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Upcoming Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

13th Annual Builders of Hope Breakfast


13th Annual Builders of Hope Breakfast

May 5, 2016 ~ 7:30 to 9:00 AM at Fantasia in North Haven

Speaker: Award-Winning Actor & Mental Illness Advocate Joe Pantoliano

INFO 7:30a - 9a, Fantasia in North Haven

Historic Westville Celebrates the 19th Annual ArtWalk

Historic Westville Celebrates the 19th Annual ArtWalk

Two-day art festival May 6 -7 in New Haven


New Haven, Conn., April 11, 2016 – Returning for yet another festival season, the 19th Annual Westville Village ArtWalk celebrates creativity in the community. This two-day festival, set in the Westville section of New Haven, draws more than 10,000 families, students, artists, and performers to enjoy all that Westville has to offer -- restaurants, merchants, and galleries. The fun will kick off at 5:00p.m. on Friday, May 6 and run from 11:00 - 5:00p.m. on Saturday May 7.


Westville Village ArtWalk is a FREE, community-wide event filled with great community spirit and fun events for all ages. ArtWalk features a wide range of activities including live music, art exhibitions, theater performances, and walking tours. Highlights of this year’s ArtWalk include:


Friday’s Highlights:

  • ArtWalk Beer Garden: home brews from members of Brew Haven and local craft brews from Stony Creek, New England Brewery and more.
  • Fashion Show and DJ Dancing in the Street: with Melissa Gonzales from Vinthanthromodern
  • Gallery & Studio Tours: Two tours Friday
  • A Broken Umbrella Theater presents The Regicides: Two improv shows at Aquila Motors Friday night
  • Gallery Openings/Events:  DaSilva Gallery, Kehler Liddell Gallery, Lotta Studio, Lyric Hall


Saturday’s Highlights:

  • Gallery & Studio Tours: Two tours Saturday
  • Live Music & Performances:  on two stages and throughout the village                                                
  • Artist + Artisan Market with 30+ Vendors
  • Free Kids Art Activities Including: Instrument Petting Zoo with Neighborhood Music School, New Haven Bike Month activities, Camera Obscura, 30' Climbing Wall with New Haven Parks & Rec, Bike-Powered Spin Art, Button Art, Henna Mehndi, GIANT Magnetic Poetry,Tie-Dye T-Shirt Making with WCNS
  • Food Trucks, Cafes, Restaurants & More!


For a complete and up-to-date schedule of events, including attraction times and locations, please visit the ArtWalk website here.

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About WVRA
Founded in 1996 to develop and support the Westville Village ArtWalk, the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA) has become the main advocacy organization for Westville. WVRA has been a designated CT Main Street program since 2008. The Main Street model of downtown revitalization has a proven track record over time of substantial reinvestment in older downtown commercial districts and their surrounding neighborhoods.


For more information, contact:

 Natalie Judd, (203) 605-9515, natalie@bigvoicecomm.com


INFO Two Day Festival, Westville section of New Haven

THE WORD: 4th Annual Citywide Youth Poetry Jams

This year’s middle school poetry jam, showcasing the original work of student poets from Fair Haven, Columbus, Edgewood, Hill Central, King-Robinson, and others will take place on Friday, May 6 at 6 p.m. at the New Haven Museum – 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.


THE WORD: 4th Annual Citywide Youth Poetry Jams culminate multi-week spoken word residencies in New Haven schools facilitated by award-winning hip-hop poet, playwright, and educator Aaron Jafferis, writer, performer, and culture curator Ifeanyi Awachie, and spoken word artist J-Sun.


THE WORD aims to close Connecticut's achievement gap in education and energize our city's youth through the power of poetic expression.






INFO 6p, 114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven

The First Annual African American Festival

The First Annual African American Festival

Wexler Grant School Field

Saturday, May 7, 2016

1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.




Kids Zone

Barbecue Pitmaster Contest (Separate ticketed entrance)

Food & Entertainment


$1.00 Entrance Fee

Vending Opportunities, Food Truck Applications, Interest & Donations Please Contact:

City of New Haven Small Business Academy

Jacqueline James, Deputy Director of Economic Development

200 Orange Street, Room 401, New Haven, CT 06511

Contact info:  203-946-3026 or email:  JJames@newhavenct.gov


Proceeds to benefit the Elm City Freddie Fixer Parade Committee

INFO 1:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m., Wexler Grant School Field, New Haven

New Haven Health Survey Community Forum

start time of event: Registration and breakfast starts at 9:30AM; Program starts at 10AM


end time of event: 1:30PM


telephone contact for information: 203-737-5270


description of event:

CARE conducted a survey of six New Haven neighborhoods in the fall 2015 to gauge their health status and health habits as part of a project seeking to reverse worsening rates of chronic disease in the city.

Approximately 1,200 residents in the city’s Dixwell, West River/Dwight, Fair Haven, Hill North, Newhallville, and West Rock/West Hills neighborhoods were interviewed about their health and health issues within their community. CARE will present survey results at a community forum on Saturday, May 7th from 9:30AM-1:30PM at the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology in New Haven.

