This Week in Westville : 
Open Mic Night @Lyric Hall, Second Saturdays: Artist Talk with Peter Rivera, Strange Ways Anniversary, Opening Reception @KLG, Edgewood Skatepark Grand Opening, Edgewood Farmers Market!

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August Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Click HERE for full calendar.

Check HERE for updated weekly events.

LIBRARY HOURS:
Mon 12-8 |Tue 12-6| Wed 10-6 | Thu 10-6 | Fri CLOSED | Sat 10-5 | Sun CLOSED

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, 203-946-8117
Every Thursday, 7:00pm

WESTVILLE WEST HILLS CMT

Westville-West Hills Community Management Team Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12th, 6:30PM - 8:00PM At Mauro-Sheridan Interdistrict Magnet School. 

Greetings, Neighbors! Here is the agenda for next week's meeting: 

Neighbor Introductions Presenters: Monthly updates from the following: Lt. Colon Jillian Driscoll, LCI Alders Lizzy Donius, WVRA Anna Nieves-Winn & Cathy R. Graves, Economic Development Provide an update on the services we have available to New Haven residents who want to start a business and those that have existing businesses. 

Bob Caplan, Chair of WEB MT Little Free Library installation presentation Doug Hausladen, DOT Provide an update to your team on the Move New Haven Bus Study, Bike New Haven Bike Share program, parking rate changes and updates to the residential parking program. 

New Business 

June 2018 minutes can be found HERE.

Mauro-Sheridan Interdistrict Magnet School, 191 Fountain Street (Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month.)
Zumbini Classes With Shay!
Click HERE to download flyer!
Authentic Beauty Salon & Spa.
FACIAL/MAKEOVER DEALS! 

Authentic Beauty Salon and Spa, 902 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387,7303
Strange Ways

STOREFRONT HOURS
Monday * Closed 
Tuesday-Sunday * 10AM-5PM 

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
Order your Next Dessert!
CHIP IN A BOTTLE

Small batch confectionery where all items are made in house. Over 100 flavors of chocolates, gelato, and macarons are available. Chip In A Bottle also hosts chocolate creation parties.  Chipinabottle.com

Chip In A Bottle, 837 Whalley Avenue
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS
 
PROST!
September 4, 2018, The Daily Nutmeg, by Kathy Leonard Czepiel- "A banner advertising the new East Rock Brewing Company has had neighbors buzzing all summer, waiting for greater New Haven's newest zymurgists to open for business on Nicoll Street. Now East Rock Brewing's bottled pilsner, weisse bier and hopfen lager are on the market, available in dozens of local and regional package stores as well as several local restaurants and bars, and its beer hall is set to open later this month..." Click HERE  to comment and read full article.
Saturday, September 8, 12:00-5:00pm

Saturday, September 8, 5:00-6:00 PM

ARTIST TALK WITH PETER RIVERA @THE RANGE

Artist Talk with Peter Rivera | demonstration of the process

Join us for the Septembers Second Saturday's in Westville for a premier demonstration of works by Peter Rivera, In celebration of his inaugural show opening up at DaSilva Gallery: Opposing forces: Images of Time, Rock, and Release.

"Do not be trapped in here after dark," says the guidebook. Perfect.
Over the past 10 years, being off the path in primordial places without wifi has been the preferred mode of subject. For whatever reason, I've been drawn to coordinates where vaster distances beckon beyond a glacier or dormant volcano, where one can almost hear the tick tock of deep geologic time. Very often these places bear a striking resemblance to Mars. For whatever reason, the remote, the humid, the freezing, or the down-right dangerous, have been more stimulating subjects of late. With this in mind these selections have been culled from visits to the streets of India, the remote lava fields of Iceland, the water and wind carved navajo sandstone of the American southwest, and the centuries-weathered monuments of Jordan, to name a few." RSVP and full details HERE

Show opens at DaSilva Gallery the night before. RSVP HERE

The Range, 911 Whalley Avenue, (203) 780-8764
Saturday, September 8, 5:00-8:00pm

STRANGE WAYS 3RD YEAR ANNIVERSARY

We don't celebrate enough! The shop + team would like to thank our customers, neighbors, and supporters for allowing our weird store to stay in business.

