Events for 06/11/2022

9:00am

Tours 2022

Libraries of New Haven

Presented by Elm City Cycling

FREE. How many different kind of libraries can one city have? 

10:00am

Kids 2022

Peabody Museum Presents: Dinos to Birds

FREE. Watch the Green turn into a museum as staff from the Peabody showcase the four-billion-year intertwined evolution of dinosaurs and birds in an interactive exhibit featuring fossils, bones, feathers; and other artifacts.

Kids 2022

Recycled Reflections: Collage Art Made For & From the Community with Faustin Adeniran

In Collaboration with Arts for Learning CT

FREE. Learn collage with Faustin Adeniran, a contemporary sculptor from Lagos, Nigeria, now working in New Haven. You’ll use newspapers, cardboard, cans, and other items to create treasure from trash in this session.

11:00am

Kids 2022

Huneebee Project – Native Bee Hotel Making Workshop

FREE. Give bees a place to sleep and hear what all the buzz is all about from the Huneebee Project, who will teach us how to make hotels for native bees.

Tours 2022

Exploring Westville

Westville Village Renaissance Alliance

FREE. Throughout the last several years, Westville Village has been expanding with new restaurants, a variety of quaint shops, and unique galleries.

12:00pm

Kids 2022

CANning Hunger with Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen

FREE. View team-built sculptures that use cans to raise awareness about our shared connection to food and the issues around hunger and food scarcity in our community.

1:00pm

Kids 2022

Sirius Coyote Music and Sounds of the Americas Music

with Arts for Learning CT

FREE. Travel across North America with Sirius Coyote, whose traditional, contemporary world music is renowned for its upbeat rhythm featuring guitar, sax, clarinet, flutes, kalimbas, drums, keyboards, ocarinas and a variety of other eclectic instruments made from materials found in nature.

2:00pm

Food 2022

Grand Avenue Gastronomy Tour with Lee Cruz

Presented with Chatham Square Neighborhood Association

Sample the cuisines of the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, and Puerto Rico at Fair Haven restaurants while exploring the neighborhood’s eclectic history with Lee Cruz, founder of the CSNA.

Theater 2022

Felon: An American Washi Tale

Reginald Dwayne Betts explores the experience and lingering consequences of having a criminal record in a solo theater show based on his poetry collection, Felon.

Tours 2022

The Adopted Flavors of New Haven

Presented by Elm City Cycling

FREE. Culturally diverse and teeming with flavor, New Haven soaks up the cuisines of its population.

3:00pm

Ideas 2022

Communities of Care: Love & Social Justice

Andrea Jenkins in Conversation

FREE. Hear from Andrea Jenkins, the nation's first out Black trans person elected to office, on love, social justice, and activism.

Tours 2022

Connecting Community to the River's Natural Resources

FREE. Take a guided walking tour of the Mill River Trail with Steve Hamm, local filmmaker and creator of Mill River’s documentary, ""A River Speaks.""

6:30pm

Festival Fellows 2022

High School Fellows Graduation Ceremony

FREE. Congratulations to our 2022 High School Fellows!

7:00pm

Music 2022

New Haven Symphony Orchestra with Harolyn Blackwell, Albert R. Lee, & Brian Stokes Mitchell

FREE. Kick off the 2022 in-person Festival in style with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra!