Events Calendar

CALENDAR – May 2023
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible

Monday, May 1, 12-7 p.m.
May Day! People and Planet over Profits! Music, art, food and movement building. International Workers’ Day! Gather at noon, rally at 4, march at 5 p.m. NH Green  *

Monday, May 1, noon-8 p.m.
Seed library opening. Free flower and vegetable seeds, gardening info. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Saturday, May 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Neighborhood Clean Up. Dwight Central Management Team, Orchard St. Blockwatch, Winthrop Ave. Blockwatch. Meet at 230 Edgewood Ave.

Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m.-noon
West River Bird Lookout trail work. Help prepare the trail, trim vines, pick up trash. Tools, trash grabbers, buckets, bags provided. Heavy rain cancels. Info: Kathie Hebert at 203-506-5125. Marginal Dr. at Westfield St., West Haven.

Saturday, May 6, 11 a.m.
Fair Haven Day – Arts & Ideas Neighborhood Festival with Mary Wade Community Parade followed by full day of activities. Local art and artists, culture, sports, creativity, entrepreneurship and partnership. www.fairhavenday.

Saturday, May 6, 12-3 p.m.
Event dedicated to Helen Hagan, world-renowned pianist, NH resident, first Black woman to graduate from Yale U. NH Symphony Orchestra will perform her work. Food from Orchid Café. BLOOM, 794 Edgewood Ave.

Saturday, May 6, 2-4 p.m.
Peter Kupfer, author of The Glassmaker’s Son, recounts his quest to uncover the world his father left behind in Nazi Germany. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Monday, May 8-Saturday, May 13
Westville ArtWalk 2023. Free, annual, community‑based arts and music festival in Historic Westville Village and Edgewood Park. Events throughout the week at various locations.

Monday, May 8, 5-7
Kickoff for ArtWalk 2023. Painting, jewelry-making and live music at the Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Tuesday, May 9, 5:30-7 p.m.
Garden Exchange and Pollinator Celebration. Milkweed giveaway, garden tool swap, live music featuring guitarist Cliff Schloss, refreshments. Join community gardeners, library patrons, environmentalists, Hill residents, and passersby. Bring tools, seeds, plants, pots or other garden materials you want to trade. Wilson Library, 303 Washington Ave. *

Wednesday, May 10, 6-8 p.m.
Goffe Street Armory public meeting. Join a city-wide forum to discuss the past, present and future of the Goffe Street Armory. Food and refreshments. All welcome. Hillhouse High School cafeteria, 480 Sherman Parkway. *

Wednesday, May 10, 6 p.m.
Living with a Grieving Heart presented by Marianne Bette, MD. Dr. Bette, family physician for over 40 years, shares experiences through her book to help comfort those who have suffered personal loss. Call 203-287-2675 or register online at Brundage Community Branch Library, 91 Circular Avenue, Hamden. *

Thursday, May 11, 4-5:30 p.m.
Art Exhibition and reception for Mariellen Chapdelaine and Joseph Fekieta. Art will be displayed throughout May. Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison St. *

Thursday, May 11, 5 p.m.
“Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution.” Documentary film of a summer camp for teens with disabilities. Curran Community Room, N100, Gateway College, 20 Church St. *

Friday, May 12, 5-10 p.m.
New Haven Night Market. Evening bazaar of entrepreneurs, art, music, food, drink. Downtown New Haven’s 9th  Square neighborhood. Info: *

Saturday, May 13, 2 p.m.
Kali Akuno to receive Gandhi Peace Award from Promoting Enduring Peace. Dixwell Community House, 197 Dixwell Ave.  *

Saturday, May 13, 7 p.m.
Another Octave presents songs to lift your spirits. Here Comes the Sun! $18-$25.  Unitarian Society of NH, 700 Hartford Tpk., Hamden. *

Sunday, May 14, 1-3 p.m.
Reception for New Haven Paint and Clay Club Juried Art Exhibit. Info: Ely Center of Contemporary Art, 51 Trumbull St.

Tuesday, May 16, 6:30-8 p.m.
Suicide Prevention Training. Learn to help prevent suicide and recognize warning signs. Free. Must be at least 18 to attend. Registration required. Call 203-287-2680. Thornton Wilder Hall, Miller Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave. Hamden. *

Wednesday, May 17, 6-7 p.m.
Equity Can’t Wait! Rally for a Moral Budget! Recovery for All! Register ASAP at We’re organizing buses to transport people to and from the CT State Capitol, 210 Capitol Ave., Hartford.

Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m.
Film showing: The Banshees of Inisherin. Free! Registration required. Call 203-287-2680. Miller Library Friends Room, Miller Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave., Hamden *

Thursday, May 25, 7 p.m. on Zoom
Patrons of the NHFP Library and Prospect Public Library discuss The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar. Zoom link:  *

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Friday, June 2-Monday, June 5
The Golden Rule is a project of Veterans For Peace to advance opposition to nuclear weapons and war, and to do so in a dramatic fashion. We have restored the original peace ship, the Golden Rule, that sailed in 1958 to stop nuclear weapons tests in the Marshall Islands, inspiring the many peace makers and peace ships that followed. It will be in New Haven Harbor from June 2-5. For more info, please call Henry at 203-389-9547.

Saturday, June 3, 1 p.m.
Dixwell Neighborhood Festival.  Activities, tabling, and takeaways. 197 Dixwell Ave. *

Saturday, June 3, noon till closing
Bear’s Smokehouse 10 Year Anniversary. Family fun! Live music, eating competition, pet tricks, carnival snacks, games. 470 James St.

Saturday, June 3 (Rain date June 4), 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Hamden Fest! Businesses, arts, culture, community. Concert at 5 p.m. Town Center Park, 2761 Dixwell Ave., Hamden. *

Sunday, June 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
56th Annual Freddy Fixer Parade. Theme: “The Legacy Lives On.” Starts at the corner of Dixwell Ave. and Bassett St. and ends at Lake Place.

Saturday, June 10, all day
CT Localpalooza Music and Art Festival. $20, kids 12 and under free. 203-828-7706. Three Saints Park, 112 Miller Rd., Bethany.

Saturday, June 17 (Rain date June 24)
Women of the Village presents 2nd Annual Juneteenth Community Day. 203-675-9437

Saturday, June 24, 2 p.m.
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies: Ticket to Paradise. Free!Registration required: or call 203-287-2680. Miller Library, 2901 Dixwell Ave. Hamden *