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.
All families are invited to enjoy our celebration, Saturday May 6th 2017, from 10 am to 2 pm. With 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 20th.
2017 Fair Haven Family Stroll and Festival Schedule of Events
10:00am: Registration opens and magic with Amazing Andy
10:30am: Start of “Family Stroll” around Bridge loop
11:00 – 2:00 Live music, resource tables, face painting, activities, food, prizes
11:00-12:00 Wry Bred
12:00-12:30 Cyril the Sorcerer
12:30-12:45 Zumba with BEyond FITness
12:45-1:15 Toddler Tunes with Robert Messore
1:15-1:35 Yoga with Peg Oliveira from 108 Monkeys
1:40-2:00 Drumming with Gammy
Neighborhood School of Music
Tickets for the Wayne Escoeffery Jazz Conert on August 8th
Free kids bike
New Haven Museum
1 year family membership
8 free classes
New Haven Land Trust
1 week free summer camp (for 6-10 year olds)