State Funding for Trail & Stamford Juneteeth Celebration

June 11, 2024

The state is allocating 10 million dollars to build, improve, and expand multi-use trails. Please read below to find out how much of that funding is coming to Stamford.

Our community is celebrating Juneteenth with a former star who played for the New York Knicks. Keep scrolling to learn more about the parade, music, and guests coming this weekend.

As always, I would like to forward you information on some of great, local organizations that have big plans for the month of June. Check out all the fun events below planned at Building One Community and Ferguson Library.

Here are the sections of today's email:

  • State Funding for Trail
  • Stamford Juneteenth Celebration
  • Building One Community's June Newsletter
  • What's Happening at Ferguson Library in June?
State Funding for Trail
Stamford will receive $223,600 in state grants to support the preliminary design of the Weed Avenue multi-use trail. The improvements will increase walkability, safety, and mobility in our city.
This is part of a $10 million statewide investment to improve, build, and expand recreational trails. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is administering the grants through the Connecticut Recreational Trails Grant program.
Stamford Juneteenth Celebration
The community is invited to the city's second annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 15. The event kicks off with a flag raising at 11:30 A.M. at the City of Stamford Government Center. NBA legend John Starks will serve as Grand Marshal, and the crowd will commemorate freedom and the advancement of black people in the United States. 

Starks will then lead a parade at noon in Mill River Park where there will be an art show, double Dutch tournament, local vendors, children's activities and entertainment with special guest celebrity radio personality, DJ/Producer DJ Clue.

The event is free, but you are encouraged to register in advance by clicking here.

Building One Community's June Newsletter

June is a time for celebration at Building One Community (B1C). As B1C commemorate its 13th anniversary, it embraces Immigrant Heritage Month and LGBTQIA+ Pride Month with pride and joy!

Check out the following events this month: 

Click on the image below to read June's booklet, which contains information on B1C's events, programs, services, and classes.

What's Happening at Ferguson Library in June?
You'll find information about all of the library's June programs in the most recent digital issue of its monthly newsletter, FOCUS. 
Click Here for More Information