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Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:30pm - 9:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Classical Music, piano
    - 13-year old pianist Adam Jackson will be the first of Impromptu's "Prodigies" to perform. Listeners in Wales, the United States, and Poland have all remarked that his performances at age 12 often surpassed those of seasoned adults.

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    Bach. Prelude and Fugue in D minor WTC Book 2
    Haydn. Sonata No. 49 in E-flat
    Drozdoff. Elegia, Larghetto in B minor, Andantino in F
    Liszt. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
    Granados. Fandango de Candil (from Goyescas)

    ADAM JACKSON was born in the UK to a Polish mother and a Welsh father, and began his piano studies at the age of 7 after his family moved from Dubai to the United States. He is the student of renowned pianist, Ms. Benita Meshulam, and has just turned 13 this past summer.

    In 2013, Adam entered and won the Leschetizky Association Gifted Youth competition in New York. While still only 10 years old, he won the first Hoff-Barthelson Music School/Westchester Symphony student concerto competition and played the 1st movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 with the Symphony of Westchester. In March 2014, he played the 3rd movement of the same concerto in a master class with David Dubal, the noted American pianist, broadcaster, and Juilliard School professor. Just after he turned 11, Adam won the Under 16 piano competition at the National Eisteddfod of Wales, and was a runner up in the Blue Riband.

    The year 2015 saw a marked increase in the number, frequency, and amplitude of Adam’s accomplishments: he participated in a master class with renowned pianist Ilana Vered; performed at the Leschetizky Association’s Living Artists Recital; was invited to and performed the whole of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with orchestra at the Siletz Bay Music Festival, Oregon; performed at Jocelyn Freeman’s invitation in her piano recital at the Newport Music Society, Wales; performed at the Theodor Leschetizky memorial tribute concert in New York City; played the first movement of Beethoven’s 1st Piano Concerto with the New York Chamber Players Orchestra in New York City; made an appearance at the Mezzrow Jazz Club, New York City; and performed Scarlatti at the New York Youth Players Concert.

    This year, Adam again won the Leschetizky Association Gifted Youth Competition, performing the first movement of Haydn’s Piano Sonata 49 in E-flat major. He also participated in Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s “Festivals in Style” and he was invited to perform music by Haydn and Liszt at the donor’s reception of the HBMS Annual Benefit Concert. In April, Adam appeared in a New York City master class with the American pianist Alan Weiss, Professor of Music at both the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven, Belgium and the Utrecht Conservatory, Netherlands. That same month, he reached the finals of the Adelphi Orchestra Concerto Competition in New York. Adam returned to Siletz Bay the summer of 2016 where he not only performed Mozart’s 23rd Piano Concerto with the Festival Orchestra, but also gave a solo recital. Later that summer, he appeared in another recital at the Fishguard International Music Festival, Wales UK.

    This performance is a collaboration between Lyric Hall Theater and The Drozdoff Society's Impromptu! Classical Music Recital Series.
    Lyric Hall Theater
    827 Whalley Avenue New Haven CT 06515
    Natasha Cherny 347.224.7577 natasha@vladimirdrozdoff.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

    The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us--women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

    In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

    We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.
     
           

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • - Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
     
           

Friday, January 27th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 7:07pm EST.
     
           

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 1:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, photography, 19th century, Norwalk, old photos, wet plate photography
    - Fine photographic artist, N.W. Gibbons, will present a lecture and rare demo of the 19th century “wet plate” photography process, Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00pm at the Norwalk Historical Society Museum. He has been producing wet plate photographs, for over 15 years. Learn how these photographs are created, as Mr. Gibbons walks through the steps of his precise wet plate process to create a tintype photograph. Admission is $10. Tickets can be purchased online at norwalkhistoricalsociety.org. Seating is limited. If the event is cancelled by the Norwalk Historical Society due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1:00pm. The Norwalk Historical Society Museum is located at 141 East Avenue. The front entrance is accessible from the Norwalk City Hall parking area at 125 East Avenue. The Museum is in the red brick house with blue double front doors, next to the Norwalk Health Department.

