Torrington

Antiques

Remember When

A little bit of every era, from Victorian times to the 1970s, is on display here. The original and restored lighting section is particularly interesting. Upstairs, you’ll sometimes find a speakeasy. Shhh . . .

www.remwhen.com

Arts

Five Points Gallery

Located in a historic downtown building, Five Points Gallery (FPG) is a non-profit contemporary art gallery showcasing professional regional, national and international visual artists. The gallery presents exhibitions in three beautifully renovated exhibition spaces, and has earned the reputation as one of Connecticut’s outstanding contemporary art venues.

Five Points Gallery
33 Main Street
Torrington

860.618.7222
jmcelhone@fivepointsgallery.org
www.fivepointsgallery.org

Warner Theatre

Originally built in 1931, this beautiful building has been fully restored and   now provides entertainment for us in many forms: comedy, opera, state of the art digital cinema, dance, concerts, plays and musicals. Check out their clalendar of events on their web site.
www.warnertheatre.org

Causes

Prime Time House

This outstanding agency provides assistance to adults with serious mental illness. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

www.primetimehouse.org
860.618.2479 ext. 102

Susan B. Anthony Project

This nonprofit helps survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Its website lists volunteer work and provides a wish list of items for women in need. The project also organizes an “Adopt a Family” program during the holiday season.

www.sbaproject.org
860.489.3798

Torrington Soup Kitchen

This soup kitchen has been providing meals since 1983. Food donations and volunteers are always needed.

www.torringtonsoupkitchen.com
860.482.0130

Eats

Brothers and Sons Sugarhouse

Open year round. Watch syrup being made during February and March. Free tours. Sugarhouse is accessible to the handicapped. Groups welcome. Call ahead. 

998 Saw Mill Road
860.489.2719

Marzano Pizza

Tucked away in the shadows of department stores and fast-food joints, you’ll find this wonderful pizzeria that sells consistently good, thin crust, piping hot pizza made from fresh ingredients. Once you taste their wood-fired authentic Neapolitan pizza, you’ll think you’re in Italy. Beer and wine is also sold at this hidden gem that’s worth the trek to the strip mall. Exceptional pizza and yummy salads.

1929 East Main Street
860.618.0875
www.pizzeria-marzano.com

The Venetian Restaurant

Nestle into a cozy booth and savor fresh, homemade pasta (made on the premises from old family recipes from Abruzzo) at this well established Italian restaurant. Their ravioli, seafood risotto, and Caesar salad are particularly outstanding. The decor is formal and picturesque with large murals of Venice, upholstered booths, a tin ceiling, and stylish, old-fashioned light fixtures. A good place to linger over your meal with a glass of wine and good conversation. Nice salads. Prix fixe dinner is available. Reservations required on weekends.

52 East Main Street
860.489.8592
www.thevenetianrestaurant.com

Torrington Farmers’ Market

Tuesdays, 3 – 6 pm,
Saturdays, 10 am – 1 pm
June 1 – October 26

Downtown Staples
Plaza Parking Lot
100 South Main St.
Torrington
nwctfarmersmarkets.com

Fitness

Becoming Balanced

Besides Pilates classes, this studio offers yoga, Zumba, pregnancy yoga, ballet, and more. They also have private classes. Amy Merli teaches yoga and also hosts green events, such as workshops on Eating for Energy.

224 East Main Street

860.309.2709

www.becomingbalanced.com 

Sanctuary Power Yoga

This yoga experience is as chill as it is hot.  The vinyasa power yoga class offers an amazing workout that will strengthen and transform mind, body and spirit. In a heated room. A monthly-unlimited pass for $49 is an incredible value.

23 Franklin Street, 3rd Floor
860.496.1500
www.sanctuarypoweryoga.com

Landmarks

Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum

Built by the Hotchkiss Brothers Company in 1900, this queen Anne-style Victorian house features elaborate woodwork, stenciled walls, original furnishings and a decorative art collection. The museum highlights local history and the carriage house features a working machine shop. Upon completion of the home in 1900, the Fylers and Hotchkisses quickly settled in. The residence remained in the family until the last occupant, Gertrude Fyler Hotchkiss, died in 1956. In her will, Mrs. Hotchkiss bequeathed her estate to the Torrington Historical Society. This extraordinary gift included the Hotchkiss-Fyler House Museum and grounds, the adjacent house (now the history museum), and the Carriage House.
192 Main Street
www.torringtonhistoricalsociety.org

Warner Theatre

Built as a first-run movie palace by Warner Bros. Studios, this elaborate art-deco building was designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb.  Seating 1,772 patrons, the Warner was a stunning example of state-of-the-art technology and lush, elegant surroundings. In the 1960s Warner Brothers sold the Warner Theatre to a private owner who continued to show movies until the late 1970s. By the early 1980s the theatre was closed and slated for demolition. Purchased by the Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts, the theatre re-opened on May 22, 1983 and is in operation year-round with more than 80,000 patrons passing through its doors each year.
68-82 Main Street
www.warnertheatre.org

 

Outdoors

Brothers and Sons Sugarhouse

Open year round. Watch syrup being made during February and March. Free tours. Sugarhouse is accessible to the handicapped. Groups welcome. Call ahead. 

998 Saw Mill Road
860.489.2719