A National Historic District – The oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA.Come and enjoy a living, breathing experience riding historic, restored trolleys through scenic surroundings!

Hometown Thursday’s June 28, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

70 years ago, an era that lasted for over a half century ended in Connecticut.  The last day of passenger trolley service in New Haven was on September 25, 1948.

This year, the Shore Line Trolley Museum celebrates New Haven County with “Hometown Thursdays.” Every  Thursday in June, July and August, we’ll be celebrating a town in New Haven County with free resident admission on that day.  Come visit us on your hometown Thursday and receive free admission on your home town day!  Just present your valid resident ID or driver’s license. Click here to learn more about the Trolley Towns of Connecticut.

6/7  Southbury/Middlebury/Oxford

6/14  Cheshire/Prospect

6/21  Beacon Falls/Seymour/Naugatuck

6/28 Waterbury/Wolcott

7/5 Meriden/Wallingford

7/12 Orange/Bethany/Woodbridge

7/19  Ansonia/Derby

7/26 Guilford/Madison

8/2  Milford/West Haven

8/9 Branford/North Branford

8/16 New Haven

8/23 East Haven

8/30  Hamden/North Haven


11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River St.
East Haven

Volunteers Needed — Shubert Theatre

posted by Robbin
June 22, 2018

Shubert Volunteers

We are looking for vibrant, capable people to join our Shubert Star Volunteer corps to assist in areas such concessions, hospitality and ushering.


Job Opening – Shubert Theatre — Operations Production Manager


Job Summary: CAPA (Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts) and the Shubert Theatre in New Haven CT is seeking a full time Operations Production Manager. This position serves as the operations liaison between CAPA, Shubert New Haven and outside rental contracts using the stage area.  This position is required to be onsite to ensure safe and effective load ins/outs for all CAPA produced performances and rentals.  The Operations Production Manager will also be responsible for the general upkeep of the Shubert venue, not including the performance space. This position will need to work closely with the IATSE head carpenter and others. This position ensures the theatre is well maintained and able to meet the needs of the users and patrons.

About Us: The Shubert is a 1600 seat performing arts center presenting 150+ performances annually including: Broadway, music, dance, family, community shows and summer outdoor concerts. The Shubert Theatre in New Haven is part of CAPA, a not-for-profit based in Columbus, OH, and the Operations Production Manager will work as part of the operations team in New Haven. This position reports the Director of Operations.


  • Serves as the onsite Shubert manager for load ins/outs which includes insuring building security as needed.
  • Coordinates production needs for the venue in connection with our Head Carpenter; assists with coordination of backline and similar tasks.
  • Coordinates advance of show activities including technical, artist hotels, hospitality, etc.
  • Coordinates crew and event payroll processing.
  • Oversees venue event set-up as needed in the lobbies and suite.
  • Ensures that the building is secure when vacant.
  • Coordinates outside contractors for projects, repairs and general upkeep of the venue.
  • Handles the day-to-day upkeep of the building as needed.  This might include light bulb replacement, hanging items, etc.
  • Performs additional venue and operational tasks as required.


  • High School Diploma /GED
  • Minimum of two years’ experience working with venue rental clients.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A strong understanding of theatre venues and scheduling.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and google calendar.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with guest artists, artist agents, crew members and staff.
  • Ability to think quickly on feet to resolve issues in a safe, calm and effective manner; the ability to adapt to a changing environment without missing a beat.
  • Great attention-to-detail skills.
  • Must be able to keep nonpublic information confidential.
  • Knowledge of: building systems, OSHA, ADA, federal, state and local codes, and IATSE contracts.
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs and be able to stand for up to 4 hours.

Special Requirements: 
Must remain current with CPR/AED/BBP certifications. Due to the nature of this performing arts venue flexibly in scheduling is needed. This position does require some weekends, nights and occasional overnights for load outs.

To Apply: 
E-mail cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Salary will be commensurate with experience. CAPA offers a full benefits package that includes health insurance and Paid Time Off.

CAPA and the Shubert Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


                        GARDEN CATERING


Our world famous chicken nuggets keep people coming back in every chapter of their lives, even after they move far away from home (Don’t worry- we ship nationwide)! Our nuggets are made from 100% white breast meat, hand-cut, and cooked to perfection for every order.

But that’s not all we do! We offer handmade salads, wraps, and sandwiches all made from family recipes we’ve perfected.

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Make Music New Haven!

Celebrate on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, and parks across the city.

Make Music New Haven welcomes rappers, rockers, beatboxers, spoken word artists, instrumentalists of all types, vocalists, and experimental musicians to join in and showcase New Haven’s vibrant and eclectic music scene. This celebration is open to all: professionals, amateurs, children, adults, choirs, soloists.

