Ald. Emmanuel Sanchez (D-AL) has introduced a resolution in the City Council that would authorize the Puerto Rican Society of New Britain to hold the 2018 Puerto Rican Festival on July 21st.
New Britain’s Puerto Rican Festival is a long standing tradition in the community. Held on High Street, the Festival places the Puerto Rican Society of New Britain at the center of community life in the city. The Festival is a time when Puerto Rican culture and New Britain’s close cultural bond with Puerto Rico are celebrated.
The Festival draws large crowds to hear live music, eat delicious food and enjoy the festive community event.
The proposal before the Council would permit the 2018 Festival to be held between the hours of 12:00pm and 8:00pm.
The rain date for the Festival, according to the resolution, would be August 25, 2018.
The Puerto Rican Society of New Britain is at 152 High Street.
Editor’s note (6/2/2018): This article was updated with additional information.