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Upcoming Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

The N.I.C.E. Center After School Tutoring Program

Telephone Contact for Information: (203)479-0056
Description of Event: The N.I.C.E. Center After School Tutoring Program is running a free after school tutoring for children in grades 3rd through 8th, free bus transportation from any New Haven Public Schools, free nutritious snacks, and the program is run by certified teachers, certified school administrator, and a freelance writer/business entrepreneur.
INFO 3:45p - 5:45p M-F, 410 Howard Avenue, New Haven

La Charla – The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

A panel discussion of the effects of domestic violence on children. The panel will be made up of people from the community, who have witnessed these effects first-hand. All are welcome to come and be part of this important discussion.

Telephone contact for information:   Blanca Torres 203-865-5437 x206

INFO 10:30a - 12p, United Way of Greater New Haven 370 James St 4th Floor Suite 403 New Haven, CT

A Conversation with Harry Belafonte

Celebrate the Christian Community Action's 50th Anniversary with "A Conversation with Harry Belafonte" on Wednesday October 18th at the Shubert Theater in New Haven. Tickets are on sale at www.shubert.com, at the Shubert Box Office or by calling 203-562-5666.

All proceeds from this fundraising event will support CCA programs for families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness in New Haven.

This special event will feature a wide-ranging discussion on local and global issues. Having spent decades on the frontlines of social justice struggles all over the world – from the Civil Rights Movement in the United States to anti-apartheid efforts in Africa – Mr. Belafonte possesses unparalleled experience in this arena. Daphne Brooks, Yale Professor of African-American Studies and Theater Studies, will moderate.

Whether drawing on his friendship with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, or his role as an ambassador for the American Civil Liberties Union, Mr. Belafonte will provide a vital perspective on some of the most pressing issues of our time – from the Black Lives Matter movement and equal rights struggles to U.S. foreign policy and humanitarianism in Africa. Mr. Belafonte will also take audiences behind the scenes of his legendary career in both music and film, which has earned him three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award.

For more information on the mission and impact of Christian Community Action, please visit ccahelping.org or follow the organization on Facebook. 

INFO 7:30pm, Shubert Theater, New Haven

Move It !2nd Annual Dancing My Way To Wellness Line-Dance-A-Thon

It’s 8 1/2 hours of line dancing with brief instructionals throughout (MOSTLY R&B, Soul, Gospel, Jazz, Zydeco, and even a little Country!  You don't have to stay (or dance) the entire time.  You will have a wristband so you can come, leave, and come back.  Just come out and join in the fun!  Health awareness info/vendors will be available to promote/provide resources, and educate... (Tickets $20 in advance/ $25 at the door)
Scheri 203-464-2674 or Xan 203-823-5514
INFO 2:30p - 11p, West River Hall 37 Orlando Street West Haven, CT 06516

Women Embracing Women Prayer Breakfast

The Divas of KLCM present "Women Praying with a Purpose" Tickets are $15.00

telephone contact for information:  203-772-4314

Kingdom Love Center Deliverance Ministries

INFO Worship begin at 9:00 am sharp, 335 Putnam Avenue, Hamden, CT

Title 1 Saturday Academy

INFO 8am-12pm, New Haven Public Schools

Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus 2017 Fall Recognition Gala.

Fundraising event to support city youth, senior citizens and other endeavors. 


INFO 6p - 11p, Anthony's Oceanview 450 Lighthouse Road New Haven, CT

First Baptist Church in New Haven 200th Anniversary Celebration

 First Baptist Church invites you to join us Saturday October 28 as we conclude the celebrations of our 200th Anniversary year and look ahead to the next chapter of ministry.  With a theme of “Following Jesus into our Third Century”, this event will include dinner, music, reflections, and a keynote address delivered by the Rev. Dr. Frederick Jerome Streets.  An​ ​inspiring​ ​and​ ​visionary​ ​speaker,​ ​Rev.​ ​Dr.​ ​Streets​ ​is​ ​a​ ​former​ ​Yale​ ​University​ Chaplain ​and​ ​currently​ ​serves​ ​as​ ​Senior​ ​Pastor​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Dixwell​ ​Avenue Congregational​ ​United​ ​Church​ ​of​ ​Christ​ ​in​ ​New​ ​Haven,​ ​Connecticut.  Tickets are $30.00.  For more information, contact 203‑562‑0069.

