Parents and children gaze at Curious George's antics on a movie screen, which is situated amid the same stencil work, pews, and fixtures that have decorated Charter Oak Cultural Center's building since its construction in 1876. Once the first synagogue to be built in Connecticut, it currently hosts the center's theatrical performances, film showings, and gallery exhibits, which all center around the idea that art is sustenance for the mind. With a belief that open and equal access to the arts fosters the community as a whole, it aims to enrich minds through four key activity types—artistic, cultural, educational, and historic preservation—that are often free. Its youth arts institute is endorsed by the Hartford Public Schools superintendent’s office and aims to supplement curricula with programs before, after, and after-after school. In adult-learning workshops, instructors advise on topics such as what to consider before going back to school, while the center's Homegrown Dance movement supports seven local companies.
State-licensed massage therapist (license #004958) A. Malaika Sharp cultivates relaxation and targets each client's unique issues with a focused menu of services. She can shoo everyday stress away through basic relaxation massages, but she’s as focused on function as she is on feeling good. An avid martial artist and cyclist, Sharp consults with all clients to understand the ways they use their bodies for work and recreation. That helps her pick out distinct patterns of motion and coax bad habits or stored tension out of muscles, whether she’s targeting chronic aches through deep-tissue techniques or helping athletes recover from strenuous duck-duck-goose training through sports massage. Or, for those suffering from headaches and migraines, she can incorporate trigger-point therapy. Sharp is also a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork.
Edricks Fine Drycleaning has been serving the needs of the Hartford area for over 40 years through our main plant, drop store, and pick up and delivery routes. We are dedicated to giving our valued customers the finest in Dry Cleaning and Laundering services at competitive prices.
CT Sealcoat's workers transform faded, cracked driveways and lots into smooth, inky-black asphalt. Their work on residential and commercial properties not only keeps asphalt looking good but also lengthens its lifespan by keeping UV rays, water, and chemicals at bay. The technicians also repair cracks and potholes in order to keep out roots and water. To help ensure effectiveness, CT Sealcoat's staff uses professional-grade products such as Tarconite sealer and Spec+Plus Thermo-Sealant, rather than just coloring in driveways with a Sharpie.
The sealant savants at The Grout Doctor specialize in all areas of grout, tile, and stone care, protecting these construction accouterments from staining, discoloration, and tile-loving microbes. Treat kitchen tiles to a cleansing and rejuvenating floor facial, or scour the grout of a shower to free it from grimy debris and any remaining confetti. The Grout Doctor uses an easy-to-clean formula that is specially designed to ward off vagrant microorganisms and tile-dulling stains. After a thorough cleaning and resealing, the grout is treated to a custom staining, available in a variety of colors and shades, allowing your stony surfaces to don the season’s trendiest hues.
At Fini’s Plant Farm, children and families can enjoy a Halloween-themed daytime party and more adventuresome souls can undertake a nighttime haunted hayride. Beginning at 7 p.m., explorers embark on a 20–30 minute covered hayride through the expanses of Deadman Woods, then wander through a haunted house that some say still echoes with the mournful cries of frozen wontons forgotten in the oven.