This weekend, Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia and the Mayor's Multicultural Council will host, in collaboration with Stamford's elementary schools, the first Mayor's Children's Parade to celebrate Stamford's diverse community of children.
The parade kicks off on Saturday, October 19, at 12:30 p.m. at Cove Island Park near the pavilion and new playground, and runs until 2:30 p.m.
Stamford students from Kindergarten through 5th Grade are invited to march in the parade and are encouraged to wear costumes or outfits that "celebrate their heritage or cultural background," according to the Mayor's office. Students may also carry a small flag which represents their country.
School educators worked with students to help them identify the many cultural and ethnic backgrounds that make make up the city's youth in the weeks leading up to the parade.
Several family-oriented activities are scheduled at the culmination of the parade, including face painting, live music, Touch-a-Truck and free refreshments for kids, including ice cream and hot dogs. The Mayor will also officially proclaim the date ad Children's Day in Stamford during the event.
Parents are asked to contact their child's school principal for a "passport" to the event.