DANBURY, Conn. -- How often do you truly explore your own neighborhood or a community nearby? Start exploring Danbury at World Food Day on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in CityCenter.
The event is free.
"Joining in sharing such worldwide urban community celebrations is a delight," said Ted Killmer, a Danbury Downtown resident and international festival enthusiast. Killmer will be guiding the celebration of World Food Day throughout CityCenter's Main Street business district.
World Food Day coincides with Danbury Restaurant Week .
"There are many local, national and international urban celebrations. By walking (through the) downtown environments, they become inspiring and significant parts of an impactful, international movement that cherishes place making," he said.
"City living is now the trend, from Iceland to Belgium to South Africa to Argentina. The intention of coming together as curious, creative members of a worldwide community as urban and arts enthusiasts is of enormous import(ance)" Killmer said.
He has recently conceived DisH Living (Downtown is Happening) as an outlet for his walking endeavors, each of which will be announced throughout the year.
According to Killmer, the "World Food Day' walk will include a pre-sneak stop at an upstart Main Street eatery, a visit to an Asian Market, a taste of Brooklyn, a visit to the Danbury Farmers Market, a marathon fill-the-basket spree for one walker at Hat City Market and an art reception at @287 Gallery & Meeting Place.
The @287 Gallery & Meeting Place is the home of the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut. Alicia Ghio, culinary writer for Tribuna Connecticut and author of the food blog "Local Food Rocks," will join the walk to add commentary and some surprises.
This project is supported in part by the Cultural Alliance of Western Connecticut in partnership with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
In addition, it also receives support by CityCenter Danbury.
The World Food Day walk is free, though tips are welcome. As much as possible, stops are wheelchair accessible, family friendly and do not require difficult climbs. Attendance is limited.
"It's the DisH," said Killmer, "Downtown is Happening. Oh, and wear comfortable shoes, bring your camera and a tote bag."
Reservations are required. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and number of people who will be attending as well as a phone contact to confirm. The walk program is subject to change.