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Events & Things to Do

Beauty and the Beast: Twin exhibitions at the Mark Twain House & Museum

Now through, January 21 2018,  351 Farmington Ave. Hartford

 The Mark Twain House & Museum presents a pair of new exhibitions, Renewing the Royal Chamber: The Clemenses’ Mahogany Suite Reborn and Twain’s Temper: Top Ten Tantrums and Righteous Rages, under the collective title Beauty and the Beast. The exhibitions will be on view March 23, 2017 through January 21, 2018.

West End / Asylum Hill Farmer’s Market

Tuesdays, June – September 4:00 – 7:00 pm 

Across from Woodland at Farmington Ave

The West End Farmers’ Market believes that everyone deserves access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.
Through partnerships with local farmers, businesses, and non-profit agencies, the market strives to bring a vibrant mix of locally-grown farm products to the West End and Asylum Hill neighborhoods of Hartford, Connecticut.
By connecting these neighborhoods to their local farmers and artisans, we hope to create a stronger and healthier community.

Billings Forge Farmer’s Market 

Thursdays, June – October 11:00am – 2:00 pm 

Next to the Firebox   539 Broad Street

Billings Forge Community Works is proud to hold the largest and only Year Round Farmers’ Market in Hartford, every Thursday from 11am – 2pm. Our summer market features fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meats, all grown in Connecticut. The summer market is also a great place to spend your lunch hour eating at the Kitchen, Firebox, or one of our food trucks. Each first market of the month features additional craft and specialty vendors, guest food trucks, and music.

The market accepts Cash, Credit/Debit, and EBT Cards.

Matsiko World Orphan Choir : Free performance at Riverfront Family Church

  Sunday, August 20, 10:30 am   224 Farmington Ave

The Matsiko World Orphan Choir is coming for a free performance in Hartford on Sunday August 20 at 10:30am at Riverfront Family Church, located at 224 Farmington Avenue, Hartford in the Conference of Churches building.  Eighteen children from Peru, Liberia and India are currently touring the US as a part of the Matsiko World Orphan Choir. The Matsiko choir has performed across the country in schools, retirement homes, multicultural events, festivals, churches, markets and malls, corporate headquarters, and even professional sporting events, sharing a message of hope for the world’s 600 million orphaned and at-risk children. Matsiko performs energetic and dynamic cultural dances in full vibrant costumes and sings primarily original songs. A Matsiko performance is a multicultural event that has been deemed a “world treasure” on the Disneyland Parks Blog.

 Asylum Hill Family CenterJump Start to Pre K and Beyond

Tuesday, August 22 2:00 – 6:00 pm  Asylum Hill Family Center 60 Gillett St

Begin the school year right with a back to school celebration. Free books, music, activities, food, dance and lots of fun. Sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Hartford. For more information call 860-244-9944

First day the Right Way at Urban League of Greater Hartford

Saturday August 26 11:30am – 2:30 pm  140Woodland St

Free School Supplies, fun for the whole family.

Money Conference for Women : keynote speaker, financial expert and author, Michelle Singletary

  Saturday, October 28,    CT Convention Center

YWCA Hartford Region and Honorary Chair Denise L Nappier, Connecticut State Treasurer, have been hosting the annual Money Conference for Women since 2002.  This FREE financial literacy conference has helped thousands of women in the Hartford region take control of their money.  The 2017 Money Conference for Women will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Connecticut Convention Center.  Registration for the FREE event opens August 14, 2017, at  This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker, financial expert and author, Michelle Singletary.