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Get Out in Greenwich This Weekend

Soak up the summer sun with outdoor activities and great music!

Here are some suggestions of things to do this weekend:

Alive @ Five - , Washington Boulevard & Main Street, Stamford, CT.

When: Weekly on Thursdays; 5 p.m. showtime Thursday, July 28.

Why Go: Stop by the park for this special concert series featuring live music from national and regional headliners.  If you missed MC Hammer and others, there are still two shows left this summer:
July 28:   Five for Fighting; Ian Axel; Blip Blip Bleep     
August 4:   The B-52s

Pricing: Free

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The Platters and The Coasters - Westchester Broadway Theater - 1 Broadway Plz., Elmsford, NY (near the intersection of Broadway Plaza and Clearbrook Road); (914) 592-2222

When: Saturday, July 30; Dinner 6:30 pm and Show 8:30 pm.

Why Go: Jump back in time to the 50s and enjoy a stroll down memory lane with these legendary artists.

Pricing: $75 plus tax per person (beverages and gratuities are not included); click here to order tickets online.

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The Annual Island Beach Two Mile Swim  - - dock at 100 Arch St., Greenwich, CT; 203-622-7814 ()

When: Saturday, July 30; Swimmers should report to Greenwich Harbor at 6:45 am for registration and boarding of the Island Beach ferry at 7:20 a.m. The race starts at 8:30 a.m.

Why Go: The event is sponsored by the Town of Greenwich and the Greenwich Swim Committee. The race is sanctioned by U.S. Masters Swimming and governed by its rules. All participants must be 18 years of age or older and current USMS members. Swimmers may purchase USMS One Event Membership cards on race day for $15. Wetsuits are permitted, but swimmers wearing wetsuits will be ineligible for awards.

Pricing: The entry fee is $60. For more information, visit www.gsevents.org or contact Jon Harnett at 203-869-8714. Volunteer boats are also needed to protect the race course.

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 - Town Tennis Tournament Finals - Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich, CT.

When: July 30, with a rain date of July 31.

Why Go: There are divisions for men, women, singles, doubles, mixed doubles, youth 17 and under, and youth 12 and under. For more information, call the tennis information line at 203-618-7613 between 5 and 7:30 pm Monday through Thursday.

Pricing: To play -  the fee is $25 per event for singles players, $40 per event for doubles teams.

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"Voices from the Civil War" - The Greenwich Historical Society - Storehouse Gallery, 39 Strickland Rd., Greenwich, CT.; 203-869-6899.

When: Exhibit closing Sunday, July 31; Gallery open Wednesday through Sunday, 12 — 4 pm; Docent-led tours at 1, 2 and 3 pm.

Why Go: Closing weekend of the exhibit which tells the stories of 10 ordinary people from Greenwich whose lives were impacted by the Civil War.  Also, “Life in a Union Army Camp,” a hands-on gallery designed for kids and families that explores various aspects of a soldier’s day-to-day existence. Visitors can discover what soldiers wore, ate, and how they entertained themselves as well as learn about medical practices and try on soldiers’ uniforms and knapsack.

Pricing: Adults: $10; Seniors and Students: $8; Children 6 and under: Free; Members: Free.

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Plan Ahead for next week:

Octupuses Garden - - 100 Arch St., Greenwich, CT.; 203-622-7814 ()

When: Wednesday, August 3rd; 7:30 pm

Why Go: Beatles Tribute Band sponsored by Adopt-A-Dog.

Pricing: Free

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