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Upcoming Events

Randi Hutter Epstein Book Talk @ The Yale Bookstore
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Metabolism, behavior, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty, and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals from a basement filled with jarred nineteenth-century brains to a twenty-first-century hormone clinic in Los Angeles.

Brimming with fascinating anecdotes, illuminating new medical research, and humorous details, Aroused introduces the leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as the charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies. Epstein exposes the humanity at the heart of hormone science with her rich cast of characters, including a 1920s doctor promoting vasectomies as a way to boost libido, a female medical student who discovered a pregnancy hormone in the 1940s, and a mother who collected pituitaries, a brain gland, from cadavers as a source of growth hormone to treat her son. Along the way, Epstein explores the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology.

A fascinating look at the history and science of some of medicine’s most important discoveries, Aroused reveals the shocking history of hormones through the back rooms, basements, and labs where endocrinology began.

The Yale Bookstore will validate 1 hour of FREE parking in the Broadway Lot with the purchase of a book.

Neville Wisdm Fashion Show featuring The Shops at Yale @ The Shops at Yale - Behind the Yale Center for British Art
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Neville Wisdm Fashion Show featuring The Shops at Yale @ The Shops at Yale - Behind the Yale Center for British Art | | |

We are excited to announce the 2018 Neville Wisdom Fashion Show featuring The Shops at Yale will be taking place behind the Yale Center for British Art (1080 Chapel Street) on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5:00-9:00pm.

Tickets include a seat at the fashion show, options for both over and under 21 years old, beverages included with over 21 tickets. This is an outdoor event and open to the public, standing room is free.

We will be constantly updating our social media and ticket page with all of the Shops at Yale participating shops and restaurants up until the day of the event!

This is the 19th Neville Wisdom Fashion Show and the First Ever to feature The Shops at Yale! If you have never attended a Neville Wisdom Fashion Show, the night is filled with high energy, great music with DJ Dooley-O, food and drinks from delicious New Haven local favorites, and a first look at the newest Neville Wisdom collection!

Event begins at 5PM
Shops at Yale Fashion Show begins between 6:30/6:45 PM
Neville Wisdom Fashion Show begins at 7:00 PM

Free parking is available to the first 100 cars at 150 York Street Parking Garage from 5:00-10:00pm (sponsored by The Shops at Yale). Please bring your parking ticket to The Shops at Yale tent at the fashion show for a validation stamp.

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El Huracán @ University Theatre
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 20 @ 10:00 pm
El Huracán @ University Theatre | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

El Huracán by Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Laurie Woolery
Presented in Collaboration with The Sol Project

An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests–and what can never be replaced.
Sept 28/29, Oct 1-3/5/9/11-12/16-19 at 8:00PM; Oct 6/10/13/20 at 2:00PM and 8:00PM

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LES MISÉRABLES @ The Shubert Theatre
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – Oct 7 @ 10:00 pm

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1)

New Haven Chalk Art Festival @ The Shops at Yale
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm
New Haven Chalk Art Festival @ The Shops at Yale | New Haven | Connecticut | United States

Join us Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12 – 4 p.m. for a day of art and entertainment while local, amateur and professional chalk artist show off their elaborate designs, including a special piece by local chalk artist Andrea Casey. This family friendly event is filled with fun such as a magician, face painter, kids freestyle zone, live music and so much more!

For more details, click on the link below.

3rd Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Family Fun Day & Trick or Treat at The Shops at Yale @ shubert theatre
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm


The Shops at Yale and Shubert Theatre are teaming up for an afternoon of arts, crafts, films and trick or treating in downtown New Haven on Sunday, October 28, 11am-5pm. Both events are free and open to the public. Let us know you’re coming on our Facebook event page –


Family Day, 11am-3pm, Shubert Theatre, 247 College Street
Enjoy family-friendly activities including arts & crafts projects, temporary tattoos, Halloween film shorts, snacks & refreshments. Children under 12 are welcome to wear Halloween costumes for trick or treating in the Shubert lobby (no masks please) and at The Shops at Yale. More information can be found online at


Trick or treat at The Shops at Yale in the Chapel Street Historic District and in the Broadway Shopping District, 1pm-4pm. Parents must check-in at The Shops at Yale table at the Shubert Theatre before 3:00pm to receive a special trick or treat bag and a map of participating stores and restaurants. All participants will be automatically entered to win gift cards to Patagonia New Haven, dwell New Haven, J.Crew (with Madewell) and L.L.Bean.