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Thu 6/2, 5:30pm

The History of Graffiti

FREE. A film screening of "Black Book Graffiti: Word Write Large(The Birth of the Black Book)" and a talk back with James Top, CEO of The Odd Partners Graffiti Crew.

Tue 6/7, 5:30pm

Women Navigating the New Normal: Exploring Prison Re-Entry

FREE. An honest discussion about the difficulties women face when returning home after prison, between Babz Rawls-Ivy and Tiheba Bain, who have been through the experience.

Thu 6/9, 5:30pm

Un(Re)solved Talk

FREE. In this virtual event, director and immersive artist Tamara Shogaolu, the creator of Un(re)solved, will discuss the installation in conversation with artist and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris.

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The LIT Kwanzaa Celebration

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ELM CITY LIT FEST​​​​​​In accordance with Mayor Elicker’s December 26 health and safety guidelines suspending in-person events to prevent the spread of COVID, the Festival and Elm...


December is a month full of holidays across cultural traditions. Join us for an evening of festive tales from four different holidays: Hannukah, Kwanzaa, La Posada, and Christmas.



Indigenous storytellers Darlene Kascak, Kinsale Hueston, and Anne Jennison share stories of tradition and Indigenous culture during Native American Heritage Month.

ARTS FOR LABOR: The Kennedy Administration

A group of New York musical all-stars, Kennedy Administration holds down a regular engagement at a popular Greenwich Village nightclub, Groove, while racking up milestones internationally. Since 2015...

ART FOR LABOR: Paco Godoy y su Gran Orquestra Internacional

Born in Ecuador, Paco gave his first piano recital at age 5. A musical prodigy, he has recorded numerous CD’s and collaborated with international legendary Latin American artists like Franco de Vita...

ARTS FOR LABOR: Mulan Art Dance Ensemble & Team Leggoo

Team Leggoo
Established in 2011, Team Leggoo is a professional dance company of young, aspiring dancers who train in various styles of dance while pursuing growth and development as teachers,...

ARTS FOR LABOR: AnUrbanNerd (Josh Brown) & Darlene Kascak

AnUrbanNerd (Josh Brown)
AnUrbanNerd has been writing and performing for more than 15 years. He is a Poet, Spoken Word artist and Rap artist with a background in education and engineering. He brings...

ARTS FOR LABOR: Dawn Tallman

Dawn Tallman, The Queen of Gospel Energy was born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, where she began singing in the house of God from childhood. Later, she expanded her body of work into the R&B and...


The Tines are a new outfit helmed by New Haven Connecticut’s S.G. Carlson.The band was formed as a recording project in late 2019 featuring members of Ports of Spain, Laundry Day, Quiet Giant, and...

A Poem by Andres Camilo Madariaga

When we sent out an open call to have workers submit a picture of themselves, we also asked them what essential work meant to them. Here, Andres Camilo Madariaga, restaurant worker & volunteer at the...

Stir The Style

We’re breaking the “rules” of narrative events with Stir the Style, exhibiting every method of storytelling imaginable -- from spoken word to poetry to folktelling to personal narratives to rap and...


Come out to Open Mic Night at the Festival Center for an evening of listening and being heard. The show will be emceed by professional performing artist and mentor Influence (Sharmont Little), with...