Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:00am – 5:00pm

2019 Litchfield House Tour and Garden Stroll

Sponsored by: The Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic

A historic Open House Tour on July 12 and 13, 2019 is being planned by The Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR).  The Aid’s Sixty-Seventh Open House Day will be a one-mile walking tour within the Borough of Litchfield, a National Historic Landmark District.*  The Tour will benefit the CJR, a Litchfield-based non-profit organization that helps children, youth and families in 13 locations across Connecticut.
The rain or shine benefit will begin with a Preview Tour and Party on Friday, July 12, followed by a tour from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, July 13.  The 2019 event will feature nine notable homes, the majority of which are located on Litchfield’s stately North and South Streets.  Representative of Litchfield’s 300-year history, the tour will feature houses that date from a relocated 1685 Saltbox and will take guests through three centuries, ending with a stunning 1954 Marcel Breuer Mid-Century Modern home. The homes on tour, including Georgian, Greek Revival, Colonial, Victorian-Italianate, and of course the prevailing Litchfield Colonial Revival style, have been selected to capture over 300 years of village life and architectural interest in the thriving, vibrant center of Northwestern Connecticut.  Further details about the event will be announced later this year. 
Established in 1911 by a small group of Litchfield women, The Litchfield Aid of CJR has supported the programs and facilities of the Connecticut Junior Republic for more than 100 years and currently has nearly 100 members.  The Aid conducted an annual Litchfield House Tour for 66 years, between the summers of 1934 and 2013.  During 2014 and 2017, the Aid conducted other successful local events. Since its inception, The Litchfield Aid’s activities have netted in excess of $2.5 million to support CJR programs and services.
* The Borough of Litchfield, Connecticut reflects over 300 years of American history throughout the structures comprising the Borough and its Historic District. In 1959, the entire Borough was designated a Historic District by a special act of the Connecticut General Assembly. Later, the Litchfield Historic District and several buildings received even more prestigious designations as National Historic Landmarks, the highest recognition for culturally and historically significant sites in the U.S.
Media releases later this year will provide further details on The Litchfield Aid’s Tercentennial Open House Day.  For promotional opportunities in advance of next year’s Open House event,  please contact Hedy Barton at the number below.
Founded in 1904, the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) provides residential and community-based care, treatment, education and family support for vulnerable at-risk, special needs and troubled young people so they may become productive and fulfilled members of their homes, schools and communities.  Today, the organization’s combined programs serve approximately 2,000 boys and girls annually in 13 locations throughout Connecticut.
A private charitable organization, the Connecticut Junior Republic is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).  CJR is supported by gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations, and through service contracts funded by the Judicial Branch Court Support Services Division (JBCSSD), the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF), the Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS), and by Connecticut’s public schools.  For further information on CJR’s programs, please contact Hedy Barton, Director of Development and Public Relations (860) 567-9423, extension 252; or by email: hbarton@cjryouth.org.

Admission: $65.00
Litchfield Town Green
North and South Streets
Litchfield
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:32pm

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Yesterday’s Headlines at the Derby Public Library

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Participants will be taken back to 1918, 1943, and 1968 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley. Rob has specialized in presenting local history in fun, interactive formats for both general and specific audiences for more than 20 years. He is past Director of Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian. In addition he has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and has been a popular historical columnist.

Space is limited so registration is required online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:59am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Sun Nov 4, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Victorian Tea

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

The Victorian Tea at the Mansion will feature a talk entitled, Edith Wharton: Women, High Society, and Art, 1870-1920 by Dr. Emily J. Orlando, a leading expert on renowned author Edith Wharton. Dr. Orlando is the author of Edith Wharton and the Visual Arts and co-editor with Meredith Goldsmith of the peer-reviewed book, Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism (2016).  Dr. Orlando is currently editing Volume 6 of The Complete Works of Edith Wharton: Writings on Architecture, Design, and Gardens for Oxford University Press. The program will include a hat contest, a silent auction, and a formal traditional English tea for anyone looking to escape everyday life surrounded by the timeless splendor of this iconic National Historic Landmark.

Admission: $35 members/$45 non
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Ave
Norwalk
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Sat Nov 3, 2018 6:00pm – 11:00pm

2018 Friends of YNHCH Ball

Sponsored by: Friends of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

Join the Friends of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital for a fun-filled, elegant evening of dining, dancing and auction bidding in support of pediatric medicine.  Highlighting this memorable evening will be the presentation of the Marna P. Borgstrom Lifetime Friend Award to Harvey, Janet and Liza Adelberg to recognize their years of support of the Friends of Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital.

Admission: $200 per person
Grassy Hill Country Club
441 Clark Lane
Orange
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Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Travel with the Victorians Gala

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

This Gala will feature Silent and Live auctions, a black-tie dinner, exhibit previews, and a special presentation by globe trotter and renowned travel historian Tony Perrottet, a contributing writer to numerous national and international publications including: Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, Esquire, Outside, Afar, and the London Sunday Times. Perrottet is the author of five books and his travel stories have been translated into a dozen languages and widely anthologized, having been selected six times for the Best American Travel Writing series. He is also a regular television guest on the History Channel, where he has spoken about everything from the Crusades to the birth of disco.

Admission: $200
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Ave
Norwalk
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Sat Oct 13 – Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:00am – 5:00pm

Brickworld Fort Wayne 2018 LEGO Fan Exposition

Sponsored by: Brickworld LLC

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 10 am - 5 pm

Brickworld is excited to be partnering with the Fort Wayne LEGO Users Group to bring their premiere LEGO display and exposition to Fort Wayne for the 8th consecutive year!

Once again, on Saturday and Sunday of the event, the displayers will put their creations on display in 32,000 square feet of space for the public to enjoy at the Grand Wayne Convention Center.

Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun!  See spectacular creations all built from LEGO bricks by local LEGO enthusiasts. Enjoy interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, fighting robots, seek and finds, etc.  Buy your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors.

Buy public day tickets online at or at the door.

Admission: $8 - $11
Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne
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Mon Oct 8, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Sat Oct 6, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:00pm

Constitutional Convention: Creating A Constitution

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Over this three-part series, Professor Howard Blau will discuss equal rights, the balance of power, term limits, health care, the penal system, immigration, electoral college vs. popular vote, the tax system, the death penalty, and the second amendment.

Part III - Final Draft

Admission: Free
Ives Main Library
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:00am – 5:00pm

Old-Fashioned Flea Market

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

Flea Market shoppers looking for bargains and treasures might have that opportunity at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Old-Fashioned Flea Market where more than 80 vendors will be offering a variety of items including antiques, repurposed furniture, collectibles, jewelry, specialty foods, crafts, household items, clothing, and toys. The Museum will be open for $5 mini-tours and feature a White Elephant table where visitors can shop for rare finds. Trendy food trucks will serve edibles to satisfy all palates, while a classic and antique car show will entertain shoppers of all ages.

Admission: Free
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Avenue
Norwalk
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Mon Sep 3, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Sat Sep 1, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm

SKIYPE Book Discussion with Karen White

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Karen’s roots run deep in the South where many of her novels are set.  Her intricate plot lines and compelling characters charm and captivate readers with just the right mix of family drama, mystery, intrigue and romance.


Karen White will be discussing her novel Flight Patterns. This is a book that is hard to put down until the last secret is uncovered and the last mystery resolved. The true beauty of White’s writing comes in her creation of characters. It is one of the most satisfying stories you will read all summer long.

Although we will be discussing Flight Patterns with the author,  participants are welcome to attend and ask questions unrelated to the book.

Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public. Multiple copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk.  Drop-ins are welcome—no registration required.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Aug 28 – Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:00am – 5:00pm

The Artists of Gallery One at the John Lyman Center

Sponsored by: The Artists of Gallery One

The work is by a diverse group of mid-career artists who use current modes of expression in a variety of contemporary media. The hanging intentionally emphasizes connections between representational and abstract work. Opening reception on Sunday, September 9 from 2pm to 5pm. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. The show will be available for viewing from August 28 through October 14.

