Night Fall Hartford



About Us


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 6, 2018 at Pope 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 Pope 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 or a first row chair 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, 2015 Keney Park, and 2016 Elizabeth Park, and 2017 Bushnell Park!

Chion WolfOur good friend and board member, Chion Wolf, made this wonderful video with pictures and interviews with children about their favorite parts of Night Fall. Enjoy!

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Support



DONATE


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:

Roberts Foundation





Vermont Community Foundation and the Knox Foundation.
Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and
Freed Marcroft, LLC.

In-Kind support from:


All Waste Inc., AlphaGraphics, Bill Morgan Media, Blue Earth Compost, CHER at Trinity College, City of Hartford, Connecticut Audio & Theatrical Supply, The Dirt Salon, Euphoria Events, Hands on Hartford, Imposters Impersonating History, The iQuilt Plan, The Metropolitan District, Mill Restaurant Group, Northern Lights, Robert O'Connor, Meckla Pinnix, Pond House Cafe,
Real Art Ways

We are deeply grateful for the generosity of
:

Joe Barber, Jill & David Barrett, Lynn Bortolan, Suzanne & John Bourdeaux, Sara & Luke Bronin, Susan Carey, The Cherolis Family, Jonathan Cohen, Erin & Julio Concepcion, Audrey Conrad, Jim Condren & Ellen Robinson, Diana & Rick Crookes, Rita Decker, Jack Dougherty, Lynn Ferrari & Ginny Seeley, Patricia Fontaine, Thomas Foran, Doris Gale, Tracy & John Gale, Matthew Glasser, Barnaby Horton, Dick & Beverly Hughes, Helen & Don Hughlett, Anne Kane & Jake Holmes, Jill Marie Kleiber, Anne Koneru, Terrence Lavin & Jennifer Crookes Carpenter, Jennifer & Richard Lotstein, Nancy Macy & Robert Painter, Kathi Meding, Marcy & Luis Mejia, Peter Min, Stephanie Moreland, Marjorie Morrissey, Sol & Edgardo Mune, Marcey & Roberto Muñoz, Narwold Family Fund, Mary Jane Panke, Chrissie & Ezra Ripple, Gilda Roncari, Rosalie Roth, Edd Russo, Jennifer & Christian T. Sager, Greg & Jan Sinnott, Lynn Sinnott, Sheelah Sinnott, Paul Spirito & Sarah Poriss, Bill Stapleton, Donna & Sam Stout, Trinity College, Cate Vallone, Linda Wayman, Margot Weiss, Lisa Whatmore, 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

Illuminating Stronger Ties at Hartford's Night Fall (Red Truck Stonecatcher Blog, December 17, 2017)

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
will be at Pope Park in 2018!

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PARKING AND ALTERNATE TRANSPORTATION

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(Green lines indicate parking)
Parking available on all adjacent side streets.

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Handicapped Parking Area - The Pope Park Recreation Center lot will be reserved for handicapped parking Parking - See the above map for parking options.

Ride a Bike to Night Fall -
www.facebook.com/events/2214458448800552/ - Eight bicycle ride-ins from around Hartford and nearby towns for those that would like to meet up with others for a leisurely, social ride to Night Fall.

Bike valet parking at the event will be in the baseball field near the pond, with help from LimeBike. BYO lock and lights.

Bring a blanket to sit on, unless you've reserved a blanket or chairs. Bike lights are important, since the performance ends after dark. BiCi Co. and Transport Hartford will have program information near the bike valet parking.

CTfastrak and CTtransit - Just a couple of blocks from the Parkville (Francis Ave) CTfastrak station and there are many Park Street bus routes. Both allow "Bikes on Board" for those that want to do a multimodal trip. Walking to the event - Here is a map with 1 mile (20 minute) and 1/2 mile (10 minute) walking distances.

Most of Parkville and Frog Hollow neighborhoods are within walking distance to Night Fall. Easy to carry a blanket, and with food trucks there isn't much to carry.

There is no parking on the PARK SIDE of Parkview Terrace.


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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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CONTACT US


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info@nightfallhartford.org




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