Celebrating 200 years as the oldest black church in Hartford
Sep
29
2:00 PM14:00

Celebrating 200 years as the oldest black church in Hartford

  • Talcott Street Hartford, CT, 06103 United States (map)
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A Hidden History Revealed!

Sunday, September 29 at 2 p.m.
Market and Talcott Streets

Coming Back Home to Talcott Street

Faith Congregational Church, the oldest Black Church in the city of Hartford, is a hidden story in the city's history. On September 29, the church will tell its story through song and narrative from church members, a combined choir with Central Church and Immanuel Congregational Church and a special keynote address by Beverly Morgan Welch of the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian. Together Faith Congregational will bring this story to light in an outdoor, public celebration on the original site of the Talcott Street Congregational Church.

The day will begin on the corner of Market and Talcott Streets with worship celebration and end with a reception at the Old State House. The program begins at 2 p.m.

Join in as Faith Congregational Church celebrates this 200th church anniversary… still serving Hartford.

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Come visit the Amistad in Yonkers, New York!
Sep
9
to Sep 10

Come visit the Amistad in Yonkers, New York!

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Discovering Amistad is excited to invite you aboard the tall ship Amistad for sails and dockside visits at Yonkers Recreational Pier in Yonkers, New York

September 9 and 10

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Dockside Tours

Daily
11 am to 3 pm


Sunset Sails

Daily
at 5:00

Ticket cost is $40 for adults
$25 for children 8 to 12

Ticket registration required

Sails are 2 1/2 hours and can accommodate 42 guests age 8 and older. All guests are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. It is important to be prompt, because we don’t want to leave anyone behind at the dock or keep our guests waiting on our departure. Unfortunately, we may have last-minute cancellations due to weather.

What to bring: It gets cooler once we are out sailing, and weather can change quickly once we are out on the water. Please bring a warm layer (fleece or sweater), a water-resistant shell or rain jacket for wind protection, and closed-toe shoes. We also suggest bringing sunscreen and a water bottle.

In case of rain and to check on sail status, please call 475-238-4906 two hours prior to your scheduled sail.

Food and drink may be brought on the sail, but please, no glass aboard.

Reservations must be made by 3 pm the day of the sail.

All sails require a minimum of 8 guests. In the event this is not met, you will be notified the day prior to your scheduled sail and we will issue you a full refund.

Parking

The Yonkers Recreation Pier is located at the foot of Main Street in the Downtown Waterfront District. Parking is available in public garages and in metered spots in the Downtown Waterfront District.

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Amistad Coming to Port Jeff!
Aug
28
to Sep 3

Amistad Coming to Port Jeff!

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Discovering Amistad is excited to invite you aboard the tall ship Amistad for sails and dockside visits at the Village Dock at Harborfront Park in Port Jefferson, New York

August 28 to September 3

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Dockside Tours

Wednesday, August 28 - 12 to 3 p.m.
Thursday, August 29 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Friday, August 30 - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 31 - 11 am. to 3 p.m.
Sunday, September 1 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monday, September 2 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday, September 3 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

12 to 3 pm


Sunset Sails

Thursday, August 29 - 5:30 p.m.
Friday, August 30 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 31 - 5:30 p.m.
(Sunday, Private Sail)
Monday, September 2 - Special Labor Day Sail! 4 p.m.

Ticket cost is $40 for adults
$25 for children 8 to 12

Ticket registration required

Sails are 2 1/2 hours and can accommodate 42 guests age 8 and older. All guests are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. It is important to be prompt, because we don’t want to leave anyone behind at the dock or keep our guests waiting on our departure. Unfortunately, we may have last-minute cancellations due to weather.

What to bring: It gets cooler once we are out sailing, and weather can change quickly once we are out on the water. Please bring a warm layer (fleece or sweater), a water-resistant shell or rain jacket for wind protection, and closed-toe shoes. We also suggest bringing sunscreen and a water bottle.

In case of rain and to check on sail status, please call 475-238-4906 two hours prior to your scheduled sail.

Food and drink may be brought on the sail, but please, no glass aboard.

Reservations must be made by 12 noon the day before the sail.

All sails require a minimum of 8 guests. In the event this is not met, you will be notified the day prior to your scheduled sail and we will issue you a full refund.

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Join us in New London for Summer Voyages
Aug
19
to Aug 25

Join us in New London for Summer Voyages

Discovering Amistad is excited to invite you aboard the tall ship Amistad for sails and dockside visits at the Custom House Pier in New London, Conn.

