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June 2020

What Matters Most Photography Contest

June 11 - September 22

Enjoy the art of photography—and discover new perspectives using your camera with Hill-Stead Museum’s What Matters Most Photography Contest. [Read more]

August 2020

Young Poets Day with Mahogany L. Browne – Sunken Garden Poetry Festival

August 9, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Young Poets Day of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival features Mahogany L. Browne, a California-born, Brooklyn-based writer, educator, activist, mentor, and curator.  She is joined by the winners of the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition, an outstanding program that offers students the opportunity to write and perform their own poetry. In-person and livestream tickets are available. [Read more]

Summer on the Hill – Bonus week

August 11
Hill-Stead Summer Vacation Workshops

Tuesday & Thursday session. Hill-Stead’s new program for 9- to 14-year-olds introduces young artists to the technique of drawing and painting with nature. Perfect for outdoor lovers with creative minds! [Read more]

Sold Out – HSO Summer Splash!

August 12, 6:30 pm

*This event is SOLD OUT* This event is presented in partnership with Hartford Stage. Revive your spirit with live music performed by HSO musicians! The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the HSO Summer Splash! Series, a series of hour-long chamber ensemble concerts to be performed in and around Hartford during July and August.… [Read more]

From the Porch – Quarantined Quartet

August 14, 6:00 pm

Jason and Elysa Hochman, the creative musical couple and founders of the New York Guitar Academy. will perform a robust repertoire of original compositions with unique arrangements of renowned Spanish Classical and Nuevo Flamenco guitar pieces. [Read more]

From the Porch – Opera Idol@Hill-Stead Museum

August 15, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Singers from far and near, who may someday be on the roster of some of the world’s major opera houses, will present an array of arias. A panel of professional judges will narrow the field and then YOU get to vote for the winner! [Read more]

From the Porch – Sea Tea Comedy Theater

August 19, 6:00 pm

Hartford’s Sea Tea Comedy Theater brings its highly acclaimed touring company to Hill-Stead. The comedic troupe tasked themselves with figuring out how to improvise while practicing social distance. [Read more]

From the Porch – Playhouse on Park Comedy Night with Linda Belt and Howie Mason

August 21, 6:00 pm

Join us for 90-minutes of laughs featuring co-headliners Linda Belt and Howie Mason. Appropriate for ages 18 & up. [Read more]

From the Porch – Yale Opera Welcomes Artistic Director Gerald Martin Moore

August 23, 6:00 pm

Hill-Stead is thrilled to be the chosen venue to welcome the Yale School of Music opera program’s new artistic director, Gerald Martin Moore. Selected Yale Opera students will perform for this special welcome and celebration and Jill Brunelle, a repertoire pianist, who collaborates on all facets of Yale’s spectacular performing arts programs will accompany them on piano. [Read more]

From the Porch – Broadway-Style Cabaret

August 26, 6:00 pm

Join singers from past Playhouse on Park productions for a 90-minute cabaret filled with show tunes, jazz standard and more.  [Read more]

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