September 2016 Hartford Events

September 1

Shop one of Hartford’s farmers’ markets. This pic taken at the West End Farmers’ Market.

  • Farmers’ Market at Billings Forge: this market operates every Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the green on Broad Street between Capitol Avenue and Russ Street.
  • Take a free tour of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Nights on the Plaza: happy hour, 4-8 p.m. on the Riverfront Plaza. Live music, food, and beer. No cover charge.
  • Connections + Collaborations: opening reception for art reception at 100 Pearl Street Gallery, 5-7 p.m. This free event will feature work from artists involved in the Art Connection Studio.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Elizabeth Park (meet on Rose Garden Lawn) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Listen to The POSSM and Now For Ages play live at Peppercorns (357 Main Street), 8:30-10 p.m. No cover.

September 2

  • Bear’s is sponsoring a free outdoor screening of The Martian in Riverside Park. The movie will begin at sunset.
  • Ken Morgan’s digital abstracts go up at EBK Gallery (218 Pearl Street) until September 28, 2016.

September 3

  • Everything I Am Youth Summit: They say that this free event is “designed to enhance, engage and empower youth towards a future of achievement, fulfillment and happiness. Our programs cater to African American, Hispanic and Bi-Racial youth ages 12-19.” There is only room for eight girls, so register. This will be held at Carmen’s Events & Beauty Showroom (942 Main Street) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Goodwin Park Clean-up: Here’s a chance to give back. Bring your own gloves and bags. Refreshments will be provided. 10 a.m. – 12 noon.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Pope Park (meet on lawn near pond) begins at 11 a.m. This will be taught in English and Spanish. Bring your own mat/towel and water.

September 4

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Colt Park (meet on lawn near Wethersfield Avenue entrance) begins at 11 a.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.

September 5

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Bushnell Park (meet on lawn between Pump House Gallery and pond) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Intermediate Inkscape: for $20 you can learn more about Inkscape at MakeHartford (30 Arbor Street). They say: “Students will continue the material on Inkscape set forth in the Into class, learning new hotkeys and extensions that can improve the functionality of the program. Students should have a basic knowledge of the way Inkscape describes and interprets lines, shapes, objects, and paths on the canvas, or similarly have used a vector graphics software before, such as Illustrator. Bringing a laptop is strongly encouraged.” Register with MakeHartford for this 6-9 p.m. workshop.
  • Free Jam Session: Missing Monday Night Jazz? We still have it, just not in the park. Stop in at Hot Tomato’s (1 Union Place) from 7-10 p.m. No cover.
  • Or, go to Black-Eyed Sally’s (350 Asylum Street) for a free Hartford Jazz Jam, 8-11 p.m.
  • Or, if you prefer the Big Band sound, head over to Arch Street Tavern to hear the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, starting at 8 p.m. No cover charge.

September 6

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Elizabeth Park (meet on Rose Garden Lawn) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.

September 7

  • Shop the North End Farmers’ Market (80 Coventry Street) every Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Need a job? The XL Center (1 Civic Center Plaza) is holding a part-time job fair from 4-7 p.m. today. Positions include: facility worker, custodian, ticket seller, guest services, and event security. There will be on-the-spot interviews.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Bushnell Park (meet on lawn between Pump House Gallery and pond) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Get HYPEd: casual networking event for young professionals and entrepreneurs. Just show up any time from 5:30-8:30 p.m. There is no cover charge. Today’s event will be at the Polish National Home (60 Charter Oak Avenue). They will be collecting school supplies for students at Hartford Public High School. See the event page to learn more about what exactly they are collecting.
  • Mindfulness After Work: They say “Decompress after a long day with Malou Dusyn. Free will donation.” This is from 6:15-7 p.m. at Hartford Mindfulness Center (645 Farmington Avenue). Reserve your spot.
  • MakeHartford Open House & Show and Tell: explore the makerspace at 30 Arbor Street and show what you are working on. 6:30-9 p.m. Free.

