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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

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

Whitneyville Cultural Commons Upcoming Music Performances

On Friday, March 10 from 7:00 - 11:00 PM, The Harris Brothers Balkan Band and the Black Bear Combo will be performing at "A Balkan Blast" at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517. Both bands will be performing a mix of traditional and contemporary music from eastern Europe and the Balkans. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 in advance and for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at balkan.whitneyville.cc or at the door. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with music and dancing from 8:00 - 11:00 PM. More information can be found on Facebook, or by calling 203-780-8890.

On Sunday, March 12 from 4:00 - 6:30 PM, The New Haven Oratorio Choir will be hosting their 4th Annual Cabaret at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517. The event will feature a variety of music, comedy, and original performances by members of the Choir and their friends, as well as a special musical performance by Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps. The event also features a silent auction, and food and wine, provided by local restaurants, will be available. Admission is $40 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online for pickup at the event. More information can be found on Facebook, or by calling 203-780-8890.

On Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 PM, the Om Shalom Trio will be performing to celebrate the release of their debut album at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517. Featuring an ensemble performance by Abhik Mukherjee (sitar), Ranendra Das (tabla) & Jessie Reagen Mann (cello), Om Shalom Trio draws on rhythmic and melodic similarities to create a fusion of Indian Classical and Ancient Jewish melodies. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Tickets are $20 General Admission, and $15 in advance and for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased at omshalomtrio.whitneyville.cc or at the door. All tickets include a free copy of Om Shalom's debut album "Quest.” Doors open at 7:30 PM, with music beginning at 8:00 PM. More information can be found on Facebook, or by calling 203-780-8890.


On Saturday, April 1 from 6:00 - 11:00 PM, the Whitneyville Cultural Commons will be hosting a variety of jug bands and related folk performers from Brooklyn, NY for "Brooklyn Invades CT!" at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517. Performing artists will be Washboard Slim & the Bluelights, Steve Rodgers, the Anne Marie Menta Band, Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues, Eli Smith, and Feral Foster. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 in advance and for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at bfolk.whitneyville.cc or at the door. Doors open at 6:00 PM, with music and dancing from 7:00 - 11:00 PM.

INFO See Various Times listed under "Description", 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517

Valley Flag Football League (Open Registration)

Attention parents from Ansonia, Shelton, Derby, Seymour and surrounding towns… the fastest growing youth sport in America is coming to your area.

Register today for the Valley Flag Football League.

Valley Flag is open to boys and girls ages 5-through-14 and the season opener is just around the corner on April 23rd.

It’s the perfect sport for beginners and any player looking to sharpen their skills in the offseason.

Register today to reserve your player’s spot by visiting www.valleyflagfootball.com. Interested in coaching, inquire through email atvffl@hotmail.com

Registration will end April 16
INFO Registration Open Now, Game(s) Location -Nolan Field (Ansonia)

New Haven Fire Fighters: Helping Our Local Shelters on Easter (Donations Are Now Being Accepted)

New Haven Fireman are requesting donations of toiletries and gifts for the mothers and children who reside in our neighborhood shelters.  

Please drop Easter gifts to the following New Haven Fire Houses from now to April 14.

952 Grand      826 Woodward      125 Goffe          105 Fountain

120 Ellsworth     412 Lombard      525 Howard

510 Lighthouse       73 Grand        350  Whitney

For additional information please call Derrick Meade 203-893-2575

INFO Business Hours, See Various Drop Off Locations under Event 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

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

Fatherhood Empowerment & Development Series: Let’s Talk About Fatherhood

Men’s Resources, Fixing Fathers Inc., CONNCAT presents: Fatherhood Empowerment & Development Series: Let’s Talk About Fatherhood

telephone contact for information: Bruce Trammell @ 203-530-7675 or David Asbery @ 718-288-0768

description of event: Fathers helping Fathers to be better Fathers. Exploring your role as a father who co-parents. Building a future and letting go of the past. Answering the question of what it means to be an involved father. All men are welcome to join the conversation.

INFO 7p - 9p, Lincoln Bassett School @ 130 Bassett St., New Haven, CT 06511

Haute Hats and High Heels A runway event

Come and enjoy an afternoon of luxurious fashion with the  Waterbury (CT) of The Links Incorporated.  This is our 4th annual luncheon and a portion of the proceeds go towards college scholarships and book awards for college bound Waterbury students.     Mistress of Ceremonies is WYBC's own Wanda Coppage.  Music is by Herman Ham. 

