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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 […]

Festival of Trees & Traditions

The Womens Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum presents the 38th Annual Festival of Trees & Traditions from December 2, 2011 through December 11, 2011 (closed on Monday December 5, 2011). The Festival’s Program varies each day. For a day-to-day schedule of activities and performances go to Stroll through the halls of the Wadsworth Atheneum and […]

Irish Tenors Coming To Hartford

The Irish Tenors, Ronan Tynan, Finbar Wright and Anthony Kearns, are coming to The Bushnell in Hartford Connecticut on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 6:30pm to present their Christmas 2011 Special of Holiday and Classical Irish Music. Tickets range in price from $35.00 to $52.00. I get the chills every time I hear Ronan Tynan sing “Isle […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Take Me Out To The Ball Game…”

Wait! Not Fenway Park! Not Yankee Stadium! Take Me To Vintage Baseball At Colt Meadows! Last summer, my husband and I saw our first Vintage Baseball games and we had a blast. We attended on Boost Hartford Day and saw Billy Barnie’s Blue Boys play The Charter Oaks of Hartford according to 1860’s rules (no gloves) […]

Time To Hit The Road…

Snow! More snow! And even more snow! I just heard the weather forecaster say that we have already had more snow than we receive, on average, in one winter! The snow is pretty, but I think I’m ready to hit the road! Next weekend, January 21st through January 23rd, the 29th Annual Northeast RV & Camping […]

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