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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

EMERGE YouthBuild Presents:Application Cycle

Are you tough enough?  EMERGE YouthBuild is recruiting New Haven's youth ages 17-24 to take a step toward success.  EMERGE YouthBuild Crew members earn a high school diploma, industry recognized construction credentials, and hands-on work experience as they work towards a strong career path.  Call us today to reserve a slot at an upcoming information sessions and fill out an application.

Call (203) 562-0171 for more information

INFO Submit by February 24, 830 Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

Walter "Pop" Smith Little League 2017 Registration

Mark your calendar now and register for The Walter “Pop” Smith Little League!

2017 Registration will take place in February and March.


Register Online Here


or in person

February, 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1


at King-Robinson Magnet School's Cafeteria

150 Fournier Street, New Haven, CT 06511 MAP


$60 in February, $65 after February.  Register early!


Don't forget! Opening Day 2017 is April 29th!



For more information contact

Lynair Walker, President I 203-676-3782


INFO 10am-1pm, King-Robinson Magnet School

NAACP 2017 Scholarships for High School Seniors

FYI: The applications for the Greater New Haven Branch of the NAACP 2017 Scholarshipsfor High School graduating seniors from the Greater New Haven area are NOW available. They have been sent to the Guidance Departments. You can pick up an application from the High School Guidance Counselor, or from the NAACP Office during business hours Tuesday - Thursday at 545 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT.

Application must be postmarked by April 7, 2017.


Please note, we have a scholarship for a student planning to attend Southern Connecticut State University in the Fall as well.

INFO Open Now, 545 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT

Fitscript Celebrates New Haven’s Commitment to Employee Health

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Fitscript™ will host a celebration of New Haven: The City of Wellness! The event will feature remarks from New Haven Mayor Toni Harp; and a demonstration of Fitscript’s groundbreaking new digital health solution for diabetes, GlucoseZone™

More about Fitscript:


Fitscript is a company dedicated to helping people with diabetes reach their fitness goals.  Launched by founder Charles O’Connell in 2013, Fitscript’s GlucoseZone™ program addresses a major gap in diabetes management by providing multi-media guidance based on real time diabetes metrics, available on any digital platform, to help people living with diabetes reach their health and fitness needs.  Over 300,000 people globally have utilized GlucoseZone™ programming to meet the exercise requirement and challenge of diabetes. 

For more information, contact: LaurieAnn Scher 203-247-0072, Laurieann.Scher@fitscript.com


INFO 5:30 - 7:30p, 5 Science Park New Haven CT 06511

Hamden Black History Committee Presents: A Black History Celebration

Telephone contact for information - Martha Walker 203-641-3345
Description of event- Honor Leaders in the Community 
INFO 7p - 9p, Hamden Public Library

Black History Gala

Parker Memorial A. M. E. Zion Church Presents the Black History Gala on February 24, from 6p - 11p, at IL Monticello, 577 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT. 

Celebrating our past, present and future. Commemorating achievements, the impact African American have made on this country is part our collective consciousness.  We are sharing the unity and recognition cutting across racial barriers. An evening to highlight the work and efforts of Black American.

Contact 203-639-0747 (Church Phone) for more details.

INFO 6p - 11p, IL Monticello, 577 South Broad Street, Meriden, CT 06450

First Baptist Church Black History Feast

You are Invited to enjoy homemade Soul Food as well as learn Black History Facts! The menu consist of barbecue ribs, chitterlings, smothered pork chops, fried and baked chicken, fried and baked fish, beef roast, macaroni and cheese, potato salad, collards and green beans(prepared w/smoked turkey), banana pudding, peach cobbler, pound cake and much, much more!  The donation for is $25.00 for adults and $12.00 for children (7-10). Eat in while listening to music, fellowship and learn some Black History facts or Take out,No deliveries.

Call 203-886-5700 for more information

INFO 12p - 5p, First Baptist Church 93 Main St., Middletown, CT

Carol E. Brown Scholarship & Community Awards Dinner

INFO 4pm, Fantasia Wedding & Banquet Facility, North Haven

Life Changing Outreach Ministries' Health and Wellness

Contact Information: Kim Artis 203-645-4152 or Janice Bradley 203-893-0076
Description of Event: Health and Wellness
INFO 12p - 3p, 30 Montowese Avenue, North Haven, CT

Connecticut Brain Freeze

Take the plunge and unite against brain tumors.

The National Brain Tumor Society's Connecticut Brain Freeze!

Sunday March 5, 2017

at The Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock Street in West Haven


Registration Starts: 11:00am
Program & Activities: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Dip: 12:30pm

Register Online

View the 2017 prizes and incentives
View the pre-freeze events


Getting to the event:

From New York & West: Take 95 north to Exit 43. Turn right at end of ramp Campbell Avenue. Travel 1.5 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard, then turn right. The Savin Rock Conference Center is a half-mile on the left, next to Jimmies restaurant.

From Hartford & North: Take 91 south to I-95 south to Exit 42. Turn right at end of ramp onto Route 162, Sawmill Road. Proceed 2 miles to Captain Thomas Boulevard. Savin Rock Conference Center is straight ahead.

