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Upcoming Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

City of New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation & Trees - Upcoming Activities

Out of School Time - Whalley and Fitch staff available on days where schools are closed to work with children. Dates exclude major holidays and inclement weather school closings.  Call for prices and times - 203-946-8022

Saturday Science - Ages 8 -12 in Coogan Pavillion Edgewood Park

Session 1 Nov. 5, 12th 19th 9a - 10:30a; Session 2 Dec. 3, 10th, 17th - young scientists learn basic concepts of science through experimentation and observation.

YOGA FOR ALL - Adults 16+ 3 Classes for $24, Wednesdays 6:30p - 7:30p

session 1 (Nov 2, 9, 16) session 2 (Nov 30, Dec. 7 & 14) Registration required.

YOUTH POTTERY CLASS - Instructor Kendall Shanklin $50 per session



INFO Varies with Activity, See Description

New Haven Fire Fighters: Helping Our Local Shelters on Mother's Day(Donations Are Now Being Accepted)

Please drop Mother's Day toiletries and/or gifts to the following New Haven Fire Houses from now to May 14.

952 Grand      826 Woodward      125 Goffe          105 Fountain

120 Ellsworth     412 Lombard      525 Howard

510 Lighthouse       73 Grand        350  Whitney

For more information Contact Derrick Meade 203-893-2575

Toiletries needed: Dove Daily Moisture Shampoo, Dove Daily Moisture Conditioner, Dove Deep Body Wash, Dove Deodorant, hair combs & brushes, toothe paste and brushes, wash cloths & towel sets, Q-tips, chapsticks, Kotex pads, Palmer's cocoa butter and lotion and some new toys for children.

INFO Business Hours, Various Locations listed under descriptions

Phenomenal I Am Happy Hour Fundraiser

This is a fundraiser event to help raise funds for Phenomenal I Am Youth empowerment enrichment summer program supplies and recreational trips. $10 ticket fee includes donation, food, drink specials and live band entertainment. All proceeds will benefit summer program. For ticket purchase contact Jamie or Lakisha or visit eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/phenomenal-i-am-inc-happy-hour-fundraiser-tickets-33120271624?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text


telephone contact for information: LaKisha Jordan 203-292-0893


Jamie Boussicot 203-903-2187

INFO 6p - 9p, Lynon's Restaurant and Bar 2151 State street Hamden CT.

Craftsmen Club of Oriental Lodge #6 F & AM, PH: Harmony Weekend 2017

Craftsmen Club of Oriental Lodge #6 F & AM, PH presents Harmony Weekend 2017 featuring Dance (Friday) and 3-Lounge venue (Saturday)

Telephone Contact: 203-843-7211; 203.676.1789; 203-909-6559

Friday 4/28 at Centerfield's & Saturday 4/29 at Savin Rock Conference Cener

INFO 9p - 1a (Friday) & 7p - 11p (Saturday), See Description

Earth Day Celebration

Energize Connecticut Center Hosts 3rd Annual

Earth Day Celebration


Free day-long event raising energy awareness through fun, family-friendly activities


On Saturday, April 29, the Energize Connecticut Center and its partners, Eversource and AVANGRID subsidiaries, United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas, will host their 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 122 Universal Drive North, North Haven (next to Panera Bread in the Target Plaza). The event is free of charge and open to the public.


During the celebration, educational and entertaining family-friendly activities are scheduled throughout the day to teach guests the important role energy serves in our daily lives.


Entertainment, activities and special guests scheduled throughout the day include:

  • 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 am. to 12:15 p.m.: Sciencetellers will teach guests about surface tension and air pressure with their “Science and Power of Energy” demonstration
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Energy and earth themed face painting
  • 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Billy the Clown will provide balloon animal and clown shows
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Animal Embassy will be on-hand with rescue animals for children and their families to learn more about
  • 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.: Danny Diamond magic and comedy shows
  • 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Connecticut STEM Academy will be on-hand providing STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities
  • All day: FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) will conduct interactive robot demonstrations
  • All day: Appearances by Effy the Energy-Efficient Dinosaur, who will be available for children to meet and take pictures with
  • All day: Families can make energy and recycling themed arts and crafts provided by eesmarts
  • All day: Girl Scouts of Connecticut will provide guests with information about their programs and have crafts for sale


