2019 Even More To Do

Stay and Play

Join for a celebration of India! Story songs and more! Ages 0-4 with parent or caregiver.



Let’s Get Active
Let’s Get Creative
Let’s Get Healthy

Featuring free hamburgers and hotdogs, live local entertainment, activities for children and adults, bike activities and more!

Fair Haven Neighborhood Festival

Celebrating Family

Celebrate with us for the 6th year. This year we will celebrate family in all of its forms. We invite you to enjoy with us food, local live music, bike activities, tours and more.

Celebra con nosotros para el 6°año. Este año lo haremos celebrar la familia en todos sus formas. Te invitamos a disfrutar con nosotros comida, música en vivo local, actividades de bicicleta, tours y más.

Dixwell Freddy Fixer Neighborhood Festival

The Elm City Freddy Fixer Parade and International Festival of Arts & Ideas are collaborating with New Haven Bike Month, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, New Haven Free Public Library to celebrate the rich culture and history of the Dixwell neighborhood.

Featuring live local entertainment, activities for children and adults, bike activities and more!

Festival Gala: Harbor Bash

You’re invited! On June 10, be one of the very first to party at New Haven’s brand new Canal Dock Boathouse. Nobody does a Gala like the Festival and this year is no different!

Enjoy stunning views of the Harbor at sunset,
live music from the Rahsaan Langley Project,
silent and live auctions,
signature cocktails,
special chocolates from Mystic’s Tall Order Treats,
exquisite nosh by Forks & Fingers,

And more!

Gala tickets include premiere seating and a special post-show reception with the dancers for the June 11 performance of Dorrance Dance’s Myelination.

Benefactor tickets include exclusive access to a Dorrance Dance rehearsal of Myelination at the Shubert Theatre on June 11th, premium plus seating at the performance, and recognition in the Harbor Bash Gala program book. You can make an even larger impact by purchasing a table to share with friends or sponsoring the evening - call Brian Nekoloff at 203.498.3704 to learn more!

Your attendance makes all that we do possible…thank you for sharing our vision of celebrating great art and great ideas in our great community!

Thank you to our impresario sponsors for their leadership support:
Gordon & Shelley Geballe
Penn & Diane Holsenbeck

Wordfest: Citywide High School Jam

Passionate poets and rappers from New Haven high schools meet throughout the Spring - writing, workshopping and performing with The Word’s teaching artists and special guests. This culminating event gathers The Word’s high school poets for a jam followed by an open mic. This performance includes original poetry influenced by the NEA Big Read book The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri.

“I Am” Slam Poetry Competition

In this invitational slam poetry competition, many of 2019’s best slam poets from around the northeast gather to compete for a $1000 cash prize. Inspired by the NEA Big Read book The Namesake, by Jhumpa Lahiri, this slam features spoken word artists responding to the questions “Who am I?” and “Who are we?”

Free Keys CT Piano Trail

Artist Studio Open House

Get a sneak peek of the Free Keys painted pianos before they move out to their summer homes around Southern CT. Meet the artists and see these one-of-a-kind instruments at the historic C. Cowles & Co. Warehouse.

Andre Keitt - The Greatheart Griot

Storytelling for over two decades, Andre spins tales from a list of over thirty story programs he created from his love of reading about Africans, African Americans, Dinosaurs, Mystery and Spooky stuff. His programs are a treasure trove of energy packed tales of the Circus, and Cultural Ceremonies from around the world.