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Taking the Cake

  The day before I left New Haven for a trip to visit family, I found myself in Ives Main Library, seeking a good summer book—something satisfying, easily digestible. Perhaps I was hungry, but I took those beach-read criteria literally, wandering into the cooking section and plucking out the Claire’s Corner Copia Cookbook, published in 1994, […]

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For the love of Coffee Oreo ice cream

For the love of Coffee Oreo ice cream By Carissa Violante | Posted July 07, 2022   In the shadow of Sterling Memorial Library’s stacks, nestled among Mory’s, Toad’s Place, and Yorkside, the warm red glow of a neon ice cream cone illuminates the window it hangs in. There, on bustling York Street, Ashley’s Ice […]

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Welcome New Haven & The Shops at Yale!

Enjoy live music from local bands & mural painting demonstrations on Saturdays July 23 – August 27 from 12:00-3:00pm on Broadway Island. A different band will play their latest hits each Saturday, while a local artist paints an 8′ mural wall using a “New Haven” theme. The mural walls will be on display this fall in windows throughout downtown.

Click here for the performance schedule!

Aug
20
Sat
Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band: SUMMER MUSIC & MURALS ON BROADWAY ISLAND @ Broadway Island
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy live music from local bands & mural painting demonstrations on Saturdays July 23 – August 27 from 12:00-3:00pm on Broadway Island, across from lululemon, L.L.Bean and J.Crew. A different band will play their latest hits each Saturday, while a local artist paints an 8′ mural wall using a “New Haven” theme. The mural walls will be on display this fall in windows throughout downtown.

 

Relax at a bistro table on Broadway Island during the performances with takeout from your choice of more than 35 local restaurants — explore menus at TheShopsatYale.com/Dine. Free & open to the public. Rain dates are the following day.

 

The first 50 people on July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, and August 20 will receive a voucher for one free cup or cone at Ashley’s Ice Cream (280 York Street). Ice cream voucher is valid on date that is was issued only. Limit, one per household. 

 

On Saturday, August 27, The Shops at Yale will be hosting a Back-to-School Supplies Drive with United Way of Greater New Haven! Drop off your new school supplies (new only please) to the United Way Tent on Broadway Island from 12:00-3:00pm. The first 250 donors will receive a voucher for one free cup or cone at Ashley’s Ice Cream (280 York Street) or Arethusa Farm Dairy (1020 Chapel Street). Ice cream voucher is valid on Saturday, August 27, 2022 only. Limit, one per household.

 

View the music schedule and featured artists here!

 

 

Aug
26
Fri
S&SPlayground @ The Shops at Yale @ The Shops at Yale
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

S&SPlayground @ The Shops at Yale

Friday, August 26, 4-8pm

Mingle, connect, play games and enjoy DJ music on Broadway Island. Music by local DJs, Games, Photobooth, Giveaways, Specials at Bulldog Hotdogs & more. Plus FREE parking at 150 York Street Garage from 4-10pm. Bring your ticket from the garage to The Shops at Yale tent during the event for a validation stamp. 

Aug
27
Sat
Back-to-School Supplies Drive with United Way @ The Shops at Yale
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 12-3PM – GIVE BACK ON BROADWAY WITH THE SHOPS AT YALE & UNITED WAY OF GREATER NEW HAVEN!

On Saturday, August 27, The Shops at Yale will be hosting a Back-to-School Supplies Drive with United Way of Greater New Haven! Drop off your NEW school supplies (new only please) to the United Way Tent on Broadway Island from 12-3pm. The first 250 donors will receive a voucher for one free cup or cone at Ashley’s Ice Cream (280 York Street) or Arethusa Farm Dairy (1020 Chapel Street). Ice cream voucher is valid on Saturday, August 27, 2022 only (or rain date). Limit, one per household.

✅ Backpacks

✅ Notebooks

✅ Pencils

✅ Erasers

✅ Pencil sharpeners

✅ Rulers

✅ Two pocket folders

✅ Personal toiletries for students

 

Furious George: SUMMER MUSIC & MURALS ON BROADWAY ISLAND @ Broadway Island
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Enjoy live music from local bands & mural painting demonstrations on Saturdays July 23 – August 27 from 12:00-3:00pm on Broadway Island, across from lululemon, L.L.Bean and J.Crew. A different band will play their latest hits each Saturday, while a local artist paints an 8′ mural wall using a “New Haven” theme. The mural walls will be on display this fall in windows throughout downtown.

 

Relax at a bistro table on Broadway Island during the performances with takeout from your choice of more than 35 local restaurants — explore menus at TheShopsatYale.com/Dine. Free & open to the public. Rain dates are the following day.

 

On Saturday, August 27, The Shops at Yale will be hosting a Back-to-School Supplies Drive with United Way of Greater New Haven! Drop off your new school supplies (new only please) to the United Way Tent on Broadway Island from 12:00-3:00pm. The first 250 donors will receive a voucher for one free cup or cone at Ashley’s Ice Cream (280 York Street) or Arethusa Farm Dairy (1020 Chapel Street). Ice cream voucher is valid on Saturday, August 27, 2022 only. Limit, one per household.

 

View the music schedule and featured artists here!

 

 

Sep
16
Fri
APIZZA FEAST @ Historic Downtown New Haven
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The APIZZA FEAST is back, and it’s FREE! On Friday September 16 2022 4-10pm in Downtown New Haven offering some of the country’s best PIZZA while serving a wide range of amazing local food and beverages. Located along College Street in the heart of the city’s popping Theater District, the APIZZA Feast takes center stage during the NEW HAVEN GRAND PRIX, a national circuit bicycle race.
The APIZZA FEAST features OONI oven tents with special guest pizzaioli from around the country who will create pizza masterpieces for your to purchase and eat! The festival will include pizza, food & drink stands, merchandise & art tents, local restaurants and the New England Brewing Co. beer gardens. It’s the perfect venue to cheer on the racers. The event will be family friendly and full of food, fun and festivity!
-All ages accepted
New Haven Grand Prix @ Historic Downtown New Haven
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A Twilight Bicycle Race & Street Festival in Downtown New Haven.

The New Haven Grand Prix is Connecticut’s most exciting bicycle race event!
On Friday, September 16th, some of the best cyclists in the country will come to downtown New Haven for an evening of super fast pro-level racing. If you are an aspiring racer who wants to participate, there are amateur races before the Professional Men take to the streets in the evening!
If you are not racing, then come hungry! All will be invited to enjoy the 2nd annual Apizza Feast on College Street.
More information can be found at the NHGP’s website: www.newhavengp.com