The Whitney Workshop @ EWM
Take-Out and Make
Projects for children to build and to learn.
This system seemed to work pretty well last week. We will add three more projects to our Take-Out Menu this week. Instruction links are provided below and are on the Schools Program page on our website. Ordering instructions below. Available all week.
For Ages 4 and up with the help of an adult in reading the instructions here, the Measuremobile is a gravity car which allows a child to test and observe this natural force in different situations. Or, just push it around and make it move. Oh, and to decorate in order to make it
his/her own.
Cost: $11
For Ages 8 and up with the help of an adult in reading the instructions here, the Marble Tree is a way to study motion by building a spiral track for a marble to follow. Understand gravity, friction, inertia. There is also a very useful Video at that link which demonstrates how to build it. You’ll notice that there is a LOT of build/test, build/test, build/test etc.
Cost: $11
For the Freeform kids out there who want to just put stuff together, we have ‘Daycare Wood’ for gluing up your own creation. A very big bag full. Enough for two kids at least. Use wood or white glue.
Cost: $5
If you would like to purchase a kit, please contact me at my email address, Please put ORDER in the subject line. Let me know which, and how many items you want, and give us a cell phone number to call you for your credit card. We will NOT be taking credit cards at pick up time. We’ll give you a convenient time slot for pick up outside our front door under the portico next to the Covered Bridge. Please help us maintain the required 6′ of social distance when you are outside to pick up. Please do not come at a time other than planned. We will do this till we run out of projects. Sorry, we will not be mailing things out. But see below:
(A neat idea: last week a grandparent bought two kits and sent one to his grandchild so that they could work together to build it over Zoom.)
We have a few Pi boxes still available @ $15/box.
We also still have some Balancing Acrobats @ $10/set
The Whitney Workshop @ EWM | 203.777.1833 |
The Whitney Workshop | 915 Whitney AvenueHamden, CT 06517

Dear friends,



While they last!


Charcuterie & Cheese
w. Bottle of Wine –
4 Charcuterie Selections
4 Cheeses
Bottle of Lindeman’s Pinot Grigio



when you pick up

$40 for all

Step 1:
Choose your items from our online menu at
Step 2:
Call us: 203.777.3116 to order


Regular Delivery
through UberEats

(sorry – drinks not available through delivery)

Weekend Menu:

Please phone your order’s in: 203.777.3116
Use Uber Eats
Please keep and eye on Instagram & Facebook for up to the minute changes and most recent menus.  Our handles are:


