New Haven Green

About this Venue

The historic New Haven Town Green is one of the first planned, publicly available green spaces in the country.

Where to Park


213 Crown Street, New Haven
Open 24hrs, 7 days/week
Entrances at: (1) Crown Street between Temple & College, (2) College Street between Chapel & Crown
This structure: Centrally located for all Festival events, particularly events on the New Haven Green. Short walk to all other Festival venues as well as shops and restaurants in New Haven. More info
Rate: $5 flat rate with Festival parking coupon


159 York Street, New Haven
Open 7am-2am on Fri & Sat, 7am-12am Sun-Thurs
Entrance at: York Street between Crown and Chapel
This structure: Centrally located for ticketed Festival events and Ideas events at the University Theatre, Iseman Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale University Art Gallery, and Yale Center for British Art. More info
Rate: $5 flat rate with Festival parking coupon

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Street Parking

Metered street parking in downtown New Haven is available, but limited: parking in a garage with the Festival coupon is often cheaper and easier than trying to find street parking! Check all posted signs and be sure that you have paid your meter accordingly. Also check for temporary restrictions to street parking near your vehicle: summertime often brings construction to the area, and some parking regulations may be temporarily changed.

Please note: Metered parking is in effect until 9pm, Monday through Saturday. There is a 2 hour limit from 8am-5pm, and no limit after 5pm. No parking restrictions on Sunday

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Occurring at this venue

Ride to Hindinger Farm in Hamden to attend the annual Strawberry Festival.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

EcoWorks, in partnership with Mercy Center at Madison, will host a Compost Labyrinth on the New Haven Green. The labyrinth, a piece of interactive artwork, will be made from finished compost.

To Silver Sands Beach, Milford

Travel South on the East Coast Greenway to Silver Sands State Park in Milford and return.

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

June 14

Alpaca Gnomes, Thea Hopkins, Hand, K Bestia

Ride the Farmington Canal Trail to Lock 12 Museum

Travel North from New Haven to Cheshire and learn about plans to connect the former rail trail to Northampton, MA.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

June 28

Chime In! Music With a Mission, Channel 1 Block Party, The Wooden Spoonz, Isabella Mendes Quartet, Henry Sidle, Channel 1 City Wide Open Mic Contest Winners

Fun for all ages!

Box City is a craft activity in which young city planners construct buildings and neighborhoods out of craft supplies and boxes.

June 22

Educational Center for the Arts Repertory Dance Company, Thomas/Ortiz Dance, Providence Dance Project, Kendall, The Korean Traditional Dance of Choomnoori, New Haven Ballet, The Joe Carter Samba Rio Trio

Supporting the Connection Fund

Join us for pizza on the New Haven Green! Pizzerias from all around town provide pizza for Pizza Fest, the proceeds of which benefit New Haven's Connection Fund.

June 21

Another Octave - CT Womens Chorus, New Haven Morris and Sword, Nekita Waller featuring Opus Vibe

Compagnie Barolosolo
A pool of water, a pole to climb on, and two clowns with musical instruments: what could possibly go wrong?
June 15

Sandbox Percussion, The Nu Haven Kapelye, Project Sharpp


A water balloon gladiator fight!

ArtBra New Haven, the community of breast cancer survivors, supporters and fine artists, will gather at the flagpole on the New Haven green for an ecumenical, non-denominational blessing of the survivors.

Explore alternative and renewable energy technologies currently being employed throughout the city.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Sikorsky HeliVenture is a community outreach campaign dedicated to teaching children about STEM and aviation.

Ride to East Rock park for 425 acres of stunning views and hiking trails. Find new ways to enjoy the park followed by an ice cream treat at a local creamery!

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Visit many of New Haven’s gardens, greenspaces, hoop houses, and greenhouses and survey the greenification of New Haven.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Ride through New Haven to meet some of the legendary figures that made that past a reality as documented by Colin M. Caplan in his work, “Legendary Locals of New Haven.”

Difficulty Level: Easy

Visit Connecticut’s oldest Jewish congregation, the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven and many points in between.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Bring your appetite for a bike tour picnic extravaganza! Visit local food manufacturers and proprietors to see where your food originates and to collect your perfect meal. A picnic in a local park concludes the ride.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Travel around New Haven to learn how current initiatives planned for the parks and waterways will enhance daily life in town.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Ride through New Haven to explore the melange of art offerings that are free and open to the public.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Ride the designated bike lanes throughout the city in a group and finish with a skills building bicycle course.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Calling all musicians!

Join organizers Music Haven and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra for a city-wide play-in on the New Haven Green.