Awesome Things


2016 Winter Instagrammys

Winners of the second Winter Instagrammys receive a t-shirt (and some other goodies too). See your photo in the gallery below? Send us […]
Mar 14, 2016 /

The Rest of Hartford 2016

Because this poll is as absurd as a shirtless Mark Twain, introducing The Rest of Hartford poll. Beginning Monday, February 29 (because leap year) we’ll […]
Mar 3, 2016 /
Taste of Hartford

Taste of Hartford Menus

Taste of Hartford Restaurant Week runs from 1/25 to 2/7, which gives you two weeks to enjoy multi-course fixed price menus at the restaurants listed […]
Jan 28, 2016 /

Photos: Hooker Day Parade 2015

Thanks to all of the marchers, watchers, and volunteers that helped make the 2015 Hooker Day Parade even more fun than last year. We couldn’t […]
Oct 27, 2015 /
PARK(ing) Day 2013

PARK(ing) Day: Call for Creativity

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event where artists, citizens and community groups transform metered parking spots into temporary public parks. Originally conceived by San […]
Jul 16, 2015 /

Spring Instagrammys

Winners of the second annual Spring Instagrammys receive a Hartford Has It t-shirt and bragging rights from now until the next round of Instagrammys are […]
Jul 1, 2015 /

Downtown Draw

Buy in person at The Tobacco Shop or from your favorite BFDH member. Winners will be pulled on Wednesday, September 30. Package 1: LIVE (worth $1,500) 2 tickets […]
Jun 30, 2015 /

Photos: St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2015

The 2015 Greater Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade was definitely worth the one-week wait. Thanks to Justin O'Brien for the spectacular photos. […]
Mar 27, 2015 /

Winter Instagrammys

Winners of the Winter Instagrammys receive a Hartford Has It t-shirt and bragging rights from now until the next round of Instagrammys are announced.  And […]
Mar 24, 2015 /

I Do Like Corned Beef & Beer!

I’m St. Pat. St. Pat is here. Do you like corned beef and beer? I do like corned beef and beer! I do! I like them, St. Pat-is-here! And […]
Mar 17, 2015 /

Tournament Weekend 101

The American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will begin with three first-round games on Thursday, March 12. Two quarterfinal doubleheaders will be played Friday, March […]
Mar 9, 2015 /

Fan Fare

Each school playing in the The American Men's Basketball Tournament has been assigned a fan base restaurant in Hartford. Dine with fellow fans around town; […]
Mar 6, 2015 /

Winterfest Hartford

  Thanks so much to all of our generous sponsors. Without the following companies and organizations, Winterfest Hartford wouldn't be possible. Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Travelers United Technologies […]
Feb 5, 2015 /

Photos: Hooker Day Parade, 2014

Thanks to all of the marchers, watchers, and volunteers that helped make the 2014 Hooker Day Parade even more fun than last year. We couldn't […]
Oct 21, 2014 /

Summer Instagrammys

Fall has begun, which means it's time to hand out the Summer-stagrammys. The field was very competitive this season, and hard choices were made. Winners […]
Sep 24, 2014 /
PARK(ing) Day 2014: John O'Donnell, Surreal Picnic

Park(ing) Day 2014

Hartford's PARK(ing) Day 2014 brought temporary parks to 12 locations around downtown Hartford. Hartford's Parking Day is presented by a partnership of civic organizations: Civic […]
Sep 21, 2014 /
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Hartford Has It: Food

Watch the newest installment of the Hartford Has It video, Hartford Has It: Food. This film is rated G; guaranteed to make you hungry. The […]
Jul 29, 2014 /


Summer is officially here, which means it's time to hand out the Spring-stagrammys. After careful consideration, three heated discussions and one outdoor-voices argument we are […]
Jun 23, 2014 /

Last Minute Gifts: Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this Sunday. If you haven't gotten your mom a gift yet don't panic, but do use this last-minute gift guide. She'll never […]
May 5, 2014 /
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Quiz: Which St. Pats Day Drunk Are You?

The Hartford St. Patrick's Day Parade takes place Saturday, March 15. You've got until then to take this quiz and enjoy the parade the way […]
Mar 9, 2014 /
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Emerge Festival 2014

The 2nd Annual Emerge Festival will take place from February 28 through March 2 at Arch Street Tavern. Presented by Black Lodge Industries, the festival […]
Feb 25, 2014 /

Make A Plan: Valentine's Day

Making plans for Valentine's Day can be VERY stressful. Relax. We're here to help. Take a deep breath (or two), and decide which category your […]
Feb 11, 2014 /
Vivo's Moonshine Chai

Winterfest-inspired Cocktails

BEST NEWS EVER: You can now drink and do good at the same time. (Not that kind of good. Well, maybe later.) A portion of […]
Dec 17, 2013 /

Instant Expert: The Wadsworth

Heading to the Wadsworth Atheneum to see their newest exhibition, MATRIX 168: Allison Schulnik? While you're there, check out these three exhibitions, or sound like […]
Dec 17, 2013 /