Join us For Fun and Learning! Amistad Family Day

Join us For Fun and Learning! Amistad Family Day

The visit of the Amistad Ship to Hartford will pay honor to and acknowledge the resiliency and determination of the Mende captives during the 1839 Amistad Uprising. Discovering Amistad recognizes the significance of their fight for freedom, and its relevance to social and racial justice today, and in particular to the City of Hartford and Connecticut’s Old State House.

Family Fun Day
Mortensen Riverfront Plaza | Sunday, September 19th

1 pm – 5 pm FREE of Charge Event |

We are following City of Hartford COVID protocols.

  • Dockside Education and Tours Aboard The Tall Ship Amistad
  • Entertainment and performances


  • Free Book Giveaways by the Hartford Public Library
  • United Way Information Center
  • CT Science Center Information Center
  • Faith Congregational Church Information Center
  • Food Vendors

See information below on events, the calendar, and directions to the riverfront.

Click here for up-to-date event schedule.

FINAL-DA21 AFJ Family Day Event 8-18-21
Directions-to Riverfront