Sunny Days!

A roundup of fun places to take the kids that you may have forgotten about



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Bruce Park

A recreational heaven, Bruce Park is a great place to take your kids to keep them off the couch and active. The park offers everything from tennis courts, to athletic fields, to fitness trails, to a playground and sports equipment shed that your kids will go crazy for. Those desiring a more peaceful outing will enjoy the park. A quaint pond and picturesque scenery accompany the sports space, making it a great place for a picnic and relaxing get away.

104 Mason St; 869-1328

Soundwaters

What kid doesn’t love the sea? Soundwaters, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating kids about the Long Island sound, provides the ultimate hands-on experience for your crab-loving, fish-obsessed children. The organization offers a number of different classes/programs that allow kids to interact with their marine environment, including touching and safely catching animals and sailing. It is a unique experience kids will remember well into the fall.

1281 Cove Rd. Stamford, CT; 323-1978

Audobon Center

The Audobon Center of Greenwich, the National Audobon Center’s first environmental education center, is a pretty cool place. The 295-acre sanctuary provides a taste of the many oft-forgotten wonders of nature: seven miles of wooded hiking trails, nature exhibits, a honey-bee hive exhibit, a nature supply gift store and more. Guided hikes among the area’s many elements, including swamps, are always available.

613 Riversville Rd; 869-5272

Byram Shubert Library

An extension of the Greenwich Library, this library is dedicated to providing books and experiences that its constituents desire. The library provides enjoyable children’s activities such as playing with clay, learning to play chess, taking hip-hop, and even holding snakes! One special program the library now sponsors is called Read to a Dog, which allows children to read and interact with a dog at the library.

21 Mead Ave; 531-0426

Greenwich Polo Club

Searching for a touch of class? Bring your kids to the Greenwich Polo Club on Sundays, where you can sit and witness public USPA high-goal polo matches in July and September. The sport is incredibly interesting and unique, and definitely something your child doesn’t see everyday.

80 Field Point Rd., 3rd Floor; 561-5821

YWCA

The public facility, of course, offers a myriad of children’s programs such as summer camps and swimming clinics that provide rich and educational experiences. A fun place to take your kids in the summer that you may not have known about is the YWCA’s unique water playground: here, spouts of water coming up from the ground unleash endless amounts of watery fun as kids splash and run around in the droplets. Children may also enjoy the Scuba for Children program in the summer.

259 East Putnam Ave; 869-6501

Byram Beach

As the destination for the town’s only public pool, Byram Beach is an obvious hotspot for kids. But don’t fret, parents: the beach, located on a beautiful 20-acre spot on the shore, is no mere playpen. Children and adults alike will enjoy admiring the scenic setting, full of beautiful flora and spots to soak up the sun. Other recreational activities, such as tennis and adults swim classes, are available, as well.

281 Byram Shore Rd; 861-3170

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Exhibit Ira BARKOFF

    2014.10.11
     @ Canfin Gallery

    “The beauty of the physical world becomes a metaphor for the capacity of the spirit to reveal itself". Ira Barkoff Evocation of...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Flinn Gallery Art Opening

    2014.10.30
     @ Flinn Gallery 2nd floor

    FLINN GALLERY Opening Reception 'IN FOCUS' Thursday October 30, 6 - 8pm Seven artists share their visions - Carolyn Conrad,...

  • IMAGINE CANDY- SWEET TASTINGS!!!

    2014.10.24
     @ Imagine Candy

    Imagine Candy located in Scarsdale Village- Winner of 2014 Best West of Westchester by Westchester Magazine- holds a Belgian Chocolate and Candy...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....

  • Harvest Fair and Gift Show

    2014.11.01
     @ Second Congregational Church

    Event Will Include Hay Mazes, Games, Crafts, Food, Holiday Shopping The community is invited to a Harvest Fair and Gift Show on Saturday, Nov....

  • New Fitness Class: SalsaTone

    2014.11.01
     @ Latin Moves Dance Studio

    Starting November 1st ~ Every Saturday morning 10 to 11 AM Instructor: Melissa Lopez Start your weekend off right with this exciting cardio...

  • Lynne Scalo Design Opening

    2014.11.05

    Please join Lynne Scalo, Greenwich Magazine and athome Magazine to celebrate the Greenwich showroom opening of Lynne Scalo Design Cocktails...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show

    2014.11.06
     @ Hyatt Regency Greenwich

    Breast Cancer Alliance to Host Branching Out, Coming Together, Aspiring to a Cure 19th Annual Benefit Luncheon & Fashion Show: November 6,...

  • Free Screening of Documentary ' Children of the Inquisition'

    2014.11.06
     @ Bush-Holley House

    Join filmmaker Joseph Lovett as he presents his documentary film and multi-platform project of personal exploration and...

  • P.A.L.S. 2nd Annual Soarin' Soiree~ November 7, 2014

    2014.11.07
     @ Greenwich Country Club

    You are invited to join our State Senator, L. Scott Frantz and our First Selectman, Peter J. Tesei, for an awe-inspiring evening to benefit Patient...

  • John Hardy Event

    2014.11.08
     @ Bloomingdale's

    John Hardy One of a kind. One at a time. Each by hand. Bloomingdale's is inviting YOU to meet the head designer Guy Bedarida as he presents...

  • Olivine Gabbro Opening

    2014.11.08

    Olivine Gabbro invites you to join them for their Opening Party! DJ | Cocktails | H'Orderves | Gift Bags Made to Measure Beautifully...

  • Meet Joshua Safran, Author of "Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid"

    2014.11.11
     @ YWCA Greenwich

    Meet the author of this powerful memoir. Joshua Safran is an author, attorney, occasional rabbi, and nationally recognized advocate for...

  • Markham Roberts: Decorating the Way I See It

    2014.11.13
     @ Belle Haven Club

    Join us as Interior Designer Markham Roberts shares coveted design insights, key to creating the perfect home. The program will include...


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