River Street Wednesdays offers lunch-time entertainment

The City of Milford and Milford Arts Council will hold River Street Wednesdays each Wednesday at noon on the small park area in front of City Hall from May 27 to Aug. 26.
“River Street Wednesdays provides the community an opportunity to connect for a rousing mid-day downtown. We encourage everyone to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy downtown Milford and everything it has to offer,” said Mayor Ben Blake.
The events will be pop-ups meant to be 45 minutes to one hour long during the lunch hour, according to Milford Fine Arts Director Paige Miglio. The schedule includes presentations and musical performances.
“Some businesses are offering specials and small events — lemonade, balloons, etc. at their shops after or before to entice people to wander, shop and linger,” Miglio added.
The Wednesday events will be complimented by open mic nights July 8 through Aug. 12 at the Milford Arts Council. For more information visit milfordarts.org.
“The events are eclectic and entertaining, meant to highlight many of the activities and beauty of Milford, as well as create a community place in the heart of our city,” said Miglio and Julie Nash, economic and community development director for the City of Milford, the event organizers.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair and a picnic lunch. The downtown area has a number of restaurants where lunch can be purchased, organizers said.
River Street Wednesdays Schedule
May 27, Organic Gardening: Rewarding and Fun, by Linda Ball
June 3, Yoga for all Levels, by Kelly Warters
June 10, Birding and Bino Basics, by the CT Audubon Society Coastal Center
June 17, The Musical Stylings of Dan Labich, by Dan Labich
June 24, Art Demonstration, Milford Arts Council
July 1, Milford's History Matters, Milford Preservation Trust
July 8, Paparazzi Run, Milford Photo
July 15, A Lesson in Wood Turning, MJKS Woodworking
July 22, Story time with Anthony Paolucci, Anthony Paolucci
July 29, Flower Arranging, Fleurescent
August 5, Fencing Demonstration, Milford Fencing Club
August 12, K-9 Unit Demonstration, Milford Police Department K-9 Unit
August 19, Cinderella Italiano!, Pantochino Pop Up Theatre
August 26, Spirits of Milford, Cindy Wolfe Boynton