Part of a city-wide pop-up festival celebrating New Haven's communities, Celebrate Our Dixwell will offer a day-long schedule of free performances from local artists, the Nation Drill Squad and Drum Team, activities for children, walking tours, as well as double-dutch and basketball competitions.
The Yale Center for British Art's annual Children's Film Festival features award-winning independent short films for a young audience. Join us for refreshments and live entertainment after the show. For children aged 3–10; audience may come and go as needed. No registration required.
On opening weekend, watch out for The Red Trouser Show, a high energy acrobatic, juggling and comedy duo! The show combines precision acrobatics with high-skill tricks such as knife and fire juggling, ending with a stunt performed over 20 feet in the air!
Celebrating spirits and fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and English literature
An afternoon activity for children and parents, hosted by the Eli Whitney Museum and inspired by the magic and puppetry in the Bristol Old Vic & Handspring Puppet Company production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, playing at the Festival June 15-23.
Assembling Spirits: A Puppet-Making Activity
Shakespeare brought Fairies and elves into English literature, and this week, they are here in New Haven. Welcome midsummer's night by creating your own mischievous or magical wee creature with puppets and crafts: so few have seen fairies that your vision is essential! Make your spirit beautiful, or frightful. Create a costume that will make your figure enchanting or invisible ,camouflaged by the leaves and bark of the forest. Experiment with wood, shells, odd grasses, wild flowers, beads, feathers, wire, found treasures like bottle caps and shiny paper.
Sculptor Susan Clinard directs. Apprentices from the Eli Whitney Museum do her bidding and yours. For children accompanied by and adult.
Music Haven and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas invite you to join us in welcoming the Kronos Quartet to the New Haven Green with a COME-ALL STRING MUSICIANS PLAY-IN led by the Haven String Quartet and Netta Hadari, on the occasion of the stellar contemporary music ensemble’s 40th anniversary. See below to download music for the play-in!
Bring your instrument, a music stand, and a chair or stool if you need one: String musicians of all skill levels are invited to play music, celebrate, and have FUN as we welcome the legendary Kronos Quartet to New Haven with a city-wide play-in right on the New Haven Green!