11 Things To Do in New Haven


CT Open:  Get tickets now!  Besides a roster of international tennis stars, there’s more: get tickets for Courtgirls and Cocktails and enjoy VIP treatment at the Courtside Club, photo ops, gold level seats, parking and swag. The Opening Night Party is the biggest summer bash in New Haven, and bring the kids for free lessons with top pros. Find the schedules and all you need to know here.  8/18 – 8/26.


Family Friday Flicks: pack a picnic and enjoy Elm City parks with the fam watching outdoor movies. Here’s the list of shows and locations.


Architecture aficionados should not miss this annual year-end show of work by the Yale Architecture School’s graduating students. More info here.


Some of us like to go to bed early and love live music in the afternoon…Find it at Cafe 9 on Fridays, Saturdays, and Jazz Jam Sessions on Sundays. Check the calendar here. 


Blues, Berries and Jam: The New Haven Green is home to 8 wonderful weeks of live music performances at this lunchtime summer concert series. Pull up a chair, pack a lunch or visit the CitySeed downtown Farmer’s market right across the street from the stage for fresh eats and then enjoy fresh beats!  Presented by the Town Green District, July 12th through August 30th from 12:00 to 1:30pm. Find the schedule here. 


A Food Stand with Oink and Black Hog Brewing: If you haven’t had a chance to taste Oink’s singular culinary creations, head to Black Hog on July 22nd for a pop up food stand. More info here.


Insomnia Theater and Mimosas & Movies at The Bow Tie Criterion Cinema: Can’t sleep? Check out Insomnia Theater! The first weekend of every month offers up some classics like Jaws on August 5th and 6th at 11:30pm. Mimosas and Movies are on the same dates but at 11:30 am. And, surprise, if you want a beer or wine with that flick – it’s right next to the Popcorn and M&M’s.  Info here. 


Music on the Green: See the Stylistics on July 22nd and Sheila E. on July 29th on the New Haven Green. Discounted parking ($5).  Info here. 


Craft Brew Races:  The Craft Brew Races returns to New Haven on August 5th.  Join up for a relaxed 5k run/walk followed by a craft beer festival featuring over 30 Connecticut breweries at Edgewood Park.  Find out more. 


Taste of New Haven, Wooster Square Tour: celebrate New Haven’s history and food through this tour of a variety of food venues  while walking through one of the city’s best preserved neighborhoods. Including Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana, City Seed Farmer’s Market, G Cafe,  Tikkaway Grill, Libby’s and more. See the schedule here. 


Elm Shakespeare Company presents the 22nd Season of Free Shakespeare in the Park with Shakespeare’s iconic tale of doomed love, The Tragedy of Romeo & Juliet, directed by Raphael Massie. Performances run Aug 17 -Sep 3, Tues-Sun at 8pm. Bring your picnic and blankets; merriment starts at 6:30. Edgerton Park, located at 75 Cliff Street off Whitney Avenue in New Haven at the Hamden border. More info here. 


Get Tix!  The Book of Mormon, considered one of the best musicals ever, returns to the Shubert. Get tickets for the September shows here. 



If crime, parking, and bridge traffic are keeping you from New Haven – snap out of it! Read our New Haven myths busted here.