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Resident Slide Show Focuses on Main St., Fires of ’71

By at October 25, 2013 | 10:15 am |

Resident Slide Show Focuses on Main St., Fires of ’71

Jimmy Golon has always been interested in the history of New Britain. As a kid he learned about streets like Seymour, Franklin and Elm. “As I got older, I wanted to know what the streets were like in the halcyon days,” said Golon. “That drove me to the library and I immersed myself in New Britain history. Golon went through old micro films and bound volumes of more...

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New Britain Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 Season

By at September 20, 2013 | 10:00 am |

New Britain Symphony Orchestra 2013-2014 Season

Mini-Concert Series Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. NBSO Steel Drum Ensemble New Britain Public Library 20 High Street, New Britain By popular demand, the NBSO Steel Drum Ensemble makes a reprise appearance in New Britain. This family focused concert features music of the Caribbean appealing to all ages. A “petting zoo” will teach children about the more...

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CONCORA Announces 2013-2014 Season

By at September 20, 2013 | 9:45 am |

CONCORA Announces 2013-2014 Season

The song goes on! CONCORA (Connecticut Choral Artists) is pleased to announce its season schedule for 2013-2014, which will offer a variety of concerts and special events. Founded by Artistic Director Richard Coffey in 1974, CONCORA is Connecticut’s premier professional choir. The season will be filled with glorious music, every note of which will mark Richard more...

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“Whiskey Tango” World Premiere at Hole in the Wall Theater

By at September 13, 2013 | 9:00 am |

“Whiskey Tango” World Premiere at Hole in the Wall Theater

Jesus returns to clear his name, Illuminate the Truth of Nature and erase mythology in Hole in the Wall Theater’s world premiere of the musical “Whiskey Tango.” Explore the harmony of Marijuana, Baseball and Nature with Jesus as he visits a New England trailer park and is forced into a showdown with an Irish Catholic priest. Be prepared to question everything you more...

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New Britain Youth Theater to Hold Fall Auditions For Ages 6 Through 18

By at September 6, 2013 | 9:15 am |

New Britain Youth Theater to Hold Fall Auditions For Ages 6 Through 18

New Britain Youth Theater has scheduled auditions for three different plays for children and teens ranging in age from six through eighteen. All auditions will be held at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center Annex at 19 Chestnut Street in New Britain. On Sept. 8 & 9, auditions are scheduled for Super Duck for children ages 6 through 9. Audition times both days begin more...

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Polish Folk Dance Group “Ziemia Bydgoska” to Perform at TOM

By at August 30, 2013 | 8:00 am |

Polish Folk Dance Group “Ziemia Bydgoska” to Perform at TOM

“Ziemia Bydgoska” will be coming from Poland to perform at Trinity on Main (TOM) Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. According to Lucian Pawlak, organizer, there is a dancing group in Connecticut he was trying to get to perform in Dozynki. But, they were preparing for this group to come down from Poland and could not perform at Dozynki. “They called me to see if this group more...

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Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival Saturday & Sunday

By at August 16, 2013 | 9:15 am |

Dozynki Polish Harvest Festival Saturday & Sunday

The 33rd Year of Dozynki, a Harvest Festival traditionally done in Poland when the final harvest is complete, will take place on Saturday and Sunday. It will bring a few new events. According to Lucian Pawlak, of the Polish American Council of Greater New Britain who organizes the event, there will be a petting zoo and Farmer’s Market from noon to 6 p.m. at Falcon more...

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Nzinga’s Daughters Present African Diaspora

By at July 12, 2013 | 9:15 am |

Nzinga’s Daughters Present African Diaspora

New Britain’s Nzinga’s Daughters will present a special performance of Music from the African Diaspora on July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Hartford Stage. Performers include: Nzinga’s Daughters, VOICES, LLC, Changes, Chereese & The Alvin Carter Project, Team 860, and special guests & hosted by Nicki Mathis. The concert is geared to all ages, and children are more...

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New Britain Museum of American Art Summer Camps & Programs

By at June 28, 2013 | 9:15 am |

New Britain Museum of American Art Summer Camps & Programs

Summer Art Adventures July 9–Aug. 15 3-day Weekly Sessions (Tuesday through Thursday) 10:30 a.m.-noon $9 members; $15 non-members per weekly session Ages 7+ (Pre-registration required) Session 1: July 9, 10 and 11 Artist-in-Residence Mary Smeallie Mary Smeallie has been an artist as well as an arts instructor for many years. She currently teaches art more...

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“Producers” Coming to New Britain

By at June 7, 2013 | 10:00 am |

“Producers” Coming to New Britain

The Musical Comedy “The Producers” by Mel Brooks is coming to New Britain for three weekends, starting on Friday, June 21. The satirical dark comedy, originally a cult classic movie, is set in the late 1960s and tells the story of a theatrical producer, Max Bialystock, and his accountant, Leo Bloom, who want to produce a sure-fire flop. They raise much more money than more...

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