The annual Vagina Monologues reading at Charter Oak Cultural Center has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 13th at 7 p.m. The original date was postponed due to last week’s snow event and parking ban.
This is displayed on a fence facing one of Hartford’s elementary/middle schools.
Looking for a resolution? Here’s one: if you are an event organizer or the communications and marketing person for an organization, submit events with complete information and on time.
What does the calendar look like when people miss deadlines and I do not spend upwards of one full day putting together information for readers? This:
January 3 (more…)
Best Low-Expense Improvements Award
PARK(ing) Day: Forget, for a moment, that these improvements were temporary. Pavement, usually reserved for parked cars, was covered with sod for a few hours. These tiny parks were populated with musicians, improv performers, and artists. In some cases, these were simply places to sit. The appearance of these spots changed the mood of passersby on their lunch breaks. No need to construct stadiums or monuments. A few square feet of green can be enough to make a difference, if not financial, at least emotional.
Reducing the thing people seem to believe there is not enough of actually boosted the quality of street life in downtown Hartford for part of one work day.
Sweetest Under-the-Radar Event Award
This is a tie between Cranksgiving and Sharing the Warmth.
The former is the local edition of a widespread event that is basically a scavenger hunt and food drive combined. It engages children and cyclists of all levels, and the benefits go right back to a food pantry in our community. Given its start at Trinity College, it also acts as a way of encouraging positive interaction between students and the community.
Sharing the Warmth was a one-day clothing drive and giveaway, but done in a way that allowed those in need to gather up what they need while maintaining dignity. Coats, gloves, hats, and scarves were brought to where those who’d benefit from having them could be found. (more…)
Spotted on Russ Street
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