E-Newsletter Archive

One of our absolute favorite streets in the Elm City is memory lane, and we’d like to invite you to join us on a leisurely stroll through the archives of the monthly INFO New Haven e-newsletters.

History of the Lighthouse at Lighthouse Point Park

One place to be this summer – in truth, there are many of those in New Haven – is Lighthouse Point Park. Visitors and locals return each summer to this place across 82 acres of swimmable shores, walkable sand, hiker-friendly nature trails, and more. Where children make lasting memories in splash pads, where birdwatchers study… View Article

New Haven Parks to Explore this Summer

Walkable, loungeable, explorable, that’s New Haven. Our city is made of more than 2,000 acres of vibrant green parkland, and there’s no soul inside on the sunniest summer days (which, by the way, have arrived). New Haven has a park for every kind of explorer, whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to read, a… View Article


New Haven is a city steeped in rich history, as  The New York Times highlighted earlier this year. Our history is a patchwork fabric of cultures and identities, coming together to form one collective haven. QRiverfest June 3  |  Fair Haven Neighborhood Established in 2015 by the Chatham Square Neighborhood Association, Fair Haven neighborhood, this event… View Article

St. Andrew’s Society: Italian Festa

New Haven is a city steeped in rich history, as  The New York Times highlighted earlier this year. Our history is a patchwork fabric of cultures and identities, coming together to form one collective haven. St. Andrew’s Society Italian Festa June 22 — 25  |  Wooster Square Neighborhood Established in 1900 by the St. Andrew’s Society, this Wooster… View Article

International Festival of Arts & Ideas: Rise (2023)

One of downtown’s most celebrated annual events, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Returning for the 27th year, the festival will run from June 10-25. This year’s theme? Rise. In the face of adversity, choose to rise and celebrate self-determination and the transformative power of creativity and diversity. This year’s programming features a mix of… View Article

Freddy Fixer Festival & Parade

New Haven is a city steeped in rich history, as  The New York Times highlighted earlier this year. Our history is a patchwork fabric of cultures and identities, coming together to form one collective haven. Freddy Fixer Festival & Parade June 2 — 4  |  Dixwell Neighborhood Established in 1962 by Dixwell neighborhood organizers, the parade honors the… View Article

Four Places to Find Handcrafted Pasta in New Haven

Suppose your feed has been filled with aesthetic pictures of “European summers,” your friends sipping sparkling Prosecco, leaving you dreaming of the cobblestone streets of Italy and mouth-watering pasta. In that case, these restaurants in New Haven can satisfy your taste for authentic, handcrafted pasta. Whether you’re a pasta enthusiast or simply craving the soft… View Article

The Perfect Mother’s Day For Every Kind of Mom

When it comes to how we talk about motherhood, it’s out with the old and in with the honest. There is no one size fits all for parenting, and there is no right or wrong way to be a mother. For a mother as particular, authentic, and special as your own, your Mother’s Day gift… View Article

A Conversation with Caffe Bravo’s Giovanni Morra

A true taste of Italy exists here in New Haven, and it’s just behind the doors of Caffe Bravo. A hidden gem of the East Rock neighborhood, Caffe Bravo serves up fresh pasta and delicious Italian eats, from New York Style Calamari to rich Burrata Pomodorini. This month, we caught up with Giovanni Morra, Owner and… View Article

Walk New Haven Tours

When The New York Times recently featured New Haven as a top destination for 2023, one of the gems in that crown was our city’s walkability. Between our distinct neighborhoods and sprawling historic Green, the sidewalks of our city tell many stories. This month, spend an afternoon with Walk New Haven, who lead cultural heritage… View Article

New Haven Night Market: May 2023

Snackers, minglers, and explorers alike – listen up! The New Haven Night Market returns Friday, May 12 from 5-10 PM. This neighborhood favorite event is open to all ages, free to attend and pet-friendly. Join us in exploring the northwest side of Chapel Street, tasting treats from local eateries like Menya Gumi & Tacos Los Gordos, shopping at… View Article

Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day

Cinco de Mayo Looking for Cinco de Mayo margs and elote? Visit Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill to join in the holiday fun. The bar and grill will continue their holiday tradition with lively music, exclusive food and drink specials, a new to-go margarita kit, and more. Mother’s Day Call your mother, it’s time for dinner…. View Article