September 8

  • Farmers’ Market at Billings Forge: this market operates every Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the green on Broad Street between Capitol Avenue and Russ Street.
  • Take a free tour of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday Nights on the Plaza: happy hour, 4-8 p.m. on the Riverfront Plaza. Live music, food, and beer. No cover charge.
  • KNOW GOOD Market: from 5-8 p.m. listen to live music and grab dinner from a food truck. There is no cover charge. This takes place at 30-50 Bartholomew Avenue and is held outdoors.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Elizabeth Park (meet on Rose Garden Lawn) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Sunset Sounds Summer Concert Series: Bring a picnic and a blanket, sit outside, and enjoy the music of The Professors of Sweet Sweet Music at the Butler-McCook House & Garden (396 Main Street), 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free and kid-friendly.
  • Celebrate Hartford Pride: This is a networking party and fundraiser during PrideFest 2016. Enjoy a Prix Fixe dinner at Thai Farms Restaurant (104 Jefferson Street) and mingle! This is from 6-9 p.m.
  • Moving into Joy with the Handpan: Bright Hawk and Hollis Taylor will be facilitating this workshop that will begin with meditation and then move into dance. There is a suggested $5 donation but nobody is turned away for lack of funds. This workshop at the Toivo Center (399 Franklin Avenue) is from 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Author Talk & Book Signing: Amy E. Hughes will speak from her book, Spectacles of Reform:
    Theater and Activism in 19th Century America at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (77 Forest Street), 7 p.m. The talk is free; make reservations HarrietBeecherStowe.org or 860.522.9258, x317. The book will be available to purchase at the Stowe Center Museum Store.
  • Moms’ Night Out: CHS says “The kids are back in school, so it is time for the moms to relax. Enjoy a glass of wine and kick back with colored pencils and beautiful museum-inspired coloring pages. This event is free, but please RSVP by September 7 at (860) 236-5621 x238 or rsvp@chs.org.” CHS is located at 1 Elizabeth Street. This is from 7-9 p.m.
  • PunchTantraa: Did you know there was such a thing as a radical mime team? PunchTantraa is India’s first and will be appearing at the Sea Tea Comedy Theater (15 Asylum Street), 7:30-9 p.m. Tickets are a mere $10.

September 9

  • Listen to the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra perform from 12-1 p.m. in the Kitchen at the Hartford Public Library. Free.
  • Read It and Sleep: every month, Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue) hosts this literacy program. The kids get to take home free copies of the book (while supplies last) after having it read to them. There are snacks and refreshments. This month’s book is Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy and Kim Shaw. There will be an art project and silly costume parade. This free event begins at 7 p.m.
  • Watch The Bee Movie at Riverside Park, thanks to Bear’s. The free screening begins at sunset. Bring a blanket.

September 10

  • Colt Park Clean-up: Another chance to give back and help beautify Hartford. Show up at 8:30 a.m. with water and gloves. Bags will be provided. Meet by the Colt statue near the Wethersfield Avenue entrance.  Stay as long as you can.
  • Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Stop by Cedar Hill Cemetery (453 Fairfield Avenue) for some fun and games. They say: “It’s time to solve another mystery! Learn about Cedar Hill while deciphering creative clues that direct you around the historic sections of the cemetery. Teams of up to four people each compete in the fun. Once teams have collected all the clues, it’s time to solve the mystery. It’s a race to the finish, as prizes (and bragging rights) will be awarded to teams who solve the mystery the fastest.” This event is from 10 a.m. – noon. There is a $5 participation fee and reservations are required: Call 860-956-3311.
  • Hand Drawn Hartford in Keney Park: All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in this sketchcrawl. Jane Penfield will be demonstrating plein air pastel drawing. Bring your own sketchbook or $5 to buy one. Bring what supplies you have, snacks, and a chair. 10 a.m. – noon.
  • Urban Beekeeping: KNOX’s Urban Roots Workshop continues to kick ass with free and interesting offerings. Today, come to 25 Carmel Street to learn a little about beekeeping from Jack Hale at his home. This is a how-to-get-started type of workshop, with information about “how to plant for pollinator health and sustainability.” Did we mention this is 100% free? RSVP to Emily: (860) 951-7694 ext 28  emilyp@knoxhartford.org. 10:30 a.m. – noon.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Pope Park (meet on lawn near pond) begins at 11 a.m. This will be taught in English and Spanish. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • PrideFest: vendors, artists, performers, and more will be by the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park, 12-5 p.m. Free.
  • Friendship City Dance Carnival Part II: Eightsixty Custom (41 Francis Avenue) is hosting a party with dancing and music, 3 p.m. – midnight. Tickets are $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Some of the details are still being worked out, so check back to their event page.
  • Silent Film Screening: Come to the Lincoln Theater at University of Hartford to see a free screening of Intolerance. There will be live piano accompaniment by Patrick Miller, Associate Professor of Music Theory at The Hartt School. This three-hour film begins at 7:30 p.m.

September 11

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Colt Park (meet on lawn near Wethersfield Avenue entrance) begins at 11 a.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • CT Robotics Society Monthly Meeting: Exactly what it sounds like. Come by MakeHartford (30 Arbor Street) from 1-3 p.m. to take part.

