Pride in Manchester CT Week-June7-14, 2014

This week, it is the 100th anniversary of Homeland Day, along with the 23rd anniversary of Pride in Manchester week and Heritage Day. Pride in Manchester


ORIGIN OF  HOMELAND DAY:  Ruth Sears Cheney (1884-1987) initiated the June 1914 Homeland Day, celebrating the heritage of Manchester’s ethnic groups. With a group of town residents, she organized a full day of festivities including a parade with floats representing the culture of the various nations represented in the town’s population.”



Pride in Manchester Week List of Activities and Events:


Saturday June 7

  •  Live music in Center Memorial Park.

-Opening Act – Hot Cat Jazz Band – 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

-Headliner– Mass-Conn-Fusion – 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.


Sunday June 8

  •  SHOW IN THE PARK: Manchester Art Association’s 41st annual art fair -10:00

a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Center Memorial Park, Downtown Main Street, rain or shine. Original

art, crafts, antiques, music and food. Something for everyone! Free admission. Info

  • Connecticut Trails Day free family history hike 1:00 p.m. at Center Springs Park
  • Pop-Up Art Exhibit and Café – Surreal and Culture Exhibit. East Side Neighborhood Resource Center, 153 Spruce Street, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Live music provided by Summit Studios



  •  History walk at the East Cemetery on East Center Street at 5:30 p.m. Ruth

Shapleigh-Brown, Executive Director of the Connecticut Gravestone Network, and Susan

Barlow of the Manchester Historical Society will lead this free one-hour walk with

commentary about the gravestones and cemetery.



  • “Young at Fifty” Dance, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 549 East Middle Turnpike.



Imagine Main St./Strollin’ on Main. Consists of:

  • Unveiling of the Runner’s Art Parade – a series of sculptures along Main Street created by area artists.
  • Paint Party on Main with Art Lab, Live Mannequin Display
  • Music & Food at MCC on Main, 903 Main St.
  • Garden Displays by the Manchester Garden Club and the Perennial Planters at the Courtyard, 1007 Main St.
  • Imagine Evening Market–artisan crafters, farmers, food, kettle corn, music & NoRa Cupcakes at the Forest St. Parking Lot
  • Art Opening at E.M. Dougan Art & Framing, 1071 Main St.
  • Art Show & Food at J.A.White Glass Co., 31 Bissell St.
  • Oak St. Block Party- music, food, dance, marshall arts demos.
  • Piazza at Purnell” “pop-up” piazza with music, art, and food.
  • Horsedrawn Wagonette Rides along Main St. *
  • Plein Air Art and Craft Market by Katherine’s Hair Design, 695-723 Main St.
  • Sandbox Arts Mural Party along Main St. by 809 Main St.
  • Benefit Basket Sale, wine tasting, dessert, table, music & massage at Anne Miller Real Estate, 975 Main St.
  • Plus enjoy special tastings, restaurant specials, music and fun all along Main St. Info at
  • Veterans Lunch at Manchester Elks Lodge, 30 Bissell Street, 11:30 a.m. All veterans welcome for lunch and camaraderie. Free. Gift bag for all veterans. Special WWII veterans’ table. Questions to Gerry Gallo 860-836-8396.


FRIDAY June 13

  • Flag Day Ceremony Manchester Elks Lodge, 30 Bissell Street, 7:00 p.m. Public

welcome for this free event to honor our flag – Boy Scouts will present the colors, and

a speaker will talk on a patriotic subject. Refreshments. Questions to Gerry Gallo


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