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April 2020


Charter Oak Chatter 3 with Rabbi Donna Berman: “The Power of Passover During a Plague”

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Online

FREE

Overwhelmed by everything going on during this unsettling time? You are not alone. Embracing, serving and creating community has always been at the heart of Charter Oak Cultural Center. Tuesday, April 8 at 6:30pm, join our Executive Director Rabbi Donna Berman as she discusses The New York Times' opinion piece "The Power of Passover During a Plague" by Alana Newhouse. Read "The Power of Passover During a Plague" by CLICKING HERE. Join the conversation on Tuesday at 6:30pm by CLICKING…

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Mindful Stress Management – a Zoom Conversation w/ Professor Jim Malley & Jacques Lamarre

April 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Online

FREE

Join BuzzEngine's Jacques Lamarre and Charter Oak Cultural Center for a conversation on MINDFUL STRESS MANAGEMENT with Professor Jim Malley, CCSU This online workshop will address the importance of managing stress at this challenging time in our lives. Of course, we need to protect ourselves and loved ones from the coronavirus, but we also need to manage the stress that comes when our well-being and way of life is being threatened. We will discuss the nature and origins of stress…

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The Actor’s Life – A Zoom Conversation with Broadway’s Susann Fletcher

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Online

FREE

From Broadway to national tours to regional theatre, Susan Fletcher has lived the actor's life. What are the ingredients for a decades-long career in this notoriously difficult career? Charter Oak Cultural Center is proud to present this esteemed theatre veteran in conversation with playwright Jacques Lamarre. Use this ZOOM link to join the chat on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30pm: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/802867502   Susann Fletcher has been in the Original Broadway companies of The Goodbye Girl, (Donna Douglas), Jerome Robbins' Broadway,…

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POSTPONED – “My Superhero Roberto Clemente” – Teatro SEA

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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$5

  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. STAY TUNED FOR A NEW DATE. An inspiring story for children performed by Teatro SEA, the premiere bilingual Latino theatre for young audiences! Bobby and his friends discover the super powers that make this legendary baseball player and humanitarian a Superhero! As a sports star, civil rights advocate, humanitarian and family man, Clemente defied all odds and triumphed, forging a legacy of motivation and excellence that is still alive today. Recommended for Pre-K to 5th…

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Read It & Sleep: “There’s a Bear On My Chair” & Two Right Feet Arts

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

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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FREE!

Charter Oak Cultural Center's monthly literacy program returns for another fun evening for families! Well read Ross Collins' picture book "There's a Bear on My Chair" and enjoy an interactive performance by Two Right Feet Arts, thanks to our friends at Connecticut Humanities!   Come in your PJs, enjoy the book, a performance, snacks and drinks. FREE event! First ten children to arrive will receive a free copy of the book!   About THERE'S A BEAR ON MY CHAIR:  …

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May 2020


The Charter Oak Readings Poetry Series

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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FREE - Donations Accepted

Writers to be announced!   Reading starts with an Open Mic.   Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue Hartford, CT 06106   Free event.   http://charteroakreadings.blogspot.com/   For more information, contact: Jim JforJames@aol.com 860-508-2810

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The Charter Oak Readings Poetry Series

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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FREE - Donations Accepted

NEW DATE - Sunday May 17, 3PM: Krysia Jopek and Sharon Lattig Krysia Jopek’s first novel, Maps and Shadows (Aquila Polonica 2010), winner of a Silver Benjamin Franklin award in historical fiction, narrates from four points of view—her father’s family’s deportation to Siberia in 1940 and the twelve-year aftermath. Her chapbook Hourglass Studies (Crisis Chronicles, 2017), a sequence poem in twelve sections, was nominated for a 2018 Pushcart in Poetry. She has published poems in Meta/Phor(e)/Play, Crisis Chronicles Cyber Litmag,…

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Read It & Sleep: “Freedom Soup”

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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FREE!

Join us for our monthly event for toddlers and beginning readers! Come in your pajamas, enjoy a snack and a beverage and a special guest reading of Freedom Soup by Tami Charles and Jacqueline Alcantara. The fun includes a special maraca-making activity! FREE event. First ten children to arrive will receive a free copy of the book! Join the celebration in the kitchen as a family makes their traditional New Year’s soup — and shares the story of how Haitian independence…

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June 2020


The Charter Oak Readings Poetry Series

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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FREE - Donations Accepted

Writers to be announced!   Reading starts with an Open Mic.   Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue Hartford, CT 06106   Free event.   http://charteroakreadings.blogspot.com/   For more information, contact: Jim JforJames@aol.com 860-508-2810

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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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