September 12

Check out September 17 listing for details

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Bushnell Park (meet on lawn between Pump House Gallery and pond) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Volunteer with HYPE at EnvisionFest: there are two shifts — 9:30-2 and 1:30-6 on September 17. Volunteers will be given a “Where’s Waldo?” uniform and backpack filled with information to hand out. Today is the mandatory training session from 6-7 p.m. at 24 Central Row.
  • Advanced Inkscape: This is a step up from that intermediate level offered a few days ago. They say: “Students will continue the material on Inkscape set forth in the Intermediate Class, learning new hotkeys and extensions that can improve the functionality of the program. Students should have a basic knowledge of the way Inkscape describes and interprets lines, shapes, objects, and paths on the canvas, or similarly have used a vector graphics software before, such as Illustrator. If you have any questions about what you may need to know as a prerequiste, please contact the instructor. Bringing a laptop is strongly encouraged.” There is a $20 fee for this workshop offered at MakeHartford (30 Arbor Street).
  • Free Jam Session: Stop in at Hot Tomato’s (1 Union Place) from 7-10 p.m. No cover.
  •  Black-Eyed Sally’s (350 Asylum Street) hosts a free Hartford Jazz Jam, 8-11 p.m.
  • Arch Street Tavern will host the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, starting at 8 p.m. No cover charge.

September 13

  • I-84 Hartford Project Open Planning Studio: another public workshop today, 12-8 p.m. This one is at the Immanuel Lutheran Church (10 Woodland Street). It is open to the public the entire time, but you can come and go as you please. 2-3:30 p.m. is an Urban Design Session; 5:30-7 p.m. is a Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Design Session. No need to RSVP — just show up.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Elizabeth Park (meet on Rose Garden Lawn) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.

September 14

  • Shop the North End Farmers’ Market (80 Coventry Street) every Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Bushnell Park (meet on lawn between Pump House Gallery and pond) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Acoustic Open Mic: Sign up begins at 5:45 in the Hartford History Center on the third floor of the Hartford Public Library. Free
  • Green Drinks: Come to Ted’s Montana Grill (35 Front Street) to hear from Marla Marcum, one of the founders of the Climate Disobedience Center. There is no cover charge for this event which runs from 6-8 p.m.
  • Mindfulness After Work: They say “Decompress after a long day with Malou Dusyn. Free will donation.” This is from 6:15-7 p.m. at Hartford Mindfulness Center (645 Farmington Avenue). Reserve your spot.
  • MakeHartford Open House: check out the space and chat with makers at 30 Arbor Street, 6:30-9 p.m. Free.

September 15

  • Farmers’ Market at Billings Forge: this market operates every Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the green on Broad Street between Capitol Avenue and Russ Street.
  • Take a free tour of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • World of Sounds: free music from Trombeatz Latin Jazz Band, 1-2 p.m. on the Hartford Public Library’s terrace.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Elizabeth Park (meet on Rose Garden Lawn) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.

September 16

  • PARK(ing) Day: turn a parking space into a temporary park. The day happens whether this is publicly funded or not.
  • Raising My Voice to End Gender Injustice: opening reception for public photo project that is part of Girlcott. These will be installed in the courtyard at Charter Oak Cultural Center (21 Charter Oak Avenue). This free event is from 6-8 p.m.
  • The MOuTH: Listen to live storytelling. This month’s theme: “Marked for Life: How You Got That Scar.” This is $5 and held at the Mark Twain House & Museum (351 Farmington Avenue), 7:30-10 p.m.

September 17

  • Riverside Park Clean-up: KNOX seeks volunteers to clean up litter and help beautify Riverside Park. Breakfast, lunch, and live music will be provided. Let Nicola know to expect you: (860) 951-7694 or nicolaa@knoxhartford.org. This is from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Peace, Love & Music Together: free family festival in Elizabeth Park, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This is in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace. The day will include meditation, drumming, singing, concerts, and more. Bring your own lunch or buy from the Pond House Cafe. Participants are encouraged to bring instruments.
  • Bushnell Family Fun Day: free family entertainment and activities at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts (166 Capitol Avenue), 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. This will include coloring, face painting, and balloon artists.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Pope Park (meet on lawn near pond) begins at 11 a.m. This will be taught in English and Spanish. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Hip Hop Nation 2016 Kickoff: from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. check out live dance and music by Hartford youth, Tangsauce, Brittany Crush, and more. This will be on the Hartford Public Library terrace (500 Main Street). Free.
  • Guitar Under the Stars: in the past this was at the Riverfront. This year, you will find the evening of beautiful music at the Stegosaurus between the Wadsworth Atheneum and City Hall. This free event will be outside, 6-8 p.m.
  • Riverfront Swing Night: Free concert at the Riverfront.  This will be a performance of “Unforgettable, Simply Swing’s salute to Natalie & Nat “King” Cole.” 6:30 p.m.

