HEALING AMERICA FROM WHITE BODY SUPREMACY: An Exploration of Resmaa Menakem’s “My Grandmother’s Hands”

Healing America from White Body Supremacy: An Exploration of My Grandmother's Hands by Resmaa Menakem Charter Oak Cultural Center, B'nai Tikvoh-Sholom and Neshama Center for Lifelong Learning present a six-week virtual discussion series on the book My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem. DATES: Thursdays at […]

Gallery Exhibition: INVISIBLE SUFFERING – The Art of Diana Aldrete

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Now through April 6 Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am to 3pm in the Gallery FREE Masks required while in the gallery. ARTIST STATEMENT My visual art is an invitation to ground my thoughts and emotions down on canvas, as a reflection of everything I have researched in my academic studies and learned from my own […]

FREE

WOMAN: The American History of an Idea with Dr. Lillian Faderman

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The Mark Twain House & Museum and Charter Oak Cultural Center present WOMAN: The American History of an Idea with Dr. Lillian Faderman and Central Connecticut State University's Dr. Heather Munro Prescott What does it mean to be a “woman” in America? In WOMAN: THE AMERICAN HISTORY OF AN IDEA, Faderman traces the evolution of […]

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Art Gallery Exhibition: Three Women Expressing the Languages of Color

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

In our gallery: THREE WOMEN EXPRESSING THE LANGUAGES OF COLOR - The Art of Cynthia Cooper, Suzanne Jill Levy and Clara Nartey Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, April 8 - 5:30pm to 7pm. Masks encouraged while in the gallery. On view in our gallery through May 13; Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 3pm FREE […]

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Voices of Concinnity & Unitus Ensemble present STARS ARE FOR ALL WHO LOOK UP

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Saturday, April 9 at 7pm - WOVEN SKIES CONCERT SERIES #1: STARS ARE FOR ALL WHO LOOK UP This concert will capture your sense of awe and wonder with beautiful, celestial choral music underneath the stars. Gazing upon the night sky can inspire us to write prose, compose songs, or find spiritual connection.  Did you […]

$15.00

The Wondrous Art of MARIA MATRONE: Virtual Exhibit & Gallery Talk

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THE WONDROUS ART OF MARIA MATRONE Join us for a FREE Virtual Gallery Talk with artist Maria Matrone and Katie Hanley on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30pm EST. To register, CLICK HERE. About Maria Matrone   Born in Las Vegas in 1991, Maria Matrone has enjoyed a lifelong love of art and music.  Maria expressed […]

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READ IT & SLEEP: “Sir George and the Dragon” with the Pumpernickel Puppets

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

FREE family fun!!! Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon. Along the way you’ll meet Zelda the babysitter, a silly bat, Sir George, and his clumsy dog, and of course the lovable dragon. Will Sir George slay the dragon? Not to worry, everything ends happily in […]

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Children’s Theatre at Charter Oak: Teatro SEA’s CÉSAR CHÁVEZ AND THE MIGRANTS (The César Chávez Story)

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Teatro SEA's CÉSAR CHÁVEZ AND THE MIGRANTS (The César Chávez Story) Written and directed by Manuel Antonio Morán Join Charter Oak Cultural Center for Teatro SEA's new puppet theater production celebrating the life and legacy of the Mexican-American labor activist. This bilingual production highlights Chávez’s early life as well as his partnership with Dolores Huerta, activism […]

$5.00

GILI YALO in concert at Mandell JCC!

Mandell JCC 335 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT

Tuesday, April 26 at 7pm Celebrate Israel's Independence Day with Gili Yalo!   An evening of live Ethio-pop, R&B, funk and jazz at the Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford   For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.mandelljcc.org/tix

$15 – $25

21st Annual Charter Oak Gala

Marriott Downtown Hartford 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT

Online ticket sales have closed. To inquire about the availability of tickets, please contact Allie McConnell at alliem@charteroakcenter.org.   -

$180

READ IT & SLEEP: “Home, Where Is Home?” with author Rosamond S. White

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Our FREE monthly pajama party for the little ones returns with local author Rosamond S. White sharing her delightful book, a craft activity and every child leaves with a FREE copy of the book! "Home, Where is Home?" is about an American Caribbean family tracing their way back home to the Caribbean. On their journey […]

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Hartford Opera Theatre presents FOLXTALES: Three Family=Friendly Chamber Operas

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Hartford Opera Theater Presents FOLXTALES: Three Family-Friendly Chamber Operas with ASL Interpretation Directed by Michelle Ong-Hendrick Musical Direction by Sarah Kaufold Owl Moon - Music by Ellen Gilson Voth/Libretto by Jane Yolen Owl Moon is based on the award-winning book by Jane Yolen of the same name. A young girl remembers searching for owls in the woods with […]

$10 – $20

2022 Jewish Playwriting VIRTUAL Contest – A Fun, Interactive Event

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

Charter Oak Cultural Center and the Jewish Plays Project are once again proud to partner to present THE 2022 HARTFORD JEWISH PLAYWRITING VIRTUAL CONTEST! The Jewish Plays Project returns to Hartford for the final regional event on our 9 city tour! Featuring three plays specially selected by the Hartford Play Reading Panel, the event is […]

$15.00

Postponed! Teatro Sea’s Production of PEDRO ANIMAL FALLS IN LOVE

Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

POSTPONED!!! New date coming soon! PEDRO ANIMAL FALLS IN LOVE, a comical folktale from the Dominican Republic, tells the story of a simple, fun-loving young man who is crazy in love with a neighborhood girl. Our humorous, interactive puppet play integrates audiences into the story in order to help Pedro win the hand of his […]

$5.00