In the Spotlight

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Flights of Fancy Returns to Downtown July 11!

Clink, clink! Flights of Fancy, the city’s premier shopping, wine, and food crawl, returns to downtown on July 11, from 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM. The celebrated annual event brings together fashion-forward folk, foodies, and amateur sommeliers from across the state, plus thirsty locals. Attendees will be invited to sip, taste, and shop at 20+ local stores, taking home souvenir glasses, event bags, raffle prizes, and a new favorite summer blend. Tickets to this event sell fast, secure your spot today!

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Summer Fun in New Haven Parks (2024)

Each summer, our outdoor haven comes alive, and June is only the beginning. Across New Haven’s more than 2,000 acres of park space, neighbors and summer visitors will mix and mingle on the greens, sharing stories, sips, and sunshine. Your park day options include, but are not limited to… 🌳 East Rock Park: Known for its trails and unmatched views of the Long Island Sound, East Rock Park is the perfect place to bike, jog, and hike. Plus, the park is home to a number of canoes and rowboats, permitted on Mill River for fishing and crabbing. 🌳 Edgewood Park: Skateboarders, tennis players, and... View Article

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The 2024 Audubon Street Arts Festival

Downtown New Haven is home to many festivals; more than 15, according to a recent report from International Downtown Association, commissioned by Market New Haven, the New Haven Parking Authority, and Town Green District. One of those festivals makes its annual return this month on May 18, from 12 pm – 6 pm. The Audubon Street Arts Festival celebrates and amplifies the BIPOC creatives that makeup New Haven’s Arts District. The event, produced by The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, will feature live performances from such artists as Desiré Graham and Tyler Goldchain, educational workshops, and even a live... View Article

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Journey to the Past at the Yale Peabody Museum

We’re celebrating the much-anticipated reopening of Yale Peabody Museum.The Natural History Museum’s first comprehensive renovation since it opened 90 years ago is marked by new welcoming spaces for exhibitions, improved access to museum collections, expanded educational services for students, and greater accessibility throughout the property. The new Peabody features three floors of exhibitions, most notably the Burke Hall of Dinosaurs featuring Rudolph Zallinger’s famous mural, “The Age of Reptiles,” and the Central Gallery featuring giant fossils and rotating exhibitions covering ongoing research at Yale. Coming soon to the third floor of the Peabody is the Living Lab, featuring live plants... View Article

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Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade [2024]

Join us downtown on March 10 for the 182nd Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest FREE single-day spectator event in Connecticut. This year’s parade theme is “Céad Míle Fáilte — A Hundred Thousand Welcomes.”  The parade kicks off at 1:30 p.m. and will run for approximately three hours, featuring a range of experiences, rain or shine.

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Black History Month 2024

February marks Black History Month, a period of remembrance for the critical figures and events that have shaped our national identity. Within the great umbrella of American Black History, the city of New Haven has several historic pillars of our own. At the New Haven Museum, visitors and locals can explore the history of the Amistad Affair through the exhibit “The Amistad Story: Cinque Lives Here.” The permanent exhibit chronicles the events of the revolt and subsequent legal case, a defining moment in the anti-slavery movement. Read more about it on our blog. Your next stop on the New Haven Black History... View Article

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New Haven in the News 2023 Round Up

In 2023, New Haven was big in the news. Our little city stole headlines across such publications as The New Yorker, New York Times, and Thrillist, with more than 200 stories written total. Have you fallen behind on your reading? Celebrating New Haven’s wins is at the top of our resolutions list this year, so let’s take a look back at some of our favorite pieces: “52 Places to Go in 2023” – The New York Times “15 Most Beautiful Places to Visit on the East Coast” – Travel + Leisure “The Lasting Pleasures of New Haven Pizza” – The New Yorker “5 Ways To Enjoy A Gilmore Girls... View Article

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Leaf-peeping and Ghoulish Things

Summer turns to fall, kids grow into adults, and leaf peepers become trick-or-treaters become . October marks the official entrance into leaf-peeping season, with peak fall foliage color estimated to be on display from October 3 to November 8. Looking for the best spots to leaf-peep in New Haven? Check out our blog post! Whether you journey to East Rock or Westville, don’t forget your hiking boots. If you prefer twisted licorice to fallen leaves, and peanut butter cups to pumpkin spice, then you’re in luck. October is more than leaf-peeping season, it’s spooky season. Throw on your costume and... View Article

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New Haven Grand Prix 2023

September 15 Connecticut’s most anticipated cycling event returns for its 13th year on September 15, featuring a twilight bike race, a lively street festival featuring the city’s best food vendors, and live music from talented local artists. If you’re racing, don’t forget to stretch. If you’re spectating, the beer garden and Apizza feast open at 4:00 PM.

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13th Annual Closer to Free Ride

September 9 Another opportunity to race, this time for a great cause, this race welcomes riders of all levels and fuels necessary research and life preserving care at Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. The race features five routes ranging in distance, from 10 miles to 100 miles long! Additionally, racers are invited to free ride along their own route either in-person or remotely.