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Featured Event: Chalk Art Festival
October 19 | 12:00 – 4:00pm

Enjoy a day of art and entertainment in celebration of the local community in the heart of downtown New Haven and Yale University. The Shops at Yale invites all professional and amateur artists, students, and artist groups to participate in the 4th Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival.

More Information & Artists Registration!

Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Sat
4th Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival @ 4th Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival
Oct 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
4th Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival @ 4th Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival

Enjoy a day of art and entertainment in celebration of the local community in the heart of downtown New Haven and Yale University. The Shops at Yale invites all professional and amateur artists, students, and artist groups to participate in the 4th Annual New Haven Chalk Art Festival. The Shops at Yale will provide exclusive offers to retailers and restaurants, raffles, giveaways and more! This event is FREE and open to the public. Rain date, October 20.

View Chalk Art
Broadway Island, 56 Broadway across from Apple, L.L.Bean, J.Crew & Urban Outfitters, and in front of the Yale University Art Gallery, 1111 Chapel Street, only one block away!

Entertainment
The New Haven Chalk Art Festival will provide a fun-filled day with entertainment and activities for the whole family! The entertainment will feature:
• A Magician
• Face Painting
• Choupette Crêperie on Broadway Island Specials and More!
• Kids Freestyle Zone with free chalk for the first 100 participants

The entertainment will also feature Live Music at both locations from 12:30pm – 3:30pm on Broadway Island and outside Yale University Art Gallery.

Art Locations

Location A (Artists Check-In and Artists): 56 Broadway (across from Apple, L.L.Bean, J.Crew & Urban Outfitters)
Location B (Artists): 1111 Chapel Street (in front of the Yale University Art Gallery)
Location C (Kids Freestyle Zone): will be held in the courtyard behind Apple and Sherkann Indian Street Food (65 Broadway) and will provide a FREE box of chalk for the first 50 participants

Rules
-Check-in is from 11:30am to noon *pre-registration is required
-Artists will be given a 4’X4′ square on either brick or granite pavers
-Artwork must be completed by 3:30pm to allow for judging
-ONLY washable “Sidewalk Chalk” sticks are permitted. No sprays or pastels of any kind.
–The Grand Prize winner, as well as 2nd and 3rd place, will be chosen by a local, professional artist from Paier Art School
Prizes will be awarded in each age division by People’s Choice & Local Judges:
• Teen (ages 13 – 17)
• Adult (ages 18+)
• Adult Group (18+ *minimum of two artists)

Parking
The Shops at Yale will offer FREE parking at the 150 York Street Garage for both participants and spectators. Bring your ticket to The Shops at Yale tent on Broadway Island for a validation stamp.

Registration
Register Today!!

Photos from the 2018 New Haven Chalk Art Festival
https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheShopsatYale/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1423201444477937

 

Oct
20
Sun
Family Fun Day & Trick or Treat at The Shops at Yale @ shubert theatre
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 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 20, see times below. This event is free and open to the public.

 

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 http://shubert.com/shows-events/free-family-fun-day

 

Trick or Treating at The Shops at Yale, 12pm-4pm
Parents must check-in at The Shops at Yale table at the Shubert Theatre before 2:45pm to receive a special trick or treat bag and a map of participating stores and restaurants. 

 

Nov
29
Fri
THE PLOT @ Yale Repertory Theatre
Nov 29 – Dec 21 all-day
THE PLOT @ Yale Repertory Theatre

The writer of The Realistic Joneses returns to Yale Rep with this moving, mysterious, at times hilarious story of a tiny plot of land and some people with grand and incompatible designs on it.

Ice Carving Demonstrations @ The Shops at Yale
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ice Carving Demonstrations @ The Shops at Yale

Watch as professional ice carver transforms 600lbs of ice into a beautiful sculpture in less than 2 hours. Selfies up close with the sculpture after the event are encouraged. Located in front of Neville Wisdom Fashions and WAVE Gallery (1046 Chapel Street.) Free and open to the public.

– Friday, November 29, Reindeer
– Saturday, November 30, Elm City Elf
– Sunday, December 1, Snowflake Selfie Frame
– Sunday, December 8, Bulldog/Handsome Dan
– Sunday, December 15, Train
– Sunday, December 22, Santa on Chimney

Nov
30
Sat
BUY TICKETS RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL @ Shubert Theatre
Nov 30 all-day
BUY TICKETS RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL @ Shubert Theatre

Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL.

Ice Carving Demonstrations @ The Shops at Yale
Nov 30 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ice Carving Demonstrations @ The Shops at Yale

Watch as professional ice carver transforms 600lbs of ice into a beautiful sculpture in less than 2 hours. Selfies up close with the sculpture after the event are encouraged. Located in front of Neville Wisdom Fashions and WAVE Gallery (1046 Chapel Street.) Free and open to the public.

– Friday, November 29, Reindeer
– Saturday, November 30, Elm City Elf
– Sunday, December 1, Snowflake Selfie Frame
– Sunday, December 8, Bulldog/Handsome Dan
– Sunday, December 15, Train
– Sunday, December 22, Santa on Chimney