August 19 to 25

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Dockside Tours

Monday, August 19
and Wednesday, August 21 –12 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20 – 4 to 8 p.m.
Friday, August 23 – 12 to 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 24 – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, August 25 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Sunset Sails

Thursday, August 22
Friday, August 23
Saturday, August 24

at 5:30

Sunday, August 25
at 3 p.m.

Ticket cost is $40 for adults
$25 for children 8 to 12

Ticket registration required

Sails are 2 1/2 hours and can accommodate 42 guests age 10 and older. All guests are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. It is important to be prompt, because we don’t want to leave anyone behind at the dock or keep our guests waiting on our departure. Unfortunately, we may have last-minute cancellations due to weather.

What to bring: It gets cooler once we are out sailing, and weather can change quickly once we are out on the water. Please bring a warm layer (fleece or sweater), a water-resistant shell or rain jacket for wind protection, and closed-toe shoes. We also suggest bringing sunscreen and a water bottle.

In case of rain and to check on sail status, please call 475-238-4906 two hours prior to your scheduled sail.

Food and drink may be brought on the sail, but please, no glass aboard.

Reservations must be made by 12 noon the day before the sail.

All sails require a minimum of 8 guests. In the event this is not met, you will be notified the day prior to your scheduled sail and we will issue you a full refund.

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Educators Appreciation Sail on the Amistad
Jun
20
to Jun 21

Educators Appreciation Sail on the Amistad

ATTN Teachers: Sail for FREE

Sail aboard the historic vessel Amistad on June 20 or June 21 at no charge.  Enjoy a sunset sail on Long Island Sound and learn about the story of the Amistad and issues of Social Justice.  Connect with other educators and teachers and share ideas.  For more information, contact Jason Hine at jasonhine@discoveringamistad.org

Reserve your boarding pass at
EVENTBRITE BOARDING PASSES

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Come tour the Amistad at New Haven's 2019 Arts & Ideas
Jun
12
to Jun 15

Come tour the Amistad at New Haven's 2019 Arts & Ideas

The Amistad is taking part in the International Festival of Arts & Ideas with dockside tours (free of charge) at Amistad Pier, Long Wharf Drive in New Haven.

Tours will take place both on the following days:

Wednesday, June 12 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Friday, June 14 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 15 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

For reservations and tickets, visit www.artidea.org 

Space is limited. Reservations are strongly recommended. A limited number of walk-up spaces will be available. Check the www.artidea.org website for availability.

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Justice & Faith: Hartford's First Black Church 1819-2019
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

Justice & Faith: Hartford's First Black Church 1819-2019

For two hundred years, African Americans — both enslaved and free — have maintained a vital community of worship in Hartford. The Talcott Street Church also provided a safe haven to speak out and organize around American slavery, the primary moral issue of the day.

As the church grew, it became the home of women and men who were powerful examples of faith-based justice, including James Mars, Rebecca Primus, Rev. James Pennington, and Ann Plato. Today, Faith Congregational Church continues this proud and unbroken history.

Join historian, Steve Thornton, founder of the Shoeleather History Project, as he introduces some of these fascinating figures and uncovers previously unknown stories that are relevant to our times.

This event is free to attend and registration is not required, but is encouraged, for this Conversations at Noon program. Register for the program HERE.

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Discovering Amistad is holding our second annual Teachers Appreciation Sail
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

Discovering Amistad is holding our second annual Teachers Appreciation Sail

Teachers throughout the state are invited to join our crew and educators for a sail to recognize your dedication to Connecticut's students! In addition to enjoying a complementary sail aboard the replica of the Amistad,  teachers will learn about incorporating the historic story of the ship and its legacy into classrooms.

Saturday, September 15
​​​​​​​from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Note: Location for the sail has been changed from Bridgeport to Long Wharf Pier in New Haven

More details here >>

 

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A Workshop in Hartford: Unpacking Privilege
Jul
19
5:30 PM17:30

A Workshop in Hartford: Unpacking Privilege

“Privilege” is a term people use in conversations about race, gender, and class. What is privilege and how does it create and perpetuate inequity?

Learn more at this hands-on workshop with Discovering Amistad Board member Troy Brown, Manager, Training and Multicultural Affairs, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Troy Brown

Troy Brown

The workshop is presented free of charge thanks to members, donors, and sponsors.

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