, offers classes and activities for all ages and abilities, from toddlers through high school, including the acclaimed YMCA Showtime Exhibition Team and competitive teams for Level 3-8. With its high ceilings, new equipment in the uneven bar and balance beam areas and a Tumble Track, our new Gymnastics Center is now able to provide training for elite gymnasts. To take part in the Y Gymnastics Center’s programs, participants must be members of the Westport Weston Family YMCA or, if a resident of Norwalk, the Norwalk YMCA. For the current schedule of classes, please click on this link: Gymnastic-Center-Schedule-2017-18 Click here to register.   Youth & Teen From the daily Toddler Adventure Open Gym to Teen Tumbling to TNT Hot Shots, as well as our competitive gymnastics teams, our new YMCA Gymnastics Center in Norwalk offers children of all ages and abilities the chance to be active while having fun, meet new friends and develop their gymnastics skills.   YOUTH GYMNASTICS Participants work on the mats, balance beam, parallel and uneven bars and vaults and are grouped according to ability. For class placement questions, please contact Gymnastics Director Sally Silverstein at 203-857-1139 or ssilverstein@westporty.org. Click on this link for descriptions of our Gymnastics Programs, as listed in our current brochure. Click here for the current schedule: Gymnastic-Center-Schedule-2017-18 GYMNASTICS PRIVATES To arrange a private lesson, please contact Gymnastics Director Sally Silverstein, ssilverstein@westporty.orgor 203-857-1139. Fee: $80/hour   Summer Gymnastic Camp (ages 5 and up): Monday – Friday, 12 pm-4:15 pm; includes free swim. Gymnastic Camp Full Day Option (ages 5 and up): Monday – Friday 8:45 am-4:15 pm; Available July 23-July 27, July 30-August 3, August 6-10, and August 13-17; includes free swim. Summer Fantasy Gymnastics and Art Program (ages 3-6): Monday – Thursday, 9 am-12 noon. Gymnastics, add some games and an art project each day! Competitive Team Summer Practice Current or incoming members of the Competitive Team or Pre-Competition Team; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 3:30-5:30 July 2-August 15 Toddler Adventure Open Gym (ages 6 months-4 years): Held daily during the school year and on Fridays, 9 am-11 am, during the summer.  Adventure Gym will switch to Fridays only from June 25-July 20.  There will be no adventure gym July 23-September 3.  Monday – Friday Adventure Gym resumes Tuesday September 4.     As a charitable nonprofit organization, our Y does not turn away residents due to a lack of ability to Read more [...]