I came here on September 4, 2001 and to this day my most vivid memory of early September of that year is Mark Twain Days at Bushnell Park. My first night in Hartford I experienced an amazing crowd of multi-cultured community members out in Bushnell Park dancing to The Four Tops!Even Joe Lieberman was on stage dancing in the grand finally.It was amazing. I came here with two friends to start HartBeat Ensemble. I found more friends, family and an open and welcoming community. That’s what keeps me here. Hartford – Parks, People, Great, GREAT arts scene, good food and drink – what more could one ask from a city?

In loving memory of Greg Tate. You rocked this place and you will be deeply missed.