Food Stroll, Bike To Work Day, and Plant Giveaway

This Week in New London, May 16-22

The food strolls are one of ’s biggest annual events, so it’s no surprise that tonight’s —along with the corresponding events by other businesses—is one of the most prominent things to do this week. The stroll starts at 5:30 p.m., and tickets are available tonight outside New London Main Street’s building for $25, with a $5 discount for students and military. At the same time, the opens the exhibit “Empowered,” done in collaboration with the . At 6:30 p.m., the Committee awards two scholarships at the , while the screens the movie Farmageddon.

With the warmer weather arriving, several places are trying to get you outdoors this week. Learn more about Bike to Work Day and cycling programs in the state—and get a coffee and bagel and participate in a raffle—with an event running from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at on Friday. FRESH New London holds a from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the community garden at the corner of Williams and Mercer Streets. The New London Beautification Committee holds a from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday at , while the beach brings in a number of classic cars for its regular Classic Cruise Car Night at 6 p.m. on Monday. The second annual runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday at with food, music, art displays, and more.

If you can’t make it to Neighbor Day but want to check out a musical performance, you’ve got plenty of options this week. hosts a listening party for the new Sigur Ros record “Valtari” at 7 p.m. on Thursday. continues its regular Friday music nights with Pat Daddonna and Sue Mead from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., while the brings in Sue Menhart from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Meadows Brothers Band opens for Antje Duvekot at 7:30 p.m. during Friday Night Folk at ; tickets are $20 at the door, $17 in advance, or $10 for students. The visits the on Sunday for a 4 p.m. performance; tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors over 62, $15 for students ages 10 through college, and free for children nine and under. And the ’s usual Tuesday entertainment is 90’s music video trivia at 9:30 p.m.

Also happening this week:

  • Argentine tango lessons, 7 p.m. for beginners and 8 p.m. for experienced dancers on Thursday at the Provenance Center; $15 for one class, $20 for two classes on one night
  • Spring Fling Recognition Dinner, 6 p.m. on Friday at ; $20 per person, $35 per couple
  • Polymer clay bottle stopper class, 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at ; $35
  • Photo shoot, coffee and cheese, and networking night, 4 p.m. on Saturday at at 300 State Street


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