Thank you to Alder Abby Roth for sharing this information… please check out the TWO public art projects listed below!




We are finally ready to paint!:

On Saturday/Sunday May 1 & 2 we will prime the walls and on Saturday/Sunday, May 15 & 16 we will fill in the outline that our terrific local artists (Alex and Annika) will sketch out post-priming. (I am guessing we’ll end up tacking on a few extra painting days for final touches!) This article shows some of the images for the mural.

We need lots of volunteers and no artistic skills are needed. Kids are very welcome to help!

This is the link to the volunteer sign-up sheet. We have to limit the number of people per shift due to COVID restrictions, but you’ll see there are lots of shifts throughout the day each day.

Just let me know if you have any questions. And a giant thanks to John Martin for all his amazing organizing work on this project!


The creative crosswalk painting at Chapel and State Streets and Chapel and Union Avenue that is part of the Intersection to Connection project is scheduled for April 24-25 weekend. (This project won’t use lots of volunteers for safety reasons, since the painting is in the intersection and only one lane will be closed to traffic at a time.)

UPCOMING EVENTS (Until further notice, music events will be on the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck. Because of that, they will be subject to the whims of weather. To get up to date information as to whether a scheduled event might be canceled, follow our social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. Social distancing is essential and masks are mandatory. The Best Video cafe will be open for the events serving coffee drinks, beer, and wine.):

Thurs., Apr. 15, 5:30 PM. Roots Singer-Songwriter: Shawn Taylor

Fri., Apr. 16, 5 PM. Indie Rock: The Sawtelles

Sat., Apr. 17, 4:30 PM. Songs + Stories—Hosted by Saul Fussiner feat. storytellers Laconia Therrio, Wendy Dalton Marans, Val McKee, Saul Fussiner, and songs by Brian Larney

Thurs., Apr. 22, 5 PM. Eclectic Acoustic/Folk Music: Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps, Leg Up

Fri., Apr. 23, 5 PM. Bluegrass: Chet, David, & Pete

Sat., Apr. 24, 4:45 PM. Indie Singer-Songwriter: S.G. Carlson; Pat Dalton; Alex Burnet

Thurs., Apr. 29, 5 PM. Singer-Songwriter: Robert Daniel Irwin

Fri., Apr. 30, 5:30 PM. Afro-Soul: Thabisa

Sat., May 1, 5 PM. Harmony Pop: Pigeon English

Thurs., May 6, 5 PM. Irish Traditional Music: Katie & David

Fri., May 7, 5 PM. Americana Singer-Songwriter: Seth Adam

Sat., May 8, 5 PM. Acoustic Rock: The Bargain

Thurs., May 13, 4:30 PM. Jazz: David Chevan & Warren Byrd

Fri., May 14, 5:30 PM. Indie Singer-Songwriter: The Shellye Valauskas Experience (semi-unplugged); Jebb

Sat., May 15, 5 PM. Solo Fingerstyle Guitar: Glenn Roth

Thurs., May 20, 5:30 PM. Singer-Songwriter: American Elm, Bop Tweedie

Fri., May 21, 4:30 PM. Folk/Singer-Songwriter: Alison Farrell

Sat., May 22, 5 PM. Acoustic Roots Music/Old-Time: The Fiddleheads

Thurs., May 27, 5 PM. Indie Rock (semi-unplugged): Spit-Take

Fri., May 28. Americana Singer-Songwriter: Jeff Burnham, Brother Other

Sat., May 29, 5:30 PM. Indie Singer-Songwriters: Mercy Choir, Kierstin Sieser

Thurs., June 3, 5 PM. Singer-Songwriter: BEPW, Dan Carrano

Fri., June 4. Singer-Songwriter: Brooke Dougan

Sat., June 5, 5:30 PM. Singer-Songwriter: Anne Marie Menta & Richard Neal

Thurs., Jun. 10, 5:30 PM. Singer-Songwriter: Ginny Bales

Fri., Jan. 11. Psychedelic Folk: Drifting North, Slyne & the Family Stoned

Sat., June 12. Jug Band Music: Washboard Slim

Thurs., Jun. 17, 5 PM. Bluegrass & Swing: Too Blue

Fri., June 18. Indie Rock Semi-Unplugged: Happy Ending

Sat., June 19, 5 PM. Great American Songbook: Rich Moran

Thurs., June 24, 5 PM. Americana Folk Rock: Goodnight Blue Moon

Fri., June 25, 5:30 PM. Singer-Songwriter: Richard Neal

Sat., June 26, 5:30 PM. Indie Singer-Songwriter: Lys Guillorn

Thurs., July 1. Americana: Pat Stone & The Dirty Boots

Fri., July 2, 5:30 PM. Bluegrass: On the Trail

Sat., July 3, 5:30. Brazilian Music: Isabella Mendes

Thurs., July 8, 5:30 PM. Jazz: Badslax

Fri., July 9. Indie Singer-Songwriter: Vicki F

Sat., July 10, 5 PM. Sci-Fi Themed Folk Music: The Moldy Filters (Chris Kiley)

