Sunday Series: St. Luke's Steel Drum Band 1pm AND 2:30pm
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Series: St. Luke's Steel Drum Band 1pm AND 2:30pm

Tickets: $5 Senior/Student, $7 General - Available at the door only, cash only. Doors open at 1:30pm.

The Hamden Arts Commission is pleased to announce the return of St. Luke's Steel Drum Band to the Hamden stage on November 18th at 2pm., as part of the Peter C. Hereld Sensational Sunday Performance Series.

The high-energy, award-winning group, with members of all ages, is hailed as one of the most unique and exciting performing ensembles in the state. Their repertoire includes calypso, reggae, classical, popular, and island folk music.

The concert will be held in the handicapped-accessible Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. Admission is $7 general admission/ $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under.

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Saturday Series: Bubblemania!
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Saturday Series: Bubblemania!

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Tickets: $2 Children, $5 Adult - Available at the door only, cash only - doors open at 12:30

This show will have two performances, one at 1pm and the other at 2:30pm

A Hamden favorite, Bubblemania! returns to Thornton Wilder Hall this winter. Bubble master and comic, Casey Carle, has been making bubbles of all shapes and sizes since the late 80’s. He has perfected the slippery art of making the perfect bubble recipe and uses it to entertain people of all ages. With a background working for Cirque Du Soleil, Casey can make bubbles perform on cue and even knows how to put an entire person into a bubble! A crowd favorite.

The concert will be held in the handicapped-accessible Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Cultural Complex, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden.

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Sunday Series: The Survivors Swing Band
Oct
28
2:00 PM14:00

Sunday Series: The Survivors Swing Band

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The Survivors Swing Band generates energy and excitement everywhere they perform. We are a 7-piece professional jazz band, based in Connecticut, that plays the classic melodies from an era gone by--hot tunes and soothing ballads of the Swing Era--plus many of the wonderful melodies from the two decades that followed.  The "Big Bands" played this music with a high degree of rigid orchestration.  The Survivors render it with a greater tilt towards improvisation, thus giving each pass at a tune somewhat of a new flavor while still keeping true to the original melodies.  Your memories of the "good old good ones" that we play will be readily revived!  With trumpet, saxes, piano, guitar, bass, and drums, let us entertain you!

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Saturday Series: "Arabica" with Karim Nagi
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Saturday Series: "Arabica" with Karim Nagi

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Tickets: $2 Children, $5 Adult - Available at the door only, cash only - doors open at 12:30

Karim illustrates what it means to be bi-cultural in the US.  Music, Dance, Arabic Language are featured as Karim plays Arabic, Turkish and Andalusian hand percussion, including the Egyptian Tabla (goblet drum), Riqq (tambourine), Duff (frame drum), and Segat (brass castanets). Students will have their first-lesson in the Arabic language as well as learn a three sound clapping system which allows anyone in the crowd to perform the Arabic rhythms without an instrument and a brief demonstration of Dabka Line Dancing.

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Brooskvale Fall Festival
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Brooskvale Fall Festival

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Join Brooksvale Park as they host the 19th annual Fall Festival on Sept. 29th from 11am-4pm at Brooksvale Park - 542 Brooksvale Ave. Hamden, 06518. (rain date: 9/30). There will be live music, craft and food vendors, live demos by community organizations and more. Free Admission, Free Parking. Bring cash for food and craft vendors. No ATM on site. For more info call Ranger Vinny at 203-287-2669.

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Movie Nights at Town Center Park
Aug
3
to Aug 24

Movie Nights at Town Center Park

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In the event of inclement weather, movie nights are postponed to a rain date. Follow the Hamden Town Center Park facebook page to find out exactly when events get rescheduled:
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Be sure to join the Hamden Town Center Park Commission as they present their Movies in the Park Nights directly following our Free Summer Concert Series. All movies start at 8pm and are free and open to the public. The movies that will be shown are as follows: 

August 3rd: Dessert Fest at 6pm and the movie Coco at 8pm
August 10: Jumanji
August 17th: Holes
August 24th: The Goonies

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Art Chat: Gallery Show and Artist Talk with Chelsea Silbereis
Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Art Chat: Gallery Show and Artist Talk with Chelsea Silbereis

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Join us for our first ever Art Chat: Gallery Show and Artist Talk featuring Hamden photographer, Chelsea Silbereis. The Art Chat series is a mini gallery show held here in the Thornton Wilder Lobby and is an opportunity to honor and highlight Hamden artists as well as a chance to invite community members to see their work, learn more about the artist's style, means of production and/or make valuable networking connections. 

This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you rsvp using this invite so we have an idea of how many people to expect. 
This event is hosted by the Hamden Department of Arts and Culture - 203-287-2546 - 2901 Dixwell Ave. Hamden 06518. Light refreshments will be served. 

Chelsea Silbereis is a photographer living in Hamden Connecticut. She seeks to explore and document family life as an attempt to define and understand the truth in family dynamics and the experience of being a child. Her work is built around her own struggle to belong and feel comfortable as a member of a family. Her family of origin was often overwhelmingly emotional, an experience that left her feeling disconnected. By photographing her own family, she gives herself the distance to see her family, and the connections within more clearly, appreciate it more thoroughly, and understand it better so that she can more easily fill the role of mother. She lives with her husband two children, a dog and a cat. She likes to imagine the ghosts of pets past are also members of the household. 

See more of her work here: 
http://chelseasilbereis.com/

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The 25th Hamden Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

The 25th Hamden Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks Display

The Hamden Volunteer Firefighters Fireworks Committee is pleased to announce that the 25th Annual Independence Day Celebration Fireworks display, in conjunction with the Town of Hamden and The Hamden Arts Commission (that's us!) will take place on Friday June 29th, 2018, with a rain date of June 30th, 2018 at the Town Center Park in Hamden, CT.  The Hamden Symphony Orchestra will return to perform during the evening.

Tri-State DJ Co.'s DJBry will again be providing music before and after the band performs as well as during the Fireworks. We would like this 25th anniversary celebration to be a special one for the people of Hamden. Due to the multiple rain outs last during last year's summer season, The Hamden Volunteer Firefighters Fireworks Committee is in need of  donations for this event to be a success. Checks should be made payable to HVFF and mailed to P.O. Box 5104 Hamden, CT 06518 or donations can be made using PayPal.

For more information about the event and fundraising activities please visit thier website www.hamdenfireworks.org , contact Karl Olson at (203) 214-9489 or e-mail them at hamdenfireworks@gmail.com.

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The 2018 Hamden Summer Solstice Food Truck Festival
Jun
15
4:30 PM16:30

The 2018 Hamden Summer Solstice Food Truck Festival

Connecticut's first and best food truck festival returns to welcome the summer! More than three dozen food trucks, kids activities, and a live performance by the great local band Wango Tango! Share and invite your friends, skip lunch on June 15, prepare to buy extra for the weekend, and have fun. See you in the Park! See the Facebook invite here: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/462262390874258/

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