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Children’s Programs

September

2015 Frolic at French Farm

french farm imagesSunday, September 13, 2015

The entire family is invited to French Farm, where art meets nature in a truly unique private, historic landscape. Children can get up close and personal with the farm's animals; enjoy games, crafts and a scavenger hunt, press cider and explore the fossil garden and pterodactyl tower. Adults can take a horticultural tour of the property led by noted landscape designer Florence Boogaerts or learn about the property's cultural landscape, collections and development in a tour led by Jacek Nidzgorski, long-standing farm resident.

Artists are invited to set up their easels during the event, and visitors are free to snap photos for personal enjoyment. (Permission to publish photos must be obtained by the Friends of French Farm.) A finger-food buffet will include tea sandwiches and sweet and savory pastries by celebrity chef John Barricelli of The SoNo Baking Company. Live music. Advance reservations required. 

The event is made possible by the David R. A. Wierdsma Fund and is chaired by Holly Cassin, April Larken and Catherine Tompkins.

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 1:30 to 4:30 pm; rain or shine

516 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT

Members: $35 for adults and $10 for children 4-12 yrs; Nonmembers: $45 adults and $15 children;
Children under 3 are free.

Purchase tickets below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10

Member Adult: $35

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Member's Child: $10

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Nonmember Adult : $45

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Nonmember Child : $15

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OCTOBER

Fall Festival: A Revolutionary Concept

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

In celebration of the town’s 375th Anniversary, this year’s Fall Festival will focus on early Greenwich history. Reenactors from the Fifth Connecticut Regiment will demonstrate camp life at the time of the American Revolution and march, fire muskets and display uniforms, flags, crafts and weapons from the period.
Visitors may take a hayride along historic Strickland Road; enjoy a family-friendly tour of Bush-Holley House linked to the Fifth Connecticut Regiment; visit the exhibition Greenwich Choices and try their hands at Colonial-inspired crafts. They may also compete in the annual scarecrow-making competition. Registration fee for the competition (in addition to entrance fee) is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers and includes armature (“the bones”), hay for stuffing, twine and a burlap sack for the head. Bring your own clothing and “accessories” to customize your creation.

generously sponsored by First Bank Greenwich

 

Sunday, October 11, 2015, 12:30 to 3:30 pm

12:30 to 3:30 pm

Bush-Holley Historic Site

$10 for adults; $5 for children; $25 for family admission

Scarecrow Competition: $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Please sign up in advance.

Purchase tickets below or call 203-869-6899, Ext. 10

Adult admission: $10

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Child admission: $5

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Family admission: $25

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Scarecrow Competition – Members: $10

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Scarecrow Competition – Non-members: $15

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Custom Programs and One-Day Badge Workshops

Designed to help Girl and Boy Scout troops work toward specific badge requirements. For more information, call 203-869-6899, Ext. 31

Cancellation, Refund and Nonsufficient Funds Policy

A full refund for program and special events payments will be made up to 10 days before the program or event. Within 10 days of the program or event, no refund can be granted, but payments may be changed to tax-deductible contributions at payer's request. A fee of $25 will be charged for checks returned to us for nonsufficient funds.