United Way of Greater New Haven is expanding our support this summer around two critical community needs: access to food and access to books. Kids and teens do not stop needing healthy meals when school is out, often making summer the toughest time for families relying on school food programs. Also, summer months can allow for severe learning loss, when students lose achievement gains they made during the previous school year. United Way will increase access to food and books this summer to support our most vulnerable children and families.

1. Be a volunteer food distributor at the CT Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry and help West Rock families in need

Thursday, July 6               4-7 PM
Wilmot Crossing & McCaughney Terrace

Wednesday, July 19          4:30-6:30 PM
West Rock-Authors Academy

Wednesday, August 16     4-7PM
Wilmot Crossing & McCaughney Terrace

Tuesday, August 29          4:30-6:30 PM
West Rock-Authors Academy

2. Be a volunteer book distributor and help New Haven children at Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center

Tuesday, June 27         4-6 PM
Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center

Tuesday, July 18           4-6 PM
Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center

Tuesday, August 1         4-6 PM
Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center

Tuesday, August 15       4-6 PM
Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center

Tuesday, August 29       4-6 PM
Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center


Pick one date to volunteer with us or join us for as many dates as you can make. You don’t have to bring anything with you, and you don’t need any special clothes or equipment. Just bring a willingness to hand out either food or books. Some volunteers will also read with local children at these events.

Email jteta@uwgnh.org to reserve your spot today. All volunteers will get a LIVE UNITED tshirt and we know you’ll have a great time helping us build a healthier, smarter community.

United Way of Greater New Haven brings people and organizations together to create solutions to our most pressing challenges in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability. We tackle the issues that cannot be solved by any one group working alone.




Get your raffle tickets today!

The Greater New Haven
Cat Project’s



Try your luck at some of our best –
and most versatile – prizes ever! 

> 1st Prize: $275 Visa Gift Card

> 2nd Prize: $200 Amazon.com

> 3rd Prize: $100 Subway Gift Card

> 4th Prize: $50 Stop & Shop


   —  Tickets just $1.00 each!  —

Email ticket requests to gnhcp1@gnhcp.org
or call  203-782-CATS (2287)
The raffle will be drawn on
Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM
at the GNHCP Center in New Haven
                        *Winner NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.



What better way to say thank you to your employees?

CRUST Wood Fired Pizza will cater a lunch or dinner right at your business location!

Enjoy our famous CRUST salad followed by a wide selection of delicious thin crust pizzas and a tasty local gelato for dessert.

Ask about our special Robbins List discount!!


CRUST Wood Fired Pizza




What better way to tune up and wind down on a Sunday afternoon than with outdoor yoga on the Connecticut shoreline? Michelle Morgan will bring her “yoga for every-body” program to the lawn of the historic Pardee-Morris House on Sunday, June 25, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., weather permitting, with cancellations announced via social media. The free classes will be offered again on July 30 and August 13.

Morgan’s vinyasa-style yoga classes are open to all ages and abilities, with various modifications offered for those looking to challenge their bodies and minds and those seeking a more gentle practice. For those who wish to stay after the class, a short, 10-minute introduction to guided meditation session will follow.

Morgan is a member of the 108 Monkeys Street Bodhi Team, practicing justice through yoga across the state. She also teaches children’s yoga for Full of Joy Yoga, and after school programs with Yo! Kid Yoga. In addition to community and small-group instruction, she teaches several classes a week in New Haven schools, with kids ranging from pre-K to grade12. After practicing yoga for many years, she began teaching in 2014 when she discovered 30 yoga mats in her son’s school basement. She holds certificates in yoga for children, and 200-Hour Service Yoga training from 108 Monkeys with a focus on trauma-informed practices and making yoga accessible to all.

For a complete list of summer events at the Pardee-Morris House, visit: newhavenmuseum.org/visit/pardee-morris-house/. For New Haven Museum’s event calendar: newhavenmuseum.org/visit/events-calendar/


Soul de Cuba Cafe Presents Soul Expressions

Soul de Cuba Cafe creates space to showcase local artists. This is one of the many ways that we engage with you, New Haven!

Join us on Saturday, June 24th from 12pm – 3pm for (Live Mural Creation) &  5pm – 7pm a reception with Graffiti Legends James Top, KingBee & Two Top. Drink Specials, Wine & Snacks! Art available for purchase. Live mural creation at 12pm!  Work will remain on display for a limited time!


19105686_10155353012311358_4666238054993134928_nAmarante’s Sea Cliff — 62 Cove St. New Haven


Summer Concert Series in area towns!

posted by Robbin
June 22, 2017

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Summer Concert Series
Special Concerts in Celebration of Independence Day will be announced with the fireworks in a forth coming email.

7/7 George Clinton
Hamden Summer Concert Series

International Festival of Arts & Ideas: The Wailers & Rusted Root
6/24 7 p.m.
New Haven

Music Under the Stars
Tuesday, 7 p.m. through 8/29
North Haven Town Green

Pardee Morris House Twilight Concerts
Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. through 8/2 (no concert 6/28, 7/21 & 7/26)
325 Lighthouse Rd., New Haven

West Haven Summer Concert Series
Friday, 7-9 p.m. through 8/18 (no concert 7/28)
Locations vary between Old Grove Park and the West Haven Green

Milford Summer Concert Series: Summer Nights by Harbor Lights
Friday, 7 p.m. through 8/11 (no concert 6/30 & 7/7)
Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion

The Grassy Strip Concerts (Madison)
Wednesday, 7 p.m. 6/28-8/30 (no concert 7/12)
Madison Beach Hotel

Orange Summer Concert Series
6:30 p.m., 6/29, 7/13 & 8/10
Orange Fairgrounds

Branford Jazz on the Green
Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. 6/29-8/24
Branford Green

Twilight Summer Music Series at the Meriden Green
Friday, 7-9 p.m. 6/23-8/5
Meriden Green

Walnut Beach Concert Series (Milford)
Sunday, 4 p.m. 7/2-9/3
Devon Rotary Pavilion

Twilight Tunes (Wallingford)
Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m. 7/5-8/16 (no concert 7/26)
Wallingford Parade Grounds

Woodbridge Summer Concert Series
Thursday, 6-8 p.m. 7/6 (date change due to Independence Day)
Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. 7/11-7/25
Gazebo on the Green

Hamden Summer Concert Series
Friday, 7:30-10 p.m. 7/7-7/28
Town Center Park

East Haven Summer Concert Series
Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m. 7/9-8/27
East Haven Green

Music on the Green
Saturday, 7:30-9 p.m. 7/22 & 7/29
New Haven Green

Guilford Concert Series
Sunday, 6:30-8 p.m. 7/23-8/27 (no concert 8/6)
Guilford Green

For all upcoming events, please click here.

This newsletter is produced in collaboration with the South Central Regional Council of Governments. www.scrcog.org.

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