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Date Event Description Time / Location

New Haven Public Schools Registration


New Haven Public Schools wants you to know that the Enrollment Office is open for registration all summer long.  If you are a new resident and have school-age children, please visit our office at 54 Meadow Street to register your child for school.  Please bring your photo I.D., your child’s birth certificate or passport and proof of address.  Questions call us at (475) 220-1430.  Don’t delay; register now to ensure your child is enrolled for the 1st day of school!  The office is open Mon – Fr. 8:30a to 4:30p.   See you soon!

INFO Now through end of Summer, 54 Meadow Street, New Haven, Ct. 06519 Choice and Enrollment office 1st, Floor

Superintendent Search Online Survey

The New Haven Board of Education Leadership have initiated the start of the superintendent search process by developing mechanism to involve the public and educational stakeholders in the process.

“Throughout this process the board is committed to transparent collaboration with all stakeholders,” announced Darnell Goldson, Chair of the Search Committee. “To that end, a series of focus group meetings are being planned and an online survey portal is available for members of the public and all partners in education to weigh in on this search process and to help identify the necessary attributes for our next Superintendent of Schools.”

The results of the focus groups, survey and other elements of the process will help define and focus the work of the search firm and the Board of Education as it seeks to recruit and secure the employment of the best possible candidate for New Haven Public Schools.

“The New Haven Public Schools Board of Education is currently seeking an extraordinary, innovative Superintendent to lead the school system as it continues its pursuit of excellence,” said Board President Daisy Gonzalez, “the search process for the new Superintendent will be a nation-wide search designed to find the right leader for New Haven Public Schools.”

To participate in the online survey please follow the link here.

The survey will extend through the summer.

Thank you for your participation in this process.

INFO Open, Find Online Survey Link listed in (Description)

Violence Prevention Streetball Tournament

B.A.M. Violence Prevention Streetball Tournament is for male and female youth and young adults between the ages of 13 - 24 from the New Haven County.  The tournament is scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays weekends during the months of July thru September.  The tournament will begin July 8thand end on September 3rd.

    At the end of the tournament winning teams will get new sneakers and trophies.    Other participants will receive medallions. Everyone will get book bags filled with     school supplies.   


If you should need any additional information please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 9203) 506-2942
INFO Every Saturday and Sunday (11a - 7p), Villano Park, Millrock Rd, Hamden, CT

Given Back to the Community presented by: One Love Ministry of Waterbury CT

We will be feeding the hungry,  providing gently used clothing Entertainment:  our  Community Dance Team, featured local gospel group “Related”…Games for the children.

If anyone wants to volunteer or donate to this All Free event please contact Missionary Dawn Jackson-Johnson @ 203-982-0948 or Pastor Daniel Edwards@203-808-7142

INFO 11a - 3p, Martin Luther King Park 449 N Main street Waterbury CT

Newtown Yoga Festival -The Avielle Foundation & Spark progam presents

Join us for a celebration with world-class yoga instructors, mind-blowing music and a nourishing community.  Immerse yourself in body, mind and heart as you dance, connect and experience transformation at our 5th annual Newtown Yoga Festival.


This year’s theme is Strength in Community.  We are a unified body of individuals, and a group linked by a common belief in the healing benefits of yoga movement, mindfulness and sacred music.  Strengthened by a partnership with The Avielle Foundation Spark's program - building compassion by bringing brain healthy programs to the Newtown community.  When we stand together, that is when we are strongest.


Transformation begins here!  The day begins at 9am with an intention-setting meditation to create sacred.  Then Rock your Shakti with Journey Dance or Hoop Yoga.  Or, relax with Tai Chi, Restorative Yoga, Reiki or a chair massage.


Be encouraged and inspired by world-class teachers Hala Khouri, Todd Norian, Kathryn Templeton & Tao Porchon-Lynch (who just turned 99!).


Not only do we have an amazing lineup for our community class, the courtyard offers our vendor village, food, live music and pop up wellness demonstrations.  Everything you could ask for from conscious companies.  Shop and support our local vendors.  The market is open to the general public as well as NYF attendees.


This year’s Vendor Village features goods and services from local artisans.  We are grateful to showcase these gifts.  You’ll find award winning photography, homemade candles, athletic wear, hand crafted jewelry, essential oils, apparel, accessories and more.


