• Social Networking

    Connecticut Young Professionals enables you to build connections with other young professionals. Whether you’re new to the area or just looking to meet new people, this organization provides a means

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  • Professional Development and Networking

    Connecticut Young Professionals is a top resource for your career advancement.  We host several professional development events including, round tables, networking events, and career fairs. To join the Professional Development and Networking

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  • Civic Engagement

    Connecticut Young Professionals is committed to getting young professionals more involved with their communities.  We host several civic engagement events including, interviews of Connecticut mayors, community service projects, and much

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  • Health and Wellness

    Connecticut Young Professionals is committed to keeping young professionals in Connecticut healthy.  We host numerous health-oriented events including group hikes, cooking classes, and much more.  To join our health and

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  • Arts and Culture

    Connecticut Young Professionals is committed to getting young people more involved in the arts.  We host numerous arts and culture oriented events, including art walks, trips to the ballet, and

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Ocean Commotion Gala

Ocean Commotion Gala
Saturday, September 23, 2017, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Please join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017 for our annual Ocean Commotion Gala and experience the enchantment of our world’s “Luminous Seas.” The evening includes cocktails, live and silent auction, dinner, and live entertainment by Atomic Funk Project.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Hannah Stewart at hstewart@mysticaquarium.org or call 860.572.5955 ext.476.

Small State Great Beer 2017

Connecticut’s urban beer festival is back and reloaded. SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is a celebration of our thriving culture, featuring the largest line-up of local breweries alongside national level music. SSGB transforms a craft beer showcase into an immersive live-event experience.

Saturday, September 16th
Constitution Plaza, Hartford

SESSION 1: 1:00PM to 4:00PM*
SESSION 2: 6:00PM to 9:00PM*

$38.00 PRE-SALE TICKETS GENERAL (6/16 – 7/20)
$18.00 PRE-SALE TICKETS DD (6/16 – 7/20)
$28.00 DD GENERAL ADMISSION (non-drinking)
$58.00 DAY-OF TICKETS (subject to availability)

*Each session has a limited amount of tickets available. Tickets will be capped per session. http://www.smallstategreatbeer.com/

All tickets are final sale. 21+ Only. No Pets.
Take the CTfastrak to Small State Great Beer!

SSGB features the largest line-up of CT Breweries in one location!

Featured breweries include:
30 Mile Brewing Co.
Alvarium Beer Company
Aspetuck Brew Lab
Back East Brewing Company
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Brass Works Brewing Company
Broad Brook Brewing
Charter Oak Cultural Center
City Steam Brewery
Cottrell Brewing Company
DuVig Brewing Company
Half Full Brewery
Hanging Hills Brewing Company
Hog River Brewing Co.
Lock City Brewing
New England Brewing Co.
New England Cider Company
no worries brewing co.
Powder Hollow Brewery
Shebeen Brewing Company
Stafford Cidery – home of Crazy Cock Cider
Still Hill Brewery
Stony Creek Beer
Olde Burnside Brewing
These Guys Brewing Co LLC
Thimble Island Brewing Company
Two Roads Brewing Company
Willimantic Brewing Company
…more to be announced this summer!

The state’s best beer, music, and food meet on Constitution Plaza to bring a bold new level of vibrancy to Downtown Hartford.

presented by Whole Foods Market

Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ Hartford
Greekin’ Out
Hartford Baking Co. – New Park Ave
Iron & Grain Co.
NoRA Cupcake Company
The Whey Station
YBird & Co Food Truck

General Tickets include access to the festival, SSGB tasting glass, and continual pours from Connecticut’s best craft breweries!

SSGB is primed to be the area’s biggest festival, bringing art, music, and culture to Constitution Plaza. The designated driver ticket ensures groups will have a safe + responsible time.

DD Ticket Holders will get a complimentary bottle of water. Designated drivers will not receive a tasting glass and are not permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

With support from:
Xl Catlin
Constitution Plaza
The IQuilt Plan
Spectra Boutique Apartments
Bank of America
LAZ Parking
City of Hartford Department of Development Services

Stay tuned for hotel and accommodation information this summer.

SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is produced in association with Hartford’s iQuilt Partnership. The iQuilt Partnership is a non-profit urban design plan that works to connect the exceptional assets of downtown Hartford. Constitution Plaza is one of these special amenities. By activating the plaza, our event will showcase Hartford in a unique and exciting way.

A portion of the proceeds from SMALL STATE GREAT BEER will go to benefit the iQuilt Partnership.


SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is born out of the “Small State Big Heart” brand, launched by Hartford Prints!. The event aims to connect the state’s growing craft brewery industry with a fresh audience. SMALL STATE GREAT BEER does this by injecting local culture into our craft beer showcase.

YPOWR Mini Golf Tournament – 3rd Annual

Join Young Professionals of Waterbury Region and energize your employees with an afternoon of Team Building and Networking at the 3rd Annual Mini Golf Tournament.
4:45 – Registration & Putting Contest
5:30 – Shotgun Start

Evening Networking Reception immediately following play at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Bristol. Prizes throughout the evening include *Best & Worst Team Score * Best & Worst Individual Score * Best Dressed Team * Hole in One Prizes.

Player & Reception – $35
Reception Only – $30
Foursome – $200

Pizza & Penguins

Love Pancakes with Penguins? You’ll be crazy about this NEW EVENT!

Pizza with Penguins!
August 12 6:30-8:30

If Penguins ate pizza, it would have anchovies on it! While anchovies won’t make this menu, kids and adults alike with love all the options on the pizza buffet and beverage bar!

Our fan-favorite penguins make a special dinner-time appearance in the Main Gallery from 7:30pm-8:30pm. Plus, meet Petey the Penguin!

Adult (11 years & up) – $24.95
Child (ages 0-10) – $20.95

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