Even More To Do!

BIG READ: Un Dia DE Pasaporte / A Passport Day

Junta For Progressive Action

The US Postal Service will process passport applications at Junta for Progressive Action. Please join us!

Sat, March 18, 2017, 11:00am  Details
3 hrs

BIG READ: "Who Are You? Who Am I?"

New Haven Free Public Library Fair Haven Branch

Explore our cultures through tradition, symbols, crafts and stories for families!

Sat, April 1, 2017, 11:00am  Details
1 hr

BIG READ: for Young Minds and Family Learning

New Haven Free Public Library Ives Branch

The Young Minds and Family Learning Department will incorporate the themes of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberta Urrea into our 3pm Saturday Programs during the months of April-June. Programs will vary from bilingual story-times to art programs.

April 1 - June 24, 2017  Details
1 hr

BIG READ: Celebrating Frida Kahlo

New Haven Free Public Library Wilson Branch

Learn about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo through stories, her artwork, and a few Frida-friendly crafts!

Tue, April 18, 2017, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr

BIG READ: A Three Family Experience

New Haven Free Public Library Stetson Branch

Featuring local residents from Greater New Haven to present from Haitian, African, and Spanish speaking communities. Also, a short documentary film will be featured and an activity will for the kids.

April 22 - June 24, 2017  Details
1 hr

BIG READ: Bookworms! A monthly reading club for children ages 5-7

New Haven Free Public Library Mitchell Branch

Come read aloud, discuss a book and make a craft related to the Big Read themes of immigration and migration. Registration is not required for this free program.

April 24 - June 19, 2017  Details
1 hr

BIG READ: Film & Discussion: "The Other Side of Immigration"

New Haven Free Public Library Fair Haven Branch

Join us for this 2010 documentary film directed by Roy Germano that explores why so many people leave the Mexican countryside to travel to work in the U.S., and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. Discussion to follow.

Sat, April 29, 2017, 1:00pm  Details
2 hrs

BIG READ: Hispanic Culture Day

New Haven Free Public Library Fair Haven Branch

Stay and Play for children 4 and younger and their caregivers. We'll read Spanish picture books with Latino cultural themes in English and Spanish.

Tue, May 2, 2017, 10:30pm  Details
1 hr

The BIG READ Block Party @ Junta

Join us for the 2017 Big Read Kick-Off at Junta, in celebration of Latino culture—come eat, drink, dance, listen to music, and grab your free copy of “Into the Beautiful North” while supplies last!

Fri, May 5, 2017, 5:00pm  Details
2 hrs

BIG READ: Youth Challenge Story Gathering

Baobab Tree Studios - New Haven Story Project

Come under the Baobab tree and share your stories of im/migration. We invite participants and friends of the Big Read Youth Challenge to come celebrate the completion of their projects and to share a story. The New Haven Story Project will have stations set up to record your tales.
**Light meal provided**

Fri, May 12, 2017, 5:00pm  Details
1 hr

BIG READ: Dinner & Dialogue: Im/migration

New Haven Free Public Library Ives Branch

Citywide Youth Coalition, Junta’s Youth in Action and Arts & Ideas Fellowship students join forces to lead a discussion around immigration, migration, and New Haven as a sanctuary city. Winners of the youth creative challenge will also be announced. Come and join the conversation!

Thu, May 25, 2017, 5:30pm  Details
2 hrs

BIG READ: Film & Discussion: Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration

New Haven Free Public Library Wilson Branch

Join us for this 2007 documentary that explores issues of legal and illegal immigration traveling across the U.S. and beyond to give voices to those on the front-line of this issue. The film asks: Is migration a basic human right? Discussion to follow.

Tue, May 30, 2017, 1:00pm  Details
2 hrs

BIG READ: Film & Discussion: "The Magnificent Seven"

New Haven Free Public Library Ives Branch

Join us for this 1960 American Western film modeled on Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. This very film is the one that inspired 19-year-old Nayeli, the main character of Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea. Discussion to follow.

Thu, June 1, 2017, 6:00pm  Details
2 hrs

BIG READ: Family Movie: "An American Tail"

New Haven Free Public Library Fair Haven Branch

See this classic film about a mouse who emigrates from Russia to the US and his struggles to adjust and find his family.

Sat, June 10, 2017, 3:00pm  Details
2 hrs

The Rejuvenary River Circus

Arm-of-the-Sea combines large-scale visual storytelling with live music in contemporary works of mask and puppet theater.

Tue, June 20, 2017, 2:30pm  Details
1 hr

BIG READ: Monarch Butterfly Migration

New Haven Free Public Library Wilson Branch

Kids in grades K through 5 are invited to learn about the fantastic journey of the beautiful Monarch Butterfly. We will follow it up by making beautiful butterflies for you to take home.

Tue, June 20, 2017, 4:00pm  Details
1 hr

Abbie Gardner

Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years.

Wed, June 21, 2017, 12:00pm  Details
1 hr

Soro Bindi

Soro-Bindi is an exciting, interactive performance that incorporates traditional Ghanaian dances, songs, and stories

Wed, June 21, 2017, 2:30pm  Details
1 hr

Li Liu

Acrobat Li Liu is proud to present her programs detailing China’s rich cultural history to communities across the United States and internationally.

Thu, June 22, 2017, 2:30pm  Details
1 hr

Open Ring Circus

Open Ring Circus is an arts and entertainment collective based out of the North Eastern USA and Canada.

Thu, June 22, 2017, 6:30pm  Details
1 hr

The Bossa Nova Project

The Bossa Nova Project was founded by Brazilian native singer-songwriter/pianist, Isabella Mendes with the intent to share happiness through music.

Fri, June 23, 2017, 12:00pm  Details
1 hr

Ginga Brasileira

This professional ensemble performs a colorful, crowd-pleasing repertoire of Afro-Brazilian dances that fuse rhythmic music with high-energy gymnastics and martial arts.

Fri, June 23, 2017, 2:30pm  Details
1 hr

Gospel Fest: Made in New Haven

A 100-voice mass choir, spoken word artists, and dancers.

Fri, June 23, 2017, 6:30pm  Details
2 hrs