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Scene On Your Screen, Ep. 4

This week, our tours program manager, Denise Santisteban, and our curator of Ideas programming, Elizabeth Nearing, share details on our upcoming NEA Big Read events, free dance and storytelling...

SONGWRITING AS RADICAL IMAGINATION: AN ACTIVIST SONGBOOK DISCUSSION

Joined by Activist Songbook Composer Byron Au Yong and Lyricist Aaron Jafferis, a panel of artists/activists will discuss music and its role in activism and democracy. Joined by a panel that includes...

Scene On Your Screen, Ep. 3

Our director of programming, Bobby Asher, and the executive director of the New Haven Pride Center, Patrick Dunn, share the coming week's programming: 3 food events including a Mother's Day brunch (...

Activist Songbook Virtual Choir #1: "We Will Break Free"

Inspired by Susan Hayase, Tom Izu, Masaru Edmund Nakawatase, and Mike Ishii
By Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis

Based on the true story of Masaru Edmund Nakawatase, this song emerges from the...

Scene On Your Screen, Ep. 2

Welcome to Episode 2 of Scene on Your Screen, a weekly update on our virtual Festival programming. Today, our director of programming, Bobby Asher, is joined by our director of marketing, Lara...

Scene on Your Screen, Ep. 1

Welcome to Episode 1 of Scene on Your Screen, a weekly update on our virtual Festival programming. Today, our director of programming, Bobby Asher, is joined by spoken word poet Aaron Jafferis of...

We're Going Virtual!

Co-Directors Liz Fisher and Tom Griggs share the Festival's re-imagined 25th anniversary programming. Starting in just a few weeks, you'll be invited to interact online with Ideas speakers who are...

George Takei and Byron Au Yong in Conversation

In this talk, from our 10th Annual Visionary Leadership Award, George Takei, the pioneering actor, social media superstar, Grammy-nominated recording artist, and New York Times bestselling author is...

COLLISION: HONG KONG ART IN NEW HAVEN

Join Yale-China Arts Fellows Sarah Xiao (dance) and Nicole Pun (visual art) as they share how their residency in New Haven has shaped their art.

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HABITS TO HEAL: EXPLORING PRACTICES FOR MINDFULNESS AND WELLNESS

Improved resilience and health. Enhanced ability to manage stress and anxiety. Through mindful awareness, we can avoid being on “auto-pilot,” and more often consciously choose how we live. And there...

Data Driven Sound

In a lively talk moderated by Nicole Merritt, musicians Kaki King, Spencer Topel, and Jay Alan Zimmerman share how they are using data not just to make sounds but to see and experience music. Kaki...

WITHOUT HABITS: A PATH TO PURPOSE

We spend so much energy trying to cultivate healthier habits. But what might our days feel like if, instead, we question and cut out just one habit for a short period of time? What discomfort might...

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