Make Music New Haven is currently seeking participants, venues, community groups, and arts organizations who want to be a part of this historic inaugural event. 

More info & to register: or or


Bursting Fourth

Where to find Fireworks Displays in Connecticut

July 4th is a great time for fireworks. But in Connecticut, there are fireworks displays to be enjoyed throughout the summer. That’s why we thought we’d send this note a little before the holiday, so you can be sure to schedule your viewing activities and make the most of every pop, pow and sizzle.



New Haven Green Drinks

June Green Drinks: Getting Involved With the Mill River Watershed Plan

Wednesday, June 20, 6-8 pm

175 Humphrey St.
New Haven CT 06511

SPECIAL GUEST: Nicole Davis, Mill River Watershed Coordinator for CT Fund for the Environment / Save The Sound

Would you like to see a trail along the Mill River? Better access for kayaking and canoeing? Have ideas for recreational opportunities or other amenities that you would like to see included in the new Watershed Plan? Want to learn more about green infrastructure and how it can improve water quality? Join us and contribute your ideas about maximizing the Mill River watershed as a true community asset.

Next Door is a new restaurant brought to you by the people behind Big Green Truck Pizza. Very excited to check out this new venue!




The brief program will begin around 7 pm, with drinking and shmoozing before and after. So bring your appetite, your business cards, your enthusiasm, and a friend or two!
As always, free and open to the public. Bring a friend! See you soon! NHGD Organizing Team

For more info: Contact us at


WHAT IS GREENDRINKS? Every month people with an interest in the environment and sustainability meet up at informal sessions known as GreenDrinks. We have a lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business. Come along and you’ll be made welcome. Just say, “are you green?” and we will look after you and introduce you to whoever is there. It’s a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts.

Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk – Aug 4th

posted by Robbin
June 19, 2018


Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk

Saturday, August 4, 2018

by Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk


Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk… The original Spirits of Milford ghost tour, celebrating its fifth year throughout 2018!

Come on a scarily good 90-minute Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk through downtown Milford, Connecticut, where you’ll be enthralled and entertained with stories about:

  • The distraught Paugusset Indian squaw who, 400 years ago, strangled and killed her two young sons near Milford Harbor
  • The three deadly curses cast on Charles Island, including one made by Captain Kidd
  • Why 291-year-old Capt. Stephen Stow has never left his house on High Street
  • The accused Colonial witch buried in Milford Cemetery
  • And so many other unexplainable and frightening tales

Blending the macabre with Milford history, this spirited, lantern-lit walk follows a roughly 1.15-mile loop through downtown Milford, including stops at some of the city’s oldest homes and Milford Cemetery. Participants who desire also get the chance to try out paranormal investigation tools like EMF detectors and dowsing rods.

Walks start at the Factory Lane side of the Hotchkiss Bridge (that connects to Fowler Field) and are appropriate for all ages. Sidewalks line the route, making it stroller and wheelchair friendly. Space is strictly limited to ensure the best possible experience for all participants.

Cost for advance tickets, purchased here, is $18 per person. Walk-up ticket price is $23 per person. Children 4 and under are free. Parking is available throughout downtown Milford. One of the most convenient places to park is Fowler Field, behind the Milford Public Library.

Your purchase of Spirits of Milford Ghost Walk tickets signifies that you have read, understand and agree to the terms and conditions stated in our liability waiver. All sales are final. In the event a walk is cancelled because of severe weather, you will receive a credit to use your tickets on any future Spirits of Milford ghost walk, in 2018 or beyond. Spirits of Milford will also do its best to accommodate cancellations made by the customer, ensuring that the customer is able to use his or her tickets on a future, mutually agreed-upon date.

For more information about Spirits of Milford — including details about our other tours, tarot card readings, private or group walks, or special events — visit

Meet at Hotchkiss Bridge

Factory Lane

Milford, CT 06460

View Map

No Refunds


118th Anniversary

Italian Festa Celebration

Thurs., June 21 – Sun., June 24

St. Andrew Club Grounds, 115 Chapel Street

in Historic Wooster Square

Great Italian Food!    Music Nightly!      Free Admission!


Opening night – Thurs., June 21

5 p.m.                  Parade through Historic Wooster Square

Blessing of the Festa and Official Opening

Musical entertainment by Michal Nigretti

Fri., June 22

5 p.m.                 Festa opens

6 -7 p.m.             Strolling Accordionist David GLocowski

7-10 p.m.             Music and Vocals – RIch DiPalma with guest Gina Liquori

Sat., June 23

4 p.m.                 Festa opens

4:30-6:30 p.m.     Nick Fradiani, Sr., Vocalist & Performer  

7-10 p.m.              The Hoofners • An evening of Beatlemania with Mike Streeto as Ringo

Sun. June 24

10 a.m.                 Old World Traditional Procession through Wooster Square

Mass at Saint Michael Church on the Squar

11:30 a.m.  A Liturgical Mass at The Church of Saint Michael in Wooster Square

2:30 p.m.           Festa opens

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.    Angelo Sapia & Charlie Salerno       ***Strolling Italian Musicians***
4:00 – 7 p.m       Tenor Michael Castalo 
and his La Vita Dolce Band


Raffle winners announced.

