A tour of New Haven's community makerspace with an opportunity to meet makers in action.
Experience the wonders and see the hidden treasures that make up the vibrant fabric of New Haven. The Festival is proud to work with community organizations to give you a glimpse of the city. RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED: Reserve your spot now through the tour page of your choice.
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The Westville section of New Haven is home to a thriving arts community. Join us for a walking tour of individual artists studios at West River Arts, the Kehler Liddell and DaSilva Galleries, and the public art projects in the district.
Join us for a walk to the old district of Fair Haven, along the Mill River Trail, on an excursion for your ears. Be part of an impromptu orchestra on this soundwalk and experiment with sounds in unique spaces and places along the trail.
Come get "Lost in New Haven" history with local artist and collector Robert S. Greenberg. View an ever expanding collection of New Haven's illustrious past with authentic artifacts and stories from the individuals and families who built New Haven from the ground up. Lost in New Haven is located in the city's first bus depot, a 1920s structure built during the last days of the trolley system.
Tour of the offices of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, including a brief history of the Alberses and an opportunity to see some of their work. This pioneering couple met at the Bauhaus in the 1920s, emigrated to the US to teach first at Black Mountain College and then Yale.
New Haven Industrial Heritage Trails invites you to explore a set of interpretive proposals for buildings and landscapes that reflect New Haven’s history as an industrial city - a city of factories, coal-fired power plants, railroads, and trolleys. The built legacy of this history is distributed across our city in different ways. Some buildings have been adapted and reused.
Sandwiched between Orange Street and Whitney Avenue, the Lincoln/Bradley neighborhood is one of New Haven's hidden gems, offering peaceful, tree-lined streets and architecture ranging from the Greek Revival to Modernism, just a few blocks from downtown. Led by Chris Wigren