Five Spots for Amazing Views of New Haven

Whether you’re looking to shake up your weekend with friends, plan a date night to remember, or be a tourist in your own city, try looking at New Haven from a new perspective. You know our city from the ground level, so consider a new vantage point. Take your view of New Haven to new… View Article

Festivals In Focus: The Cherry Blossom Celebration

Spring is in full bloom. Can you feel it? Have you seen it? We’ll show you the way.  Each spring season, the landscape of New Haven softens to welcome delicate petals and sprawling forest green leaves. Nowhere in our city is this on a more magnificent display than the blooming pink Yoshino Cherry Blossom Trees… View Article

New Haven Restaurant Week Is Back, And We Saved You A Seat

Foodies, gather round. New Haven Restaurant Week returns to the Elm City this month, April 16-21. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Connecticut’s first and longest-running organized restaurant week program, and to celebrate, we’re inviting you to “eat like a local” at 24 of our city’s best spots.  This spring, visitors and locals can… View Article

Kim Pedrick of idiom & dwell new haven

Beginning her fashion career at Lord & Taylor and Neiman Marcus in Boston, Kimberly Pedrick is the owner of New Haven’s very own idiom Boutique and dwell. She brings her expertise, style and curated collection of goods to the Elm City’s retail community. idiom is in its 17th year of business, and dwell is celebrating… View Article

Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride 2023

From East Rock to West Rock bike riders celebrate the city’s bikeability for the 15th Annual Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride  on Saturday, April 29th. This impactful event supports local environmental organizations and brings neighbors and visitors together to bike through New Haven’s most beautiful green spaces, from our city’s two highest summits. Not an expert… View Article

Wooster Square Cherry Blossom Festival 2023

New Haven’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival returns to the Wooster Square Park on Sunday, April 16. This time-honored and resident-loved festival is a celebration of a seed planted 50 years ago – many, many, seeds actually. In 1973, the NewHaven Historic Commission and the New Haven Parks Department worked together to plant 72 Yoshino Japanese… View Article

New Haven Restaurant Week Spring 2023

Snackers and sommeliers, listen up! New Haven Restaurant Week returns April 16-21, featuring more than 20 of our award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants. Participating restaurants will offer a special pre-fixe multi-course menus and exclusive savings deals. Looking for a taste of Restaurant Week Spring 2023? Restaurants new to the promotion this spring include 9 Squared, 80 Proof,… View Article

Ways to Spend National Self Care Day in New Haven

If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends since the new year, then it’s high time to take a moment for yourself. The holiday you never knew about, but now will never forget, National Self Care Day, returns on April 5th. Self care looks different for everyone, but there is no denying, we all… View Article

5 Places for Simply Irresistible Desserts

Maybe the kitchen is not your domain. Maybe you’re avoiding the cleanup aftermath of a baking day. Maybe you take the words “measure with your heart” too seriously to succeed. Does this mean you don’t deserve a decadent homemade dessert? Not on our watch. From decadent cakes to seasonal pastries, classic desserts to unique confections,… View Article

A Conversation with Chef Francesco d’Amuri of L’Orcio

In New Haven, food is our culture and, here, the response to “where should we eat?” will never be “I don’t know”. New Haven continues to stand as a mecca for all things dining. With new restaurants moving in and veteran spots stacking up anniversaries, the Elm City streets are culinary treasure troves. One of… View Article

5 Bars in Downtown New Haven Serving Unique Beers on Tap

Whether it’s the St. Paddy’s Day spirit in the air or the lingering promise of springtime, the drink of the month is an ice cold beer. From drafts to crafts, lagers to ales, IPA’s to dollar Bud Lights, New Haven has it all. Across the Elm City, bars and breweries are cleaning the taps and… View Article

Vibe Like a Local at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New Haven, the Emerald City at the end of the rainbow. Here, holidays and festivals are embraced with fervor, and on St. Patrick’s Day, our neighbors know where to find the best party in the state. For the last 181 years, we have been putting the march in March with the annual Greater New Haven… View Article

Black History Month Spotlight: William Lanson, A New Haven Icon

Celebrated each February, National Black History Month is a time to honor the triumphs and accomplishments made by the Black community, to remember those who have shaped our society through struggle and sacrifice, and expand our lenses of history to be more inclusive, more honest, and more hopeful. Throughout Black History Month, one name, one… View Article

