More Than Summer
More events are happening year-round at Arts & Ideas: more innovative performances; more compelling ideas events; more engaging member experiences. Check back regularly to find out what is happening next!
Looking Back at Festival 2016
Headline Concerts on the New Haven Green
Easily our most popular Festival offerings, our open-air concerts are a family tradition. Warm June weather the historic New Haven Green are the perfect backdrop for unforgettable nights with George Clinton and the P-Funk Band, Red Baraat, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Cirque Mechanics and more. Grab a blanket and a picnic! It’s free!
Each June, the world comes to New Haven with award-winning Circus, Dance, Music, Theatre, and performances too unique to categorize It’s all here. Festival artists are Grammy Winners, Tony Winners, MacArthur Genius Fellows, Oscar Winners, Bessie Winners...Name an award and they probably won it.
Ideas: Lectures and Conversations
Youth Activism, Refugees, Urban Tech, Food Science, Identity Politics and so much more! These provocative and insightful talks are focused on contemporary themes in the humanities and social sciences. Join us as we dig deep into the big ideas of our times.
Come explore, discover, engage and delight in the unique treasures of Greater New Haven. Whether strolling, biking, boating, sipping or tasting TREX programming is designed with everyone in mind! Go, do, see, EXPERIENCE, at the Festival!