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A Mom’s Guide to Fairfield County :: May 2018

May is such a wonderful month for so many reasons! Flowers are blooming {thanks to April showers}, windows can be opened, the smell of BBQ is back in the air, and there are many great holidays to be celebrated, including Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day. Here is a list of family fun events to enjoy this month sponsored by Kids First Pediatric Dentistry and First Impression Orthodontics, who, when the need arises, feel strongly about helping your child through their dental experience with confidence, care, support and dignity. They surround themselves with the area’s best staff who love what they do as much as doctors do and they say that every day, your children drive them to be better. You can visit them on Facebook here and here, on Twitter, and Instagram @kids1stimpressions.

This is in no way intended to be a comprehensive event guide, so if you have suggestions or any great events that we’ve missed, please leave a comment to let us know!

Bethel

  • Saturday, May 5 :: Have a fun-filled day at Bethel Family Fest at Danbury Sports Dome. There will be food trucks, music, a health fair, games, touch-a-truck, Amber Alert,  inflatables, and sports!
  • Friday, May 11 & Saturday, May 12 :: Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Giggling Pig with a Paint & Sip on May 11 or Parent and Child Painting on May 12.

Bridgeport

  • Saturday, April 13 – Sunday, May 20 :: Catch a performance of Sleeping Beauty at The Children’s Theatre at Downtown Cabaret Theatre.
  • Saturday, May 5 :: Join the Beardsley Zoo for their first annual Tiger Trot, a family-friendly walk that invites children to participate in fun and fundraising for their favorite Zoo. There will be face painting, giveaways, music, and more surprises. All walkers will receive an event t-shirt.
  • Friday, May 11 :: Watch the Connecticut Sun face the Atlanta Dream in an exhibition matchup at Webster Bank Arena, their final game of the 2018 WNBA preseason. To purchase tickets, email Dan Tamburro.
  • Friday, May 11 :: Book a sitter for a date night climbing the trees at Glow in the Park at the Adventure Park!
  • Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13 :: Go to Bass Pro Shops with your family to get a free photo taken for Mother’s Day.
  • Sunday, May 13 :: Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Beardsley Zoo. Bring your mother and/or grandmother to the Zoo on Mother’s Day and her ticket is on them.
  • Saturday, May 26 – Sunday, May 27 :: Head over to Bass Pro Shops for outdoors family fun. There will be a catch and release pond, crafts, free photos, and giveaways.

Brookfield

Danbury 

  • All Month :: Enjoy a sensory friendly environment at AMC. Movies for this month include Avengers: Infinity War (Tuesday, May 8 and Saturday, May 12), Deadpool 2 (Tuesday, May 22), and Show Dogs (Saturday, May 26).
  • Friday, May 4 – Sunday, May 6 :: Join Hanna Andersson at Danbury Fair Mall to create a special card for mom. All are welcome, kids little to big.
  • Monday, May 28 :: Get decked out in patriotic gear, grab a lawn chair and head over to the Danbury Council of Veterans’ Memorial Day Parade.

Darien

  • Saturday, May 5 :: Race model boats at the 26th Annual Tilley Pond Model Boat Regatta. Activities include “Georgie” the Clown, musical entertainment, and face painting. Kids are encouraged to bring homemade crafts for the homemade vessels race and pinewood “sharpie” boat kits will be available for purchase.
  • Sunday, May 287 :: Get decked out in patriotic gear, grab a lawn chair and head over to the Rowayton Civic Association Memorial Day Parade.

Fairfield

  • Friday, May 4 :: Join Tuckahoe Arts for an art opening featuring local, well known artist Britt Bair at Shearwater Coffee Bar. 
  • Friday, May 4 – Saturday, May 5 :: Head over to Riverfield School Spring Carnival for a weekend of rides, games, food, and fun.
  • Tuesday, May 8 – Thursday, May 10 :: Enjoy Connecticut Children’s Theatre’s Sprig musical, The Curious Quest of Benjamin Bunny at the Edgerton Center of the Performing Arts on the campus of Sacred Heart University {5151 Park Avenue} on May 8, 9, and 10 at 10:30 AM. For ages Pre-K through 2nd Grade. Call (860) 767-5068 for reservations.
  • Saturday, May 12 :: Shop at POPSHOP’s Spring/Summer Market at Fairfield Theatre Company. PopShop is an indoor and open-air pop-up market that features a curated vendor roster of antique and repurposed furniture, artwork, jewelry, and apparel by local artists, designers, and merchants. Each event celebrates delicious food from the hottest food trucks. Guests can sip a cocktail from the full bar while they shop local for everything needed for the season. 
  • Monday, May 28 :: Get decked out in patriotic gear, grab a lawn chair and head over to the Fairfield Memorial Day Parade.

