August 28th – September 3rd

Monday, August 28th

8 – 10:30am: Hartford Public Schools Convocation 2017 Please join Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez for “One Team, Our Team” championing Hartford Public Schools students. Free. Dunkin Donuts Park, Hartford

10am – 4:30pm: East Windsor Day Half price admission special for East Windsor residents. Proof of residency required. Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor

{Last Call} 11am: Storytime Mondays Join us for storytime featuring stories about the adventures of trolleys and trains. Included with the cost of admission. Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor

12:30pm: Magic Mondays Blaise Serra is an actor and magician with an original perspective on magic. Every show he performs is a never before seen experience that heavily involves his audience members, which makes his illusions even more unbelievable. His magic takes place in the most impossible location, within your hands! Even those spectators that are not brought up to the stage as volunteers are an important part of, and directly impact, the show due to Blaise’s unprecedented combination of magic and mind-reading. Every show is shaped by those in the audience, which will leave everyone wondering afterwards, “What if I had thought of something else? What if I had changed my mind? What if he had chosen someone else? What Would Have Happened?” Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford

6:30 – 8pm: Creative Collage Workshop for Women Start with a clean slate… A collage/creative art activity. An evening of reflection and intention through artistic expression. $5 suggested donation. RSVP. Toivo Center, Hartford

7:15pm: Whose Streets? Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they are the story. Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live. $11 per person. Real Arts Ways, Hartford

Monday, August 28th – Wednesday, August 30th

Tuesday, August 29th:

10am – 4:30pm: Enfield Day Half price admission special for Enfield residents. Proof of residency required. Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor

5:30pm: Yoga in the Garden! Relax after work with free yoga at KNOX’s Watkinson Community Garden. Entrance to the garden is located off of 50 Bloomfield Avenue in Hartford. Follow the parking lot of the Unitarian Society of Hartford to the very end. Plenty of parking available. KNOX, Hartford

{Last Call} 6pm: Sun is Shining Concert Series: The Jolly Beggars at First Church, West Hartford

{Last Call} 6 – 7pm: WIP into Shape Looking for a different way to work out? We’re bringing WIP Fitness to the plaza for free, weekly workouts. Their motivating instructors will show you how to build muscle in this anything but traditional boot camp style class using bands, body weight, and the plaza itself. This class is accessible to all levels. Free. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford

6:30 – 8:30pm: Emoji Cupcakes Use buttercream icing and piping techniques to decorate colorful cupcakes. Supplies are not included and may cost up to $30. Michaels locations

Wednesday, August 30th:

10am – 4:30pm: Windsor Locks Day Half price admission special for Windsor Locks residents. Proof of residency required. Connecticut Trolley Museum, East Windsor

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{Last Call} 12:30 – 1:30pm: Potter on the Plaza Join us on the plaza for a magical summer read-aloud of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Muggles welcome. Free. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford

{Last Call} 6 – 7pm: Yoga Flow on the River We’ve partnered with Hartford Sweat to bring free yoga to the riverfront! Join us every Wednesday night for Yoga Flow on the River. Stretch and strengthen your body and mind in this class designed to link movement with breath, allowing you to unwind and connect. This class is accessible to all bodies. Please bring your yoga mat! Free. Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford

6:30 – 8pm: To Whom I May Concern Amazing things happen when people living with dementia share their stories. Join us for this reader’s theater performance created and performed by people living with dementia. To Whom I May Concern® challenges beliefs about dementia and invites us to join a movement to build a more dementia friendly Connecticut. Free. Hill-Stead Museum, Farmington

{Reoccurs} 7 – 9pm: Music on the Green: Darik and the Funbags in Southington Runs until September 6th with new bands each week and a raindate on Thursdays.

