Statue of Liberty Museum Features Granite from Stony Creek Quarry
The Statue of Liberty Museum on Liberty Island opened to the public May 16th following a dedication ceremony presented by the National Park Service and the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

With six tons of Stony Creek granite in the pedestal of Lady Liberty, the granite also has been used extensively throughout the new museum. When visiting the museum, if you walk on it or sit on it, it is most likely Stony Creek granite. If you would like to learn more about the quarry, there is an upcoming tour or you can hike The Branford Trail: Quarry - Westwoods. You can download trail information here.

Stony Creek Quarry Tour
Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m.
Join the Stony Creek Museum and the Guilford Keeping Society to tour Stony Creek’s famous granite quarries with quarry historians Carl Balestracci and Unk Da Ros. Learn about the quarry past and present from these descendants of quarrymen.

For information on tickets for the tour and/or post tour lunch, please call 203-488-4014.
New Haven Food Truck Festival and Dragon Boat Regatta
June 1
Long Wharf (I-95, exit 46)

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (approximately)

What is a Dragon Boat? Essentially, it’s a 40 foot canoe with 20 paddlers, a drummer to maintain the cadence, and a sweep or steers-person. The paddlers sit side-by-side in rows of two, and work together in unison to propel the boat for recreation, fitness, or competition.

Food Truck Paradise
noon-7 p.m.

Join us for a cultural feast on New Haven’s waterfront.

The New Haven Food Truck Festival invites the nearly one million people who live and work in the greater New Haven Metropolitan area to enjoy the savory choices of great New Haven street food on its historic Long Wharf waterfront. While enjoying the diverse choices of food, guests will be treated to a day’s long music concert featuring both local talent and nationally recognized musicians.
International Festival of Arts & Ideas Is Almost Here
June 8-22

Get ready for 15 days of amazing performances at this year’s festival! Laugh as the plays lead you to questions you’ve never asked, be mesmerized by the energy and physicality of dance and circus, and get lifted by the bridge between music, the soul, and the world around us. We will laugh, we will sing, we will dance—together.

Connecticut Open House Day
June 8, 2019

Pirate's Day, Milford
June 9, 2019

Branford Festival
June 14-16, 2019

Branford Road Race
June 16, 2019

This newsletter is produced in collaboration with the South Central Regional Council of Governments.