In the Loop Exciting Events and Family Activities

Rayda Krell

Jen Fixler




We would like to welcome


you to Newcomers!

In the Loop will provide

you with a variety of

opportunities to see and

enjoy what Ridgefield and

the surrounding areas

have to offer.

In this months edition we


have provided you with

details about Holiday


activities for the whole

family, teenager activities,

and events in nearby



Hope you enjoy!










 Ridgefield Playhouse, at the screening of "Miss Representation".

   April 30th, 7 pm
Support our girls and future leaders by attending this first ever collaborative event between the Ridgefield League of Women Voters and the Girls Scouts! 

Twenty-five senior Girl Scouts from Ridgefield High School are exploring the voice of women throughout the world. They will be hosting a communitywide showing of the documentary "Miss Representation," which addresses the oft times appalling portrayal of women in the media. This film is rated PG-13. It has an edgy beginning and also touches on sensitive topics, but is mostly a series of interviews with some of the most important women in the U.S. today in the arenas of politics, media, and  business.  The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of women leaders in business, politics and media about their experiences, and what we can do to push back on negative portrayal of strong women. Tickets, $5-$10, available at Squash's, Books on the Common or at box office at time of showing. 


Kids Festival 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014
(rain date Sunday, April 27)
10:00am to 4:00pm
Ballard Park
Main Street, Ridgefield

Sponsored by
Kiwi Country Day Camp, the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, and Ridgefield Parks and Recreation, Kids Festival 2014 will feature activities for all ages including: Face-painting, Vendor Crafts and Amazing Inflatable Fun activities.

Kids Festival 2014 activities will include:

Face Painting
Music & Dancing
Gaga Pits
Martial Arts Demonstration
and Inflatable Fun Area featuring:
Bounce house
Obstacle Course
Tall Dual Slide

(Wristbands or Tickets required for Inflatable Fun Area:
$10 wristband for unlimited turns or $1 ticket for 1 turn)




Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum 's 50th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, April 5 · 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Aldrich Museum

258 Main Street

For fifty years, The Aldrich has been a major contributor to the vibrant dialogue that has shaped contemporary art. Join us at a sixties-themed benefit honoring 1997 Aldrich Emerging Artist Award recipient Roxy Paine and celebrate the Museum's on-going commitment to outstanding new art and innovative public programs.

In addition to the gala festivities, which will take place in an elegant marquee in the Museum's sculpture garden, guests will enjoy a preview of the first installment of our Anniversary series of exhibitions, highlighting not just the Museum's legacy, but the relationship between the era in which it was founded and our current cultural landscape.

For reservations and inquiries, please contact
Lora Evinger | Livet Reichard Company | 212.868.8450,




The Annual Easter Egg Scramble

April 12

Ballard Park


The Easter Bunny is coming to town! Children will collect eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, and enjoy springtime in the park. This free event is cosponsored by Ridgefield Parks & Recreation and the Ridgefield Rotary Club.

For more information call (203) 431-2755 or visit




Ridgefield Playhouse: An Evening with Art Garfunkel

Date: Friday, April 11
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: The

RidgefieldPlayhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT

After a hiatus from performing due to complications with his vocal chords for the past two years, Garfunkel explains: "The voice is back. I'm in flight again.” After a long and arduous journey, Garfunkel has recently embarked on a national tour which features a stripped down band – just him and Tab Leven, his guitar player. In recent years Garfunkel has enjoyed a more interactive show format where the audience has a chance to engage him. This tour will feature music, poetry and an audience Q&A!

Tickets: $65

for more info go to:




Ridgefield BandJam 2014!

Date: Sun, 04/27/2014

Time: 4:00pm

Ridgefield Playhouse

Does Your Band Rock?  Enter the 2014

Ridgefield BandJam!  Open to area Middle School and High School bands.
Entries are due by Saturday, February 22, 2014.

Live Tryouts:  March 17 Middle School  |  March 18 High School

The best middle school and high school band around will rock out at the Playhouse during Ridgefield BandJam 2014!!  What began as a charity event for The Playhouse has become a much anticipated competition where middle school and high school students perform before a panel of industry professionals for the title of BandJam Winner!

For complete details visit

Tickets: $20 ~ Student price: $15




Spring Events Around





The Kaleidoscope Ball
Saturday, April 5, 2014


Stones Museum

Mathews Park,

303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06850

Join us for a spectacular evening of fine dining, distinguished entertainment and joyful dancing as we celebrate the growth of healthy children and healthy communities.

The Kaleidoscope Ball supports the museum’s accessibility initiative, Open Arms. The monies raised will make it possible for every child to enjoy the museum experience, regardless of physical or developmental challenges, language barriers or the ability to pay. This year, Open Arms will allow more than 60,000 children and families to enjoy the wonderful learning adventures that

Stepping  Stones Museum for Children offers.

6:30 pm- Cocktails,Hors d’oeuvres, Silent Auction

8:00 pm Dinner by Abigail Kirsch, Live Auction, Stepping Up for Children Awards,

For tickets and more info go to




Americathe Beautiful Sip & Savor Series: New York City

Jones Winery Tasting Room

Wed, 04/16/14

 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our Sip & Savors offer guests a light-hearted yet knowledgeable discussion on the pairing of foods and wines.  Our chef prepares a delicious, farm-style family supper which we enjoy with four wine tastings while we discuss the culture and flavor basics of what we are eating and drinking with our wine educator and a Jones farmer.

Americathe Beautiful:  New York City

Featuring Manhattan clam chowder (deconstructed), porterhouse steak with twice-baked potato, greens and roasted root vegetable, and cheese cake

Limited to 16 students.  Cost: $65 per student.

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