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July 2020


Charter Oak Chatter: “Afterward but not Afterword” by A. Van Jordon

July 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Charter Oak Chatter Thursday, July 16 at 6:30pm   For the last Charter Oak Chatter for the summer, we consider a very visceral poem, "Afterward but not Afterword" by A. Van Jordan. In 1959, four white men stood trial for the rape of an African American woman. This poem considers the impact of this violence on Black bodies and consciousness.   A FREE virtual conversation with Rabbi Donna Berman.   To read the poem CLICK HERE.   To join the…

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Concerts in the (Virtual) Courtyard – Abhik Mukherjee & Ehren Hanson

July 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Online

FREE

Charter Oak Cultural Center is proud to present an hour-long concert of classical Indian music with sitar master Abhik Mukherjee and special guest Ehren Hanson on the tabla! This free virtual concert will be presented on Charter Oak Cultural Center's YouTube page, premiering Saturday, July 18 at 2pm. This concert performance is supported by the Evelyn W. Preston Memorial Trust Fund, Bank of America N.A., Trustee. Abhik Mukherjee is an Indian classical sitar artist of the Etawah gharana known for his passion,…

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FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course

July 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online

FREE!

FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course July 8 – August 19 Wednesdays at 11am to noon   Creating art is a fun and natural way for children to express themselves. Making art helps us feel engaged and connected to one another. It can give us an outlet for our feelings and even gives us hope and joy.   Kids ages 6 – 12 and invited to join art therapist Wendy Bradley for on Wednesday, July 8 – August 19…

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Unspoken Truths: Our Second Public Forum on the Murder of George Floyd, Race Relations & the Journey Toward Equity

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Online

FREE

Thursday, July 23 at 7pm UNSPOKEN TRUTHS – Our Second Public Forum on the Murder of George Floyd, Race Relations and the Journey Towards Equity Panel to include: Neville Brooks, Brian Syms & Jay Williams Moderated by Joelle A. Murchison Presented in collaboration with Charter Oak Cultural Center, The Amsitad Center for Arts & Culture, B’nai Tikvoh-Sholom, CT Mirror, Exec Mommy Group, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, HartBeat Ensemble, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning, The…

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Read It & Sleep: “The Great Kapok Tree” with storyteller Andre Keitt

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online

FREE!

READ IT & SLEEP: "The Great Kapok Tree" with storyteller Andre Keitt Join Charter Oak Cultural Center for our monthly pajama party for kids - this time we party virtually! Special guest storyteller Andre Keitt will read "The Great Kapok Tree" by Lynn Cherry, a story of the endangered rainforest and the creatures who live there, delivers a powerful environmental message. Andre will present the book, lead an activity and, will tell some of his own tales! To participate: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89656152053?pwd=VUlod0RBcDFQVXBiRVVUL0krcldQQT09…

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FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online

FREE!

FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course July 8 – August 19 Wednesdays at 11am to noon   Creating art is a fun and natural way for children to express themselves. Making art helps us feel engaged and connected to one another. It can give us an outlet for our feelings and even gives us hope and joy.   Kids ages 6 – 12 and invited to join art therapist Wendy Bradley for on Wednesday, July 8 – August 19…

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August 2020


FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course

August 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online

FREE

FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course July 8 – August 19 Wednesdays at 11am to noon   Creating art is a fun and natural way for children to express themselves. Making art helps us feel engaged and connected to one another. It can give us an outlet for our feelings and even gives us hope and joy.   Kids ages 6 – 12 and invited to join art therapist Wendy Bradley for on Wednesday, July 8 – August 19…

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FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course

August 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online

FREE

FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course July 8 – August 19 Wednesdays at 11am to noon   Creating art is a fun and natural way for children to express themselves. Making art helps us feel engaged and connected to one another. It can give us an outlet for our feelings and even gives us hope and joy.   Kids ages 6 – 12 and invited to join art therapist Wendy Bradley for on Wednesday, July 8 – August 19…

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FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online

FREE

FREE Online Children’s Art Therapy Summer Course July 8 – August 19 Wednesdays at 11am to noon   Creating art is a fun and natural way for children to express themselves. Making art helps us feel engaged and connected to one another. It can give us an outlet for our feelings and even gives us hope and joy.   Kids ages 6 – 12 and invited to join art therapist Wendy Bradley for on Wednesday, July 8 – August 19…

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September 2020


Ted Hershey Dance Marathon

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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$10 – $25

Hartford's premier dance event returns for its 22nd year! Charter Oak Cultural Center is honored to present the 22nd Annual Ted Hershey Dance & Music Marathon Concert featuring dance companies, choreographers and schools in a signature celebration of Greater Hartford’s rich, culturally diverse dance community. It celebrates the life and work of Ted Hershey, principal dancer with Hartford Ballet and co-founder of Works Contemporary Dance, who died of AIDS in 1998.   2020 Featured Performers: The Artists Collective Inc. Asian…

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