Call 860-798-4142 for ticket information.

INFO 12p - 3p, Aria Banquet Hall 45 Murphy Rd. Prospect, CT

Greater New Haven NAACP - Screening and panel Discussion of Thirteenth documentary

Join the Greater new haven NAACP at the screening of Ava DuVernay's documentary Thirteenth whcih expolores the history of race and the criminal justice system in the United States. The film's title refers to the 13th Amendment. The panelist will include Dr. David Canton (Connecticut College), Dr. Khalilah Brown-Dean (Quinnipiac University) and Clifton Graves Esq. (Second Chance.) This event is free and open to the public.

INFO 3p - 6p, Metropolitan Business Academy 115 Water St. New Haven, CT 06511

The Children's Center of Hamden Annual Art Show

The Children's Center of Hamden Annual Art Show

Sunday, April 2nd from 1-3pm

at Benchmark Senior Living, located at 35 Hamden Hills Drive in Hamden.


The Art Show will display drawings and paintings created by the youth who attend the Children's Center. This year's Art Show features live music by singer / songwriter, Mark Murphy. There will also be snacks and refreshments.

This event is FREE and open to people of all ages. For more info please call Renee Hausman at 203-248-2116 ext 308.

INFO 1-3pm, Benchmark Senior Living

Shiloh Baptist Church Presents: Fresh Fridays Comedy and Worship!

Fresh Fridays Comedy and Worship featuring Social Media Comedians NotKarltonBanks and everyone's favorite Senior Ms. Shirleen. Worship provided by Jordan Watson and Spoken Word artist, Journey.

Contact (860)759-5773

INFO 7p - 10p, Shiloh Baptist Church, 346 Butternut Street, Middletown, CT 06457

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

Julia's Run for Children to benefit LEAP

Julia's Run for Children to benefit LEAP

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Race begins and ends on Yale University's Cross Campus, in New Haven.

Participants are welcome to run, jog, or walk. Here's a map of the course. 



  • 8 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.: Registration, bib and t-shirt pickup at Woolsey Hall, Cross Campus
  • 9:30 a.m.: Fun Run (0.7 miles) ages 12 & under
  • 10:00 a.m.: Main Run/Walk (4 miles)
  • Post-race: Awards ceremony, refreshments, and raffle



  • Pre-registration Fees
    After March 1st till April 8, 2017, pre-registration fees are $22 per adult runner, $17 per student runner, and $9 per Fun Run participant.

    You can pre-register by mail or online.

    To pre-register by mail, download the registration form (PDF), fill it out, and mail it with payment to:

          Julia Rusinek Memorial Fund
          2 West Dr.
          Great Neck, NY 11021

  • Online registration for the Run is available!

  • Race day registration fees
    For the 4-mile Run: $25 per person, $20 for student runner. The Fun Run fee is $10 per child. Sign up at Woolsey Hall (located on College Street between Wall and Grove), Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.


Race Amenities

  • T-shirts for the first 250 registrants of the 4-mile run
  • Run registration fee includes one raffle ticket (additional raffle tickets are $5 each)
  • Computerized timing and results



  • Raffle prizes to be announced
  • Trophies/awards for overall top male and female runners
  • Trophies/awards for top three males and top three females in each age category
  • Trophies/awards for top male and top female wheelchair athletes
  • Medals for all Fun Run participants



  • From 95 heading North:
    Take downtown New Haven exit (exit 47). Take exit 1 and proceed straight to the light. Turn right onto Church Street, then left at third light onto Chapel Street, then right at second light onto College Street. Follow College for 1 1/2 blocks, registration is on the left on College between Elm and Wall Streets.
  • From 95 heading South:
    Take downtown New Haven exit (exit 47). Continue directions from 95 North.
  • From 91 Heading South:
    Take downtown New Haven exit (exit 1). Continue directions from 95 North.

Parking garages are located at the corner of Chapel and College Streets (turn left from Chapel onto College Street, garage immediately on the left).


More Information

Call (516) 487-9502 or e-mail: juliarun@gmail.com

Julia's Run for Children is managed by JB Sports LLC

INFO 8am-11am, Yale University's Cross Campus in New Haven

Passport To Prosperity Walk & Activity Day

INFO 8:30am-4pm, 419 Whalley Avenue, 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

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

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