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GET READY FOR MORE OUTDOOR FUN IN DOWNTOWN NHV THIS SUMMER WITH PICNIC IN THE PLAZA!

The last Friday of each month from 5-7 PM, enjoy one-of-a-kind picnic boxes curated by your favorite New Haven restaurants, while you lounge with friends or family enjoying live music, games, and cocktail demonstration al fresco in downtown New Haven’s Temple Plaza!
See below for Quick Facts and Health & Safety Guidelines.

EVENT DATES

JULY 30 | PRIME 16 & ORDINARY
LIVE MUSIC: TIM PALMIERI
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AUGUST 27 | OLIVES AND OIL & ORDINARY
LIVE MUSIC: HAWKINS JAZZ COLLECTIVE
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SEPTEMBER 24 | ZINC & ORDINARY
LIVE MUSIC: THABISA
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In case of poor weather, the event will be moved to the following evening, Saturday. Notification will be sent to ticketholders on Wednesday evening the week of the scheduled event. Each picnic box is made special for each ticket holder, so refunds cannot be issued. If both Friday & Saturday are rained out, picnic boxes will be made available for pickup to enjoy at home.

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YOUR PICNIC BOX

Picnic in the Plaza partners with a different New Haven restaurant each event date to curate their own individually-packaged, one-of-a-kind picnic meal. The cuisines will vary and specific menus will be posted in advance.

Each box also comes with 2 specialty cocktails (or mocktails) by Ordinary New Haven! One comes deconstructed – at 6 PM you’ll become the bartender with a live cocktail class led by Ordinary’s owner Tim!

Boxes are $45 each. Vegetarian and alcohol-free boxes are available each date. Each box feeds one person.

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YOUR PICNIC SPACE

Your ticket includes a socially distanced space in Temple Plaza for you and your group! Upon arrival, you will be assigned a space at check-in.

Check-in is open 5 PM – 5:30 PM. Picnic spaces on Temple Plaza’s turfgrass are limited and will be first-come, first-serve. Bistro tables and chairs throughout the Plaza will be assigned upon request and once turf spaces are filled.

Please plan to arrive at 5 PM or earlier if you hope for a turf space!

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YOUR ENTERTAINMENT

Uno, Big Jenga, chess, Candyland, Bop It – name your game!

Along with the musical entertainment for the evening, an entire library of lawn games, board games, and card games are available to you! Grab your mask, and visit the game table after you’ve grabbed your picnic box to see what we’ve got.

All games are sanitized before and after use and yours to enjoy for the length of the event.

HEALTH & SAFETY EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • The event is pre-ticketed. All guests who purchased a picnic box containing alcohol must bring a valid form of ID (driver’s license, passport) to the event. Guests will be given 21+ wristbands.

  • Space is limited. Please plan to arrive early if you are hoping for turf space. All others will be assigned to bistro tables.

  • Masks must be worn when moving around the Plaza. Masks may be removed once seated, however must be put back if getting up for any reason.

  • Event staff reserves the right to remove any guest or group found not following these health & safety guidelines.