Friday, November 30, 2012

New Haven: Free parking downtown on Saturdays in December

NEW HAVEN - Free parking will be available in certain parts of downtown beginning in Dec. 1, according to a release.
On Dec. 1, the Town Green District’s Downtown Ambassadors will cover parking meters on Chapel Street from Temple Street to York Street with bright green bags marked with 2 hours of free parking., the release said.  Ambassadors will begin bagging the meters between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m.
"The green bags are part of a holiday promotion by the Town Green Special Services District and the City of New Haven’s Department of Transportation, Traffic, and Parking to encourage people to visit Downtown New Haven during the holiday season," the release said.
"Each week, a different downtown shopping area is selected for the free parking promotion." 
 Remaining weeks for the promotion will include these dates and location, the release said:
·         December 8:  Elm Street from Church Street to State Street; Chapel Street from Orange Street to State Street; Orange Street from Chapel Street to George Street.
·         December 15: Whitney Avenue from Wall Street to Trumbull Street
·         December 21:  Chapel Street from York Street to Howe Street
·         December 28:  TGSPSD will bagg one block of meters per shopping district.

Also in the release: "The Town Green Special Services District is a business improvement district (BID )funded by a sur tax on property in Downtown New Haven to fund programs such as public space improvements, cleaning and maintenance Ambassadors,  INFO New Haven visitor center communications, advocacy and website."

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


Yale School of Art auction to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims

NEW HAVEN.— A silent auction of original art work by Yale School of Art students and faculty will benefit victims of hurricane Sandy, Yale said in a release.
The auction is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Green Gallery of Yale School of Art, 1156 Chapel St., the release said.
"All of the work being auctioned was created and donated by students and faculty of the school — Rochelle Feinstein, David Humphrey, and Mary Reid Kelley among them," the statement said. "An estimated 50 pieces, most suitable for hanging, will be on view at the gallery..."
The highest bidders will be announced at 8 p.m., the release said.
Computer monitors in the gallery will allow winners to donate sale proceeds to charities preselected by the auction organizers, the release said.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Haven Public Library to hold 'Cigar Box Purse Workshop'

NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Public Library is going crafty.

In a  "holiday festivities" event the library will act as host for Vanessa Fasanella, who will offer a Cigar Box Purse Workshop "for crafters to create a unique gift or holiday accessory," according to a statement.

The event is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the New Haven Public Library, 133 Elm St. 

Participants may use materials provided, or bring their own special materials to work into the project, the statement said

There is limited space for this workshop, and a $5 fee. 
 Visit for details or call the Library at 203-946-8835.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


New Haven 'Pets with Santa' by Purr Project

NEW HAVEN -  The Purr Project’s 11th annual Pet Pictures with Santa, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine, 843 State St.
Pictures are $12, half-price for each additional copy, and all pictures come with a keepsake frame. There will also be raffles, and free hot cider, coffee, baked goods and a holiday pet toy station.
Purr Project rehabilitates injured, stray and abandoned felines.
Walk-ins are accepted but appointments preferred.
Visit or call 203-865-0878 for a reservation.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed. Dog shown is hoping Santa comes to her house too, though she is always on naughty list.


Nick Bellantoni to share ‘Deeply Human’ archaeology stories

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