    Photographers during the mid to late 19th century used the “wet plate” process to develop tintypes and ambrotypes. Tintypes and ambrotypes are direct positive images on metal or glass respectively. Each image is a unique "edition of one" as there is no negative from which to make duplicate prints. Wet plate images are noted for their extremely fine grain images with a long tonal scale.

    Attendees will be able to view original 19th century tintypes and ambrotypes in the Norwalk Historical Society's new exhibit, Self and the World: Experiencing Photography in 19th Century Norwalk. The exhibit is curated by Elizabeth Avery and graphic designs by Scott Kuykendall. On display are never before seen daguerreotypes, family portraits, cartes de visite photographs, plate glass negatives, stereoscopes and an original early Kodak camera, that helps tell the story of the early age of photography and its influence on the people of Norwalk.

    N.W. Gibbons is a fine photographic artist from Westport, CT and has worked in large format non-digital photographic media since the mid-1970’s, and since 1999 has produced work using a number of different 19th century photo processes. Mr. Gibbons creates very large tintypes and ambrotypes and favors cityscapes and landscapes in lower Fairfield County and New York State. Past bodies of work include the bridges of the Merritt Parkway and the former industrial mills of Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mr. Gibbons’ work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Yale Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Modern Art. When not making wet plate images, Mr. Gibbons is a full-time Fire Inspector for the Westport Fire Department. He is also an Associate Fellow of Branford College at Yale University. Mr. Gibbons' website is: click for details

    For more information on the 19th Century Wet Plate Photography Demo & Lecture visit click for details, e-mail info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org , or call 203-846-0525. The Norwalk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

    Photo Credit: N.W. Gibbons
    Norwalk Historical Society Museum
    141 East Ave. Norwalk CT 06851
    Norwalk Historical Society 203.846.0525 info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 12:00pm - 4:00pm | Local Events, festival, food and drink
    - The Common Bond Market, located at 40 Huntington St. Shelton, CT, will be hosting their 2nd annual Beer & Snack Super Bowl Tasting Event on Sunday, January 29th from 12-4 pm. This party style event will showcase some of the Common Bond Market’s favorite products for attendees to taste and purchase in preparation for their Super Bowl parties the following week.
    Some of the featured demonstrations will be Owl’s Brew Radler Beer, Spiked Seltzer, Two Roads Brewery, Lesser Evil snacks, Nature’s Path Que Pasa Chips, Owl’s Brew seltzer mixes , Plucked Salsa, Revi’s Mediterranean Cuisine, Ripe juices, Shpickles pickles, Superkrauts sauerkraut, and Common Bond Market’s own kitchen creations. Other samples available for tasting include Abraham’s Hummus, Brad’s Organic salsa, Garden of Eatin’ chips, GH Cretors popcorn, Hi I’m Skinny snacks, Hoardable Hot Sauce, Sound Tea, Vermont Smoke & Cure meats, and Vuka Energy Drink.
    The event will feature demonstrations, refreshments, samples, discounts, raffle prizes, and giveaways. The event is free to attend, family friendly, and open to the public. Must be over 21 to try alcohol samples.

    The Common Bond Market 40 Huntington Street Shelton CT 06484
    The Common Bond Market 203.513.8200
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando , FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Monday, January 30th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | 7:00pm - 7:30pm | Religious Events, Relaxation Meditation Chanting Praying
    - Are you looking for some time for quiet contemplation? Are you looking for a worship experience in which there is no sermon and nobody telling you what to believe before you're sure you believe it? The a service of Taize evening prayer may be for you!

    This 30 minute service is inspired by the international ecumenical monastic community of Taize, France. This service consists of simple, modern chants sung repetitively or in a round, a brief reading of Scripture, a long of period of peaceful silence, and some time for intercessory prayer.

