A Restored Pratt Street
Through improved and restored retail storefronts, renovated residential spaces, and curated programming, Pratt St is being rediscovered.
Pratt Street Salsa Socials are coming back for the summer, with five Friday evenings for dancing in the streets of downtown Hartford.
Events, which are free of charge, will take place May 27, June 17, July 8, Aug. 19 and Sept. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. The series is presented by Hartford Business Improvement District and Hartford HealthCare.
The free summer dances were started in 2016 by the Hartford Business Improvement District to cater to the salsa community and establish a sense of culture across the city, says Chip McCabe, the district’s events director.
“Unlike a concert or a performance event — everyone who comes to a Pratt Street Salsa Social becomes a part of the experience — the dancers, the kids, the grandparents, the professional instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Center, and the audience — they all experience the energy in the same way.”
“We look forward to these Pratt Street Salsa Socials that add vitality to our capital city and engage so many people in a celebration of civic and cultural pride,” says Mike Daglio of Hartford HealthCare.
Instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Center will be there to teach people the basics of salsa dancing.
Rain dates are June 3, June 24, July 9, Aug. 26, and Sept. 10. hartford.com/salsa.
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