"Last year’s event saw over 1,200 people come out in a celebration of our city," organizers said in a statement. "This year we are partnering with other churches and organizations from around our city and expect to see in excess of 2,000 people attend.
"The main focus of the event is to show love to our city and provide a time where families and people of all ages can come and gather in a celebration of all that is good about New Haven."
The event will include free food and beverages, "and all the free fun that people can handle."
Among highlight will be pizza donated by famous local New Haven pizzerias, snowcones, rock climbing wall, pictures with Elmo, super heroes, and other costumed characters, an art wall, moon bounces, live music and an inspirational message from Justin Kendrick, the statement said.
The goal is "to get 2,000 people from every walk of life out on Saturday afternoon to see if we can spread a little love to our city. We would like to invite you to come and join us on this day," the statement said.
For more information, visit www.iheartnewhaven.org or call (203) 907-7922.