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In this time of uncertainty, we will hope to continue to provide valuable access to all our community members on information and resources available from the New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) and the New Haven community.
The first priority of the NHFPL is to protect the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, our library users, and our community. As NHFPL locations are currently closed, we thank you for your understanding as we join the effort to keep our community safe. We will continue to update our plan and our communications as we have further information.
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NHFPL Updates & Resources
Check Outs and Returns
  • All library materials currently checked out will be automatically renewed through Thursday, April 30. If necessary, we will extend this date.
  • No holds are being fulfilled at this time.
  • We encourage you to keep all library materials you may have until the library reopens.
Enjoy NHFPL Digital Resources Anywhere!
We have a extensive collection of books, magazines, comics, music, and TV or movies to watch on our website, all just a download away!  Visit our   Downloads  and   Electronic Resources  pages for a full selection, and browse this list of highlights:
Support Your Child’s Distance Learning
Access free home learning resources such as homework help, classes and lessons, and much more on our website. Resources available for students K-12 here !
Board of Alders-Finance Committee Meeting
Participate in the Alders Finance Committee Meeting on the FY21 budget – Monday, March 30, 2020 at 6 pm . You can join via zoom at
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Build Your Creative and Technical Skills from Home with!
All levels of training in software, creative and business skills are available through , free with your NHFPL library card. Learn software, creative techniques and business strategies for all levels with thousands of video tutorials. Go at your own pace, follow a curriculum and absorb new skills!
Create Projects from Experts on Creativebug
You can access over a thousand award-winning craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. From drawing and illustration to jewelry making, knitting to home décor (and everything in between), patrons of all ages and skill levels will find inspiration. Log in with your library card
Join a Maker Space Virtual Meet Up
Looking for new ideas to take advantage of when the Ives Squared Tinker Lab or MakeHaven reopen? Check out the virtual maker meetups being organized across the state by Makerspace CT! New topic every evening – Monday-Friday 6:30-7:30pm.
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Don’t Let Them Count You Out!
Complete the 2020 Census Today
The 2020 Census is now available to fill out online  or by phone: 844-330-2020. En español o por teléfono: 844-468-2020.
Participation in the 2020 Census remains critically important for access to health care and other resources in New Haven. The U.S. Census counts the country’s population and households. It determines voting districts and the number of congressional seats, and guides the distribution of more than $675 billion in federal funding every year. New Haven receives around $3,000 per person counted to support vital civic and community programs!
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Learn About Resources Available From the Connecticut Department of Labor
For those wondering what resources are available for employers and workers during this time — especially for those who may be looking for information regarding unemployment benefits or losses of wages during closures — please visit the FAQ provided by the   Connecticut Department of Labor .
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Financial Assistance Available For Small Businesses through SBA
Small business owners who are affected by Coronavirus and the rapidly changing financial situation occurring in the U.S. right now can get significant help from the Small Business Administration. Visit their website  for more information.
Connect to the Internet free for 60 days
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If you’re struggling to get connected to the internet, Comcast is here to help. They have released their most recent COVID-19 plan to help keep Americans connected.
The plan includes:
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New Special Healthcare Enrollment Period
Access Health CT announced a NEW Special Enrollment Period for these exceptional circumstances, from March 19 through April 2, 2020 for qualified uninsured Connecticut residents! Visit their website for more info!
Help Support Local Businesses and Nonprofits
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Please visit these trusted sources for current information and updates.
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Visit the City of New Haven COVID-19 website for the latest developments from City Hall, reliable local and global statistics, and guidance documents for community agencies on operations during this time .
On the website you will also find the New Haven School Meals Distribution Sites. Use their interactive map to see all meal distribution sites nearest to you and their open hours. Find locations near you here .
Yale New Haven Health Hotline
Yale New Haven Health has opened a call center for individuals
with questions about COVID-19. The number is 833-275-9644.
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Spring means cleaning! And just in time, The Greater New Haven Cat Project, Inc. is
looking for donations for their annual Tag sale to be held in Milford, May 16, 2020. We
are accepting gently used household items but please, no clothes, books, jewelry, shoes,
purses, medical related or non-working items. Your donation is tax deductible with all
proceeds being used to fund our low-cost spay/neuter programs for feral and tame cats.
GNHCP is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to addressing
feline overpopulation. Please contact GNHCP at (203) 782-CATS (2287) or for more information or to schedule a pick up or drop off time.
Thank you!


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April 2020 – vol. 29
Welcome to the April INFO New Haven e-newsletter.  This is a challenging time for many of us, which is why it’s more important than ever that we (figuratively) come together as a community and keep each other safe.  Friends, please follow the guidance of the experts and take necessary precautions.  That means following the rules and regulations put forward by government and health officials.  Although we may feel alone during this time of social distancing and quarantine, we are all in this together.  We’ve put together some helpful information and resources to keep you informed and occupied during this tough time.  Stay safe and stay home!
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Pay It Forward
Yale New Haven Health is in need of the following items:

  • Disposable Head Covers/Caps
  • Disposable Gowns
  • Disposable Gloves
  • N95 Respirator Face Masks
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PARPs)
  • Face-shields/Googles
  • Coveralls/Scrubs
  • Shoe-covers
  • Disinfection Wipes & Liquids
  • General Purpose Hand Cleaners
  • Disposable Face Masks

To donate, please contact

Ways to Support New Haven Businesses Without Leaving Your Home
Food & Drink Pick Up and Delivery Options

Support local business by ordering out for pick up or delivery from one of New Haven’s restaurants or renowned markets! Stay safe and stay home!
In the Spotlight: Union Station Turns 100

April marks the 100th birthday of Union Station, the architectural masterpiece that was erected in 1920 by renowned American architect Cass Glibert.  You may recognize his work from the Woolworth Building and the U.S. Supreme Court Building.  In 1975, the station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as New Haven Railroad Station.  Though the station was built during the Beaux-Arts period, its design resembles a Modernism approach that illustrates the eclectic nature of Gilbert’s works.
Explore: Museum Virtual Tours & Activities

Tour the City’s Museums from the comfort of your home.  The Yale Center for British Art and Yale University Art Gallery are offering virtual tours accessible through mobile and web apps, and the New Haven Museum and Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History both have multiple exhibits and collections available for viewing online.  Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History also offers and printable PDF Official Museum Coloring Book featuring illustrations of highlights from the specimens and objects in the Peabody’s collections.
Discover: How to Work From Home & Stay Fit

