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Walking Historical Norfolk

All around town Norfolk, Connecticut

Pick up a tour guide to Norfolk’s historic houses and walk around the village to see fine examples of Norfolk’s development over several eras, from Revolutionary days to the Gilded Age of architecture. Brochures are available at the Historical Society museum, the Norfolk Library and the Norfolk Hub.

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Bocce: Open Courts

Station Place Cafe 10 Station Place, Norfolk, Connecticut

Did you know that Norfolk has a real bocce court? It's behind the cafe at 10 Station Place and it's open all day for all three days of Weekend in Norfolk. Equipment is provided. On Sunday someone will be at the court from noon to 4:00 p.m. to do demos and organize mini games! Come […]

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Fly-Fishing Lesson

Wood Creek Pond 428 Ashpohtag Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Expert fisherman Doug McDevitt will demonstrate the art of casting and share many tips and tricks for successful fly fishing. The venue: Wood Creek Pond. Participants limited to five people; equipment will be loaned for the occasion courtesy of Orvis's Avon store. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a […]

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Farmers Market

Norfolk Farmers Market 19 Maple Avenue, Norfolk, CT

It's Kids' Day at the market and it's a very special day indeed. Events include a scavenger hunt, corn hole toss, face painting, a cooking demo and sampling, giant bubbles, an ice cream truck, candy jar guess, zucchini classic car show, free hot dogs and sodas for kids (see the manager for ticket) and of […]

Free admission

Art Show: Brad Robinson

Norfolk Library 9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT

Brad Robinson returns to the Norfolk Library with a stunning display of mobiles, Soaring Sculptures. Although he was taught the mechanics of balance by his father, an engineer, the recurring themes of birds or fish reflect Robinson’s education as a biologist. Influenced by the work of Alexander Calder and Asian art, he creates a mobile […]

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E-bike Demos and Tryouts

Station Place Station Place, Norfolk, CT

For anyone who’s been wanting to try out an e-bike but never gotten up to Great Barrington, Norfolk’s Rails to Trails Committee is bringing Berkshire Bike and Board to town. R2T and Berkshire Bike will be on Station Place for four hours, complete with bikes, information and lots of good advice.

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Town-wide Tag Sale

All around town Norfolk, Connecticut

This is the biggest tag sale we've ever had, just for Weekend in Norfolk! You'll find something for everyone, from rag dolls to gilded sandals, lead crystal to vintage Tupperware, rolling pins to sweaters, jewelry and artwork to Lego and Hot Wheels...among us we have everything imaginable! Every venue is different. Some addresses have just […]

Free admission

Art Show: Kathleen Borkowski

Norfolk Hub 2 Station Place, Norfolk, CT

This exhibit is a tribute to the therapeutic benefits Borkowski receives by spending time in nature and making art each day. All of the works in this show developed out of a daily ritual that included reading the poem "The Dream Cabinet," by Ann Fisher-Wirth, drawing and painting in her garden, and experimenting with cyanotype […]

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Emerging Artists Showcase

Yale Music Shed Battell Road, Norfolk, CT

One of a series of stellar concerts by the extraordinary Norfolk Fellows. Each week they bring their talent and enthusiasm to the Music Shed. Whether you are a chamber music aficionado or novice, or whether you prefer new works or the standards, there is something for everyone. Quite simply, the Norfolk Fellows will knock your […]

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Grand Opening: Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center

Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center 207A Westside Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Grand opening celebration for the Connecticut-Asia Cultural Center. The nonprofit Center is located in a century-old historic stone castle, recently renovated to provide a platform for educating the public about Asian culture. The exhibition hall consists of three floors, each focused on one culture: Taoist, Confucian and Buddhist. Guided tours introducing the historical evolution, beliefs […]

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Art Show: Jean Grasmere

Guilded Artisan 3 Station Place, Norfolk, CT

Norfolk artist Jean Grasmere's work consists of oil paintings, pastels and watercolors of natural life, landscapes, nautical scenes and people. Most scenes are local New England. This show emphasizes her recent collages. The Guilded Artisan will also be open Friday, August 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, August 7, from noon […]

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Fly-Fishing Lesson

Wood Creek Pond 428 Ashpohtag Road, Norfolk, Connecticut

Expert fisherman Doug McDevitt will demonstrate the art of casting and share many tips and tricks for successful fly fishing. The venue: Wood Creek Pond. Participants limited to five people; equipment will be loaned for the occasion courtesy of Orvis's Avon store. Sign up here. Individuals who show up unregistered will be accommodated (on a […]

Free

Stained Glass Tour: Battell Chapel

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

Battell Chapel’s beautiful stained glass windows were designed by D. Maitland Armstrong and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Three large windows designed by Armstrong and made of opalescent glass fill the west end of the chapel. Tiffany’s five smaller windows face them from the east; they depict the four seasons, with a brilliant sunrise as the center. […]

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Refreshments on the Green

The Green Village Green, Norfolk, CT

Join us under the trees on the Village Green for refreshing sips and sweets, courtesy of Church of Christ Congregational and the Food Pantry. Here, courtesy of chef Linda Garrettson, are the recipes for Cookie Dough Balls, Energy Squares and Mexican Brownies. Enjoy!

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Anniversary Celebration: Norfolk Sewer District

Norfolk Sewer District 259 Greenwoods Road West, Norfolk, Connecticut

Come help the Norfolk Sewer District celebrate its 125th year of operation. You can take a self-guided tour, see equipment demonstrations and a variety of exhibits, and enjoy refreshments that include a birthday cake.