Admission: Free
John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts - Lobby Gallery, Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven
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Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Fanna-Fi-Allah Sufi Qawwali Ensemble

Sponsored by: Fernando Pinto Presents

Live Sufi Qawwali Music is a very healing experience. With a powerful soaring chorus accompanied by energetic rhythms of the tabla and group clapping, Fanna-Fi-Allah gives us a glimpse into the vibrant living musical heart of the sufis and their message of divine love. In many ways the qawwal expresses what we feel, what we cannot put into words.

Admission: $25 - $35
mActivity
285 Nicoll St.
New Haven
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Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am

Wildlife Walk with Ranger Dan

Sponsored by: New Haven Land Trust

Join the New Haven Land Trust as we welcome Ranger Dan Barvir back to Quinnipiac Meadows to host a Wildlife Walk! We will be able to see the animals and birds that make their home in the preserve. We will look for tracks and scat as well, of course. Come check out our beloved preserve in its late-summer beauty and learn from Ranger Dan, a true wildlife expert.

Parking will be available inside the main entrance to the preserve at 1040 Quinnipiac Avenue. Wear long pants and dark socks to ensure tick safety.

This event is sponsored by the Quinnipiac River Fund, Audubon CT, the Woman’s Seamen’s Friend Society, and the Watershed Fund. Kid friendly event.

Admission: Free
Quinnipiac Meadows: Eugene B. Fargeorge Preserve
1040 Quinnipiac Ave
New Haven
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Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:30pm

Yesterday’s Headlines

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Participants will be taken back to 1918, 1943, and 1968 to see what was happening locally 100, 75, and 50 years ago in the Valley.Rob has specialized in presenting local history in fun, interactive formats for both general and specific audiences for more than 20 years. He is past Director of Derby Historical Society and the City of Shelton’s Municipal Historian. In addition he has authored four books through Arcadia Publications, and has been a popular historical columnist.

Space is limited so registration is required online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Aug 13 – Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:00am – 2:00pm

KINDER CAMP

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.  YOU WILL BE REGISTERED FOR ALL FIVE DAYS.  If you’d like, you may register at the More Info. link below, or at the library web site.

Would you like your child to receive a head start?  Come to TEAM’s “Kinder Kamp”!  Our goal is to prepare your child for the structure of a kindergarten day and to introduce them to cooperative learning and listening skills.  Kinder Kamp will expose your child to a combination of academic skills, along with music and movement activities.  This week long program will be facilitated by certified teachers.

NOTE: Space is limited, so register early!

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Tue Aug 7, 2018 5:00pm – 8:00pm

3rd Annual National Night Out

Sponsored by: Tunnel Vizion Entertainment Incorperated, Life Changing Outreach Ministry

We would like for you to join us for this year’s 3rd Annual “National Night Out”. Our hope is to raise awareness about healthy living lifestyles which include, “routine check-ups, healthy dieting, exercise” and much more.  In addition, we hope to build better relationships with law enforcement within our community.  This event will take place at Edgewood Park August 7, 2018 from 5pm-8pm. We are also looking forward to next year’s NNO. The anticipated turn out for this event is approximately 400-500 people with more than half being children. Some of our current partners and/or sponsors include 94.3WYBC, New Haven Police Department, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, City Of New Haven, Subway, Boys and Girls Club of New Haven, New Hope Destiny,  and Life Changing Outreach Ministries. We would love for you to be a part of this event and if interested your donation and or sponsorship for the list provided below would be greatly appreciated.

Admission: Free
Edgewood Park, open space
1345 Ella T. Grasso Blvd
New Haven
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Mon Aug 6 – Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:59am – 2:59pm

Players Camp Session 2

Sponsored by: Elm Shakespeare Company

Session 2 Aug 6-17, 9am -3pm (Aftercare Available)
Tuition: $550
(Scholarship funds available)

Students spend two weeks immersed in an imaginative, supportive, and fun environment taking interactive classes in acting, clowning, stage combat, voice, movement, and theatrical design –all while rehearsing a 30-minute version of one of Shakespeare’s plays.

Campers become their own Renaissance Theatre Troupe, creating costumes, props, and backdrops to create a kid-driven final performance for friends and family on the last day of camp.

To Register visit https://www.elmshakespeare.org/players-camp/

For inquiries call (203) 392-8882
or email Education @elmshakespeare.org

Admission: $550
Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent Street
New Haven
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Thu Aug 2, 2018 10:00am

CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; to register, go to the “More Info.” link below, or to the library’s web site.

The Derby Public Library holds a Crafty Kids program taking place every other week through August 2nd.  The program is open to kids ages 4-11 and offers an opportunity to explore their creativity with art and craft projects. There is no fee to attend and materials will be supplied.  Snacks will also be provided.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Stay Close, Go Far! Housatonic Community Colllege at Derby Public Library

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Have you been thinking about attending or returning to college? Have you avoided it because you think it may be a difficult and complicated process?  Take the time to attend an information session and put yourself on the road to success.

Space is limited so registration is required beginning June 25 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Joseph Marrone has a BS Degree in Sociology and Secondary Education from Sacred Heart University and an MS Degree in Counseling from the University of Bridgeport. Mr. Marrone has worked in higher education for over 25 years as a Director of Admission and Adjunct Professor at several area colleges. He is especially interested in helping adults begin or return to college.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:00pm – 10:30pm

Westside Reggae Festival

Sponsored by: Ives Concert Park

Join us for the 7th Annual Westside Reggae Festival on Saturday, July 28.

Music, food and fun for the whole family. Doors open at 1pm.

Featuring:

  Culture, Wayne Wonder, Half Pint, Derrick Barnett,

Anthem Band, Tales Of Joy

More performers to be announced soon

Admission: Lawn:15;Reserved: 35
Charles Ives Concert Park
43 Lake Ave Ext
Danbury
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Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Opening Reception: Paying Homage: Soil & Site and Ball Snake Ball

Sponsored by: Artspace

Join us for the opening reception of two new exhibitions at Artspace:

Paying Homage: Soil & Site is an exhibition of the work from Artspace’s 2018 Summer Apprenticeship Program with Lead Artist Roberto Lugo, in partnership with Vital New Voices. Learn more: https://artspacenewhaven.org/exhibitions/paying-homage-soil-site/

Ball Snake Ball presents objects and installations by a group of emerging and mid-career artists, based in cities and small towns across the U.S., who use clay to confront issues of environmental justice specific to their communities. Featured artists include: Morel Doucet, Rachel Eng, Shannon Goff, Natalie Kuenzi, Roberto Lugo, and Ruben Olguin. Learn more: https://artspacenewhaven.org/exhibitions/ball-snake-ball/

This event is free and open to the public.

Admission: Free
Artspace
50 Orange Street
New Haven
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Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Harry Potter Book Club

Sponsored by: Ansonia Library

Muggle and Wizard families, children, teen and adults are encouraged to join the library’s Harry Potter Book Club at the Ansonia Library.  We will be discussing one book every other week for the whole summer.  There will be Potter games and trivia for everyone.  You can attend just one week or all of them!  Registration required.  Book club will be limited to 20 participants.  Please register by signing up at the Ansonia Library!

Year 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - 6/25
Year 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 7/12
Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban - 7/26
Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -8/9
Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 8/23
Year 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 9/6
Year 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - 9/20

Admission: Free
Ansonia Library
53 South Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:00pm

Constitutional Convention: Creating A Constitution

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Over this three-part series, Professor Howard Blau will discuss equal rights, the balance of power, term limits, health care, the penal system, immigration, electoral college vs. popular vote, the tax system, the death penalty, and the second amendment.

