This Week in New Haven (November 16 – 22)

T his week’s menu offers business survival tips, of-the-moment films and a taste of the holidays.

Monday, November 16
Ives Squared Entrepreneur-in-Residence Marina Marmolejo is offering a virtual weeklong workshop detailing “Free Online Resources to Help Your Business During COVID.” Each weekday at noon, she’ll lead a free 30-minute session, with topics ranging from social media marketing to prototyping.

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Tuesday, November 17
In the aftermath of the election, six Yale professors “offer historical and comparative perspectives” as they virtually discuss “what happened and what’s next.” The best part? “This is a non-partisan event.” 7 p.m.; register here.

Wednesday, November 18
This year, Trinity on the Green’s annual dayslong Christmas Market, formerly known as the Trinity Holiday Bazaar, is taking the form of a weeks-long Mini Market, offering a pared-down selection of handmade items and gifts available at EBM Vintage (839 Chapel St, New Haven; 203-772-1728). Hours are noon through 6, Wednesday through Sunday, until the end of December. There’s also an online component: a plant and cookie sale, where, until November 23, you can pre-order flower bulbs and homemade cookie assortments to be picked up or delivered during the first weekend of December.

Thursday, November 19
Drawing on “insights from her work building sustainable interfaith communities in four cities—New Haven, Stamford, Chicago, and Toronto,” Yale Divinity School lecturer Vanessa Avery discusses “the practice of interfaith community-building and how it offers a unique way to heal pervasive social divisions, polarizations, fears, misunderstandings, and bias, replacing these with understanding, compassion, trust, and love.” 5:30 p.m.; register here.

Friday, November 20
A trio of sold-out live performances scheduled to occur in Edgerton Park last week was scuttled by a new wave in the pandemic and the city’s resulting return to Phase 2 protocols. Now Long Wharf Theatre’s presentation of Zulynette’s annual storytelling event A Little Bit of Death—“a fearless exploration of the most pressing issues of our moment, including the loss of Black lives and the COVID-19 pandemic”—has been converted into a “streaming film” set to debut at 6 p.m. here.

Also virtual and also starting at 6 p.m. is the inaugural Black Haven Film Festival—“a short film festival that seeks to celebrate Black art and representation” and to “break down the long standing systems that keep excellent, genius art from being supported, funded, seen, celebrated AND held at the status that it rightfully deserves to be held at.” Five short films are on the docket, with ticket details “coming soon.”

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. Image features lemon drop cookies from a Trinity Christmas past. 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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