An Evening Dedicated to Joy with host Kara Sundlun
November 10, 2018 06:30 PM - November 10, 2018 09:30 PM

IDEAL FOR: All levels including beginners

Finding joy may be the most heroic act of our age! Join us for our annual fundraising celebration, an evening of plentiful farm-to-table food, a high-energy dueling piano concert, silent auction, and an exploration of the theme of joy.

In an age of cynicism, pessimism and despair, our joy may be the most important courageous act for social and personal change. We’ll share the ways in which Copper Beech Institute is bringing mindfulness practices and joy to some of the most vulnerable members of our community to help all people reach their fullest potential. Whether we are working with trauma survivors, soldiers returning from war, courageous teens coping with the streets of New Haven, or people bravely facing addictions, Copper Beech Institute is helping people to see that healing, growth, and a bright future is possible.

Our celebration will be hosted by the international Emmy Award-winning journalist Kara Sundlun, co-host of Channel 3’s Better Connecticut and anchor of Eyewitness News at Noon.

Event Tickets are Available at Three Levels:
Supporter - $80 – Includes reception and concert
Partner - $125 – Includes reception, concert and program listing
Sustainer - $150 – Includes reception, concert, mention in program & private champagne reception with Kara Sundlun and Dr. Brandon Nappi at 6 p.m.

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Program Format:
An Evening Dedicated to Joy

Skill Level:
All Levels


November 10, 2018 06:30 PM

November 10, 2018 09:30 PM

Copper Beech Institute
303 Tunxis Road
West Hartford, CT, 06107 Map It >

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Dueling Pianos Extravaganza 

New York, New York Dueling Pianos will inspire laughter and fun throughout the country with their high energy dueling piano show. Their pianists sing and play everything from Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Maroon 5, Billy Joel, Tom Petty, Disney, Bruno Mars, Elvis, Madonna, Ed Sheeran to just about anything else. But most important, their shows celebrate the audience. It’s a clap-a-long, sing-a-long, crazy fiesta with singing, laughter and hi-octane comedy. 

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Kara Sundlun

Kara Sundlun is co-host of Better Connecticut on Channel 3 with Scot Haney and also anchors Eyewitness News at Noon. A two-time Emmy-Award winning journalist, Kara has covered many of the biggest stories of our time, including the war in Iraq and the 9-11 terror attacks from Ground Zero. She lives in Hartford with her husband, Eyewitness News anchor Dennis House, and their two daughters.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors are invited to support the Annual Harvest Celebration and our mission of bringing mindfulness and compassion to the most challenging issues of our day.

Donations Welcome

Can't join us at the Celebration? We invite you to make a donation in any amount at any time of year.

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

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