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Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival del Coqui, June 2014

The parade might officially start rolling at noon, but it all begins earlier than that with residents rolling coolers and strollers toward Colt Park, Bushnell Park, and Main Street. Continue reading 'Greater Hartford Puerto Rican Day Parade and Festival del Coqui, June 2014'»

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities in Hartford

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By , March 15, 2014 11:17 pm

Before the Parade

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No Permits, No Worries: The People Make Their Own Mardi Gras Parade

Instead of waiting on permits or asking for City Hall’s blessing, the people decided to go parade. The Hartford Hot Several put out a call on Facebook for participants, whether they play instruments, throw beads, wear costumes, carry puppets, or just walk (or roll) along. The idea was to bring Mardi Gras fun to those at bus stops during evening rush hour.

Being New England, these festivities included features that would not be found in New Orleans, like multiple giant snow banks from which the horn section could play. Continue reading 'No Permits, No Worries: The People Make Their Own Mardi Gras Parade'»

Scenes from the Sidewalk: My Soggy Valentine

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By , February 22, 2014 9:00 am

Found near the Burns School after Valentine’s Day

Three Kings Day Parade Tradition Continues

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By , January 6, 2014 2:56 pm

It was worth getting drenched to see State Representative Edwin Vargas (pictured above and below) make the ride down Park Street this morning in the Three Kings Day parade. Someone with less determination would have disembarked one block into that adventure. Continue reading 'Three Kings Day Parade Tradition Continues'»

Welcoming 2014!

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By , January 1, 2014 5:58 pm

Yesterday’s First Night Hartford marked 25 years of this alcohol-free, family-friendly celebration.

Los Cinco Graffiti Artists worked on a “wall” propped up on the usually off-limits Bushnell Towers Plaza.

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January 2014 Events

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By , December 30, 2013 10:32 am

Jan. 1

  • Start off the new year with a little Noam Chomsky. Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? will be playing at Real Art Ways tonight at 7:30. General admission: $10.

Jan. 2

  • First Thursday Gods & Goddesses at the Wadsworth Atheneum. The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center will be doing a weaving demonstration and you can then go make your own art. You’ve never made art at a cocktail party? Time to live a little. The First Thursday festivities go from 5-8pm ($5 admission gets you access to entire museum, so you can just treat this as reduced admission and ignore the throngs of people if that’s your thing) and will be followed by a screening of Before Midnight.
  • The Blue Hills NRZ meets at the Blue Hills Branch Library, 649 Blue Hills Avenue. 6pm.
  • Also at 6pm, the Southend Neighborhood Revitalization Association meets in the Metzner Center, 680 Franklin Avenue.

Jan. 3


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By , December 25, 2013 8:30 am

Holiday Dinner Ingredients to Be Distributed in Pope Park

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By , December 11, 2013 10:32 am

If you are in need of a holiday dinner to prepare at home – frozen turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, and coffee — stop by the Pope Park Rec Center on December 16th from 5-7pm.

This is first come, first serve with only one meal being given per family. There are enough meals for 600 families.  Continue reading 'Holiday Dinner Ingredients to Be Distributed in Pope Park'»

40th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions


This tradition — trees and wreaths decorated by community members and organizations — is also one of the Wadsworth Atheneum’s biggest fundraisers.

Waterbury Garden Club’s “Winter Wonderland”

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