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 Landscape 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 4th, 2019, 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 18th.
2019 Fair Haven Family Stroll & Festival Schedule of Events
10:00am: Registration opens and magic with The Amazing Andy
10:30am: Start of “Family Stroll” around Bridge loop
11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Live music, resource tables, face painting, activities, food, prizes
11:00-11:20 Blue Steel Drumline
11:20-11:30 Dance performance from S.W.A.G.
11:30-12:00 Dance with Zumba
12:00-12:30 Parachute Play
12:30-1:00 Live music from Vivace
1:00-1:30 Drumming with Gammy
1:30-2:00 Yoga with 108 Monkeys
Blue State Coffee – $20 Gift Card
CitySeed / Sanctuary Kitchen – 2 tickets to a Sanctuary Kitchen event
Connecticut Basketball Academy (CBA) – Details coming soon
Creating Kids Connecticut Children’s Museum – Gift bag of toys and books
Grand Vin – $25 Gift Card
Ian Christmann Photography – Framed Photograph
Kidcity Children’s Museum – 4 passes valid for one adult or child each
Koffee – $25 Gift Card
LEAP – Evening swim class Voucher
Neighborhood Music School – $150 Gift Certificate
New Haven Age Group Track Club – 2019 Outdoor Season Membership
New Haven Museum – Family Membership
Nica’s Market – $25 Gift Card
Rascal’s Gym – Free class pass for 2020 session
Trader Joe’s – Gift Basket full of healthy snacks
The Devil’s Gear Bikeshop – Kids’ bike and Gift Certificate
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History – Peabody admission pass for 4