Fri., July 16. Brazilian Jazz: The Joe Carter Brazilian Jazz Duo

Sat., July 17. Indie Folk: Olive Tiger

Fri., July 23. Ambient/Experimental Guitar: Trevor Babb; Art Song: Adam Matlock

Sat., July 24, 5 PM. Jazz: Jeff Fuller & Friends

Thurs., July 29. Americana/Blues: Ramblin’ Dan Stevens

Sat., Sept. 18. Americana/Roots Music: The Moon Shells


What are your kids doing this Summer?

The Shubert’s Summer Theater & Arts Camp
is returning this July in person!

We will be offering a Theater & Arts Camp and Musical Revue Camp
for each of our two-week sessions:
Session 1: July 5–16, 2021 and Session 2: July 19–30, 2021 

The Shubert’s Summer Camp is a great way for your child to enhance and share their theatrical and artistic talents. Our unique arts camp offers classes in theater, visual arts and movement using the theme of create/move/play. Classes are taught by professional artists, teaching artists, and emerging student teaching assistants in a safe*, friendly and arts-rich environment.

* Shubert Summer Camp is licensed by the CT Office of Early Childhood and follows all OEC and New Haven Covid-19 guidelines. Masks will be worn by staff and campers at all times. Social distancing and health protocols will be followed. Classes are conducted at Co-Op High School located just down the block from the Shubert Theatre.
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Saving America’s Cities:

Ed Logue, New Haven and Beyond

New Haven, Conn. (April 9, 2021)—May is Historic Preservation Month, and what better time to analyze the urban renewal of New Haven during the 1950s and 1960s? Lizabeth Cohen, the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University and author of the award-winning “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age,” will deconstruct this complex topic during a virtual lecture, “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue, New Haven and Beyond,” on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 6 p.m. Hosted by the New Haven Museum, the event will be cosponsored by The New Haven Preservation Trust. Register here

The media sponsor for “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue, New Haven and Beyond” is Connecticut Explored, which will feature an article written by Cohen on the same topic in the Summer, 2021 issue.

Today, with our appreciation for charming old buildings and historic preservation, one might well ask, “What were these urban renewers thinking?” Cohen explains that while in hindsight we now understand that the urban renewal of the 1950s to 1970s was deeply flawed, the ideals and aspirations by New Haven leaders of the era need to be understood in the context of their times. Did they get anything right?

Cohen will discuss the life work of Edward J. Logue, who began his career in urban redevelopment with the election of New Haven Mayor Richard Lee in 1953. Logue moved on to Boston in the 1960s and then led innovative organizations in New York at the state level and in the South Bronx during the 1970s and 1980s. Cohen will analyze the evolution in Logue’s thinking and actions and in how he handled resistance and accommodation from communities, as he and many others struggled with the challenge of revitalizing cities during the suburban boom following World War Two.

The newly elected Mayor Lee promised to renew a deteriorating New Haven. Factories were closing, downtown retail was stagnating, and middle-class residents and retailers were heading to the burgeoning suburbs. These departures, and the continued loss of property-tax revenue due to Yale’s ever-expanding footprint, were fueling growing discontent among those remaining behind, who resented how the city’s property tax rates kept climbing simply to sustain existing services.

Cohen will discuss Logue and Lee’s efforts to beat the suburbs at their own game in the two decades prior to federal legislation protecting historic structures. She will parse New Haven’s massive Church Street and Long Wharf projects, the hits and misses of the city’s integration of modern design, and Logue’s later years, during which he learned to preserve more of a city’s historic fabric and to negotiate more successfully with neighborhood groups.

Taking stock of the redevelopment of New Haven is crucial, Cohen says. “Amid the challenges facing cities today in the realms of racial justice, public health, economic viability, and urban reliance, it is more important than ever that we understand the history of efforts—successful and failed—to keep American cities vital.”

About Lizabeth Cohen

Lizabeth Cohen is the Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies and a University Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of History at Harvard University. From 2011-18 she was the dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her books include “Saving America’s Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age,” which recently won the 2020 Bancroft Prize in American History; “Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939,” also winner of the Bancroft Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and “A Consumers’ Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America.” She is also co-author with David Kennedy and Margaret O’Mara of the popular U.S. History textbook, “The American Pageant.” Her writings have appeared in many edited volumes, academic journals, and popular venues, including The Atlantic, New York Times, the Washington Post, and the American Prospect. Cohen has been a fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was the Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford and former president of the Urban History Association. Previously she served in the history departments at Carnegie Mellon University and New York University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and her A.B. from Princeton University.

About New Haven Preservation Trust

Since its founding in 1961, the New Haven Preservation Trust has played a key role in the preservation and restoration of the New Haven Free Public Library, the New Haven Post Office and Federal Building, New Haven City Hall, the John Davies Mansion, Union Station, and countless private residences and commercial buildings throughout the city. Through advocacy, distribution of information, historic research, tours, and private consultations, the Trust continues to be New Haven’s advocate for the centuries-old architectural heritage that defines our city. Its regular activities include advice for homeowners, engagement with developers and architects, print and online publications, and tours, talks, and workshops. For more information visit

About Connecticut Explored

Connecticut Explored is the magazine of Connecticut history, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022. It co-produces Grating the Nutmeg, the podcast of Connecticut history, with state historian Walt Woodward, and publishes social studies resources about Connecticut for grades K – 12. Visit

About the New Haven Museum

The New Haven Museum has been collecting, preserving and interpreting the history and heritage of Greater New Haven since its inception as the New Haven Colony Historical Society in 1862. Located in downtown New Haven at 114 Whitney Avenue, the Museum brings more than 375 years of New Haven history to life through its collections, exhibitions, programs and outreach. As a designated Blue Star Museum, the New Haven Museum offers the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information visit or or call 203-562-4183.



In conjunction with the official season opening of the outdoor deck at Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill, the restaurant has also launched its Summer cocktail menu:

Mediterranean Spiced Mint Julep ($10) – pomegranate, honey, galangal powder (ginger family) mint, makers mark, fever tree ginger beer

Aloha ‘Oe ($12) – in house juiced punch (mango, strawberry, cranberry, orange), toasted coconut rum, avocado orgeat, kraken rum floater

Spring 75 ($11) – Uncle Val’s gin, lavender simple, bubbles

Frose (coming soon!)

Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill, located on the waterfront in the historic City Point area of New Haven, Connecticut (100 S. Water Street), offers the finest in seafood and steak, receiving accolades from Yankee Magazine (Best Waterfront Dining), Connecticut Magazine, New Haven Living Magazine and a “Very Good” review from The New York Times since opening in July 2015.  Acclaimed Executive Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho incorporates fresh and sustainable ingredients to present new takes on classic dishes, including his award-winning New England Clam Chowder, with all soups, stocks, sauces and desserts made in-house.  In addition to its cuisine, Shell & Bones offers an extensive wine and beer list and creative cocktail menu, with several beers, liquors and wines sourced locally in Connecticut.  The restaurant recently launched a Marketplace option, offering the finest seafood and shellfish, pantry staples and wine selections for pick-up.

The restaurant features both indoor and outdoor waterfront dining with an indoor fireplace and outdoor fire pits, complimentary parking, takeout and private event space.  For more information, visit  The restaurant can also be found on Facebook (ShellandBones) and Instagram (shellandbonesoysterbarandgrill).

Be Our Guest
Help support The Boys & Girls Club of Milford by purchasing a Disney Raffle ticket for just $10!
1 Prize to be Awarded
$10 Per Ticket
Drawing Held on April 30th at The Boys & Girls Club of Milford at 3:00 PM
The Winner Will be notified Via phone and Email
*Purchase your tickets online and we will email you your ticket numbers.To purchase your tickets in person call the club at 203-713-8055. The drawing will be live on the Boys & Girls Club Facebook Page.
Twenty (20) One Day Park Hopper Tickets to Walt Disney World Resort (Florida)
Tickets expire 11/26/2021
Fifteen Hundred Dollars ($1500) in cash
Looking for a fun getaway with the whole family? Here is your chance! For just $10 a ticket you have the chance to win a beautiful Disney vacation!
Boys and Girls Club of Milford | P.O. Box 2294Milford, CT 06460

Camp Public Kitchen: Cooking Around the Clock

Creative-in-Residence program

Monday, April 12
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Kids ages 8-14 learn how to cook delectable meals appropriate for all hours of the day.

This program is aimed at getting our kid chefs to be excited about creating food and being confident in the kitchen. They will be taught basic cooking skills and methods. Kids will learn skills for a lifetime and a repertoire of recipes to wow family and friends. We will also engage in home ec activities that are fun and teach kids how to be self-reliant will skills needed for our new age.

Zoom link:

If you have difficulty joining the Zoom meeting, you can also watch the program on our Facebook page, at The video will begin streaming on Facebook once the program has begun.