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Discover Downtown As Danbury Hosts International Jane Jacobs Walk

CityCenter Danbury is hosting a free 2-mile walk Sunday in honor of the late Jane Jacobs.
CityCenter Danbury is hosting a free 2-mile walk Sunday in honor of the late Jane Jacobs. Photo Credit: Wikipedia.

DANBURY, Conn. – CityCenter Danbury is hosting a free 2-mile walk Sunday in honor of the late Jane Jacobs.

Jacobs, who died at the age of 89 in 2006, was an activist and writer who introduced groundbreaking ideas about how cities can evolve and function, according to a press release.

Danbury’s rendition of the international Jane Jacobs Walk will begin at 1 p.m., with opportunities to enjoy light food and meet with local photographers, artists and CityCenter officials.

The actual walk will start at 2 p.m. and last about two hours.

Participants will walk throughout CityCenter.

The meeting spot will be CityCenter’s new office spaces at 268 Main St.

The Jane Jacobs Walk will end at the 287 Gallery and Meeting Place. Artist Tom Wolff, who currently has an exhibit at the location, plans to be on-site to greet people.

Stops are wheelchair-accessible.

Attendance is limited, and advance registration is required.

Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and are welcome to take pictures to share on social media sites such as Instagram.

RSVP by emailing CityCenter Danbury or calling 203-792-1711.

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