Hartford's New Foundation Festival

For Immediate Release:

The Hooker Day is back for 2018 and now anchoring a new series of collaborative events called the Foundation Festival. 

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. It will be a week of opportunities for us to share our stories and history, crescendoing 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 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, we'll need you tell us how you want to 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 week culminates in Bushnell Park on May 12th at Hooker Day. The Hartford community is invited out to share space and experience a mix of story telling genres and processions from many different community groups and organizations. 

The Festival is being hosted through a partnership of Breakfast Lunch & Dinner, & reSET. 

Supported in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign with major support from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
Jeff Devereux
Email: jeffrey.devereux@gmail.com
breakfastxlunchxdinner.com

Know Good Market Press Release 2018

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For Immediate Release:

Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
Jeff Devereux
Email: jeffrey.devereux@gmail.com
breakfastxlunchxdinner.com

Parkville, Hartford - On Thursday, April 12th the KNOW GOOD Market returns for its third full season. The open air street food market is located in the Parkville neighborhood of Hartford. The KNOW GOOD Market’s community focused environment welcomes hundreds of patrons every month to a feast of the best street food Hartford has to offer.  

This year’s the market will continue to feature returning favorites like Samba Cuisine, Mercado, Craftbird Food Truck, Heirloom Market, Let’s Start from Scratch and many more. Each month, through a partnership with CT Eats Out, a guest vendor from around the state will be highlighted. Hog River Brewing Co. will be open next door.  Artisan and craft vendors will be back as well. The market takes place between 1429 Park St. and the Dirt Salon on Bartholomew Ave. Cafe 55 will be also be open right across the street.

The KNOW GOOD MARKET is held at 30 Bartholomew Avenue, Hartford, 06106, from 5:00PM to 8:00PM on the second Thursday of every month, April through November, with a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 8th.

Announcing Our Partnership with reSET

With 2018 well underway, BL&D is excited to announce a strategic partnership with our neighbor reSET Social Enterprise Trust.  reSET prides itself on being one of the most inclusive entrepreneurial networks around.  We’ll be working with reSET to support and promote community building, entrepreneurship, and investment in our community.  We know together we can make a tangible, positive social impact in Hartford.

In some ways this is a story coming full circle.  The beginnings of Breakfast Lunch & Dinner were bubbling when two of our partners, Onyeka Obiocha and Jeff Devereux (then working on different project), met at reSET’s second ever accelerator cohort in 2013 and soon began collaborating on small projects around the city.  As BL&D’s work evolved, the partners moved from different areas of the region to live and work in Parkville.  When reSET was looking to find a space that better suited the community’s needs, we encouraged them to move to and invest in Parkville.  We are excited to now be collaborating with them to strengthen each another’s work.

reSET will continue overseeing all of their programs (Accelerator, Internship, Mentor Network and entrepreneurial support services), while we’ll now take over the space's coworking and event operations.  Please stay tuned for more updates on our collaboration and mark your calendars for the first of many new events at reSET on Sat., Feb. 27th from 7-10pm

 

For further information contact
Jeff Devereux
Email: jeffrey.devereux@gmail.com

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The Commons – The Arts Council Launches New Monthly Event Blending Arts, Culture & Community

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS CONTACTS:
Arts Council of Greater New Haven
Jennifer Gelband
Email: jennifer@newhavenarts.org
newhavenarts.org

Breakfast Lunch & Dinner
Jeff Devereux
Email: jeffrey.devereux@gmail.com
breakfastxlunchxdinner.com

THE COMMONS – THE ARTS COUNCIL LAUNCHES NEW MONTHLY EVENT BLENDING ARTS, CULTURE & COMMUNITY Public Invited to the First in Series of the Commons Feb. 22, 5-9 pm at Bregamos Community Theater

New Haven, Conn (Feburary 5th) – The Arts Council of Greater New Haven is excited to announce The Commons, a new event series in partnership with creative firm Breakfast Lunch & Dinner. The series, free and open to the public, will be a monthly collision of arts, culture, and community at rotating venues throughout Greater New Haven. Each event will bring Greater New Haven’s various creative communities together to create new friendships, bonds and spark future creative collaborations.

“The Commons is a new concept, something we haven’t experienced in the area – a fun happening bringing together the cultural life in New Haven,” said Daniel Fitzmaurice, Executive Director of the Arts Council. “We’re looking at this like an incubator and an opportunity to expand the notion of what and who is a creative. And this series supports our mission to provide leadership and opportunity to connect within the creative sector.”

The first event will take place February 22 at the Bregamos Community Theater, 491 Blatchley Ave., from 5-9 PM. All events in the series will feature various forms of local music, artistic demonstrations, and the chance to share a fantastic evening of drink and food with other members of the New Haven community.

The Commons will happen the last Thursday of the month, February through May:

· Feb. 22

· March 29

· April 26

· May 31

Additional venues and details will be announced as the dates approach.

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, publisher of The Arts Paper, is a regional nonprofit arts agency that provides leadership to and advocates for member artists and arts organizations and connects them to one another, to audiences, and to the Greater New Haven community. Visit the Arts Council at newhavenarts.org, call 203-772-2788, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/artscouncilofgreaternewhaven, follow us on Twitter @newhavenarts, or Instagram @newhavenarts. #ArtEverywhereNHV

Breakfast Lunch & Dinner is a community venture building firm based in Hartford who are know for creating diverse and unique events, such as their monthly Know Good Markets. They have previously worked locally with the New Haven Free Public Library, Project Storefronts, and the Yale Humanist Community.

The Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/163361827722841/ To RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/FAnlt7eTmQnDjiN22