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Opening Weekend at Grace Farms October 9th & 10th

Opening Weekend at Grace Farms October 9th & 10th

The Community is invited to attend the Opening Weekend at Grace Farms. Discover Grace Farms and support the launch of our justice initiative.

Friday Night guests will have the opportunity to explore the open landscape and new SANAA-designed River building at sunset, followed by a live concert featuring the folk/soul/pop star Aloe Blacc! Tickets for the Friday Evening Concert start at $75.

On Saturday join us for a fun-filled day where visitors will have the chance to explore 80-acres of rolling grounds, the critically-acclaimed River building, and new contemporary art installations! Don’t miss this opening featuring a community barbeque, family activities, talks, performances, screenings, workshops, readings, and more! The Grounds will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and admission is Registration is preferred, but not required. Please consider donating non-perishable items to the New Canaan Food Pantry drive. Click to learn more about the Days Events

Registration and Tickets 


Discover Grace Farms | 10 am–5 pm

Explore the River building, barns, grounds, and commissioned installations and artworks by Thomas Demand, Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, Beatriz Milhazes, and Susan Philipsz

Family Activities | 10 am–5 pm

Artist-led drum-making workshop, bulb planting, story time, sports, and more

Roving Theater Production | 10 am–5 pm

The Red Trouser Show featuring circus arts and street entertainment

Open Studio | 10 am–1 pm

Participatory activities hosted by non-profit partner Arts for Healing

Community Barbecue | 11:30 am–3 pm

Family-friendly fare in the Courtyard and Commons

Live Music | 11:30 am–3 pm

Brazilian-influenced jazz by Anne Boccoto Ensemble

Trafficking Conversation | 12 pm–12:30 pm

Krishna Patel, Grace Farms Foundation Director of Justice Initiatives and Conor Grennan, Founder of Next Generation Nepal

Design Talk | 1 pm–1:45 pm

Insights from Pritzker Prize-winning SANAA architects, Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa

Poetry Reading | 1:45 pm–2:15 pm

Book launch of Grace Farms Foundation’s commemorative book, and souls are candles, edited by Christian Wiman

Works in Progress | 2:30 pm–3:45 pm

Live video shoot with indie pop gospel band The Welcome Wagon

Screening and Discussion | 2:45 pm–3:30 pm