Date: May 23, 2024
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Manhattan Day on June 1st in Manhattan, KS

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Manhattan Day is supported by local businesses and organizations in Manhattan, KS to foster community in our neighborhoods and town!

This local event is a way to celebrate our vibrant community and began in 2000 by Ed and Ned Seaton. Over the years, Manhattan Day has grown into a beloved local tradition. Manhattan Day is a unique celebration where neighborhoods across town will host gatherings, from picnics and cookouts to block parties and barbecues. The event takes place on the first Saturday in June, commemorating the historical union of two settler groups in 1855 that formed Manhattan.

Since its inception, The Mercury has sponsored Manhattan Day, with additional support from the city government and Dillons. This year, The Mercury, shared that they will welcome additional event sponsors Manhattan Broadcasting, Wal-Mart, Chick-fil-A, and the Flint Hills Breadbasket.

The heart of Manhattan Day is the opportunity to reconnect with neighbors. In our busy, modern lives, it’s easy for us not to get to know our neighbors like we used to. This event is about fostering a sense of community in our neighborhoods and our town. Whether the event is big or small, the goal is the same, to bring people together.

Find details below and on The Mercury website then plan your neighborhood party! Make sure to message The Mercury and update them on your neighborhood events!

How to Participate

  1. Plan Your Gathering: Decide on the type of event you want to host in your neighborhood.
  2. Request Free Supplies: If you need hot dogs and buns, submit a request by May 24. Dillons and Wal-Mart are generously providing these supplies, but requests must be made in advance through our Manhattan Day Request Form.
  3. Block Party Permits: For street closures, contact the city government at 785-587-2480 or email The city has waived the usual fees for this special day.
  4. Pick Up Supplies: Neighborhood representatives can collect their reserved supplies at the Flint Hills Breadbasket on May 31, between noon and 4 p.m.

Important Dates

  • Manhattan Day: June 1
  • Request Deadline: May 24
  • Supply Pick-Up: May 31, noon to 4 p.m.

For more information and to submit your requests, visit

I look forward to seeing everyone come together for a day of fun and community spirit!

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