LFR Program Newsletter

June 19 - July 2

Town of Manchester Bicentennial Celebration

Polish Food & Heritage Family Festival

Participants will have the opportunity to visit our historic site, taste Polish traditional dishes, listen to Polish folk music and get involved with activities, including workshops, bounce houses & games about Polish heritage!

  • Date: Sat, 06/24/23, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

  • Location: St. John’s Church, 23 Golway Street

  • Ages: All ages welcome 

Charter Oak Park Summer Kick-Off

Bring the whole family down to Charter Oak Park! Enjoy our summer kick-off featuring inflatables & recreational games and activities.

  • Date: Th, 06/29/23, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Location: Charter Oak Park, 50 Charter Oak Street

  • Ages: All ages welcome

  • Fee: No cost

Recreation Division

2023 Outdoor Aquatic Season

Our 2023 summer aquatics opening day is right around the corner! The preseason will take place at Marcy MacDonald Pool from June 19-25. Hours will be 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM (Open Swim) and 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (Adult Lap Swim).

All other pools will be opening on June 26. Please visit the Summer Event & Program Brochure for the complete listing of pools, schedules & aquatic programs.

Community Y Summer Hours

The Community Y summer hours are currently in effect. The summer schedule is as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

These hours will run through the summer, returning to normal hours on Monday, October 2.

OAK-C Together We Tee

Join us for an introductory gold program for children & their parent/guardian! This program is offered to all local Black and Brown youth of all genders and their parent and/or guardian. Children must be ages 9-12 and attend school in Manchester. The Manchester Country Club will be providing all participants with lessons by golf professionals, fee waivers and equipment.

  • Program Dates: Wednesdays, 07/12/23-08/16/23

  • Program Times: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM (Golf Instruction)

                                         6:30 PM – 7:30 PM (Family-Style Dinner)

  • Location: Manchester Country Club – 305 S. Main Street

  • Contact: Please contact Senior Recreation Supervisor Calvin Harris (860-647-3088) and Recreation Supervisor Taylor McBride (860-647-6039) with any questions.

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.

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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