6 Romantic Restaurants to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in New Haven

It’s romance season in New Haven, and with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, it’s high time to book some reservations for you and your loved ones. In truth, you can’t go wrong with a table downtown. That said, if you’re looking for a table at one of the most romantic spots in downtown, then look no… View Article

Downtown New Haven Experiences for Every Type of Valentine

It is that time of year again, when you stop to smell the roses, hold your loved ones near and dear and maybe, take a quiz to find out what love language you are. (FYI, ours is Quality Time) And in case you forgot, here is your reminder: Valentines’ Day is fast approaching!Love comes in… View Article

January 2023 – vol. 98

December 2022 – vol. 97

Wind Down “Dry January” in Downtown New Haven

New year, new you, right here in New Haven. We’re quickly approaching the end of January, a month marked by many as a “dry” one. Whether you’re still detoxing from the holiday eggnog and hot toddies, or looking to attend more alcohol-free activities this year, downtown New Haven has something for you. If you’ve never… View Article

A Look Inside New Haven, A New York Times Honored Destination

Have you ever wondered how the Pulitzer prize winning, global journalistic powerhouse, national newspaper of record would describe New Haven, CT? Wonder no longer. “A home to tinkerers and rebels, and a treasure trove of contemporary art and architecture,” reads the billing of the 50th destination on The New York Times ‘52 Places to Go… View Article

November 2022 – vol. 96

Heirloom: Home of the Holiday’s Most Festive Cocktails

If you’re looking for a classy spot to grab after-work drinks or in need of a festive cocktail recipe to serve at your next holiday gathering, then you’ve come to the right place. From pear-infused spiced rye to a barrel-aged black manhattan, make a toast to the holiday season with these delicious festive cocktails designed… View Article

The Glowing History of New Haven’s Annual Tree Lighting

As we head into the month of December, Market New Haven had the pleasure of speaking with Colin Caplan, New Haven resident, historian, author, and owner of Taste of New Haven Food Tours about everyone’s favorite holiday festivity – the annual holiday tree lighting, which takes place every year on the New Haven Green. Read… View Article

Small Business Saturday Returns to Downtown

‘Tis the holiday season with festive happenings in the heart of New Haven this year. From our exceptional entertainment scene to our endless variety of retailers and local boutiques, New Haven is delivering that “Hallmark movie” holiday feeling with our quaint New England charm. Visitors and locals looking to fill their calendars with joy and… View Article

Delicious Holiday Appetizer: Get the Party Started with Chef Romero’s Sharable App

This holiday season, we’re shaking things up. While traditional thanksgiving dishes like mashed potatoes and stuffing are an absolute staple on the table every year, it may be time to wow your friends and family with the unexpected.  When he’s not serving innovative dishes at Olea in New Haven, Chef Manuel Romero also enjoys making… View Article

Meet Chef John Brennan of Elm City Social and Olives + Oil

In New Haven, it’s no secret our culinary scene runs deep – from diverse cultural cuisines to the unique chefs at the helm of many of our beloved restaurants and eateries across the city. Let us introduce you to Chef John Brennan, the owner of not only one, but two restaurants in New Haven –… View Article

Halloween in New Haven: What to Do and Where to Get Spooked

If you’re on the hunt for the best things to do in New Haven this Halloween, then you’ve come to the right place. To celebrate the spooky season, the city is filled with haunted happenings. From paranormal ghost tours on hallowed grounds to mysterious ancient cemeteries, here’s the ultimate guide for where to get spooked… View Article

Celebrate National Pizza Month in New Haven

October is officially National Pizza Month – or if you’re a local, National Apizza Month. In New Haven, we take our pizza very seriously. Step aside New York and Chicago, the Elm City rests its case as arguably the pizza capital of the U.S., known for its famous Neapolitan-style apizza. In honor of National Pizza… View Article

The Best Leaf Peeping Spots in New Haven this Fall

In New Haven, leaf peeping season is arguably the best season of the year. With fall foliage colors peaking now through October 28, there is no better time to plan an autumn adventure than right now. From East Rock to Westville, we’ve narrowed down the best leaf peeping spots in New Haven. So grab your… View Article

October 2022 – Vol. 95

September 2022 – Vol. 94

Experience New Haven Restaurant Week Like a Pro

Snackers and sommeliers, mark your calendars – New Haven Restaurant Week is back and better than ever this fall. From October 16 – October 29, 2022, join us downtown for all-new dining experiences and exclusive offerings at 23 restaurants across the Elm City. Participating restaurants will be offering pre-fix menus ranging from two-course lunch options… View Article

