Night Fall Hartford


Night Fall is a free, celebratory event taked place in one of Hartford's beautiful parks each October. This spectacular production features local artists, performers and professionals and with support from our community, and has become a highly anticipated annual event for all ages.

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Click above to watch or download the show from Keney Park from 2015.

Night Fall
features music, dance, theater, spoken word, costume and lead artist Anne Cubberly's signature giant puppets. Cubberly, along with community leaders Steve Mitchell and LB Muñoz, hires some of the region's most talented and active artists, performers and technical specialists for the core of this professional production. This year's Night Fall is Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Elizabeth Park in Hartford.

Come early for extra Night Fall Fun! Grounds open at 2 pm in the field adjacent to the performance area. Shop with the Market vendors, make Art, enjoy Side Shows, and purchase food from various local Food Trucks. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on for the performance, which starts promptly at 6 pm.

scene from 2013In the weeks leading up to Night Fall, free art workshops will be held across the city of Hartford. Night Fall artists work with residents in their neighborhoods to design and create lanterns that are the centerpiece of the performance. Hartford communities are a featured part of Night Fall.

Night Fall honors the diversity of Hartford residents young and old by fostering relationships through creative and expressive sharing and learning. Night Fall highlights the wealth of artistic talent in the Greater Hartford region by collaborating with local artists, performers and craftspeople.

scene from 2012In the idyllic setting of Elizabeth Park and autumnal surroundings, Night Fall probes the mysteries of seasonal transition and change. The evening's climax, a final ritual procession of lanterns, symbolizes an ending of the fall season and a welcoming to the winter season soon to come. In this way, Night Fall is a festival of theater, pageantry, movement and music as well as a uniquely Hartford celebration of nature, our shared history and most importantly, our community.

Attend one of our pre-show workshops, volunteer to help the night of the event or reserve a blanket for a front row seat at one of Hartford's most magical evenings!

Want to relive Night Fall past performances? You can view them online!
Watch: 2012 Elizabeth Park, 2013 Pope Park, 2014 Colt Park.





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merch booth With your help, Night Fall highlights the wealth of artistic talent in the Greater Hartford region by collaborating with local artists, performers and craftspeople and fairly compensating them for their work.



Your support in making this project a reality is greatly appreciated. Every Night Fall backer will be lovingly thanked on our web site. We also value your encouragement and cheers, your Facebook posts and tweets.

Night Fall is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.






THANK YOU!


squirrels love youNight Fall is made possible
by our supporters!

Generous support from:

Connecticut

Roberts Foundation



Vermont Community Foundation and the West End Civic Association


Media sponsors:
Hartford Magazine Yelp

In-Kind support from:


Connecticut Audio & Theatrical Supply, Euphoria Events, The Dirt Salon,
Robert O’Connor, Alpha Graphics, The Metropolitan District, Blue Earth Compost, Bill Morgan Media, Pond House Cafe, Hartford Business Improvement District, Imposters Impersonating History.

We are deeply grateful for the generosity of
:

John and Suzanne Bourdeaux, Lynn Ferrari, Barnaby Horton,

Marjorie Morrissey, Thomas Pascouche, Greg & Janet Sinnott,

Sheelah Sinnott, Bank of America, Freed Marcroft LLC

Ellen Robinson and Jim Condren, Lynne Cubberly, Thomas Foran, Tracy & John Gale, Marcy & Luis Mejia, Josh Michtom, Richard Stillson, Trinity College


