Litchfield County: Happening in the Hills

Torrington

Antiques

Remember When

A little bit of every era, from Victorian times to the 1970s, is on display here. The original and restored lighting section is particularly interesting. Upstairs, you’ll sometimes find a speakeasy. Shhh . . .

www.remwhen.com

Arts

Five Points Gallery

Located in a historic downtown building, Five Points Gallery (FPG) is a non-profit contemporary art gallery showcasing professional regional, national and international visual artists. The gallery presents exhibitions in three beautifully renovated exhibition spaces, and has earned the reputation as one of Connecticut’s outstanding contemporary art venues.

Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street, Torrington

860.618.7222
jmcelhone@fivepointsgallery.org
www.fivepointsgallery.org

Warner Theatre

Originally built in 1931, this beautiful building has been fully restored and now provides entertainment for us in many forms: comedy, opera, state of the art digital cinema, dance, concerts, plays, and musicals. Check out their calendar of events on their website.
www.warnertheatre.org

Causes

Prime Time House

This outstanding agency provides assistance to adults with serious mental illness. Prime Time House helps these individuals to find their personal pathways to independence and productivity including employment, education, housing and friendship.

Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

www.primetimehouse.org
860.618.2479 ext. 102

Susan B. Anthony Project

Susan B. Anthony Project provides crisis and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are confidential, free, and available 24/7. They promote the safety, healing, and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and advocate for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence.

Their website lists volunteer work and provides a wish list of items for women in need. The project also organizes an “Adopt a Family” program during the holiday season.

www.sbaproject.org
860.489.3798

Torrington Soup Kitchen

The Torrington Soup Kitchen has been providing meals since 1983. It is a place where people come for daily contact with others, as well as a place that provides an opportunity for individuals to meet staff from area agencies and programs for assistance with the many needs and problems they experience. The soup kitchen serves people from all walks of life, including homeless individuals and families, and the working disadvantaged.

Food donations and volunteers are always needed.

www.torringtonsoupkitchen.com
860.482.0130

Fitness

Becoming Balanced

Besides Pilates classes, this studio offers yoga, Zumba, pregnancy yoga, ballet, and more. They also have private classes. Amy Merli teaches yoga and also hosts green events, such as workshops on Eating for Energy.

224 East Main Street

860.309.2709

www.becomingbalanced.com 

Sanctuary Power Yoga

This yoga experience is as chill as it is hot.  The vinyasa power yoga class offers an amazing workout that will strengthen and transform mind, body and spirit. In a heated room. A monthly-unlimited pass for $49 is an incredible value.

23 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
860.496.1500
www.sanctuarypoweryoga.com

Food

Brothers and Sons Sugarhouse

Great local Sugarhouse, open year round! Free tours available to watch syrup being made during the winter months, February through March. All visits are free, call ahead and book an appointment today! Brothers and Sons Sugarhouse is also accessible to the handicapped. Groups welcome!  

998 Saw Mill Road, Torrington CT 

860-489-2719

facebook.com/pages/Brothers-Sons-Sugar-House

 

Marzano Pizza

Tucked away in the shadows of department stores and fast-food joints, you’ll find this wonderful pizzeria that sells consistently good, thin crust, piping hot pizza made from fresh ingredients. Once you taste their wood-fired authentic Neapolitan pizza, you’ll think you’re in Italy. Beer and wine is also sold at this hidden gem that’s worth the trek to the strip mall. Exceptional pizza and yummy salads.

1929 East Main Street
860.618.0875
www.pizzeria-marzano.com

The Venetian Restaurant

Nestle into a cozy booth and savor fresh, homemade pasta (made on the premises from old family recipes from Abruzzo) at this well established Italian restaurant. Their ravioli, seafood risotto, and Caesar salad are particularly outstanding. The decor is formal and picturesque with large murals of Venice, upholstered booths, a tin ceiling, and stylish, old-fashioned light fixtures. A good place to linger over your meal with a glass of wine and good conversation. Nice salads. Prix fixe dinner is available. Reservations required on weekends.

52 East Main Street
860.489.8592
www.thevenetianrestaurant.com

Torrington Farmers’ Market

Tuesdays, 3 – 6 pm,
Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm

June 1 – October 26

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
37 Charles St.

Torrington
nwctfarmersmarkets.com

Landmarks

Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum

Built by the Hotchkiss Brothers Company in 1900, this queen Anne-style Victorian house features elaborate woodwork, stenciled walls, original furnishings and a decorative art collection. The museum highlights local history and the carriage house features a working machine shop. Upon completion of the home in 1900, the Fylers and Hotchkisses quickly settled in. The residence remained in the family until the last occupant, Gertrude Fyler Hotchkiss, died in 1956. In her will, Mrs. Hotchkiss bequeathed her estate to the Torrington Historical Society. This extraordinary gift included the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum and grounds, the adjacent house (now the history museum), and the Carriage House.
192 Main Street
www.torringtonhistoricalsociety.org

Warner Theatre

Built as a first-run movie palace by Warner Bros. Studios, this elaborate art-deco building was designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb.  Seating 1,772 patrons, the Warner was a stunning example of state-of-the-art technology and lush, elegant surroundings.

The theatre was purchased by the Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts, helping the structure to evade demolition. The theatre then re-opened on May 22, 1983. Today, the Warner Theatre is the largest performing arts center in Northwest Connecticut – over 100,000 patrons attended 200+ public events last season.  These included concerts, professional touring theatre/dance, movies, opera simulcast, community theatre, debates, dance recitals, high school graduations and dance competitions.

68-82 Main Street
www.warnertheatre.org

 

Outdoors

Brothers and Sons Sugarhouse

Great local Sugarhouse, open year round! Free tours available to watch syrup being made during the winter months, February through March. All visits are free, call ahead and book an appointment today! Brothers and Sons Sugarhouse is also accessible to the handicapped. Groups welcome!  

998 Saw Mill Road, Torrington CT 

860-489-2719

facebook.com/pages/Brothers-Sons-Sugar-House

 

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