Stonington Borough’s nonprofit cultural center presenting concerts, lectures, and art exhibitions to our region.

CURRENT EXHIBIT: Stories of Resilience~Encountering Racism. On view October 7 - December 19. Free and open to the public. This exhibit highlights the lives of five exceptional residents of New London County, past and present—attorney Lonnie Braxton, Rev. Florence Clarke, Sonalysts Board member Donetta Hodge, Coast Guard Commander (Ret.) Merle Smith, and 19th century freed slave and teacher Ichabod Pease. For more information click here.

Gallery hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10am-2pm, excepting holidays and holiday weekends. Other hours available by appointment. Please note all visitors will be required to sign in and wear a mask--NO EXCEPTIONS. Social distancing recommendations will also be observed. We have increased our air ventilation, placed 6’ distancing stickers on the floor and hand sanitizer in every room, and are frequently cleaning high-touch areas.

This exhibit was developed from the Jewish Federation of Eastern CT’s Encountering Differences Program, and is supported in part by the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.

In accordance with the Governor's current guidelines due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have had to postpone many of our live events and are pivoting to digital programming where we can. Please check out our YouTube channel for recordings of our concerts and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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    The Center's attention to detail and obvious appreciation of artwork make exhibiting an easy and enjoyable experience. I especially appreciate the time and effort put into hanging the art pieces. The La Grua Center offers an intimate atmosphere of modest elegance and sophistication. Thank you for offering this delightful venue.

    Grace Coduri, Artist, Pomfret
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    As a supporter of the La Grua Center, I can't think of a better resource that provides the Stonington community a wide variety of intellectual, musical, and artistic events. Additionally, the use of the center for nutrition, dancing, exercise and yoga classes is yet another way to strengthen the community while improving its members health and welfare. Though we are not year round residents of Stonington, my husband and I have taken advantage of  the many exceptional talks and musical events along with the yoga classes.

    Casey Malcolm, Stonington
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    I joined the La Grua Center as a volunteer a couple of years ago.  I could never have anticipated  the impact this wonderful facility would have on the Boro and surrounding areas. To have access to world class musicians, art exhibits, interesting speakers as well as all of the other events and programs, is such a gift to our community.  We are so fortunate and I am thrilled to be a part of it!

    Cindy MacNeill, Stonington
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    La Grua Center is the jewel box of the Borough.  Music, visual arts, dance, health, wellness, and education are just some of the jewels within.  It’s a wonderful and enriching resource for all.

    Jim Quinn, Stonington
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    We are so very fortunate at Mystic Middle School to have the opportunity to have two of our select ensembles, jazz band and select singers perform in this beautiful hall.  The intimate setting, wonderful acoustics,  beautiful art adorning the walls, the set-up/break-down by all participants and of course the quality of well diverse performers makes this a memorable experience.  Our students are so honored and proud to perform at the La Grua Center, a special place in Stonington.

    James Hilbie & Ellen Gilbert (MMS Band and Select Chorus Directors)

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La Grua Center,
32 Water St., P.O. Box 342,
Stonington, CT 06378
phone: 860-535-2300
Kelli Rocherolle - Program Director
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