The results also will form the centerpiece for developing neighborhood action plans to address health. Each community will be eligible to apply for a $1500 mini-grant for neighborhood projects focused on health.

telephone contact for information: 203-737-5270

INFO Registration and breakfast starts at 9:30AM; Program starts at 10AM, Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology, 4 Science Park

2nd Annual Mother's Day Brunch "No Sad Story"

Minister of Ceremony: WYBC Sweet Sounds of Praise Personality - Beverley Vaughn

Honoring the Legacy of Mother Bertrina Lawson, Celebrating the Life of Eldress Helen Little $35.00 per person. 

breakeverychainoutreach.com/events to purchase tickets

INFO 11a, The Country House, 99 Foxon RD, East Haven, CT

Greater New Haven NAACP - Annual Freedom Fund Dinner

The Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP

99th Annual Freedom Fund Dinner
Thursday, May 12, 2016 ~ 7:00 pm

Omni Hotel at Yale
155 Temple Street, New Haven, CT

Keynote Speaker: Ms. Susan L. Taylor

Founder & CEO, National CARES Mentoring Movement and

Editor Emerita of Essence Magazine

2016: Honorees:

New Haven Promise - Education Award

Erik Clemons, CEO and President, Connecticut Center for Arts

and Technology (ConnCAT) - Economic Award

Dr. Gary V. Desir, Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine,

Yale School of Medicine - Cornell Scott Health Award

United States Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut - Criminal Justice Award

Althea Musgrove Norcott  – Chairman, Citizens to Drive out Ebola - President’s Award


Donation: $100 -Includes 1 Year NAACP Membership: e-mail naacpffd@gmail.com
For tickets & information call 203-389-7275www.naacpnewhaven.org


INFO 7p, Omni New Haven Hotel At Yale, 155 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510

17th Annual Classic Awards

The State of Connecticut African American Affairs Commission Presents the 17th Annual Classic Awards

Please RSVP before May 6, 2016 at aaac@cga.ct.gov

INFO 6:30 - 7p, Legislative Office Building, 300 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT

'Unity Boys Choir' Annual Lights of Love Concert

telephone contact for information: 203.562.0165 - Mrs. Lilly Perkins03) 823-9823

description of event: The event is a scholarship fund raiser for the Unity Boys Choir. The choir is comprised young men from 4 years old to 21. And, they not only sing together they are learning the benefits of community services, leadership and being good stewards. We hope the community comes out to help the Unity Boys Choir celebrate their annual concert and scholarship fundraiser. The boys are encouraged to attend college. In fact, right now we have graduates at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Berkley School of Music. NYU, etc.

INFO 6p - 8:30p (Doors Open at 5p), Beulah Heights Church - New Haven, CT

Bereavement Care Network, Inc., UniverSoul Circus & Shopping Bus Trip

Join the Bereavement Care Network, Inc. for a day of Entertainment & Shopping as we take a trip to Newark, NJ to see the UniverSoul Circus. We will also go to Jersey Garden Outlet Mall, May 21, 2016. We'll be leaving the Ikea Parking lot on 450 Sargent Drive in New Haven at 9am sharp. The bus will return at 9pm.

Tickets are $70.00per person ages 12months and up.

Prices include: Transportation, Circus, coupons for stores within the mall and a gift bag. For more information please call 203-589-5538.

Tickets will be sold on a first come basis, and all payments are non-refundable.

All proceeds will benefit the Bereavement Care Netowrk, Inc. as we continue to serve families afflicted by homicide in the New Haven area.

INFO Show time: 12p to 2pm Shopping: 3pm to 5pm, Newark, New Jersey

Walk For Khair

INFO 8am-12pm, Quinnipiac Linear Trail, Wallingford

Greater New Haven NAACP's 2016 Health Fair

INFO 10am-1pm, Southern CT State University

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow National Leadership Conference for Girls

Sisters of Today and Tomorrow National Leadership Conference for Girls

Thursday, July 14 - Saturday, July 16, 2016

Yale University

New Haven, Connecticut.


(Lunch, snacks and workshop materials included)

(Pre-Register no later than Thursday, June 20, 2016)

Contact: Carla Morrison, Executive Director, (404) 319-2130 or by email: sistersoftodayandtomorrow@gmail.com 

Thursday, July 14th, 6pm-8pm - SOT Reception & Fundraiser with supporters, members, friends and sponsors.

Friday, July 15th, 9am-6pm - All day empowerment conference. Highlights include: Vision Board Creation; Self Esteem Building; Who Do You Think You Are? Your Image on Social Media; Lunch with a Leader; Preparing for College & Employment; Get Fit with Body Workers; A powerful Sisters Circle and more...

Saturday, July 16th, 9am-1pm - SOT Leadership Conference continues... Mommy, Mentor and Me workshops and brunch.

Saturday, July 16th, 6pm-10pm - Concert on the Green with SOT Family and Friends, sponsored by City of New Haven, CT.

INFO various, Yale University