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Edgewood Farmers Market, Trunk or Treat Drive Thru Edition with New Haven Parks and Recreation, 50% Off Fridays @Vintanthro!

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The Poarty Project For Westville

VOICING HEART: COMMUNITY LOVE POEMS FOR WESTVILLE
 
Communities have a healthy heart when the hearts of their people are filled with love and connection. This series nurtures the healthy heart of Westville by bringing people together (virtually) around the healing power of poetry, food , and friendship.
 
ONLINE EVENT SERIES:
Saturday December 12, 2:00-4:00pm
Poetry Reading and Recipe Swap
 
Date TBA
Book and Artwork Art Reveal
 
All events on ZOOM for free! Register at Poartry.org/voicing-heart
Kate Stephens Jewelry

Strange Ways

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue
VintanthroModern
50% off Fridays are now EVERY SINGLE FRIDAY until November 27th.  Enjoy 50% off ONE VINTAGE item of your choice each and every Friday*.  *sorry does not include new vintage arrivals,  artisan/small batch handmade items, and designer vintage items. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

VintanthroModern, 895 Whalley Avenue
Elm City Sounds
Ariel Shearer Photo

HOURS: WED-SAT 12-6PM SUN 12-5PM
PHONE: (203) 387-8293-STORE 
(203) 817-9239-BUY/SELL

Elm City Sounds, 24 Fountain Street
One Village Healing
ONE ON ONE CLASSES!
Check out the wide range of online classes and
workshops  available  through
DaSilva Gallery and Frame Shop

DaSilva Gallery, 899 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387-2539
The Well For Women
The Well For Women, 495 Blake St Suite D, (203) 390-5542
CWOS 2020

Mitchell Library 
MITCHELL LIBRARY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED

LIBRARY ELIMINATES FINES! Check out full article HERE

 CURBSIDE PICK-UP!
Please return all checked out items to any NHFPL book drop.Visit the Library online anytime and find us by phone, email at refdesk@nhfpl.org, or Live Chat.

For information and resources, please check the Library's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. 
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS

ELECTION DAY @EDGEWOOD SCOOL
GIRL SCOUT TROOP 60763 IS SELLING BAKED GOODS ON ELECTION DAY (Tuesday, November 3) @EDGEWWOD SCHOOL

PHOTO: RABHYA MEHROTRA The ribbon cutting at Pistachio

WESTVILLE CELEBRATES RESTAURANT RENAISSANCE
October 23, 2020, The New Haven Independent, by Rabhya Mehrotra- 
Four years ago in Westville, there were 11 empty storefronts. This year, there's only one. Westville Village Renaissance Alliance Executive Director Lizzy Donius proudly recited that statistic about-well, Westville Village's current renaissance, during a Thursday afternoon press conference celebrating the opening of two new restaurants and the re-opening of a third. Local politicians, chefs, and neighbors all joined in for the Westville foodie bash in support of Camacho GarageDelaney's Restaurant & Tap Room, and Pistachio"We are so thankful that you all have pressed the [Go] button, despite this pandemic," said Mayor Justin Elicker."It's truly critical - the food and restaurant industry is 10 percent of Connecticut's economy," added Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz. That number is even higher in New Haven - 14 percent of the regional employment comes from the hospitality and restaurant industry, said city Economic Development Administrator Michael Piscitelli...."Click HERE to comment and read full article.


PUPPET PARADE HITS WESTVILLE  ON WHEELS
October 26, 2020. The Arts Paper, by Lucy Gellman- Honking filled the air at the corner of West Rock and Edgewood Avenues. In the street, a cobweb-covered car and wide-cheeked witch had suddenly appeared, a shock of orange and black against the yellow and rust-colored leaves. A huge brown goat rose behind her, his head bobbing slowly with the motion of a truck. Trumpet sailed over the block. At Deja Brew cafe, a few diners put down their coffee cups and half-nibbled scones. Families trotted out onto the sidewalk and cheered. Westville had saved Halloween a week early. So began the neighborhood's tenth annual Giant Puppet and People Making Mayhem Parade, a boisterous and just-fearsome-enough car caravan that wound through the streets of Westville and Amity Sunday morning. The caravan concept was born just three weeks ago, as a way to hold the parade safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. It came as a collaboration among the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance (WVRA), neighborhood artists, artist and de facto puppet master Muffy Pendergast and members of A Broken Umbrella Theatre (ABUT)...."Click HERE to comment and read full article.


October 22, 2020, The Arts Paper, by Lucy Gellman- "Ricardo Garcia is particular about his kitchen. He likes his scallops seared just so, still pink and juicy at the edges. His sliced steak glistens in the right lighting. And if there's not enough cilantro on a dish, he'll stop to scrutinize the plating and adjust the portions. Now, that extra measure of care is helping him open a restaurant in a pandemic. Garcia-who most people know only as Chef Kachito-is the head chef at Amaru Peruvian Bistro, a new spot on West Rock Avenue that is part of Westville's growing culinary renaissance. After opening quietly three weeks ago, he and a team of just four cooks and waitstaff have watched business grow by word of mouth. The restaurant is named after Tupac Amaru, the last Indigenous monarch of the Inca state and the namesake of an eponymous Marxist rebellion in the 1980s. It sits in the building next to Manjares Cafe, a restaurant and bar space that owner Ana De Los Angeles leased out earlier this year...." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

Clockwise from top: Alisa Bowens-Mercado leads a lesson in Edgewood Park, Camacho Garage owner Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho, Children's Community Programs of Connecticut CCP, CEO Brian Lynch and CFO Randi Cavallaro, a lunch plate at Pistacho Cafe. Lucy Gellman Photos.

Click HERE to comment and read full article.
Saturday, October 31, 4:00pm

TRUNK-OR-TREAT: DRIVE-THRU EDITION!

Join us for a drive-thru version of our annual spooky event! You will be able to drive-thru Edgewood Park with your family, were you will be greeter with all of our volunteers and their trunks! you will receive candy in individually packed bags for all of the kids in the car. 

Coogan Pavilion will be open for pedestrians to pick up candy! The department is also looking for candy donations and also organizations and individuals to volunteer and hand out candy. Please look our registration form if you are interested in being one of the trunks to give out the candy! 

Also please email Tomi Veale at tveale@newhavenct.gov if you are interested in participating in our event! 

Edgewood Park Drive-Thru Entrance: Corner of Edgewood Ave. & Hobart St. Pedestrians: Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park. 
Sunday, November 1, 10:00-1:00pm

EDGEWOOD FARMERS MARKET!

CitySeed's Socially Distanced Farmers Markets!
We hope you will join us for our walk-through socially distanced market that allows for on-site shopping every Sunday.

Please review our Socially Distant Market Do's and Don'ts prior to arriving.
MARKET LOCATIONS -SNAP CUSTOMERS please note that we accept SNAP and double your entire SNAP purchase (no daily limits for doubling). Vendors will be providing a 50% discount on fruits and vegetables to reduce token exchange. Full information at cityseed.org

Edgewood Park, Corner of West Roc Avenue and Whalley Avenue

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COVID-19 has hit our local businesses hard. You can help by shopping local. The Together New Haven Marketplace is New Haven's online store, created to support our local businesses through e-commerce.  Your Westville favorites are here, and others from across the city! 
  Check it out!

RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR BUSINESS INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SEATING!
(203) 387-7107




Indoor Seating!
(203) 397-5885

Manjares
(203) 389-4489

Amaru Bistro
(475) 441-7628
Deja Brew
(203) 389-1518

Delaneys
(203) 397-5494

New Peruvian Cuisine on Wes Rock Avenue, Amaru Bistro.