In collaboration with 
Hartford Girl, Humans of Hartford & Love Hartford

The Hartford Art Crawl- Scavenger Hunt, Pratt Street Edition will take place on Wednesday, October 6, 2015, and will take place from 4pm to 9pm, and the scavenger hunt will be from 6pm to 8pm. 

This night will be a festive atmosphere with participating venues located along Pratt Street, all welcoming the community to experience downtown Hartford as a center for food, fun and shopping. The Hartford art crawl and scavenger hunt is a great night on the town, where participants of the Scavenger Hunt will be able to enjoy happy hour deals with food and drinks at all participating businesses, all while hunting for clues to win prizes.

Download press release here.  Learn more here
 
 
Almost every major city has a Food Truck Festival!  Now the food truck explosion comes to Hartford at Riverfront Recapture’s annual Riverfest. This three-day event will feature some of the best mobile culinary cuisine in the region accompanied by live entertainment, family fun, and of course spectacular fireworks!

Check out the full schedule and entertainment lineup here.
 
 

Purchase tickets for Happy Hour Bingo!

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Purchase tickets for Happy Hour Bingo at Nix's!


Purchase tickets for Happy Hour Bingo at Front Street Bistro!

Questions?  Email us here!
 
 
Calling all our beautiful natural hair sisters!!! We will be having a casting call in the New Haven area on July 11th from 11-1pm. Location to be announced so keep an eye out for the announcement. We love showcasing everything beautiful and true about natural hair so get your twist outs ready because we want to see you at this casting. Among the judges will be Hartford Girl creator herself in all her natural hair glory. Come on out and SHOW OUT like the radiant queens you were meant to be!  RSVP here.
 
 
There’s a new package store in town and their officially open for business. Come check out Capital Spirits on Pratt Street. They have everything you need to make your event legendary! I know I’m not the only one that hates it when a liquor store doesn’t have my brand of awesome so swing by Capital Spirits for everything alcohol! Thank us later! 

 
 
Vaz presents Cocktails & Cupcakes! A Summer Soiree. This needs no further explanation. Everyone should be in attendance… IT’S COCKTAILS AND CUPCAKES for goodness sake! This will be on July 9th from 5-9 pm on Thursday at Nix. Tickets and more information can be found at Vazinfo.com. This is a 21+ event. Meet and mingle with the girls behind “Hartford Girl” while sipping on martinis and other sweet treats from Nora’s cupcakes. Tickets are $25 and limited so hurry!  Purchase your ticket here
 
 
June 14th 1pm-330pm 
@ Z Luxury Nails 
361 Park Rd 2nd Floor 
West Hartford, CT. 
860.231.9000 

All students will receive a nail art brush and dotting tool, Z Luxury Nail Art Workbook, nail design practice wheel and a certificate of participation. Designs students will learn: Lady bugs, bumble bees, ice cream cones, flowers, water marble, ombre and beach theme designs (recap from last class-disney characters).

There is no prerequisite for the nail art classes. At the beginning of every class the instructor will review the basics for new students and as a refresher for students who have attended previous classes. 

Limited space available. Visit their website to register for the next nail art class. www.zluxurynails.com
 
 
A frequent mention on hartfordgirl.com and a gem in downtown Hartford is at it again!  Natasha Roggi, Owner of Bikram Yoga, is offering FREE yoga classes at three locations in Hartford this week.  
 
Monday 7/6/15 6:00pm
Artspace: 555 Asylum St. (downtown Hartford before the train station) 
FREE parking after 6pm.  Don't forget your yoga mat and towel!

Wednesday 7/8/15 6:30pm
Marriott Residence Inn: 942 Main St. (next to Capital Community College)
FREE street parking after 6pm. Don't forget your yoga mat and towel!

Check out the BYDH website (here) and their awesome feature in the We Love Hartford Project here!
 
 
This will be the 47th consecutive year the longest-running free jazz concert will occur in downtown Hartford's Bushnell Park. Concerts will begin July 6 and occur every Monday night through August 10th.  Also, the 24th annual Greater Hartford Jazz Festival will be held on July 17-19th.  A full feature including an exciting Hartford Girl FUN post is coming soon!  Soon the Hartford Jazz Society will update their website's jazz schedule here.
 
 
As you may (or may not) already know, I plan special events for a living (Carmen Veal Events).  In fact, this Hartford Girl blog is an extension of my love for working with and planning awesome events in the community.  The official launch of Hartford Girl paved the way for the We Love Hartford Project which highlights local businesses in Hartford.  The collaborating members of the Humans of Hartford, Love Hartford and I will be hosting two end of campaign events;  the We Love Hartford Happy Hour on Monday June 22nd and the We Love Hartford Pop Up Market which will now be part of the 2nd hARTford Art Crawl on Thursday September 17th.  Learn more awesome updates here and save the date!  We hope to see you soon!