Greenwich

Norwalk

  • Sunday, May 6 :: Join Fairfield County Moms Blog and AFC Urgent Care for a Ted E. Bear Clinic. Children are invited to bring their Teddy Bears or other special stuffed animals to AFC Urgent Care. Teddy Bear clinicians will be on hand to treat bumps, lumps and bruises. Children will get to register their stuffed animals and interact in a Vitals Station, a Boo Boo Station, and a hand hygiene station. Stop by for refreshments, giveaways, and fun for the whole family. Everyone will enjoy learning, laughing, and discovering that doctors are not that scary after all. Each event is FREE. You must register in advance to reserve your spot.
  • Monday, May 28 :: Get decked out in patriotic gear, grab a lawn chair and head over to the Norwalk Annual Memorial Day Parade.

Ridgefield

Shelton

  • Saturday, May 5 :: Kick off Opening Day of the Shelton Farmer’s Market.
  • Friday, May 11 & Saturday, May 12 :: Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Giggling Pig with a Paint & Sip on May 11 or Parent and Child Painting on May 12.
  • Sunday, May 14 :: Celebrate Mother’s Day with a special wine tasting at Jones Family Farm, where they will be offering two wine tastings will be $15 as well as wines by the glass and special farm-fresh fare from their Harvest Kitchen. No reservations needed.
  • Sunday, May 27 :: Join Fairfield County Moms Blog and AFC Urgent Care for a Ted E. Bear Clinic. Children are invited to bring their Teddy Bears or other special stuffed animals to AFC Urgent Care. Teddy Bear clinicians will be on hand to treat bumps, lumps and bruises. Children will get to register their stuffed animals and interact in a Vitals Station, a Boo Boo Station, and a hand hygiene station. Stop by for refreshments, giveaways, and fun for the whole family. Everyone will enjoy learning, laughing, and discovering that doctors are not that scary after all. Each event is FREE. You must register in advance to reserve your spot.

Southport

  • Saturday, May 12 :: Attend a free Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras concert in a beautiful outdoor setting on the Great Lawn of the Pequot Library! String Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz 2 Ensemble and Concert Orchestra will play. Bring the family and chairs or blankets for a relaxing and fun afternoon! 

Stamford

  • Saturday, May 5 :: Dance over to Mill River Park for the first annual Cinco Five Festival (21+ event). Outdoors and fully tented, celebrate Cinco De Mayo and Spring, in the park! Featuring a live performance by Freestyle music icon TKA/K7, plus the hottest area DJ’s will be rocking, keeping the party going from start to finish. 
  • Saturday, May 5 – Sunday, May 6 :: Welcome Spring with activities and outdoor fun for everyone at Spring on the Farm at Stamford Museum & Nature Center. 
  • Sunday, May 6 :: View a special screening of Moana at the Palace Theatre.
  • Saturday, May 12 :: Attend a free seminar hosted by Abilis designed to aid parents, caregivers, and professionals of special needs children to help prepare for and successfully navigate key transitions from birth into adulthood. The seminar includes workshops on the special education process, behavioral techniques, available community resources, employment and residential opportunities, and legal and financial planning across all disabilities. Workshop tracks will address younger vs. older children topics.  

Trumbull

  • Saturday, May 13 :: See and learn about birds with models, actual birds nests, bird eggs, and bird feathers at the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center.. Discover how to use field guides and take a nature walk to find signs of birds, as well as make 2 crafts: a pinecone bird feeder and a popsicle bird feeder, to attract birds to your own backyard.
  • Thursday, May 17 :: Kick off Opening Day of the Trumull Farmer’s Market.
  • Monday, May 28 :: Get decked out in patriotic gear, grab a lawn chair and head over to the Trumbull Memorial Day Parade.

Westport

  • Saturday, May 5 :: Bring your little ones to make a beautiful terrarium filled with vibrant flowers and foliage at Terrain.
  • Saturday, May 5 :: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and toast to the unofficial kick-off to summer at Bartaco Westport. Activities include live music, summer bucket list contest, and surprise giveaways.
  • Sunday, May 6 :: Spend your Saturday morning at storytime listening to Llama Llama Loves to Read at Barnes & Noble.
  • Friday, May 11 :: Join Love Has a Home, Inc. at Westport Woman’s Club for an evening of love and celebration with cocktails, appetizers, live music, cameraderie, and lots of fun. Proceeds from this event will help Love Has a Home to build our product inventory so that they can open our on-line store and promote their message of love to the world.
  • Monday, May 28 :: Get decked out in patriotic gear, grab a lawn chair and head over to the Westport Memorial Day Parade.

Wilton

  • Saturday, May 19 :: Touch-a-Truck at Middlebook Middle School, hosted by The Children’s Day School of Wilton. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to get up close, climb on, and take photos with cars and trucks all shapes and sizes. Look for fire trucks, police cars, ambulance, cranes, dump trucks, school buses, big rigs, postal trucks and so much more. In addition to exploring the variety of cars and trucks, kids will have the opportunity to experience Robbie’s Ranch petting zoo, take a ride on the Roaming Railroad, be amazed by the balloon animals from Twisty Bros, take photos with their favorite princesses from A Moment of Magic Foundation, get their face painted, listen to music and jump in the bounce house, just to name a few of the family-friendly activities There will be a quiet hour from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, with no horns or sirens. 
  • Monday, May 28 :: Get decked out in patriotic gear, grab a lawn chair and head over to the Wilton Memorial Day Parade.

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