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  • Superhero Day At Bushnell Park Carousel

    Superhero Day At Bushnell Park Carousel

    Kids of all ages dressed up as their favorite superheroes for a ride on the Bushnell Park Carousel. Spiderman and Wonder Woman were on hand to greet the kids.

  • The 2018 PoCo Festival

    The 2018 PoCo Festival

    The annual North Branford Potato & Corn Festival (PoCoFest) included its iconic selection of potatoes and corn as well as live music, carnival rides, live animal meet and greets. 

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  • The Comic Romance 'Love's Labour's Lost' At Elm Shakespeare Company

    The Comic Romance 'Love's Labour's Lost' At Elm Shakespeare Company

    Elm Shakespeare Company is one of the oldest and largest providers of free outdoor summer Shakespeare shows in Connecticut. The company’s shows are seen by tens of thousands of people each summer, most of them relaxing on blankets or lawn chairs. Elm Shakespeare uses a mix of professional actors,...

      • Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

        Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

        Colorful murals are popping up all over Hartford: a huge image of a toothy-smiled little kid on a community center, a painted collage of city leaders on the side of a school, two mysterious women facing each other on the doors of a homeless shelter, an indigenous musician on a building facade in...

          • The Poems Of Jose B. Gonzalez: Coping With Isolation

            The Poems Of Jose B. Gonzalez: Coping With Isolation

            Many of the poems of Connecticut poet José B. González deal with isolation. “Everywhere I look, I see this isolation come into play. From the child who is alone at the border to the soldier who is abroad fighting in a war, we are all affected by the sacrifice and pain of isolation,” says González....

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          • Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

            Paint The City Murals Popping Up All Over Hartford

            Colorful murals are popping up all over Hartford: a huge image of a toothy-smiled little kid on a community center, a painted collage of city leaders on the side of a school, two mysterious women facing each other on the doors of a homeless shelter, an indigenous musician on a building facade in...

              • American Civil War Art At Irish Hunger Museum

                American Civil War Art At Irish Hunger Museum

                The Great Famine in Ireland, which lasted from 1845 to 1849, brought hundreds of thousands of Irishmen, women and children to the United States. When they arrived, they faced discrimination for both their nationality and religion. When the American Civil War broke out a few years later, it gave...

                  • Playful, Subtly Political SAMESEX LGBT Exhibit At City Lights

                    Playful, Subtly Political SAMESEX LGBT Exhibit At City Lights

                    The state’s most LGBT-friendly art space is City Lights in Bridgeport. For eight years, the gallery has dedicated the summer to the exhibit “SAMESEX.” In previous years, artworks have reflected outrage – denial of rights, refusal of services such as the wedding-cake controversy – and sorrow, as...

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                      • New London Hosts Pride Festival Weekend At Ocean Beach Park

                        New London Hosts Pride Festival Weekend At Ocean Beach Park

                        The sixth annual New London Pride Festival, presented by OutCT, will be held Aug. 25 from noon to 9 p.m. in Ocean Beach Park. The festival, themed “Carnival,” will feature a sideshow, hoop dancing, a fire spinner, a bicycling accordionist and performers from the Boston Circus Guild. Musical performers...

                      • Snap Graphic Embed Test Story

                        Snap Graphic Embed Test Story

                        A story that began in a modest neighborhood in New London in 1997 and ended in front of the United States Supreme Court in 2005 is the subject of a major motion picture opening nationwide this month. “Little Pink House” is based on the book “Little Pink House: A True Story of Defiance and Courage"...

                      • Violin Master Jean-Luc Ponty At The Warehouse

                        Violin Master Jean-Luc Ponty At The Warehouse

                        French violinist and composer Jean-Luc Ponty has collaborated with a number of virtuosic and complex American music makers. He’s played with Frank Zappa, Al Di Meola, Stanley Clarke and Chick Corea. That gives you a pretty good sense of where Ponty’s music sits, in the realm of progressive jazz-rock...

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                      • Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

                        Your Pup Is Royalty At Museum Of Dog

                        Pet-friendly outings usually don’t include visits to museums, which are famously protective of their precious possessions. The newest museum in the gallery-packed Berkshires region of Massachusetts is a charming exception: a fun collection of artworks and artifacts about dogs — even some artworks...

                      • Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

                        Philadelphia Emerges As Colorful Travel Destination

                        An inordinate amount of confetti lined the streets of Philadelphia this winter after two championship parades celebrated the Eagles’ first Super Bowl win and the Villanova Wildcats’ victory as champions of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament. The title-starved masses were sated. The nation’s...

                      • When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                        When It's All About The Hotel, Not The Destination

                        For many travelers, hotels are nothing more than a generic place to sleep and store their luggage while they spend their days exploring exotic locales. In some cases, however, the accommodations steal the show. From doing jail time to sleeping in a treehouse, these unique hotels and inns from New...

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