Thursday, August 31st:

5:30 – 8pm: Pop-up Bar This summer, join the NBMAA on Thursdays for a Pop-up Bar on the Park! Patrons ages 21+ can enjoy refreshingly cold beer, wine, and craft cocktails amidst the warm summer weather on our Pritchard Family Terrace. Overlooking Walnut Hill Park, each night will also include various activities—this week offers a Taste of New Britain, various samples from local restaurants, so come ready to drink AND eat! Drinks are cash-only. Participating Restaurants: Cracovia Mofongo Martin Rosol’s. Entry to pop-up bar is free, Museum admission not included. NBMAA, New Britain

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6:30 – 10:30pm: Max’s Chef to Farm Dinner “Ode to Tomatoes” Your evening begins with a reception then you’ll head out for a tour of the farm to see the fields and learn about the farm’s history, operations, and products. Your tour concludes in the tented area where tables dressed in linen and candlelight offer a view of the al fresco kitchen. Each dinner is cooked from scratch and showcases that day’s best produce. The ingredients are sourced daily from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. Our menus vary and are dependent on the day’s harvest and the inspiration of the Chef. Prepare yourself for an incredible dining experience with the most local, fresh and flavorful foods available. Neruda’s “Ode to Tomatoes” says it best. What can be better than vine-ripe tomatoes fresh from the farm? Only this: Savoy Pizzeria and Max a Mia come together as Pizziolo Dante Cistulli and Chef Stephen Lundgren join forces to celebrate the height of Tomato Season. $99 per person. Rosedale Farms & Vineyards, Simsbury

Friday, September 1st:


6 – 10pm: Corn Hole Tournament $30 per team includes a beer/wine drink ticket 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded and there will be a double elimination Other activities that day include a free kid zone, Murray the Wheel Band & Friends, a car show and more! Crystal Bees, Southington

Friday, September 1st – Saturday, September 2nd


Friday, September 1st – Sunday, September 3rd

Saturday, September 2nd:


9am – 5pm: Free First Saturday Free admission to the museum galleries all day. Please note that free admission does not include the Waterman Research Center. Connecticut Historical Society Musuem & Library, Hartford

10 –  11am: Ready, Set, Registry Here’s your chance to create or update your registry with ease. You’ll take a tour of the store with a Personal Registry Partner, test drive everything you’ll need and get answers to all your questions. Plus, meet & mingle with other parents-to-be. Enjoy giveaways and special bonus savings, too! Reservations preferred, but walk-ins are always welcome. Our Ready, Set, Registry events are held the first Saturday of every month. So if you can’t make it to this one, join us at the next one instead! Babies R Us Location

10 – 11:30am: Shinrin Yoku – Forest Meditation Walks Shinrin Yoku is a gentle, guided walk that supports well-being through sensory immersion in forests and other naturally healing environments. Shinrin Yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. This session is open to adults and space is limited to 10 adults per session. $10 per person. Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center, Bristol

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10:30am: Riverfront Yoga & Mimosa’s Join Jennifer Ford for a fun morning by the riverfront at Apricots in Farmington! All levels Yoga class by the water (in the event of rain we will use the banquet hall) followed by mimosas and a crudités platter. $25 per person. Apricot;s, Farmington

Time Varies by Location: Fall Donut Party Benefiting No Kid Hungry Hey, kids—if you love donuts, this is the class for you! Discover how easy it is to make awesome donuts at home. A portion of the proceeds from this class will be donated to No Kid Hungry as they work to end childhood hunger in America. $30 per child includes a Donut Pan Suitable for ages 8-13. Williams Sonoma

Special Event Uni the Unicorn Storytime

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4:30pm: Harvest Dinner, Dance & Silent Auction This event is our annual fall fundraiser. FOFAH presents a farm to table supper where our local partner farmers and producers are celebrated. Each year over 300 people enjoy a farm fresh dinner, prepared by local chefs, served under the big tent. At the Silent Auction Fundraiser unique crafts, art, goods and services are available to the highest bidder. Event is BYOB and prior reservations are required. We’re very excited that the Out The Boxx band will be playing at the Harvest Dinner this year. Out The Boxx is a dance band! They play dance music – really good dance music – a mix of old school, new school, soul, funk, R&B and a little rock too. $75 per person. Hilltop Farm, Suffield

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Sunday, September 3rd:

1 – 4pm: First Sundays for Families On the first Sunday of every month, families are invited to explore Hill-Stead. Take part in these First Sundays for Families activities! Museum Educators lead art projects in the Education Stations at 1 pm. Free self-serve crafts for all ages. Explorer Backpacks will also be available during regular museum hours from April through October. Self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 pm. Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge. Enjoy beautiful melodies on the Steinway piano as you tour the house between 1 and 4 pm. Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths. Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop, stocked with art supplies, toys, children’s books and much more. Included with the cost of admission. The Hillstead Museum, Farmington

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