Events Calendar

CALENDAR – May 2022
Location is New Haven unless noted otherwise.
*=Wheelchair accessible

Sunday, May 1, 12-6 p.m.
International Workers Day! Immigrants rights, worker rights, peace, climate justice. Speakers, music, march. Contact 203-606-3484,, *

Sunday, May 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
CT People’s World May Day 2022: Art Perlo Presente. Includes selections from Art’s writings, videos, recipes, tributes, photos, organizing as well as “Building the Movement Today.” NH Peoples Center, 37 Howe St. and virtually on FB Live  *

Monday, May 2 – Saturday, May 7
Artwalk 2022, 25th anniversary. Activities throughout the week, main events May 6 and 7. Email or go to

Tuesday, May 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Climate Refugees: The Global Human Impact of Climate Change – One City One Read Documentary Film Screening. (2010, 86 min) Directed by Justin Hogan & Michael Nash. Documentary film exploring the in-depth global human impact of climate change and its serious destabilizing effect on international politics. Wilson Library, Community Program Room, 303 Washington Ave. *

Wed., May 4, and Thurs. May 5, noon-8 p.m.
Parable of the Sower Film Festival – Presented as part of One City One Read 2022. A screening of influential sci-fi films related to The Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler. Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St. *

Thursday, May 5, 4 p.m.
Cinco De Mayo Celebration with Cosmic Jibaros. Tickets $10. Park City Music Hall, 2926 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.

Saturday, May 7, noon
A walk in Edgewood Park featuring the work of Donald Grant Mitchell with Stephanie FitzGerald. Meet at the Gazebo (by entrance at W. Rock Ave. near Whalley Ave.).

Monday, May 9, 4 p.m.
Mondays at Beinecke: The Literary Voice of Langston Hughes in American Music with Albert R. Lee. Lee is Assoc. Prof. and Director of Equity, Belonging, and Student Life at the Yale School of Music, and teaches a course on The Literary Voice of Langston Hughes in American Music. More info:, 203-432-2977. Beinecke Library, 121 Wall St. *

Wednesday, May 11, 7 p.m.
Heating and Cooling with Ground Source Heat Pumps. Attend in-person or online. Info: Bethel Public Library, 189 Greenwood Ave., Bethel.

Friday May 13, 8-10 a.m.
Edgewood Park bird watching walk with Ranger Dan Barvir. Meet at Gazebo (by entrance at W. Rock Ave. near Whalley Ave.).

Friday May 13, 5-10 p.m.
The New Haven Night Market, downtown NH’s evening bazaar, takes place in outdoor downtown locations and celebrates the vibrant GNH community’s entrepreneurs, art, music, food, drink, culture and more! 90 Crown St. and Orange St.

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.
West River Watershed Walk #3, Pond Lily Preserve and Open Space Trail. Info:

Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.
10th Annual New Haven Family Stroll & Festival. Family Stroll, 10 a.m.; Festival, 11 a.m. A day of family fun to raise awareness and funds for high-quality early childhood education. Quinnipiac River Park, 24-56 Front St. Raindate: Saturday, May 21.

Thursday, May 19, 6 p.m.
Meet local award-winning author Tochi Onyebuchi reading from his latest sci-fi book Goliath. His fiction includes Riot Baby, the Beasts Made of Night series, and the War Girls series. Book signing and reception to follow the event. Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St. *

Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.
Mental Health Awareness Month charity fundraiser. Live music, community mending art, raffles. Featuring Flight of Silence, Somewhat Woke, Paranormal Adam, and others. 21 and older. $15, 100% of proceeds to MHC/Tour for Life 2022. The Cellar on Treadwell, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden.

Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.
West River in-water clean-up. Canoes provided. Park behind Barnard Nature Center, Derby Ave. near Ella Grasso Blvd. Info:

Saturday, May 21, 11:30 a.m.
Memorial gathering for New Haven/ Philadelphia activist Marge Van Cleef at the Incarnation Center, 253 Bushy Hill Rd., Deep River. All of Marge’s community of friends are most welcome.

Monday, May 23: 6-7 p.m.
Natural Wellness Workshop. Learn about naturopathy, home remedies, and more in this 1-hour workshop with Dr. Lyndsey Maher of Soleil Accupuncture & Naturopathic Wellness. Ives Main Library, 133 Elm St. *

Tuesday, May 24, 5:30-7 p.m.
Plant/seed/seedling/container and household/clothing swap with live music. Bring gently used articles, seeds, seedlings, plants to give away or swap. Bring your own table and chair. Live music by a local artist and a short talk about butterflies. Outside the front entrance of Wilson Library, 303 Washington Ave. *

Wednesday, May 25
On this date in 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, was murdered in Minneapolis, MN, by Derek Chauvin, a 44-year-old white police officer. We remember, we mourn, we organize.

Thursday, May 26, 7-8 p.m.
May Virtual Joint Library Book Chat – Banned and Challenged Books with NHFPL and Prospect Public Library. New and old children’s, teen and adult books have been in the news for both book bans and challenges across the US. Choose any banned or challenged book and prepare for a conversation about the book chosen and the overall book banning and challenging environments in the US today. Link on Zoom:

Tuesday, May 31: 2-4 p.m.
Movie Matinee – Logan’s Run. Join us for this classic sci-fi film. Wilson Library, 303 Washington Ave. *

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Saturday, June 11, 1-5 p.m. (note new date)
Memorial gathering for New Haven/Austin activist Heiwa Salovitz. Community Room of John Prete Apartments, 1187 Campbell Ave., West Haven. *