From Rhode Island & East: Take 95 south, and follow directions From Hartford & North.


There is limited parking available at Savin Rock Conference Center. We encourage plungers to car pool.

Volunteer Information

View available volunteer positions

Volunteers are the core of National Brain Tumor Society's events. Show your support for the brain tumor community by showing support on event day. By joining the family of volunteers, you’re helping bring awareness to this devastating disease.

Are you ready to join the fight against brain tumors? Please register online or e-mail ctbrainfreeze@braintumor.org to find out our current volunteer opportunities.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the Brain Freeze?

Youth ages 8+ and Adults can participate. If you are under 18, an adult must accompany you at all times.

Anyone with a serious medical condition, please consult with your doctor before participating. Consider joining us as a virtual participant, volunteer or bystander.

Is there a registration fee? Am I required to fundraise a minimum amount?

There is no registration fee for the Connecticut Brain Freeze, however there is a required fundraising minimum.

Adult participants in the Connecticut Brain Freeze are required to raise a minimum of $100. Youth participants (ages 8-17) are required to raise a minimum of $50 up to 2 months post event (Thursday, May 4, 2017).

Upon registration, you will receive a personal fundraising page and useful online tools to help you jumpstart your efforts. Even after the event is over, you will still have access to your personal fundraising page, allowing you to maximize your impact in the fight against brain tumors.


What happens if there is bad weather?

The Connecticut Brain Freeze will take place as long as it is safe for participants. However, if a major weather event is predicted, any changes to the schedule will be posted on the homepage of the Connecticut Brain Freeze and our New England Brain Tumor Community Facebook page.

What should I bring? What should I wear?

  • Bring extra towels and a change of clothes. There will be designated changing areas available.
  • We encourage you to wear costumes. There will be a costume contest during the event – so bring your A-game!
  • Shoes are highly recommended – water shoes or sneakers are best. Please avoid wearing flip-flops.

Are there any special safety concerns?

  • If you have a serious medical condition, please consult with your doctor before participating. Consider joining us as a volunteer or bystander.
  • Please do not stay in the water longer than 5 minutes. Body heat is lost 25 times faster in water than in air.
  • Please no diving, cannonballs or somersaults.
  • Please do not drink alcohol as it accelerates hypothermia.
  • Please do not remove your outer clothing until swim time. If you are wearing a costume, please leave accessories with your towel before going into the water. Please wear shoes at all times for protection.
  • The day of the event you will receive a brief orientation and safety instructions.

Where do Brain Tumor Events funds go?

Proceeds from the event support research to find a cure for brain tumors, public policy advocacy, and patient information to make sure the critical needs of the brain tumor community are met, through the National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS).
Learn more.

Do I need to register?

Yes, all participants and volunteers must register. Participants may register online, at the registration table the day of the event, or download our registration form and send to ctbrainfreeze@braintumor.org.

To volunteer, please register online or e-mail ctbrainfreeze@braintumor.org to find out our current volunteer opportunities. If you plan to attend as a bystander, you do not need to register.


What are Matching Gift Programs?

Many employers have matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Ask your employer or HR department for more information. Generally, you will be asked to complete and submit a form to NBTS for approval. This form can be sent to the above address.

To whom do I make checks payable?

All checks can be made payable to the National Brain Tumor Society. If you wish to support a participant, please complete this form and mail to: National Brain Tumor Society, ATTN: CT Brain Freeze, 55 Chapel Street, Suite 200, Newton, MA 02458

Are pets allowed at the event?

Pets are not permitted at the venue; please consider leaving them at home. Please do not leave your pet in your car during the event.


View full FAQ document

INFO 11am, Savin Rock Conference Center in West Haven

Whitney Players present “Cinderella, the Prince Street Players version” and “Disney’s Cinderella Kids” at Thorton Wilder Auditorium

The Whitney Players Theater Company presents two versions of the classic Cinderella tale – the musical “Cinderella, Prince Street Players version ” March 9ththrough March 11th and “Disney’s Cinderella Kids”, March 8th, 11th and 12th at the Thornton Wilder Auditorium, 2901 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden.  Wednesday through Saturday performances begin at 7:00 pm and there are two weekend matinees of Cinderella Kids at 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices for Cinderella Kids are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets for Cinderella, Prince Street Players version are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased in advance on Thursdays (2/16-3/2) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm at Thornton Wilder, 2901 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, Cash or checks only or on line. Go to www.thewhitneyplayers.org.  Cash or checks only. The show is directed by Cindy Simell-Devoe with choreography by Jaclyn Ianniello. This production is co-sponsored by the Hamden Arts Commission.  For more information, call 203-314-8599.


INFO 7p, Thornton Wilder Auditorium, 2901 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden

29th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit

29th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit

Saturday, March 11, 2017

AMF Lanes Milford, CT

5 Bowling Sessions: 9 am, 11:30 am, 2 pm, 4:30 pm & 7 pm.


Join us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 for the 29th Annual Bowl-2-Benefit The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services at BHcare!

