This Week in Westville : 
Cityseed's Edgewood Park Farmers Market, Mail Art Open Call, On View: Art and Kabbalah @BEKI, Michael Quirk: Light and Darkness @DaSilva, and  Discovering New Haven @Mitchell Library!

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May Programs
MITCHELL LIBRARY  
Mitchell Library
Click  HERE  for Event 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
Did you forget your Artwork T-Shirt?
PICK UP ARTWALK 
T- SHIRTS @LOTTA STUDIO

Printed Tee Shirts that were not picked up at Artwalk can be picked up at the WVRA office at Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Ave. M-F 9-5pm. 
Through May 26

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Whimsies and Wishes
Take a walk down Memory Lane at  Whimsies and Wishes! With an extensive collection of vintage jewelry along with an eclectic blend of old and new gifts, you'll surely find something for yourself and everyone else on your gift-giving list this holiday season!  


 Whimsies and Wishes, 865 Whalley Avenue
Manjares Bar
 Manjares, 838 Whalley Avenue, Like them on Facebook HERE!
Odeon Boutique
THANK YOU FOR VOTING ODEON BEST SHOE STORE

Thank you for Voting Us "Best Of New Haven 2019" Best Women's Boutique Best Local Clothing Store Best Shoe Store    This is our first Best Shoe Store award!  To show our thanks, we are giving you 15% OFF of your Shoe Orders placed today - May 31  

  Simply mention this email in-store Or use promocode BestOfNewHaven online at checkout!
Vintanthromodern

Vintanthro's expertly curated vintage, modern and small batch handmade goods can be found at 895 Whalley Avenue in Westville.

Monday + Tuesday + Wednesday - CLOSED Thursday - Friday 12-5 Saturday/Sunday 10-5 


Vintanthromodern, 895 Whalley Avenue 
Strange Ways

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

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 
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
Cafe X

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Cafe X, 911 Whalley Avenue
Active Wellness Holistic fitness
LOVE YOUR BODY AND YOUR RESULTS 

Get Motivated. Feel Strong. Are you ready to exercise regularly, improve your eating habits and increase your energy? Do you need to de-stress and focus on your self-care? Love Your Body & Your Results! 

Limited Time Only!  ActiveWellnessfitness.com

Active Wellness, 16 Fountain Street, (203) 907-4477
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

FURRY FRIENDS GET A TASTE OF EDGEWOOD
May 23, 2019, The Arts Paper, by Nelani Mejias- "Six wet-nosed, long-eared summer renters have made their way to Edgewood Park just in time for warm weather. Now that they're in place, they're earning their keep by eating as much poison ivy and  Japanese knotweed as they can-and keeping the neighborhood a little bit cleaner in the process.  For the second year in a row, the goats are part of a practice called "goatscaping," designed to fight invasive species that take over the park all year, and especially in the warmer months. The project is a collaboration between New Haven's  Friends of Edgewood Park  (FEOP) and  Green Goats , a company based in Rhinebeck, New York (read more about their work  here  and  here ). This year, the park has welcomed back veteran chomper Cinnamon, as well as New Haven newcomers Raptor, Heidi Klum, Emmy, and Jujube..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

"WESTVILLE DADS CAN" COMPETE @ARTS AND IDEAS TO FIGHT HUNGER 
"A team of Westville dads is taking part in a competition to raise awareness of hunger in New Haven and support the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. "CANning Hunger 2019" is part of this year's Arts and Ideas festival. Five teams from across New Haven are building sculptures on the theme of "Home" made entirely out of canned goods. The sculptures will be displayed on the New Haven Green during Arts and Ideas; prizes will be awarded based on artistic merit and greatest number of cans used. At the end of the competition, all of the cans will be donated to the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen to help feed hungry families. Four dads -- Ryan Turner, Nick Perrone, Doug Bernstein and Nate Price -- have formed the team "Westville Dads Can!"  Their theme is "Think Global, Act Local" and they are building a model of our globe entirely out of cans of tuna. The Westville Dads need the Westville community's support: the finished sculpture will require over 1000 cans of tuna!  Please help them fight hunger by ordering an item from their Amazon wish list: CLICK HERE and it will ship directly to the team. Every purchase will make a big difference!"

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SNAIL MAIL

If you are an artist, writer, musician, designer, actor, dancer, painter, drawer, digital artist, maker, sculptor, printmaker, photographer, DIYer, or anything I forgot to mention, you can submit to this international exhibition! In other words, grab an envelope, a few stamps, and get your postal on - no jury or fees. Everyone who sends an envelope is included in the program. Your piece will be a part of an installation with other people from all over the world. Opening exhibition Lotta Studio on June 8th from 12-5PM. Click HERE for more info.
Sunday, May 26, 10:00am-1:00pm

EDGEWOOD PARK FARMERS MARKET

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:

Fruits & Veggies:
Four Root Farm* - potted plants, endives, greens, beautiful flowers (examples pictured above)
Riverbank Farm* - potted plants, carrots, greens, soups, salads, hummus, pestos  *organic

Meat/Dairy:
Four Mile River Farm - steaks, burgers, sausages, ground meat
Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm - meats, an assortment of artisan cheeses including feta

Baked Goods:
SoNo Baking Company & Café - pastry treats, bread, tarts, cookies

Specialty Products:
New Haven Tea
Pascale's Body Care

 Edgewood Park, Whalley Avenue and West Rock Avenue
May 22-June 26, 9:00pm

THROUGH THE CAMERA LENS TO THE PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT W/ KIM WESTON

Join photographer Kim Weston for this 6-week photography workshop. Beginning May 22nd - June 26th, this class will meet on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm, and is open to both brand new and returning students.

