The 2020 Park Road Parade is cancelled due to COVID-19 but it will not dampen the spirit of all those who love the parade including us. To relive the memories we'll be showing our previous years parades on Comcast Channel 5 and Frontier TV 6098 from 10 AM to 7 PM. We're also encouraging anyone to get a 2020 commemorative parade T-shirt and enjoy the benefits and discounts that go along with it on what would have been parade weekend, October 2, 3 and 4.

“Canceling our annual parade that draws nearly 7,000 people each year is the responsible thing to do as we continue to be mindful of socially distancing ourselves to keep our community safe,” said Tony Landino, parade organizer.  “But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate in a new, creative way!” Landino said.

“Here is an opportunity for everyone to be involved in keeping the spirit of the parade alive,” said Tracy Flater, co-chair, Park Road Association. “This year, by simply wearing the 2020 parade shirt you will get rewarded for showing your love!”

WHCi has supported the parade from the beginning with television coverage and is one of our favorite events of the year. The station is showing our love for Park Road with this special promotion. “WHCi will make a $1 donation for each subscriber and will contribute up to $500,” Evans said.

“We are asking everyone to subscribe to our YouTube channel on Oct 2, 3 or 4 and then post a picture on social media wearing your #ParkRoadLove T-shirt saying you subscribed (tag WHCi and #ParkRoadLove)," said Jennifer Evans, executive director, West Hartford Community Interactive. 

Go to https://www.youtube.com/user/whctv5 and click on the red subscribe button.

The black shirt with white and red words, “THE PARADE MARCHES ON” on the front and #PARKROADLOVE on the back, sells for $20. (See sample at the end of this press release.) Shirts come in youth and adult sizes. The performance T-shirt is lightweight, breathable, and feels silky soft yet can stand up to your toughest workouts. Perfect for everyday wear, fitness activities and marching in parades!

Reserve your shirt online by Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by going to http://www.parkroadct.com/parkroadlove-tshirts and then pick it up at select businesses beginning September 30th.

 

A STRAND AHEAD - 100 Park Road

Purchase a gift and receive a bonus gift card:

$10 bonus with $25 Gift Certificate

$15 bonus with $50 Gift Certificate

$25 bonus with $100 Gift Certificate

(Curbside pickup available)

Like & Follow @astrandahead and tag us in a picture wearing your #ParkRoadLove T-shirt on any of your social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat) and be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate!

A TOUCH OF BLISS ORGANIC SPA - 86-88 Park Road

Receive a facial in a bag

ANTHONY NICOLE SALON - 85 Park Road

Receive 20% off any product

EFFIE’S PLACE FAMILY RESTAURANT - 91 Park Road

Receive 15% off your order

FLEET FEET – 1003 Farmington Avenue

Get $10 off the purchase of shoes

JOEY’S PIZZA PIE – Park Road

Get 15% off your order

MR SPARKLE CAR WASH - 191 Park Road

Receive one free car wash

PACHANGA EMPANADAS ARGENTINAS

Receive 10% off your order

PANACHE - 270 Park Road

Receive 10% off of all regular priced items. Welcome to Park Road Panache!

PARK ROAD CAR WASH - 48 Park Road

Receive one free car wash

STAY ON PARK - 207 Park Road

STAY for a glass of wine and enter to win our unique and fun gift box. (Must be 21 or older for a glass of wine.)

THE WHITE RABBIT - 214 Park Road

Receive a free gift with any purchase.

The White Rabbit will also have a sale going on Oct 2-4. Get 25% off all clothing, shoes and accessories!

WEST HARTFORD SECOND CHANCE SHOP - 175 Park Road

Receive 20% off of your purchase on Saturday, October 3rd only

 

WEST HARTFORD COMMUNITY INTERACTIVE (WHCi)

Subscribe to WHCi’s YouTube Channel, take a photo of yourself wearing the shirt, and tag WHCi and #ParkRoadLove. Up to $500 will be donated to the 2021 parade.

“The Park Road Parade will be back next year on October 2, 2021, bigger and better than ever. Help us get ready by celebrating with us as we march on with our 2020 shirts,” said John Paindiris, co-chair, Park Road Association. “Thank you for your support today and every day,” Paindiris said.

Wear your #ParkRoadLove T-shirt on October 2, 3 and 4 to get special discounts at participating stores, restaurants, salons and spas on Park Road and beyond, see below list. Check our website for additional offers, http://www.parkroadct.com/parkroadlove-tshirts.

The Connecticut Centennial Celebration of women gaining the right to vote is occurring throughout 2020. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters, the establishment of which grew out of the suffrage movement. Please join the League of Women Voters of Greater Hartford and Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. for a Zoom webinar with West Hartford Town Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson to learn more about the suffrage movement in the Greater Hartford area and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of woman’s suffrage. September 15, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Connecticut Governor Holcomb calling the legislature into session to add Connecticut’s name to the list of states that approved the 19th Amendment.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Woman’s Suffrage in Connecticut is brought to you through a partnership between the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and West Hartford Community Interactive (WHCi), and the League of Women Voters Greater Hartford.

