15 Things To Do In New Haven


Noodles, Open Studios, Chalk Art and Harry Belafonte… there’s so much to do in New Haven this fall.  Here’s our monthly list of the best of them.

Artists In Exile: Expressions Of Loss And Hope, thru 12/31/17
The exhibition explores exile as not only a mental or physical state but also a catalyst for creativity; indeed, for many artists, separation from the familiar, either willing or unwilling has inspired innovations in form and technique. Includes notables such as Duchamp, Gauguin, and Albers. Check it out: artgallery.yale.edu/exhibitions

Party in the Streets! City-Wide Open Studios Opening Reception, 10/6, 5-8
An opening reception at Artspace will kick off the City-Wide Open Studios festival. Meet all the artists! The evening coincides with First Friday on Ninth Square. Find out more here: artspacenewhaven.org

Noodles on 9, October 6
9th Square District’s favorite food festival on Orange and Crown Streets features noodle dishes ranging from ravioli to rice noodles. Craft cocktails, beer and wine available for purchase.  Live DJ & performance art on the street.

Yale Rep Presents Ibsen   10/6 – 10/28/17   An Enemy of the People
Ibsen’s thrilling political masterpiece about a family in power struggling over its obligations to each other and to society. More info here: yalerep.org/productions-and-programs

Take a Breather at The Breathing Room – 10/7-9, Columbus Day Weekend
Join the Breathing Room Community Yoga and Wellness Center’s Grand Open House! Celebrate and enjoy three days of free yoga, incredible talks, demos, trunk shows, tea tastings and wellness offerings. Breath here: breathingroomct.com/events

Re-Imagine Your World – 10/9, 6:30 pm Lecture: Artists and Communities – Performing the City, Hastings Hall
How do we respond to the intimate details of our surroundings? Jonathan Mills, a Trumbull Fellow, explores the idea of performance as a way in which we might want to inhabit and reimagine our place in the world. Find out more here: architecture.yale.edu/school/events

Fireflies, A Romantic Premier at Long Wharf – 10/11 – 11/5
From the novel ELEANOR & ABEL, Fireflies, by Matthew Barber, Tony Award-nominated author of Enchanted April, shows that connection can be found in the unlikeliest of places and the unlikeliest of ways. Get tickets and more info here: longwharf.org/fireflies

Educate your Palate: Vinos de Francia – 10/12, 5:30-7:15, $50 
The Wines of France: Exploring the Notion of Terroir
Participants will taste a vast majority of the wine regions in France and review common styles, grape varieties, regional characteristics, common food pairings, appellation laws and beyond. Find out more here: thewinethief.com/event

Historical Lantern Tour: Evergreen Cemetery – 10/13, 5:30– 7:00, $10pp
This historic resting place houses some of the game changers of New Haven and Connecticut. Proceeds benefit the New Haven Museum and upkeep of historic graves. Space is limited. Please contact Amy Durbin at education@newhavenmuseum.org or 203-562-4183 ext. 11 to reserve your spot!

Attn: Eero Saarinen Fans! – 10/16
The Image as Emblem by Storyteller Elia Zenghelis; Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor. Lectures and talks begin at 6:30 pm in Hastings Hall (basement) unless otherwise noted. Doors open to the general public at 6:15 pm. More info here: architecture.yale.edu/school/events/lectures

Join Harry Belafonte in Conversation – 10/18, 7:30, $25.
This special event will feature a wide-ranging discussion on local and global issues. Having spent decades on the frontlines of social justice struggles all over the world. Belafonte will also take audiences behind the scenes of his legendary career in both music and film. Learn more and get tickets shubert.com/shows-events


The New Haven Chalk Art Festival – 10/21, 12-4, (Rain date: Sunday, 10/22)

View elaborate chalk art designs by talented artists competing for $1,000 Hulls Art Supply & Framing Gift Card! To participate, registration is due by the end of day, Wednesday, October 18.  Get info here: theshopsatyale.com/chalkart

Go Mental! Syndey Freedman – Mentalist to the Stars at the JCC New Haven –  10/22, 7- 9, $18,
Congregation B’nai Jacob
Sidney Freedman is one of the world’s leading psychic entertainers, mentalists, mind power gurus. As featured on numerous TV shows, including the TODAY SHOW, THE VIEW, and 20/20, the internationally acclaimed mega-mentalist comes to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. It’s a must-see! jewishnewhaven.org/megamystical

The Phil is back! Uma’s Evening at the Philharmonia – 10/27, 7:30, $8, Concert at Woolsey Hall

Principal conductor Peter Oundjian leads the Yale Philharmonia with two winners of the Percussion competition, Georgi Videnov, and Sam Um. Get tickets here: eventbrite.com/e/umas-evening-at-the-philharmonia

BOO!  – 10/29, 11-5
The Shops at Yale and Shubert Theatre are teaming up for Halloween fun with an afternoon of arts, crafts, films, and trick or treating in downtown New Haven at the Schubert. Both events are free and open to the public. Find more info here: theshopsatyale.com/family-fun-day-halloween