Part II - Review & Ratify

Admission: Free
Ives Main Library
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:00pm

AARP Fraud Watch Network: The Con Artist Playbook

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Take a look at the psychology behind identity theft, fraud and scams. Through actual footage of scammers, insights and advice, you’ll walk away armed with the tools you need to keep yourself and your family safe. Free! Presented by AARP Connecticut. To register please call (203) 946-8117.

Admission: Free
Mitchell Library
37 Harrison St
New Haven
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Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Willie and Jan Rocks the Derby Public Library with Summer of ‘68 Songs

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Hits include Simon & Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson, Games People Play, Get Together and many Beatles tunes including Norwegian Wood/Nowhere Man, Across the Universe and more!

Space is limited so registration is required beginning June 25 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:00pm – 10:30pm

Mock Stock Tribute band Fest- Metal

Sponsored by: Ives Concert Park and Promotions in Motion

Featuring performances by Halfway to Hell (tribute to AC/DC), Get your Guns (tribute to Guns N Roses), and Four Horsemen (tribute to Metallica)!

Admission: $20 advance $30 door
Ives Concert Park
43 Lake Ave Extension, Western Connecticut State University Westside Campus
Danbury
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:00am

CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; to register, go to the “More Info.” link below, or to the library’s web site.

The Derby Public Library holds a Crafty Kids program taking place every other week through August 2nd.  The program is open to kids ages 4-11 and offers an opportunity to explore their creativity with art and craft projects. There is no fee to attend and materials will be supplied.  Snacks will also be provided.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:00pm

Werner Herzog’s ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Beat the summer heat with a trip to the McMurdo Station in Antarctica by means of Werner Herzog’s ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD. Shot as part of the National Science Foundation’s Antarctic Artists and Writers Program, this Oscar-nominated documentary is dedicated to Roger Ebert, who described it as “a poem of oddness and beauty. Herzog is like no other filmmaker, and to return to him is to be welcomed into a world vastly larger and more peculiar than the one around us.” Critic Mark Oslen remarked, “The images captured by Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger are dazzling all on their own, finding the disorienting psychedelia that is nature at its weirdest.” Introduced by Dr. Jennifer Marlon, Research Scientist at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:29pm – 8:59pm

Connecticut Ballet Presents ‘Ballet Under the Stars’

Sponsored by: Ives Concert Park

On Sunday, July 15, dance will be the featured performance for the Newtown Savings Bank Fine Arts and Family Series at Ives Concert Park at 7:30 p.m.  Connecticut Ballet presents ‘Ballet Under the Stars’ featuring the performance ‘Pulse’ by Darrell Grand Moultrie.

A FREE onstage Ballroom Class will be offered from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. with Ted Thomas instructing. Bring comfortable shoes or sneakers.

Tickets on sale now at
https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1703598?utm_medium=bks

Admission: Varies $5-$10
Charles Ives Concert Park
43 Lake Ave Ext
Danbury
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:00pm

Community Garden

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Come help us care for our community garden supported by the New Haven Land Trust! Whatever your age or ability we can use your help planting, watering, harvesting, and weeding. Thanks to you our garden will be even bigger this year—including fruit trees!

Admission: Free
Fair Haven Library
182 Grand Ave
New Haven
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Sat Jul 14 – Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:00am – 6:00pm

CT Summer Food Truck Fest

Sponsored by: VAP Events

You are invited to CT’s premier Food Truck Festival! A weekend full of delicious food from the State’s top food trucks, the fest will run from 11 AM to 6 PM on both Saturday and Sunday.

FREE ADMISSION
20+ Food Trucks
Craft Beer
Specialty Cocktails
Live Music
Carnival Rides
Kids Activities
Shopping Vendors

There will be indoor and outdoor seating available no matter the weather conditions!

Please message our page or email foodtrucksinthevalley@gmail.com with all vendor inquiries.

Admission: Free
Naugatuck Events Center
6 Rubber Avenue
Naugatuck
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Sat Jul 14 – Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:00am – 6:00pm

CT Summer Food Truck Festival

Sponsored by: V.A.P. Events

FREE ADMISSION
20+ Food Trucks
Menu: https://goo.gl/imLJxQ
Craft Beer, Wine, Cider & Cocktails
Live Music
Carnival Rides & Bounce Houses
Shopping Vendors

There will be indoor and outdoor seating available no matter the weather conditions!

Please message our page or email foodtrucksinthevalley@gmail.com with all vendor inquiries.

Live Music Schedule:

Saturday, July 14th
2-6 PM: Cosmic Banana

Sunday, July 15th
4-6 PM: Chris MacKay & the ToneShifters

Admission: Free
Naugatuck Event Center
6 Rubber Avenue
Naugatuck
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Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:30am – 2:00pm

Second Saturday Tours of the David Humphreys House

Sponsored by: Derby Historical Society

New at the David Humphreys House: Second Saturday Tours

Beginning on July 14th, the General David Humphreys House & Museum will be open for tours, on the second Saturday of each month.  The hours are 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Come and enjoy a a guided tour of the home and birthplace of David Humphreys. The cost is only $5.00 per person!

email info@derbyhistorical.org or
call 203-735-1908 with any questions

Admission: $5.00 per person
David Humphreys House
37 Elm Street
Ansonia
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Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:30pm

SCIENCE OF BUBBLES (Ages 5-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; PLEASE BE SURE TO REGISTER EACH CHILD SEPARATELY. ALSO, PARENTS/CAREGIVERS DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED, ONLY THEIR CHILDREN.  If you’d like, you may register at the More Info. link below, or by going to the library web site.

Children ages 5-11 are invited to make their own bubble solution and learn the science behind bubbles.  This program will be presented by the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S ROOM
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Harry Potter Book Club

Sponsored by: Ansonia Library

Muggle and Wizard families, children, teen and adults are encouraged to join the library’s Harry Potter Book Club at the Ansonia Library.  We will be discussing one book every other week for the whole summer.  There will be Potter games and trivia for everyone.  You can attend just one week or all of them!  Registration required.  Book club will be limited to 20 participants.  Please register by signing up at the Ansonia Library!

Year 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - 6/25
Year 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 7/12
Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban - 7/26
Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -8/9
Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 8/23
Year 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 9/6
Year 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - 9/20

Admission: Free
Ansonia Library
53 South Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Collecting in Victorian America Reception

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

In the 19th century, well before the invention of the Internet, Americans used “leisure time” for a variety of pastimes, one of which was collecting. People obsessed over crazes that swept society—travel, geology, shells, and “orchidelirium,” to name a few, which were diversions from work and the grim realities of the era but also a way to expand on a newfound understanding of the world. Collecting was a serious business; and in time, improved standard of living, transportation technology, manufacturing, and the rise of consumerism enabled Americans across gender and class, to participate in the science.

Admission: $5 members/$10 non
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Ave
Norwalk
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Wed Jul 11 – Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:00pm

Free Vacation Bible School

Sponsored by: Trinity Lutheran and Good Shepherd Episcopal

There will be a joint VBS held by Trinity Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Shelton.  July 11 - 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Moose on the Loose!  Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks! K thru 5th grade.  Call 203-924-4128 for details and to register.

Admission: Free
Trinity Lutheran Church
183 Howe Avenue
Sheltoin
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Wed Jul 11 – Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:00pm – 8:30pm

FREE Vacation Bible School

Sponsored by: Trinity Lutheran Church

Trinity Lutheran Church and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Shelton will hold a FREE Vacation Bible School July 11-13 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity 183 Howe Avenue in Shelton.  The Theme is Moose on the Loose and will include Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks and fun.  Please contact 203-924-4128 for details and to register.

