June,  2016 

Your copy of the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association 'News & Views' has arrived!   You will find that you can easily go to any subject in the table of contents by just clicking on it or just browse through the articles as you wish. Please have a look. 


Next Meeting 06/06/2016

The next meeting is Monday June 6th, 6:15 P.M. at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Avenue.

From The Chair
"A man or woman that has friends must show him or herself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24. How awesome is that ancient proverb? Everyone should have a good friend.

HouseFrom the House

I'm happy to announce that I have secured a grant of $1.5 million for the City of Hartford to expand a project making streetscape improvements along Farmington Avenue. 


AHThenAsylum Hill Then and Now
116 Farmington Avenue

This image of 116 Farmington Ave is looking westward at the original Cathedral of St. Joseph in the background, with Trinity's bell tower behind it to the right. It was taken from the State office building at 98 Farmington, thus the high perspective. However in the foreground just beyond what is clearly a parking lot is a mysterious looking building nearly buried by trees and with an observatory in the backyard. If anyone knows more about this, we welcome your input.



Committee Briefs

Exploring Asylum Hill:
Celebration at Bishop's Hall
On Sunday the 22nd a graduation party was celebrated here in Asylum Hill, and given the time of year, this is not really news, but for a few of the details that make it notable.


Zunner Building Grand Opening

On a beautiful May 11th, NINA and their many supporters and partners gathered to celebrate the completion of their most ambitious project to date, the transformation of the former Ashley Café into the new Zunner building.


Open House And Hartford Blooms Preview
On Sunday June 5th, NINA will be holding an Open House for their new Victorian house at 54 Huntington Street, 1PM- 5PM.  The event will also serve as a preview for the Hartford Blooms 2016 event coming on June 11th-19th.  Refreshments and music will be provided.  This home is a wonderful addition to our neighborhood.  Please come and celebrate this event!


Stowe House Ground Breaking
On a beautiful Tuesday afternoon recently, donors, staff and friends of the Harriet Beecher Stowe House gathered there for the last time this year. The reason was to celebrate the launch of the restoration project with a ceremonial groundbreaking.


Urban League Employment Empowerment Expo
On May 5th months of preparation culminated in the 16th annual Urban League of Greater Hartford Employment Empowerment Expo. Each year since 2001 they have brought together employers and employment specialists for one day to allow anyone needing a job, a career or a change in their life to meet with the people who can help make that happen.

Kingian Non-violence Program Celebration

On May 20th a dozen students gathered at the Mark Twain Branch of the Hartford Public Library to celebrate the culmination of the 18-week program on nonviolence that they had just completed.

Hartford City Ballet
The Hartford City Ballet is offering a summer program from July 5th - July 30th.
Daily Ballet technique and Pointe class.
Additional classes in Character, Acting,
Jazz, Modern and Body Conditioning.

Fresh Express Farmers Market
The Hartford, Aetna and Billings Forge are excited to share the attached flyer highlighting the 2016 Asylum Hill Fresh Express program, which launches Thursday, June 2nd and runs weekly through October 27th.  Additional details on shuttle stops and times are included in the flyer.


Jumoke Academy Summer Program

The Hartford Conservatory in partnership with Jumoke Academy is offering a Summer Intensive for ALL Hartford area scholars. The program focuses on literacy and math, using
the historical CT Landmarks as a focal point. The program also incorporates the Arts; music, dance and theater.


Hartford Blooms 2016
The 2016 Hartford Blooms Garden Tours season is underway. We're now taking reservations for seats on the shuttle bus that will take you to all the wonderful stops throughout Hartford where you'll find beautiful gardens, wonderful architecture and fascinating history along the way.
We're bringing back tours of Coltsville highlighted by a climb up to the Blue Onion Dome-what a great view of the city, the Connecticut River and the area that was once the back yard of Sam and Elizabeth Colt.
New this year, a tour of the new Yard Goats baseball stadium!



Hartford News AHNA Supplement

As part of our communications efforts we publish our newsletter 'AHNA News and Views' as a supplement in the Hartford News monthly.  To cover the printing costs we need to secure ads generating $500.00 dollars each month.  This provides us with four pages with color.  If you, an organization you work for or belong to would like to help support this effort please see the order form below.  Please contact the editor at communications@asylumhill.org  if you know of anyone or business you think we might reach out to for support.  Thank you.


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Events Calendar


Please click on the following link to go to our online Events Calendar.

From The Editor
If you have any comments, suggestions or submissions please contact me via email at communications@asylumhill.org 
Paul O'Mara Communications Committee Chair
Contact Us
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