Imagine: A mini version of the whole International Festival of Arts & Ideas, complete with musical performances, talks, and a film!
(Re)Imagine the Green
The New Haven Green is the beating heart of the Festival's in-person offerings, with free performances featuring both the greatest artists in the world today and the best and brightest from the regional community. The stage is built for each Festival on the historic New Haven Town Green, one of the first planned, publicly available green spaces in the country.
All events on the Green will follow COVID protocols with seating in pods, reserved in advance.
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
The Festival is excited to welcome the New Haven community and other local art-lovers back to the New Haven Green for a limited series of free, registration-only in-person events. It is also committed to centering public & staff health, well-being, and safety as it continues to prepare for Festival 2021. To this end, the Festival has developed a comprehensive safety program that complies with federal, state, and local regulations. The Festival continues to work closely with industry professionals with on-stage experience, public health experts, and with guidance from its COVID Compliance Company, Safe Set LA. If at any point federal, state, or local guidelines become stricter than the safety measures outlined in the safety plan, the Festival will adjust to whichever directives are most strict. Reservations are required for all in-person events—and the majority of the Festival’s in-person events will also be live-streamed. The Festival’s goal is to create an environment that is engaging and welcoming, and as safe as possible for everyone involved.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How many people can a pod accommodate?
A pod can accommodate up to no more than four people.
Do I need to buy/reserve tickets in advance?
Please. There will be reservations that can be made on the green. But reservations made in advance will help traffic control.
When does the Festival Info Center open?
2 PM daily
How will check-in work?
Guests go through the COVID Compliance procedure at Check-In, and if passed, will receive a color-coded wristband. Guests will then proceed to the GATE to confirm their reservation and receive another color-coded wristband. Guests will be able to complete the Check-In procedure at the Information Center starting at 2pm every day, at this point guests with reservations on the Green will just proceed to the Gates.
At what time can I arrive to be seated at my pod?
House will open 45 minutes - 1 hour before the event begins.
Ronald K. Brown and his dance company integrate traditional African dance with contemporary choreography and spoken word, resulting in a “flexible, richly expressive and irresistibly kinetic” (The New York Times) performance style.
Musicians are invited to join Grace Kelly for a workshop in the Festival Center.
HAPPY HOUR BROADCAST
Broadcasting 8/12 at 5PM on our Virtual Stage!
The “wild” (PRI) troupe of multi-talents Mwenso and the Shakes throws “intense, prowling, ebullient” live gigs (New York Times) that are as much party as they are performance. EnJoy this performance from the New Haven Green.
UPDATE: The June 19 Durand Bernarr concert was discontinued due to weather conditions. While he will no longer be performing at the Festival this June, we are working with his team to reschedule his concert in New Haven later this year. We will keep you posted as those plans progress!