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Mid Summer Sale @Odeon, Zumbini With Shay, Take 5 Opens @KLG, Indigenous Dance @KLG, Summer Frame Sale, Edgewood Park Market!

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July/August Programs
Mitchell Library
Click HERE for full calendar.

Check HERE for updated weekly events.

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

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885
Local artist Daniel Eugene collaborates with Lunch Money Print to launch an art exhibition titled "New Haven Photographs: A Future History" a collection of more than one hundred photographs documenting both familiar and unfamiliar locations around the city. This event will be celebrating Eugene's limited-edition book release under the same title. RSVP

Show opens Friday August 3, 6:00pm.

Hulls Art Supply, 1144 Chapel Street
Odeon Boutique

See all the clothing they have to offer at! 918 Whalley Avenue
Through August 11

DaSilva Gallery, 899 Whalley Avenue
Westville Massage

10% OFF your first massage with Bo! Schedule now at
Authentic Beauty Salon & Spa.

Authentic Beauty Salon and Spa, 902 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387,7303
Order your Next Dessert!

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.

Chip In A Bottle, 837 Whalley Avenue
Strange Ways

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

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue, 

"The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced that real-time bus information for CTtransit's New Haven Division is now available. "We are thrilled our customers now have access to important real-time service information in the palm of their hand," stated CTDOT Commissioner James Redeker. "The new technology will benefit riders by enabling them to make smart travel decisions using real-time bus service information." Real-time information for vehicle locations and arrival/departure predictions is made available for free through data feeds that developers can use to create applications for CTtransit's New Haven customers. For all routes in the New Haven area, this real-time information is currently available on "Transit," a comprehensive transit application available for iOS and Android devices. When using "Transit," riders can swipe left or right on each route to show different directions of travel. The information will go live for Google and Apple Maps and other consumers of the free CTtransit data feed as developers incorporate the data. More details and to use the Transit App click HERE.

Thursday, August 2, 4:00-5:30pm


TAKE 5, a small group exhibition featuring 5 of KLG's newest members - Brian Flinn, Kate Henderson, Joan Jacobson-Zamore, Amanda Walker and Kim Weston. 

Reception and Panel Discusion on Saturday, August 11, 2:00-6:00pm. Centered around the impact of community on one's art and art-making practice. Show runs through August 26.

KIM WESTON's most recent collection of photographs incorporate movement and strong colors. Created during Native American pow-wows, Weston states she shoots in time with the rhythm of the drum, and aims to connect with the spirit of what she is photographing.

AMANDA WALKER's latest collection of mixed media drawings incorporate her ever-present focus on artifice and masks, and center around the idea of a "Dance Macabre." The artist states the series grew from a place of fear and uncertainty in what is happening in our country today. 

JOAN JACOBSON-ZAMORE presents a series of prints and stencil monotypes of "dreamscapes of trees." The works incorporate bold colors, movement and music, with each stencil print expressing a different sound.

KATE HENDERSON calls her current series of pastel collages "Adventures in Feminism." As with all her work, Henderson is interested in the energy of line and gesture and how that transforms us, and sees her art-making as a spiritual practice. 

BRIAN FLINN will be presenting a collection of digital collages and drawings in which disparate materials and images are organized around a defined structure. The artist states narratives then emerge intuitively. 

Throughout the exhibition, a series of free special events and programs are planned in partnership with ArtEcon Initiative ( 

 Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenu

Friday, August 3, 7:00-11:00pm


Nasty Women CT have partnered with Lyric Hall for their third screening of the Testimonials Project. 

"How can we create a safe place, when we chose to ignore the stories of those who have had their voice shut down and taken away? In light of the #METOO movement, Nasty Women Connecticut will be collecting and documenting stories from all people who chose to share their story in a safe place anonymously or not. Please join Nasty Women Connecticut at Lyric Hall Theater for our third screening of the Testimonials Project. More details to follow! Free and welcome to all!" 

** We are grateful to the New Haven Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism, and The Mayor's Vitality Grant Program for making this project possible.

