Hot Weather Protocol & Celebrating Juneteenth

June 17, 2024

The state is about to launch the extreme hot weather protocol for the first time this year. I'll explain how this measure will help folks who do not have air conditioning before the brutal heat arrives.

The nation will celebrate Juneteenth on Wednesday, which marks the end of slavery in the U.S. Keep scrolling to see pictures from Stamford's celebration last weekend. 

Our wonderful, downtown farmers' market has kicked off in Stamford. Please read below to see when and where you can find local fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

Here are the sections of today's email:

  • Hot Weather Protocol
  • Celebrating Juneteenth
  • Stamford Downtown Farmers' Market
  • Book Signing at Ferguson Library
Hot Weather Protocol
Cooling centers, pools, and splash parks will be open as we approach the start of our first extreme hot weather protocol. It will be a brutally hot and humid stretch of weather from Tuesday through the rest of the week, and we all want to ensure that our most vulnerable are protected. The protocol begins Tuesday at 12 P.M. and will remain in effect through Sunday at 12 P.M.
Call 2-1-1 or visit if you do not have air conditioning or a cool place to stay. State agencies, municipalities, and other partners coordinate with the United Way 2-1-1 to make sure that information regarding cooling centers is available statewide, providing a location to get some relief.
Click here for more information including tips on staying safe in extreme heat
Celebrating Juneteenth
On Wednesday, we will celebrate Juneteenth, a federal and state holiday commemorating the end of slavery and honoring the incredible contributions the Black community. June 19, 1865, marks the day Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state were free.
Juneteenth is important because it reminds us of what African Americans had to go endure. The holiday also allows each generation to reflect on what more there is to do in order to progress and develop as a country. Juneteenth should be a rallying call for all of us to think about the meaning of freedom.
I was happy to support Stamford’s citywide celebration of Juneteenth last weekend. We need to ensure that we continue to fight for freedom and the end of all forms of slavery.
Stamford Downtown Farmers’ Market
The Stamford Downtown Farmers’ Market is now open on Saturdays from 9 A.M. – 2 P.M. at Veterans Memorial Park. Enjoy a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, and flowers. You’ll also find breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and more. There is live music from 11 A.M. – 1 P.M.

You will find parking at:

  • Landmark Garage via Atlantic Street entrance
  • Stamford Town Center Garage via entrance on Greyrock Place at Main Street
  • etered Parking on Atlantic Street
Click here for more information
Book Signing at Ferguson Library

Stop by Ferguson Library on Thursday, June 20 for an intimate evening celebrating the launch of "A Visionary Leader." Author Wilner Joseph will be on hand signing copies of his book which dives into a roadmap to empowerment and success.

Cocktail hour starts at 5:30 P.M. and the main event follows 30 minutes later. CLICK HERE to register.