Admission: FREE
Trinity Lutheran Church
183 Howe Avenue
Shelton
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Wed Jul 11 – Sun Nov 4, 2018 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Collecting in Victorian America: The Great Divide of the Gilded Age

Sponsored by: Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum

In the 19th century, well before the invention of the Internet, Americans used “leisure time” for a variety of pastimes, one of which was collecting. People obsessed over crazes that swept society—travel, geology, shells, and “orchidelirium,” to name a few, which were diversions from work and the grim realities of the era but also a way to expand on a newfound understanding of the world. Collecting was a serious business; and in time, improved standard of living, transportation technology, manufacturing, and the rise of consumerism enabled Americans across gender and class, to participate in the science.

Admission: Included with tour
Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum
295 West Ave
Norwalk
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Derby Green Farmers’ Market 2018 Season

Sponsored by: Derby Cultural Commission

In order to harbor a sense of community, as well as to provide a venue to purchase healthy and fresh foods, the Derby Green in conjunction with the Derby Cultural Commission, will host the 3rd season of the Derby Green Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays, from July to October, from 5pm-8pm. 
    The Farmers’ Market Committee has been working diligently to get everything in motion for the Market’s July 10th opening. Of course, there will be the usual fresh and locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs, as well as baked goods (both gluten free and sugar free) honey, eggs, and organic meats like other years.
But this year we will have a few new things as well.  First of all, this year’s market will coincide with the summer concerts on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm, giving patrons entertainment as well as a chance to purchase healthy food.  In addition, we will be offering the brand new Power of Produce, or POP club, for Derby students grades K through 5 to learn about farmers’ markets and healthy eating. This was made possible with a grant from the Valley Community Foundation. And last but not least, we are also offering a doubling program for seniors who receive state Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers through a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture. 
  A few other things to know about the market: we are certified by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture as a WIC Market and are dedicated to selling only Connecticut grown or produced products. We accept cash, charge, and WIC checks as methods of payment.  And finally, we are always looking for new vendors to become part of our Market.  For more information on how to become a vendor, please call 203-231-4034 or email derbygreenmarket@outlook.com.  See you at the Market!

Admission: Free
Derby Green
1 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Jul 10 – Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The Derby Green Farmers’ Market

Sponsored by: The Derby Cultural Committee

For info or questions please call 203-231-4034 or email derbygreenmarket@outlook.com

Admission: Free
The Derby Green
1 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:00pm

LOCAL CHILDREN’S AUTHOR VISIT (Ages 3-7)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The Derby Public Library welcomes back children’s author and Derby resident Tammy (Mara) DiCenso.  She will share her latest published picture book Whatcha Lookin’ At? for ages 3-7.  This second book captures nature at its finest with Toby a Canadian goose on another adventure.  The book once again features photographs which Ms. DiCenso took locally throughout the past year and were the inspiration for the story.  The reading will be followed by a craft.  Copies of Ms. DiCenso’s first book will also be available for purchase the day of her visit.  Refreshments will be served.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S AREA
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Jul 9, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Author Talk with Tony Renzoni: ‘Connecticut Rock ‘N’ Roll: A History’

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

Long neglected in the annals of American music, the Nutmeg State’s influence on the history of rock ’n’ roll deserves recognition. Connecticut’s musical highlights include the beautiful harmonies of New Haven’s Five Satins, Gene Pitney’s rise to fame, Stamford’s the Fifth Estate and notable rockers such as Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and Saturday Night Live Band’s Christine Ohlman. Rock Hall of Famers include Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of the Talking Heads and Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper Band. Some events became legend, like Jimi Hendrix’s spellbinding performance at Yale’s Woolsey Hall, Jim Morrison’s onstage arrest at the New Haven Arena and teenage Bob Dylan’s appearance at Branford’s Indian Neck Folk Festival.

With in-depth interviews as well as rare, never- before-seen photos, author Tony Renzoni leads a sonic trip that captures the spirit and zenith of the local scene in Connecticut Rock ’N’ Roll: A History.
A graduate of Sacred Heart University, Tony Renzoni is a rock ’n’ roll enthusiast and an avid collector of rock memorabilia, amassing a record collection of over ten thousand vinyl records. He has authored over one thousand weekly guest columns published in the Connecticut Post newspaper and website. During a thirty-eight-year career with the federal government, many as a district manager in Fairfield County, Tony was a recipient of more than forty awards, including his agency’s highest honor award.

Copies of Connecticut Rock ’N’ Roll: A History will be available for purchase/signing for $23.39 at the event. Space is limited so registration is required beginning June 11 online or by calling the Reference Desk at 203-736-1482.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Mon Jul 9, 2018 4:00pm

[RESCHEDULED] Dixwell Freddy Fixer Neighborhood Festival

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

The The Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade and International Festival of Arts & Ideas are collaborating with New Haven Bike Month, Cornell Scott - Hill Health Center, New Haven Free Public Library to celebrate the rich culture and history of the Dixwell neighborhood.

Featuring a drill team exhibition, live local entertainment, activities for children and adults, bike activities and more!

Admission: Free
New Haven Green
250 Temple Street
New Haven
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Mon Jul 9, 2018 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Derby Historical Society’s 28th Annual Silver Tea

Sponsored by: Derby Historical Society

DERBY HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S 28TH ANNUAL SILVER TEA
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018
2:00 – 4:30 PM
LA SALA BANQUET HALL, DERBY
TICKETS $30 available June 4th
Contact: 203-735-1908 or 203-676-0324
Or email info@derbyhistorical.org to purchase by July 3rd

Featuring:  Joan Jackson – An Unchained Love Story
Portrayed Tammy D.R. Williams
http://hiddenwomen.org/website/


Joan was born into slavery to a deaf and mute mother, Maria. Maria would be owned by the Fox family. Maria would meet and marry John Jackson. They would wed and have two children, Adam and Miriam.

John would eventually be free and then purchase Joan’s freedom. But because she was a slave when their children were born, they would have to leave the children behind.  Due to a dispute between the Fox and Beebe families, Joan would be kidnapped and put back into slavery.

As Joan Jackson, Tammy will tell you about an ‘Unchained Love’ filled with twists and turns, heartache, deception and an undying love.


Your ticket to the Silver Tea includes tea sandwiches, baked goods, beverages and entry into our door prize drawing.  There will also be a raffle with over 40 prizes; tickets for this may be purchased, at an additional cost, during the event.

We look forward to seeing you at the Tea!

Admission: $30.00 per person
LaSala Banquet Hall (Sons of Italy)
73 High Street
Derby
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Mon Jul 9, 2018 10:00am – 10:30am

TURN IT UP! Music & Movement Program for Children (Ages 3-7)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you may now register directly from this page by clicking the “More Options” link below, or you may still go to the library Website at http://www.derbypubliclibrary.org.

Children ages 3-7 are invited to join the fun during a music and movement program at Derby Public Library.  Sandi Schuchmann presents Turn it Up!, a music program that will have everyone up and moving during this highly interactive half-hour class.  It is suggested that participants wear comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle.  There is no fee to attend.

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Mon Jul 9 – Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:00am – 3:00pm

Players Camp Session 1

Sponsored by: Elm Shakespeare Company

Session 1 July 9-20, 9am -3pm
Aftercare Available)
Tuition: $550
Scholarship funds available)

Students spend two weeks immersed in an imaginative, supportive, and fun environment taking interactive classes in acting, clowning, stage combat, voice, movement, and theatrical design –all while rehearsing a 30-minute version of one of Shakespeare’s plays.

Campers become their own Renaissance Theatre Troupe, creating costumes, props, and backdrops to create a kid-driven final performance for friends and family on the last day of camp.

To Register visit https://www.elmshakespeare.org/players-camp/

For inquiries call (203) 392-8882
or email Education@elmshakespeare.org

Admission: $550
Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent Street
New Haven
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Sun Jul 8 – Fri Jun 8, 2018 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Scribing on the Green!

