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Meriden, CT 06450
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The Curtis Memorial Library is located in the center of Meriden across from the city hall. It was the main public library of the city of Meriden, Connecticut. The library was designed by architect Richard Williams in the Classical Revival style. The century-old marble Greek Revival Curtis Memorial building now houses the Augusta Curtis Cultural Center.
This multi-faceted event center is as beautiful inside as its surrounding greenery outside. Away from the city hustle and bustle, MountainRidge Special Events Facility rests calmly amidst the secluded scenic location. Various events like private ceremonies or family celebrations, business meetings and award ceremonies, corporate events, trade shows and more are hosted here. The service is impeccable and the dedicated staff will ensure that your event is a grand success.
Catch up on all the latest flicks at this theater in Wallingford. For an even more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with cinnamon flavored nuts or popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information, please call or see their website.
Built with Classical Revival style, the Wadsworth Mansion is a historic venue to host some amazing events. The mansion and its surrounding property has an area of 270 acres (109.26 hectares) and has been built between 1900 to 1917. With lush greenery in the background, this mansion seems to have a rural look. This gorgeous building is available on rental basis for private events like weddings and parties. There are a lot of local events which also take place at this beautiful venue. The mansion also conducts guided tours for the public who wish to get acquainted with the mansion's history.
The Paul Mellon Arts Center at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford is not just a performing arts center for the Choate students, but it is also a masterpiece of modern architecture designed by I.M. Pei. The facility is named for Paul Mellon, son of Andrew Mellon (former Secretary of the Treasury), who attended Choate during the 1920s. The Main Stage, which seats 800, hosts a variety of shows put on by students and by touring artists, including the big spring musical, with past shows like Grand Hotel, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago and Les Misérables. Throughout the year, there are children's theater productions too, often based on classic children's books. There is also an Experimental Theater (often called "The Black Box") where improv, theater practices and small cabaret shows are put on. On the other side of the arts center is the Art Gallery where student works are displayed and you can find students studying and lounging on the couches.
Seymour St. John Chapel is located in the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall and was built in 1924. This Georgian Revival structure was designed by Ralph Adams Cram and was formerly known as St. Andrew's Chapel. Besides being a sanctuary it is used for photo shoots and concerts.
Durham Fairgrounds is home to a multitude of local fairs and festivities during certain times of the year. Every September, the people of Durham show their neighbors how to party! Going strong since 1916, the Durham Fairgrounds hosts the Durham Fair: an agricultural festival that is the largest of its kind in the state. A long list of competitions, pulling contests, educational exhibits, souvenir booths, games, rides, live music and other performances keep the community busy while a variety of different food vendors keep everybody's stomachs full of mouthwatering delicacies. Call the Greater New Haven Convention & Visitors Bureau for more details.
Run by the students of Wesleyan University, the WestCo Cafe is the venue for concerts by indie rock and hardcore punk bands. Upcoming bands like Potty Mouth, BearTrap, Spanish Prisoners and many others have performed at the cafe, which is mostly frequented by students of the university. Apart from concerts, the cafe also hosts parties and other events.
Home of the Eclectic Society, the first fraternity at the Wesleyan University and the oldest local fraternity in the United States, the Eclectic House was built in 1907 on the designs of the famed architect Henry Bacon. The classic architecture, with the majestic white columns that shelter the entrance, is in itself a sight to behold. Inside, the house is abuzz with activities, with events like concerts, lectures and more happening on a regular basis. Do see the website for more information on upcoming events and other details.
The Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre (or as it's commonly known, The Oakdale) is one of the area's premiere venues. Located between Hartford and New Haven, this theater is known as one of the best live entertainment venues in Connecticut. Theater fans should not miss the Broadway Classics performances. Famous artists like Coldplay, Steely Dan, Dave Matthews, Van Morrison, Seinfeld, Kevin James, David Cooperfield, Mariah Carey have performed here.
Enjoy Broadway-style musicals and comedies in a cabaret setting. You may bring your own dinner, drinks and snacks to enjoy along with the concessions bar.
New Britain Rock Cats are the Eastern League AA affiliate of the Minnesota Twins Major League Baseball franchise. Their regular season runs from April to August.