Great news Bridgeport! The new Sports Authority is finally opening up on Main Street in the Plaza with Stop & Shop! I was sent an official press release and wanted to share the details with you. Read on for special prizes for the grand opening of the Sports Authority!
Saturday, August 9th is The Black Wall Street Festival! The event begins at 1pm at The BK Lounge Parking Lot and will end at 7pm. If you are in the Bridgeport area please stop by! What is The Black Wall Street Festival? I’m glad you asked!
Eldorado Anderson, of Dream Life Works Inc. is celebrating his 35th birthday. He is celebrating by giving back to the community. He wants to display a portion of our history that he hopes to see thriving before his days on earth are gone. How awesome is that?
In the early 20th century, there was a section of Tulsa, Oklahoma called “Black Wall Street” and at its prominence was the most thriving and profitable black community in the nation. Unfortunately, the town and its community was destroyed during one of the worst race riots in United States history. Over 600 businesses, including churches and schools, were burned to the ground. History books have yet to make mention of this Mecca of our history and tried its best to hide the devastation that occurred when it was burned down in 1921. However, despite this tragic event, the people of Tulsa stayed with the motto that “Every Child Must Be Educated”, and this is the premise of The Black Wall Street Festival.
He would love for us and especially our children to be in an atmosphere of “minority” entrepreneurs, who own or represent businesses, that affect our community every day.
Last summer I grabbed my camping chair, headed down to the Bridgeport Green and enjoyed the rhythmic music of the Downtown Free Concert Series! To my surprise the place was pretty packed. It was a lovely thing to see the residents of Bridgeport gathered together and swaying to the music. My absolute favorite part of the series is the Shakespeare production that’s put on by the Connecticut Free Shakespeare. The year before last it was Romeo and Juliet! Have you gone to a free concert series or seen a Shakespearean play in your local green?
It is to my delight to hear that this summer will mark the 5th year that the Downtown Thursdays Free Concert Series returns to the Green in Downtown Bridgeport.