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-8885
Sunday, August 5, 4:00-5:30pm


Please join us for an overview, presentation, and conversation on Native American (Indigenous) drumming, singing and dancing, and how these art forms have changed over time. Hosted by Laura Fuller-Weston and RavensWing Productions. All ages welcome. 

"Drumming and dancing are two very integral aspects of indigenous culture and help preserve the history and teachings of Native American tribes. The drum is considered the heartbeat of the people, the pulse by which we all live. The dances that are passed down from generation to generation keep our traditions and history alive and thriving. Through dancing and drumming our children learn how to spiritually connect with their ancestors and find internal peace, meaningful meditation and focus." - Laura Fuller-Weston, a native of the Seminole tribe


Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-9555
Sunday, August 5, 10:00am-1:00pm


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

Fruits & Veggies:
Four Root Farm* - baby squash, summer squash, kale, swiss chard, kohlrabi, sugar snaps Hindinger Farm - corn, spring onions, basil, snap peas, greens, kohlrabi Massaro Community Farm of Woodbridge, CT - dill, garlic scapes, striped beets, cucumbers Riverbank Farm* - onions, soups, salads, hummus, pestos, summer squash, zucchini Rose's Berry Farm - peaches, blueberries, raspberries, snap peas, mint, thyme, oregano Seacoast Mushrooms - assorted local mushrooms *organic

Four Mile River Farm - steaks, burgers, sausages, ground meat Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm - meats, wool items, cheese, spreads.

Baked Goods:
SoNo Baking Company & Café - pastry treats

Specialty Products:
PopCentric Gourmet Ice Pops

Special Guest Vendors: New Haven Teas Pascale's

FREE Yoga In Our City class at 11:30am by Breathing Room Yoga Center

Music by: Tyler and Brian (Steel Pan duo)

Edgewood Park, Whalley Avenue and West Rock Avenue

What is Zumbini? Created by Zumba, the global leader in dance fitness, and BabyFirst, the global leader in educational programing for babies.
Zumbini is an early childhood education program that uses original music and movement to promote cognitive, social, fine/gross motor skill, and emotional development from children ages 0 - 4, all while creating the ultimate bonding experience for families. Zumbini classes can include a parent or legal guardian in our original, "mommy and me" format, or can be offered without parents.

Classes will be held Saturdays starting 9:45am-10:30am at Alisa's House of Salsa. You can sign up for classes HERE or walk in! Don't forget to follow her on Facebook HERE for updates!

Meet Shay:
"Hello and nice to meet you! My name is Meshaya (Shay) and I reside in Hamden, Ct. I have been in the early childhood education field for six years, and I am excited to combine my passion for music with my love for children. What drew me to this program was understanding how music truly does benefit children at such a young age. I have a degree in the Art of sociology with a concentration in children and families. With a four year old son myself I bring my love and knowledge to Zumbini. I am excited for this new adventure!" 

Alisas House of Salsa, 912 Whalley Ave

Tuesday, August 7, 7:00pm
LOCAL LITERATURE READING @LOTTA- Click HERE for more info. Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Wednesday, August 8, 7:00-8:30pm
DIGITAL ART DEMO +DISCUSSION- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Ave.

Saturday, August 11, 1200-5:00pm
SECOND SATURDAYS OPEN STUDIOS @WEST RIVER ARTS- Click HERE for more info. West River Arts, 909 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, August 11, 9:30-2:30pm
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT @WHIMSIES AND WISHES- Click HERE for more info. Whimsies and Wishes, 865 Whalley Avenue

Saturday, August 11, 7:00pm
NOTHING RHYMES WITH ORANGE- Click HERE for more info.Lotta Studio, 911 Whalley Avenue

Sunday, August 12, 4:00-5:00pm
DANCING WITH LINES- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-9555

Wednesday, August 15, 7:00-8:30pm
FREE PASTEL WORKSHOP- Click HERE for more info. Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue, (203) 389-9555

Friday, August 24, 5:30-7:00pm
WHISKY TASTING @RAWA- Click HERE for more info. RAWA, 838 Whalley Avenue


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