August 2014 – May 2015
First Thursday Block Party: Caribbean Festival: Don’t miss our final block party of the summer!
- De 4 AhWee Steel Band from 5 – 6 pm
- Amandla Reggae Band from 6 – 9 pm
- Stilt walkers – Mike Mohammed & Son
- Performances by the Caribbean American Dance Company at 5:30 and 6:30 pm
- Body art by Amazing Face Art
- Costume parade at 7 pm by the Connecticut International Culture Carnival Association
- Hands on art activity outside from 5 – 8 pm: make your own costume pieces
- Complimentary food and cash bar
- Film at 8 pm, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Facebook event here.
Wear the color YELLOW for free admission!
First Thursday After Hours
Join us the first Thursday of every month for extended exhibition hours, music, cocktails, food, art activities, a film & more! View photos from our previous First Thursday Block Party, which took place June 5, 2014.
The program features Henry Purcell’s Golden Sonata, François Couperin’s Les Nations: L’Impériale, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Quintet, K. 452. Presented with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.
$30; $25 members & HSO subscribers. Purchase tickets online or call (860) 244-2999.
Concert: In Order To Survive with William Parker: The great William Parker — American free jazz double bassist, multi-instrumentalist, poet and composer — performs live in the Aetna Theater with his band In Order to Survive.
Tickets: $15; $12 Real Art Ways, Hartford Jazz Society & museum members.
Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Enter the museum via Avery Court on Atheneum Square North.
The performance of William Parker and In Order to Survive, presented by Real Art Ways, Inc. in collaboration with Hallwalls, Inc. and Kerrytown Concert House, Inc., is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Fine Art & Flowers: Join us for our annual salute to spring at the 34th Fine Art & Flowers! View unique floral arrangements and garden designs inspired by works of art in the collection, created by community florists, garden clubs, and designers. Throughout the weekend enjoy special events, tours, a marketplace with local vendors, and more.
$3 is added to all admissions during Fine Art & Flowers.
The 34th Annual Fine Art & Flowers is presented by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum. All proceeds from this event fund the museum’s special exhibitions, as well as its educational and community programs.