From Manny James to Donald Carter, Rahsaan Langley to Juan Castillo, DJ Platinum to Michael Mills: Dixwell's Neighborhood Festival is sure to be a whole party! By the new Stetson Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library, come out for music, fashion, dance, local vendors, authors, Zumba, line dance, Hood Hula Hoop, family games, arts & crafts, book giveaways, healthy snacks and water and more!
Dixwell is a neighborhood of New Haven, Connecticut. Named for Dixwell Avenue, the main thoroughfare of the neighborhood which in turn was named for regicide judge John Dixwell, it is situated generally northwest of and adjacent to Downtown New Haven. The northern part of the official Dixwell neighborhood planning area is included within the Winchester Repeating Arms Company Historic District. This historic neighborhood also includes important and pioneering African American institutions, including the Dixwell Avenue Congregational United Church of Christ, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and the former Goffe Street Special School for Colored Children. The historic New Haven Armory is also in this neighborhood.
About the Stetson Branch Library:
The iconic Stetson Branch Library was opened in 1917 and was the second branch of the New Haven Free Public Library system. The doors to a brand-new Stetson opened in March 2022. The two-level state of the art facility has one of the largest African Diaspora Collections in CT. It also has an Innovative Studio, Learning Classroom and Tutor Room. Stetson has won several awards for its' outstanding programming, community collaborations and serving the needs of the community. The new space allows for more programming and service to the community.