Museum hosting ugly sweater party

Published on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:59
Written by Angie DeRosa


NEW BRITAIN-Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, whatever you celebrate get those not-so-pretty festive sweaters out of your grandparent’s closest or purchase one from a nearby thrift store for the Museum After Dark: Ugly Sweater Party at the New Britain Museum of American Art on Friday.

From 7-10 p.m. deck the gallery halls in the ugliest holiday sweater you can find or DIY.

Get excited with free beer and wine with admission, sleigh the dance floor and although there won’t be any reindeer games, there will be activities like origami holiday ornaments. Guests can also get jolly for free entry into the galleries and special exhibitions.

Hartford-based club DJ and lyrical assassin, DJ Afropanther, will bring her mixing techniques inspired by the early 80s.

Yuengling and Samuel Adams Winter Lager will be on tap. A cash bar will also be available for $4 well drinks, $6 calls and $8 top shelf.

The event is strictly for those 21 and older. Admission is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. Discounted tickets are available for designated drivers at $15. All tickets will be available for pick up at will-call, no tickets will be mailed.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the museum’s front desk at 860-229-0257 or visiting

Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:59. Updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:02.