This Week In Westville:
Salsa On the Patio, Edgewood Park Farmers Market, Weekend Events at Kehler Liddell, Pride Collection at Vintanthro, Save the Date: Beecher Summer Concerts!
BLAKE ST OFFICE-TO-APTS. PLAN ADVANCES
June 16, 2022, The New Haven Independent, by Thomas Breen- "A plan to build another 144 new apartments in Westville Village moved ahead, amidst praise for a densifying west side and concerns about pedestrian safety on Blake Street. That was the result of Wednesday night’s latest regular monthly meeting of the City Plan Commission. The four-hour-long virtual meeting took place online via Zoom.The local land-use commissioners voted unanimously in support of two applications related to a Brooklyn-based developer’s plans to build out 144 new apartments at 446A Blake St, which is currently home to a surface parking lot and a former factory building-turned-office complex..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
HOMEGROWN DESIGNER DEBUTS LINE
June 16, 2022, The New Haven Independent, by Olivia Charis- A budding New Haven fashion designer named Del Vaani brought his latest avant-garde line to a crowd gathered in Westville Wednesday night. Del Vanni — aka Jozif Del Vaani, who’s 23 — gave 70 friends and family a taste of his latest designs at a fashion show held at the Kehler Liddell Gallery. The evening began with music as fans sat waiting for the show to begin. After a few minutes, the music tempo changed, and Del Vaani’s models began strutting down the runway. Del Vaani designs and produces hoodies, tees, sweaters, hats, bags, and custom sneakers. His latest drop also included two dress designs..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
245 PITCHED FOR WHALLEY EYESORE
June 15, 2022, The New Haven Independent, by Thomas Breen- "A Branford-based developer working with local real estate investors plans to knock down two Westville commercial buildings — including a long-vacant and blighted structure at the corner of Whalley Avenue and Fitch Street — and construct in their stead 245 new riverfront apartments. Those are the latest plans for the long-blighted property at 781 Whalley Ave. and 50 Fitch St. On Tuesday night, Hugh Scott of the real estate investment firm Cove Funds joined a team of architects and engineers to make that development pitch at a Zoomed virtual community meeting..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
ARTS CENTER GAINS FOOTHOLD IN WESTVILLE
June 14, 2022, The New Haven Independent, by Kimberly Wipfler- "Friends Latisha Douglas and Samantha Williams brought their children to violin lessons. They waved goodbye to their budding musicians — then, instead of heading home or out for errands, they went down the hallway, into another classroom, for a contemporary dance class. That weekly Saturday scene takes place a new arts center in Westville, which promises to bring the arts ​“into diverse communities and art deserts” for students of all ​“ages, abilities, cultures, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds” to pursue their artistic dreams. Westville Performing Arts Center has found a home on the second floor of 351 McKinley Ave. in the former St. Aedan’s Parish school building. It is the latest expansion of Arts in CT, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has offered after-school programs, life performances, and artists in residency programs since its founding in 2016..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.
SALSA ON THE PATIO IS BACK FOR SUMMER 2022!
SALSA in Westville Village The FUN returns June 21st at 6:30pm-9:30pm and each and every Tuesday thereafter!

Lessons with Alisa and music by Harry Trinidad II

*To find the Location, Google Map 12 Fountain St, New Haven*
~This is an outdoor event.

TOM EDWARDS: BACKYARD ARCHEOLOGY
SEAN GALLAGHER: WHAT SHE LEFT AND WHAT SHE KEPT
Closing Reception and Artist Talk:
Sunday June 26, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Two artists work to create a place of memory,
observed and imagined, romantic and revered.
Full details CLICK HERE.

Saturday, June 25: Family Fun! Jr. Archeologists needed at KLG! 
Join us for another original family-friendly creativity burst! This month we've woven together archeology and Ireland for some hands-on fun. Sponsored by ArtEcon Initiative. Details and sign up link here: 

Sunday, June 26: Artists' Talk and Closing Reception: Tom Edwards
See a whole backyard of ideas and observations in Backyard Archeology with an artist talk at 3:00pm. Details and free registration here:

Sunday, June 26: Artists' Talk and Closing Reception:
Sean Patrick Gallagher
A beloved Grandmother remembered through oil paintings of County Cork, Ireland, with an artist talk at 3:00pm. Details and free registration here:
UPCOMING:
June 30–July 31 Lost/Found 
Opening Reception Thursday, June 30, 4-8pm 
Kehler Liddell Gallery presents Lost / Found, the 6th annual juried show, showcasing work in response to the theme. Additional events throughout the run of show. Complete details HERE

Additional events at KLG click HERE
VINTANTHRO MODERN & VINTAGE PRESENTS:
Sunday June 26, 11:00-3:00PM
MARKETS ALL SUMMER LONG ON
JUNE 26, JULY 10, SEPTEMBER 11, & SEPTEMBER 18
CITYSEED EDGEWOOD PARK FARMERS MARKET
Hours: Sundays |10am – 1pm
June 5 – November 20

CitySeed’s Edgewood Park farmers market is a family friendly market set in New Haven’s beautiful Edgewood Park. The Farmers Market is a great way to spend a Sunday morning! You can find fresh local fruits, veggies, prepared food, and more! Shop for fresh local groceries while enjoying a little nature.

Edgewood Park at the corner of Whalley & West Rock Ave
BROKEN UMBRELLA THEATRE PRESENTS
Tuesday 8/9!
Doors at 8:30 show at 9.

We'll ask for donations and/or charge you $10 or so and give you beer. Saturday dates to come and we plan to broadcast all shows WORLDWIDE!

446a Blake Street New Haven
PISTACHIO CAFE
WESTVILLE COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL:
OPENINGS IN SEPTEMBER FOR SCHOOL YEAR
Calling all 3 year olds (or almost 3 year olds) who like to play!!!
Westville Community Nursery School (WCNS) has several openings for the upcoming school year (beginning in September). We have some Tuesday/Thursday spaces available as well as two part-day School Readiness grant spaces open for New Haven residents who meet state eligibility. A two day space is beneficial for young ones to acclimate to a new environment especially after their limitation in public settings since the pandemic. WCNS is a one room classroom with children of mixed ages (3-5). We at WCNS believe that children "learn to play and play to learn" at our preschool! 

For more information, an application and/or a tour, please contact WCNS' director, Patty at 203-387-6660 or email: patty@wcnsplay2learn.org.
DaSilva Gallery and Frame Shop, 899 Whalley Avenue
Map created by VintanthroModern. Click HERE to see more!
Westville Village Renaissance Alliance | 911 Whalley Avenue | (475) 355 7654 | wvra@westvillect.org |
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