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Family Fun This Weekend

Schools had a short week and it is already the weekend! Has it stopped raining yet?

Greenwich Public School students just received an extended summer.

Here are some suggestions of what to do this weekend:

SPLURGE Kids GRAND OPENING - 60 Lewis Street, Greenwich, CT; 203-585-3363

When: Grand Opening Weekend with free activties (see below.) SPLURGE Kids is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday by appointment.

Why Go: Local musician Steve E. will delight children with his live music Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and again on Saturday from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Highlights also include artistic activities for kids from Greenwich’s Green Moon on Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and a free photo session with Megan Dey Photography of Darien from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. There will be free face painting and a free candy station both days!

Pricing: Activities are free; During the grand opening weekend, Friday and Saturday, September 9-10, SPLURGE Kids will donate 20 percent of its sales to Kids in Crisis.


- , 132 Water St., Norwalk, CT

When: Friday, September 9: 6 - 11 p.m.; Saturday, September 10: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday: September 11: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Why Go: The Bar-B-Q Pit Food booths, barbeque vendors, demonstrations and competitions with more than $20,000 in prizes. Organized by the Exchange Club of Norwalk and sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and New England Barbecue Society.

Headline Entertainers:

Friday, September 9 — FUEL
Saturday, September 10 — Soul Asylum
Sunday, September 11 — Silverado

Pricing: Family Day Specials (Sunday, Sept. 11 ONLY) with special entertainment admission fee (children under 12 free) and special price for unlimited rides between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. as well as kids' specials in the food booths. Click here to purchase tickets online.


U.S.Open - USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - Flushing Meadow - Corona Park Flushing, NY; 718-760-6200

When: Daily now through September 11; click here for schedule.

Why Go: A chance to see tennis play and drama in person!

Pricing: Varies; click here for ticket information


Cos Cob Library Annual Open House/Book Sale - , 5 Sinawoy Rd., Cos Cob; 203-622-6883

When: Saturday, Sept. 10; 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Community Room of the Cos Cob Library.

Why Go: Please come and join the fun when the Friends of the Cos Cob Library host the Annual Cos Cob Library Open House community celebration of "One World, Many Stories" with live music, crafts, games, refreshments, and much more. In addition, the Cos Cob Library will have its Annual Book Sale with a preview sale beginning at 11:00 a.m. ($10 admission fee for non-Friends of the Cos Cob Library) and open to the public for free from 12 noon - 3:30 p.m.

Pricing: Open House is free.


Movie: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never - 21 Mead Ave., Greenwich , CT 06830 203-531-0426

When: Saturday, Sept. 10; 2:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Why Go: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is the inspiring true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin from street performer in the small town of Stratford, Ontario to Internet phenomenon to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at the famed Madison Square Garden in 3-D. (G, 105min, 2011)

Pricing: Free


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