Thursday, July 16th is JAM pact with tons of Fun and Great Food
BILLINGS FORGE FARMERS MARKET
The Billings Forge Farmers Market is Hartford’s only year-round Farmers Market. The market is open every Thursday, from 11am to 2pm, and depending on the day, you could buy fresh picked produce, meats, jams and jellies, honey, fresh baked breads or cheese. Plus, they’ve got “The Tasting Table” by the Kitchen at Billings Forge – a healthy food/recipe participation and sampling table. While you’re there, treat yourself to an amazeballs prepared meal from the Kitchen Cafe at Billings Forge (DELICIOUS).
FREE MEMORIAL ARCH TOUR
Take a free tour of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch at Bushnell Park and learn all sorts of cool historical facts (no spoilers here) from the Bushnell Park Foundation’s volunteer Arch Guides, Thursdays through October beginning Thursday, July 16th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.
WADSWORTH ATHENAEUM MUSEUM OF ART
In addition to free Second Saturdays, the Wadsworth is now offering free admission from 4pm-5pm, Wednesday through Friday. Obviously, you should plan to go every day — there’s lots to see at the oldest public art institution in the United States.
BOOK SIGNING AT HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
As a part of the Hartford Public Library Hartford Heroes event, F. Mark Granato will be presenting his book titled “Out of Reach: The Day Hartford Hospital Burned” on Thur. July 16th at 6PM at the downtown library, 500 Main Street.
About the Book: In December, 1961, a flash fire raged through the 13-story Hartford Hospital and incinerated the ninth floor. Through unthinkable acts of bravery and determination, the Hartford Fire Department executed one of the greatest “stops” in firefighting history, containing the blaze to only one floor and saving countless lives. Books will be available for purchase.
More information at: http://hhc.hplct.org/hartford-heroes-stories-of-the-hartford-fire-department/