Introducing our November 14 Virtual Gala “A Day at the Theatre!”

We are so excited to present to you our Virtual Gala! Our event will feature an exclusive look at the interior of our theater, cameos and performances from special theater and entertainment professionals that you are sure to recognize,  projects and initiatives that we are proud to be presenting, and MORE! In addition, the gala will feature our official Season Announcement for 2021, after which tickets and subscriptions will go on sale!

Please stay tuned for Gala Ticket information!

Online Auction for the Gala!

Legacy’s Online Auction kicks off November 1st and will culminate on the night of Virtual Gala, November 14th! This auction will feature physical and digital art, artistic services (vocal lessons, music lessons, salsa classes, auctioning off a violinist to play you a song of your choosing, etc.), restaurant gift cards, and more! We are thrilled to already be working with so many wonderful artists to showcase their beautiful work, as well as unique opportunities  to support business owners with gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants!

If you, or someone you know, is an artist, art collector, educator, company owner and may want to become more involved in our Auction, please connect with us at info@LegacyTheatreCT.org

ILLUSTRATED ONLINE TALK
New Haven Stations, Past and Present
Sunday, October 4, 2020, 4pm
By Bruce Clouette
This illustrated virtual presentation will look back at the several railroad stations that have served New Haven, including Henry Austin’s Picturesque-Exotic 1849 Chapel Street Station and Cass Gilbert’s Renaissance Revival 1918 Union Station. Many factors went into the design of these stations: public convenience, the needs of the railroad, civic pride. Yet no station was a complete success, at least not for very long.
The presentation will be given by historian Bruce Clouette, who has been active in the fields of Connecticut history and historic preservation since 1975. He was one of the contributors to Carriages and Clocks, Corsets and Locks, a publication of the New Haven Preservation Trust, for which he has also led several summer walking tours.
Please register for this event by following the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Honoring William Lanson

The City of New Haven and the Amistad Committee will be unveiling the William Lanson statue, and cordially invite you to mark your calendars. William Lanson was an integral figure in the diverse city we live in today, and it is important we honor his contributions to the Elm City and to our Country.

He was a runaway slave: a leader in the struggle for the right of free Blacks to vote; one of the founders of the Temple Street Church (now Dixwell United Church of Christ); harbored runaway slaves; owned Wooster Square.  Lanson succeeded at most everything he aspired to accomplish by pushing open and bravely walking through doors that were closed to him and other formerly enslaved and freemen/women in 19th century America. He did it by turning empty, mostly “undesirable” land into vibrant neighborhoods filled with housing for marginalized, invisible people. He did it employing Black people in the construction of New Haven’s early infrastructure. And he also spoke out on behalf of those whose voices were ignored. Unfortunately, Lanson was later charged with crimes and jailed simply because of the color of his skin.

  • MiFi hotspots are now available for New Haven residents to checkout from the Main Ives Library.  These hotspots provide free internet access for up to 3-5 devices at a time.  Call the library at 203-946-8130 for more information and to reserve one today.
  • The Tech Center at the Main Ives Library at 133 Elm Street is open for computer sessions by appointment.  Call 203-946-8130 x 101 to book a one-hour session.  Sessions are currently offered for the following times: 10–11 A.M., 12–1 P.M., 2–3 P.M., and 4–5 P.M.
  • Starting October 1, Live Facebook Story Times will be available in English Mondays through Thursdays at 11 A.M. and in Spanish Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 A.M.  Join in at www.facebook.com/NHFPL
  • Intro to Finding Grants with Foundation Directory Online – Virtual Session on Wednesday, September 23, from 4–5:30 P.M. Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants. More information at nhfpl.libnet.info/event/4549861

Share your suggestions with the
Wooster Square Monument Committee

After the Columbus Statue removal on June 24, a decision was made to replace it with an appropriate memorial to honor the Italian-American experience. I recently appointed the Wooster Square Monument Committee to decide how best to honor the contributions of Italian-Americans in New Haven through a collaborative community process. That Committee, chaired by Laura Luzzi and Bill Iovanne, Jr. has met several times. The Committee just announced that any interested person may submit their concept or vision for this public art project. Submissions may, but need not, include details about how that concept or vision can be realized. While there is broad latitude for suggestions, the existing base/pedestal will remain. Ideas must be submitted to the Committee via woostersquaremc@gmail.com by midnight on October 12, 2020.

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National Voter Registration Day

Strong communities are created when every person is taken care of and has a voice, that’s why United Way is calling on all people in our region to register to vote. This is our collective opportunity to express ourselves as a community, as voters and as Americans.

Tuesday, September 22, is National Voter Registration Day! No matter which issues matter most to you, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved. Join us by registering to vote or by encouraging your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. When we all vote, we can change the world!

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