INFO 5p - 7p, 205 Edwards Street, New Haven, CT

"One Thousand Rides" Health Initiative - National Coalition of 100 Black Women

telephone contact for information: 203 710-0400


description of event: The National Coalition of 100 Black Women will be conducting a health initiative entitled "One Thousand Rides" onOctober 28th at Davis Arts and Academics School 35 Davis Street in New Haven, Ct.   The organization will honor Ms. Dawn White-Bracey, President of Sisters' Journey and will also have a panel discussion on breast cancer. Our panel participants will include physicians from Yale Smilow Cancer Center, Dr. Camelia Lawrence, Dr. Marcia Tejeda Smith, the Witness Project and other community leaders. The panel will discuss the diagnosis, prevention and treatment for breast cancer followed up by a question and answer period.  The event will also have representatives from Access Health to sign up individuals for The Affordable Care Act.  There will be zumba and yogo lessons in the morning and the William Fluker jazz trio will also be on hand for live entertainment.  Refreshments will be served and the event is free to the public For more information contact NCBW at 203 710-0400

INFO 8:30a - 2p, Davis Arts and Academics 35 Davis Street New Haven, Ct. 06515

'It's Going Down': A Story of Poor Choices, Incarceration & Restoration

Joshua Generation Clergy Association in collaboration with Office of Youth, Family and Community Engagement and the City of New Haven Youth Services Department present 'It's Going Down': A Story of Poor Choices, Incarceration & Restoration on October 28.  

This day of mentoring will be led by special guest speakier, Jamila T. Davis, an American reform prison activist and author. Ms. Davis will share her personal journey and the lessons she learned along the way. This forum is specially tailored for children between the ages of 12 to 18.

Lunch will be served. For more information please contact or email Joshua Generation at 203-868-5486 or joshuageneration15@gmail.com

INFO 12p - 4p, The New Trinity Temple Church, 285 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

14th Annual Leadership Awards and Fundraising Dinner

Abdul Majid Karin Hasan Islamic Center

The Testimony to Leadership Fundraising Awards Luncheon. The Luncheon will be held Saturday October 28th, 2017 at 12pm at the Fantasia banquet hall 404 Washington Ave North Haven CT.



During the evening festivities we will be recognizing individuals or organizations throughout the state of Connecticut and the country that have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their respected field of endeavor or exceptional community service.

INFO 12p - 5p, Fantaisa 401 Washington Ave. North Haven CT

Million Woman March Bust Trip to Philadelphia

The Original Million Woman March 20 Year Reunion committee are hosting a bus trip to Philadelphia, PA for the Million Woman March.

Sunday Oct. 29 leaving from the Elks Lodge, 87 Webster Street, New Haven, CT.

Only 55 seats available, cost: $30 per person.

Assembly starts at 7:00a with the actual march beginning at 8:30a at City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd. Philadelphia, PA.

Contact 203-694-2688 for tickets and information.

INFO 2:30a Departure from Elks Lodge, 2:30a Departure from Elks Lodge New Haven -Travel to Philadelphia

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Come out on Sunday October 29th for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Greater Waterbury at Library Park in Waterbury.


Sunday October 29th

Library Park, Waterbury

Registration: 11am

Walk: 1pm

Register Online Here


Nobody fighting breast cancer should have to walk alone. When you donate to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, you’re helping save lives through groundbreaking research and early detection. You’re providing patients, family and caregivers with access to 24/7 critical information and support. When you donate to the American Cancer Society, you’re providing a hand to hold to someone who desperately needs one. Make a real difference for countless people fighting breast cancer and donate today at MakingStridesWalk.org

INFO 11am, Library Park in Waterbury

Phenomenal I Am, Inc. Banquet

Through this fundraising event, we will provide support for young girls in the city of New Haven through group mentoring, 1-on-1 mentoring and cultural activities and educational development. A portion of this year’s proceeds will also be used to support the “Still I Rise” summer program.




                                                                                                        PIA 2017 Charity Banquet 

                        November 4, 2017

              The Greek Olive Restaurant, New Haven












Tickets are $35.00 per person in advance and includes a marvelous buffet and program. Checks should be made payable to Phenomenal I Am, Inc. The memo section of the check should read “3rd Annual Banquet." Payments can be mailed to Phenomenal I Am, Inc., P.O Box 8733, New Haven, CT 06531 or purchased through a Board member.