About the Workshop: In this beginner to intermediate course, students improve their creative and technical skills. Through lectures, assignments and critique, students explore the practical functions of the digital camera and learn how to compose a strong and meaningful photograph. Presentations on historical and contemporary artists will introduce several genres in photography, such as portraiture, landscape, and documentary. Expand your knowledge of your camera's aperture, shutter speed and host of functions. Be willing to push yourself to the next level to learn how to get what you see. Please bring your camera and five or more prints to the first class.

REGISTRATION LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/through-the-camera-lens-to-the-photographic-print-tickets-61601717395

NOTE: Students sign up for the full 6-week session, not individual classes. The total cost is $30. 

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is presented by ArtEcon Initiative ( www.ArtEconInitiative.org), whose mission is to produce free, or low cost, accessible arts and community programs in the Westville-West Rock neighborhoods of New Haven, CT. Your class fee goes directly towards supporting the additional costs of an in-depth workshop. If you have the means, we would be grateful for any and all additional contributions, so that we can continue to offer accessible programs.

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Through May 30

MICHAEL QUIRK: DARKNESS AND LIGHT @DASILVA GALLERY



Da Silva Gallery is pleased to announce "Darkness and Light" an art show featuring paintings by Michael Quirk. The show will be at Da Silva Gallery starting Wednesday May 8th thru May 30th. More info HERE.

DaSilva Gallery, 897 Whalley Avenue
Through June 2

ART AND KABBALAH MEET IN PAINTINGS 

Sandra Valabregue, a painter and independent scholar who specializes in medieval Kabbalah and philosophy, will give an artist's talk at BEKI on Saturday, May 18 at 12:45 pm. Sabbath rules will be observed.

Her exhibition, called "Circles in the Tree," shows her recent focus on Jewish topics such as Angels, Talisman, Hamsah and the sefirotic tree. 
                
This show runs through June 2. 

BEKI, 85 Harrison Street, (203) 389-2108
Sunday, June 9, 12:30pm

SAVE THE DATE: ONE DAY GIVEAWAY 

First week on June 24

WCNS SUMMER PROGRAM 2019

We are so excited to be offering a summer program again this year at WCNS. Our Summer Program is open to children ages 3 - 6 from the greater New Haven area. You do not need to be a student at WCNS to attend. Join us for relaxed, outdoor fun in a safe and nurturing environment overseen by experienced WCNS teachers. Our summer curriculum focuses on sand & water play, creative art experiences and PLAY! Most of the day will take place outdoors on our playground.

This year summer camp is June 24 - July 26, 2019   8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
You can sign up by week (just one week or more!)
Week 1 - June 24 - June 28     "The Bug Squad"
Week 2 - July 1 - July 5          "Preschool Olympics"     
Week 3 - July 8- July 12         " From Page to Stage " - Mini Theater Camp  
Week 4 - July 15 - July 19       "Teddy Bear Picnic"      
Week 5 - July 22 - July 26       "Ice is Nice"

Cost: is $200.00 per week (except for Week #2 - which is $160.00. No camp on Thurs. July 4th.)  If you wish to enroll your child in the summer program, please call or email director@wcnsplay2learn.org for an application. A deposit of $200.00 along with the application is due by May 1, 2019. Tuition must be paid in full by the first day of the summer program. Children must be 3 years old by the first day of summer camp. We will admit children who have just completed Kindergarten. 

Any questions, please call or email Patty at 203-387-6660.
Through August 31

DISCOVERING NEW HAVEN: 
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ROBER SILVERSTEIN 
Bob Silverstein is a photographer whose work focuses on landscape and architectural subjects. In addition, as a volunteer with food assistance organizations in Virginia and New Haven, he has photographed many charity events and clients receiving food services. Though Bob is mostly self-taught, he enjoys going to photography workshops to gain additional knowledge and inspiration. 

Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St., (203) 946-8117
UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, May 29, 6:00pm-10:00pm
PECHA KUCHA @LOTTA STUDIO- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue.

Friday, May 31, 7:00pm
A MOB CHILDHOOD: PART OF THE FAMILY-  Buy Tickets   RSVP More info HERE.  Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885 
  
Saturday, June 1- July 6
STRING THEORY @DASILVA GALLERY- Click HERE for more info. DaSilva Gallery, 897 Whalley Avenue

Sunday, June 2, 1:00pm-3:00pm
PRINTING ON PLASTER - A DEMONSTRATION- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Sunday, June 9, 2:00pm-5:00pm
AMANDA WALKER + ALAN SHULIK: ARTIST TALKS + OPENING RECEPTION-  Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

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).