LFR Program Newsletter

June 5- June 18

Town of Manchester Bicentennial Celebration

Off Main Experience @ Purnell Place

Join us for this monthly mini-festival on Purnell Place that celebrates art, music, family and culture.

  • Location: Purnell Place, Downtown Manchester
  • Meets: Th, 06/15/23, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages welcome

Juneteenth Freedom Day Commemoration

Just the Town of Manchester & a slate of community partners for the 3rd annual Juneteenth Freedom Day Commemoration. Join us for special performances by Mixed Company & Hartford’s Proud, a black-owned food and vendor market, family activities & much more!

  • Location: Leisure Labs at Mahoney Center, 110 Cedar Street
  • Meets: Sat, 06/17/23, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Fee: No cost to attend. Free parking.

Recreation Division

Olcott Street Sprayground

The Olcott Street Sprayground opened over Memorial Day weekend, and operations will continue until Labor Day weekend! The Sprayground is open Monday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM at 121 Olcott Street.

Save the Date: Dutch Fogarty Independence Day Celebration

This annual celebration is to bring together families, friends & loved ones to celebrate our independence with food, music, fun & fireworks!

  • Location: Manchester Community College Bandshell, 60 Bidwell Street
  • Meets: Sat, 07/08/23, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Fee: No cost to attend.
Rec on the Run Vehicle
Town Updates

Rec on the Run Revs Up for Another Summer!

Rec on the Run is the Town of Manchester Department of Leisure, Family, and Recreations’ mobile pop-up creative arts, sports, and games vehicle offering programs and activities to Manchester residents in neighborhoods and parks!

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Youth Service Bureau

PFLAG Manchester

Through support, education and advocacy, PFLAG Hartford is helping to make our community a healthier, more well-informed, safer, fairer & happier place for LGBTQ+ people, their families, and their loved ones.

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, questioning and queer+ people, their families, parents and allies. Meetings are open and designed to support families with LGBTQ+ youth. Meetings will be structured to include a LGBTQ+ youth group (ages 13-18) and a parent/family support group.

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the Manchester Youth Service Bureau, 63 Linden Street. For more information, please contact Kellie Gauvin at (860)647-5262 or [email protected].

Neighborhoods & Families Division

Spruce Street Farmers Market

The Spruce Street Farmers Market will run on Wednesdays, June 7 through August 30, from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Market Field, 163 Spruce Street. Vendor selections are thoughtfully curated to include diverse food and business owners, with products including: fresh fruits & vegetables, meats & eggs, honey & maple syrup, gluten-free baked goods, vegan offerings, CT trucks & artisans.

The market also accepts EBT/WIC payments & will double the value of SNAP purchases up to $20.00 (spend $20.00 using your EBT card to receive an additional $20.00 to spend on SNAP-eligible items).

  • Location: Market Field, 163 Spruce Street
  • Meets: W, 06/07/23-08/30/23, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Fee: No cost to attend. Free parking available across street at 160 Spruce Street

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