Other Events

Several exciting events not affiliated with the MetroHartford Alliance are taking place in the Hartford Region!  Find out what’s happening and discover the cultural and entertainment riches of the area.

  1. Art on the Streets

    Tuesday, May 23
    State House Square
    Hartford
    11:30-1:30pm


    They've partnered with Aetna to bring Art on the Streets back to downtown Hartford this spring! Ten local artists will present interactive artistic experiences for the public to enjoy that also draws attention to how the arts make us happier and healthier. Share your Art on the Streets photos with us on Instagram using #GHACxAetna and we'll repost!This week will be Caribbean American Dance Co., Melanie Faranello, Rebecca Maloney. Click here for more information.
  2. Lest They Perish: Refugee Resettlement Connecticut

    Tuesday, May 23
    Connecticut Old State House
    800 Main Street, Hartford
    12:00-1:00pm


    The debate about opening American doors to those fleeing war is nothing new. World War I was particularly traumatic for communities across the Middle East who, in addition to the human toll of the conflict, experienced widespread displacement due to forced relocation, mass migration, and targeted massacres. Click here for more information.
  3. Dragon Boating 101

    Tuesday, May 23 | June 20 | September 5
    Riverside Park
    Hartford
    Times Vary

    Dragon boating is the fastest growing on-water sport in the world, fun for adults of all ages and fitness levels. This class is beneficial for beginners and seasoned paddlers alike. Class components will include safety, paddling skills, history, and communication of dragon boating, as well as the enjoyment of the natural environment and wildlife of the Connecticut River. Click here for more information.
  4. Transport Hartford Academy: Chasing Paper

    OE Center for Latino ProgressTuesday, May 23
    Sea Tea Comedy Theater
    15 Asylum Street, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm


    If you rely on the bus to get around, how can you figure out your job options? What happens when public transportation is not located near major employers? Are there ways to get reimbursed for riding your bike instead of driving to work? Learn what some Connecticut companies are doing to provide better commutes for their employers and how you can encourage your employer to improve commuter mobility. Click here for more information.
  5. The Burning Years: Author Talk and Community Climate Action

    Tuesday, May 23
    Connecticut Public Broadcasting Lobby
    1049 Asylum Avenue, Hartford
    6:00-7:30pm


    Join the World Affairs Council for a community conversation on climate change and collective response, featuring Felicity Harley, author of The Burning Years and former Executive Director of the World Affairs Council, and Ben Martin, local climate change activist and member of the CT Chapter of 350.org. Click here for more information.
  6. My Social Sports- Outdoor Sand Volleyball

    mysocialsportsTuesday, May 23
    Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Club
                                                                East Hartford
                                                                6:00pm


    The My Social Sports Outdoor Sand Volleyball league will play at the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft club between 6PM and 8:15PM on Tuesday evenings. Teams should be comprised of 9 players, with 2 players of each gender on the court at once. This is an 8 week league, with 7 regular season games and one week of playoffs. League begins June 6. Click here for more information.


  7. Poetry as Memoir

    Wednesday, May 24
    Goodwin Branch
    460 New Britain Avenue, Hartofrd
    10:00-12:00pm


    Join them as they write to capture moments of everyday life! No previous writing experience necessary. Click here for more information.
  8. Startup Hartford May Mixer

    Wednesday, May 24
    NIXS
    40 Front Street, Hartford
    5:00-8:00pm


    Startup Hartford's May Mixer will be held at NIXS the Front Street district of Hartford. There is no need to register to attend, they will send weekly reminders and hope you can make it! Click here for more information.

  9. Author Talk & Book Signing

    Wednesday, May 24
    Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
    77 Forest Street, Hartford
    7:00-8:30pm

    50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S. is a one-of-a-kind guide to the most important historic and cultural sites in the United States. Author Brent D. Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, joins them to discuss his book and sign your copy. Click here for more information.
  10. Art On The Streets

    Thursday, May 25
    Pratt Street
    Hartford
    11:30-1:30pm


    They've partnered with Aetna to bring Art on the Streets back to downtown Hartford this spring! Ten local artists will present interactive artistic experiences for the public to enjoy that also draws attention to how the arts make us happier and healthier. Share your Art on the Streets photos with us on Instagram using #GHACxAetna and we'll repost!This week will be Anita Balkun, Dana Kuhl, Tang Sauce. Click here for more information.
  11. West Hartford Inter-Elementary Music Festival 2017

