Things to do in and around town this 4th of July weekend


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This Independence Day weekend is feeling a lot like Memorial Day weekend, with is cooler temps and rainy weather. But a holiday weekend is a holiday weekend and there’s still plenty do in and around our area. Read on for our top picks.

Try a new farm-to-kitchen-table recipe

The SPACE on Ryder Farm farm stand at 406 Starr Ridge Road in Brewster. Image via SPACE on Ryder Farm.

Pull out your favorite cookbook and pick out a new veggie-heavy dish to try. Grab all the seasonal produce you’ll need at SPACE on Ryder Farm’s farm stand, which opened for the reason yesterday. Everything is 50% off throughout the weekend and everything at the stand has been organically grown right on the farm.
Open every day, 24/7

Fill up on health and wellness

The dragonfruit smoothie bowl at O2 Living Sanctuary in Cross River. Image via O2 Living.

Holiday weekends don’t have to completely derail your healthy eating goals. Start your morning off with a coffee coconut smoothie or a dragon fruit smoothie bowl from O2 Living Sanctuary in Cross River. Your body will thank you. While you’re there, drop by O2’s boutique for yoga wear, chakra necklaces, crystal-infused sprays and more.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Explore the life aquatic

Pinniped Cove at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Image via Maritime Aquarium.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk recently debuted an enormous new indoor habitat for their five female harbor seals. “Pinniped Cove,” is Maritime’s largest aquatic display and allows guests to view the seals from three sides and two levels.
Daily, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate America at a community concert

Bring the family out to Ridgefield for a free community concert in Ballard Park. The Russ Kassoff Big Band will be performing iconic songs that celebrate America alongside Broadway tunes from Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte.
Sunday, July 4; 4:00 p.m.

Marvel at an all-American fireworks show
Fireworks shows may be canceled in lots of communities again this year, but the show will go on at Ridgefield’s Family Fireworks show at Ridgefield High School. Shuttle bus services are provided from Barlow Mountain and Scotland Elementary schools. Tickets required.
Monday, July 5; gates open at 6:00 p.m.

Rock out with live music

Multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums are coming to the Ridgefield Playhouse’s outdoor stage. The L.A.-based band recently released their fourth album, “All The Feels.” The Hideaway restaurant in Ridgefield is offering a free glass of wine or beer with entrée when you show your ticket.
Monday, July 5; 7:30 p.m.

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