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Don’t Miss the Manchester Fireworks and Chicken BBQ on July 1st!

June 22, 2017

The Saturday before the 4th of July, Manchester starts celebrating. The Manchester Fireworks and Chicken BBQ event has been a staple in the community calendar for more than 30 years, and 2017 carries on the tradition with festivities unfolding at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 1st at the MCC Bandshell. Head to the Bandshell for… Read more »

This Weekend, Have Brunch at Harlan Brasserie, a New Spot in Hartford

June 15, 2017

Chef Chris Bateman's career took him from New York to Maui to Dubai, and in each place, he dug deeper into his craft. Now more than 10 years after he graduated from The Culinary Institute of America in NYC and embarked on an adventure around the globe, Chef Chris has settled at Harlan Brasserie in… Read more »

Embark on an Aerial Adventure at Soarin’ Indoors in Manchester

June 8, 2017

Soarin' Indoors brings the fun and problem-solving of a traditional ropes course indoors, so you can enjoy it rain or shine. Whereas its upper course hangs high in the air overhead, the lower course hovers just a few feet above the ground. Regardless of age, anyone who is five feet or taller is welcome to… Read more »

De-Stress During Moon-Lit Yoga in the Park This Summer

June 1, 2017

If you have trouble unwinding in the evening, Moon-Lit Yoga in the Park might be the perfect way to de-stress from your day. The Manchester Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation will host Moon-Lit Yoga at Center Memorial Park monthly this June 9th, July 7th, and August 4th, so you have three chances to attend…. Read more »

A New Restaurant in Manchester: Noodles & Company

May 24, 2017

For a taste of the newest restaurant on the block, try out Noodles & Company in Manchester. This family-friendly, fast-casual joint allows you to explore the world through noodle dishes. Sounds tasty, right? They serve up over 10 different noodle dishes with culinary inspiration from around the globe. Grab a green curry bowl with shrimp,… Read more »

Mark Your Calendars for the Pride of Manchester Concert in the Park on June 3

May 18, 2017

‘Tis the season for outdoor fun and games. Soak up the sun and get outside during the Pride of Manchester Concert in the Park on June 3! Pride of Manchester is a city-wide event that celebrates everything Manchester with events all week long. This year, the festival will celebrate its 26th anniversary, and there will… Read more »

Mark Your Calendars for the 2017 Land Trust Tag Sale on June 9-17!

May 17, 2017

Have you ever been to the Land Trust Tag Sale? This non-profit organization, which preserves open-space lands and other natural resources in and around Manchester, hosts this tag sale every year, with proceeds benefiting the trust's mission to protect the natural landscape of the Manchester region. This year, the tag sale will span an entire… Read more »

Kick Off Memorial Day Weekend With a Spring Tree Tour at Wickham Park

May 5, 2017

Spring has officially sprung and with the weather getting nicer every day, it’s time to start scoping out some fun outdoorsy activities near [WEBLNK]. One event that should make your list is the Spring Tree Tour at Wickham Park. The tour will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 27 for the perfect kickoff to… Read more »

Get Your Game On During Silk City Board Game Group on May 13

April 24, 2017

Who doesn’t love a good game night? The Manchester Public Library will take board games to the next level with Silk City Board Game Group. The group will meet up on Saturday, May 13 from noon to 4:30 p.m. for an entire afternoon of board-game fun. The library will open their doors and their collection… Read more »

Build Your Own Burger at Oxygen Bar & Bistro in Windsor Locks

April 13, 2017

It’s always fun to try the newcomers, and Oxygen Bar & Bistro in Windsor Locks doesn’t disappoint. Serving up delicious bites and beverages since February, this restaurant has all the locals raving. The interior boasts an upscale, modern vibe with a huge bar space and plenty of tables for any size party. The menu is… Read more »

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