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Friday | March 13 | 7 pm | Free
This month’s reader is Ari Blechner of West Hartford, who will be joined by his family. They will read “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt De La Peña.
This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Peña’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.
Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. The first 25 families can take home a copy of the book.
Our monthly community dinner, prepared and served by volunteers from Beth El Temple, is moved to Tuesday, Feb. 10, because of snowy weather.
Friday, Jan. 16 | 7 pm | FREE
Wear your cozy clothes and bring your parents for our monthly “Read It and Sleep”
This month’s book is “The Lorax” by Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Seuss Geisel, who grew up in Springfield, Mass. His story is a warning about not respecting nature. Twin sisters Jillian and Nicole Selig of West Hartford are this month’s readers.
Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Each family can take home a copy of the book.
New Year’s Eve | 6 to 8 pm
Sankofa Kuumba presents its annual Kwanzaa celebration at Charter Oak Cultural Center as part of First Night Hartford, running from 6 to 8 pm. Learn the seven principles of Kwanzaa through the artistic gifts of story, song and dance. This community celebration has the theme of Faith or Imani, the 7th principle of Kwanzaa. This annual event also pays homage to both recent and ancient ancestors: family, friends, artists and community leaders who paved the way and will honor the artists who have participated in the past 25 years of public Kwanzaa celebrations initiated by Sankofa Kuumba.
Thanks to the Greater Hartford Arts Council for its support of Kwanzaa.
Thursday | Dec. 11 | 7 pm
“Annie” is supporting our 4th Community Sing Along.
We’re giving out movie passes, T-shirts and stuffed animals. The film opens Dec. 19.
The Susans will lead us. Susan Campbell – book author, college professor and community activist -joins with Susan Mazer, director of Charter Oak’s music programs, in some of your favorite holiday songs.
Bring some baked goods to share and we’ll provide the beverages.
Suggested donation: $5
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 7:00 pm
|Tuesday, November 18, 2014|
WNPR reporter Jeff Cohen lit up the Internet when he interviewed his daughters Eva and Sadie about a sister haircut gone very wrong. Now he’s written a book about it. Come over to Charter Oak Cultural Center Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 pm, and Jeff will read the book. Kids, bring your parents. Snacks served. Each family can take home a copy of the book.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:00 pm
|Tuesday, November 11, 2014|
|7:00 pm||to||9:00 pm|
An evening of original poetry and short stories by local wordsmiths. Hosted by Ralph Gagliardo aka RJ Wordsmyth. Features poets published in the Beat of the Street newspaper. Read about it: See more here:
Sunday, November 9, 2014 5:30 pm
|Sunday, November 9, 2014|
Our annual remembrance of the two nights in 1938 that began the Holocaust.
Kristallnacht translates to “Night of Broken Glass.” Throughout Nazi Germany and Austria paramilitary forces and civilians smashed the windows of Jewish-owned businesses and synagogues.
Join us for a night of prayer, music and dance, followed by a community meal.
The remembrance will be interpreted for the deaf.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:30 am
|Sunday, October 26, 2014|
Tours at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm
Take a guided bus tour and learn about 200 years of Jewish history in the Hartford area.
One of the stops is Charter Oak Cultural Center, the first synagogue built in Connecticut, which housed Congregation Beth Israel.
Tickets: $24 for historical society members; $28 general.
Information: and 860-727-6170.
Monday, September 29, 2014 5:30 pm
|Monday, September 29, 2014|