The Event

Background

The Fair Haven Family Stroll is a festival and fundraiser to increase awareness about the importance of high-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.; and T.M. Byxbee Company.

The Day

All families are invited to enjoy our celebration, Saturday May 5th 2018, from 10 am to 2 pmWith a suggested donation of $10, families can help meet an urgent need for increased access to quality early childhood education.

Registration begins at the welcome tables at 10 am at the entrance to Quinnipiac River Park at the corner of Front St. and Exchange St.

The event starts with families walking along the 1.5 mile loop around 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, puppets, face painting, food vendors, ballet, bubbles, yoga, arts and crafts, and a whole lot of door prizes.

Hand in hand with the entertainment is valuable information from over 35 community resources partners in the area, each highlighting resources available to families in Fair Haven and greater New Haven, from health clinics and healthy food to literacy to safety.

As a fundraiser, the Family Stroll helps increase access to high-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.

In the case of inclement weather, the rain date will be May 19th.

2018 Fair Haven Family Stroll and Festival Schedule of Events

STROLL

10:00am: Registration opens and magic with Amazing Andy
10:30am: Start of “Family Stroll” around Bridge loop

FESTIVAL

11:00 – 2:00 Live music, resource tables, face painting, activities, food, prizes

Performances by:
Thabisa
Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band
Southern Connecticut State University Drumline
The Amazing Andy
108 Monkeys
Drumming with Gammy

FOOD VENDORS
Ay! Arepa
Olde World Brick Oven Apizza
The Caseus Cheese Truck

FEATURED PRIZES:

Neighborhood School of Music
$100 Gift Certificate

Devil’s Gear
Free kids bike and $40 Gift Certificate
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Beyond Fitness
5 Free classes
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New Haven Museum
1 year child membership
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Rascal’s Gym
8 free classes
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The Jitter Bus
Gift Certificate and t-shirt

New Haven Age Group Track Club
Summer club membership

Caseus
Gift certificate for 1 cheeseboard & 2 glasses of wine

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One thought on “The Event

  1. What a great idea! Engaging Community in supporting Early Childhood Education is so important. Our future has a better horizon. Thank you!

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