For more information about the Earth Day event, please visit www.energizect.com/earth-day-2017 or contact Alysse Rodrigues, 203-799-0460, arodrigues@crec.org



About the Energize Connecticut Center

The Energize Connecticut Center is the only place in the state that provides children and adults with a hands-on learning experience to discover the important role that energy plays in our daily lives – free of charge. Its interactive exhibits and state-of-the-art displays showcase different energy sources, demonstrate how we use energy, and convey the benefits of smart energy choices, including cost savings, comfort, convenience, sustainability, and environmental impacts.


Open to visitors of all ages, the Energize Connecticut Center is professionally staffed with energy experts to help you learn about the latest energy efficient and renewable energy ideas and technologies. For more information, please visit EnergizeCT.com/center or call 203-799-0460.


About Energize Connecticut

Energize Connecticut helps you save money and use clean energy. It is an initiative of the State of Connecticut, the Connecticut Green Bank, Eversource, UI, SCG and CNG, with funding from a charge on customer energy bills. Information on energy-saving programs can be found at EnergizeCT.com or by calling 877.WISE.USE. 

INFO 10am-3pm, 122 Universal Drive North, North Haven

Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K

Run in the Ion Bank Cheshire Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday April 30th

at Cheshire High School, 525 S. Main Street in Cheshire

Register now at www.cheshirehalfmarathon.org


The half marathon is a flat course that runs through Cheshire and Hamden with significant stretches along the historic Farmington Canal Trail. The flat 5k course is run entirely in Cheshire. 1/2 Mile and 1/4 Mile Kids Fun Runs are run on track at Cheshire High School.

  • Flat & fast scenic half marathon course that runs through Cheshire & Hamden with significant stretches on the historic Farmington Canal Trail.
  • The flat 5k course is run entirely in Cheshire
  • 1/2 Mile and 1/4 Mile Kids Fun Runs are run on track at Cheshire High School.
  • On-course entertainment, numerous aid stations, split times.
  • Grab a friend and run the half marathon 2-person relay! First leg runs 5.9 miles. Second leg runs 7.2 miles.
  • Jet Blue Corporate Team Competition for 1/2 marathon & 5K! Three fastest runners for each team score. Top three corporate teams in each race win awards!
  • UnitedHealthcare Healthy & Active Living Festival offering family activities and a variety of health, nutritional and medical advice and services.
  • Post-race party with great food, refreshments, live music from Run for Cover & more!

Download RaceJoy to be Live Tracked at the Cheshire Road Races!

  • The Ion Bank Cheshire Road Races is thrilled to team up with RaceJoy to provide LIVE TRACKING! RaceJoy is designed to help you plan and fully experience the race. It has been created with your needs in mind to help connect participants with their friends and family during the race. Learn more about out partnership with RaceJoy here!

Signature Charities:

Course Map

INFO 7am, Cheshire High School

The Walk MS in West Haven

The Walk MS in West Haven!

Date: Sunday April 30, 2017

Location: West Haven High School

Time: 9:00 AM Check-in / 10:00 AM Walk



Welcome to Walk MS: West Haven! We are excited to have you join us for this amazing event. Walk MS: West Haven helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise…we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

We are proud that Walk MS: West Haven raises money every year, and thank you for being a part of that achievement! Your fundraising supports programs and services that help people affected by MS live their best lives.

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. It’s why Walk MS matters so much. And it’s why you matter so much.

INFO 9am, West Haven High School

4-Year Education and Arts Enrichment Program Forum for 8th and 9th Graders that has a GPA under 2.0

MC 2 Technology, Inc., and New England Talent Search, Inc., both 501 c (3) 's are offering 4-Year Education and Arts Enrichment Program Forum for 8th and 9th Graders that has a GPA under 2.0.  
A Special Guest from NYC Entertainment Industry will be Attending

This Forum main Goal is to sign up Students between the 8th and 9th grades
with Parents that: 1. There career Goals is the "Arts". 2. That STEM with the Arts will round out there Educational needs to succeed in life. 3. MC 2 - NETS mission from 1997 to the present is to target Teens which society calls - Dropouts or Factory Kids. 4. Partnering up with New Opportunities and The Palace Theater 
in assisting in the logistics of the project. 5. Need Major Donors in funding the project.