The Otherworldly Charm of Grove Street Cemetery

September 27, 2022 On the hunt for your first spooky fix of the fall season? Kick-off Halloween month with a visit to one of New Haven’s treasured historical landmarks, Grove Street Cemetery. Neighbored by Yale University, the cemetery is the oldest planned cemetery in the nation. Designed as a “City of the Dead,” complete with… View Article

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with The Anchor Spa’s Chef Kendall Thigpen’s Molten Lava Cake

September 20, 2022 Need to satisfy your late-night sweet tooth craving? New Haven local Kendall Thigpen, Chef at The Anchor Spa has you covered. With every great chef and recipe, there comes an even greater backstory. Growing up, you could always find him alongside his great-grandmother and grandmother in the kitchen cooking up meals for… View Article

5 Boozy Brunch Spots in Downtown

September 6, 2022 Let’s talk brunch. Whether your plate is packed with chicken and waffles or a classic eggs benny, nothing pairs better with brunch than a cocktail. Make it a Bloody Mary or bottomless mimosas, a boozy brunch is the ultimate way to wrap up a weekend or begin a new week. Let’s raise… View Article

Try Chef Claire Criscuolo’s Simple Vinaigrette On Your Next Salad

If you are undecided on your next meal and have trouble deciding if you want breakfast, a sandwich, or even have a craving for Mexican food, it’s time to pay a visit to Claire’s Corner Copia located Downtown. Owner Claire Criscuolo opened the restaurant, over 46 years ago, with her beloved late husband, Frank.  Claire… View Article

Hartford and New Haven: A Tale of Two Capitals

Hartford and New Haven: A Tale of Two Capitals Can you name the Connecticut state capital city? If you said Hartford, you’d be right — well, half right. At one point in time, the state of Connecticut was home to not one, but two state capitals, one of which was none other than New Haven…. View Article

All About The New Haven Green: From Its History to Its Mystery

16 acres long and made of nine symmetrical squares – downtown is made up of 9 squares, New Haven’s Green is made up of quadrants and pathways, the New Haven Green is the beating heart and soul of our city. The Green has lived many lives, once standing as a religious epicenter cloaked in the… View Article

What’s In a Name? Welcome to New Haven.

Back in 1638, a group of English Puritans boarded a ship dubbed “The Hector,” and set sail for the future. They arrived in the heart of the New Haven harbor and settled into what was then known as Quinnipiac. Just two years later, the town of Quinnipiac was given a new name – New Haven…. View Article

August 2022 – Vol. 93

July 2022 – Vol. 92

June 2022 – Vol. 91

May 2022 – Vol. 90

April 2022 – Vol. 89

March 2022 – Vol. 87

February 2022 – Vol. 86

February 2022 – Vol. 85

January 2022 – Vol. 84

December 2021 – Vol. 83

November 2021 Vol. 82

October 2021 Vol. 78

September 2021 Vol. 77

August 2021 Vol. 76

July 2021 – Vol. 75

June 2021 – Vol. 74

May 2021 – Vol. 73

April 2021 – Vol. 71

March 2021 – Vol. 68

February 2021 – Vol. 62

January 2021 – Vol. 61

December 2020 – Vol. 57

November 2020 – Vol. 52

October 2020 – Vol. 50

September 2020 – Vol. 44

August 2020 – Vol. 39

July 2020 – Vol. 35

June 2020 – Vol. 33

May 2020 – Vol. 30

April 2020 – Vol. 29

March 2020 – Vol. 28

February 2020 – Vol. 26

January 2020 – Vol. 25

December 2019 – Vol. 24

November 2019 – Vol. 22

October 2019 – Vol. 20

September 2019 – Vol. 19

August 2019 – Vol. 18

July 2019 – Vol. 17

June 2019 – Vol. 16

May 2019 – Vol. 15

April 2019 – Vol. 13

March 2019 – Vol. 12

February 2019 – Vol. 11

January 2019 – Vol. 10

December 2018 – Vol. 8

November 2018 – Vol. 7

October 2018 – Vol. 5

September 2018 – Vol. 4

August 2018 – Vol. 3

July 2018 – Vol. 2

June 2018 – Vol. 1