Sponsored by: The Institute Library

Join the Institute Library (institutelibrary.org) on the plaza of New Haven City Hall at 165 Church Street for a timely and symbolic reminder of “We the People” … a clarion call to all citizens to Let Freedom Ring! All afternoon, come and scribe: a word, a paragraph, a story, a quote, a poem – all messages are encouraged! Long scrolls of paper and markers beckon …

Admission: Free
New Haven City Hall
165 Church Street
New Haven
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Thu Jul 5, 2018 5:30pm – 7:30pm

DINNER AND A MOVIE (AGES 18 +)

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

ENJOY JENNIFER LAWRENCE IN “RED SPARROW”.  WE SERVE FREE MOVIE REFRESHMENTS INCLUDING A PIZZA DINNER AT INTERMISSION.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Thu Jul 5, 2018 10:00am – 12:00pm

It’s a ROCK PARTY! (Ages 3-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you may register by clicking the “More Info.” link below, or by going to the library’s own web site.

Children ages 3-11 are invited to paint/decorate a rock (sorry, not rock ‘n roll!) to be placed in our Community Garden located here at the library.  Please feel free to bring your own rock, but some will be available. Juice and snacks will also be provided.

NOTE: Registrants may come at any time within the two hours.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Jul 5, 2018 10:00am – 10:00am

CRAFTY KIDS (Ages 4-11)- no 7/5 session

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

No July 5th regular class- see Rock Party.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

The Derby Public Library holds a Crafty Kids program taking place every other week through August 2nd.  The program is open to kids ages 4-11 and offers an opportunity to explore their creativity with art and craft projects. There is no fee to attend and materials will be supplied.  Snacks will also be provided.

Admission: Free
CHILDREN'S DEPT.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Wed Jul 4 – Wed Dec 5, 2018 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Resume “Right-ing’

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

During these sessions, participants are welcome to either start from scratch or bring copies of their existing resumes, cover letters as well, for review and optimizing.  Often times a new resume can be created simply by making a number of subtle tweaks versus a whole new change.

Registration is not required!

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jul 4, 2018 10:00am

NHFPL Closed

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

NHFPL Closed

Admission: Free
All Locations
133 Elm St
New Haven
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Mon Jul 2, 2018 10:00am

An Introduction to dinosaurs

Sponsored by: Peabody Museum

introduction to dinosaur discoveries, anatomy, and classification. Register at http://peabody.yale.edu/events/spring-2018-introduction-dinosaurs-registration?x

Admission: $25-30
Peabody Museum
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Mon Jul 2, 2018 9:59am

An Introduction to dinosaurs

Sponsored by: Peabody Museum

introduction to dinosaur discoveries, anatomy, and classification. Register at http://peabody.yale.edu/events/spring-2018-introduction-dinosaurs-registration?x

Admission: $25-30
Peabody Museum
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven
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Sun Jul 1 – Fri Jun 1, 2018 7:00pm – 11:00pm

NHDocs: Evening Screenings

Sponsored by: Whitney Humanities Center

Documentary film festival

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Sun Jul 1, 2018 4:00pm

Community Garden

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Come help us care for our community garden supported by the New Haven Land Trust! Whatever your age or ability we can use your help planting, watering, harvesting, and weeding. Thanks to you our garden will be even bigger this year—including fruit trees!

Admission: Free
Fair Haven LIbrary
182 Grand Ave
New Haven
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Escape From New York Comedy Tour: Open Bar JUNTA Fundraiser

Sponsored by: Escape from New York Comedy

This show is a fundraiser for JUNTA!

$25 admission includes an OPEN BAR.

Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm.

THE ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK COMEDY TOUR

Three New York comedians leave the Manhattan skyline in their rear-view mirror to bring their quick-witted humor all across the country, joined by special guests.

RYAN BROWN

Ryan began doing stand up in North Carolina and became a fixture of the local scene before leaving for New York where he now pays rent on the Upper West Side. In addition to hosting and producing School Nite Comedy Hour, a monthly showcase at SideWalk Cafe, Ryan can be seen at bars and clubs all over the city including Comic Strip Live, New York Comedy Club and more. Outside of New York he’s been featured in the Cape Fear and Asheville Comedy Festivals and worked with notable comics including Dave Attell, JB Smoove, TJ Miller, Charlie Murphy & more. He is also a contributing writer for the fitness satire website, The Overheard Press.

ERIC NEUMANN

An NYC native, Eric is a regular performer at clubs in New York including Comic Strip Live and Carolines On Broadway. He’s performed at various festivals including The New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Hoboken Comedy Festival. With a sharp wit and undeniable stage presence, Eric finds the funny in everything from his overbearing Jewish mother to his love of the Knicks.

RON NOBLES

Ron is a stand-up comedian based in New York City, originally from a small town south of Buffalo called Gerry, NY. He’s a clean-cut everyman with a knack for storytelling that’s made him a regular in the New York City comedy scene. He can be seen at the world famous Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Stand Up New York, The Village Lantern, and Caroline’s on Broadway. Ron also performs at colleges and clubs all over the country. He currently resides in New York with is boxer Tony.


THIS SHOW ALSO FEATURES:

FRANK FAVIA

Through storytelling and observational comedy Frank provides insight into his neurotic insecurities, his Italian family and how he’s too nice for his own good, especially when it comes to dating. He performs at bars and clubs throughout New York City and is a regular guest on the Escape From New York Comedy Tour.

WILSON MCDERMUT

Wilson commands the stage with the intelligence and candor of a college professor, probably because he is one. He’s one of the funniest people with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology that you’ll ever meet. In addition to his success in the world of academics, Wilson is a regular performer at Broadway Comedy Club, Comic Strip Live and countless bars and clubs in the New York area.

Admission: $25
Bregamos Community Theater
491 Blatchley Ave
New Haven
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:00pm

Electric Car Information Session

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library, Milford Energy Advisory Board

Jason Prignoli from the City of Milford’s Energy Advisory Board will be bringing different models of electric cars to Milford Library.  There will be an information session on how they work, range of travel, and much more!

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:00am

Disaster Preparedness: Are you ready? Don’t get caught unaware!

Sponsored by: New Haven Free Public Library

Fire, earthquake, hurricanes, flooding, winter storms, extreme cold, industrial accidents, they all may occur in your area. Learn the basics of how to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Learn about emergency and survival kits. Learn about local emergency management programs, FEMA and American Red Cross guidelines. Presented by Martin Torresquinterro from the New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees.

Admission: Free
Mitchell Library
37 Harrison St
New Haven
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Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:00am – 2:00pm

Sanctuary Kitchen comes to the English Street Incubator Garden!

Sponsored by: New Haven Land Trust

Cooks from Sanctuary Kitchen will give a farm to table cooking workshop at our English Street Community Garden.

Admission: Free
New Haven Land Trust
817 Grand Avenue #102
New Haven
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:30pm – 8:30pm

48 Hour Film Project Meet and Greet

Sponsored by: Nutmeg Institute

Come one, come all and meet fellow 48 Hour Film Project filmmakers and see what community TV and media centers are all about! Mix, mingle, and enjoy free food at the Wallingford Public Access Association TV and Community Media Center! Watch previous 48HFP films and explore the studio space of the WPAA-TV!

Admission: Free
WPAA-TV and Community Media Center
28 South Orchard Street
Wallingford
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Fri Jun 29 – Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:00pm – 7:30pm

Courtyard Concert Series

Sponsored by: Maplewood at Orange

Friday, June 29 2pm
Sedgewick Sisters
Popular duet performing favorite golden oldies tunes

Thursday, July 12, 6:30pm
Survivor Swing Band
7-piece jazz band presents classic melodies from the Swing Era

Wednesday, July 25, 6:30pm
Jim Clark Quartet
Songs from classic American films
 
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30pm
James Michael
The Golden Age of Baritones


Info and RSVP: Liz Castiline-Gannon 203-795-3117

Admission: 06477
Maplewood Senior Living
245 Indian River Road
Orange
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Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:00am

Libraries Rock SUMMER KIDS CLUB KICK-OFF EVENT (Ages 3-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; you may register by going to the “More Info.” link below, or by going to the library’s web site.

