Family Fun Calendar - February 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.
Saturday, February 2 •
Photo courtesy of the Shubert Theatre.
The ultimate romantic ballet, Sleeping Beauty, will be performed by the National Ballet Theatre of Odessa at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven on Saturday, February 2 at 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Tchaikovsky’s enchanting fantasy story is based on one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time. Almost 130 years since it was first staged, Sleeping Beauty has become one of the world's most popular ballets. The National Ballet Theatre of Odessa’s company of over 50 dancers brings this romantic tale of true love to life.
Best for ages 8 and up. Tickets are $39-$69. The Shubert Theatre is located at 247 College Street. For more information, call 203-562-5666 or visit shubert.com.
American Girl Live!
Sunday, February 3 •
Bring your favorite doll to the premiere stage production of American Girl Live! at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield on Sunday, February 3 at 4 p.m. 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.
Tickets are $57.50. Add-ons include a Superstar VIP and Ticket Bundle for $157.50; and $107.50 for a post-show Meet and Greet Ticket Bundle. The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge. For more information, call 203-438-5795 or visit www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org.
The 2019 Connecticut Kids Fair
February 9 and 10 •
Photo courtesy of Jenks Productions.
Looking for family fun? Come to the 2019 Connecticut Kids Fair on Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The exciting weekend is filled with fun activities for children of all ages. Enjoy kids’ entertainment, rides, exhibits, attractions, games, prizes and so much more.
The fair takes place from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday; and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults; and $5 for kids 12 and under. The Connecticut Convention Center is located at 100 Columbus Boulevard. For more information, call 860-563-2111 or visit www.jenksproductions.com.
Providence Children’s Film Festival
February 15-28 •
Explore new worlds when you come to the 10th annual Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) beginning on Friday, February 15 and running through Thursday, February 28 in downtown Providence, RI. Enjoy more than 10 days of screenings, film making workshops and activities, along with post-film conversations that help deepen the film watching experience. During the festival, PCFF screens an average of 18 feature-length and more than 100 short films made by filmmakers from around the world.
The Providence Children’s Film Festival takes place at multiple venues within walking distance of downtown Providence. For more information, visit www.providencechildrensfilmfestival.org.
President’s Day Program
Tuesday, February 19 •
Looking for a great way to spend the day off from school? Come to the Discovery Museum in Bridgeport for the Presidents’ Day Program on Tuesday, February 19 from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Enjoy some of the coolest mad science around. Experiment with a variety of STEM topics, including chemistry, physics and robotics. For students in grades K-6.
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $50 for members; and $60 for non-members for the full-day program. Extended day options are $20 for members; and $25 for nonmembers. The Discovery Museum is located at 4450 Park Avenue. For more information, call 203-372-3521, ext. 114 or visit www.discoverymuseum.org.