Parents Time Out

Parents Time Out often referred to on our site at PTO, is dedicated to us said parents. Being a parent is a really tough job, it is often referred to as the most rewarding job and the most underpaid job. We think its important for every parent to take some time out for themselves; whether its a one-time night out here or there or its a regularly scheduled timeslot you reserve. Taking a parenting break is important because it allows you to detox from all of the parenting challenges, de-stress and be in the company of other adults.

Have a sitter? Now trying to figure out where to go? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with some ideas below, check back often as this list is always growing. Don’t have a sitter? No worries (be happy), check out our recent article on places that offer up a Kids Night In.

Want to see a show or a play? Check out Theaterworks, Hartford Stage or Playhouse on Park for some great, local productions. We typically get invited to Opening Night so check out our reviews first.

Want to go out and boogie? You wouldn’t think you could boogie down at the Connecticut Science Center but this child’s gem hosts an adult night out ever so often.

Want to laugh out loud? Funny Bone, See Tea Improve and the Brew Ha Ha are a couple of places worth checking out.

Want to visit a museum without the kids? New Britain Museum of American Art on the second Thursday of every month hosts an evening of art and conversation, on the first Friday of the month they also host a live Jazz night and once in a while they host a museum after dark event. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art stays open late the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film and more.

Or a Nature Center? Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton is hosting two adult only events, Raise the Roof on Saturday, March 21st with a live and silent auction, an owl prowl, food, live music, animal demos, stargazing, fire pit (weather permitting) and Thank Frog its Friday on Friday, April 24th.

Want to hear some tunes? Black-Eyed Sally’s offers a variety of live music performances. The Hartford Jazz Orchestra performs at Arch Street Tavern on Monday nights.

Want to play a game? Arch Street Tavern offers up Trivia on Tuesday nights. The Wooden Tap also offers a trivia night Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at one of their local locations (nights vary per location). And Infinity Hall offers trivia on Wednesday nights.

Want to do something different? How does a graveyard shift ghost tour sound?

Did we miss out on a good one? Let us know.

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