The Derby Public invites families with children ages 3-11 to stop by when the Libraries Rock collaborative summer reading theme kicks off.  Al DeCant makes a return visit bringing his interactive music program to the Library with audience participation and an opportunity to listen to some of his original songs both new and old.

Admission: Free
MEETING ROOM
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

UNRAVELING AMERICA’S MUSICAL ROOTS

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

CRAIG HARRIS, BLUEGRASS MUSICIAN AND AUTHOR, LEADS US THROUGH A MUSICAL JOURNEY, WITH STORIES TO TELL ABOUT OUR MUSICAL HERITAGE.
FREE.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Harry Potter Book Club

Sponsored by: Ansonia Library

Muggle and Wizard families, children, teen and adults are encouraged to join the library’s Harry Potter Book Club at the Ansonia Library.  We will be discussing one book every other week for the whole summer.  There will be Potter games and trivia for everyone.  You can attend just one week or all of them!  Registration required.  Book club will be limited to 20 participants.  Please register by signing up at the Ansonia Library!

Year 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone - 6/25
Year 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 7/12
Year 3: Harry Potter and the Prisioner of Azkaban - 7/26
Year 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire -8/9
Year 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 8/23
Year 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - 9/6
Year 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - 9/20

Admission: Free
Ansonia Library
53 South Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:00pm – 7:00pm

TEEN DINNER AND A MOVIE

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

PLAY THE I-SPY GAME WHILE WATCHING A MOVIE.  ALL TEENS AND TWEENS ARE INVITED.  FREE MOVIE REFRESHMENTS, INCLUDING PIZZA.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492.

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm

South Central CT Conservation Conversation

Sponsored by: New Haven Land Trust

Enjoy a fun, informal walk to visit a land conservation success story made possible in part by Connecticut’s Open Space & Watershed Land Acquisition (OSWA) grant program. Discuss your land conservation priorities with State legislators, other elected officials, land trust representatives, and community leaders.

Hosted by the Connecticut Land Conservation Council in partnership with New Haven Land Trust.

Additional details and a complete Summer 2018 Schedule at http://ctconservation.org/2018-regional-conservation-conversations.

Admission: Free
Grand Acres Garden
New Haven

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Thu Jun 28 – Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:00pm – 4:00pm

CITY PAPER

Sponsored by: City Gallery

Extra! Extra! Don’t miss City Gallery’s latest exhibit, CITY PAPER featuring artists William Frucht, Mary Lesser, and Michael Zack, on view from Thursday, June 28 - Sunday, July 29. There will be an Opening Reception on Thursday, July 12 from 5-7pm, and an Artists’ Talk on July 29 at 2pm. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. City Gallery is located at 994 State Street, New Haven, CT 06511. Gallery hours are Thursday - Sunday, 12 noon - 4pm. For further information, please contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org, www.city-gallery.org.

Admission: Free
City Gallery
994 State Street
New Haven
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am

S.T.E.M. (Ages 4-11)

Sponsored by: DERBY PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; please do so at the “More Info.” link below, or by going to the library’s web site.

Children ages 4-11 are welcome to stop by for Taking Flight with an opportunity to stretch their imagination and explore endless possibilities. Kids will create their own paper airplane and “test run” them outdoors weather permitting.  There is no fee to attend and all supplies will be provided for this hands-on, hour-long program. Snacks will also be provided. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Admission: Free
Meet at the children's room.
313 ELIZABETH STREET
Derby
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:00pm

THE FUGITIVE, 25th Anniversary Screening

Sponsored by: Treasures from the Yale Film Archive

Join us for a 25th anniversary screening of Andrew Davis’s THE FUGITIVE, starring Harrison Ford as a doctor wrongfully convicted of murder and Tommy Lee Jones as the U.S. Marshal out to find him. The thriller received seven Academy Award nominations, with a Best Supporting Actor win for Jones. Desson Howe of The Washington Post described it as “pure energy, a perfect orchestration of heroism, villainy, suspense, and comic relief,” while Peter Travers remarked in Rolling Stone, “For dynamite suspense loaded with thrills and wicked fun, you can’t beat THE FUGITIVE.” 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

A presentation of the Yale Film Study Center and Films at the Whitney with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.

Admission: Free
Whitney Humanities Center
53 Wall Street
New Haven
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:00pm

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights Kick Off Concert Series

Sponsored by: New Haven Museum

Get ready to romp and stomp as Washboard Slim and the Bluelights bring their special blend of American music to the outdoor stage at the Pardee-Morris House on Wednesday, June 27 (rain date, Thursday, June 28), at 7 p.m., The free performance is the first of the 2108 Twilight Concert Series hosted by the New Haven Museum, which owns and operates the historic site. The on-site food-truck for the evening will be Shoreline Prime.

The Bluelights’ repertoire comes from the root of traditional American popular music. Drawing on a variety of traditional musical forms, the performance may include original tunes, early jazz, blues, swing, standards, jug band, early string band, gospel, vintage pop music, and rock’n’ roll.

The band has performed at festivals, concerts and clubs around the country since 1986 sharing stages and festivals with Count Basie, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, The Beach Boys, The Band, Peter Yarrow and Bill Monroe, among others.  In 2008, they won the Connecticut Blues Challenge and entry into the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee.

Washboard Slim and the Bluelights have two CDs in print: “Rub That Rhythm” and, most recently, “Back to The Well.” The band members are: Peter Menta - drums, vocals, wind; Howard Horn - bass, vocals; Brooks Barnett -keyboards, vocals; Mat Kastner - guitar; John Pendergast - strings, vocals; Lauren Agnelli – vocals.

The Museum thanks Alder Salvatore Decola, and Morris Cove neighbors Frank Pinto and Rosemary Spring, for supporting the 2018 summer season.

Concert Details
Grounds open at 6 p.m., the concert begins at 7 pm. The Pardee-Morris House will be open to visitors for tours till 8 p.m. The public is invited to bring blankets and chairs and enjoy a picnic on the lawn. 

About the Pardee-Morris House
Located at 325 Lighthouse Road, in New Haven, the Pardee-Morris House dates from about 1780, and is listed on the State and National Register of Historic Places. Built by Amos Morris around 1750, the house was burned by the British during their raid on New Haven in 1779, and rebuilt and expanded by the Morris family. In 1918, William Pardee, a descendant of the Morris family, willed the property to the New Haven Colony Historical Society, today the New Haven Museum. For a complete list of summer events at the Pardee-Morris House, visit: http://newhavenmuseum.org/visit/pardee-morris-house/ For New Haven Museum’s event calendar: http://newhavenmuseum.org/visit/events-calendar/ Sign up for e-blasts at info@newhavenmuseum.org.

About the New Haven Museum
The New Haven Museum, founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society, is located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue. The Museum collects, preserves and interprets the history and heritage of Greater New Haven and through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach brings more than 375 years of the Elm City’s history to life. For more information visit www.newhavenmuseum.org or facebook.com/NewHavenMuseum or call 203-562-4183.

Admission: Free
Pardee-Morris House
325 Lighthouse Rd.
New Haven
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:30pm

Bird Walk and Book Signing with Frank Gallo

Sponsored by: Milford Public Library

Frank Gallo loves birds.  He is a leading expert on where to find birds in Connecticut and has led birding expeditions all over the world. Gallo is a tour leader for Sunrise Birding, LLC, an international birding tour company, is a member of the Connecticut Avian Rare Records Committee, and a federally licensed master bird bander.  He is also the author of two children’s nature books, Bird Calls and Night Sounds, and is a published freelance photographer.
Gallo will be leading a bird walk on June 27 at 6:30pm.  Meet at Milford Public Library, 57 New Haven Ave. for this free walk. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars.  After the walk, get some refreshments at Milford Library, and listen to Gallo talk about his newest book, Birding in Connecticut.  It is the definitive guide to where, when, and how to find birds in the state. The book is packed with information valuable to birders of all skill levels, from species accounts and a first-of-a kind cumulative list of rare bird sightings, to a host of tips and tricks to finding and identifying birds. It is an invaluable resource on the habits and habitats of Connecticut’s birdlife, with clear and up-to-date bar graphs showing seasonal occurrence and abundance for every Connecticut bird species.  It is suitable for novices and experienced birders alike.
Copies of the book will be available for $30.00.  Cash only, please.

