Billings Forge Community Works added 2 new photos — at Zest 280.
We were so glad to attend the Run Louis Run Fundraiser last night benefiting Community Partners in Action and their initiative Zest 280! We were proud to see our graduated trainees at work- Chris and Jamal. Pond House Cafe ... See MoreSee Less
Billings Forge Community Works added an event.
Spring has arrived! Join us on Thursday, March 23rd from 11 am - 2pm to give a warm welcome the Spring Season!
We will be giving away seeds to plant in your homes/gardens, you will find great vendors and delicious foods, music and as always a loving community ready to celebrate the first week of Spring! ... See MoreSee Less
Spring Has Sprung! At The Farmers' Market at Billings Forge
Billings Forge Community Works
Spring has arrived! Join us on Thursday, March 23rd from 11 am - 2pm to give a warm welcome the Spring Season! We will be giving away seeds to plant in your homes/gardens, you will find great vendors and delicious foods, music and as always a loving community ready to celebrate the first week of Spring!
Billings Forge Community Works shared Watkinson School's photo.
“A Very Exciting Time to Be a Word.” on April 5th is the final forum of "Freshly Squeezed with Colin McEnroe" fifth anniversary season. We hope you can make it!
Profits from ticket sales benefit: Billings Forge Community Works, Hartford Stage and The Mark Twain House & Museum. Visit the link below for more information. ... See MoreSee Less
Join us April 5th for the final "Freshly Squeezed with Colin McEnroe" forum of our fifth anniversary season, entitled: “A Very Exciting Time to Be a Word.”* Journalist Susan Campbell, educational researcher Michelle Anya Anjirbag, and president emeritus of the University of Hartford Humphrey Tonkin will be among the panelists. When this forum was originally scheduled, it was intended as a conversation about how our language is changing. Example, the idiom “woke” or “#woke” has a very keen set of meanings to one group and flies by another. McEnroe continues, "I still want to do a little of that, but I feel it’s also possibly more important to talk specifically about the unusual (or is it?) battle over basic meaning in the public square, so to speak. I think it can be argued that: (a) some phrases are being accorded an almost incantatory power (e.g. the long-running debate over whether or when Obama would use the phrase “radical Islam”), (b) some words are used to define the political landscape despite the fact that they themselves elude definition (e.g. the way the word “elites” was used in 2016), (c) there’s a whole pile of isms – fascism, nativism, nationalism, exceptionalism , even terrorism – that currently pepper our national discourse without a common consensual understanding, (d) it seems at least possible that the events of the last two years have been grinding away like termites at the substructure of American language so that a phrase like 'what’s happening last night in Sweden' – in addition to being out of tense – is no longer held to any particular meaning/standard and can be translated by its utterer into 'what I saw last night on television about things that have been transpiring over a period of time in Sweden.'" *British comedian Andy Zaltzman said in an interview: “It must be an exciting time to be a word. You never know how you’re going to be used!” Tickets are $20. Ticket holders enjoy a complimentary pre-show light meal on Watkinson’s campus prepared by Chef Jon Birney. Dinner is at 5:30pm and the forum is at 7pm. All events are held in the Foisie Family Amphitheater at Watkinson School. Seating is very limited and general admission, so order today. Purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2597761 or by calling 800-838-3006.
Summer Market (June-October)
Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, on the Green
Winter Market (November-May)
Thursday, 11:00am – 2:00pm, in the Studio – 563 Broad St.
No Market on November 26th
No Market on December 25th