Enter a holiday wonderland of kitschy décor and Christmas cocktails at Ordinary beginning Black Friday and ending New Years. Festive spirits everywhere!



A  kitschy Christmas themed cocktail pop up .  Expect over the top Christmas décor, specialty cocktails and a lot of cheer.

Miracle is world wide Christmas themed pop up that ordinary is proud to be a part of.  More about that here.

Photos above borrowed from MiraclePopUp.com

This Miracle location will also join other outposts around the country in selling holiday mugs featured on the signature cocktail menu with 10% of all sales donated to Action Against Hunger, making the perfect gift that keeps on giving.


Miracle at Ordinary

990 Chapel Street

New Haven

Dear Friends,

Thank You All for inspiring me to restore one of the biggest antique picture frames around—the Proscenium of Lyric Hall! For both the Audience and the Cast the view was breathtaking. All in all the past twelve years have been Pure Theatre. It’s time for New Direction! We will definitely remain in business for the time being. Please come to an Open House next Friday December 7th to reminisce. Refreshments will be served.



The bar will be open serving beer, wine, hard cider, seltzer, soda and water.

Lyric Hall – 827 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT  06515 | 203-389-8885




Sun, December 9, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 


Do you wish to give your child insight into modern Western culture, social norms, ethical values and customs? Are you looking to enhance your child’s social skills by either strengthening their confidence or teaching them to “tone it down a bit”? Is your child so shy that people think he or she is rude?Parenting a child in today’s society is challenging, and our programs support the social skills, cultural norms and ethical values you are teaching your child at home. With the strong emphasis on STEM there is little time left for the development of critical social life skills necessary for our kids’ personal and professional success. Good manners and emotional intelligence are not always modeled or reinforced in school or at home in a way we imagined.

This 3-hour programs is interactive and fun, and covers the following etiquette topics: Basic Manners, Conversation Skills, and Table Manners

How to Adult Boot Camp for Teens


Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale

155 Temple Street

New Haven


No Refunds

OrganizerThe Etiquette Academy Of New England

Organizer of Etiquette Boot Camp for Children

Included in ‘The Best of the New for 2012’ by Boston Globe Magazine, The Etiquette Academy of New England is an academic institution dedicated to enhancing social skills, improving communication techniques and developing leadership qualities necessary to succeed personally and professionally. Headquartered in Brookline, MA, our goal is to help further develop and refine the interpersonal skills needed to navigate the rapidly changing world.

For more information about The Etiquette Academy visit TheEtiquetteAcademy.org!

Help Your Shelves: New Haven’s Neighborhood Book/Pantry Project

A collaboration of nonprofits in New Haven is exploring neighborhood interest in the placement of small structures to provide free books (for the first phase) and potentially food (in a future phase) in public spaces. These “Help Your Shelves” structures (commonly known as Little Free Libraries or Little Free Pantries) will be built at MakeHaven and stocked and supported by New Haven Reads, FISH, the New Haven Land Trust, and neighbors helping neighbors. If you are interested in hosting a structure on your property, read more and apply here. Applications will be reviewed in January 2019.


Guilford, CT —Guilford Art Center announces a special shopping event for men on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 6-8 pm. Shoppers will enjoy scotch whiskey and oyster tastings and shop for jewelry, accessories, ceramics, leather goods, home décor, ornaments, baby gifts, men’s items and much more. Friendly shop assistants will be on hand to help with selections and gift wrapping. This event is free to the public. All shoppers are welcome.

The Shop at Guilford Art Center, open year-long, is almost doubled in size during the Artistry holiday sale, creating a bountiful selection of fine craft work for shoppers to peruse. This year features many new artists, both local and national, as well as new work by ongoing favorite artists. New items are added throughout the course of the show, so visitors will always have fresh shopping experiences every time they visit.

Proceeds from Artistry benefit the exhibiting artists and Guilford Art Center’s educational and community programs. Hours are Monday through Friday 9am-5:30pm, Thursday 9am-8pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 12-5pm.

Guilford Art Center is located at 411 Church Street, Guilford, Connecticut (exit 58 off I-95). For more information call 203-453-5947.

67593c5d-72b0-4094-bf31-fb3a046458f3ART BOOK FAIR

Odds and Ends Art Book Fair

Friday, December 7, 11:30 am–4:30 pm

Books by artists and art-book makers are on display and for sale in the Gallery lobby. The fair includes books from small independent publishers who focus on art, architecture, photography, and design; rare and limited-edition books and zines printed in short runs and showcasing a range of publishing endeavors; and artists’ books by students and alumni of the Yale University School of Art and the Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence.

The Gallery will have a selection of signed books available at the fair and will offer other special promotions, including a raffle. And don’t miss a book signing event with American Glass author John Stuart Gordon and designer Miko McGinty from 12:30–1:30 pm.

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180dd193-bd2f-4b41-aec1-e1749f919408BOOKSTORE HOLIDAY SALE

Special promotions each week from

November 27–December 23, 2018

This holiday season, give the gift of books! Visit the Gallery Bookstore for the annual holiday sale, with special pricing on publications both new and old, and even free books—no purchase necessary. The sale kicked off on Tuesday, November 27, and features a new discount and free publication each week through December 23, so be sure to visit often. Whether you’re looking for books on Old Masters, contemporary photography, or American decorative arts, you’re sure to find something for everyone on your list. Access these special promotions online or visit the Bookstore in the Gallery lobby, and make your selections early—these offers are available only while supplies last.

December 4–9:

Free book: Rediscovering Fra Angelico: A Fragmentary History

Sale book: Leonardo: Discoveries from Verrocchio’s Studio, Early Paintings and New Attributions, originally $35, sale $21

Offers cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Check Out More Special Offers on Our Website >


Free and open to the public

1111 Chapel Street (at York Street)

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ConnCAT is excited to present a new class! Educate your palate and learn great tips on pairing wines with food. Grab a friend or come solo to swirl, mingle and sip your way to becoming a wine connoisseur. Join us this December for our first class as we try some wines that are perfect for the upcoming holidays!

To attend this event the required donation is $20 per person.



Wed, December 5, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM



Orchid Café at ConnCAT

4 Science Park

New Haven

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