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Main Street: A Look Back 100 Years

Norfolk Historical Society Museum 13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT

Every small town or big city in America once boasted an active Main Street and Norfolk was no exception. The 1850s map of the town shows Main Street running from the end of the Village Green down to the Catholic Church. This area was the hub of the town, with hotels, doctors, pharmacies, dry goods, […]

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Art Show: Norfolk Artists & Friends

Art Barn Gallery 17 Stoeckel Road, Norfolk, CT

An exhibition of work by 30 local artists. Works will be for sale. We ask that people use good judgment about Covid precautions. If you are vaccinated and boosted, masks are not required. If you are not vaccinated or boosted, please wear a mask while in the gallery and studios to protect the artists and […]

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Slide Show: Community Art Project

Art Barn Gallery 17 Stoeckel Road, Norfolk, CT

This slideshow documents the inaugural Community Art Project, Home in a Vibrant Community. This was a collaboration among the Foundation for Norfolk Living, Norfolk Foundation and the Yale Norfolk School of Art to support dialogue about art and local affordable housing initiatives. Images from Yale Norfolk School of Art's 2022 session will also be included. […]

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Stained Glass Tours: Three Churches

Battell Chapel 12 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

Norfolk's churches...Church of Christ Congregational/Battell Chapel, Church of the Transfiguration and Immaculate Conception Church...all are blessed with magnificent stained glass windows. Church of Christ historian Nels White will lead a walk to explore all of them, starting at Battell Chapel at 12:30 p.m. To preview the route, download our map. Note: Because of the heat, […]

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Mushroom Foraging Walk

Husky Meadows Farm Norfolk, Connecticut

Meet at the Husky Meadows Farm parking lot and head out into the woods with Rana as she guides you through our woodland, sharing her knowledge of both fungi and plants. Our woods contain a variety of mushrooms ranging from Reishi, Chanterelles, Chicken of the Woods, Maitake and more. Rana’s enthusiasm for all things fungi […]

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Fire-Hose Water Soccer

Ball Field corner of Mountain Road and Westside Road, Norfolk

The Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department will bring out hoses so that kids can play a very special brand of soccer. Expect to get wet! Please note that the Mountain Road bridge is being repaired and you can not get to this event from Route 272. We suggest you take Route 44 and turn south onto […]

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Stained Glass Tour: Immaculate Conception Church

Church of the Immaculate Conception 4 North Street, Norfolk, CT

Immaculate Conception Church will be open for viewing its magnificent stained glass windows, created by Franz Mayer & Co. of Munich. Docents will be present to answer questions at the specific hours scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A three-church guided tour on Saturday starts at Battell Chapel at 12:30 p.m. To preview the route, […]

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Stained Glass Tour: Church of the Transfiguration

Church of the Transfiguration 21 Mills Way, Norfolk, CT

This small but exquisite church will be open during the three-church tour so that visitors can see its fine stained glass windows. Among them is a window dedicated to the memory of Mark Twain’s wife, Olivia.

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Opening Reception: Jean Grasmere

Guilded Artisan 3 Station Place, Norfolk, CT

Norfolk artist Jean Grasmere's work consists of oil paintings, pastels and watercolors of natural life, landscapes, nautical scenes and people. Most scenes are local New England. This show emphasizes her recent collages. The Guilded Artisan will also be open Friday, August 5, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday, August 7, from noon […]

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Walking Tour: Historic Main Street

Norfolk Historical Society Museum 13 Village Green, Norfolk, CT

Due to the heat, this event has been changed to a guided tour of the Norfolk Historical Society's exhibition at 13 Village Green. At the turn of the 20th century, Norfolk had a bustling Main Street that ran from Memorial Green up to the Village Green...now a very different picture with more open space than […]

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Three-card Tarot Readings

Healing Nest 3 Station Place, Norfolk, Connecticut

Dianna Hofer offers a free 3-card Vision Quest Tarot reading. The cards are based on the traditional Italian tarot deck, integrated with Native American culture, wisdom and values. The four basic elements...earth, air, fire and water...replace the traditional cups, wands, swords and pentacles, also known as hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades. There are additional readings […]

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Opening Reception: Kathleen Borkowski

Norfolk Hub 2 Station Place, Norfolk, CT

This exhibit is a tribute to the therapeutic benefits Borkowski receives by spending time in nature and making art each day. All of the works in this show developed out of a daily ritual that included reading the poem "The Dream Cabinet," by Ann Fisher-Wirth, drawing and painting in her garden, and experimenting with cyanotype […]

Free

Get Married or Renew Your Vows

The Green Village Green, Norfolk, CT

You’re invited to get married or renew your vows on the Village Green; bouquets supplied, ring bearers and witnesses standing by. Please email us to make a reservation (required) and, if you’re getting married, bring your license. See the town clerk’s web page for hours, license fee and a worksheet.

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Family Fun Day and Movie

Botelle School 128 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, Connecticut

Bring your family and their friends and come enjoy Family Fun Day on the Botelle School soccer field. There will be a huge bounce house; food, candy, snacks and drinks for sale; face painting, and a movie (Encanto) playing on our blow-up projector screen at dusk. Plan to come out and enjoy! Tickets are $10 […]

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Pre-concert Conversation

Battell Recital Hall 20 Litchfield Road, Norfolk

Festival Director Melvin Chen will talk with Festival artists, providing performers' insights into the music, the life of a professional artist and much more. The conversation will conclude by 7:40 p.m. so you will have plenty of time to get situated in the Music Shed for the concert. After the conversation, if you decide you […]

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