I was in Kindergarten when A New Hope hit the big screen in 1977. Mesmerized would be a good way to put my demeanor watching that movie for the first time, the second time, the third time, and so on and so forth. Yea, I am one of those “Star Wars Nerds.” So much, in fact, I have a Star Wars tattoo. My more-than-significant other surprised me with a birthday tattoo, my very first at the age of 46. She took me to a shop in Elmsford, NY and I could not be happier with how it came out and what they say about tattoos is correct, it’s addicting. I will be taking suggestions on where to get more tattoos, but that is a conversation for later.

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As I am writing this article, the day is May the 4, Star Wars Day for those of us who are fans of the movie franchise. The name for this day is a play on the famous movie line “May The Force Be With You,” a line uttered billions of times by billions of people over the past 45 years. (Not to mention the billions of dollars that phrase has earned George Lucas since that Summer of 1977.)

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Star Wars is for everyone, the fans that have been there since the early days of Star Wars to the brand new fans that are being captivated with all the new stuff like The Mandalorian and Kenobi on Disney+.

Some local events celebrating Star Wars Day include storytime and something called enviromagic from Mister C at the Silas Bronson Library in Waterbury. It's an outdoor show on the Library plaza from 4 to 5 PM. Mark Hamill, Mr. Star Wars, next to George L. himself, chimes in on the Twitter.

Other Star Wars Day activities come to us from the Hartford Yard Goats. If you like Minor League Baseball, the New York Mets Affiliate will have character appearances, Jedi Training, a scavenger hunt, and more.

We cannot forget Taco Bachi in New Milford with a Star Wars Day Celebration of their own. Maybe they have Star Wars Taco or a Jabba Burrito or a Chewbacca Churro?... Currently calling to find out.

Have a tremendous Star Wars Day Earthlings and of course May the Force (4th) Be With You!

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