Daily visitors can immerse themselves in the scenic winter landscape by walking our trails or taking in the view from any glass-enclosed volume in the River building. On chilly days, we invite daily visitors to cozy up to the fireplace in the Library and sip warm tea in the Commons. Admission is free. Please schedule a visit.
Learn more about February’s featured Events below.
Visit us this month to take part in a range of winter festivities!
Relax after the end of a chilly week with a cozy breakfast-for-dinner meal of bacon, scrambled eggs, French toast, and more! We invite families to enjoy this meal in the Commons, as well as take part in winter-inspired activities including the opportunity to watch kid-friendly movie playing in our theatre-style room.
Saturday, February 25 | 10 – 11:30 am | $20 | member: $16
This restorative morning begins with a delicious cup of tea from the all-new Wellness Blends line by Grace Farms Foods, followed by a corresponding movement experience led by Pilin Anice, a renowned yoga, dance, and meditation instructor. This session is part of a four-part series running through April. Each session features a different tea and movement. Participants may attend one or all sessions. The next Wellness and Tea sessions are on February 25, March 25, and April 29.
Gather the family for a performance by saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, Irwin Hall! Irwin Hall’s woodwind work has been featured on Grammy-nominated album Star People Nation by trumpeter Theo Croker, and he has toured extensively with Grammy-nominated vocalist Jazzmeia Horn. Irwin now leads his own band – Irwin Hall Organ Trio – and continues to perform in cities around the world including London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Rio, Prague, New York, Paris, Melbourne, and more.
To coincide with New York Fashion Week, we’re celebrating sustainable fashion by screening Fashion Reimagined directed by Becky Hutner.
This feature-length film follows the journey of trailblazer Amy Powney, who grew up as the daughter of off-the grid environmental activists and eventually became the founder of sustainable luxury label, Mother of Pearl. Fashion Reimagined opened in 2022 at the Tribeca Film Festival with the support of Design for Freedom.
Warm up in our kitchen and cook a delicious meal alongside our Chef Neena Perez using hearty ingredients. This class is offered once a month from January to March. Participants may attend one or all classes.
Space lovers of all ages are invited to observe and learn about the night sky with the guidance of educators from the Treworgy Planetarium at Mystic Seaport Museum. Take turns looking through the planetarium’s Celestron 6″ automated reflecting telescope, and work with a sextant to learn how mariners navigate by the stars.
Tuesdays from 3 – 3:30 pm and Fridays from 11 – 11:30 am
Children ages 1-5 and their adult caretakers are invited to gather in the Library for story time on SANAA-designed rabbit chairs.
This drop-in program is free and included with your daily registration. We are thrilled to offer this program on Tuesdays, beginning January 17th.
Open Arts Studio for Families
Thursdays from 3 – 5 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm | $5 | member: free
Families with children ages 5-10 are invited to spend time together experimenting with new materials and art-making techniques during this facilitated program series. We are thrilled to start opening our studio on Thursdays, beginning January 19th.