Shana Schneider, Founder of Fitstyle by Shana, will be offering livestream classes starting with “How to Work From Home + Stay Fit.”  From where you work to how you dress; she’ll help viewers find some easy ways to start moving more at home and get the motivation they need to feel accomplished and energized even at the end of the day!
Market New Haven supports the growth of jobs, taxes, visitation and economic activity in New Haven. Our work is made possible through the generous support of our funders and partners:
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Dear friends,

This Weeks

Pick-Up & Delivery Hours:

Thurs – Sun 4-9pm



Step 1:
Choose your items from our online menu at
Step 2:
Call us: 203.777.3116 to order
Step 3:
Spend $40 & Get a bottle of
Wine.  Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for choices:


Regular Delivery
through UberEats

(sorry – drinks not available through delivery)

Weekend Menu:

Please phone your order’s in: 203.777.3116
Use Uber Eats
Please keep and eye on Instagram & Facebook for up to the minute changes and most recent menus.  Our handles are:


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Fireside Chat with Alasdair

Missing the Symphony?  Join Maestro Alasdair Neale for an online hangout this Thursday (March 26) 7:30PM EST on our YouTube channel “New Haven Symphony Orchestra”.

Have questions you’d like to ask Alasdair? Email them to by 12PM on Thursday.

Click the button below to visit our YouTube channel!

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NHSO Musicians’ Relief Fund

To assist NHSO’s musicians, who have lost most of their work due to COVID-19, the Symphony has launched the NHSO Musicians’ Relief Fund. Ticket buyers can donate their tickets to this fund by e-mailing and cash contributions can be made at

Everyone contributing to this fund will be invited to an exclusive party hosted by Alasdair Neale when public gatherings resume.

For questions about supporting this fund or the Symphony in general, please feel free to reach Development by calling 203-865-0831 x16 or emailing

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Dvořák & Price Livestream Launch Party

Looking for content while you stay safe and healthy indoors? Your Symphony is holding a launch party viewing of our March 5th concert, Dvořák & Price! Join us next Thursday (April 2) at 7:30PM EST.

More details to follow. Stay tuned! Check our website for regular updates.

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Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill launches new takeout program for both its Fairfield (2070 Post Road) and New Haven (271 Crown Street) locations:


Both locations are open for takeout (curbside pick-up) and delivery (UberEats in Fairfield and UberEats and local free delivery in New Haven) seven days a week from 3pm-9pm (UPDATED HOURS).


A la carte favorites are available on an updated take-out menu, as well as two new family packages:


Geronimo Greatest Hits ($49) features portions of several favorite menu items including chipotle BBQ baby-back ribs, chicken tortilla soup, country fried chicken wings, yucca fries and brussels sprouts, butternut squash and bacon.  Optional add-on:  Margarita Kit (pick-up only) for $90 total.


Build Your Own Taco Kit for 2x ($32), 4x ($59) and 8x ($89) including soft tortilla taco shells, your choice of pork carnitas, short rib, roasted chicken, mahi mahi or vegetarian, along with rice, beans, tomatillo sauce, pico de gallo, radish, cilantro (optional Guacamole add-on).


For pick-up only with any food order, Geronimo’s Award-Winning Margaritas are available in party kits (with or without Tequila) and single-serve options.  Growler fills and beer cans/bottles are also available.


All information is available here:





Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill brings the authentic taste of Santa Fe, New Mexico to Connecticut.  With acclaimed Executive Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho at the helm, Geronimo’s cuisine is 100% Southwestern, even sourcing its Chile peppers directly from New Mexico, with the menu including tacos, award-winning chile, quesadillas, Navajo frybread, tamales and more.  In addition to its award-winning cuisine, Geronimo has received several accolades for its cocktails, as the restaurant features the largest selection of Tequila on the East Coast.  With over 400 options, the bar also offers more than 40 varieties of Mezcal, an extensive wine list and top-shelf liquors.  The restaurant recently became one of 40 establishments in the world to receive its CRT Award T Certification from the Mexican government’s Tequila Regulatory Council, recognizing their commitment and knowledge of Tequila.


With locations at 271 Crown Street in New Haven and 2070 Post Road in Fairfield, both restaurants feature indoor and outdoor dining, indoor fireplaces, private event space and catering services.  Geronimo is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and offers brunch on Sunday’s.  For more information, visit  The restaurant can also be found on Facebook (Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwestern Grill) and Instagram (geronimotequilabar).