Author and historian Stephen Darley will detail Benedict Arnold’s ill-fated 1775 expedition during “New Haven Men on the March to Quebec.”


In September 1775, Benedict Arnold led an ill-fated expedition from Massachusetts to Quebec—an attempt to create a 14th colony and deprive the British of their North American base of operations. Author and historian Stephen Darley will detail the arduous journey during his presentation, “New Haven Men on the March to Quebec.”

Thu, Oct 14, 2021, 6:00 PM 

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Hubinger St. – Live at Massaro Farm – Sat. Oct. 16

posted by Robbin
October 11, 2021


Hubinger St(reet) Live at Massaro!

We hope you can join us for the last installment of our seasonal concert series. Music on the farm allows for safe, socially distant gathering and provides a wonderful venue for live music.

Get your tickets for the October concert featuring the locally renowned band, Hubinger St. Come early to take in the fall colors, pack a picnic, BYOB, and come enjoy the show! The bluesy rock sounds of Hubinger St have graced the sounds of such stages as Soupstock, Spaceland Ballroom, and Porky’s. You can hear a sample of their music HERE. $10-$20*/pp.

All seats are general admission on the lawn. This is an all-outdoor event; please dress for fall weather. Picnics welcome. No masks required; outdoor restrooms available.


Sat, Oct 16, 2021, 7:00 PM 

Massaro Community Farm Inc

41 Ford Road


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The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Finest honors outstanding professionals who show exemplary leadership, are active in their communities and have excelled in their profession or business. These leaders are making a positive local impact, and now are committing to support the CF Foundation’s mission. 
This year, Connecticut’s Finest will bring together Hartford and
New Haven’s Honorees to be recognized as some of the best and brightest professionals across the state. This wonderful evening highlights the accomplishments of our honorees while their guests, family and friends enjoy food, cocktails and a silent auction. We invite you to join us as we recognize Hartford and New Haven’s most outstanding professionals.

To support New Haven’s Finest click here

To support Hartford’s Finest click here

Dunkin’ Donuts Park
1214 Main St, Hartford, CT
Click here for Google Map directions

Thank you to our sponsors:

Outstanding Corporate Supporter

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor events sponsored by the CF Foundation are strictly prohibited at this time. Scheduled outdoor events must adhere to strict requirements to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection. Events may be subject to change at any time based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials.

-To minimize the risk of COVID-19 infection, attendees at CF Foundation events must adhere to the following requirements:

-Face masks strongly encouraged and expected to be worn in accordance with local guidelines. (Note, children under two years of age should not wear masks due to safety concerns and therefore should not attend CF Foundation events where there is risk of interacting with someone outside of their household.)
-Follow basic infection, prevention, and control practices by regularly washing hands with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand gel, covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your inner elbow.
-Persons with CF should consult their physician before participation in any in-person event as they may be at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

To further help reduce the risk of cross-infection, CFF’s attendance policy recommends inviting only one person with cystic fibrosis to attend the indoor portion of an event at a specific time. For the outdoor portion, the Foundation recommends that all people with cystic fibrosis maintain a safe 6-foot distance from each other at all times.

For your safety and the safety of others:
-We strongly recommend that you be fully vaccinated if you plan to join us in-person for the event. If you do not expect to be fully vaccinated by the event date, we encourage you to participate virtually. (if virtual option exists)

-All Cystic Fibrosis Foundation staff in attendance at the event have certified to the Foundation that they have been fully vaccinated.
-We cannot guarantee that all people in attendance at the event, including participants, sponsors, volunteers, and vendors, have been fully vaccinated.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
101 Centerpoint Drive Suite 107
Middletown, CT | 06457 US

We’re Hiring!
Join our growing team at Junior Achievement of Southwest New England!
Have you wanted to be involved in JA’s mission? Do you want to give back to your community? Do you want to help young people succeed after high school? If you answered yes to any of these questions, perhaps a career at Junior Achievement would be right for you!
To learn more, reach out to Serena Iacobucci.
Education Manager – Part-Time
Reporting to the Senior Education Manager, the Education Manager will implement and manage daily operations of JA programs, with a focus on JA Traditional Classes (JA’s core curriculum that are delivered to K-12 students on a weekly basis). This position will build relationships with educators, recruit and train classroom volunteers, and ensure that all administrative procedures are implemented.
This part-time position will require 20-25 hours/week, five days per week.
View full job description here.
Junior Achievement’s Impact: The AJ Daley Story
Junior Achievement's Impact: The AJ Daley Story
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England |
Junior Achievement of Southwest New England | 70 Farmington AvenueHartford, CT 06105


Weekly Check-In

Hi Friend —

A new season brings with it the chance to reflect on all that we accomplished this past season as well as realign our efforts, energy and intention for the season ahead. We invite you to set aside space this week to connect with yourself and your hopes for this cozy Fall season.

#DidYouKnow: YIOC has created a simple way to spread joy

As part of our Gratitude Campaign this month, if you contribute $15 or more to the organization, you will receive a pack of YIOC Gratitude Cards to send to folks in your circle. This thoughtful gesture has the ability to create ripples of joy throughout your community.



Let’s be matchy-matchy

By contributing $40 or more to our Gratitude Campaign (now through October 31st), you will receive a “Be the Change” shirt. Each time you wear this shirt, you’re inviting others’ to join us in building stronger, more compassionate communities.

Hello, October!

 It’s the last week to join our teachers for yoga in the parks!

The Parks Program wraps up on October 10th this season. Wondering how you can continue to engage with and nurture your yoga practice?!

Yoga In Our City will be providing daily yoga, LIVE through our Virtual Studio. Virtual Studio classes will begin on Monday, October 11th- you don’t have miss a day! Visit our website to read more!

