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Gateway to Spring: Blithewold Mansion
Apr 01st, 2019 to May 31st, 2019
Newport, RI

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.

Litchfield Daffodil Days at Laurel Ridge Foundation
Apr 01st, 2019 to May 18th, 2019
Laurel Ridge Foundation
Wigwam Road
Litchfield, CT

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 International Polo Series
Apr 14th, 2019 to Sep 28th, 2019
Glen Farm
Portsmouth, RI

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.

 

Day Out with Thomas Big Adventure Tour
Apr 20th, 2019 to May 05th, 2019
Essex Steam Train & Riverboat One Railroad Avenue
Essex, CT

(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.

Boston Jazz Week
Apr 26th, 2019 to May 05th, 2019
Boston, MA

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.

Daffodil Festival Weekend on the Island of Nantucket
Apr 26th, 2019 to Apr 28th, 2019
Nantucket Island, MA

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.