Given the current situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and related regulations and recommendations from government and health officials, a number of our Arts & Culture Collaborative members are postponing or canceling events in the interest of community safety and health. You will find a list below in alphabetical order of organization/venue. On behalf of our members, thank you for your understanding and patience! Stay healthy.
For more information from the State of Connecticut, please visit portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
Following (click “Read more . . .”) are the updates we know so far. Your best bet before attending any of the events in our ACC event guide or listed in our online calendar is to contact the venue/organization directly by calling them or visiting their website or Facebook page to see if there are any updates.
ARTS ALLIANCE OF WOODBURY, P.O. Box 874, Woodbury, CT 06798
Quarterly Meet and Greet at 550 Gallery in Bethlehem canceled. Their board will meet to discuss future dates. Follow them on Facebook
ARTS ESCAPE, INC., 88 Main Street South, Southbury, CT 06488
Arts Escape invites each of you to break away from the constant bombardment of news about the virus and stock market to focus on hope, positivity and creativity. To that end, we are proposing a project on Facebook called, “Creatively Quarantined”. For more info, or to get on Facebook, visit Arts Escape website dedicated to this project.
ARTSPLACE, 1220 Waterbury Rd., Cheshire, CT 06410
Artsplace is currently closed. Call 203-272-2787 for more information.
BRASS CITY BALLET, 1255 Middlebury Rd., Middlebury, CT 06762
Suspending classes Friday, March 13 through Saturday, March 28. Check for updates.
COMMUNITY THEATRE AT WOODBURY, 127 Old Town Farm Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798
The production of “The Realistic Joneses” has been postponed. An announcement will be made at a later time. If you have purchased a ticket, you will be contacted for a full refund.
CONNECTICUT ACCORDION ASSOCIATION
April 4th concert at Cheshire Library has been canceled.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 222 West Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702
The First Congregational Church building and office will be closed from March 14 – 22 with services canceled and all activities during that time postponed.
GLEBE HOUSE MUSEUM & GERTRUDE JEKYLL GARDEN, 49 Hollow Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798
We understand the concerns and wanted to reassure everyone that we always take measures to ensure that our studio is clean and safe. We have disinfected, as we always do during flu season, the studio and all of the tools that we use. We have been doing this in response to the Corona concern each day prior to and after every class. We always tell students that if you are not feeling well, please remain home and we will work with you to make up or reschedule that class. If you are immune-compromised and do not wish to attend a class please let us know and arrangements will be made to make up that class. We will certainly make an announcement if there are any changes. We ask that everyone stay safe, stay informed and most of all stay healthy!
HOPEVILLE CHURCH, 160 Piedmont St., Waterbury, CT 06706
All on-site activity suspended, including in-person worship services, for at least the next two weeks (from March 14), and will make future determinations in concert with the health departments, school districts, and guidance from our conference. We ask everyone, including groups who utilize our space, to refrain from accessing the church buildings during this time. Our online Daily Worship throughout Lent is one way to be in contact with each other even as we are physically apart. Follow this link at 7 PM every Mon-Sat to join us: https://zoom.us/j/467334438
LANDMARK COMMUNITY THEATRE at Thomaston Opera House, 158 Main St., Thomaston, CT 06787
See Facebook page and website for updates.
MAIN STREET BALLET, 124 South Pomperaug Ave., Woodbury, CT 06798
Closed through Sunday, March 29. Regular schedule of classes will resume once it is safe to do so, and we will extend our calendar year into late June along with the local schools.
MATTATUCK MUSEUM, 63 Prospect St., Waterbury, CT 06702
203-753-0381, Ext. 10 www.mattmuseum.org
The Museum is closely monitoring the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local government agencies to stay on top of this evolving situation. We are taking every precaution to ensure a safe workplace for our employees and foster a healthful civic space. We remain open during our normal operating hours and continue to offer programming as scheduled. Check back at the website for updates and any future changes.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Naugatuck Historical Society will be canceling all meetings, programs & office hours until April 15th (at which time we will reevaluate).
NAUGATUCK VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708
All NVCC Waterbury and Danbury campus events scheduled between March 14 and April 5 are canceled (no matter the size), including those sponsored by external clients.
OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT UCONN WATERBURY, 99 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702
The Lecture on the Restoration of the Naugatuck River scheduled for April 15th has been postponed until further notice. OLLI at UConn spring 2020 schedule SUSPENDED until further notice.
OXFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 49 Great Oak Rd., Oxford, CT 06478
Visit website for some streaming services.
All library programs between 3/12/20 and 3/31/20 are canceled. Our book drop will remain unlocked for you to return materials and as always, we encourage you to explore our many digital services available through our website.
PALACE THEATER, 100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT 06702
The following performances and events suspended:
• Charles Esten, March 28
• An American In Paris, April 10-11
• An Intimate Evening with David Foster, April 17
• Sip n’ Shop, April 23
Now, even smaller gatherings were forced to cancel:
• Winter Jazz Series: Alexis Cole Duo, March 27
• Palace Pursuit: Trivia Night, April 9
• 2nd Act: Tom “The Suit” Forst, April 21
• Palace History Tour, April 22
• Spring Jazz Series: Randy Brecker & Ada Rovatti, April 24
• Ongoing Yoga Classes
We are working on rescheduling as many of these events as possible and will keep you informed as we confirm new event details.
PHOENIX STAGE COMPANY, 133 Main St., Oakville, CT 06779
Production suspended until May 1st. Our production of THE CAYUGA CANAL GIRLS will run May 1st thru May 10th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm. Unfortunately, our production of ENCHANTED APRIL has been canceled.
POST UNIVERSITY, 800 Country Club Rd. Waterbury, CT 06723
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, through Sunday, March 29, 2020, all classes held on-campus in Waterbury, inclusive of Term 5 accelerated hybrid courses that began this past week, will transition to an online format.
SEVEN ANGELS THEATRE, 1 Plank Rd., Hamilton Park, Waterbury, CT 06705
We will postpone the final three weeks of “Always a Bridesmaid,” originally scheduled through April 5; and we are planning on remounting the show starting on April 16. Check back for details.
SHAKESPERIENCE PRODUCTIONS, INC., 117 Bank St., Waterbury, CT 06702
Click here for: Message from Executive Director, Jeffrey Lapham
SILAS BRONSON LIBRARY, 267 Grand St., Waterbury, CT 06702
Closed indefinitely starting on Monday, March 16. All programs are canceled effective immediately. If you have any items currently checked out, please keep them at home until after we reopen. No late fees will be charged during this time. We will be updating our social media accounts regularly while closed. You can contact us via social media or email us at [email protected]
This is an unprecedented health crisis. We encourage you to use the following sources of reliable information during this time:
Call 211 for Connecticut information
Call 311 or visit https://waterburyct.org/covid-19 for Waterbury information
TAFT SCHOOL, 110 Woodbury Rd., Watertown, CT 06795
Click here for update: https://www.taftschool.org/covid-19
WATERBURY ARTS MAGNET SCHOOL, 16 South Elm St., Waterbury, CT 06702
Waterbury Public Schools is closed through, at least, March 31 amid Coronavirus concerns. For additional information regarding the closure click here.
“WAMS Presents The Wiz” at the Palace postponed.
WATERBURY CHORALE, P.O. Box 36, Middlebury, CT 06762
Spring Concert originally scheduled for March 22, 2020, has been postponed. We are looking at dates to reschedule this wonderful concert. If you are not able to attend the rescheduled time, we will refund your money. Check back for updated information.
Spring Broadway Cabaret 2020, originally scheduled for May 17, has been canceled this year. We may be able to present it next year.
WATERBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, 160 Robbins St., Waterbury, CT 06708
March 29th Carnival of the Animals concert postponed. However, in these challenging times, we hope you also remember to listen to great music that brings you joy and happiness. Here is a link to a musical moment of happiness for you: https://youtu.be/iOelg4YZjpc. It is The Carnival of the Animals: I. Introduction et marche royale du lion-Carn featuring Itzhak Perlman.
WOODBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 269 Main St. S., Woodbury, CT 06798
Visit website for some streaming services. All programming for the month of March has been canceled and the Book Cellar is closed.
Please check for updated reschedule dates.
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