NHDocs2020, August 18-23: The New Haven Documentary Film Festival will be showing 100 films, many online, but several also in-person, including in the Park of the Arts behind Koffee?, Neighborhood Music School, etc. on Audubon Street. For more information and tickets, please visit: nhdocs2020.eventive.org.


US Marshals put Fyre Festival merchandise up for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three years after the highly publicized Fyre Festival famously fizzled out in the Bahamas, merchandise and other “minor assets” are up for sale — courtesy of the U.S. Marshals Service.

In a release Thursday, the U.S. Marshals announced that 126 items from the festival will be auctioned off, with proceeds going toward the victims of Billy McFarland.

McFarland acknowledged defrauding investors of $26 million in the 2017 Fyre Festival and over $100,000 in a fraudulent ticket-selling scheme after his arrest in the scam. He was sentenced to six years in prison in October 2018. Now 28, he’s serving his sentence at a low-security prison in Ohio, according to the Bureau of Prisons.

“This Fyre Festival-branded clothing and other items that were seized from Billy McFarland were originally intended to be sold at the Fyre Festival itself but were kept by McFarland, with the intent to sell the items and use the funds to commit further criminal acts while he was on pre-trial release,” U.S. Marshal Ralph Sozio of the Southern District of New York said in the release.

The festival, billed as an ultra-luxurious event and “the cultural experience of the decade,” was supposed to take place over two spring 2017 weekends on the Bahamian island of Exuma. Models and celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski had promoted it on social media.

Customers who paid $1,200 to over $100,000 hoping to see Blink-182 and the hip-hop act Migos arrived to learn musical acts were canceled. Their luxury accommodations and gourmet food consisted of leaky white tents and packaged food, prompting attendees to lash out on social media with the hashtag #fyrefraud.

Among the mementos of that festival are sweatpants, shirts and tokens emblazoned with “a conspiracy to change the entertainment world.” As of Saturday, the lots ranged from $10 — the minimum bid for sets of two wristbands — to $300 for a baseball cap bearing the festival logo that had received 20 bids since the auction opened Thursday. At 36 bids, the most popular lot was an aqua blue hoodie featuring the flag of the Bahamas on the back and sleeves patterned with the logo.

The auction, run by Texas-based Gaston & Sheehan, ends Aug. 13.


Wanna bid?  Click HERE

Massaro Farm Fresh Cocktail Class – Fri. Aug. 21

posted by Robbin
August 6, 2020
Friday, August 21st, 7:00 Registration Cocktail followed by the interactive event.
Hands on and tasty!
Fresh Pulled Mozzarellas & Summer Tomatoes “A deep dive into pulling your own cheese, mixing your own cocktails and using the summers best crop, Heirloom Tomatoes!

This event will be vegetarian, have bubbly cocktail for registration and followed by two food and cocktail pairings. It will be interactive and you will get your hands dirty!

When – Friday, August 21st

Start Time – 7:00 Registration Cocktail followed by the interactive event.

Price – $45.00 per kit, each kit is good for one person

Pick up of Kits – Wednesday, August 19th & 20th
between 4:00 – 7:00

This event is 21 and older.

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Long Wharf Theatre shares upcoming events!

posted by Robbin
August 4, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
10:00 AM
Topic: Back to School???
What will K-12 look like in September?
We’ll delve into the difficult choices around K-12 education during the pandemic. What are the options and how are the state and districts preparing?
Garrett Sheehan,
President & CEO,
Greater New Haven and Quinnipiac Chambers of Commerce
We will live-stream the webinar as well as record it and share it on our YouTube page. If you experience trouble registering, or if it says the webinar is full, please tune into our Facebook page.
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Streaming FREE next Wednesday
AUGUST 12 at 8:00PM
A very special virtual event featuring
Arthur Canova, Nick Ciasullo, Emma Czaplinski, Chelsea Dacey, Jennifer Del Sole, Melanie Del Sole, Tom Denihan, Shannon Denihan, Jessica Engster, Len Fredericks, Ian Galligan, Allison Kane, Jim Kane, Kristina Pugatch, Katie Kirtland, Stephen Koehler, Ian Lynch-Passarelli, Bobby Schultz & Kathy Wade
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Music Direction by Mark Focarile
Our way of sending a message of hope and inspiration to all of our wonderful patrons and friends. Featuring songs carefully chosen from both Broadway and popular music, the concert will showcase beloved Castle Craig alumni singing songs we hope bring you hope and happiness during these challenging times.
While the concert stream is free to all, donations will be welcomed to support Castle Craig Players. COVID-19 has greatly impacted all of us in so many ways, and the arts have taken an especially hard hit. With our doors closed since March, we once again look to all of you to help us in whatever way you can. We hope that you enjoy a night of special music, and consider supporting our continued efforts to keep the arts alive.
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