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Main Street Matters July 11, 2018

The mission of First Town Downtown is to position and promote Windsor Center as a premier New England town center that protects and utilizes its proud heritage as the basis for developing vibrant recreational, economic and cultural activity.

Become a member of First Town Downtown and be a part of the growth of Windsor's downtown area and Windsor as a whole!

For more information about First Town Downtown programs, or to join First Town Downtown as a residential or business member, please call 860-688-5715 or email Our website is

First Town Downtown hosts Taste of Summer
First Town Downtown will hold our “Taste of Summer” fund-raising event on Thursday, August 2, from 6:00 to 8:30 on the Town Green. There will be a variety of dishes cooked up by your favorite Windsor restaurants including Menchies, The Tavern at Keney Park, Buffalo Wild Wings, Jim's Pizza and more!

While you taste, enjoy the Motown sounds of Personal Touch as they perform for the Summer Concert Series on the Green. Admission for “Taste of Summer” is $25, $20 for Seniors/Educators, and $10 for children 12 and under. Food is all you can eat with the price of admission. Drinks will be available for purchase. The summer concert is free to the public. The rain date for the concert and “Taste of Summer” is Tuesday, August 7.

Proceeds from this event will benefit First Town Downtown, Windsor’s main street program that works to promote and enhance Windsor Center. First Town Downtown is Windsor’s chapter of the Connecticut Main Street Center, which advocates for the development and promotion of downtown areas in communities across the state. Additional First Town Downtown programs include the Farmers’ Market, Summer Concert Series, Nightmare on Broad Street, and the Carol Sing & Torchlight Parade.

You may purchase tickets on-line at or contact Kathy Kopacz at or 860 688-5715.

Tour Windsor Rocks Kickoff Rock Painting Party
Have fun with Tour Windsor Rocks! with a kickoff rock painting party on Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 pm at the Windsor Historical Society. Take a photo of you and your rock, then find a spot on the tour to leave the rock for someone else to find. Then visit TourWindsorCT locations to find a rock to take a picture with. Post photos of the fun, painted rocks to social media with the hashtag #tourwindsorrocks and tag us @tourwindsorct.

Concert on the Green - Gene Donaldson and the Stingrays
The Windsor Chamber of Commerce and First Town Downtown invite you to a concert on the green sponsored by Mary Beth Welsh and Century 21 All Points Realty , featuring Gene Donaldson and the Stingrays performing your all time favorites from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Free. 860-688-5165 or 860 688-5715 or online at or

Stop by your favorite Windsor restaurant for a bite to eat or pack a picnic on the Green! Don't forget to visit the FTDT Farmers Market before the concert begins!

* **Rain Date Tues July 17***

Farmers' Market
The First Town Downtown Farmers’ Market is in full swing with a nice day predicted on Thursday. We will have musical entertainment by Sean Murray, from Vermont, who has been a regular at the Market.

Come visit our hard-working vendors who are proud of the quality products they bring to the Farmers' Market. This week, you will see: Barbecho’s Harvest, Beldotti Bakery, Blessed Creek, Fanciful Flowers, Farms of Southern New England, Forgotten Acres Farm, Gragnolati Garlic Farm, One Song Biscotti, Qutie’s Body Bar, Rooster Rise, StefanFarms, Sweet Harmony Café & Bakery, Tomaca Designs, Sweet Pea Cheese.

This well-attended local marketplace takes place on Thursdays in Windsor Center at 240 Broad Street. From 3:30 to 6:30 through October 18. First Town Downtown, an organization dedicated to promoting Windsor Center as a premier New England town center well positioned for recreational, economic and cultural activities, is once again the proud sponsor of the Market. Get your e-passport stamped here and finish your evening by attending the Summer Concert Series on the Town Green, which follows the Market at 6:30 pm.

Get your e-passport stamped at the Farmers' Market! Look for Kathy Kopacz at the market to get your e-passport stamped.


Main Street Matters Breakfast
Apr 3 at 55 Mechanic Street, Windsor Center
Windsor Chamber Cares
Apr 5 at Maneely's, 65 Rye St, South Windsor, CT 06074
May Brick Day
May 1 at Brick Patio in Windsor Center