Media Advisory: On Wednesday, Mayor Justin Elicker, Discovering Amistad & Others to Welcome the Schooner Amistad Back to its Homeport at Long Wharf Pier

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Jun 28, 2022, 6:24:13 PMJun 28
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MAYOR JUSTIN M. ELICKER

CITY OF NEW HAVEN

 

*** MEDIA ADVISORY ***

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

 

MAYOR JUSTIN ELICKER, DISCOVERING AMISTAD & OTHERS TO WELCOME THE SCHOONER AMISTAD BACK TO ITS HOMEPORT AT LONG WHARF PIER

 

Special free community events scheduled between June 30 – July 3rd

 

NEW HAVEN, CT – On Wednesday, June 29 at 1 p.m., Mayor Justin Elicker will join Paula Mann Agnew (Executive Director of Discovering Amistad) and others to welcome the return of the Schooner Amistad to its homeport of New Haven at Long Wharf Pier (389 Long Wharf Drive) and to promote the upcoming series of special free public events occurring from June 30th to July 3rd.

 

The event will include a brief program, remarks and a tour of the Schooner Amistad to celebrate and promote the vessel’s visit to New Haven as part of its “2022 Voyage for Freedom” tour.

Free dockside tours, a film discussion of Stephen Spielberg’s Amistad, and an artist’s showcase are among the special public events scheduled between June 30th and through July 3rd.  Additional details about all the public events can be found here.

Discovering Amistad is a nonprofit educational organization that provides full-year programming on the Amistad in classrooms and at historic sites of partner organizations.   

DETAILS:

 

WHAT:

Welcome ceremony & tour of the Schooner Amistad and promotion of “2022 Voyage of Freedom” public events.

WHEN: 

Wednesday, June 29 at 1 p.m.  

 

WHERE:

Long Wharf Pier, 389 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven. 

WHO:

  • Mayor Justin Elicker;
  • Paula Mann Agnew and board members of Discovering Amistad;
  • Kai M. Perry and members of the Amistad Committee, Inc;
  • Charles Warner, CT Freedom Trail;
  • Althea Norcott, New Haven Sister Cities;
  • Margaret Anne Tockarshewsky, New Haven Museum.
  • Others.

 

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Press Contact:

Lenny H. Speiller (he/him)

Director of Communications

Mayor Justin Elicker | City of New Haven

165 Church Street | New Haven, CT 06511

Phone: 203-725-4249

Email: Lspe...@newhavenct.gov  

 

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