2020 Progressive Dinner Tickets ON SALE NOW!

Don't miss one of Downtown Hartford's most fun events! The Downtown Progressive Dinner, Sponsored by SoDo brings together a jovial group of Downtown Hartford neighbors for food and drink and to foster active community participation. Hosts and Attendees will meet at a cool Downtown location for mingling, wine, and appetizers and get their dinner location assignment. After dining at their hosts' neighborhood homes, everyone will regroup at another local spot for dessert and more catching up. At past events, many said they were reluctant to leave their respective dinner parties, as they were having such a good time!

We hope you'll join us Saturday, February 29, 2020, for a wonderful, walkable evening of conversation, food, drink, and community with your fellow Downtown neighbors. Sign up in advance as a Host or Attendee (no tickets will be sold at the door) to attend, or if you have questions, send us an email at sodonrz@gmail.com.

A portion of the proceeds from the Progressive Dinner goes towards programs and neighborhood enhancements supported throughout the year by the SoDo NRZ. Click here for more information about the NRZ and its mission.

Progressive Dinner Hosts Wanted!

photo by Bill Morgan

Do you love hosting dinner parties and want to meet more neighbors? Now in its ninth year, the Downtown Hartford Progressive Dinner, Sponsored by the SoDo NRZ, is an annual event that brings SoDo members and residents of Charter Oak and Downtown Hartford together to celebrate urban living, the walkability of our city, and neighborly camaraderie over good food and wine. This year's event is February 29 and Attendee ticket sales open January 29Sign up here to Host.


The Board of the SoDo NRZ invites our residential and business neighbors to join us in celebrating the season!

Monday, December 9
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Republic at The Linden
10 Capitol Avenue
Cash Bar 

For those who are driving: on-street parking (free after 6 pm) and a paid lot on Linden & Hudson.

Save the Date

Hosts wanted. Attendee ticket sales open January 29. Click image for more info.

Hartford Decide$ is Back

Hartford Decide$ is back! Hartford Decide$ is a democratic process in which Hartford residents decide how to spend City money for public construction projects, such as improvements to parks, streets, sidewalks, or public land or buildings. Learn more at these upcoming public brainstorming sessions.

October SoDo News and Meeting

Capitol Avenue, looking east to Main Street.

Interested in your neighborhood?

The next meeting for the 2019-20 year for the South Downtown NRZ is this week, Wednesday, October 16 at 6 pm at South Church (enter on John Street.)

Our meetings typically include reports from Hartford NEXT, Community Garden, and the Outreach and Social Committees, reports on fire and police activity in the neighborhood, and updates from various City offices such as Community Engagement, Planning & Development Services, and Sustainability. We occasionally have special guests who share information relevant to quality of life in the city or the neighborhood. Our guest for the October meeting is David Grant, Executive Assistant to the Mayor, who will present on the City's various Boards and Commissions, how they help shape our community and local government, and the criteria for volunteering.

Autumn leaves mean raking!

Autumn leaves are so pretty! And then at some point, you do have to rake them. Here are the City's leaf pickup schedules. Please note the rules regarding bagging and curbside collection.