Family Fun Calendar - April 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.
Photo by CWaits.
Double Dare Live
Tuesday, April 2 •
On your mark, get set, GO! The messiest game show on TV is coming to Hartford when Double Dare Live hits The Bushnell stage on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m.
All the slime soaking, pie plastering and booger busting will be hosted by Double Dare legend Marc Summers. Bring your whole family and you might even get chosen to compete by answering brain-bending trivia questions, complete messy physical stunts and even run the famous obstacle course.
Tickets are $34.50-$54.50. The Bushnell is located at 166 Capitol Avenue. For more information, call 860-987-5900 or visit www.bushnell.org.
April 5-7 •
The international percussion sensation, STOMP, will be making lots of noise when it comes to the Shubert Theatre in New Haven on Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7. STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty and utterly unique — an unforgettable experience for all ages. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — match boxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps — to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.
Tickets are $31-$86. The Shubert Theatre is located at 247 College Street. For more information, call 203-562-5666 or visit shubert.com.
Heckscher Farm Camp In
April 5-6 •
Pack your knapsacks for the first ever Heckscher Farm Camp In at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center in Stamford on Friday, April 5 at 6 p.m. through Saturday, April 6 at 9 a.m. Students, ages 8-12, will start with a make-your-own pizza dinner then explore the farm after hours. Kids will take a night hike, play some group games and have a snack before going to sleep. On Saturday morning, everyone will help give the animals breakfast and then sit down to their own pancakes.
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $125-$135/child. The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is located at 39 Scofieldtown Road. For more information, call 203-322-1646 or visit www.stamfordmuseum.org.
Photo by Sandi O’Reilly.
Saturday, April 27 •
Leap for joy and hop over to the Redding Community Center in Redding for the annual Frog Frolic on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids of all ages will love the arts and crafts, old-fashioned games, a Kiss-A-Frog booth and children’s book sale. Little ones can relax in the Toddler Bubble Garden, then visit Touch-A-Truck Land and more. Hop around the lily pads at the Cake Walk Game and win your choice of over two dozen cakes, before bouncing over to one of the three giant inflatables.
Admission is free and all proceeds benefit the Mark Twain Library. The Redding Community Center is located at 37 Lonetown Road. For more information, call 203-938-2545 or visit marktwainlibrary.org.
March of Dimes March for Babies
Sunday, April 28 in East Hartford
Sunday, May 5 in New Haven, Middlebury, Fairfield
Sunday, June 2 in Uncasville
Make the March for Babies an annual tradition and participate in one (or more) of the marches taking place throughout Connecticut in April, May and June. On Sunday, April 28 walk at Rentschler Field in East Hartford. On Sunday, May 5 walk in Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven; Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury; or Jennings Beach in Fairfield. On Sunday, June 2 walk at the Mohegan Government and Community Center in Uncasville. Each walk also features a special Superhero Sprint fun run for kids.
Check the website for individual registration and walk start times. Entry fee is by donation. For more information, call 888-274-3711 or visit www.marchforbabies.org.