A Musical Evening with Mimi Lines & Frank Mitchell
Musical Direction by Eric Comstock
FEBRUARY 22 & 23

Join Mimi and Frank on a delightful excursion through the music of the Great American Songbook… and beyond. It’s an evening of songs and stories sure to soothe the ear and warm the heart.

FRANK MITCHELL is Executive Director of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. His curatorial projects include the exhibitions 40 Acres: The Promise of a Black PastoralLincoln: Man, Myth and MemoryHigh Water Marks: Art & ReNEWal after Katrina; andSoulfood: African American Cooking and Creativity. He specializes in African American historical and visual culture and has completed projects with The Studio Museum in Harlem, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Museum, and the Schomburg Center. Mitchell is a co-author and photo editor for the 2013 Wesleyan University Press anthology African American Connecticut Explored. A committed Connecticut arts partisan, Mitchell is a member of the Sunday Workshop Class at Neighborhood Music School.   

MIMI LINES is a commercial real estate lawyer by day and cabaret singer by night. A New Haven county native, Mimi Lines is excited to make her Long Wharf Theatre debut alongside her good friend Frank Mitchell. A member of Anne Tofflemire’s Cabaret Workshop at Neighborhood Music School, she has performed her one woman cabaret shows at Don’t Tell Mama, Yale Cabaret and Lyric Hall. Mimi made her New York cabaret debut in 2016 with her show Crossing Lines.

Photo of Mimi Lines by Harold Shapiro.



Dear Friend,

Happy February!

Our shelter has many wonderful dogs and cats waiting to join their new families. Please visit our Petfinder page to see our adoptable animals, or better yet, come down to the shelter to see our animals in person! Our hours are Monday through Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30. We will be closed to the public on Monday, February 18th for the Presidents’ Day holiday.

We recently published our Fall newsletter! If you would like to read an electronic copy of our latest newsletter, please click here.

Upcoming Event

2.10.19 Milford Petco-1 2

Please join us on Sunday, February 10th at the Milford Petco! We will be there from 11:30am-3pm. Please stop by if you can to meet some wonderful animals!

Save the Date – Shell & Bones Fundraiser March 13th!

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Shell & Bones (100 South Water Street, New Haven) is throwing a fundraiser for us on Wednesday, March 13th! Ten percent of all food sales that day will go to our organization. Please visit their website for more information about the restaurant and to make reservations!

Featured Dog: Scotty

ScottyScotty is a fun 5-year-old Boxer/Pit Bull mix. He likes going on walks and especially loves treats. Scotty gets along with other dogs, enjoys playing with stuffed animals and would love a new home soon.

Click here to see Scotty’s video

Click here to read Scotty’s Petfinder Listing 

Featured Dog: Kiddo


How can you not love this sweet face? Kiddo is a 10-year-old Pit Bull Terrier who likes to go on walks. He also rides well in the car. Kiddo prefers to be the only pet in his household and can join an all-adult home.

Click here to see Kiddo’s video

Click here to read Kiddo’s Petfinder listing

Shelter Graduate Updates

Here are pictures of Chloe and Dolly  – two 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

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!

TrooperYour 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 Scotty. 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 or Paypal. We are an all volunteer 501(3)(c) organization, so all donations are tax deductible.


Join Rosanne Cash in New Haven on February 26th

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February 1, 2019


Zac Brown Band
Sunday, September 8th

Xfinity Theatre

Zac Brown Band, the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning group, today announced dates for their highly anticipated Summer 2019 outing, “The Owl Tour.””The Owl Tour” will mark Zac Brown Band’s third consecutive touring run within the span of one year. The set tour support act will be cosmic country soul rock band, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real on select stops throughout the tour’s run.

Want to go to this event?  Become a Season Ticket holder at Xfinity Theatre and get access to great seats and VIP amenities.  You’ll get to see Zac Brown Band and tons of other concerts without the hassle of going through the public onsale.  Contact me today for more details!

Joe Barbato
Venue Sales Manager
(203) 949-4802
Zac Brown Band
Xfinity Theatre


Our Season Ticket & Box Seat packages give you access to every show at Xfinity Theatre for the 2019 concert season. On top of that, you’ll have great VIP benefits and other exclusive perks.

Each Season Ticket package offers:
•    Exclusive Seating Options
•    VIP Parking
•    VIP Club Access with Private Bars & Private Restrooms
•    In-Seat Food and Beverage Service for our Box Seats
•    Priority Access to Additional Tickets & Other Live Nation Events
•    Personalized Online Website for Easy Ticket Management
Secure your packages early for the best seating options. Contact us for pricing and additional package information.


03/19/19:  Meek Mill

06/15/19:  Chris Young

06/22/19:  Dave Matthews Band

07/19/19:  Florida Georgia Line

08/03/19:  Iron Maiden

08/15/19:  Dierks Bentley

08/21/19:  Santana

08/29/19:  Brad Paisley

08/31/19:  Hootie & The Blowfish

09/08/19:  Zac Brown Band

Many More To Be Announced Soon!

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Mid-Century Modernism:
The Harvard Five
Wednesday, February 20, 2019  
5:30 p.m.

Reception will follow 

Rudolph Hall
Yale School of Architecture 
Mid-century residential architecture was shaped by Modernist architects who studied at Harvard and who were among the first to design in this style. Through their distinctive designs, many with abundant glass, open rooms, and functional shapes that lead the eye to the out-of-doors while providing a bright interior, these architects produced a collection of landmark Modernist homes in New Canaan, an area known for traditionally designed housing.
William Earls, author of The Harvard Five in New Canaan (W.W. Norton, 2006), will share the highlights, controversies, and lasting impact of the five architects — Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, John Johansen, Philip Johnson, and Eliot Noyes — whose designs, ideas, philosophies, and interactions profoundly influenced residential housing for generations. An award-winning architect who also lectures throughout the country, Earls was recently honored with an Award of Merit by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.
Admission for Lecture and Reception: $10.00   
RSVP requested by Friday, February 15


Sponsored by Post Road Residential and sustained by your contributions to the Herzan Lecture Fund.


Wicked Divas
Saturday, February 9 | 2:30pm
Hamden Middle School

Sunday, February 10 | 3pm
Shelton High School

Thursday, February 14 | 7:30pm
Woolsey Hall | New Haven

Tickets Feb. 9 & 10: $35 – $49
Tickets Feb. 14: $15 – $74
All: KidTix Free with Adult; College Students $10

Broadway’s biggest divas sing musical theatre showstoppers with the full New Haven Symphony Orchestra, including music from Rent, Wicked, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Funny Girland more. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Chelsea Tipton, conductor
Alli Mauzey and Julia Murney, vocals
Connecticut Gay Men’s Chorus

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Date Night
Please join the NHSO for a special Valentine’s Day Symphony Supper at Barracuda Bistro & Bar! Proceeds from this event to benefit the New Haven Pride Center.

The $55 per person prix fixe menu includes 4 courses and a complimentary glass of champagne.

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The Hamden Pops Sponsor is The Whitney Center.
The Shelton Pops Series Sponsor is R.D. Scinto.

The Classics Series media sponsor is the New Haven Register.
The Hamden Pops Media Sponsor is WQUN.
The Wicked Divas media sponsor is the New Haven Pride Center.

KidTix and Blue Star Tickets are sponsored by Frontier Communications.

Symphony Suppers are sponsored by Guilford Savings Bank.


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BCC 2019 Food & Supply drive




Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’re celebrating all week. (Feb 9th – 16th). Make your reservations today! Special Prix Fixe menu in addition to our full dinner menu. — celebrating Valentine’s Day.