Tired of schlepping downtown for every last event? Bessy Reyna has curated the Hartford Loves Poetry reading series in April for National Poetry Month. This means that over two weeks, each of the ten Hartford Public Library branches will be hosting a poetry reading and workshop.
The event will kick off on April 7th with Jose B. Gonzalez at the Park Branch (744 Park Street). The Goodwin Branch (460 New Britain Avenue) will host Marianela Medrano on April 8th; Leslie McGrath will appear at the Dwight Branch (7 New Park Avenue). Pit Pinegar will be reading at the Camp Field Branch (30 Campfield Avenue) on April 9th and John Stanizzi will be at the Albany Branch (1250 Albany Ave) on April 12th. Also on April 12th, the Barbour Branch (281 Barbour Street) will host Ernie Blue. Joyce Ashuntantang will read at the Mark Twain Branch (55 Forest Street) on April 14th. The Blue Hills Branch (649 Blue Hills Avenue) will host Antoinette Brim on April 15. Poet Kate Rushin will be reading at the Ropkins Branch (1750 Main Street) on April 16th. Weekday readings are scheduled for 5:30-7:15pm; Saturday readings will go from 3-5pm.
The series closes on April 19th with a Grand Finale at the Downtown Branch, 1-4pm. Reyna said that community presenters will be reading poems in their own languages Continue reading 'Multi-Cultural Poetry Celebration in the Neighborhoods'»
The Capitol Avenue I-84 W entrance ramp is scheduled to be temporarily closed again.
On the evenings of March 10 and March 11 ramp access will be cut off. It will re-open again the following mornings at 5.
There are other nearby entrance ramps including on Asylum Street and Sisson Avenue.
A message from the DOT says that “the closures are necessary for pile-driving operations required for the construction of CTfastrak.”
According to the CT DOT, this work will not have any impact on pedestrians.
Originally supposed to happen at the beginning of the month, the temporary closure of the I-84 West entrance ramp on Capitol Avenue will be happening on February 27, 28, and it looks like March 1. The bulletin released by CTfastrak says that the ramp will be closed starting at 10pm on both February 27 and February 28, and then re-opening the following mornings at 5. Continue reading 'CTfastrak to Prompt More Temporary Closures'»
Found near the Burns School after Valentine’s Day
Actor-director Griffin Dunne with actor John Leguizamo
Griffin Dunne and John Leguizamo drove up to Hartford during Saturday’s snowfall for an evening conversation to benefit the Burns Latino Studies Academy. Continue reading 'Burns Hot Fundraiser Brings Actors to Frog Hollow'»
Some may have spent the day in isolation with their milk and bread, but we took a walk in our neighborhood to see what was going on.
(Above) An ATV is momentarily stuck near the Park Street Branch of the Hartford Public Library.
Continue reading 'Snow Day, Frog Hollow'»
Not everyone in Hartford spent every minute of this past weekend waist-deep in buffalo wings and watching those $4 million commercial spots.
Two radical cultural events got people out of their houses. Continue reading 'Shoeleather vs. Pigskin'»