September 18

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Colt Park (meet on lawn near Wethersfield Avenue entrance) begins at 11 a.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Help HartBeat Ensemble celebrate 15 years of Theater for a Change and general awesomeness. This benefit includes a BBQ buffet lunch at Black-Eyed Sally’s (350 Asylum Street), live music by The Rude Mechanicals, a live auction, and more. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online or by calling 860-548-9144. This event is from 2-5 p.m.
  • Need a laugh? Come to Sea Tea Improv’s free comedy show at City Steam Brewery (942 Main Street), 7 p.m.

September 19

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Bushnell Park (meet on lawn between Pump House Gallery and pond) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Free Jam Session: Stop in at Hot Tomato’s (1 Union Place) from 7-10 p.m. No cover.
  •  Black-Eyed Sally’s (350 Asylum Street) hosts a free Hartford Jazz Jam, 8-11 p.m.
  • Arch Street Tavern will host the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, starting at 8 p.m. No cover charge.

September 20

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Elizabeth Park (meet on Rose Garden Lawn) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.

September 21

Still at a loss for what to do with yourself? Go wandering. That’s how we find neat stuff like this artwork in Keney Park.

  • Shop the North End Farmers’ Market (80 Coventry Street) every Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Learn about the history of Puerto Rican citizenship at the Hartford History Center (located in the Hartford Public Library). They say “In celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, HPL’s Hartford History Center presents a tertulia on The History of Puerto Rican Citizenship with Dr. Charles Venator-Santiago. The United States annexed Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the Spanish American War of 1898 and has since governed the island as an unincorporated territory. This tertulia provides an overview of the history of the key debates defining the citizenship status of persons born in Puerto Rico.” This free program begins at 5:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be served.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Bushnell Park (meet on lawn between Pump House Gallery and pond) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Mindfulness After Work: They say “Decompress after a long day with Malou Dusyn. Free will donation.” This is from 6:15-7 p.m. at Hartford Mindfulness Center (645 Farmington Avenue). Reserve your spot.
  • MakeHartford Open House: check out the space and chat with makers at 30 Arbor Street, 6:30-9 p.m. Free.

September 22

  • Farmers’ Market at Billings Forge: this market operates every Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the green on Broad Street between Capitol Avenue and Russ Street.
  • Take a free tour of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Elizabeth Park (meet on Rose Garden Lawn) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Salons at Stowe: take part in a conversation about equity in education. The featured guests are Jose Colon, Principal of the Law and Government Academy at Hartford Public High School, and Robert Cotto, Director of Urban Educational Initiatives at Trinity College and a member of the Hartford Board of Education. This event is free, but the Stowe Center (77 Forest Street) is all about reservations: HarrietBeecherStowe.org or 860.522.9258,x317. This event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

September 23

  • Are you a Hartford resident? You get free admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum by presenting proof of residence. This applies every day that the Wadsworth is open. Today is one of those days.

September 24

  • Tour CHS (9-5) and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (9:30-5) free today with tickets from Museum Day Live!
  • Hand Drawn Hartford, Colt Park Sketchcrawl: Bring a sketchbook (or $5 to buy one) and supplies, and meet at Colt Park, 10 a.m. – noon. Bring your own snacks and a chair. Free to participate.
  • Source to Sea Cleanup: every year people gather to clean along the Connecticut River watershed. A crew will be meeting at 10 a.m. to tackle the area where the Park River joins the Connecticut River. You are welcome to join in. Dress for the occasion. The meeting location is Van Dyke Avenue across from Two Rivers Magnet High School. Contact Brendan with questions 860) 729-9603, oiseaux@gmail.com.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Pope Park (meet on lawn near pond) begins at 11 a.m. This will be taught in English and Spanish. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Pipes in the Valley Celtic Music Festival: This is a free event at the Riverfront. They say: “Experience the spirit of the Highlands, along with Celtic traditional and rock bands, Highland athletic games, step dancing, bag pipers, birds of prey, Highland cows, kids’ activities, puppetry and storytelling, sword demonstrations, Celtic food, and plenty of Ten Penny Ale at the 15th Annual Pipes in the Valley.” So far the musical line up looks to include Skerryvore, The Screaming Orphans, Albannach, and Wild Colonial Boys. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Paper Arts Workshop: This was rescheduled from an earlier date. They say: “Following up on the successful Natural Paper Making – 2 Days workshop at Knox, Inc., Hong Hong will show students how to build their own frame similar to the ones we used on Day 1. We will then use paper and materials brought by the students to create a basic sheet of paper with our new frames.”  Price is $45. This is from 1-5 p.m. at MakeHartford (30 Arbor Street).
  • THE MANY COLORS OF A W*O*M*A*N XXXVI JAZZ FESTIVAL: Check out this free jazz festival at Unitarian Society of Hartford (50 Bloomfield Avenue) starting at 8 p.m. This will feature: Nicki Mathis’ Afrikan Amerikan Jazz New Millennium All Stars and more.