 Samuel Cephas 860-212-8164 or
Mr. William at New Opportunities 203-575-4238
INFO 6p - 8p, New Opportunities Auditorium 232 N. Elm Street Waterbury, Ct. 06072







Dwight Central Management Team 25th Anniversary

This year, The Dwight Central Management Team (DCMT) celebrates its 25th year of the promotion of social well-being and community development for residents and partners within the greater Dwight neighborhood. 
Since our inception we have grown in our commitment to help our neighbors develop and achieve goals that we are proud to say are collaborative and economically beneficial for all of New Haven. 
We are proud that the DCMT is one of the longest standing and most influential neighborhood community groups in New Haven. 
For this, our Silver Anniversary, we celebrate our history with a definition of strength,  longevity and our intention to enrich our residents.  "Dwight Is" present, we are strong, we are change agents and we would like to celebrate 25 years of defining what a neighborhood should represent. 


Contact  203 777-7374 for more information

INFO 4:30p - 9p, The Study Hotel at Yale - 1157 Chapel Street NH, CT 06511

Launch Women's Empowerment

Not Easily Broken presents Launch Women's Empowerment. 

A women's empowerment event that includes networking and food. The event is to uplift, build and empower women to walk into the destiny they desire.  This event has a dress attire of Pink and White and gift bags are included. Come out and become what you desired to be!!!

INFO 5:30p - 9p, 27 Washington st, Middletown CT 06457

FAVOR Honors: Hope, Resilience, Strength

FAVOR Honors: Hope, Resilience, Strength 


FAVOR is proud to present FAVOR Honors: Hope, Resilience, Strength in celebration of Mental Health and Foster Care Awareness Month, on Friday, May 5th 6-9pm at the Victory Church, 191 Meriden Rd., Middletown. 

It will be a powerful evening of celebrating young adults who have demonstrated exceptional youth leadership. 

The author of the newly released book Free Tayco, Taylor Nicole and her husband, Brian Jones, will share their individual journeys growing up as children in the systems. Some of the topics they will discuss, mental illness, substance abuse, bullying, foster care and adoption. 

At, FAVOR, INC., we work with families who have children with medical, mental, and behavioral health challenges that need support finding services for their children and learning how to navigate the complexities of the mental health service delivery system.  Our programs teach caregivers valuable self-advocacy skills so that they can work collaboratively with schools and service providers to ensure that their children get the services that they need to succeed.  We also bring the family voice to statewide initiatives that strive to ensure that Connecticut’s children’s service delivery systems are responsive to the needs of families and their children.  Our staff have lived experience as caregivers of children themselves.  We understand the struggles that families face and have the experience to help families during times of crisis. 

Refreshments by local restaurants will be available.  A $10.00 donation at the door.  Book signing and sale will take place as well.  For more information please contact Nydia Dominguez of FAVOR at 203-623-0378 or ndominguez@favor-ct.org.


INFO 6-9pm, Victory Church in Middletown

Cinco K de Mayo Road Race & 2 Mile Walk

The Orange CT Chamber presents…

The 5th Annual Cohen and Wolf Cinco K de Mayo Road Race and 2 Mile Walk

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Race Start: 10:00 a.m.

High Plains Community Center

525 Orange Center Road, Orange CT


Register at: www.RunSignUp.com

Pre-race $20 per runner and $15 per walker

Race day $25 per runner and $20 per walker


Tee Shirts to the first 300 runners

$100 gift card to the 1st place Man and Woman!

This race is a certified 5K

INFO 10am, High Plains Community Center in Orange

Centennial Anniversary Freedom Fund Dinner

The Greater New Haven NAACP is celebrating 100 years rooted in Strength, Jusctice and Equality! On Thursday May 11, 2017, we will have our Centennial Anniversary Freedom Fund Dinner at the Omni at Yale beginning at 7p. Honorary Co-Chairs include Marna Borgstrom and Dr. Reginald Mayo and our living legends honorees are Marvin Lender, Roger C Vann and Lula Mae White. Ticket price is $100 which includes a 1 year NAACP membership. For tickets or information please contact the Greater New Haven NAACP office at 203-389-7275.

