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MOVIMIENTO CULTURAL

Imagine a different type of cultural movement with New Haven-based Movimiento Cultural Afro-Continental (MCAC), Inc., a cultural, arts and community-based organization dedicated to entertaining and...

HOW ARTISTS SHAPE OUR FUTURE

If you’re wondering where the spiritual "after party" for the Festival will be, look no further than this party in the form of a panel discussion, where New Haven Director of Cultural Affairs Adriane...

IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT PRISONS

What would a truly just system look like? In 2021 we saw a surge in anger and action regarding the state of the prison industrial complex, a system that is unjustly imprisoning Black and brown people...

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...

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