September,  2020 

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 9/14/2020

The next meeting is Monday September 14th at 6:15 PM. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom software.

                       August Minutes



From The Director

From the Executive Director
David MacDonald
The Fall is coming and children are returning to school, so it must be time for AHNA Board of Directors elections soon. Our Nominations and Governance Committee has sent out notice to AHNA members asking interested people to send us their nominations. We are starting the process earlier than in the past to provide more transparency and more time for AHNA members to learn about the candidates or to decide to run yourself. 

From the House

Greetings to my friends and neighbors in Asylum Hill!


                   From the House - Census Reminder

By Representative Matt Ritter

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic underscores the importance of responding to the 2020 Census.
Your response shapes decisions about how billions of dollars in federal funds will flow into communities - including Hartford - each year for the next 10 years for critical services like health care clinics, hospitals and emergency services like EMTs and fire departments.


Exploring Asylum Hill

Exploring Asylum Hill -  Farmer's Markets

By Bernie Michel

While Asylum Hill is blessed with the most Community Gardens of any Hartford neighborhood, we don't actually have a Farmer's Market located in out neighborhood. We are, however surrounded by them, and they are all less than a 5 minute walk outside of Asylum Hill.

Asylum Hill Then And Now


Farmington Ave. Marshall St. corner

Volunteer Of The Month

Volunteer of the Month - 
Neighborhood Cleanup Celebration

On Sunday August 30, we held our Love your Block Clean Up and Celebration at Grace Lutheran Church in Hartford.  More than 45 volunteers came from the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association, Grace, Trinity and Immanuel Churches and Catholic Charities Asylum Hill Family Center.  There were people of all ages, races and religions. 


Little Free Library On South Marshall Street

By Bernie Michel
There's been a free food pantry in front of 202 Laurel St for several years now, and it's gotten a lot of use. But it's not the only nourishment that's needed. So September 4th was the day that everything came together, most especially the weather, to allow the installation of the Little Free Library on S. Marshall St. It has been a plan for many months to supplement the occasional "Pop-up" events on South Marshall St that provide food and information along with books, especially the books, to the parents and children who live there. 


Sunday Dinners at AHCC

Asylum Hill Congregational Church is providing Sunday dinner for neighborhood residents from 3 PM - 5PM.  The original plan was to continue through the month of August, but because of the response and the need, the dinners are still ongoing. For more information click on the link below.


Asylum Hill Guide

The paper edition has been printed and is being distributed along with the latest edition of the Hartford News.
The digital edition is available on the AHNA website

Events and Opportunities
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.