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.

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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

Featuring Dan Zanes, Pistolera, and more

Join us for a fun-filled, FREE day of performances and activities for all ages on the New Haven Green!

Retrace the steps of New Haven's defenders during the two-pronged offensive by the British.

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Take a moment to spend some time in the lovely parks that surround you.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Not just for hamburger lovers and Frisbee throwers, New Haven has a history of inventions, discoveries and firsts.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Co-Presented with New Haven Preservation Trust

Look at some New Haven buildings and talk about the buildings that inspired them, from India to medieval Spain.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Dedicated to building a 25-mile continuous path for bicyclists, walkers and hikers on the Connecticut Shoreline from Lighthouse Point to Hammonasset Beach State Park.

Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate

Travel the globe to solve the mystery of the missing attaché. The clues are hidden among New Haven's 7 Sister Cities--Leon, Amalfi, Tetlanohcan, Hue, Afula, Freetown, and Avignon.

Difficulty Level: Easy

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate

"Livin The Dream" is an upbeat, interactive music and talk performance focused on an anti-bullying/positive living message.

To Silver Sands Beach, Milford

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate - Challenging

This piece began with Jessica Rizzo’s text, three voices speaking simultaneously, a polyphonic poem juxtaposed with one body bearing the weight of it all. Yang Hao has interpreted this text using dance and pedestrian movement to speak to his experiences as a Chinese man pushed and pulled by both eastern and western cultural influences.

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

Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate

Inspired by actual events and legendary showmen Orson Welles and William Castle, "The Wicked Stage" is a backstage story set during 1938 at a summer stock theatre in Stony Creek, Connecticut.

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.

Saturday, June 27

12:00 pm Stetson on the Green

12:30 pm Kendall

1:10 pm N-Finity Muzik

1:50 pm Soldier Story

2:30 pm Heather Fay

3:00 pm BEyond FITness

4:15 pm Manny James

5 pm BadSlax

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.

Participants are invited to enter the Portal for 20 minutes to talk to a stranger abroad in Tehran, Iran. The prompt for the conversation is, "What would make today a good day for you?"

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

Difficulty Level: Easy

New Haven native Manny James brings his lush soul to the New Haven Green. Don’t miss it.

Towards a Sustainable Community

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

Difficulty Level: Easy

SOUL food is not only good for your body but it is good for the environment. When you eat both seasonally and locally you utilize less environmental resources and thus reduce your carbon footprint.

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

Difficulty Level: Easy

Magmanus charms the audience with wild and fun tricks for all to enjoy.