Wednesday, December 12, 2012

New Haven: “Bells on Bobtail will ring across the Green”

NEW HAVEN The  New Haven Parks Department and  Department of Transportation, Traffic and Parking together will offer free festive horse drawn carriage rides around the city Green, according to a statement. 

The carriage rides will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays on Dec. 15 and Dec. 22.  

"Take a step back in time and pile onto a carriage and circle the New Haven's picturesque lower Green," the statement said. "This season’s holiday tree is the perfect backdrop for a special ride."  

“A horse draw carriage ride around the Green is a wonderful piece to a great evening of shopping, dining and entertainment in New Haven.  I hope residents and visitors alike will take advantage of all that New Haven has to offer this holiday season” said Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., also in the statement.

The city also is offering two hours of free on-street parking in select shopping areas. Free meters will be marked with the green bags. The free-parking locations for the next two Saturdays are:  

  • December 15: Whitney Avenue from Wall Street to Trumbull Street
  • December 22: Chapel Street from York to Howe

The Broadway Center Lot is also offering free parking for up to 6 hours, with a same day receipt of $15.00 or more, the statement said.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.  The photo, used for illusatraiotn, is by Melanie Stengel

New Haven to offer free horse drawn carriage rides

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