Hanging on to the End of Summer with Oysters, Beach Concerts and...Phineas and Ferb?

Don't let summer go just yet, there are still all sorts of fun activities for the whole family this week.

Tonight is your last chance for music on the beach. The Calf Pasture Concert Finale will feature The Responders with music from the British Invasion, Motown and more. Dress in 60's Mod attire, the kids would love to see that – if it's not too embarrassing. Be sure to check out the Classic Car Show hosted by the Coachmen Rod and Custom Club at 6 p.m. Bring a picnic and a beach chair, and don't forget a canned food contribution for the St. Vincent De Paul food bank. The concert is at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 with a rain date of Sept. 8.

This week marks the third anniversary of the death of New Canaan , who died at age 11 from an extremely rare form of brain cancer. One of Mikey’s favorite foods was Baskin-Robbins ice cream. In an effort to express their thanks to New Canaan residents for their support of the Mikey Czech Foundation, the Stephen J. Czech family is sponsoring 11 Cent Scoop Night at the New Canaan  in memory of Mikey Czech on Friday, Sept. 9 from 6-10 p.m. Baskin-Robbins will sell single scoops of ice cream for 11 cents each. Limit one scoop per person and you must be present to purchase the 11 cent scoop – no exceptions.

Celebrate the oyster!  The will be in full bi-valve swing this weekend with all sorts of fun activities for the kids, including the Pirates Coast Adventure with pirates, treasure hunts, storytelling and activities; The Kids' Cove with games, rides and entertainment; a world-renowned sand sculptor who will exhibit his talents with help from the kids; an action-packed performance by Marvel Super Heroes; and  BMX and Motorcross Stunt Shows. As always, there will be continuous music, arts and crafts, and amazing food from barbeque to, yes, oysters, as well as chowder and chili cook-offs. Sunday is Family Day with special admission prices, discounted rides and more. Friday 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Sept. 9, 10, 11

Grab the family and leave the stove behind. Have a delicious barbeque dinner provided by Jeff's Cuisine in SoNo Park for the last of the featuring music by Acoustic Wilton. 5-8 p.m. on Sept. 8

Phineas and Ferb fans unite! These beloved characters from Disney Channel's animated series embark on a live action adventure. Disney's Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! is a high-energy stage production at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport which will surely thrill your little ones. 7 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 9

The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield offers a great program, Drop-In Weekend: Family-Friendly Hands-On Activities, every Saturday and Sunday. Check out the cutting-edge contemporary art exhibits, then learn more about the work you've just seen through free, self-guided, hands-on projects for all levels. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sept. 10 and 11

Star light, star bright, check out Astronomy Nightat the Stamford Museum and Nature Center. Head to the Observatory for a presentation on the Andromeda Galaxy, then view the night sky through their fabulous 22-inch telescope. Best for children over 5, the presentation is rain or shine, while the viewing hours are weather permitting. 7 p.m. on Sept. 9

A quiet way to reflect on September 11 might be to partake in Westport's Earthplace Walk for Wildlife. Bring the family, including the dog, to stroll over two miles of beautiful trails. Browse pet-related exhibits and vendors and see a special police dog demonstration. This is a fundraising event – if you raise over $50 from sponsors, your $15 entry fee is waived. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on September 11

tomB September 07, 2011 at 02:33 PM
exactly how does this carnival celebrate and educate people about the importance the oyster industry used to have in Norwalk. the Seaport Association has allowed this once nice celebration to turn into a shameless money grab.


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