b'Things To Doof the music scene. Music aficionados also enjoy the music of classical legends at Yale University School of Music throughout the academic year. Just around the corner in Hamden is Space Ballroom offering craft beers and small music shows of various genres. Craft brews are the focus at Thimble Island Brewery, with four staple products, as well as numerous seasonal and specialty products, its worth checking out. Another member of Branfords brew scene, not to be missed, is Stony Creek Brewing with a stunning water view. Both breweries offer weekend tours.Caf Nine, 250 State St., New Haven. 203-789-8281,cafenine.comCollege Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven.PEZ Visitor Center Connecticut Office of Tourism 203-867-2000, collegestreetmusichall.comFirehouse 12, 45 Crown St., New Haven. 203-785-0468,BEACHES firehouse12.comThe shoreline offers a host of activities including swimming, sunbathing, birding, biking, jogging andSpace Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden. 203-573-1600, fishing. Hammonasset Beach State Park (Madi- spaceballroom.comson), the states largest shoreline park, offers overToads Place, 300 York St., New Haven. 203-624-8623,two miles of beach and 550 grassy campsites. toadsdanceparty.comAll towns along the shoreline have prime beach access. Check with the towns Parks & Recreation department for regulations and fees.Hammonasset Beach State Park, 1288 Boston Post Rd. (I-95,Take a ride through history!exit 62 Rte. 1), Madison. Largest of Connecticuts shoreline parks. Two-mile beach with facilities with swimming, seasonal camp-ing, saltwater fishing, and more. Amenities include year-round Meigs Point Nature Center with programs & activities, pavilions, concessions, restrooms, changing rooms/showers. Daily parking fee: in season for non-residents. Daily 8 a.m.-sunset. 203-245-2785, ct.gov/deepLighthouse Point Park, 2 Lighthouse Rd., I-95, exit 50, New Haven. Swimming, natural history displays, nature trails, picnic grove, bird sanctuary and an antique carousel are highlights of this 82-acre park on Long Island Sound. Season runs: April 1-November 1. Gates open 7 a.m.-sunset year round. Carousel, weekends & holidays noon-4 p.m. Parking fees. 203-946-8019, cityofnewhaven.com/parksSilver Sands State Park, I-95, exit 35, Milford. Beach-goers see Charles Island from the shore where legend has it that Captain Kidd buried treasure. Take a stroll along the boardwalk. 203-735-4311 or 860-485-0226, ct.gov/deepNIGHTLIFESundown serves up a whole new side of GreaterCharteratrolleyforyourNew Haven. New Havens downtown pulses withnextparty!Andattendlife with entertainment for all ages and tastes.ouryear-roundevents.College Street Music Hall has joined ToadsPumpkinPatch,HauntedPlace, Caf Nine and Firehouse 12 as the coreIsle,AstronomyNights,SantasWinterWonder-land.ANationalHistoricDistrict501c(3)Nonprofit.ShorelineTrolley.org30'