    Thursday, May 25
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    7:30pm


    The Inter-Elementary Music Festival is a tradition that spans over fifty years. Children from each of West Hartford's eleven elementary schools audition to participate in band, choir or orchestra and over 250 are selected. After weekly after-school rehearsals from February to May the Festival culminates in a performance in Mortensen Hall of The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for more information.
  12. Kevin Eubanks

    Friday, May 26
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:30pm


    Jazz fusion virtuoso, composer, master of the jazz guitar, and lead of the ‘Tonight Show Band’ with Jay Leno from ’95-2010 – Kevin Eubanks makes his debut on our Infinity Hall Hartford stage. Check out the video for some smooth licks with some rock and funk undertones. Come enjoy an evening with one of the best Jazz cats around. Click here for more information.
  13. Honoring Those Who Serve

    Saturday, May 27 - Sunday, May 28
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    10:00-5:00pm


    Treat your favorite service member to FREE General Admission to the Connecticut Science Center! This offer applies to all active, reserve, and retired military, fire, police, state troopers, and EMS personnel. Accompanying family members are half price, too! As a special bonus, meet everyone’s favorite pup and patrol the Science Center with Chase and Ryder 11AM – 2PM daily. Please bring proof of service. Click here for more information.
  14. Cocker Rocks

    Saturday, May 27
    Infinity Music Hall
    32 Front Street, Hartford
    8:00pm

    This is the real deal – Joe Cocker’s Band is coming to Infinity. They have come together to keep Joe’s legacy alive. Hearing these guys play the anthology of hits is as close to a time machine that you will ever get. Don’t we all get by with a little help from our Friends? Click here for more information.
  15. Adult Coffee Club: Brain Fitness

    Tuesday, May 30
    Connecticut Science Center
    250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
    1:00-2:30pm


    Dr. Sarah Raskin, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Trinity College joins us at the Connecticut Science Center to discuss activities to help maintain cognitive functioning while enjoying coffee, puzzles, and games. From games to music to diet, learn how to maintain mental sharpness. Following the event, enjoy full access to our hands-on exhibits. Click here for more information.
  16. Hartford Yard Goats vs Richmond

    Tuesday, May 30
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Richmond! Click here for more information.
  17. Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I

    Tuesday, May 30
    The Bushnell
    166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford
    7:30pm


    Set in Bangkok on the 1860’S, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. H.Y.P.E. Members receive a 50% savings – Mid. Mezzanine $39 / Rear Mezzanine - $29 – Please order your tickets by calling David Rodriguez at The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-6096 and mention the code H.Y.P.E.  Offer will expire on Friday, May 19, 2017. Click here for more information.

  18. Wake Up! Leadership Breakfast

    Wednesday, May 31
    The Hartford Club
    46 Prospect Cafe, Hartford
    7:30-9:30am


    Each generation brings unique perspectives, experiences and talent to the table, and dynamic, interesting and effective multi-generational teams are key to productive workplaces. We all want to be seen, valued and heard. When others understand and respect our point of view, we are inspired to contribute our best. If you want to capitalize on generational leadership styles, join them to hear from an informative panel and engage in an innovative discussion unlike any you have experienced before. The Myth, the Legend and the REAL Truth about the Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen-Xers and the Millennials! Click here for more information.
  19. Networking Happy Hour with CBIA + HYPE

    12036559_10153093953547115_2187473671861539028_nWednesday, May 31
    Republic at the Linden
    10 Capitol Ave, Hartford
    5:30-7:30pm

    CBIA and Hartford Young Professionals & Entrepreneurs present an exclusive networking event, just two days before the CBIA second annual When Women Lead conference. Network with other young professionals in your industry, and get to know the June 2 conference panelists and speakers in a laid-back environment. Bring your business card for the chance to win an exclusive prize! Click here for more information!

  20. Hartford Yard Goats vs Richmond

    Wednesday, May 31
    Dunkin Donuts Park
    1214 Main Street, Hartford
    7:05pm


    Cheer on the Hartford Yard Goats as they play against Richmond! Click here for more information.