Calendar

Jun
6
Thu
Beer & Business @ WORK_SPACE
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Open to the Public 21 years and older: WORK_SPACE hosts a Happy Hour program featuring a local brewery or business owner from the food and beverage industry.
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Our event in JUNE will be a special collaboration to spread the word about a very unique and fun event coming (back) to downtown Manchester on August 24th. Silk City Arts & Music Fest 2019 is a FREE event for live music, local art vendors, interactive activities, food trucks, and a beer tent offering craft beers from local breweries.

The organizers and two of the festival’s vendors will join us to give a sneak peek into what we can expect on the big day!

ART FÜD is a nonprofit organization with the primary goal of organizing art programs and events to provide sustenance to charitable community causes.

Labyrinth Brewing Company

OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS TBD

Jun
8
Sat
Mask Making Workshop: CT Open House Day @ WORK_SPACE
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mask Making Workshop: CT Open House Day @ WORK_SPACE

Mask Making; Led by Michelle Thomas

Each participant has the opportunity to explore a variety of mixed media materials and create a unique mask that speaks from their specific perspective. Using our imaginations and manifestation of creation we can make masks that signify our inner identity without judgement or flaw; just pure creation. Images of empowerment help shift our minds towards celebration and unity.

This tutorial will be ongoing throughout the day as a part of CT Open House Day.

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WORK_SPACE is an official participant of Connecticut Open House Day – an annual event scheduled for the second Saturday of June, when cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors to Connecticut residents and invite them to discover — and rediscover the wealth of treasures offered right here in Connecticut. WORK_SPACE will be open for tours of its unique coworking commons and three art galleries. Coordinated by the Connecticut Office of Tourism.

Jun
14
Fri
Opening Reception: Artfully Yours @ WORK_SPACE
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Manchester Art Association will host their summer show in the Main Gallery at WORK_SPACE.

Please join us for the opening of this exhibit. Light refreshments provided.

“Artfully Yours” will be on display from Friday, June 10th through Friday July 12th. If you are unable to attend the opening reception, you may view the exhibit during WORK_SPACE public hours – Monday through Friday (10 am – 4 pm) and during special after-hours events.

Jun
18
Tue
TED Talk Tuesday @ WORK_SPACE
Jun 18 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Let’s discuss how to change our perspectives around stress by watching Kelly McGonigal’s talk on “How to Turn Stress Into an Advantage”. This is a free monthly network gathering where we watch a TED Talk over lunch (BYO), discuss the talk, and then eat cake to celebrate birthdays for that month.

ABOUT THE TALK: In her book, The Upside of Stress, McGonigal asks, “If you could choose how stressful tomorrow will be, would you hope for a great deal of stress?” Our natural response is likely a resounding “No.” Yet, as McGonigal shows, a subtle shift in perspective around stress can be incredibly empowering. By reframing stress as a good thing and a sign of personal progress, we can avoid some of the baggage that comes with becoming stressed and actually turn our anxious feelings into a source of strength.

Jun
19
Wed
Free Home Buying Workshop @ WORK_SPACE
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy refreshments as all of your questions are answered by professionals in the industry. Two realtors, an attorney, a mortgage lender and a home inspector will be on hand during the workshop. They won’t pressure you. There will be no sales pitch or obligation, just trustworthy information from those who know the real estate business.  There will also be 4 chances to win gift cards from local businesses!

5:30 – 6 PM: Light Refreshments
6 – 8:30 PM: Informational Seminar

RSVP’s are greatly appreciated, but not required.

Jul
16
Tue
TED Talk Tuesday @ WORK_SPACE
Jul 16 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Let’s discuss gamification and learning by watching Mark Rober’s talk on “The Super Mario Effect – Tricking Your Brain into Learning More”. At this monthly networking event professionals gather to watch a TED Talk over lunch (BYO), discuss the topic, and then eat cake. Cake and beverages provided.

Aug
1
Thu
Beer & Business: Monthly Networking Hour @ WORK_SPACE
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

*** Each month, a local brewery and restaurant sponsor a tasting in our downtown art gallery, and then participate in a panel on their entrepreneurial journeys.  This is a free networking opportunity for area professionals. August’s sponsors will be: Urban Lodge Brewing Co. (Manchester), Thomas’ Smokey Pit Stop (Manchester), and Business Networking International (BNI): CT Valley Chapter

***Immediately following B&B, there will be an Opening Reception (6 PM – 8 PM) of our AUTO-FUELED ART EXHIBIT – an auto-themed art show that coincides with the Cruisin’ on Main car show to be held on Main Street on August 4th.

***But wait, there is more. On Friday, August 2nd (7:30 PM – 10:00 PM) WORK_SPACE is hosting a concert by rock, blues and swing band SKYLARK CITY. Tickets: $10 with advance purchase, $15 at door.

“Auto-Fueled” Art Exhibit @ WORK_SPACE
Aug 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WORK_SPACE has assembled a collection of artworks that display, pay homage to, or are made out of automobile materials in a celebration of all things auto. This exhibit will run from July 19th – August 28th. An opening reception will be held on the Thursday prior to Cruisin’ on Main – the largest downtown cruise and classic car show of its kind in the Northeast.


 

Don’t stop there! We have a whole list of events happening that weekend:

Thursday, August 1st

Beer & Business: Monthly Networking Hour (5 – 6pm)

“Auto-Fueled” Art Exhibit Opening (6 – 8 pm)

Friday, August 2nd

SKYLARK CITY! (7:30 – 10pm)

Sunday, August 4th

Cruisin on Main (8am – 3pm)

WORK_SPACE Open House (10am – 3pm)

Aug
2
Fri
SKYLARK CITY! @ WORK_SPACE
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

WORK_SPACE is hosting a concert by rock, blues and swing band SKYLARK CITYGet yourself to downtown Manchester for some quality, live music set in a unique art space.

Tickets: $10 with advance purchase, $15 at door.


Don’t stop there! We have a whole list of events happening that weekend in celebration of Cruisin’ on Main – the largest downtown cruise and classic car show of its kind in the Northeast.

Thursday, August 1st

Beer & Business: Monthly Networking Hour (5 – 6pm)
“Auto-Fueled” Art Exhibit Opening (6 – 8 pm)

Friday, August 2nd

SKYLARK CITY! (7:30 – 10pm)

Sunday, August 4th

Cruisin on Main (8am – 3pm)
WORK_SPACE Open House (10am – 3pm)

Aug
4
Sun
Open House @ WORK_SPACE
Aug 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Are you curious about coworking?

Would you like to view our 3 art galleries?

Will you be visiting downtown Manchester to attend Cruisin’ on Main?

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Come meet, work, learn, create, and connect at Work_Space!

We are a hospitable meeting center and collaborative workspace founded on positivity, productivity, and partnership. Our wonderful staff will be giving tours of this unique space.

DISCLAIMER: This will be a very busy day in Manchester. Thousands of people visit downtown during the first weekend in August for Cruisin’ on Main – the largest downtown cruise and classic car show of its kind in the Northeast. There are many places to park for free on the weekends, but availability is not guaranteed. Please plan accordingly and it always helps to arrive early!