NEW LONDON — Summer Fest, a annual family-friendly community event featuring food trucks, live entertainment and activities on the grounds of The Lyman Allyn Art Museum on Saturday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Performers will include Bluesman Ramblin' Dan Stevens, who will play a selection of traditional finger style blues, Americana, and originals; Azalea Drive, who will play a mix of cover music from Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Aerosmith and more; Learning to Fly, who will share their repertoire of soft rock and cover band music, and The Rivergods who will perform their  heartfelt harmony-rich folky/rootsy/rockish unique style of music.

Visitors are welcome to bring blankets and explore the grounds of the museum, including the McCourt 9/11 Memorial Garden and the outdoor Sculpture Trail. Summer Fest volunteers will be on hand for brief tours of the current exhibitions, and kids will enjoy hands-on art activities, the fun of April Brunelle’s balloon creations, face painting by TeachArt2M, a Mermaid Tale craft from the Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT, story time and crafts from the Public Library of New London, animals from the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, live birds of prey from A Place Called Hope and henna art by Hennavana. In the event of rain, everything but the food trucks will move indoors to the Museum’s galleries, auditorium, and art/dance studio.  

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