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The New Children’s Museum’s CEO leaving


Robert Griesmer is leaving his post as chief executive of The New Children’s Museum in West Hartford, to take the same slot of the Virginian Air and Space Center.

Parking spaces to grow grass Friday

This Friday, artists will convert 12 downtown Hartford parking spaces into temporary parks, the city announced.

Hartford's Front Street to add Qdoba Mexican Grill

Hartford’s budding Front Street Entertainment District will add its first fast-casual restaurant, with the addition of Qdoba Mexican Grill, a source familiar with the deal confirmed to Hartford...

Infinity Hall preps for its opening act

Q&A talks about the upcoming opening of Infinity Hall Hartford with owner Dan Hincks.

Arts, culture venues prep for Hartford’s resurgence

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At Wadsworth Atheneum on Main Street, Executive Director Susan Talbott can finally see the finish line on a $33 million renovation that's taken years to complete and received $25 million in backing...

Arena decision weighs heavily on Hartford's entertainment future

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In 2024, Hartford will be an entertainment magnet.

HBJ Summer Series Week 3: XL Decision

The third installment of HBJ's summer series looks at the future of entertainment and sports in Hartford.

XL Center previews $32M arena upgrades

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The XL Center has started giving exclusive tours to showcase its ongoing $32 million in renovations, which aim to enhance the fan experience and keep the arena relevant for another decade in an...

Statewide cultural nonprofit names executive director

Middletown nonprofit Connecticut Humanities said it has hired public relations and marketing veteran Doug Fisher as executive director.

CT air museum’s Speciale to retire

Michael P. Speciale is retiring Dec. 1 after 29 years as executive director of the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, which has begun a search for his successor.

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