Family Fun This Weekend

Dinosaur footprints and more.

St. Catherine of Siena -  - 4 Riverside Ave., Riverside, CT; 203-637-3661

When: Now through Saturday, August 20; Tuesday - Thursday 6 - 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 6 - 11 p.m.

Why go: Annual festival with music, rides and food.

Pricing: Bracelet nights Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday $25; individual tickets on Friday and Saturday; Refreshments for sale.


Dinosaur State Park Day - Dinosaur State Park, 400 West St., Rocky Hill, CT; Park INFOLINE: 860-529-8423, FDPA Office: 860-257-7601, Park Staff: 860-529-5816

When: Saturday, Aug. 20; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why Go: The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Friends of Dinosaur State Park and Arboretum will host a celebration of the 45th anniversary of the discovery of 2,000 early Jurassic dinosaur footprints in Rocky Hill, CT. Outdoor activities to include: live animal demonstrations by Roaring Brook Nature Center (snakes) and A Place Called Hope (Birds of Prey), games with prizes, face painting, musical entertainment, costumed characters, mining for gems or fossils, guided nature walks and an extensive crafts area.

Pricing: All outdoor activities are free with the exception of a small materials fee to mine for gems or fossils. There will be food available for sale on park grounds. The museum will be open for regular operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The admission fee to enter the museum and see the tracks is $6 for adults (age 13 and up) and $2 for youth (ages 6-12).


- presented by - 90 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, CT; 203-637-1066

When: Saturday, Aug. 20, 8:30 p.m. (raindate Sunday, August 21)

Why Go: The 5th annual series of Movies in the Park in Binney Park. Bring your picnic, your chairs, and enjoy!

Join in this popular community event in Binney Park, featuring the film Millions, a heartfelt family story that explores ethics, life, and death when an imaginative young boy discovers a sack of money while playing by railroad tracks in Northern England.  The New York Times says this movie, directed by Danny Boyle, has an “infectious sense of fun.” Bring your picnics, blankets and chairs, and enjoy this feature film with your friends and neighbors. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language.

Pricing: Free


Family Pond Exploration - , 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT; 203-869-5272 

When: Sunday, Aug. 21; 3 - 4:30 p.m.

Why Go: Hop around the pond with Audubon staff and get up close to the tiny creatures that call the nearby pond home. Equipment will be provided. All ages. Space limited,

Pricing: RSVP requested to (203) 869-5272 Ext. 221


Teddy Bear Fest - Beardsley Zoo -1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport, CT;203-394-6565

When: Saturday, Aug. 20; noon - 3 p.m.

Why Go: Bring your favorite teddy bear friend to the Zoo! This “beary” fun day also will feature children’s crafts and storytelling focusing on Bear Awareness and the facts about real bears.

Pricing: FREE admission for children under age 12 who bring their
teddy bear to the “Teddy Bear Clinic” and are accompanied by a paying adult ($12 per adult.)


And coming up next week:

Toy Story 3 -  - 449 Pemberwick Rd., Greenwich, CT; 203-532-1259

When: Monday, Aug. 22; Picnic at 6:30 p.m., Soccer with Aldwin and bounces houses at 7 p.m., movie at 8 p.m. (raindate Tuesday, Aug. 23)

Why Go: Great family fun night!

Pricing: Free


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