Events for 06/19/2021

9:00am

Tours

Bike Tour: East Coast Greenway / Farmington Canal Trail North

With Elm City Cycling & East Coast Greenway

IN-PERSON EVENT

Travel North from New Haven to Cheshire and learn about plans to connect the former rail trail to Northampton, Massachusetts.  

11:00am

Tours

Experience Tour: The Huneebee Project, Beekeeping 101

With The Huneebee Project

IN-PERSON EVENT

Suit up and experience opening and inspecting an established beehive located in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven while learning all about beekeeping from the Huneebee Project.

1:00pm

Tours

Water Tour: Paddle Lake Wintergreen

With New Haven Youth and Recreation

IN-PERSON EVENT

West Rock’s serene Lake Wintergreen is the perfect location for trying out new watersports or perfecting skills you already have. Join New Haven Youth and Recreation in this outdoor social for paddlers of all levels.

Ideas

Crowning Glory: The Art of Hair

VIRTUAL EVENT

Hosted by the Festival's Director of Programming and Community Impact, this panel of community advocates, beauty experts, and multi-dimensional artists will discuss topics ranging from the politics and art of hair to styling trends.

2:00pm

Tours

Bike Tour: Juneteenth, A Historical Ride Through New Haven Celebrating African American Heritage

With New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation

IN-PERSON EVENT

Mark Juneteenth 2021 with this bike tour through history visiting many of New Haven's sites on the Connecticut Freedom Trail. 

2:30pm

Dance

Ronald K. Brown Community Class

In-Person Workshop

IN-PERSON EVENT

Participate in an all-ages, all-skill-level workshop with choreographer, dancer, founder & director of EVIDENCE, Ronald K. Brown.

5:00pm

Hair Show

Art & Hair Show

IN-PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED EVENT

This catwalk event will feature never-before-seen hair styles set to a live performance by neo-soul talent Durand Bernarr while hairstyle innovator Shawn Jon crafts ultramodern hairstyles in real-time.

6:00pm

Storytelling

Stir the Style: A Storytelling Mashup

IN-PERSON EVENT

Award-winning writers, comedians and performers will take the stage for 10-minute performances, each bookended by the musical stylings of a musical guest (to be announced soon)

6:30pm

Music

Dawn Tallman

IN-PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED EVENT

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.

7:30pm

Music

Mwenso and the Shakes

IN-PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED EVENT

The “wild” (PRI) troupe of multi-talents Mwenso and the Shakes throws “intense, prowling, ebullient” live gigs (New York Times) that are as much party as they are performance. Join them on the New Haven Green.

9:00pm

Music

Durand Bernarr

IN-PERSON & LIVE-STREAMED EVENT

A performer who “kills it all the time” (Lena Waithe), Durand Bernarr has worked with some of music's biggest legends, and his 2020 self-titled album DUR& debuted at the #1 spot on the Apple Music R&B charts.