This Week in Westville: 
Salsa on Central Ave. With Alisa's House of Salsa, The Regicides Live, Ladybug Release Party @Mitchell, Edgewood Farmers Market, Robert Bienstock Parallel Worlds/Hank Paper L.A. Color!

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Mitchell Library
Story Times LIVE! CLICK HERE
 
Thu, Apr 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Thu, May 06, 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Visit the Library in person or  online anytime and find us by phone, email at mitchell@nhfpl.org.

Mitchel Library, 37 Harrrison Street, 
(203) 946-8117
ODEON BOUTIQUE
Active Wellness

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Amaru

The Well For Women

The Well For Women, 495 Blake St Suite D, (203) 390-5542
VintanthroModern
VintanthroModern, 895 Whalley Avenue
DaSilva Gallery and Frame Shop
DaSilva Gallery, 899 Whalley Avenue, (203) 387-2539
Elm City Sounds
Ariel Shearer Photo

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Elm City Sounds, 24 Fountain Street
Mew Haven Cat Cafe

MewHavenCatCafe.com
 904 Whalley Ave, info@MewHavenCatCafe.com
Kate Stephens Jewelry
 
One Village Healing
ONLINE SESSIONS!
We hope re-open in a new physical space in 2021. Until then OVH will continue to hold virtual wellness space. Available  through
Strange Ways

Strange Ways, 910 Whalley Avenue
NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS  


AS MEMORIAL GARDEN OPENS, MOMS LEAD CALL FOR HEALING
June 14, 2021, The Arts Paper, by Lucy Gellman- Twoni Wright-Thompson scanned the walkway for a single name etched in the brick. Beside her, the West River babbled and sang. A morning rain came to a sudden stop. Above the year 1992 she found her father, Antoine Wright, who was 19 years old and months away from fatherhood when a bullet ended his life.  Saturday, Wright-Thompson joined over 200 attendees at the New Haven Botanical Garden of Healing, a new memorial to victims of gun violence that now sits on Valley Street in the city's West Rock neighborhood. The garden is a collaboration among mothers Marlene Miller-Pratt, Pamela Jaynez and Celeste Robinson-Fulcher, the architecture firm Svigals + Partners and the Urban Resources Initiative.  Miller-Pratt said that the three mothers also worked closely with the late Winifred (Winnie) Phillips-Cue, who died last year at the age of 61 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Saturday, they wore pins with her beaming face, often invoking her presence. Like many of the families present Saturday, all three mothers have lost children to gun violence. Miller-Pratt's son Gary Kyshon "KiKi" Miller was murdered in 1998; Jaynez' son Walter Marquese Tyrell Jaynez was murdered in 1997;  Robinson-Fulcher's daughter Erika was killed by a stray bullet at a club in 2013. Phillips-Cue's son, Lavias Phillips, was murdered in 2008 near his family's home. In the garden, thickets of purple meadow sage are planted in his and his mother's honor.  Saturday's dedication fell on the fifth anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, which killed 49 people and left 53 wounded. It comes in a year that has been extremely violent for the city, with 13 fatal shootings in the first six months of the year..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

LAKE STREET DIVE BOWLS OVER WESTVILLE
June 11, 2021, The New Haven Independent, by Paul Bass- "For Lake Street Dive, concerts in New Haven this Thursday and Friday night mark the end of an era of musical magic. For New Haven, they mark the beginning of a new one. The band (commonly referred to as "LSD") is in the midst of playing the two concerts at the new Westville Music Bowl (aka The Venue Formerly Known As The Connecticut Tennis Center). At last check, tickets were still available for Friday night's show.Based on Thursday night's performance, it's a show worth checking out. The two shows offer a last look at the band with all the original members from its first 17 years: Friday night is the final performance including trumpeter/guitarist and founding member Mike "McDuck" Olson (pictured), who is leaving the group..." Click HERE to comment and read full article.

AMS PLANNING AND REASEARCH IS HIRING
AMS Planning & Research Corp., a leading international consulting practice serving the arts, culture, and entertainment industries, has an immediate opening in our Sacramento, CA or Southport, Connecticut office for an Analyst. At AMS, we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and through this lens, we particularly welcome applications from persons of color and members of historically underrepresented groups. Please visit HERE  for details and how to apply.
Tuesday, June 15, 6:30-9:30pm

SALSA ON CENTRAL PATIO WITH ALISA!

Come on down to the Central Ave patio to partake in free outdoor Dancing lessons hosted by Alisa's House of Salsa!

Central Avenue between Whalley Avenue and Fountain Street
Tuesday, July 15, 9:00pm

THE REGISCIDES LIVE AGAIN!

Live on Zoom! We're Broadcasting Live at 9:00pm on Zoom to your living room, bedroom, bathroom, wherever you happen to be at 9:00. Did you miss us at ArtWalk? Watch the whole thing on our YouTube channel!

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Sunday, June 20, 10:00am-1:00pm

CITYSEED EDGEWOOD PARK FARMERS MARKET 

Cityseed Markets will run until November 21. Vendors this week: Olmo Bakery, Th Traveling Farmer, Sono Baking Company, and Riverbank Farm. See you there!

Edgewood Park, Corner of Whalley and West Rock Ave
Through June 20

ROBERT BIENSTOCK: PARALLEL WORLDS AND  HANK PAPER:LA COLOR AND EAST COAST WEATHER @KLG

Hank Paper is a street photographer, who "captures what otherwise escapes notice." In an artist statement, Paper states: "Shooting for warmth and wit within composed geometries, the images - while sometimes amusing - transcend terse irony to turn the real into the surreal and the quotidian into the quintessential." Paper's images are often inspired by his travels, with this most recent collection drawing parallels between the light and lifestyles of east and west coasts.

On the other side of the gallery, Robert Bienstock's multimedia artworks create almost a microcosmos with parallel lines. In an artist statement, Bienstock states: "The worlds are my constructions, but in creating them, I feel more like an explorer: the lines take on a life of their own. Their patterns are animate; they play out and interact in unplanned ways. They form surfaces that surprise me; creation becomes an intimate act of discovery. I invite you to linger in these worlds and see what you can discover as well!"

Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue
Monday, June 21, 6:00-7:00pm

LADYBUG RELEASE PARTY @MITCHELL LIBRARY

It's time for our annual ladybug party! Rain Date: Monday June 28th at 6PM

Release ladybugs into Mitchell's garden, play outdoor games, eat a popsicle, touch and learn about tide pool critters, draw and paint outside and have lots of fun!  Kids will get to take home art supply kits donated by Yale Center for British Art, Yale Peabody Museum and Yale University Art Gallery. 

Co-sponsored by Blockwatch #303. Please wear your masks!

 Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street, (203) 946-8117
SHOP FROM HOME THROUGH VIRTUALWESTVILLE.COM!
SOHO Hair Group and Day Spa
VintanthroModern Vintage Clothing
Fin and Scale Sushi Bar
Westville's dynamic and international food scene continues to grow! Let's keep it vibrant over these tough winter months. Dine In or Take Out. And Gift Cards for everyone! Check out our Virtual Westville website by clicking HERE
or individual lists below. 

Camacho Garage