Tag 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 […]


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 http://www.thewadsworth.org/events/category/festival-of-trees-traditions/upcoming/. Stroll through the halls of the Wadsworth Atheneum and […]


3rd Annual Gallery of Trees

This is the third year the Canton Historical Museum has hosted the Gallery of Trees. This year, there are 56 decorated trees interspersed throughout two floors of the museum. The trees are beautifully decorated and donated by local businesses, social organizations, students and residents. Each tree participates in a “Tea Box” raffle (a Cup would […]


Holiday Light Fantasia 2011

Holiday Light Fantasia returned to Goodwin Park in Hartford after a three year hiatus. On both sides of a 2-mile stretch of Goodwin Park Drive are whimsical light displays of holiday scenes celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Years and Three Kings Day, and popular children’s and Broadway characters.     Holiday Light Fantasia is open […]


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 […]



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 […]