INFO 7p, Omni at Yale

KICKOFF to Mothers Day Weekend , Sip & Paint Nite, w/ Sisters Sharing

An evening you wont forget!! Come start your weekend with us!!
$50.00= Admission, canvas, paint , 45 min class with The Virtual Art Instructor, (2) glasses 
of Wine, Lite Finger Foods & sweet Treats while supplies last!! :))
Our Vending & Info Table will be set-up ,to get that Special piece, for that Special Lady.
Love, Laughter & WOMEN Celebrating WOMEN with , NO DRAMA!!!
BYOB of your choice,21 yrs & UP!!! But REMEMBER the ONLY way in ,is by reserving your spot 
by texting 203-640-7322, leave your name & number of guest. (50) seat capacity, please NO CALLS.
Ellen Cotto 203-387-8624
INFO 7p - 10p, The VIXEN Art Factory, 1700 Dixwell Ave, Hamden ,Ct 06517

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Great Strides

Saturday May 20, 2017

Savin Rock in West Haven

Check in: 9am

Walk: 10am

Distance: 3 miles


Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family.

Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year.

On Saturday May 20th, take steps to cure cystic fibrosis by participating in Great Strides--a nationwide fundraiser hosted by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Great Strides raises money for vital research to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that affects 30,000 children and adults in the United States.

Jimmie’s of Savin Rock in West Haven will be the host again this year – come out and help add tomorrows for people with cystic fibrosis!

To participate in Great Strides, call 1-800-FIGHT-CF or register online at www.cff.org.


INFO 9am, Savin Rock in West Haven

Savin Rock Comedy Night

The Savin Rock Fireworks Committee with the help of Treehouse Productions is having it's annual Comedy Night.

Saturday May 20th at the St. Lawrence School Hall in West Haven. The doors will open at 7:00pm, for a night of laughs.

Tickets are $20 in advance. They will be $25 the night of the show. This event is BYOB and snacks. To purchase tickets or for more information please call John and Mary at (203) 397-8523.

All money raised goes towards the July 3, 2017 fireworks display held in West Haven.

INFO 7pm, St. Lawrence School Hall in West Haven

Matt's Mission 5K Road Race

Matt's Mission 5K Road Race

Sunday May 21st

at North Branford High School




The certified 5K includes a scenic, rolling course through residential neighborhoods in North Branford.

Post-Race Party: All participants are invited to enjoy a post-race party with food, beverages, family activities, entertainment, awards ceremony & more!

Early Packet Pick-Up: Save time on race morning and pick up your race number and t-shirt early!

Saturday, May 20

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

soundRUNNER, 1088 Main Street, Branford


8:00 am: Raceday registration

9:30 am: 5K starts

10:30 am: Awards and post-race party!

T-Shirts: All registered participants receive tech shirts.

Parking: Plenty of parking is available at North Branford High School, 49 Caputo Road, North Branford, CT.

Post-Race Party:All participants are invited to enjoy a post-race party with food, beverages, family activities, entertainment, awards ceremony & more!

Awards: Top three M&W finishers in each division receive awards. Divisions are as follows: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 & 80+.


Fundraise for Matt’s Mission Fund or North Branford High School Athletics: Raise $100 for more for Matt’s Mission Fund or NBHS Athletics and receive a complimentary race entry! To become a fundraiser, email jody@jbsports.com. Donations are also welcome here.

The race honors Matt Picciuto, who passed away at 18-year-old in a car accident on May 23, 2009. Although Matt did not live long enough to graduate from high school, he wrote in his yearbook that he wanted to make a difference. By supporting this event, you can help him make a difference in the lives of many. We have raised and donated over $250,000. 100% of the proceeds raised go to our local community. Matt’s Mission Fund encourages everyone to slow down and drive safe while raising awareness to the consequences of destructive driving decisions.

In addition to the Matt’s Mission Fund, this year the race also benefits the North Branford High School Athletic Department. Help raise funds for your favorite team!

INFO 9:30am, North Branford High School