Family Fun Calendar - January 2019
Each month Connecticut Parent Magazine runs an extensive Family Fun Calendar, featuring events throughout Connecticut. All encompassing and comprehensive, it is a section our readers consistently look to and rely on to plan their family activities for the month. Below is just a small sampling of what is currently being showcased. These events mirror our Editor's Picks, and the events that lead off the current edition of the Family Fun Calendar.
Young Choreographer’s Festival
Sunday, January 6 •
For anyone who loves to dance and wants to be the first to see future choreographers debut their work, this is the perfect opportunity to see creativity in the making.
Come to the Young Choreographers Festival on Sunday, January 6 at 7 p.m. at the Stamford Palace Theatre in Stamford where choreographers, between the ages of 13-18, will present their original pieces. Each segment is no more than four minutes long and will include no less than five dancers.
Tickets are $15-$35. The Stamford Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street. For more information, call 203-325-4466 or visit palacestamford.org.
Photo courtesy of Feld Entertainment.
Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment
January 10-13 • Hartford
Enter the dazzling world of Disney magic when you come to the XL Center in Hartford to see Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment on Thursday, January 10 through Sunday, January 13.
Rev up for non-stop fun with four favorite Disney stories. Thrill to high speed stunts as Lightning McQueen and the crew of Cars races across the ice. Dive into to undersea kingdom with The Little Mermaid, and get ready for adventure with the gang from Toy Story as they escape from Sunnyside Daycare. Then enter the wintry world of
Arendelle with Anna and Elsa.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15-$80. The XL Center is located at 1 Civic Center Plaza. For more information, call 860-249-6333 or visit www.xlcenter.com.
American Girl Live
January 11-13 •
Bring your favorite doll to the premiere stage production of American Girl Live at The Bushnell in Hartford from Friday, January 11 through Sunday, January 13. Come along to overnight camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home.
As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams and learn the power of friendship.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $30-$69. The Bushnell is located at 166 Capitol Avenue. For more information, call 860-987-5900 or visit www.bushnell.org.
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Saturday, January 12 •
Raise the baton, it’s time to tune up because the New Haven Symphony String Quintet is coming to the Davis Street School in New Haven for a performance of the Three Billy Goats Gruff on Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
This lively and interactive chamber concert is perfect for introducing little ones, ages 3-9, to the instruments of the orchestra. Learn about the melodies and explore some famous tunes to see how they change throughout the piece. The concert ends with the classic fairy tale, Three Billy Goats Gruff. There will be an instrument petting zoo after the concert.
Admission is free. The Davis Street School is located at 35 Davis Street. For more information, call 203-865-0831 or visit newhavensymphony.org.
Photo courtesy of the Maritime Aquarium.
January 26 and 27 •
Help LEGO experts create an enormous aquarium-themed scene during LEGO Weekend at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27.
LEGO experts will engineer a big, fun project made entirely out of LEGO blocks. They’ll create the scene, but it needs animals! Visitors can build small LEGO marine creatures that will be part of the finished piece. There will also be additional LEGO-focused activities in the aquarium.
Visit LEGO Weekend from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the aquarium is $24.95 for adults; $22.95 for seniors, ages 65 and older; $17.95 for children, ages 3-12; and free for kids under 3. The Maritime Aquarium is located at 10 North Water Street. For more information, call 203-852-0700 or visit www.maritimequarium.org.