Things to Do in Manchester

If you’re looking for a new band to give a listen, We Banjo 3 is coming to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on Friday, March 8. We can almost guarantee that you’ve never heard anything like it before. Their self-proclaimed “Celt Grass” genre pairs melodies of traditional Irish music with modern-day bluegrass, creating a… Read more »

The Connecticut Convention Center will bloom once again during the 36th Annual Connecticut Flower and Garden Show. Taking place Feb 23-26 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, this show shines a spotlight on both local and traveling floral designers who create magnificent floral displays using mainly organic materials. More than 300 exhibitors are on… Read more »

There is something special about the smell of a store full of brand-new books, which is all the more reason to check out Barnes & Noble at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills. With books lining the walls, an incredible selection of genres, and a bunch of special events, this is much more than just a… Read more »

Get off the elliptical and try something different this week by heading to Stone Age Rock Gym on Adams Street in Manchester. This rock-climbing gym has something for all ages and skill levels, whether you’re young or young at heart, a pro or a first-timer. If you’re a newbie, stop by during their new climber… Read more »

A newer addition to Manchester's coffee scene, Silk City Coffee is quickly becoming a favorite for freshly brewed java. Open since October 2016, this cafe is owned by two local couples looking to bring the community together over a cup o’ joe. That said, Silk City is much more than just a coffee shop. They… Read more »

With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday this year, why not make it a day-long celebration? The festivities of First Night Hartford will start at 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 and continue until the ball drops. To participate, purchase a First Night Hartford wristband, which costs $12 for adults and $3 for kids ages… Read more »

A holiday photo on Santa’s lap is a rite of passage for every little one! Santa will be at The Shoppes at Buckland Hills from now through December 24, right outside the lower level of Macy’s. Schedule your time slot online in advance to save a few dollars and avoid a wait. Simply visit the… Read more »

Just north of downtown Hartford, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River, Riverside Park provides a little escape from the tall buildings and crowds of the city. One of the main draws here are the 4.5 miles of trails that lead you through the lush greenery of the park, as well as under bridges… Read more »

Silk City Antiques boasts 3,000 square feet of antique-y goodness right here in Manchester. Whether you’re an antiques aficionado or simply looking for a way to tszuj up your home a little, this is the place to go. The owner, Beth, is kind and incredibly knowledgeable and can help assist you in finding the treasure… Read more »

One of the largest hands-on museums in the state, the Connecticut Science Center in the heart of Downtown Hartford is fun for the whole family. With over 165 exhibits to explore, there is something for every age. There are over 10 permanent exhibits, including KidSpace, Forces in Motion, Sight and Sound, Exploring Space, Invention Dimension,… Read more »

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