Be sure to follow YIOC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn (@yogainourcity) to see the release of the Virtual Studio schedule! RSVP to connect with other yogis & hold yourself accountable.

Jessie Scanlon

Managing Director, Yoga In Our City

-=-=-Yoga In Our City, proudly presented by ConnectiCare
110 Bartholomew Avenue, Suite 3050, Hartford, CT 06106, United States

You can also keep up with Jessie Scanlon on Twitter or Facebook.

Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter

posted by Robbin
October 8, 2021

Happy October!

Hope you are staying safe and healthy! Our shelter is currently open to the public Monday through Saturday, 12:30-4:30. The shelter will be closed on Monday, October 11th due to the holiday. Currently, animal meetings are being done through appointments only.
If you would like to read an electronic copy of our recently published newsletter, please click here.

Spotlight Saturdays


Almost every Saturday afternoon, we have been featuring one of our adoptable animals on a Facebook live session. Past featured animals include adoptable Miracle, Sam, Tyler, Ashes, Saffron, Pebbles, Bullwinkle and Rocky. Please join us live on our Facebook page on Saturday afternoons if you want to ask us questions or watch the replays here:

Featured Dog: Miracle


Miracle is a very sweet 8-year-old Pit Bull Terrier. He likes to explore our fenced in dog run. Miracle loves to go on walks and already knows some commands. He likes being petted and would love a new home soon.

Click here to read Miracle’s Petfinder listing

Featured Cat: Sam


Sam is a pretty 2-year-old domestic short hair cat. She would love to be a part of an experienced cat owner family as she can get overly stimulated and does not like to be picked up. Sam enjoys hanging out in enclosed spaces and would enjoy a home of her own where she could explore and relax. She seems to get along with dogs but does not like other cats.

Shelter Graduate Updates

Here is a picture of Milo – one of our shelter alumni! If you have one of our shelter graduates as part of your family, we would love to hear from you and find out how they are doing!


Please send any pictures and updates of your shelter alumni to
We and our animals thank you!
Amazon Smile

Do you shop at Amazon? If you use the Amazon Smile website ( instead, when you purchase eligible items, we will receive a donation based on the purchase price. Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far!
Follow Us on Social Media!

The Friends of the New Haven Animal Shelter maintains several social media accounts which are updated regularly – please follow us so you can see what’s going on with animals the Robin I. Kroogman New Haven Animal Shelter.


Our Facebook page is @newhavenanimalshelter – please like us to keep up to date on our activities and adoptable animals!


Our Instagram page is @newhavenanimalshelter . We showcase our animals with cute pictures and videos!


Our Twitter name is @fotnhas . Please follow us to keep updated on our organization and our animals!


Our YouTube channel is fotnhas . All of our adoptable animals have videos that you can watch on our channel.

Thank You!

Your donations play a big role in keeping our animals adoptable and  healthy during their stay at the shelter. The funds let us take care of cats and dogs like adoptable Ashes.


Please think of us when you are making your charitable donations! Thank you again for your support. If you would like to donate to our organization, please visit our Amazon Wish List or contribute by mail, Venmo or Paypal. We are an all volunteer 501(3)(c) organization, so all donations are tax deductible.

Less than two weeks away!!
Tickets are selling out fast!
It’s the 1980’s in Louisiana and at Truvy’s beauty shop the motto is: “There is no such thing as natural beauty.” The women are all sass and brass. Gossip, revelations, and witty banter flow like refreshing sweet tea on a hot summer day. Through clouds of hairspray and over the buzz of blow dryers, six Southern spitfires gather each week to gossip and support each other through thick and thin. But those bonds are about to be tested when the ladies face a life-changing event. Infused with heart and humor, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is a hilarious story of love, loss, and enduring friendship.
Directed by Pam Amodio
LIMITED CAPACITY due to COVID-19 precautions, so get your tickets while they last!
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Castle Craig Players are taking numerous steps for the safety of our patrons, volunteers, cast, and crew!
If you have any questions regarding our COVID protocols and policies, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation with these policies. We look forward to safely welcoming you back into our theater!
Castle Craig Players | 59 West Main StreetMeriden, CT 06450

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Don’t miss these great events happening in October!

Opioid Informational Session & FREE Narcan Training
Thursday, October 14, 6 pm | Ives
The New Haven Health Department and Quinnipiac Valley Health District will be partnering to deliver local overdose data trends, overdose prevention methods, and public health solutions to fighting the effects of the opioid epidemic within our communities.  Learn the  history, current efforts, and how you can help. Attendees will be trained on how to administer Narcan to an individual experiencing an overdose.

Outdoor Family Fitness!

Enjoy the crisp fall weather while getting fit at these FREE outdoor fitness classes suitable for the entire family.

Sweat It Out Saturdays: Zumba with Joy

12 pm | Mitchell

Join us in Beecher Park for some outdoor weekend Zumba suitable for all fitness levels, led by instructor Joy Elise Hutson! No equipment needed–come ready to dance! In the event of rain, this class will be moved inside to Ives Main Library.  

Saturday, October 16

Saturday, October 23

POUND Fit – Cardio Drumming

Saturday, October 23, 12 pm | Ives 

Join fitness instructor Debbie Russell for a fun and exciting cardio workout involving drumming! Designed for all fitness levels, POUND provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up, and rockin’ out! It involves simple movements performed in a standing position. Ages 14+. In the event of rain, this class will be moved inside the library.


Common Ground Mobile Market

Thursday, October 14,  4-5:30 pm | Wilson

Student volunteers from Common Ground School will sell food harvested from their urban farm set-up at Washington Ave and Daggett St. Pay with SNAP, farmers market checks, cash, or credit.

133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Want more? Check out our calendar!


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