WESTPORT, Conn. – Say farewell to 2012 during an evening full of activities throughout downtown Westport, and say hello to 2013 with a brunch at Terrain. For more event listings, visit our events calendar.
First Night Westport: 4 to 10:30 p.m. Ring in the New Year with the whole family throughout downtown Westport during First Night, a community-wide New Year's Eve celebration. Highlights include horse-drawn carriage rides starting at 4 p.m.; glow-in-the-dark puppet shows at 4 and 5 p.m.; ice sculpture demonstrations from 5 to 8 p.m. outside of Moja Cafe; roller skating shows at 8 and 9:30 p.m. and a laser light show beginning at 10:30 p.m. Admission buttons are $15 and are available online. See a full schedule of performances and activities on the First Night website.
Marc Chagall Paintings: 10:30 a.m. Kids can create painting inspired by the art of Russian artist Marc Chagall at Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk. Free with museum admission. Stepping Stones Museum, Mathews Park, 303 West Ave., Norwalk.
Tuesday, Jan. 1
New Year's Day Brunch: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Treat yourself to a New Year's Day brunch at the Terrain Garden Cafe. Guests will enjoy seasonal treats from an a la carte menu. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling 203-226-2732. Terrain, 561 Post Road E.
Wednesday, Jan. 2
K-12 Chess Club: 4 p.m. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to play chess with other students at the library. All levels welcome. Free. Westport Library, McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.
Thursday, Jan. 3
TalkingTED - Try Something New For 30 Days: 10 a.m. In a pre-recorded talk, Matt Cutts, an engineer at Google, will encourage audience members to try new things for 30 days or try to change bad habits in that amount of time. A discussion will follow the talk. Free. Westport Library, McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.