Some Community Happenings

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Aug 31, 2022, 10:26:20 AM8/31/22
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Greetings Neighbors, 

Here are some upcoming happenings in New Haven...

Faxon Law New Haven Road Race. Labor Day week-end is coming up and so is the annual Faxon Law New Haven Road Race coming along Chapel Street Monday morning.  Come out by the Park to cheer on the runners! They usually start running through Wooster Square by around 9 am! 

Safe Routes for All.  This is a reminder that this Thursday, September 1 the Alder City Services & Environmental Policy (CSEP) Committee will be hearing about the Safe Routes For All (SRFA) citywide active transportation plan along with a request from the city to the BOA to apply for $5 million in federal funding. The CSEP meeting will be held at 6pm in the second floor meeting room of City Hall (165 Church St).  It is likely that SRFA will not be discussed until 7 PM or after on Thursday. Feel free to join for the full meeting, or drop in closer to 7 PM for the SRFA agenda item. This is an important opportunity for traffic safety advocates to show they care deeply about improving the transportation infrastructure in New Haven, to make it safer to travel on foot, by bicycle, and using public transit. Having people physically present sends the strongest message that we care about improving traffic safety.

CT Folk Fest & Green Expo. After a two-year hiatus, CT Folk Fest & Green Expo returns to New Haven’s Edgerton Park for best-in-class music, local artisan vendors and the flagship Green Expo. CT Folk is thrilled to expand the Festival to two days across two stages, on September 10 from 11 am to 10 pm, and September 11 from 12 pm to 6 pm. For more information, visit,, or Location: Edgerton Park, 75 Cliff St., New Haven, CT. To become a vendor, sponsor or volunteer, email

CT Folk unveils a lineup that celebrates headliners Valerie June with direct support The Alpaca Gnomes on Saturday and Oliver Wood with direct support Kaia Kater on Sunday. This diverse lineup delivers something for everyone with Raye Zaragoza, Buffalo Rose, Vance Gilbert, Goodnight Moonshine, Stephen Peter Rodgers, Kuf Knotz & Christine Elise, Jonah Tolchin, Latin Americana, Sarah King, Emery Major, Manny James, w/ special guests ACES Educational Center for the Arts choir rounding out both days

The Green Expo, open from 11am-6:30pm on Saturday and 12pm-4:30pm on Sunday, highlights over 75 handmade artisans and exhibitors and area nonprofits (with discussions facilitated by the new grassroots group, Reimagine New Haven in the Era of Climate Change, regarding a Climathon scheduled for October 29 in New Haven). For all families, the Green Kids Village offers all-day workshops including yoga and hula hooping sessions, hands-on projects with EcoWorks, Eli Whitney Museum, Massaro Community Farm and entertainment including Liz McNicholl, Cyril the Sorceror,Infinite Roots Drumming and more. The Green New Haven tent will feature two days of workshops with local organizations, ranging from topics of climate change awareness to spoken word. 

Food trucks lineup includes Rasta Rant, Street n’ Savory, Tex Mex Fusion, Rolling Rolls, Cafe Rebelde, Cinnabomb Mini Donut Factory, Everything About Crepes & Creamery & More! Craft Brews sponsored by New England Brewing Company with wine and hard seltzers available. Parking is available on Whitney Avenue and all surrounding streets around Edgerton Park as well as Hamden Hall for the entirety of the weekend. Handicap Parking will be available on Cliff St. and a few spaces at Presbyterian Hall. Carpooling and public transportation is encouraged. There is a $20 suggested donation to support CT Folk’s continued [or continuing] efforts. Proceeds benefit CT Folk’s mission to engage, entertain and inspire through diverse folk music, while helping to foster a more socially just and environmentally sustainable community.



Sarah B.  Greenblatt
Wooster Square Watch

Wooster Square Watch brings together Wooster Square neighbors through sharing information to enhance public safety, address quality of life issues, and promote rewarding, neighborly relationships.

Numbers to Keep Handy:
City of New Haven Health Dept. COVID-19 Info Line - 203-946-4949
NON-EMERGENCY Police Service – 203-946-6316
NON-EMERGENCY Fire Department – 203-946-6990
ANONYMOUS TIPS - 866-888-TIPS (8477) or 203-946-6296
New Haven Police/Downtown/Wooster Square District Manager - 
Lt. Brendan Borer -
City of New Haven Snow Information Line: 203-946-7669
City of New Haven Emergency Operations:  203-946-8221
CAR TOWED? Call City Non-Emergency Police Service - 203-946-6316
Public Works & Parks – 203-946-7700 (Pothole Repair, Recycling, Bulk Trash or Appliance Pick-Up; Park needs)
Traffic & Parking - 203-946-8055
Livable City Initiative (LCI) – 203-200-8350 or (Arthur Natalino, Downtown/Wooster Sq) 
New Haven Public Schools/Choice & Enrollment – 475-220-1431
Tree Trimming –  203-946-8004
Connection to Social Services: dial "211" from any phone
Elderly Services – 203-946-7854
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