Published on July 22, 2022

HARTFORD, CONN (July 22, 2022) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that, due to the heat advisory in effect this weekend, the City will be rescheduling Sunday’s DominGO! Hartford event on Park Street to Sunday, September 25th.

“With forecasts above 90 degrees on Sunday, along with oppressive humidity and a heat index that could reach triple digits, we will be postponing our DominGO! open-streets festival on Park Street, out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our residents,” said Mayor Bronin. “I want to thank everyone who contributed to planning for this Sunday’s festivities, from the team at Hartford HealthCare to our partners, volunteers, and City team. We encourage our residents to keep themselves and their family hydrated and cool this weekend. We look forward to welcoming bikers, runners, and people of all ages back to Park Street on September 25th to enjoy open, car-free public spaces.”

“Safety is a core value at Hartford HealthCare. We are grateful for our partnership with the city and the decision to ensure the safety of our community by cancelling this weekend’s event. Thank you to all of our Hartford Hospital colleagues, local businesses, and community organizations who continue to support this great event,” said Bimal Patel, Hartford Hospital President.

Due to the heat, the City of Hartford will continue to be operating cooling centers this weekend, and the Hartford Fire Department will hand out water to residents throughout the City. Locations and hours are listed below:

Downtown Library
500 Main St.
Saturday: 9:00-5:00

North End Senior Center
80 Coventry Street
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-5:00

South End Wellness Senior Center
830 Maple Avenue
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00-5:00

DominGO! Hartford is the City’s inaugural open-streets program, where miles of streets are transformed into car-free public spaces, connecting our communities and creating new places for fun, healthy activity for all ages and abilities. Community members will be able to enjoy biking, walking, running, and exercising, as well as visiting local businesses, eating at neighborhood restaurants, and enjoying activity hubs located along the route. The program is presented in partnership with Hartford HealthCare. For more information, visit https://www.domingohartford.com/.

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