Silas Bronson Library

Italian Heritage Celebration at Silas Bronson

Waterbury UNICO, in conjunction with the Silas Bronson Library, is hosting virtual Celebration of Italian Heritage for the entire family at 1pm on Saturday, January 9th.  The zoom event features  Angela Buzzelli reading Tomie DePaola's "The Legend of LaBefana", an Italian folklore tale centered around the Feast of the Epiphany and a musical performance by Vittorio DiCarlo, an Italian-American singer from Puglia, Italy.  There is no charge for the event however advanced registration is require

Celebrating Juneteenth In Downtown Waterbury

Hundreds or Waterbury residents marched through the streets of downtown to celebrate Juneteenth, a holiday to celebrate freedom from slavery for Black Americans.


Story and Photographs

By John Murray


   Juneteenth was celebrated with a joyful expression of Black culture by more than 300 marchers who filled downtown Waterbury with songs, poetry, dance, and with demands for equality and justice.


   The Juneteenth Unity Rally was organized by the Waterbury Strong Community Collective whose founders are Demetre Coles, Tyler McElrath, Dwayne Pittman, Jessica Ervin and Jalia West. They are young, they are proud, and they organized a positive expression of Black culture.