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MONUMENTS AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY

Monuments shape the fabric of our landscapes and serve as permanent reminders of what and who our society values. They are installed to commemorate moments and people from the past that we want to...

DAWN TALLMAN

Dawn Tallman, The Queen of Gospel Energy, has been compared to those of many great vocalists, like Chaka Khan, Karen Wheeler and Oleta Adams, yet her style is completely & audibly her own. "Watching...

ART & HAIR SHOW

High-fashion, but make it hair! This catwalk event will feature never-before-seen hair styles (think: jellyfish bob) hosted by neo-soul talent Durand Bernarr, who frequently works with Erykah Badu,...

JUNETEENTH DAY: "VISIONS OF OUR FUTURE" VIRTUAL PERFORMANCES

Join us on Juneteenth for the "Visions of Our Future" virtual performances. The artists performing will be M'Bosse Dance Company of Senegal and Keepers of the Culture Performing Arts Company with...

CROWNING GLORY: THE ART OF HAIR

Celebrate the necessary and overdue passage of the Connecticut CROWN Act -- which prohibits workplace discrimination on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair -- with...

IMAGINE BEGINNINGS

Imagine: A mini version of the whole International Festival of Arts & Ideas, complete with musical performances, talks, and a film! Help us kick off Festival 2021 with an address from our Executive...

JUNETEENTH CHILDREN & FAMILY PROGRAMMING

This Juneteenth Day event for children and families will include storytelling by New Haven Educators and a cooking class by Randi McCray, Founder of Connecticut Urban Technology and the Urban...

Building the Stage: An Interview with a Stagehand

An interview with Jim Shea, Business Agent for IATSE LOCAL 74 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees 

 

As the steel skeleton of the Festival’s iconic stage rose on the Green ...

JUNETEENTH OPENING CEREMONY, ELDER HONORING, AND MANTLE AWARD

The Juneteenth Opening Ceremony will include messages by Mayor Justin Elicker and Elder Byron Breland, as well as performances by Dr. Karima Robinson as Ida B. Wells, Keepers of the Culture...

REIMAGINING ECONOMIES: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUILDING A SOLIDARITY ECONOMY

What does a solidarity economy look like? "Ethical entrepreneurship" is a trendy phrase that demonstrates how ready consumers are for a people-centric shift in the marketplace. But how can budding...

NEW HAVEN MUSEUM FOUNDERS CHAT: FINDING YOUR RHYTHM

Imagine a creative life that unfolds in layers, fueled by your happiest memories of connection and belonging. Two-time business owner Alisa Bowens-Mercado has taken many a plunge into uncharted...

DINNER STORIES: REMEMBRANCE

Join us for an evening of sounds, storytelling and sustenance, as we dive into traditions of remembrance. The “luminous voice and buoyant stage presence” (The Boston Globe) of Lara Herscovitch will...

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