BETHEL — The town’s popular Food Truck Friday event will become Takeout Friday this summer.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the town has canceled the annual event series featuring food trucks and live music on the lawn of the municipal center every other Friday during the summer.

Instead, residents are encouraged to order food from their favorite restaurant and bring it home for a picnic or socially-distanced gathering with neighbors, said Dionne Craig, office administrator for the first selectman.

The town will then livestream a concert from a local band performing in the general purpose room at town hall

“We’re hoping that people will be able to stay safely at home, hang out with their neighbors, still find some sense of community while you enjoy some live music and some great entertainment,” Craig said in a video on the town’s Facebook page.

The first event will be held June 5, with the band GoRjA performing at 7 p.m.