Category Archives: Hartford

Bushnell Park Carousel

The Bushnell Park Carousel is fun for the child in all of us. Originally designed by Russian immigrants Stein & Goldstein in 1914, the carousel operated in Albany NY until 1940 when it was moved to Meyers Lake Amusement Park in Canton Ohio. The Carousel came to Hartford in 1974 and is one of only three […]


Winterfest 2011

With the Capitol a lit in the background, Winterfest 2011 (previously known as Festival of Lights) kicked off the holiday season on Friday, November 25, 2011 at Bushnell Park, Hartford CT. It was a beautiful evening to welcome in the holiday season. The weather was perfect. The skies clear. Truly a perfect night for a […]


2011 Hooker Day Parade

Reverend Thomas Hooker led 100 men, women & children in search of a home for their congregational church and founded Hartford in 1636. Reverend Hooker is considered the Founding Father of Hartford. So what does this have to do with the Hooker Day Parade? In the early 1990’s former Mayor Mike Peters, in recoginition of the “founding […]



Pork Pie Hat Jazz Series 2011

  The fifth anniversary of the Pork Pie Hat Jazz Series begins on September 23th at 8PM at the Wadsworth Atheneum. This year’s opener features the Javon Jackson Band with special guest Curtis Fuller. The popular jazz series continues on: October 21st at 8PM at the Hartford Club featuring Jerry Gonzalez & the Fort Apache […]


Pipes In The Valley

If you enjoy celtic music, good food and fine beer then don’t miss Pipes in the Valley on Saturday, September 24th at Riverfront Recapture (behind the Connecticut Science Center) in Hartford CT. The festival kicks off with a parade of bagpipe bands jamming crossing the Founders Bridge as they march from East Hartford to Hartford. Spectators, band […]


Hope Out Loud 10!

Hope Out Loud began in 2002 in response to the events of “9/11” with a commitment to peace and social justice. The Hope Out Loud events are intended to provide inspiration for renewal and recommitment. On Sunday, September 11th from 1pm to 5pm the Church of the Good Shepherd will host Hope Out Loud 10, a […]


“Salute” – Molto Buono!

Today was the last day of the Taste of Hartford 2011. There were 30 participating restaurants throughout the City of Hartford, each offering their own special three course menu for only $23 per person! Whatever your “taste” – Italian, Mexican, Asian, Continental, Portuguese, Cajun, Japanese, Spanish, or Seafood – there was something for everyone! On this […]


Taste of Hartford 2011

The Taste of Hartford begins todays! This is a terrific opportunity to try many of Hartford’s world-class restaurants at an affordable price – only $23 for a three-course meal! Wow! Participating restaurants are located throughout the City of Hartford. Click on the link below to view the list of the participating restaurants and their respective “Taste […]


CSS/CON COMMUNITY MEETING

When – Monday, June 6, 2011, 5:30 – 7:00 PM Where – CREC Headquarters, 111 Charter Oak Avenue Are parks important to you? Meet and talk with Jack Hale City of Hartford’s new Parks Operations Manager   ———————— Followed by: CSS/CON Annual Meeting   Election of Board Members Election of Officers   CSS/CON (the Coalition […]