    There is no preaching, no monetary collection, no attempt at recruiting church members; it is simply a time to come together in song and prayer. People who have attended often comment on the rich spiritual atmosphere of the service. Its serenity and simplicity provide a wonderful mid-week opportunity to feed one's soul.
    Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport
    275 Huntington Road Stratford CT 06614
    Church Office 203.378.1020 church.office@uucgb.org

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Library Events, Pequot Library, special collections, cookbooks, libraries, Southport, rare books
    - The oldest entry of the exhibition is Bartolomeo Platina’s De honesta voluptate et valetudine (“On honorable pleasure and health”), widely considered the first printed cookbook (1475). An Italian Renaissance humanist writer, gastronomist, and Vatican librarian, Platina presents recipes with a balanced and measured commentary on health. His compilation of Roman ideas about fine dining circulated throughout Europe.

    Another key feature of the exhibition are cookbooks by famed American chef Fannie Merritt Farmer and her teachers Maria Parloa and Mary J. Lincoln. Several cookbooks by celebrated chef Julia Child will be on view, including Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Also on display will be Accum’s Treatise on Adulterations of Food and Culinary Poisons (1820), The Southport Fire Department Cookbook, and unique books featuring meatless options for vegetarians and gluten-free choices for the paleo-taste palate.

    In conjunction with the exhibit, Pequot Library is asking for holiday recipe submissions. Contribute recipes for your favorite holiday dish or dessert either at the Front Desk or email to specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org. The recipes will be added to the growing Pequot Community Cookbook.

    Dates of exhibition: December 10, 2016 - February 5, 2017. The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library hours.

    Please visit click for details to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!
    Pequot Library
    720 Pequot Avenue Southport CT 06890
    Front Desk 203.259.0346 specialcollections@pequotlibrary.org
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.
     
           

Monday, February 6th, 2017

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, photography, art, McCurry, India, travel, museum
    - The Housatonic Museum of Art presents the exhibition, Steve McCurry: India, featuring forty-four incredible photographs that capture the vibrant color and chaos, providing a stunning backdrop for the ordinary people who live and work in an extraordinary place. The exhibit begins Thursday, January 12 and continues through February 10, 2017. All are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

    Best known for his iconic ‘Afghan Girl’ image that graced the cover of National Geographic over 30 year ago, McCurry stands as one of the most important voices in contemporary photography. With scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name, McCurry recently turned to India for inspiration. He says, “I was looking for street scenes, images that show the economy, recreation, and religion—pictures that address the key elements of a place and, at the same time, are interesting in their own right.”

    Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a study in contrasts: of luxury and of squalor, of millionaires and beggars, of deep spirituality and sophisticated commerce, combining the ancient and the contemporary. McCurry reveals India’s beauty and also remarks on its contradictions. He documents the people, spiritual life, historic sites, urban centers and the landscape creating aesthetically beautiful images that captivate the viewer.

    McCurry has gone on to create stunning images over six continents. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element that made his celebrated image of the Afghan Girl such a powerful image. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including: the Robert Capa Gold Medal, National Press Photographers Award, and an unprecedented four first prize awards from the World Press Photo contest. The Minister of French Culture appointed McCurry a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, and most recently the Royal Photographic Society in London awarded McCurry the Centenary Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

    McCurry books include The Imperial Way (1985), Monsoon (1988), Portraits (1999), South Southeast (2000), Sanctuary (2002), The Path to Buddha: A Tibetan Pilgrimage (2003), Steve McCurry (2005), Looking East (2006), In the Shadow of Mountains (2007), The Unguarded Moment (2009), The Iconic Photographs (2011), Untold: The Stories Behind the Photographs (2013), From These Hands: A Journey Along the Coffee Trail (2015), India (2015), and On Reading (2016).

    About the Housatonic Museum of Art
    The Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA) is home to one of the premier college art collections in the United States. Its collection offers students and the community alike the opportunity to view works that span the history of art from the ancient to the contemporary. Unique to the Housatonic Community College campus, this permanent collection is on continuous display throughout the 300,000 square foot facility, offering a rare opportunity for both art enthusiasts and casual observers to view and interact with the art on a daily basis. Visit click for details to learn more.

    Housatonic Museum of Art
    900 Lafayette Blvd Bridgeport CT 06604
    Robbin Zella 203.332.5052 rzella@hcc.commnet.edu
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

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