Happy Hour in the Plaza

Thursdays and Fridays 4:00pm – 7:00pm


Temple Plaza, 160 Temple St, New Haven, map directions

Thursday’s, visit Temple Plaza for Prime 16’s Pop Up Burger Outpost + Beer Garden, from 4-7PM, featuring burgers and brews, a cornhole tournament, and more games!

Friday’s from 4-7pm, Town Green partners with local New Haven restaurants for Happy Hour in the Plaza featuring food & drink tastings, games, and live musical entertainment in Temple Plaza. 

Partners include: Prime 16, ROIA, Zinc, Kitchen Zinc, Ordinary, LaLibela, Olives & Oil, and more!

Event is all ages to enjoy, 21+ to purchase alcohol with wristband after registration table ID check. Event is not ticketed, food and drink will be available to purchase at tents.

The Science behind Jurassic World

Special educational tours Sunday

Join the Peabody on  Sunday at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm for educational tours of the real dinosaurs featured in Jurassic Park and Jurassic World. Explore the science and debunk the myths as you explore the Museum. Tours are free with admission, no registration required.

2-day adventure camp

for rising 1st, 2nd & 3rd graders

July 2 & 3, 9am – 4pm; after-care 4-5pm

Join us for two days of Peabody adventure with our special July camp for 1st through 3rdgraders. Explore the exciting, creepy crawly world of bugs and blast off on a space adventure while participating in hands-on science activities, behind-the-scenes tours, meetings with scientists, and Museum exploration!

$175 for two days of science fun for Museum Members/Yale employees 
$200 for two days of science fun for non-members
$25 for two days of after-care services from 4:00-5:00pm
Register here!

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.