Category: Downtown

“Remembered” on Pearl Street

By , November 26, 2015 6:43 pm

Justyna Dabrowski at 100 Pearl Street Gallery

In “Remembered,” Justyna Dabrowski of New Britain, depicts her family history using paint and cloth, with a small, hand-sewn book at the center of the exhibit at 100 Pearl Street. Some of the fabric has been purchased, with other pieces — like curtains — found. An embroidery hoop frames a painted portrait, with uneven, rambling cloth migrating away from focus.

Opening on December 3rd, the exhibit shows interpretations of family photographs. There are depictions of her parents from before she was born, along with renderings of relatives she has never met; thus, some of the faces are left blank. The last time Dabrowski visited Poland she was thirteen, so there are parts of her family where the connections between she and them are thin. Continue reading '“Remembered” on Pearl Street'»


By , November 24, 2015 6:13 am

If you were wondering which bench in the city is the best, here it is. Continue reading 'Sit'»

Spirit of Renewal

By , November 22, 2015 3:06 pm

The “Spirit of Victory” monument in Bushnell Park was recently restored. Continue reading 'Spirit of Renewal'»

In Your Neighborhood: Downtown

By , November 14, 2015 9:21 am

Like ’em or not, there have been a lot of visible changes to Downtown in recent months. The better ones involve seasonal graffiti, ponies, and being able to get coffee on the weekend from places that are neither Dunkin’ Donuts nor Starbucks. Continue reading 'In Your Neighborhood: Downtown'»

Casa Linda: Downtown

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By , November 11, 2015 12:47 pm

Connecticut Veterans Parade

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By , November 8, 2015 5:29 pm

Downtown Hartford played host to the annual Connecticut Veterans Parade on Sunday. Continue reading 'Connecticut Veterans Parade'»

National Day of Action for the People’s Climate Movement

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By , October 14, 2015 2:59 pm

Advocates for renewable energy rallied in State House Square at noon today, drumming and chanting to gather attention for the cause. Continue reading 'National Day of Action for the People’s Climate Movement'»

Hartford Fashion Week

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By , October 5, 2015 8:32 am

The first ever Hartford Fashion Week put Union Station’s woefully underutilized Great Hall into use this weekend, temporarily converting dead space into a showcase for local designers. Continue reading 'Hartford Fashion Week'»

PARK(ing) Day 2015

By , September 18, 2015 2:53 pm

Thirteen spots usually used for on-street parking were reclaimed as tiny parks in Downtown on Friday as part of PARK(ing) Day. Continue reading 'PARK(ing) Day 2015'»

Carousel Revealed

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After months of being tucked behind fencing, the Bushnell Park carousel, with its addition, is now visible. Continue reading 'Carousel Revealed'»

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