Saturday, May 5, 2018
Registration begins at 10am, family Stroll begins at 10:30am, festival runs from 11am-2pm
The Fair Haven Family Stroll is a Festival and fundraiser to increase awareness about the importance of quality early childhood education while highlighting family-friendly resources in the Fair Haven community.
Held annually since 2011, the Fair Haven Family Stroll has been a tremendous success, bringing together hundreds of adults and children with community-based organizations and service providers. Generous philanthropic sponsorship has come from organizations such as Friends Center for Children; United Way; Trust for Learning; Alfresco Landsape and Design; Brewery Square; Webster Bank; Carmody Torrace Sandak & Hennessey LLP; Tyco Printing; Eder Family Foundation; Elite Property Services, Inc.; GHP; Parrett, Porto, Parese & Colwell, P.C.; T.M. Byxbee Company.
The event begins with families walking a 1.5 mile loop along the Quinnipiac River—over two bridges and through the historic riverfront district of Fair Haven.
After the stroll, the festival activities begin: drums, parachute play, face painting, food vendors, bubbles, yoga, arts and crafts, and a whole lot of door prizes.
Hand in hand with the entertainment is valuable information on community resources and services in the area: from health clinics and healthy food to literacy to safety.
As a fundraiser, the Family Stroll helps increase access to the quality early childhood education through donations, sponsorships, registration fees and pledges—contributions that empower Friends Center for Children and Elm City Montessori School to serve more families in the community.