Yale New Haven Involved September 2016

YaleNew Haven Involved
september 2016Get involved with the city and the people.

Featured events

Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10

Grace Notes: Reflections For Now

University Theatre, 222 York Street
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 code Grace for 50% off of the general ticket priceTickets are limited.

Friday, September 9, 5-8pm

Cuisine and Community

Elm City Market, 360 State Street
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.

Saturday, September 10, 11am-10pm

CT Folk Festival and Green Expo

Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff Street
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.

Saturday, September 10, noon to 5pm

Flair Fair

Lyric Hall, 827 Whalley Avenue
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,

Tuesday, September 13, 6pm

On Writing with Alice Mattison

New Haven Free Public Library,133 Elm Street
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.

Friday, September 16, 4-10pm

New Haven Grand Prix

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.

September 19-21

Windham-Campbell Festival

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.

Saturday, September 24, 1-4pm

Chatham Square Neighborhood Harvest Festival

Chatham Square Park, Clinton Avenue at Chatham Street
Music, food, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more. Everyone is welcome!

City Notes

Saturday, September 11, noon to 4pm

Multicultural New Haven Block Party

Yale Divinity School Courtyard, 409 Prospect Street
Yale's eight diversity affinity groups partner for this annual block party that is open to the public.

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.

Sunday, September 18, 1-6pm

2016 International Day of Peace

United Nations Peace Garden, intersection of Ella T. Grasso Boulevard and Legion Avenue
Join your neighbors at this annual peace-building event designed to promote respect and understanding among New Haven residents.

Vote for the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge

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.

Saturdays through the end of October, 9am-noon

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.