Admission: Free
Milford Public Library
57 New Haven Ave.
Milford
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Wed Jun 27 – Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Caregiver Information Series

Sponsored by: Maplewood at Orange

A training program for family members and friends of people with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. 

Wednesday, June 13: Effective Communication Strategies, Behavioral Challenges and Strategies.  Presented by Alzheimer’s Association.

Wednesday, June 20, 6-7:30pm:
Keeping the Caregiver Healthy
Community Resources
Tips for Family Relationships
Panel of Senior Care Professionals


Wednesday, June 27, 6-7:30pm:
Legal & Financial Issues
Floman & DePaola LLC Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Info and RSVP: Concierge 201-795-3117

Admission: Free
Maplewood Senior Living
245 Indian River Road
Orange
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm

June Lunchtime Book Discussion

Sponsored by: Derby Public Library

The novel is based on the true story of a labor and delivery nurse who was prohibited from caring for a newborn because the father requested that no African-American nurses tend to his baby. A medical crisis results in the infant’s death and a murder charge against a black nurse named Ruth Jefferson.  Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Using the narratives of Ruth, the baby’s father, and the female public defender who takes Ruth’s case, Picoult examines multiple facets of racism. Small Great Things is an important and thought-provoking novel about power and prejudice that deserves to be read, digested, and shared with others.

Viola Davis and Julia Roberts will star in the soon to be released movie version.

Multiple copies are available at the main circulation desk.

Lunchtime Book Discussions are held the last Wednesday of the month and are free and open to the public.  No registration is required.

Admission: Free
Derby Public Library
313 Elizabeth Street
Derby
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Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am

Story Time with Miss Janet

Sponsored by: Ansonia Library

Join us for stories, crafts, and snacks!  Program for children ages 2-5.  For more information, please call the Library at 203-734-6275.

Admission: Free
Ansonia Library
53 South Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:30am – 12:00am

Pastel Art with Eilene Smith

Sponsored by: Ansonia Library

This class is for all levels of experience.  There is a small fee for the class, which includes the cost of materials.  For more information, please call the Ansonia Library at 203-734-6275.

Admission: Free
Ansonia Library
53 South Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

EVENING BOOK CLUB

Sponsored by: DERBY NECK LIBRARY

“THE LITTLE PRINCE” BY ANTOINE DE SAINT- EXUPERAY IS THIS MONTH’S SELECTION. COPIES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LIBRARY.  JOIN US BY OUR FIREPLACE SEATING AREA.  FOR DETAILS CALL 203-734-1492

Admission: Free
DERBY NECK LIBRARY
307 HAWTHORNE AVE.
Derby
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm

For The Love of Books: Summer Reading Edition

Sponsored by: Ansonia Library

Join other readers for an informal group about what you are reading and get ideas for your summer reading list.  Registration requested.  Please call the Ansonia Library at 203-734-6275 to register or for more information.

Admission: Free
Ansonia Library
53 South Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Mon Jun 25 – Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Vacation Bible School at Seymour Evangelical Baptist Church

Sponsored by: VBS

Vacation Bible School
Monday, June 25th – Friday Jun 29th   6:00pm-8:20pm
Children ages 4 – finishing 6th grade
              
Please print a registration form from our website:
www.SeymourEBChurch.com/vbs

Domenic DiPaola 203-558-4258
Jane Liscio 203-410-7163, Church 203-888-3072

IT’S FREE, please pre-register

Admission: FREE
Seymour Evangelical Baptist Church
104 Mountain Road
Seymour
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Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:00am

Shelton CT Gaels Alumni Assoc Golf Tournament

Sponsored by: Shelton CT Gaels Alumni Association

Great Buffet, Closest to pin prizes and first hole in one gets awarded a car. For more information contact Bob Zuraw at 203-929-6601 or Al Clapes at 203-444-2992.

Admission: $150.00 .
Brownson Country Club
15 Soundview Ave.
Shelton
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Mon Jun 25 – Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:00am – 5:00pm

Elm Shakespeare Teen Intensive

Sponsored by: Elm Shakespeare Company

Who: Teens ages 13-18
When: June 25 - July 13
Where: Southern Connecticut State University - Lyman Center for Performing Arts, 501 Crescent Avenue, New Haven, CT

Tuition: $750 Pay online or fill out registration form and mail checks to PO Box 206029 New Haven, CT 06520

Students spend three weeks immersed in a challenging, creative and fun environment working with theater professionals who are experts in their specialty. Morning classes include acting, voice, movement, stage combat and clown. Afternoons are full of rehearsal for a 75-minute performance!

Teens Campers become their own Renaissance Theatre Troupe, supported by the professional company with set, costumes, and props, creating and touring their performance throughout New Haven on the last three days of camp.

To Register visit https://www.elmshakespeare.org/teen-camp/

For inquiries call (203) 392-8882
or email Education@elmshakespeare.org

Admission: 750
Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent Street
New Haven
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Community Dinner

Sponsored by: Master's Table Community Meals

All are welcome to join us for a delicious home cooked meal. Bring your family and friends. No RSVP required.

Admission: Free
Assumption Church Hall (handicap accerssible)
61 North Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Flutist Sergio Pallottelli and Pianist William Braun in Recital

Sponsored by: Unitarian Society of New Haven Music Committee

SUNDAYS AT FOUR RECITAL: Critically acclaimed Flutist Sergio Pallottelli and Pianist William Braun will perform a recital that includes Mozart’s Sonata in F, Faure’s Fantasy, Bach’s Chaconne in D minor, and Milhaud’s Sonatine.
    Sergio Pallottelli is Professor of Flute at Longy School of Music of Bard College in Boston and the founder of the Flauti al Castello Festival in Anghiari, Italy. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Music and the Milan Conservatory in Italy. Pallottelli, has performed widely throughout Europe and South America with orchestras, in chamber music festivals and in recitals, has a special place in his heart for Latin American music. For more information, please visit his website, https://sergiopallottelli.com
    William Braun holds a doctorate in piano performance from Yale University and is known as a gifted collaborator, soloist, and writer. He made his New York debut in concert with Dawn Upshaw, has appeared with Michael Tilson Thomas’s New World Symphony in Miami, and served as principal keyboard player for the New Haven Symphony for 25 years. Opera News has published over 200 of his essays, including interviews with Birgit Nilsson, Cecilia Bartoli, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    Freewill donations will be gratefully accepted. An informal reception will follow the concert.

Admission: Free
Unitarian Society of New Haven
700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT 06517
Hamden
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Personal Efficiency Course

Sponsored by: Church of Scientology of New Haven

980 Whalley Ave

Admission: $50.00
Church of Scientology of New Haven
980 Whalley Ave
New Haven
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Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day

Sponsored by: Connecticut's Historic Gardens

Come to the Osborne Homestead Museum in Derby, Connecticut on Sunday, June 24th from 12pm to 4pm to celebrate the 15th Annual Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day.  The Osborne Homestead Museum, one of fourteen members of the prestigious Connecticut’s Historic Gardens, will provide guided tours of the museum and its gardens. Visitors can enjoy tours of the lovely Colonial Revival gardens and go to a potpourri station to make scented sachets.  All materials will be supplied, and there will be no fee. After strolling through the gardens, visitors can tour the historic house museum where they will learn about Frances Osborne Kellogg’s love of flowers and land conservation.  Complimentary museum and garden tours will be offered every half hour beginning at noon. 

