Bank Street Festival to grace the village center
Homeward Bound on Bank Street in New Milford is spearheading a Bank Street Festival Oct. 11 from noon to 5 p.m.
The Village Center Organization has provided support for the festival and the town has approved turning Bank Street into a pedestrian-only zone for the day.
The schedule of events will include the launch and signing of a new Plow to Plate special edition of Tractor Mac's "Farmer's Market" with author and illustrator Billy Steers at noon; the serving of pumpkin soup and muffins and the sale and signing of the book "Big, Strong and Healthy on Nutmeg Farm" with Plow to Plate youth chef advocates from noon to 3 p.m.; the sale of produce from Sullivan Farm from noon to 3 p.m.; a walk to Hidden Treasures dog park site at 1 p.m.
Also, music by local folk and blue grass semi-professional musicians and street performances by FineLine dancers from 1 to 5 p.m.; a special performance by Broadway dancer Elizabeth Parkinson, with live music by Sherman Chamber Ensemble, and the painting of a mural by Veronica Swain at Homeward Bound from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; and strut your mutt dog pageant at 2:30 p.m.; a special screening of "Fresh" at Bank Street Theater.
Face painting, crafts and other activities will also be offered.
In addition, children will have an opportunity to paint their handprint on a canvas mural that will be hung in the New Milford Hospital entryway.