September 25

  • Community Garden Bus & Bike Tour: This event seems to be semi-secret, as there is no price or starting location indicated. From 1-2, enjoy cocktails and snacks; then, 2-4 p.m. go on the bus and bike tour that will have you exploring some of Hartford’s 20 community gardens. Contact Kayla Angeletti, Advancement & Marketing Manager
    kaylaa@knoxhartford.org (860) 951-7694 ext 21 to get the rest of the details.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Colt Park (meet on lawn near Wethersfield Avenue entrance) begins at 11 a.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • National Theatre Live: The Threepenny Opera — They say: “Mack the Knife is back in town, in a darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous-play with music, broadcast from the stage of the National Theatre! It is fair to say that more people know the song Mack the Knife than the 1928 musical it came from, a Bertoldt Brecht and Kurt Weill masterpiece that equates capitalism with criminality. In a bold new production by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), London scrubs up for the coronation while thieves are on the make, harlots are working overtime, and the police are busy taking bribes. Things are looking up for beggars Mr and Mrs Peachum, until the sinister, charismatic Macheath turns up, and their daughter Polly (Rosalie Craig) disappears….” This is at Cinestudio (300 Summit Street) and begins at 1 p.m. $20 general admission.

September 26

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Bushnell Park (meet on lawn between Pump House Gallery and pond) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Basic Laser Operations class at MakeHartford: They say: “MakeHartford just got an amazing Legacy Laser 450 series, 60 watt engraver/cutter. As the name says this device can engrave and/or cut metals, plastics and wood. In this Basic Laser Operations class you will learn how to operate the machine safely and burn vector and raster images. In the next lesson, Basic Laser Cutting and Engraving, you will learn, more advanced skills and techniques.” There is a $25 fee for this class at 30 Arbor Street, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Free Jam Session: Stop in at Hot Tomato’s (1 Union Place) from 7-10 p.m. No cover.
  •  Black-Eyed Sally’s (350 Asylum Street) hosts a free Hartford Jazz Jam, 8-11 p.m.
  • Arch Street Tavern will host the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, starting at 8 p.m. No cover charge.

September 27

  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Elizabeth Park (meet on Rose Garden Lawn) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.

September 28

  • Shop the North End Farmers’ Market (80 Coventry Street) every Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Bushnell Park (meet on lawn between Pump House Gallery and pond) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Mindfulness After Work: They say “Decompress after a long day with Malou Dusyn. Free will donation.” This is from 6:15-7 p.m. at Hartford Mindfulness Center (645 Farmington Avenue). Reserve your spot.
  • MakeHartford Open House: check out the space and chat with makers at 30 Arbor Street, 6:30-9 p.m. Free.

September 29

  • Farmers’ Market at Billings Forge: this market operates every Thursday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on the green on Broad Street between Capitol Avenue and Russ Street.
  • Take a free tour of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Bushnell Park, 12-1:30 p.m.
  • Swift Factory Tour: from 4:30-5:30 take a free tour of the historic site and see what they’ve been doing with the place.This is on Love Lane near five corners.
  • Yoga in the City: Free yoga in Elizabeth Park (meet on Rose Garden Lawn) begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring your own mat/towel and water.
  • Manhattan Short Film Festival: 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Tickets are $9 general.

September 30

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival: 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Tickets are $9 general.

 

DISCLAIMERS

This monthly event listing includes arts and entertainment, civic engagement, academic, cultural, wellness, and other types of activities happening in Hartford during September. There is no intent to include all events — it’s curated, with preference given to what the widest range of Hartford residents can afford (free or low cost) and what sounds most interesting to us.

This information is accurate as of publication to the best of our knowledge. Keep in mind that events are sometimes cancelled or postponed, and that incorrect details are at times given to us. Verify with the venue if you are concerned about last minute surprises.

To get an event published for next month, send details to realhartford@gmail.com by September 25th. Nothing is added after the calendar is published.