The Great Apple Hunt of 2020

All children (up through Grade 12) are invited to participate in The Great Apple Hunt of 2020.

CLICK HERE to view The Great Apple Hunt details and to download the challenges!

 

Call to Artists: 12th Annual Scarecrow Festival

Now is the time to register to participate in the Downtown Manchester 12th Annual Scarecrow Festival! Businesses, organizations, and interested individuals and families are invited to create a family-friendly scarecrow for display on our Downtown Manchester Main Street. The scarecrows will be on display from October 10th to October 24th.

Each year approximately 30-35 participants decorate Main Street with their creative scarecrows. Visitors from around the region come to stroll Main Street, take photos with the scarecrows, and discover our downtown businesses.

The scarecrows will also be featured on the Downtown Manchester ScareCrow Festival Facebook page as well as the DMSSD Facebook Page and Instagram @downtownmanchesterct.

You are invited to create a scarecrow that highlights your business, hobbies, or other interests. We are always amazed by the creativity of our participants. We only ask that scarecrows are family-friendly and avoid political themes.

CLICK HERE to download our participation forms. Registration forms must be submitted by Wednesday, 9/30/2020. You can also CLICK HERE to register with our online form!

You can contact us with any questions. We are happy to help! DMSSD@Manchesterct.gov, 860-645-2101.

The Scarecrow Festival is sponsored by the Downtown Manchester Special Services District with support from Crimson Art Box.

Below are just a few of the scarecrows from last year. View more of last year’s photos online!

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You Eat, We Treat Promotion

You Eat, We Treat Promotion

2020 Biennial Election for the Board of Commissioners of the Downtown Manchester Special Services District

PDF DMSSD To Office of the Town Clerk 2020 Biennual Election

March 7 DMSSD Commission Meeting Inclement Weather Cancellation Policy

DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICT

INCLEMENT WEATHER MEETING CANCELLATION POLICY

 

The March meeting of the Downtown Special Services District (SSD) is scheduled for Wed. March 7 at 8AM at Work_Space, 901-903 Main St.  In the event of inclement weather the SSD meeting cancellation policy is as follows: If Manchester Public Schools are cancelled due to inclement weather the meeting will be canceled and a new meeting date will be set. If Manchester Public Schools are delayed, the meeting will go on as scheduled.

Invitation to Bid: Contract Parking Lot and Public Area Maintenance and Landscape Services Due: March 12, 2018

DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICT

983 MAIN STREET SUITE 10

MANCHESTER, CT 06040

PHONE: 860 645-2101

CONTRACT PROPOSAL FOR

CONTRACT PARKING LOT AND PUBLIC AREA MAINTENANCE

AND LANDSCAPE SERVICES

DATE OF BID OPENING: March 12, 2018 TIME: 11 AM

INVITATION TO BID

The Downtown Manchester Special Services District, located in Manchester, CT, will receive sealed bids in the Office of the Downtown Manchester Special Services District, 983 Main Street, Suite 10, Manchester, CT, until 11:00 AM on Monday, March 12, 2018 for the following:

CONTRACT PARKING LOT AND PUBLIC AREA MAINTENANCE

AND LANDSCAPE SERVICES.

A mandatory walk through of the service areas will take place on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 10 AM with a rain date of Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10 AM. Prospective bidders should meet at the Downtown District Office, 983 Main St. Suite 10, Manchester, CT.

The Downtown Manchester Special Services District is an equal opportunity employer and requires an affirmative action policy for all its contractors and vendors as a condition of doing business with the District, per Federal Order 11246.

Bid forms, plans, and specifications are available at the Office of the Downtown Manchester Special Services District, 983 Main Street, Suite 10, Manchester, CT or by calling (860) 645-2101. Bid prices may not be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after opening.

DMSSD Annual Meeting January 24, 2018

AGENDA

ANNUAL MEETING
DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER SPECIAL SERVICES DISTRICT

INCLEMENT WEATHER DATE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018
8 AM
LINCOLN CENTER HEARING ROOM
494 MAIN STREET
MANCHESTER, CT 06040

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. PRESENTATION OF PROPOSED 2018-19 BUDGET

3. PRIORITIES FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR

4. Year in Review 2017

5. COMMENTS & QUESTIONS

6. OTHER BUSINESS

7. ADJOURN

Press Release: Road Race Saturday In Downtown Manchester

ROAD RACE SATURDAY IN DOWNTOWN MANCHESTER
NOV. 18, 2017 FROM 10AM TO 2PM

Manchester, CT After the Little Manchester Road Race ends the fun continues in Downtown Manchester!

Downtown Manchester will hold its first Road Race Saturday celebration on Saturday, Nov. 18 from, 10AM to 2PM on the day of the Little Manchester Road Race.

1,000 children will participate in the Little Manchester Road Race in Charter Oak Park on Nov. 18th. They will be cheered-on by 1,500 adults. The historic town center of Downtown Manchester is just a short walk from the Race site. The Downtown District, in cooperation with the Manchester Road Race, has planned am a variety of fun, post-race activities that are easily accessible to Race participants.

Attendees can follow colorful turkey footprints along the Main Street sidewalks to participating businesses.

Turkey costume characters will stroll Main Street offering opportunities for photo ops.
Free face painting for kids will be offered at Silk City Coffee, 763 Main St. and Beauty by Dezign, 24 Birch St.

Additional costume characters will greet attendees at Beauty 911 Skin Lounge, 41 Purnell Place.

Four Downtown restaurants will offer “Bib” specials for children who present their Little Manchester Road Race “Bib”. They include:
Mulberry Street, 981-985 Main St. – 11:30 to 2 – fried dough sampling and how to make a vegetable animal demo
Lucky Taco , 829 Main St. – 11 to 2 – mini taco sampling and surprise activity
Filomena’s, 775 Main St., – 11 to 2 – mini cannoli sampling
Corey’s Catsup & Mustard, 623 Main St., 11:30 to 2 – free lunch for child runners
Antonio’s Pizza Restaurant, 832 Main St., 11 to 2 – slice of cheese pizza & a can of soda or bottle of water for $2.95 plus tax

Leading up to and concluding on Road Race Saturday is a Downtown Window Scavenger Hunt. Beginning Nov. 6th colorful silhouettes of child runners have been placed in storefront windows along Main St. from School St. to Brainard Place. Participants can count the number of runners and enter their count by going to: downtownmanchester.org/scavenger-hunt/ Winners will be selected from among the correct entries. First, second and third place prizes will include a Ukulele from Beller’s Music and handsome half-zip Road Race sweatshirts from the Manchester Road Race Committee. The contest will end at 5PM on Nov. 18th.

Downtown Manchester businesses are excited about developing a new tradition in conjunction with the Little Manchester Road Race: Road Race Saturday in Downtown Manchester.

Abundant and convenient parking make it easy for Little Manchester Road Race participating families to park Downtown and walk to Charter Oak Park and/or back to the Downtown for post event fun.

For more information go to the Downtown Manchester Special Services District Facebook page or call 860 645-2101.

Downtown Manchester Strategic Planning Workshop Summary 2017

The following PDF contains the results of the Strategic Planning Workshop from February 25, 2017.

LR – Manchester Strategic Planning Workshop – Workshop Summary Final