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What to Do With the Kids - July 4th Weekend


RIDGEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, 700 North Salem Road, Ridgefield, Conn.

Saturday 6 p.m. It’s time for the Annual Fireworks Celebration at Ridgefield High School. Gates open at 6 p.m., Fireworks at Dusk. (Rain Date: Sunday)

Parking Pass: $15 at Fairfield County Bank (3 Governor Street, 150 Danbury Road, 374 Main Street) Ridgefield Town Hall (400 Main Street), Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce (9 Bailey Avenue) 

Parking at Ridgefield High School and Barlow Mountain School (shuttle bus) Note: No admittance without parking pass.

Back to Nature

WEIR FARM NATIONAL PARK, 735 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, Conn. (203) 834-1896

Sunday 1 p.m. Ponder the Pond Trail with Park Ranger Allison Herrmann. She will talk about the ways humans shape their natural environment and illustrate with sights that people seldom notice. No admission fee. Registration required: 203-834-1896.

Turn the Clock Back -- Way Back...

JOHN JAY HOMESTEAD, 400 Jay Street (Route 22), Katonah (914) 232-5651

Monday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. An authentic fife and drum concert and an oral reading of the Declaration of Independence. No charge for event. Tours of the House, $5, children under 13, free.

Have Some Summer Fun - Read!

RUTH KEELER MEMORIAL LIBRARY, 275 Titicus Road, North Salem (914) 669-5161

All day, every day, all summer. A reading game for all ages -- every time you read five books or have five books read to you, you get a prize. Sign up on the library’s website.

Post-Weekend Activities for 4-6 and 7-12-Year-Olds

THE ALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, Conn. (203) 438-4519

Tuesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 7, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., for 4 to 6-year-olds. “Dreams & Inspiration,” an Art Daze AM program helping children discover their own creative talents by experimenting with materials and having fun with friends in a museum setting. Fee: $80 for 2-day workshop. There are four weekly Art Daze AM sessions; registration is required.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 5, 6, and 7, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., for 7 to 12-year-olds. “Nature-Inspired 3-D!,” an Art Daze AM program helping children discover their creativity with friends. Fee: Three-day Workshop, $185. For more information, call Michelle Friedman (203) 438-4519.

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