New Britain Museum of American Arts First Friday

NBMAA First Friday of each month from 5:30-8 p.m.
$10 Members, $15 non-Members
$3 for beer and wine, soda is free
First Friday features live jazz music performed by local and nationally known musicians. Attendees have the opportunity to view the Museum’s premier permanent collection, which includes 300 years of American art. Experience art activities and have intriguing gallery talks while you mix and mingle with other art and jazz lovers. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, and soda will also be served during the event.

Teresa Wright and the Distinguished Gentlemen
Enjoy the sounds of local favorite Teresa Wright as she shares her talented vocals with our First Friday crowd. While influenced by pop and R&B, Wright now performs strictly jazz and has recently recorded an album. Joining Teresa is the Distinguished Gentlemen comprised of Steve Clarke on bass, Dexter Pettaway on drums, and Brad Rickert on keyboard.

Celebrate Tres de Mayo with Puerto Vallarta’s flavorful enchiladas stuffed with chicken or try their bursting beef burrito along with a sampling of their fresh rice and beans. Wash it down with a Bloody Bold Margarita Mix tasting and if you’re in love try it as our signature drink. Also being tasted is Severance Foods’ specialty stone-ground tortilla chips; certified organic and kosher.

May’s Trunk Show Artist is lifelong conservationist Linda Popper who creates wearable art using environmentally responsible materials. Farm raised pearls, coral, and abalone coupled with semi-precious gemstones are coupled with Linda’s gold and silversmithing to make her beautiful natural creations. Check out her work here.

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  • Rosemary

    What a great event!

    May 12, 2013

  • Susan M.

    It was my first one, and it was very well organized, very good food and entertainment.

    May 5, 2013

  • Liz

    Wonderful to mix art and talk with folks as the sun sets.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • Cathy M

    Fantastic exhibit, lively crowd, great company, nothing more to be said!

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • margarita

    Love first Fridays at this museum.

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Maria

    Couldn't leave work early enough . Sorry to miss it. Have fun.

    May 3, 2013

  • ann

    So sorry....it should be a great evening! Will miss it.

    May 3, 2013

  • Donna W.

    Have another committment

    May 3, 2013

  • Maria

    I will be there if I can get out of work at a decent time.

    May 2, 2013

  • Jane G.

    anyone would llke to carpool; I-m in Westbrook

    May 2, 2013

  • Henry

    Cathy, I'm canceling; probably won't make it. Henry

    May 2, 2013

  • chuck

    Great meetup unfortunately have meetup conflict have fun everyone

    May 1, 2013

  • Amanda K.

    Sorry to miss this, Cathy. Heading out of town on a last-minute mission of mercy...

    May 1, 2013

  • ann

    Sounds like a good learning/relaxing experience.

    April 30, 2013

  • Donna W.

    I would like to carpool from New Haven

    donna

    April 30, 2013

  • Rich

    Hey - fellow meetup group members: on Saturday afternoon at 1 (May 4th - the day after our get-together), I'll be doing a special class on love and intimacy issues at the University of Hartford (under my pen name James Moore) and there's a special page for friends if you want to attend: See http://www.LoveLifeClass.com/fr.... Hope to see some of you there!

    April 29, 2013

    • Cathy M

      Are you coming on Friday?

      April 29, 2013

    • Rich

      I'm going to try! I'm getting ready for Saturday but a little break would be nice too!

      April 30, 2013

  • Cathy M

    For those interested in going for a drink after the museum closes :

    J. Timothy’s, Old Time Pub, Full Bar
    143 New Britain Avenue, (3.25 mi)
    Plainville, CT 06062
    (860)[masked]
    www.jtimothys.com

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Cathy M

    I will be in the lobby area until 6:00 waiting for members arriving, as stated. After that point I will be heading into the museum area to mingle with members. If you arrive late, that is fine, it just means you will have to put some extra effort into finding us, don' t be shy ask around if you are not familiar with our faces, we are strong in numbers, so it shouldn't be too hard.

    April 29, 2013

  • Francine

    I am new to the group so don't know any of you. Do you meet somewhere? I would like to hook up with some people if possible.

    April 29, 2013

  • elizabeth w.

    Sooooo sorry. I thought i could attend and found out I have a conflict. New to the area, and so disappointed.

    April 29, 2013

  • Ellen Y.

    I am looking forward to attending!

    April 27, 2013

  • chris

    Sorry Cathy! I have a conflict with tickets to the Downtown Cabaret.

    April 14, 2013

  • Antoinette

    Would like to carpool

    April 10, 2013

  • Ralph

    This was a great function the last time with drinks available to purchase and a very nice exhibit.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Jeanne M.

    Have been wanting to do this for a while. Finally there is no prior commitment, so I can attend.

    1 · April 4, 2013

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