Allen Ambrose, Roger Anderson, Robert Bale, Kathleen O’Leary & Jim Bannister, David & Jill Ba rrett, Joe & Carole Bascetta, Cathy Bates, Susan Bigelow, James & Fredricka Bookwalter, Katie Bradley, Sara Bronin, Ted & Jane Carroll, Tracey W Carter, Linda Chase Wayman, Ellen N. Clarke, Jonathan Cohen, Len Comeau, Audrey Conrad, Erin and Julio Conception, Chris Corcoran, Jennifer Crookes Carpenter & Terry Lavin, Ellen Curry, Kate Czlapinski & Kevin McKernan, Rita Decker, Karl Fisher, Neal Fisher & Susan Grant, Doris Gale, Carol Gale & Debra Horn, Steve Goodwin & Emily Gianquinto, Frank Gordon-Quiroga, Jeanne Grandy, E Paul Grimmeisen, Ruth Grobe, Liz & Rich Gruber, Parri Hockenberry, Richard L. Hughes III, Helen Hughlett, Valerie Jasinski, David & Janice Klein, Anthony A. Koos, Andrea Livingstone, Jacques Lamarre, Andrea Livingstone, Lauren Maggio, Jackie Mandyck, Will McNair, Linda and Robert McNair, Sue Maresca & Jeremy Wiseman, Ken Morgan, Marcey & Roberto Muñoz, Courtney & Michael Muñoz, Ryan O’Halloran, Paul O’Mara, Open Hearth, Linda Pendergast, Popcorn Movie Poster Co., Jane Rainwater, Ellen Robinson & James Condren, Jennifer Sager, Heather Scerra & Thomas Oakes, Constanza Segovia, Susan Simonds, Michelle Sinnott, Paul Spirito & Sarah Poriss, Anne Stanback, Bill Stapleton, Donna Stout, Doris Sugarman, Tainted, Inc., Clark Taylor, Catherine Vallone, Sally Weisman, Diane Whitney and more

And our talented crafters, sewers, lantern builders & volunteers!





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MEDIA RESOURCES


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Media
– for additional materials and information about Night Fall or Anne Cubberly please contact Taryn Bunger at 315/534-9205, or email info@nightfallhartford.org







MEDIA COVERAGE


Anne Cubberly Invites You All to Participate (Take Magazine, October 3, 2016)

Hartford Puppetmaker Anne Cubberly Is The Creative Force Behind Night Fall (the Hartford Magazine, September 24, 2016)

Night Fall At Colt Park (photo gallery, CTnow.com, October 12, 2014)

With Forum, Donovan And Marathon, Hartford Was Hopping
(Hartford Courant, October 13, 2014)

Magic Comes to Colt Park at Night Fall (Hartford Courant, October 6, 2014)

Artist Anne Cubberly Named Best Artist in Hartford Magazine's Best of Hartford Winners 2014 (Hartford Magazine, May 2014)

Anne Cubberly – "Hartford Has Her" (Hartford Preservation Alliance Blog, February 17, 2014)

Night Fall Celebrates Changing Of Seasons At Pope Park (Hartford Courant, October 10, 2013)

Hartford's Underground Arts Scene (Hartford Magazine, September, 2013)

Puppet Sculptor Anne Cubberly Creates A Magical World
(Hartford Courant, July 19, 2013)

Artist Anne Cubberly Named One of Hartford Magazine's Players: Best of Hartford Winners 2013
(Hartford Magazine, May 2013)

Hartford Bucket List Challenge 2013! (Yelp Hartford, March 2013)

Photos: Night Fall Hartford (CT.com, October 2012)

Ten Photos of "Night Fall"
(Hartford Courant, To Wit, October 14, 2012)

See Anne Cubberly's Night Fall on Oct. 13 in Hartford's Elizabeth Park (CT.com, October 8, 2012)

Dreams, Vision And Inspiration: What Drives An Artist? (WNPR, Colin McEnroe Show, September 24, 2012)

Hartford Arts Community Brings Wonder To Autumn (Seasons Magazine, Fall 2012)

Night Fall - Celebrate the Season With the Arts (Hartford Woman Online, August 2012)




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LOCATION / DIRECTIONS

Night Fall
returns to Elizabeth Park, this year on the Hartford, Whitney Street side, near the intersection of Asylum Ave. and Whitney St. A handicapped dropoff will be available on Elizabeth St.

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PARKING is available on neighboring streets, as well as in the park (highlighted in green below).


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SEATING INFO


seating info Seating at Night Fall is as close to nature as you can get – on the lawn. Seating is first come, first served. There are no bad seats and you may want to bring something to sit on; blanket seating is closest to the stage with chair seating behind. (There are no chairs or stools in the Blanket Area.)


For those who need assistance to reach the playing area, volunteers are on hand to assist in transport to our reserved Accessibility viewing area.

And if you want to really be up close and personal, consider supporting Night Fall by reserving a blanket.

Past performances have been standing room only, so we encourage you to arrive early. Bring a picnic supper or purchase a snack from one of the food trucks parked nearby. But please help keep Elizabeth Park beautiful by taking your trash with you when you leave.



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