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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...

StorySlam

Our festival is usually a space of community-building and collaboration, not competition. But sometimes a winner just has to be crowned. Join us for a festival storytelling slam, where a group of...

Make Music Day

Music director Roy Studmire will mix and master a layered recording of every single person who wants to make music in New Haven. Attendees are encouraged to bring whatever they use to make music and...

This is How We Do It!

FESTIVAL 2021 is happening and today we're singing the praises of Festival 2021! Check out our talented staff!

THE 15 MINUTE CITY: IMAGINING THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION

How would it change your life if you had everything you needed within a 15-minute walk? Throughout the world, architects, city planners and community organizers are constructing aesthetically...

THE LEGACY & FUTURE OF LOVE AS LIBERATION A PANEL ON MUTUAL AID

Raven A. Blake, cultural worker, community organizer and Founder and Visionary of Love Fed New Haven, hosts a conversation with global majority organizers and artisans who were working in mutual aid...

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