Stamford will celebrate its international community this Saturday, Oct. 19 for the first Mayor’s Children’s Parade at Cove Island Park from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
The parade will be hosted mayor Michael Pavia, the Mayor’s Multicultural Council and Stamford’s Elementary schools. The two-hour event will bring together children from Pre-K through fifth grade from local public, private and parochial schools.
“We’re hoping to keep it manageable this year,” said Project manager Jacklyn Belmonte. “Everyone is invited. Whether the kids want to watch or walk is up to them.”
The event is free to the public and will offer free snacks for children, face painting, food and touch-a-truck, where children will be able to get close up to a fire truck on the new Cove Island playground.
“We’re excited,” said Belmonte. “It will give children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to march and tell us about where they’re from.”