the fifth annual Caroling in the Park!12/12/2018
The Friends of Sigourney Square Park hosted the Fifth Annual Caroling in the Park tonight. The event was sponsored by the Asylum Hill Neighborhood Association and NINA, with support from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford and Youth Challenge. Santa arrived on a sleigh provided by the Hartford Fire Department, and he heard Christmas wishes from kids (and adults!) and helped
Caroling in the Park12/14/2017
I think this is the first time we’ve had snow on the ground for Caroling in the Park, which was a very nice touch. We started per usual at the “North Pole” (aka Veeder Place), where Santa climbed into his “sled” (a fire truck from the Sigourney Street Station) before heading over to Glory Chapel for hot chocolate. Still not sure what to make of the elve
Caroling in the Park12/18/2015
It’s officially a holiday tradition in Sigourney Square Park! Also, we are extremely grateful that Santa is back this year. Last year’s imposter was the worst. Truly, truly the worst. Got to admit, though, really not sure what to make of elves on stilts.
Photos by Bernie Michel.
Debra Bogstie's story on Sigourney Square Park10/29/2013
NINA appeared tonight on NBC Connecticut. Debra Bogstie covered the installation of the new banners at Sigourney Square Park. Her story included interviews with Luwannia Martin, who is chair of the Friends of Sigourney Square Park, and several residents in the park. She also noted NINA's project at 156-158 Sargeant Street, which sits across from the northeaster corner of the park. The Debra Bogstie interviewed Luwannia Martin of the Friends of Sigourney Square Park and Morgan Sones from The Hartford about Sigourney Square Park and our efforts to beautify and to improve the park. Luwannia was attacked by a bee, Morgan didn't make the cut, and I couldn't keep my sunglasses out of the frame, but we had a great time all the way around!
Debra Bogstie interviewed Luwannia Martin of the Friends of Sigourney Square Park and Morgan Sones from The Hartford about Sigourney Square Park and our efforts to beautify and to improve the park. Luwannia was attacked by a bee, Morgan didn't make the cut, and I couldn't keep my sunglasses out of the frame, but we had a great time all the way around!
And We're Going To Be In The Newspaper!10/28/2013
Andy Hart came round to take some photos of us posing with the new banners at Sigourney Square Park, and I snuck a photo in, too! From left to right are: Luwannia Martin, Chair, Friends of Sigourney Square Park Diane Cantello, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, The Hartford Mike Zaleski, Executive Director, Hartford BID Ken Johnson, Executive Director, NINA. It's very exciti
The Banners Are Up10/25/2013
Dan the Banner Man installed the new banners around Sigourney Square Park today! They show off a silhouette of Lydia Sigourney (not that anyone knows who she is anymore, but we'll change that soon enough!), the Sweet Songstress of Hartford for whom the park and the street were named. The colors keep to the Victorian palette, and they match the changing leaves pretty darn well, too.
Sigourney Square Park's Big Belly10/22/2013
Newly installed at Sigourney Square Park: a Big Belly! Big Belly trash receptacles are the latest in public garbage collection. They double as trash compactors, which means they can go longer without having to be emptied, and they are solar powered, which means they can run without any external power connections. They are entirely self-contained. Better still, they
Opening Day at Sigourney Square Park 106/15/2013
The park improvements are in place, and Sigourney Square Park is open for the summer! The Friends of Sigourney Square Park held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the $700,000 capital improvement project at the park. Near completion: as you can see in the photos, the new grass is still being planted, but we all agreed that it was especially important to g