Come commemorate our storefront turning 3 years old (Strange Ways as a business turns 4!) by showing up After Hours. We plan to have special sales, our back courtyard open w/ refreshments, free arcade games, and maybe a surprise or two. RSVP HERE

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, strange-ways.com
Saturday, September 8, 2:00-5:00pm

WITHIN THESE WALLS FT. HOWARD EL-YASIN AND MEG BLOOM @CITY GALLERY

City Gallery invites you to experience WITHIN THESE WALLS, a sculptural installation by artists Meg Bloom and Howard el Yasin on view from September 6 - September 30, with an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 8, 2-5pm. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Gallery hours are Thursday - Sunday, 12 noon - 4pm. For further information, please contact City Gallery, info@city-gallery.org.

PRESS RELEASE

City Gallery, 994 State Street 
Sunday, September 9, 2:00-6:00pm

TAKING SIDES + CANARIES IN A BLUE COAL MINE @KELHERL LIDDELL GALLERY

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents TAKING SIDES - Berlin and the Wall 1974, by photographer Sven Martson, and Canaries in a Blue Coal Mine, by sculptor Gar Waterman, opening with a reception on Sunday, September 9th, 3-6pm, with an artist talk @ 2:00pm.  Full details HERE

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Sunday, September 9, 12:00-5:00pm

EDGEWOOD SKATEPARK  GRAND OPENING

After almost 20 years since its inception Edgewood Skatepark in New Haven, Ct. is getting an upgrade! Thanks to community members, long time local bmx and skaters for getting together with the City of New Haven and bringing Rampage Skateparks in to turn this dream into a reality! 

Grand opening jam will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 12pm. Food trucks, skate and bmx competitions, live music and entertainment, prizes, local brands like Strange Ways, Sk8Babes, Be Easy, and Loo Wax!

Bands:
12:00 - 12:20 Construction Paper (punk)
12:40 - 1:10 Loose Trucks (psych)
1:30 - 2:00 Sperm Donor (noise rock)
3:00 - 3:30 Something Young (indie)
3:50 - 4:15 OLD SELF (hip-hop)
4:30 - 5:00 The Foresters (rock)

Edgewood Skatepark, Fitch Street and Whalley Avenue
Sunday, September 9, 10:00am-1:00pm

CITYSEED EDGEWOOD PARK FARMERS 

Edgewood Park Farmers Market, Sundays, 10am-1pm at the corner of Whalley & West Rock Aves. Check out who & what you can find at the market CLICK HERE or go to their website HERE

Edgewood Park, Whalley Avenue and West Rock Avenue
PILATES REFORMER TRAINING @ACTIVE WELLNESS 

Pilates Reformer Training at Active Wellness Boutique Fitness & Personal Training
Pilates Reformer Training at Active Wellness 
Grace -- Power -- Balance -- Flow
Create a sense of balance and flexibility in your body. Integrate your breath with flowing movements. Increase your muscular tone and core strength. Schedule a free consultation to learn more! Click HERE to register!


MARTHA SAVAGE "WORKING TOGETHER" 

Acrylic paintings by Martha Savage will be on display at her studio, 909 Whalley Avenue and concurrently at Active Wellness Boutique Fitness, 16 Fountain Street, October 13 and 14, and extended through January at Active Wellness.

Active Wellness and Savage have been engaged in a project over the past 18 months bringing together the processes of rebuilding her health and fitness and recognizing the role of Savage's art along the way. It was obvious to the artist that work stress was having a cumulative negative impact on her health and well being. She engaged in a program with Active Wellness to regain and improve her health. This became a highly collaborative process. The artist brought artwork into the fitness space in two exhibits and has an ongoing collection of cards on display. In this way, the artwork was viewed and contemplated by clients during their sessions. The artist also sketched during a 'Yoga for Compassion' event at Active Wellness, which later became a series of paintings. Art making was a constant throughout this time and it is apparent that working toward health and fitness and the creative process mutually benefited. To RSVP and learn more Click HERE.  

Active Wellness Boutique Fitness & Personal Training, 16 Fountain Street, (203) 907-4477
UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, September 29,  8:00am
EDGEWOOD PARK WALK- Click HERE for more info.  Edgewood Park West Rock Avenue and Whalley Avenue 

Sunday, October 7, 8:00am
IANDA! 5K FOR HAVEN FREE CLINIC -Click HERE for more info. Edgewood Park

Saturday, October 13, 11:00-5:00pm
FLAIR FAIR- Click HERE for more info. Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885

Saturday October 13 + Sunday October 14, 12:00-6:00pm
CITYWIDE OPEN STUDIOS: WESTVILLE WEEKEND- Click HERE for more info. Westville Village

FOR A FULL CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS, VISIT

Go to westvilleCT.org for more information about Westville businesses and the broader neighborhood, or to learn about, join or volunteer for the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA).