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February 2020


The 1619 Project: “Historically Black Colleges & Universities” at The Amistad Center at The Wadsworth Atheneum

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Wadsworth Atheneum,

600 Main Street

Hartford,

CT

06103

United States


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FREE

August 1619, twenty enslaved Africans were delivered to the colony of Virginia. The trade of “20 and odd” enslaved Africans marked a major turning point in American slavery. In August 2019, The New York Times launched a major journalistic and programmatic initiative called The 1619 Project . This multi-pronged and far-reaching examination of the four-century legacy of slavery will serve as the springboard for a series of lunchtime community conversations presented as a collaboration between Charter Oak Cultural Center, The Thomas J.…

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Read It & Sleep – “The Snowy Day”

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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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 Ezra Jack Keats' classic Caldecott-winning book, The Snowy Day. The fun includes a special snowy craft activity! This FREE family event includes every child leaving with their very own copy of the book! ABOUT THE SNOWY DAY. No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than The Snow Day. Universal…

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CT Allstars Dance Crew & Charter Oak’s LEAP! Young Choreographer’s Showcase

February 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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March 2020


The Charter Oak Readings Poetry Series: Lucy Ferriss & John Stanizzi

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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FREE - Donations Accepted

The Charter Oak Readings                                                                                  Sunday March 1, 3PM: Lucy Ferriss and John Stanizzi   Lucy Ferriss is the author of ten books, mostly fiction. Her novel A Sister to Honor, set partly in northern Pakistan, was a WNBA 2015 Great Group Read; her novel The Lost Daughterwas a Book–of-the-Month pick; and her memoir, Unveiling the Prophet, was named Best Book of the Year by the Riverfront Times. Recent essays appear in The American Scholar, Prairie Schooner, and The New…

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Bilingual Family Theatre – “La Cucaracha Martina/Martina the Little Roach” – Teatro SEA

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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$5 – $15

  A story from Cuba and Puerto Rico performed by Teatro SEA, the premiere bilingual Latino theatre for young audiences! LA CUCARACHA/MARTINA, THE LITTLE ROACH A Latin rock-n-roll musical based on a popular Cuban and Puerto Rican children’s tale of a little roach who learns many lessons on her journey to find true love. Recommended for Pre-K to 6th Grade. Performed bilingual. Basada en un cuento de origen cubano y puertorriqueño, esta obra cuenta la historia de una cucarachita en búsqueda del…

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Read It & Sleep: “The Great Kapok Tree” & Storyteller Liz Gruber

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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READ IT & SLEEP, our monthly literacy evening, returns with a very special event! Charter Oak Cultural Center will be reading "The Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest" by Lynne Cherry.   Thanks to generous support from Connecticut Humanities, we are also pleased to present Liz Gruber, Storyteller as part of this event!   We encourage guests to attend in their pajamas, enjoy a story (or two!), snacks, and a beverage! FREE!   About THE GREAT…

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April 2020


The Charter Oak Readings Poetry Series

April 5 @ 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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Bilingual Family Theatre – “My Superhero Roberto Clemente” – Teatro SEA

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Charter Oak Cultural Center,

21 Charter Oak Avenue

Hartford,

CT

06106


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$5 – $15

  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 Grade.  Performed in Spanish and English simultaneously. Bobby y sus amigos descubrirán…

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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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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 -- and every child leaves with a copy of "There's a Bear On My Chair!" FREE event!   About THERE'S A BEAR ON MY…

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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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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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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! This FREE family event includes every child leaving with their very own 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…

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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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