May 5th 10am-9pm
The Dial II (Multimedia art), Fuller Brush Factory- 3580 Main St.
May 6th 6:30pm-8pm
Syllable (Poetry and Literature), Littler River Restoratives- 405 Capitol Ave.
May 9th 7:30-9pm
Wicked Hartford (History & Improv), Sea Tea Comedy Theater- 15 Asylum St.
May 10th 5-8 pm
KNOW GOOD Market (Food), KNOW GOOD Space- 30-50 Bartholomew Ave.
May 12th Noon-5pm
Hooker Day, Bushnell Park, Trinity St. under the arch.
For almost two decades, the Hooker Day Parade has provided a unique opportunity for Hartford to be itself, to think about its history, and to tell its own story. Because of that rich example, in 2018, we will spread Hooker Day's promise across a week of events that we are calling the Foundation Festival. This week of opportunities for us to share our stories and history will crescendo into Hooker Day on May 12th. If you haven't been to Hooker Day before, this boisterous, fun-filled procession celebrates the Capital City and the creativity and stories of its people. So get ready!The Foundation Festival will give stage to the Hartford community to share their context with one another and create the opportunity for understanding, interaction, and collaboration. It is a festival of who we are and how we arrived here. The event is meant to lay the foundation for a more cohesive community.
The Foundation Festival will feature Hartford’s stories in many forms: music, film, theater, dance, storytelling, spoken word, and other art forms to give people an opportunity to share their story and learn that of others. We are setting a baseline of events for telling stories in various art forms. Everyone can participate! Whether its playing a song, reading a poem, or hosting an event, if you want to share your story, or those of your neighbors, we need you! We'll soon be sharing the events that start May 6th and go to May 11th.
The Festival is being hosted through a partnership of Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, & reSET.
We have also begun an exciting new media partnership with The YUP ntwk to document the Festival.
Supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.