One of the largest events of its kind in the state, the event unites over 1,200 concerned citizens, businesses, school, organizations and community leaders in the fight against domestic violence.


Teams of 4-5 bowlers of all ages and skills are welcome to participate. Teams must pre-register for one of 5 bowling sessions (9am, 11:30am, 2pm, 4:30pm, or 7pm).

There is a $5 per bowler registration fee and all bowlers are asked to raise $50 in pledges. Participants receive 90 minutes of bowling, event t-shirt, shoe rental, soft drink and a chance to win some great prizes.

Pre-register your team by submitting the registration form to Sharon Abramson sabramson@bhcare.org or (203) 736-2601, ext. 1327.



  • Every 9 seconds, a woman is battered in the United States. The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services (UCDVS) provides emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, court advocacy and support services to over 7,000 victims and their children each year.
  • You can make a difference by bowling a strike against domestic violence!


Raise Funds Online!
Set up your free, personal and secure fundraising website at firstgiving.com. Create a page for yourself and/or your team. You can ask all your friends and family for donations via email or Facebook!

INFO Starts at 9am, AMF Lanes in Milford

Bereavement Care Network Inc.’s 3rd Annual Meet and Greet

This FREE meet and greet is an opportunity for Business Leaders, Community Leaders, Government officials, and Volunteers to come together and network.  Let’s begin the year with a focus on service and volunteerism.  Come out and join us.

Contact - (203)589-5538

INFO 6p - 8p, New Haven City Hall Atrium, 165 Church St New Haven Ct 06510

CT Mission of Mercy: Free Dental Clinic

CT Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic (CTMOM)

Friday April 7th and Saturday April 8th

The Floyd Little Athletic Center

476 Sherman Parkway, New Haven

Clinic Doors Open at 6am


No Appointments. First-come, First-Served.

For more information on CT MOM call 860-863-5940 or visit www.cfdo.org/ctmom.html. Do not contact the Floyd Little Athletic Center regarding the CTMOM Free Dental Clinic. 


What is the Connecticut Mission of Mercy?

The Connecticut Mission of Mercy is affectionately referred to as CTMOM. The two day clinic provides free dental care to the underserved and uninsured in Connecticut – those that would otherwise go without dental care.

Oral health is inseparable from general health and can affect a person’s self-esteem, compromise their ability to work, attend school and lead a normal life. The Connecticut Foundation for Dental Outreach (CDFO) in collaboration with the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) held the state’s first Mission of Mercy project in 2008. Every year, the Connecticut Mission of Mercy project is held in a different location throughout the state.


Interested in becoming a CTMOM Sponsor? Contact Josephine Bicknell at (860) 863-5940. Click here for sponsorship level details. 


Check out this video from last year's CT Mission of Mercy in Hartford:


INFO 6am, Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven

Coach T Memorial Run For Youth

INFO 7:30am, Edgewood Park, New Haven

Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger

The Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger

Sunday April 23, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Lighthouse Point Park

New Haven


The Connecticut Food Bank is proud to announce the return of The Greater New Haven Walk Against Hunger. Join us at Lighthouse Point Park to rally in support of neighbors in need and get on the move toward a hunger free Connecticut.

As a participant in the Walk Against Hunger, you help the Connecticut Food Bank provide nutritious food to people in need. We value your commitment to our mission and hope you will walk with us.

Many of our neighbors in cities and towns across the state battle hunger every day. This spring, the Walk Against Hunger will bring attention to their challenges and raise funds to put more food on their plates.

More than 650 local food assistance programs rely on the Connecticut Food Bank as a resource for nutritious food to serve their community. Through this network, the Connecticut Food Bank distributes enough food across our state to make 50,000 meals a day.


Support the Walk Against Hunger and the work of the Connecticut Food Bank by stepping out on April 23. It’s free, easy and secure to register and join or build a team online. 

You can add a photo or video to your message and email your friends and family to sponsor your effort.

No need to collect checks or cash – donations are made directly to you through your Walk page!


Event Details:

The Walk Against Hunger is a fun-filled 2.5-mile walk. Our event is held rain or shine. All participants must register to participate.

Why Walk Against Hunger?

Imagine, for a moment, not knowing where your next meal is coming from. Imagine having to decide between paying for heat or paying to put a meal on your family’s dinner table. Imagine that week after week, you struggle to give your children enough food to thrive. This is the reality of hunger in Connecticut, affecting nearly half a million people in the state and 1 out of every 6 children.

This is why the Connecticut Food Bank asks you to join our supporters on the move toward a hunger free Connecticut in the Walk Against Hunger!

Schedule of Events - RAIN OR SHINE!

1:00 p.m. Registration begins for those who have not registered online. Enjoy refreshments, activities, and entertainment in the park prior to the Walk.

2:00 p.m. Walk begins – rest stops and refreshments along the marked Walk route.

3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony – Relax and enjoy activities and refreshments at a party in the park after the Walk.

Safety Counts!

Walking: Please be sure to wear supportive walking shoes.

Weather: Don’t forget to dress for the weather. We will walk RAIN or SHINE.

Stay Hydrated: Water will be available.

INFO 1pm, Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven

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