BIKE NEW HAVEN! Wooster Square now has it own bike rack, and it looks like it is already getting some use good. The sign in the photo has all the information you need. But for more check out

Enjoy a cup and more Wooster Square Coffee

Now with Sunday Hours!

Our neighborhood coffee shop, Wooster Square Coffee, has added Sunday hours. Stop by the corner of Chapel and Chestnut any day of the week now to enjoy great coffee, tea, pastries and more.

Coffee is great; excellent pastries, sandwiches, and the vibe is friendly. Bring your friends and even your laptops.

Hours: Monday – Saturday from 7 am to 6:30 pm.

Sunday: 9 am to 5 p.m.

   updated 1/21/18

Wooster Square Public Piano Project 

was a big hit.

Will return in the spring:

A Wooster Square neighbor, having seen the vibrant public piano in action in a few other cities, began work this summer to make this a pilot project a reality here. On Sept. 20 she received formal approval from New Haven Parks to go ahead. On Saturday, Sept. 30 the piano officially opened for play in Russo Park, across Chapel St. from Wooster Square Park. People of all ages truly enjoyed playing (see photo below). And listening to the melodies!!!

The piano is at New Light High School for the Winter and will return to Russo Park in the Spring.

Click here for project details.

updated 2/5/18



Many neighborhood houses have recently been restored or are in the process of restoration. Notable among them is the Joseph Bromley House at 231 Greene Street, which has been beautifully converted into three condominiums.  The three have already sold. Click here for details.

updated 7/5/16
We will post information about other restorations as they as completed.

At left is a photo of the Bromley House sometime in the 1930s, when the house featured a shop (in this case goods ranging from kid gloves to embroidered handkerchiefs to corset skirt supporters).

The New Haven Preservation Trust notes that the many sequential alterations to the Bromley House always managed to retain the essence of the original house, “keeping its serenty right through the years.”

SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018, 11 AM TO 4 PM

Tour of Remarkable Homes


Nantucket style beach house, 2018 Tour of Remarkable Homes

Nantucket style beach house, 2018 Tour of Remarkable Homes

The Tour of Remarkable Homes, in its sixth year in 2018, is organized and hosted by the Madison Historical Society. Funds raised through this annual event are used for the maintenance of our historic properties, the conservation of our collection, and for our educational programming.

Together with generous grants and donations from MHS members and friends, the proceeds of the Tour enables us to continue to preserve and protect our historic properties and to care for our collection of treasures from Madison’s rich past.

Each year the Tour provides the rare opportunity for guests to explore five of Madison’s most unique private residences. Each home is remarkable for its age, size, location, or distinctive architecture and landscaping. The homes can be visited in any order and at your own pace. You may wish to travel from house to house by car or by bicycle. Guides are stationed at each location to provide background information about each home and its interesting design features and history. The tour price includes a Tour Program Book, which serves as your admission to each property. The program book is full of useful information, including the tour map. Visit our Flickr page to see exterior images of the homes featured on this year’s tour.

To purchase your 2018 Tour of Remarkable Homes tickets online:

  1. Select the number of tickets you wish to purchase using the dropdown menu;
  2. Click the BUY NOW button;
  3. Enter your PayPal details on the login screen or select pay by debit or credit card;
  4. Complete transaction using the PayPal payment system.
  5. An email confirmation will be sent from PayPal upon successful completion of the purchase.

NO TICKETS WILL BE MAILED!!! Tickets and program books with a map of the featured properties are collected on the day at the MHS office.

Number of Tickets

Tickets can also be purchased by calling 203.245.4567 or by visiting any Walker Loden locations – Madison, New Haven or Essex.


Hours: 11 am to 4 pm, rain or shine
Date: Sunday June 24, 2018
Admission Fee: $35 prior to the event; $40 day of the event

Day of the event: Tickets are available for sale at Lee’s Academy – 14 Meetinghouse Lane on the Madison green
Directions: I-95 North or South to Exit 61. Travel south on CT State Route 79 (Durham Road) to US Route 1 (Boston Post Road). Take a right turn on US Route 1 and travel a short distance to the west, and make a right onto Meetinghouse Lane on the eastern side of the Madison Green. Lee’s Academy is located behind the Memorial Town Hall.