Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Seedlings from Space and Historic Concert Highlight Weekend Bicentennial Events in Bloomfield
Bloomfield continues the year-long celebration of its Bicentennial. On Friday, April 27, a Bicentennial Tree will be planted from an Eastern White Pine seedling which was grown from seeds that traveled aboard the space shuttle Columbia on April 4, 1997. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Town Green at Broad Street and LibertyStreet, across from the Bloomfield Civic Center.
On Sunday, April 29, The Bloomfield Civic Band in conjunction with the Bloomfield Bicentennial Committee, Bloomfield Federation of Music and the Bloomfield Recreation Dept. will perform a Bicentennial Concert at Bloomfield Middle School, 60 Huck Road at 3 p.m.
The concert will feature various historic compositions complete with narration by Bloomfield Bicentennial Committee volunteers. Both events are free to the public. Rita's ices will be served on Friday, and you can bring home a tree of your own to plant. On Sunday, an array of refreshments will be provided free to all attendees.
These events are part of the Bloomfield Bicentennial events schedule that began with a heralded Opening Ceremony on March 23, which marked 200 years to the day of the town's incorporation. Future events include an old fashioned picnic, concert series, historical presentations/ tours and more. A list of event dates and details, information on sponsorship, merchandise, donation and volunteer opportunities are available at
www.bloomfieldbicentennial.com or by request via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.