This Sunday brings bittersweetest of feelings. As yet another football season comes to an end, it is the biggest event of the year to the great many fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers (and probably Green Bay Packers, too, though they don't seem to be as, um, abundant). Even if you could care less about the Super Bowl, or even the commercials, given the week spent in confinement of our own homes we've just had, Patch thought it might be nice to share a few ways to get out and about this Super Bowl Sunday.
If you’re looking for the real (sit down and watch the game) deal, The Scoreboard Sports Bar and Grill at 12 Selden St., will be showing the big game. Lunch is served starting at noon, if you have plans to watch the game elsewhere and just want to get in the mood. The menu, available for lunch and dinner, features a nice variety of burgers, sandwiches and salads. Appetizers include onion rings, nachos, fresh mozzarella and the Big Game Platter, which includes wings, sweet potato fries, sliders and buffalo shrimp, served with house-made dipping sauces. Scoreboard also has a children’s menu and dessert.
The holds A Super Bowl Sunday Family Concert from 2-3 p.m., featuring the band Boogie Chillun’. During their Roots of America concert at the Center Gym, children and adults can enjoy ragtime, swing, R&B and even hip hop music. The multi-cultural music group formed in 1991 in New Haven by Vaughn Collins and Derek Graham. The band is a crowd favorite and will entertain and educate fans of all ages.
If you're looking to find a little 'me time' Sunday afternoon, Rabbi Shefa Gold, an internationally known teacher in the Jewish Renewal Movement, will be hosting devotional healing program at the Jewish Community Center Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Gold, a pioneer in bringing the spiritual practices of chanting healing, community building, and meditation to the Jewish world, will present this experiential workshop entitled, "An Afternoon of Devotional Healing: Opening our Hearts in Challenging Times." Cost is $25 if pre-registered or $30 at the door. To pre-register by phone, call Ruth Gross at 203-387-2522, ext. 310.
The on Meetinghouse Lane in Woodbridge celebrates its annual fundraiser "Souper Sunday" after the 10 a.m. church service. Enjoy homemade soups and breads for a hearty lunch before the Superbowl Game. Cost is $5 per person and funds raised will help support the church's summer mission trip.
Now, if you're looking to really get out and move Sunday, a 5K might be up your alley. The Run for Refugees Benefit kicks off from the Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven at 10 a.m. Sunday and supports IRIS—Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, a group that helps refugees and other displaced people establish new lives, regain hope, and contribute to the vitality of Connecticut’s communities All runners will get a race t-shirt. Runners and walkers are encouraged to support their favorite football team with jerseys and costumes. Prizes will be awarded for the best individual and group costumes and best Statue of Liberty costume. After the race, stick around for the post race party featuring live music & international food. Register online at www.jbsports.com.