Family Fun Calendar - May 2017

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.

Photo courtesy of Virginia Repertory Theatre.

House at Pooh Corner
Saturday, May 6 • Ridgefield

Whether you are very young or wise to the ways of the world, every so often you have so spend some tender time with faithful friends. Go deep into the Hundred Acre Wood when you see the House at Pooh Corner at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Go on adventures with Christopher Robin, Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl and Tigger. From discovering what to feed Tigger to playing Poohsticks over the bridge, the friends are bound only by their imaginations.

Tickets are $15. The Ridgefield Playhouse is located at 80 East Ridge. For more information, call 203-438-5795 or  visit

Photo courtesy of VStar Entertainment Group.

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend
May 6 and 7 • Wallingford

No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special when you see Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend at Toyota Presents Oakdale in Wallingford on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. Join Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their Sesame Street friends when they welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India to Sesame Street. Together they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities from singing and dancing to sharing cookies.

Performances are at 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $18-$70. Toyota Presents Oakdale is located at 95 South Turnpike Road. For more information, call 203-265-1501 or visit

Ballerina Swan & Carnival of the Animals
May 6 and 7 • Old Saybrook

Laugh and cry as Sophie the swan follows her dream, leaving the safety of her home to find humorous escapades in the ballet classroom when you come to the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook to see Ballerina Swan & Carnival of the Animals on Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7. The ballet concludes with variations from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Saint-Saen’s Carnival of the Animals, where lions, birds and fish frolic on stage.

Performance are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 and 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults; and $12 for children 12 and under. The Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center is located at 300 Main Street. For more information, call 860-510-0473 or visit

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo
Friday, May 12 • Stamford

Go on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia when you come to Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live at the Palace Theatre in Stamford on Friday, May 12. You’ll meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a performance that is sure to thrill. The puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide — but don’t! You won’t want to miss a minute of the fun. 

Performances are at 3:30 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$50. Stamford Palace Theatre is located at 61 Atlantic Street. For more information, call 203-325-4466 or visit

New Britain Memorial Day Parade
Tuesday, May 30 • New Britain

The News Britain Memorial Day Parade will take place on the traditional Memorial Day, Tuesday, May 30, beginning at 6 p.m. The parade honors all veterans and members of the military who have served and are still serving the country. The parade features many local organizations, youth organizations, the New Britain police, fire and EMS departments, school marching bands, fife and drum corps, clowns and a stilt walker. The Sphinx Temple Motor Patrol, cyclists, Temple Guard Units and more will also be part of the festivities. The parade steps off at the top of Broad and Burritt streets, marching on Broad Street to Main Street, passing the reviewing and Grand Stand in Central Park ending at Franklin Square.


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