Shops at Yale hosts annual College Night

On Thursday night, free food-loving Yalies — and there are many of them — had to look only as far as The Shops at Yale for their evening treats.   The shops on Chapel Street and Broadway held their annual “College Night” on Thursday, an even that has taken place every year for more than […]

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Yale “boo-tiques” celebrate Halloween

“I think having local shops host trick-or-treating, face painting and costume contests is such a fantastic idea,” Ahern said. “Even with the rain, all of the other kids and parents walking around just had the biggest smiles on their faces.”   More than 1,000 children came to Broadway Island to a series of events co-hosted […]

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Family Fun Day at the Shubert Theatre

“The Shubert Theater is hosting its annual free Family Fun Day, on Sunday, October 28, for all to enjoy from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. ”   “This weekend’s free family fun weekend will also kick-off Shubert’s annual Holiday food and toy drive. Non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys will be collected until December 31 to benefit FISH of […]

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Chalk Festival Draws Crowds

The third annual Chalk Art Festival was held at the Shops at Yale this Saturday, bringing together professional and amateur artists alike from all over Connecticut for a friendly artistic competition.   “Zachary Chernak of Naugatuck draws Frankenstein during the New Haven Chalk Art Festival on the Broadway Island in New Haven on October 20, […]

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QU mentions The Shops at Yale

“If you are looking to do some shopping while with family, go into New Haven and visit the The Shops at Yale. There are more than 80 different boutiques and storefronts that make up The Shops at Yale. Stores such as Patagonia, L.L. Bean, Apple and Urban Outfitters are some that will have something for […]

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Q&A with David Duda, proprietor, Book Trader Cafe, New Haven

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this month, Book Trader Cafe has become a New Haven institution with its wide-ranging selection of books and affordable and ambitious menu. Owner David Duda opened the business on a once-desolate block near the Yale campus in 1998 and now presides over a bustling literary and culinary center at 1140 Chapel […]

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Fitness walks and other workday activities offered to Yale staff

Guided walking tours, with the goal of adding extra steps and some fun activity and movement to one’s workday, are being offered to Yale staff.   Led by alumna Shana Schneider, the Fitstyle Walking tours also offer a bit of history, vouchers for stops to New Haven area vendors for special treats, and special guest […]

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Union League Cafe celebrates 25th year on Chapel

From engagement dinners to job interviews to parents’ weekend splurges, New Haven Union League Cafe has been serving up the city’s special occasions for a quarter-century.   As my husband says, it’s got the best room: deep green walls, white-clothed tables, scuffed wooden floorboards, coffered ceiling, massive fireplace and hushed, bow-tied service.   “To say […]

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Wisdom’s Designs Become Kahnversation Pieces

Designer Neville Wisdom has finally funked up the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA). And if a series of tightly knitted grey-and-black contrasts, black swags on red silk, and sweeping fleece staircases are any indication, he’s just getting started.   Close to 200 people attended the event, which included a mini, pre-show fashion show from […]

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Cruisin’ Connecticut – The Shops at Yale

56 Broadway, New Haven, CT 06511, USA – Ryan Kristafer takes you on a “back-to-school” shopping adventure at The Shops at Yale in downtown New Haven, Shop, dine, and explore unique boutiques, retailers, eateries, and more in the heart of downtown New Haven.   You can experience the new L.L. Bean story, Patagonia, Fat Face, J […]

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