The Street Comes Alive During Design ON9- Friday evening, September 2, 2016


For Immediate Release:  August 31, 2016
Contact: Lindsey Burke, Town Green District                                                      Phone | 203.401.4245                                                                           
The Street Comes Alive During Design On9 – September 2
New Haven, CT- Join us for a night filled with fashion, food, and drinks while supporting a number of local businesses as we close Orange St. (between Center & Crown Streets) for Fashion On9. This First Friday event is happening on September 2 from 6 P.M.-8 P.M. in New Haven’s Historic 9th Square neighborhood. 
Design On9 features New Haven’s-own fashion designer, Neville Wisdom, and his Fall Outdoor Runway Show happening in front of 63 Orange St. The show starts at 7:15PM and is open to the public. If you would like to reserve a seat, tickets are $15 and are available at:  Town Green District will provide some bistro tables and chairs which will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. 
New Haven’s-own DJ Dooley-O will provide festive music during the event. We will have 3 cash bars on Orange Street.  A family-friendly chalk art event will be hosted from 4pm-6pm by Svigals + Partners. Neighboring 9th Square businesses will be offering specials throughout the night.
“Design On9 is a very popular event bringing hundreds of people to 9th Square to see what Neville has created for his Fall collection. We also bring merchants outdoors to showcase their creativity and unique offerings. Live music adds to the festivities,” says Lindsey Burke, Director of Marketing, Town Green District.
Swag Bags for Ticket Holders feature goodies from the following local merchants:
Food & Drinks:
Cash Bars: (on Orange St.)
Drink tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the on-site ticket table with cash only. An ATM is available at the 9th Square Market (72 Orange St.) Must be 21 or older to purchase drink tickets. IDs checked at ticket table. In addition to the cash bars, there are several great pubs in 9th Square to enjoy. However, drinks purchased on-street must remain within the designated event area.

  • Cedarhurst Cafe (44 Crown St.) Providing free samples of nitro coffee along with selling 2 sizes of the coffee. 
  • B Natural (97 Orange St.) Providing smoothie samples outside their cafe.
Design & Dine Deals: Enjoy the following discounts on Friday night created just for the event!
  • 116 Crown (116 Crown St.) - ½ price French fries
  • Skappo Merkato (51 Orange St.) - $1 off ciabatta sandwiches (from 6-7pm only)
  • The Trinity Bar  (157 Orange St.) - Shamrock Design in your Guinness-  $1 off  the 157 Burger
  • Mediterranea (140 Orange St.) - $1 off combo plate or wrap
Art & Music: Fletcher Cameron (91 Orange St.) Hand Made Modernity: the World of Kiara Matos. Ceramics with crisp, clean lines and bright splashes of color will inhabit Fletcher Cameron's showroom. Experience a world where there is truly no distinction between form and function. All of the objects on display will be for sale and suitable for household use.
EcoWorks (262 State St.) Yarn bombing on the State Street median.

Inspired Bridal (82 Crown St.) "Design Your Own Dress" with tulle.

Svigals & Partners (84 Orange St.) Join Svigals to color the streets with a sidewalk chalk activity for all ages. This event is from 4pm-6pm.

Reynold's Fine Art  (96 Orange St.) Stop by for an opening reception for Carole Bolsey from 5pm-8pm. Exhibit on display until Oct. 29. Refreshments served.

Artspace (50 Orange St.) Stop by to view their current exhibits: Stages of Kingdom and Exile, 49+ (For Orlando) and Plant Material/Movie Collection. Exhibits on display until Sept. 10.

Cafe Nine (250 State St.) The Blasphemy Boys. 5-7pm. 21+ (Free). Followed by: Matt Wixson's Flying Circus. Show starts at 9pm. $6. 21+.
Other Participants:
Baobab Tree Studios (71 Orange St.) Will be streaming live pictures of the event in Neville's shop windows!
The Blossom Shop (138 Orange St.) Special thanks to 9th Square's- own florist for providing table centerpieces.
English Building Markets (839 Chapel St.) Stop by EBM to see their selection of vintage clothing and accessories.
Tip Tour: Find your way to the evening activities using a GPS-enabled app called Tip-Tour. See ticket tent for more details.

Don’t miss our next First Friday event “Noodles On9” on October 7, from 6PM-8PM. This event will feature noodle-themed tastings and the kick-off to City-Wide Open Studios at Artspace.
For updates on future On9 events visit: Activities occur the first Friday of the month, between 6PM and 8PM, unless otherwise specified. We look forward to seeing you there!
On9 is a program of the Town Green District in collaboration with participating 9th Square businesses. On9 strives to create events and spark vitality for the shops, eateries, residences, and cultural arts centers in New Haven’s Historic 9th Square neighborhood. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @on9newhaven or online at: