December,  2019 

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 12/02/2019

The next meeting is Monday December 2nd, 6:15 P.M. at  The 224 Eco-Space, 224 Farmington Ave .  

               Parking at 224


                November Minutes

                Annual Meeting Minutes




From The Director

From the Executive Director
David MacDonald
The holiday season is upon us, and AHNA wishes you and your family a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday. Our next General neighborhood meeting will take place on Monday, December 2 nd at 6:15pm at the 224 EcoSpace on Farmington Avenue. The agenda includes presentations on the Sunflower Project, and on the city's Energy Equity Challenge, and Shared Solar project, in addition to the standing items such as public safety report, committee reports, and Voices of our Neighborhood.

From the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!


Important Reminders
By State Representative Matt Ritter
We are officially in the thick of the holiday season. December in Hartford is special. Our city is packed with family-friendly activities this time of year. 
You can get a great calendar of events at, some of the highlights include:
  • Old State House Holiday Shopping Fair
  • Holiday Lights Fantasia at Goodwin Park
  • Ice Skating at Winterfest in Bushnell Park
  • Festival of Trees & Traditions at Wadsworth Atheneum


Exploring Asylum Hill

Exploring Asylum Hill - Smaller Faith Communities

By Bernie Michel

It's hard not to notice the grand historic churches in Asylum Hill, most built a century or more ago, and even Grace Lutheran and St Joseph Cathedral, the most recently constructed are more than 50 years old.  And of course their congregations hold traditions that go back generations. What is a little more difficult to notice are the many faith communities who gather at locations throughout the neighborhood to worship and practice their faith. 

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Asylum Hill Then And Now


210 Farmington Ave.


New Board Members

AHNA is very fortunate to be able to welcome three new members to our board of directors. They were voted in at our November 4 th meeting and we'd like to introduce them to you. 

Events and Opportunities

Carols In The Park - Coming Soon

For the 7 th year running, Santa has agreed to stop by Sigourney Square Park before Christmas to visit with the neighborhood boys & girls, pass out candy and join in the Caroling. It has always been an exciting time, some colder than others, but always concluding with hot chocolate and cookies at Glory Chapel near by.

Arts and Music on the Hill

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 
Paul O'Mara Communications Committee Chair
Contact Us
Send emails directly to AHNA at

To visit our website click on the following link.   AHNA Website

To visit our Facebook page go to 'Asylum Hill Living' group page.