Indulge in a variety of food from one of our local vendors and grab a free cup of tea.


In case you haven’t heard, the silent auction is a crowd favorite with a large number of items to bid on.  Here’s a Sneak Peek!  Bid on an R&R for two at Kripalu, tickets to Live with Kelly & Ryan, Hunger Games signed book series, photography, artwork, brewery tours, and much more.


A large tent offers shade and is a great place to meet up with friends and have a healthy lunch.  Sit by the fountain and rejuvenate.  Gather together and raise your vibration to the soulful sounds of our live kirtan band.  Or take a tour of this green facility.


The day ends with a magical journey of sacred music, bowls & gongs.  Truly transformational.


It’s all here…explore, connect, enjoy and relax.  And don’t forget to bring some form of $ with you.


Children are welcome and encouraged to join our first yoga camp!


We give back in the spirit of “SEVA” (selfless service), and make an impact through the power of community.  Proceeds raised through this event allow us to provide programs and workshops free of charge to the community like the Foundations of Mindfulness Classes and other grass roots efforts of the organization. 


The suggested donation is $30 ($35 at the door) to attend the community classes.  The festival also offers food, beverages, music, wellness demos, and a vendor village which is open to the public.


If you’re looking for a place to roll out your mat, listen to sacred music and learn the benefits of meditation, then this is for you. This joyful, heart-opening event is about union with those who believe we can make a change in the world with a positive attitude, sharing a community-centered practice, and connecting with our body, breath and brain.


For more information and to purchase tickets, visit NewtownYogaFestival.org  For more information call  (203) 470-6969

INFO 9a - 4p, NYA Sports & Fitness, 4 Primrose Ln, Newtown, CT

FBC Women's Fellowship Tag Sale

The Women’s Fellowship Ways and Means Committee of First Baptist Church Stratford is sponsoring a Tag Sale at the church on August 26, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The event is located at the church on 1301 Stratford AvenueStratford CT 06615 and the admission is free.   Interested in being a vendor?  Table reservations are $20.00 donation and additional table is $10.00. One and all are welcome.  Contact for questions, 203 378-0812 or email atFBCtagsale@gmail.com

RENT A TABLE and reserve your space early


INFO 9a -3p, 1301 Stratford Avenue, Stratford, CT 06615

5k Unity Run and West Haven West Fest

University of New Haven Athletics  presents the 5k Unity Run ending with a powder paint block party at the West Haven Green. Participants will enjoy festivities at the West Fest including food trucks, vendors, hot shot, inflatable’s, live music and more. Register atnewhavenchargers.com/unityrun 

Contact Kamiko Williams (203) 464-0183


INFO 10a - 11a, University of New Haven – Maxy Hall and West Haven Green

Unity Run & WestFest

INFO 10am, University of New Haven

5th Annual Peace & Unity Prayer Breakfast

West Haven Black Coalition sponsors the 5th Annual Peace & Unity Prayer Breakfast. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 10 and under are $12. Proceeds will benefit the WHBC Scholarship Fund. 

Contact 203-937-3574 OR 203-314-1695

INFO 10:30a - 12:30p, Fantasia Banquet Facility, 404 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473

Living Free by Choice Presents: Wake. Pray. Slay. 2017

Wake Pray Slay is a Women's Empowerment luncheon where we come together to give applicable steps in becoming the women God has destined us to be. Our mission is to help women to accept the place in the world they are given. We want to encourage them to Wake up with Purpose, Pray for Guidance and Slay their Goals! I always say, "I don't have to find my place in the world when I was already given one." I just need to gather the right tools to pursue my purpose. Together we can build each other up and all be great in God.Everyone has purpose. Some people just need help getting there.  ...Choose everyday to Live Free

203-953-1243:  Kimberly Evans

INFO 12p - 4p, Walter’s Memorial Center, 445 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Cheshire Fall Festival

The Cheshire Fall Festival!


Friday September 15th and Saturday September 16th 

at Bartlem Park

South Main Street - Route 10 - in Cheshire



Friday 5pm-9pm

Saturday 10am-9pm

In the event of bad weather, the Festival will be held the following day, on Sunday September 17th.

Come enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides for the kids, a classic car show, arts & crafts, food, vendors and so much more! Plus Friday night see Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez on the main stage!

Admission for both days is FREE!


For more information visit www.cheshirefestival.com.

