Cutting the ribbon on the celebration. From left to right: BLOOM Owner Alisha Crutchfield, City Economic Development Administrator Mike Piscitelli, Stetson Branch Manager Diane Brown, Black Haven Founder and Director Salwa Abdussabur, State Senior Development Specialist Lindy Lee Gold, Filmmaker and Musician Kolton Harris, and City Cultural Affairs Director Adriane Jefferson. Lucy Gellman Photos.
The Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT) and Connecticut Community Outreach Revitalization Program (ConnCORP) hosted “Thank You Dixwell Community” Block Party last Saturday in the parking lot behind Dixwell Plaza. The location builds on a budding relationship between Stetson Library, which was located in the plaza for years and is now moving to the Q House, and ConnCAT. Sam Hadelman tells the story in photos from the event.