Deadlines are approaching for neighborhoods to participate in the annual Manhattan Day celebration.
Manhattan Day is held the first Saturday in June to mark the occasion in 1855 when two groups of settlers joined together to form Manhattan. This year, the date is Saturday, June 1.
The idea behind the event, which is coordinated by The Mercury, is to get neighbors together. There is no central event; it is really just a collection of neighborhood picnics, cookouts, block parties and other gatherings.