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Cool Down in Town

3 Ways to Beat the Heat in Greenwich



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Summer is here and that means hot weather and bored kids. If you’re looking for some fun in the sun — while staying cool — check out our top places in Greenwich for keeping cool, no AC required.

YWCA Splash Park

You can’t spend all summer basking in a cool dark movie theater, especially with young children. If you’re looking to have fun in the sun, without sweltering, head over to the YWCA and take advantage of their Splash Park. Kids will love this unique space that’s like a playground in the water. There’s nothing else like it in Fairfield County. Not a member of the YWCA? No worries, non-members may use the splash park at a cost of $15/hour per child.

YWCA

259 East Putnam Ave

Greenwich

Rent a Boat, Kayak or Paddleboard

Greenwich residents are a lucky bunch. Not only do we have access to gorgeous Greenwich Point but we can easily and affordably rent sailboats, kayaks or paddleboards from Greenwich Sailing. Don’t know your starboard from your port, or not confident that you can actually stand up on a paddle board? Greenwich Community Sailing at Greenwich Point offers instruction for adults and children in a group or private setting, so there’s nothing to stop you from catching a cool breeze on the sound.

Pack a Picnic and Rock Out

A hot summer day may not be comfortable but a hot summer night is a thing of beauty. Especially when you pair a warm evening with a picnic and some live music. There are plenty of al fresco concerts in Greenwich this summer to choose from. Roger Sherman Park holds concerts every Wednesday night from July 10 – August 21st. Click here for a schedule of bands, which range from R&B to orchestra, and everything in between. Another option is the Dixieland Jazz Band Concerts on the Sound where you can board the Island Beach Ferry for a night of music on an island. Who says you have to leave the town border for a vacation?

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Greenwich Agenda

  • In Our Own Backyard - Augustus Smith and Richard Daggy

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     @ New Canaan Historical Society

    A new exhibition of paintings at the New Canaan Historical Society titled:  In Our Own Backyard –  Augustus Smith and Richard...

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  • Northern Baroque Splendor. The HOHENBUCHAU COLLECTION from: LIECHTENSTEIN. The Princely Collections, Vienna

    2014.12.30
     @ Bruce Museum

    The Hohenbuchau Collection is one of the largest and most varied collections of Northern Baroque art assembled in recent years and is now on...

  • Passover Interfaith Seder at Temple Sholom

    2015.04.03
     @ Temple Sholom

    Leave the holiday cooking to us! Join Rabbi Mitch and special guest Sheldon Low as we celebrate Passover with a traditional seder for people of all...

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    2015.04.04
     @ Temple Sholom

    Sing your heart out at our musical seder with Rav David and Cantor Asa. Co-sponsored with Temple Sholom Sisterhood. Cost: $36/adult, $18/child....

  • MASTERS AND MIXERS, PAINT AND SIP PARTIES

    2015.04.04

    Uncork your creativity and let go with Masters and Mixers, the first paint and sip party host in Fairfield County! Adults who want to learn to...

  • Polo at Conyers Farm

    2015.04.05
     @ Les Beaux Arts Gallery

    Escape the Cold and Experience “Polo at Conyers Farm” Infinite creative possibilities are explored through Ted Berkowitz’s acrylics,...

  • Spring Break Workshops at the New Canaan Historical Society - April 7th - 10th

    2015.04.07
     @ New Canaan Historical Society

    April 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th 9:00 am to 12:00p.m. Ages 8 -11 April 7th: Colonial Gardens and Herb Lore Create and bring home your own mini...

  • Jewish Meditation at Temple Sholom

    2015.04.07
     @ Temple Sholom

    Join us for a meditative program focusing on calmness, stillness and reflection. Meditation has deep roots in Jewish tradition; Cantor Asa (who has...

  • Movie Night: Unacceptable Levels

    2015.04.07
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Unacceptable Levels, is a film by Ed Brown that examines the unseen threat of toxic chemicals in our daily lives.  Experts that include...

  • Build Better Lives through Bridge

    2015.04.08
     @ Wee Burn Country Club

    Join Family & Children’s Agency on April 8 at Wee Burn Country Club for a morning of breakfast and bridge! Build Better Lives through...

  • AUDITIONS - Spotlight Theatre announces Auditions for Stephen Sondheim's Broadway Hit Musical FOLLIES

    2015.04.08
     @ Peekskill Senior Center of Field Library

    Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a 1971 reunion in a crumbling...

  • The Art of Growing Food

    2015.04.08
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    Ellen Ecker Ogden, co-founder of The Cook's Garden seed catalog and author of the new book, The Complete Kitchen Garden shares her...

  • A Walk in the Woods at the Montgomery Pinetum Park

    2015.04.09
     @ Garden Education Center of Greenwich

    With the dawn of spring, the wonders of nature abound at the Montgomery Pinetum.  Join Lisa Beebe, GEC Director of Horticulture, for a...


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