Connecticut’s Historic Gardens increases the awareness of the state’s unique historic sites and gardens and offers visitors an opportunity to explore a variety of historic garden styles.  For more information about Connecticut’s Historic Gardens, go to www.cthistoricgardens.org.  The Osborne Homestead Museum, a facility of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is open for free guided tours on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It is located at 500 Hawthorne Avenue off of Rte. 34 in Derby.  For additional information call (203) 734-2513 or email donna.kingston@ct.gov.

Admission: Free
Osborne Homestead Museum
500 Hawthorne Ave.
Derby
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:00pm – 6:00pm

United Choir School 25th Anniversary Alumnae Reunion Extravaganza!

Sponsored by: United Choir School

Hundreds of girls and women, ages 5-40, will join forces on the stage of Yale’s Woolsey Hall for a spectacular performance commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the United Girls’ Choir and Elm City Girls’ Choir on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4:00pm. Alumnae of these renowned choirs will be traveling from all around the country to be a part of this unique concert, which will feature well-loved traditional selections as well as several new works composed specifically for this occasion. Saecula Women’s Choir will make a guest appearance.

United Girls’ Choir (UGC) is Connecticut’s leading provider of choral ensembles for girls, serving over 550 students, ages 6-18, from 40 towns and 150 schools throughout the state. UGC has chapters based in Branford, Cheshire, Clinton, Hamden, Killingworth, Madison, Milford, North Haven, New Haven, and Shelton, with additional chapters under development in other communities. The program’s curriculum focuses on the cultivation of leadership skills, musicianship, confidence, and musical literacy, while emphasizing the importance of sisterhood, teamwork, commitment, integrity, and respect. For information on auditions and upcoming performances, please visit unitedchoir.com.

Founded in 1993, The Elm City Girls’ Choir (ECGC) is the premier ensemble of the United Girls’ Choir network. ECGC provides opportunities for talented young musicians from all around Connecticut to develop their skills as singers, conductors, and leaders in a rigorous, conservatory-like environment. The group has performed with major orchestras at venues such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and on concert tours in China, Italy, England, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

Saecula Women’s Choir provides opportunities for alumnae of the Elm City Girls’ Choir and other experienced adult singers from throughout Connecticut to make music together in a challenging yet relaxed atmosphere. The group is dedicated to cultivating leadership, building community, and raising funds to support music education programs.

Tickets are available on a sliding scale to ensure accessibility for all and can be ordered online at https://unitedchoir.com/tickets. Proceeds will benefit choral education scholarships.

Admission: $15
Woolsey Hall, Yale University
500 College St.
New Haven
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:00pm – 6:00pm

World Refugee Day Festival

Sponsored by: IRIS, Trinity on the Green, and Sanctuary Kitchen

2pm— World Cuisine Tasting by Sanctuary Kitchen. Ticket = $20
4pm— World Music Concert featuring Thabisa. Ticket = $20
Combo World Cuisine Tasting & World Music Concert Ticket = $35
5pm— #RefugeesofCT Photo Exhibit, various photographers. Included with any ticket purchase.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-refugee-day-festival-tickets-46303976440?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Admission: $20-$35
Trinity on the Green
230 Temple Street
New Haven
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:00pm

Book Signing Event of “Gaza Girls- Growing Up in Gaza”

Sponsored by: the Greater New Haven Peace Council.

Monique Jaques of Turkey will discuss her photo book of young women coming of age there, including interviews and diary entries. It has been reviewed by the NY Times, National Geographic, Wall St. Journal. The event will be held at the Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St, Westville. Light refreshments will be provided.  Any questions, call Henry-(203)389-9547.

Admission: Free
mitchell library
37 Harrison Street
New Haven
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:45pm

Artist Joel Rosenberg will give a talk at his exhibit at BEKI

Sponsored by: Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)

Joel Silverstein, The Hebrew Bible: Real and Imagined will be exhibited at Beth El – Keser Israel from June 10 to August 18, with an artist’s talk on June 23 at 12:45 pm. Sabbath rules will be observed. BEKI is located at 85 Harrison St. at Whalley Ave. in New Haven.

In luscious paintings dripping with color and rich textures, Silverstein explores the complexities of American Jewish identity through the lens of his observations, blended with Biblical stories and popular culture.

The elusive term “Jewish Art” is being redefined by artists like Silverstein to be a part of the contemporary art dialogue. As one of the Founders and an ongoing Executive Board member of the Jewish Art Salon, an organization of over 300 Jewish arts professionals worldwide, Silverstein is actively encouraging Jewish artists to explore what it means to be a Jew and an artist in the 21st Century.

Silverstein’s own inspiration comes from 19th and 20th Century European expressionist painters, pulp magazine illustrators, mid-century movie epics, National Geographic photos and superhero comic books. His goal is to find a contemporary language that can describe the sacred and the narratives of the Hebrew Bible, merging traditional Talmudic interpretation with postmodern takes on painting, movies, comics and picture theory. It is through this hybridized language that Silverstein feels a modern audience can identify with the Hebrew Bible as a living entity and a contemporary experience, not merely a traditional religious or philosophical body of thought.

References to Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 film The Ten Commandments are a recurring motif in the artist’s work. The artist employs the film’s technicolored images as a visual primer for paintings infused with Jewish cultural experience. Silverstein’s goal is to use both high and low extremes: master painting and comic books, the Talmud and science fiction, personal phenomenology and the study of the Torah, to create a wild experiential ride for the audience.

Admission: Free
Congregation Beth El – Keser Israel (BEKI)
85 Harrison St at Whalley Ave
New Haven
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:00am – 2:00pm

Ansonia Summer Reading Rocks Block Party

Sponsored by: Ansonia Public Schools and Ansonia Library

Students and families in Ansonia are invited to attend a first-ever Summer Reading Block Party, which will be held outside of the Ansonia Library on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The rain date is June 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is free of charge.

This event will feature live entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting, a picnic lunch, and raffles. A backpack, water bottle and summer reading books will be available for Ansonia students. Local organizations which provide services to Ansonia will be on hand to distribute free information.

The Ansonia Library is co-sponsoring the Block Party with the school district, and the library will be open throughout the event for anyone wishing to apply for a library card or tour the library.

Funding for this first-ever event is being provided by the State of Connecticut through grants awarded to Ansonia Public Schools. Additional information about the Block Party, including a line-up of the entertainment, will be released soon. Any questions can be directed to Dorca Rodriguez, Ansonia’s Family Engagement Coordinator, at drodriguez@ansonia.org or by calling her at 203-736-5095 x1016.

Admission: Free
Cottage and South Cliff outside of the Ansonia Library
53 South Cliff Street
Ansonia
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Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:00am – 3:00pm

Ansonia Summer Reading Rocks Block Party

Sponsored by: Ansonia Public Schools and Ansonia Library

Students and families in Ansonia are invited to attend a first-ever Summer Reading Block Party, which will be held outside of the Ansonia Library on Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The rain date is June 30 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is free of charge.

This event will feature live entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting, a picnic lunch, and raffles. A backpack, water bottle and summer reading books will be available for Ansonia students. Local organizations which provide services to Ansonia will be on hand to distribute free information.

The Ansonia Library is co-sponsoring the Block Party with the school district, and the library will be open throughout the event for anyone wishing to apply for a library card or tour the library.

Funding for this first-ever event is being provided by the State of Connecticut through grants awarded to Ansonia Public Schools. Additional information about the Block Party, including a line-up of the entertainment, will be released soon. Any questions can be directed to Dorca Rodriguez, Ansonia’s Family Engagement Coordinator, at drodriguez@ansonia.org or by calling her at 203-736-5095 x1016.

Admission: Free
Christ Episcopal Church grounds and lot
56 South Cliff Street, Ansonia CT
Ansonia
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