Sunday, June 13, 2010  |  Black Rock, CT   


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Volunteers are needed at all the events. If you are interested in volunteering on Black Rock Day, please e-mail the BRCC.

START YOUR SUMMER RIGHT!  Enjoy a great day watching the Best Small Parade in America, rooting for your favorite Bed Race team, and enjoying live music from Simple Jim at Ellsworth Field!

Black Rock Day has tons of fun for everyone including great food from area restaurants, beer, and plenty of activities for the kids, including pony rides, games and face painting.

A huge thank you to our major sponsors:

  • Bruce and Michele Hubler

  • Captain’s Cove Seaport

  • Fayerweather Yacht Club

  • Hemingway Cabinetry

  • H.R. Candee Construction

  • S.S. Norden Club

  • Wheelabrator Technologies

Congratulations to Kim Goodman of Brewster Street, the winner of our Black Rock Day 2010 Theme Contest!  Kim's idea was the inspiration for this year's theme....

"Black Rock Rocks the Decades!"

This year on Black Rock Day we're celebrating the sites and sounds of the decades!  From Poodle Skirts and The Platters to Parachute Pants and all things Madonna and MJ.  From Bell Bottoms, Go-Go Boots and the Beatles to 90's Grunge and MC Hammer.  From the Roaring 20's to the Millennium and everything in between, we want to see what you've got!  And we want everyone to get in on this...not just those with houses on the parade route.

Because on Sunday, June 13, 2010 Black Rock is Rockin' The Decades!!!

For a .pdf version of the BRD flyer to hang in your store or share with your friends, click here.

A Full Day of Fun Events - There's Something for Everyone!

9:00 AM - 'Run for the Rock' Road Race

28th annual run through Black Rock! A scenic, mostly flat course through out historic neighborhood. The race will start and end at the SS Norden Club on Seabright Avenue, within steps of a small beach to unwind after the run!

Only $20 Registration Fee When Paid in Advance, $25 on Race Day Ages 70 and over - Free Walkers are encouraged to join us. Street parking only.

The SS Norden Club will also be hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 9-11 am.  Tickets are $6 for adults / $3 for children under 12 and can be purchased at the door.

View a larger map of the race route | Download the flyer and entry form | Register online

11:30 AM - Black Rock Bed Race
3rd Annual Belly-Splitting Race for Slumber Pride! Racers and their beds should arrive at the Brewster Street flagpole at 11 am.  Prizes will be awarded!

NOTE: Your safety is very important to us. Please wear good running shoes. NO flip-flops, sandals or bare feet allowed. Accidents may occur such as falling on pavement, scrapes, bruises, tripping, collisions, etc. Safety gear is recommended.

Download the flyer

12:00 PM - 'Best Small Parade in America'
Hailed as the "Best Small Parade in America," the Black Rock Day Parade winds from the Burroughs Community Center to Ellsworth Field.  Bands, floats, local groups and celebs will be part of the event.  Pick your spot so you won't miss a thing!

The parade winds through the neighborhood streets and past the official reviewing stand at Ellsworth Field.  Parade participants include The Connecticut Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Black Rock Fife and Drum Corps, local schools, civic organizations, dignitaries and much more!

This year's Grand Marshal is Walter Stachacz.  Mr. Stachacz is a long time resident of Black Rock, a World War II veteran and has been very involved in community matters as well as being a faithful member of St. Ann Parish. 
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Black Rock Day Festival
Listen to the music of Simple Jim, dine on award-winning local cuisine and enjoy the camaraderie that makes Black Rock such a one of a kind place!

Black Rock merchandise will be available and there will be plenty of fun-filled activities for the kids, including arts and crafts and pony rides!



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Black Rock Community Council
2470 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 334-0293 Ext. 104