Acclaimed photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems presents a powerful and provocative new work--rooted in poetry and her stunning projections and featuring music, song, and spoken word--that examines themes of social justice, race, and identity in the context of our historical moment. Grace Notes, originally conceived as a response to President Obama's singing of Amazing Grace during his eulogy for Emanuel AME Church victim Reverend Clementa Pinckney, beings together a cast of extraordinary artists from different disciplines. Use community codeGrace for 50% off of the general ticket price. Tickets are limited.
Celebrate the Connecticut Center for Arts and Technology (ConnCAT) and its first class of Culinary Arts students. Students will create dishes made from Elm City Market's fresh ingredients. Free admission.
The Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo is dedicated to creating an unforgettable experience with an emphasis on sustainability and earth-friendly practices. Event includes music from across the region, delicious food and unique vendors, as well as fun and interesting experiences for kids in the Green Kids Activities area. Free admission.
In celebration of the modern resurgence of pins, patches, buttons and more, this-one day market will feature more than ten independent artists and designers selling affordable, unique items for your wardrobe and home. Free and open to the public,
What's a story (and what's an ending)? Writers often come up with great starts for stories, then get stuck in the middle of page three...Local author Alice Mattison will share thoughts on writing and stories from her new book The Kite and The String: How to Write with Spontaneity and Control, and Live to Tell the Tale.
Some of the best professional and amateur cyclists will make their way to our city for one of the season's most anticipated events! Stop by the food tents and enjoy the fun activities while you're there. Racing events begin at 7pm at the corner of College and Chapel Streets.
Various locations in New Haven and on Yale University's campus
The upcoming annual Windham-Campbell Festival, a celebration of outstanding authors of fiction, non-fiction, and drama features each of this year's recipients of the Windham-Campbell prize, an unrestricted $150,000 grant awarded to each author in recognition of his/her literary achievements or potential. This year's festival includes Hilton Als and Stanley Crouch among the nine awardees. Legendary musician, songwriter, and National Book Award-winning author Patti Smith will provide the keynote address. Free and open to the public. All 31 titles by this year's winning authors are available at the New Haven Free Public Library.
City of New Haven's Democracy School Applications due by September 16th
The City of now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 session of Democracy School--a nine-session course aimed at introducing residents to their local government. Residents will get to talk to key administrators and decision-makers in city government and local politics. City officials will talk about their work and lead Q&A sessions aimed at fostering open lines of communication, enabling participants to take full advantage of city resources, and empowering residents to become community leaders. Classes are held each Thursday beginning October 6th for six weeks and are held from 6-8pm.
The public is invited to vote for the Pearl Harbor Memorial (Q) Bridge for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) People's Choice Award. AASHTO hosts this national competition in recognition of excellence in transportation projects that improve safety, reduce roadway congestion, and provide more travel options to commuters. Voting begins September 7th.
HazWaste Central--Safe and Free Disposal of Household Chemicals
Regional Water Authority Headquarters, 90 Sargent Drive
Household hazardous waste comes from everyday products used in the home, garage, yard or garden. By definition, they are corrosive, flammable, toxic, or reactive. A visit to HazWaste Central is quick and easy: waste is off-loaded by on-site professionals while you stay in your car.