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Below are recent news articles from the District, our businesses, local nonprofits, art groups, and our Banner Sponsors.  View our Downtown Calendar to see a list of upcoming events. Subscribe to WHAT'S UP DOWNTOWN to receive these updates via email twice a month! 
Manchester Receives Arts & Culural District Designation!On March 7, 2024, the Department of Economic and Community Developmentā€™s Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) announced it has approved ...
Passport to the Library Begins April 1st(Reposted from the Town of Manchester Public Library) Passports to Connecticut Libraries starts Monday, April 1st and runs through Tuesd...
Town of Manchester Business Grant Opportunities: New Jul... Manchester Business Investment Fund Grant Program (Learn More) The goal of this fund is to financially assist small business projects in...
Banner Businesses Support Downtown ManchesterWe would like to thank each of our Banner Businesses for supporting Downtown Manchester! We cannot wait to see these bright and beautifu...
Call to Artists: A STEAMPUNK ART EXTRAVAGANZAArt enthusiasts, history buffs, and those with a penchant for the extraordinary are invited to immerse themselves in the whimsical world...
Library Planning Update from the Library Building CommitteeThe Library Building Committee has been working with town officials, Friar/ HBM Architects, and construction managers O&G Industries, an...
Two Upcoming Engagement Events for Downtown ProjectJoin the Downtown Manchester Improvements Project Team for two upcoming feedback opportunities. Help enhance Main Street for pedestrians...
Mini Golf Mania Fun!CCS kicked off our weeklong virtual silent auction with our second annual Mini Golf Mania on Saturday, February 24! We enjoyed fellowshi...
Cornerstone Recieves 2 Grants from CESCornerstone Christian School is thrilled to announce that we have received the first two grants from Cornerstone Educational Support, In...
Vote for Your Downtown Favorites!Each year The Hartford Courant runs the Best of Hartford Readers' Poll. You are invited to vote for the best in a variety of categories....
Register to Create a Butterfly Stroll DisplayWe are ready to begin planning for this year's Butterfly Stroll! You can register to participate by creating a Butterfly-Inspired Displa...
Sponsor a Downtown Banner!New banners will soon brighten Main Street! Each year Downtown Main Street is lined with colorful banners, welcoming motorists and pedes...

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