This event is brought to you by The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the Town of Cheshire.


About the Festival

The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival and Marketplace has been an established community event each autumn for almost 30 years. Each year in early September, after summer has cooled down and crisp fall air is on the horizon, new and established businesses showcase their music, crafts, food, for a fun packed day on Bartlem Park in Cheshire.


About the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce

The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce is a community association that strives to provide local businesses with a variety of services. Headed by a 17-member Board of Directors, the Cheshire Chamber of Commerce provides members with business listings, advertising options, networking meetings, referrals, member-to-member discounts, events and group health, dental, life, disability and long-term care insurance, among other services.

The Cheshire Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor and coordinate this event. If you would like to become a vendor please download the appropriate application on the Food, Craft or Vendor page. For more information on the Chamber, please visit www.cheshirechamber.com.

INFO All Day, Bartlem Park in Cheshire

Kings of Harlem at Lyman Center

INFO 8pm, Southern's Lyman Center

New Haven Chili Fest

Come out to the

Community Action Agency of New Haven's

25th Annual ChiliFest


Saturday September 16, 2017

at East Shore Park - Woodward Avenue, New Haven

11am to 5pm


Featuring Children’s Activities, Live Entertainment, Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, Arts & Crafts and more! New this year: Beer Garden!

Plus Chili Tasting – Noon to 3pm


If you want to participte in the Classic Car Show, space is limited and its first come first serve. Cost to participate is $10 - includes 2 complimentary hot dogs.  Plus the first 25 classic cars get a dash plaque! There will be trophies and plaques awarded. The Classic Car Show will take place from 12-4pm.


Want to come to the ChilFest? ADMISSION IS FREE – AND the CAANH will graciously and gratefully accept a non-perishable food donation!!

Suggestions include tuna fish, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, soup, coffee, sugar, mac & cheese, instant potatoes, carton shelf milk, grits, juice and crackers.


For more information or to participate in the Chili Cookoff, contact Sharon Willard (203) 387-7700 ext. 220 or swillard@caanh.net

INFO 11am-5pm, East Shore Park, New Haven

F.I.S.H.E.R.S Mother & Son Dance

F.I.S.H.E.R.S presents the 1st annual Mother & Son Dance at West Haven Italian American Club. Special Appearance by Juan Castilo with musci by DJ Diamond D. Tunnel Vizion Photography will be capturing the special moments. Admission: Singles- $20.00 Couples- $40.00 (Dinner is included). Contact Darryl Pervis @ 203.589.7701 for tickets and info.

West Haven Italian American Club

85 Chase Lane

West Haven, CT


INFO Doors open at 4PM, West Haven Italian American Club

Family Fun Walk & Wellness Fair

The 6th Annual Family Fun Walk Slated for September 24th

The West Haven Community House will hold its 6th Annual “Family Fun Walk & Wellness Fair” on Sunday morning, Sept. 24, at the Savin Rock Conference Center and Boardwalk.  Registration is at 9:30am followed by a Zumba warm-up and a 10:30am kick-off.

The walk will feature a variety of fun activities along the route where participants receive free chances to be entered in a raffle to be held during the Wellness Fair at the end of the walk. Fun activity stations along the walk route include: hopscotch, simon says, bean bag toss, jump rope, spelling bee, limbo, wheelchair obstacle course, and more.

The “Fun Walk” will step off from the Conference Center with registration at 9:30am followed by a Zumba warm-up and a 10:30am kick-off on Sept. 24th.  All proceeds from the event will benefit West Haven Community House and its programs including Head Start pre-school, Community Connections’ day and residential programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, and Children & Youth before and after school child care programs located in the West Haven public schools.


The walk concludes with a free health and wellness fair inside the conference center as well as raffles and prizes awarded to the largest team and the team that raised the most funds.  The health and wellness fair, which is open to the public, features a variety of local organizations representing health and wellness.

Persons interested in participating can register online www.whcommunityhouse.org or contact Kathy Hart-Jones at 203-934-5221 x 131, kathyhartjones@whcommunityhouse.org

INFO 9:30am, Savin Rock Conference Center in West Haven

Hammonassett Festival

Hammonassett Festival Now a Bigger, Annual Event

Building on past success, the Hammonassett Festival has expanded to better honor Native American traditions and cultures and celebrate our Natural World.

