This Week in New Haven (July 22 – 28)

This Week in New Haven (July 22 – 28)

T alking and listening, working and lounging, drinking and drink-making: all good ways to find and build community in the week ahead. 

Monday, July 22
The New Haven Land Trust and Connecticut Land Conservation Council invite the public to get some “fresh air with state legislators, local officials, and community members as we discuss land conservation priorities and check out a community garden”—the English Street Community Garden (220 English St, New Haven), to be precise. 4 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23
Edgewood Skatepark, located behind Coogan Pavilion in Edgewood Park, is midway through a makeover. Since late June, volunteers have been meeting Tuesdays to demolish old elements, install new ones, repair cracks and so forth. If you’re handy and available, another session goes from 6 to 7 this evening, with sturdy shoes and water bottle recommended. Work gloves, tools and other materials provided.

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The Public screening at Ives Main Library

Wednesday, July 24
At Best Video (1842 Whitney Ave, Hamden; 203-287-9286), local musical explorers Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps tackles the “seamless blend of tango, jazz, and classical music” of “composer Astor Piazzolla’s nuevo tango,” which the band says “reverberates today through film scores, music for television, and pretty much any music that’s evocatively badass.” $5-10 (sliding scale).

Thursday, July 25
At 3 p.m., the Yale Center for British Art (1080 Chapel St, New Haven; 203-432-2800) hosts “Art and Music in the Age of Turner”—“a concert and lecture celebrating the relationship between art and music” in industrial revolution-era Britain. Channeling “a moment when the love of nature was heightened by a sense of its vulnerability to change and destruction,” the concert is given by soprano singer Lucy Fitz Gibbon and pianist Ryan McCullough, while the lecture is given by Yale history of art professor Tim Barringer. Free.

Biannual wine, food and shopping crawl Flights of Fancy returns from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Based out of The Study at Yale Hotel (1157 Chapel St, New Haven), where participants pick up their maps, swag bags and, of course, wine glasses—and where they should finish the night if they want to claim any raffle prizes they might win—the crawl encompasses “25 downtown shops,” each with “curated wine tastings by The Wine Thief” or “food tastings from 8 of #NHV’s delicious eateries.” $20 in advance.

Friday, July 26
The Sound We See: A New Haven City Symphony, the result of this year’s Summer Apprenticeship Program at Artspace (50 Orange St, New Haven; 203-772-2709), gets an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Sound is a film composed of 24 one-minute films by 24 local high schoolers, each tasked with capturing one hour of a summer day in New Haven. Connecting all of those individually crafted minute-long hours is a collaboratively chosen soundtrack. Free.

At 6:30 p.m., the next Chapter & Verse, a reading series that walks a smart line between selectiveness and accessibility, commences in its usual haunt, Koffee? (104 Audubon St, New Haven; 203-465-6244). The theme this time? “Debt.”

Saturday, July 27
Morris Day, lead singer of synth-happy ’80s outfit The Time and a successful solo artist, leads this summer’s second and final Music on the Green concert at 7:30 p.m. “Bring your blanket, picnic and friends,” organizers say, “and dance the night away under the stars.” Free.

With one show selling out, Space Ballroom (295 Treadwell St, Hamden; 203-573-1600) has added a second: a 10 p.m. set by SNL actor/comedian and paparazzi priority (thanks mostly to his famous girlfriends) Pete Davidson. $35.

Sunday, July 28
If you like to make tea, maybe you’d like to learn how to make it. You can do that from 2 to 4 p.m. outside in Edgerton Park (75 Cliff St, New Haven), courtesy of a free workshop led by Rose & Ritual Apothecary.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Readers are encouraged to verify times, locations and prices before attending events.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories.

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