Summer in the City of Groton

Groton - The City of Groton is launching a program to promote activities and events - large and small - being held in the city this summer.

“Summer in the City” will run from May 24 until Sept. 24. and start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 31 at the grand re-opening event at the city-owned Zbierski House at Eastern Point Beach.

Other major events include a Mystic Schooners Baseball Clinic and City vs. Town Police Showdown Softball game on June 14, Groton Sailfest on July 12 and Art on Groton Bank on July 19.

City of Groton Day will be held August 1 and the 60th Anniversary Nutmeg Fife and Drum Corps Muster is scheduled Aug. 31. The Counterpane Music Festival, to be held Sept. 20, will feature four live bands at Eastern Point Beach.

Plans are also underway for a Sept. 14 “Summer in the City Block Party Bash” on Thames Street, including food, vendors, music, activities and performances.

Summer in the City will highlight activities in a variety of ways, including through a published calendar, multi-media advertising, e-blasts, Facebook and a Summer in the City website.

Mayor Marian Galbraith brought the initiative to the City Council to promote local resources and organizations.

“Summer in the City is an effort to support those community organizations that add so much to the quality of life in our community,” she said in a news release. The program invites organizers and hosts of all kinds of events to register and take advantage of free publicity from the program. Events must take place within the City of Groton and be open to the public.

To find out more or to register, visit summerinthecitygroton.com

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