The Hammonassett Festival comes to the Guilford Fairgrounds this fall for two days of celebration, education and entertainment. Honoring nature and Native America, the 7th Festival will take place on Saturday, September 30, from 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday, October 1, from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Each day will begin with a Native American blessing and smudging ceremony, led by Allan Saunders (Mohegan), and followed by music, dance, art and crafts vendors, exhibits and demonstrations, activities for the whole family, storytelling and a variety of food choices. 

“Word of the Festival has spread, and we have been approached with dozens of exciting ideas and opportunities. To accommodate that interest, this year’s event offers more attractions and extended hours,” says Barbara Hanson, Co-Chair of the Hammonassett Festival. She adds, “The event has traditionally taken place at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, but ongoing construction at the park prompted us to take the event to the nearby -- and spacious --Guilford Fairgrounds.” It is Barbara’s feeling that “the Festival isn’t about Place, but that the heart of the event is the gathering together of many peoples to share and celebrate and honor and learn.  We hope to raise community awareness of the culture and time-honored traditions of the Indigenous Peoples, as well as issues they face today.  We hope to raise awareness of how we can work together to repair the balance between people and nature, and preserve the beauty and abundance of Mother Earth for those who live with the land and the seven generations that are coming. “

Featured performers:

--The popular Native Nations Dance Troupe, led by Erin Meeches (Schaghticoke), will return with multiple performances each day. The Dance Troupe is made up of Native American performers who travel nationally and come together for specific events. They will gather in the Dance Circle to share their dances and interpretations, dressed in traditional regalia and accompanied by live singing and drumming of a Native Drum group.

--The Redhawk Native American Arts Council, with performances by Aztec Dancers and Peruvian Scissor Dancers, will be making its Hammonassett Festival debut. The dance groups will perform multiple times during the weekend.

Featured wildlife shows:

--Live raptor show by A Place Called Hope, a raptor rehabilitation center in Killingworth, CT

--Live reptile show by The Meigs Point Nature Center of Hammonasset Beach State Park 

Other special attractions:

--Multiple performances of Native American flute music and guitar by Allan Madahbee (Ojibway)

--Performance on Saturday by local music group, Ponybird (Anishinabek Solutrean Metis Indigenous Nation)

--Expanded Children’s Area offering stories, games and crafts presented by the Institute for American Indian Studies (IAIS) and local Libraries

--The New England Atlatl Championships, where attendees can try their hand at the ancient skill of spear-throwing

--Museum outreach programs, demonstrations and environmental exhibits

--Variety of food choices

The above features and special attractions are subject to change.

Exhibitors and vendors: Pre-registration is required. Contact: HammonassettFestival @gmail.com

The Festival is presented by Friends of Hammonasset, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is sponsored by Friends of Hammonasset and the Robert F. Schumann Foundation.


What: Hammonassett Festival

When: 10 AM-7 PM, Saturday, September 30 and 10 AM-5 PM Sunday, October 1, 2017

Where: Guilford Fairgrounds, 111 Lovers Lane, Guilford, CT

Directions: Exit 59 off the Connecticut Turnpike, south on Goose Lane and across Boston Post Road, right on 146 (Boston Street), left onto Lovers Lane.

Parking: Free on-site parking

Admission: adults, $5; children under 12, free

Note: No pets or alcohol at the Fairgrounds, including the parking lots

Find more information and schedule of events at Facebook.com/HammonassettFestival or email hammonassettfestival@gmail.com


Variations in spelling of Hammonasset are correct and are not identical. Two “t”s are used for the Festival to be true to the original Native American spelling.

Editor: If there are questions about content or more information is needed, contact Barbara Hanson at 203-457-9622. Please do not include any phone number in the article.

INFO All Day, Guilford Fairgrounds

NAACP Health Expo

INFO 10am-2pm, Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven

The Holla-Back Gospel Awards 12

The Holla-Back Gospel Awards 12 featuring a live performance by Shirley Caesar and comedian Chris Cark and co-hosted by Jerry Green & Ernest Richard Jr. comes to The Hillhouse Auditorium on Saturday October 7th.

Doors open at 5pm.

The Hillhouse Auditorium: 480 Sherman Parkway, New Haven.

Tickets are $38.

For more info and to purchase tickets visit www.hollabackgospelawards.com or call 203-314-4839.

INFO 5pm, The Hillhouse Auditorium