Dr. Wilson will speak about the history of the Connecticut woman’s suffrage movement and the League of Women Voters through the lives of Hartford-area women. Dr. Wilson, West Hartford’s Town Historian and a member of the League of Women Voters, will focus on the involvement of the activists in multiple issues as she analyzes their leadership tactics and strategies. The webinar will allow for time for Q&A via the chat feature. The presentation will also be taped and aired on Channel 5.

Click here to register for the Zoom and participate in the Q and A!  

 

 

 
The Connecticut Centennial Celebration of women gaining the right to vote is occurring throughout 2020. This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters, the establishment of which grew out of the suffrage movement. Please join the League of Women Voters of Greater Hartford and Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. for a Zoom webinar with West Hartford Town Historian Dr. Tracey Wilson to learn more about the suffrage movement in the Greater Hartford area and to celebrate the 100th anniversary of woman’s suffrage. September 15, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Connecticut Governor Holcomb calling the legislature into session to add Connecticut’s name to the list of states that approved the 19th Amendment.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Woman’s Suffrage in Connecticut is brought to you through a partnership between the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society and West Hartford Community Interactive (WHCi), and the League of Women Voters Greater Hartford.

Dr. Wilson will speak about the history of the Connecticut woman’s suffrage movement and the League of Women Voters through the lives of Hartford-area women. Dr. Wilson, West Hartford’s Town Historian and a member of the League of Women Voters, will focus on the involvement of the activists in multiple issues as she analyzes their leadership tactics and strategies. The webinar will allow for time for Q&A via the chat feature. The presentation will also be taped and aired on Channel 5.

 

Register in advance for this webinar to participate in the Q and A:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jwHhUWa2RyqQHrhCJj6OoQ

 

Watch on YouTube:

 

 

Watch on Television in West Hartford on Comcast Cable Channel 5 or on Frontier TV 6098

 

Hello! West Hartford, in collaboration with our community partners, invites you to an exciting storytelling event that will be held online through West Hartford Community Interactive on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

We are pleased to bring to West Hartford a film festival and discussion that highlights the stories, challenges and contributions of immigrants, refugees, and those who cross cultural borders to live in the U.S. The event will feature a viewing of three short documentary films by people from Bhutan, Somalia, and Puerto Rico. The films will be followed by a discussion with panelists made up of local community members, film-makers and film subjects. This online screen and discuss event is being brought to West Hartford by New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV), a project of Community Supported Film (CSFilm).

We believe public dialogue about migration and immigration, stimulated by these experiential films, will give members of our community an opportunity for connection, mutual understanding and ideas to take further actions. Given your organization’s role in the community, we hope you will join us to participate in the discussion. 

Hello! West Hartford is working with several community partners to produce this event, including: 

  • Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services
  • Community of Concern (CoC)
  • Community Supported Films
  • Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (CIRC) 
  •  International Hartford 
  •  West Hartford Community Interactive / Television (WHCi)
  •  West Hartford Parent Community Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Groups (EDIs)
  •  West Hartford Public Libraries
  •  West Hartford Public Schools’ Equity and Diversity Council (EDC)

 

To Register and Participate in the Zoom meeting

including the community conversation and filmmakers Q @ A:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zqF85sjKRy6-FfesiStneg

 

To Watch on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/VqqB39K9UQ8

 

 

To Watch on TV:

Tune to Comcast Cable Channel 5 in West Hartford or FrontierTV Channel 6098

Hello! West Hartford, in collaboration with our community partners, invites you to an exciting storytelling event that will be held online through WHCTV & Zoom on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

We are pleased to bring to West Hartford a film festival and discussion that highlights the stories, challenges and contributions of immigrants, refugees, and those who cross cultural borders to live in the U.S. The event will feature a viewing of three short documentary films by people from Bhutan, Somalia, and Puerto Rico. The films will be followed by a discussion with panelists made up of local community members, film-makers and film subjects. This online screen and discuss event is being brought to West Hartford by New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV), a project of Community Supported Film (CSFilm).

We believe public dialogue about migration and immigration, stimulated by these experiential films, will give members of our community an opportunity for connection, mutual understanding and ideas to take further actions. Given your organization’s role in the community, we hope you will join us to participate in the discussion. 

Hello! West Hartford is working with several community partners to produce this event, including: 

  • Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Services
  • Community of Concern (CoC)
  • Community Supported Films
  • Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (CIRC) 
  •  International Hartford 
  •  West Hartford Community Interactive / Television (WHCi)
  •  West Hartford Parent Community Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Groups (EDIs)
  •  West Hartford Public Libraries
  •  West Hartford Public Schools’ Equity and Diversity Council (EDC)

 

To Register and Participate in the Zoom meeting with a filmaker Q @ A:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zqF85sjKRy6-FfesiStneg

To Watch on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/VqqB39K9UQ8

To Watch on TV

Tune to Comcast Cable Channel 5 in West Hartford or FrontierTV Channel 6099

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