Tag Archives: East Rock Park

Getting Their Kicks

Remember fifth-grade gym class and those big, bouncy kickballs? Unlike most ball games, kickball is for the masses. …

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This Week in New Haven (July 2 – 8)

This Fourth of July, American patriotism takes center-week, with a finishing flourish too. …

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Spring in Steps

A late-morning mantle of fog is still hovering atop East Rock when I decide to climb the Giant Steps. …

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Choosing Slides

Friday was a formidable day. Dervishes of powder whipped across the ground. Bare branches creaked like haunted house doors. The cold air burned. But the sun was out, and so were dozens of kids…

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Have a Peak

A photo essay.

Marking the peak of East Rock, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument also marks the spot where the city’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show launches, with …

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This Week in New Haven (July 3 – 9)

Red, white and blue, plus paint, dogs and Hawaiian prints, help color this week in New Haven. …

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Have a Blast

Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument (detail) - New Haven, CT

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument atop East Rock reaches high into the air.

It’s also highly meaningful, memorializing local casualties of four wars, not just one, including…

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Leaves in Peace

A photo essay.

The summit of East Rock Park is a popular spot this time of year, offering a dramatic survey of the city’s annual leaf change, particularly at sunset. …

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Peace and Riot

A photo essay.

A firework explosion is loud and quick.

But a photo of a firework explosion can be quiet and still…

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This Week in New Haven (July 4 – 10)

If you live in New Haven, you’ve heard pops, booms and sizzles all weekend. Enjoy one more day of them, then advance to artsier kinds of pops, more deliberative kinds of booms and a couple of mild brain-sizzlers.  …

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