Jamie Boussicot 203-903-2187
INFO 4p - 7p, The Greek Olive Restaurant, New Haven

The Q-House Ground Breaking Ceremony

The Q House has been a part of the Dixwell community since 1924 and provided services to families throughout the Dixwell community and the entire city. Unfortunately, this community center has been closed since 2003. During 2015 Gov. Daniel Malloy awarded the city of New Haven $15.5 million dollars to reestablish the Q House...During January 2017 the Q House building which stood at 20, 000 square feet was demolished. The plans are to rebuild a 54,000 square foot building that will include the Q House, a new Stetson Library, the Hill Health center and the Dixwell Newhallville Senior Center. This will be the community's one stop shop for services.

Also, during the event the Q House Building Committee will begin its first fundraising effort to build the Q House endowment fund through the sale of bricks. 

Board of Alders
INFO 10:45a - 12:30p, The front of the former Q-House site 197 Dixwell Avenue New Haven, CT

To Life! Gospel Concert and Community Education Event

This program is meant as a celebration of life through song and through inspiration. The Heritage Chorale of New Haven and musicians, under the direction of Jonathan Berryman, will be an essential part of the program. Those of you who saw Long Wharf Theatre’s production of Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity will remember the voices of Erik Brown, Regina Edwards and Kenyon Adams.


Praise and worship will begin the program at 8 PM and then the story will unfold. The story being how palliative medicine is an integral part of living well with serious disease once the diagnosis is made. Living well, not only for the patient but for the entire family.  The evening will be hosted by Carroll E. Brown. 


This program is free and open to the public. This event is organized by The Sherwin B. Nuland Foundation for Palliative Care and sponsored by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven and WYBC.


INFO 8p - 9:30p, Battell Chapel, Yale University, 400 College Street, New Haven

The Hot COCO 5K & Kids Fun Run

Come out to The Hot COCO 5K & Kids Fun Run

Saturday November 18th

at Norton Elementary School

414 N Brooksvale Rd, Cheshire, CT 



5K Course: The flat certified 5K course passes stately homes and runs on a portion of the Farmington Canal Trail.

Kids Fun Run will precede the 5K. All finishers receive a ribbon and all participants receive a cotton t-shirt. Kids Fun Run travels around athletic fields at The Norton School.

Post-Race Party! After the race unwind and enjoy a post-race celebration with live music, hot cocoa, food, clowns, face painting, vendor giveaways and much more!

Raceday Schedule:

Norton School, 414 N Brooksvale Rd, Cheshire, CT

8:30 am: Packet pick-up & raceday registration

10:00 am: Kids Fun Run Start

10:10 am: 5K Start

11:00 am: Awards

T-shirts: Given to first 500 registrants.

Parking: Plenty of parking available at The Norton School and across the street.

Awards: Prize money to the top 3 overall men & women finishers ($100, $50, $25), top masters (0ver 40) male and female finishers and top Cheshire male & female finishers. Top three Men & Women race finishers in the following divisions receive trophies: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80+. All children receive Kids Fun Run finisher ribbons.


Raise $100 for more for Abilities Without Boundaries and receive a complimentary race entry!

You can help create endless possibilities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These amazing, wonderful people want to work, contribute and participate. Some struggle with even the most basic functions of life. Others just need a bit of guidance, job training and the opportunity to show what they can do. Your tax-deductible contribution makes a very real difference in the lives of some very special people.

Since 1978, Abilities Without Boundaries (AWB) has helped disabled adults ages 18 – 80 lead better, happier and more productive lives. AWB offers disabled adults opportunities for group and individual employment in Cheshire and 10 surrounding towns. We provide job coaching, transportation and administrative support.

Join us! Every contribution counts. Please consider becoming a fundraiser or supporting one. Then join us for the fun at the Hot COCO 5k and Kids Fun Run.

Those who raise $100 or more earn a complimentary entry to the Hot COCO 5K on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Please email jody@jbsports.com once you have raised or donated $100 for the password to register for free!

Your donation is tax deductible. Abilities Without Boundaries is a 501(c)(3).

INFO 8:30am, Norton School in Cheshire