THIS PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED FROM JULY 22 TO JULY 25 DUE TO WEATHER
Join us for a festive, family-friendly evening with the YoYo Show. John Higby, the Yo-Yo Guy, brings a unique combination of laughter and amazement to the stage. He has performed his unique high-energy show in 26 countries and holds five Guinness World Records. He recently hosted at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in Australia and was on the new Gong Show with Mike Myers.
6 pm Gates open
6:30 pm Performance begins
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic. Order beverages online through The Wise Old Dog using this link or bring your own.
Rain date: Saturday, July 25
In-person tickets | $20 per person
Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Purchase a ticket
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All ticket holders who attend an outdoor event at Hill-Stead, beginning June 20, must adhere to the following Visitation Protocols at all times while onsite. If a ticketholder does not wish to adhere to these Visitation Protocols, that ticketholder should not attend the event and should contact Megan Olver
PRIOR to the event for assistance in obtaining a refund.
The health and safety of our guests and employees is Hill-Stead Museum’s number one priority. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all the precautions listed below.
- Guests are advised to practice physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet away from other groups of people not traveling with them while standing in lines and moving around the property.
- Children must stay with adults at all times and a minimum of six feet distance must be maintained between all other non-family members.
- Face masks should be worn by all visitors six years of age and above.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed at entrances and high contact areas.
- A first aid station will be accessible.
Hill-Stead employees have already pre-marked spaces on the lawn for your group. Upon arrival, guests will be escorted to a pre-marked space on the west lawn by an employee wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
For further details on visitation protocols governing Hill-Stead’s summer event series, including a map of our West Lawn event space layout, please click here.
We are closely monitoring government policy changes, Center for Disease Control (CDC) guideline, government mandates, and public health advancement, and will continue to make changes, as necessary or appropriate, to our protocols and procedures.
From the Porch, Hill-Stead’s new multicultural performing arts series is a diverse and dynamic showcase featuring music, dance, theater, and more. Building on the success of Hill-Stead’s indoor events and nationally acclaimed Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the inclusive summer programming will take place on our 152-acre campus. The experiential events will happen several nights per week and be open to audiences of all ages.
Hill-Stead will kick off the inaugural series with a venerable celebration of the Year of the Woman to coincide with the centennial of women’s suffrage. Our signature events will amplify women’s crucial role in history.
Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors who are helping to make the From the Porch series possible
The Richard P. Garmany Fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Farmington Valley Arts Center
Harvey & Lewis Opticians
Kemper Associates Architects
Thomaston Savings Bank
Updike Kelly & Spellacy
Farmington Family Dentistry
Northeast Surety, LLC
Please consider joining us as a sponsor of this series and be a part of this shared endeavor to bring the arts to the community. You will provide a much-needed boost to Connecticut’s incomparable cultural organizations and art providers. Every sponsor will be recognized all season long on Hill-Stead’s web and email promotion and onsite signage. See the Sponsorship Registration Form for more information.