Each April, Blithewold opens its gates to welcome visitors as springtime begins. The season unfurls with the well-known daffodil display, covering this 33-acre seaside estate with over 50,000 daffodils that delight visitors for nearly a month.
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A walk among the daffodils at Laurel Ridge Foundation is a rare early spring outing in an unspoiled oasis. The wild natural landscape of gently sloping woodland, fields and aged stonewalls overlooks a small lake dotted with two tiny islands. The park land and one of the islands is completely carpeted with gold and white blossoms, a glorious sight that is nirvana for photographers. For more information: http://www.litchfielddaffodils.com/.
Newport Polo, host of the Newport International Polo Series XXVI, is the home of the Westchester Polo Club, America's first polo club, est. in 1876, and founding member of the United States Polo Association, offering public exhibition matches and polo club member services for grass & arena polo, and polo instruction year-round. See website for game dates.
(WEEKENDS ONLY) Toot toot! Thomas the Tank Engine, his buddy, Percy, and Sir Topham Hatt are pulling into Essex Station this spring for the “Big Adventures Tour!” Thomas & Friends will be here on April 21, 28-29, & May 5-6, with departure times every 45 minutes from 9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Passengers select a departure time when purchasing a ticket (ride is approx. 25 minutes) but will enjoy fun-filled family activities all day long!
After meeting Thomas, guests will also have the opportunity to meet Sir Topham Hatt, the Controller of the Railway on the Island of Sodor, and Percy the Small Green Engine!
But wait…there’s more! Included in your ticket price, you and your little ones have access to unlimited carnival rides, face painting featuring Day Out with Thomas characters, Isle of Sodor storytelling, a special Thomas the Tank Engine video theater & magic show and Thomas the Tank Engine play areas! Plus, Caboose the Clown will be joining us and creating colorful balloon characters, while Sunny Train presents her beloved music show.
Jazz Week is a collaborative, decentralized celebration of the music by the entire Greater Boston jazz community. As always, the 10-day celebration of the music and our unique local jazz scene is scheduled to tie in with the Smithsonian’s national observance of April as Jazz Appreciation Month and Duke Ellington’s birthday on April 29th — and since 2012, with International Jazz Day on April 30.
Come to the island of Nantucket from early April to mid May to see more than three million daffodils of every variety along roadsides, in gardens and filling window boxes. The highlight of the season is the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Daffodil Festival. The Antique Car Parade features more than 100 daffodil-bedecked antique cars and ends with a Daffodil Tailgate Picnic. Other highlights include the Nantucket Garden Club’s Daffodil Show, the Annual Daffy Dog Parade and the Daffy Hat Pageant.