Music, Social, and Nightlife

First Friday

The first Friday of each month from 5:30-8 p.m.

Our signature social event features live music, art, food, spirits, and good friends. New Britain’s best Happy Hour, since 1995!

See our calendar for upcoming First Fridays.



Art Happy Hour

Thursdays in the summer, 5:30-8 p.m.

Enjoy live music on Thursday nights all summer long, with a front-row seat to the best view of Walnut Hill Park.

See our calendar for upcoming Art Happy Hours. 



Craft Sippin’ in New Britain

Enjoy tasting Connecticut’s finest craft beers at our yearly "Craft Sippin' in New Britain” event. 

Check our calendar for when the next Craft Sippin' in New Britain will be. 



Museum After Dark | Halloween Party

Friday, October 27, 2023

Haunt the galleries of the NBMAA with spook-tacular dancing, dining, and drinks!



Museum After Dark | Yule Ball

Friday, December 15, 2023

Join us for an enchanting experience filled with magic and music at the Museum.



Museum After Dark Party | Mardi Gras

Friday, February 16, 2024

You'll be dancing in the streets at this Mardi Gras party with a carnival feel!



Museum After Dark Party | 90s Con

Friday, March 15, 2024

Call up your besties and join us for hella fun night of 90s nostalgia!



Sunday Music Series

The NBMAA’s longstanding monthly concert series features local & regional performances from a variety of musical genres.

See our calendar for upcoming Sunday Music Series concerts. 



Fryderyk Chopin Society of Connecticut

Internationally renowned pianists present the works of Fryderyk Chopin and other musical masters.

See our calendar for upcoming Fryderyk Chopin Society of Connecticut concerts.