Weekend best bets in New Britain

Published on Thursday, 8 June 2017 20:55
Written by Christopher Fortier

Staff Writer

Here’s a look at notable events happening in New Britain this weekend:

Reading club kick-off

The New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., will begin registration Saturday for its youth Summer Reading Club. The first 50 families whose children sign up will receive a special bookmark from the Beardsley Zoo entitling a child to half-price admission once each month of the summer. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 860-224-3155.

Juneteenth celebration

The New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., will mark 17 years hosting a Juneteenth celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in a day filled with art, comedy, music and Juneteenth punch.

This year’s event is open to all ages, with programming for children, families and adults at a commemorative Community Day, featuring free admission all day.

The rich history of Juneteenth will be recognized with performances by Grace Church Choir, Queen Ann Nzinga Center of New Britain, Karima Robinson, Renée Soares and others. Food will be provided by Black Eyed Sally’s of Hartford.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, dating to June 19, 1865 when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation - first issued on Jan. 1, 1863 - finally reached America’s Confederate South.

For more information, call 860-229-0257.

They say it’s your birthday

Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., hosts “One Sweet Dream: The Paul McCartney Experience,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

“The Return To Pepperland Tour” concert celebrates the 50th anniversaries of The Beatles’ albums “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Magical Mystery Tour,” as well as McCartney’s 75th birthday.

Fronted by Sir Paul impersonator Mike Miller, the tribute concert will showcase McCartney’s greatest hits from his Beatles and solo catalog. A laser beam presentation in sync with the complete “Sgt. Pepper” album will open the show.

For ticket information, call 860-229-2072 or visit trinityonmain.org.

Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Thursday, 8 June 2017 20:55. Updated: Thursday, 8 June 2017 20:58.