Listening Tours Series 2018

The Hartford Foundation is dedicated to the vibrancy of each of the 29 towns in the Greater Hartford Region. We are coming to all the cities and towns we support to listen closely to you—residents, who know what’s best for your community. 

Come participate with Hartford Foundation President Jay Williams and members of your town in a discussion about how we can be truly greater together.


Granby / East Granby: March 20

Granby Memorial High School
52 N. Granby Road, Granby CT 06035
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

To register for this event, click on the link below and enter event code Listening2018.



Canton: April 10

Roaring Brook Nature Center
70 Gracey Road, Canton CT 06019
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

To register for this event, click on the link below and enter event code Tour2018.



Avon: April 24

Avon Free Public Library 
281 Country Club Road, Avon CT 06001
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

To register for this event, click on the link below and enter event code Greater.



Manchester: May 23

Cheney Hall
177 Hartford Road, Manchester CT 06040
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

To register for this event, click on the link below and enter event code Listening.



Farmington: June 19

Hill-Stead Museum
35 Mountain Road, Farmington CT 06032
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 

To register for this event, click on the link below and enter event code Together.



Questions? Please contact Stephanie MacGillivary at 860-548-1888.




Bloomfield, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Glastonbury, Hartford, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Suffield, Tolland, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks


To be notified when registration is available for these towns, please fill out the form below:

 East Hartford
 East Windsor
 Rocky Hill
 South Windsor
 West Hartford
 Windsor Locks


Greater Together 2017 Event

Jay Williams Keynote speech

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving President Jay Williams gave the keynote speech, addressing the opportunity gap, discussing how we plan to change the way we work, and sharing how our region can be Greater Together. 



About the 2017 Event Performers and Installations



The Judy Dworin Performance Project is an award-winning organization whose work on stage, in schools and in prison communities sparks awareness about social issues and provides compelling experiences through multi-arts performance and residencies in the community.





Hartbeat ensemble

HartBeat Ensemble creates provocative theater that connects our community beyond the traditional barriers of class, race, geography, and gender through original full-length works that tell extraordinary stories of ordinary people. They also run education programs that address bullying prevention, art-based curriculum integration, and the Youth Play Institute.





daniel salazar

Daniel Salazar is an internationally praised classical guitarist, with a repertoire that expands the boundaries of traditional and original works with a fusion of Spanish, Latin American, world music, and orchestral elements. He is the founder of the annual Guitar Under the Stars outdoor concert, and a faculty member at the University of Connecticut, Manchester Community College, and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Tonight, enjoy two of his original compositions, featuring his ensemble and East Hartford High School student, Dominic Migliore. 






Hartford’s Proud Drill, Drum, and Dance Corp

Hartford’s Proud Drum, Drill and Dance Corp integrates movement, sound, and artistry into the overall development of young people and provides them with the necessary resources for success in school and life.





Marquis of Granby Junior Ancient Fyfe and Drum Corps

The Marquis of Granby Junior Ancient Fyfe and Drum Cops is dedicated to patriotism, honoring veterans and the military, and providing its youth members with enriching experiences of music, history, and leadership.







Hartford’s favorite brass marching band.





joey batts: Greater together mural

Hartford Public School teacher, rapper, and community muralist, Joey Batts, will be working on a movable mural in the Bushnell courtyard. He will be joined by several of his students. Batts has collaborated on many murals throughout the community. He embodies the idea that anything for the community is best done with the community.






Live event doodling

Watch as Constanza Segovia captures observations from the evening and turns them into a compelling snapshot of the event. This method of recording insights is one of the emerging tools for impactful convenings.

Constanza Segovia is Hartford’s official “live doodler.” She is a designer, illustrator, visiting lecturer of design at Trinity College and Tunxis Community College, and founder of VEO VEO Design, a studio focused on helping people understand what visual communication can do to improve the world around them. 







Take a look at the images from our photo booth installation and download your portrait. Photos by photographer Mike MarquesBackdrop weaving installation by Hartford Artisans Weaving Center.




The Hartford Artisans Weaving Center is a supportive and creative community that preserves, promotes, and teachers the craft of hand-weaving. The Center's artisan program is especially committed to people with low or no vision, and anyone 55 and older.



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