Pride in Manchester Sponsored Events
Come enjoy Pride Week activities all week, including events sponsored by local non-profit organizations throughout Town (click "independently sponsored events" in the menu on the left for those activities).
THURSDAY, June 1
Imagine Main Street in Downtown Manchester, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Imagine Main Street celebrates its sixth anniversary with music, art, food, and fun. Horse-drawn wagonette rides along Main St. Plus – Music throughout Downtown, dozens of artists, vendors, exhibitors, fun for the whole family with an artistic flair! Special tastings, restaurant specials and more. Info at Imagine Main.
A bit of history -- Thursdays used to be the night when you’d stroll down the street, meet your neighbors, have a bite to eat, and do some shopping. The Imagine Main Street Committee invites all to this year's festive evening, with traditional and new activities.
FRIDAY, June 2
Senior Dance, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Senior Center, 549 East Middle Turnpike. Music and line-dancing, with caller Jim Gregory. No experience needed and you do not need to bring a partner -- all welcome! Refreshments and door prizes. Karaoke during the break. Admission is free but tickets are required to be eligible for door prizes. Tickets will be available from mid-May to June 2 at the Senior Center and at the Customer Service area at Town Hall, 41 Center Street. Young people are encouraged to attend and learn dance steps. Enjoy the fun of music, dance, and socializing.
SATURDAY, June 3
Concert in the Park. Live music in Center Memorial Park starting at 6:00 p.m. when young people from C.A.S.T. Children's Theater will sing. Cover to Cover, a local band comprised of almost all Manchester residents, will be the headline band. Brian Lettieri, Steve Palla, Paul Molinari, Jame Z, Mike Polowitzer, all of Manchester and Efrain Aguero of Newington, have been entertaining in a wide variety of venues, summer concert series, and marinas in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island for the past eight years, and is a favorite at Champlin’s Resort and Marina on Block Island. They're also a supporter of a number of local causes, providing time and energy to raise money for the community. With over 100 songs in their repertoire, including the music of Chicago, Van Morrison, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Elvis and many more, they get people singing along and dancing at every event.
Food vendors -- Jeff's Kettlecorn and Hardcore Sweet -- will be available with a variety of food and drink. Patrons can come early, with blankets and chairs to get the best seating. Rain date is Sunday, June 4. Come to this wonderful, free outdoor concert! Bring a blanket and picnic, and of course your friends. The night will be hopping with music. The park is located in Downtown Manchester (behind Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main Street). Local food vendors are invited to contact the concert chairperson at Kevin Zingler, to sign up to sell food at the event. Pride blankets will be sold that night as well, $20, cash or check. During intermission, the Pride committee will announce this year's Hometown Heroes.
Plenty of free parking behind Town Hall and in the Municipal lot on Pearl Street, as well as side streets. Pride In Manchester Week Hot Line 860-385-1418 for weather info.
Check out restaurants on Main Street for lunch or dinner. Info: Downtown.