There is so much to do in New Haven; it’s hard to know where to begin in planning for summer activities for your child. A good resource to turn to is the Mayor’s Summer Youth Guide. The guide is full of activities—many free and low-cost—for youth to enjoy this summer. Activities range from sports and outdoor activities like basketball and hiking to theater, film and arts and crafts—there’s even sailing and scuba diving programs! The guide also includes a convenient listing of dozens of sites across the City that offer the free summer meals program. You can find the Mayor’s Summer Youth Guide online here .
In addition to events that are held at various New Haven parks almost every day of the summer, the City’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Trees runs a Summer Youth Camp, find info about that by clicking here and a Ranger Program, more info on that here .
Also, why not take advantage of free museum passes from the New Haven Free Public Library? Information can be found here .
The New Haven Free Public Library also has an activities calendar where one can select from Children, Young Minds, Teens and other categories to creat a customized calendar. View the calendar here .
The New Haven Youth Map lists programming and activities by subject and geographic area and can be found here .
There’s more going on over the summer for youth in New Haven, and I will continue to update you as summer program schedules are finalized. For now, though, I encourage you to look into the many opportunities presented here for fun activities for youth. Also, please consider forwarding this information along to other parents you know!
City to Step Up Enforcement of Alarm Ordinance
In 2012, there were over 5,800 false alarms triggered by home or business alarm systems in the City of New Haven. Responding to these false alarms cost the City of New Haven over $500,000 –which is roughly equivalent to the salary cost of 8 full-time police officers! Because false alarms cost the City of New Haven thousands of dollars and divert police resources from true emergencies, the City is stepping up its enforcement of its existing alarm ordinance and will be, beginning on June 1, utilizing the services of the Public Safety Corporation to implement a false alarm reduction initiative.
This company will administer the registration of alarm systems; directly notify alarm users if a false alarm is activated; administer fines for repeated false alarms and administer appeals requests.
Residents and businesses that have already registered their alarms with the City do not need to do so again. However, residents and businesses that have not registered their alarms can do so by calling (866)-889-2364 or online at https://www.crywolf.us/oss/newhavenct/ . Failure to register an alarm will result in a $99 fine.
In the event of a false alarm, the Public Safety Corporation will be directly notifying alarm users if a false alarm is activated and will be following up with information about fines. There is no fine for the first false alarm, but subsequent false alarms will be subject to the following fine schedule, per City ordinance: $75 for the second false alarm, $150 for the third false alarm and $250 per incident for the fourth (and any above and beyond four) false alarm.
There is an appeals process that can be used if a resident or business owner feels that they have been fined in error or if there was an unusual circumstance, such as a power outage or storm, which caused the false alarm.
Appeals hearings can be requested through Public Safety Corporation and the City will assign your case to a hearing officer for review and assessment as to whether the fine should be waived. In order to request an appeal, contact Public Safety Corporation at (866)-889-2364 or log onto their website at https://www.crywolf.us/oss/newhavenct/
Public Safety Corporation also offers and online class for registered alarm users at https://www.crywolf.us/oss/newhavenct/ . Individuals who successfully complete this class will earn a credit that can be used to pay for one false alarm fine.
Please be sure to register your alarm!
May 31. Dave Douglas Quintet. Firehouse 12. 8:30- 10pm. http://firehouse12.com
May 31-Jun. 2. West Side Story. Shubert Theater. www.shubert.com
May 31. Music Haven Summer Performance Party. Charles Garner Recital Hall SCSU. 6pm.
Jun 1. Celebrate Our Dixwell. Outdoor plaza on Dixwell Avenue, at Dixwell Q House and the Stetson Branch Library. Performances, salsa lessons, arts activities. 12-6pm. http://artidea.org/event/2013/1434
Jun 1. Artist reception-paintings by Kristina Zallinger. Ives Main Library. 2-4 pm. 203-387-4933
Jun 1. Making Light In Terezin, A documentary film. Lyric Hall. 12pm. http://www.lyrichallnewhaven.com/events/terezin-a-documentary-on-art-vs-death/
Pardee-Morris House season opening. Jun 2. 1-4pm. Various events, activities throughout summer. newhavenmuseum.org
Jun 2. Jazz Brunch w/Marcel and Beyond the Sun. Old School Saloon. 11:00am. http://www.oldeschoolsaloonandbistro.com/
Jun 4. 1st Board of Alderman Broadway Night at Shubert.
Jun 5. John E. Herzog presents “A Numismatic Stroll Through American History, 1700-2000." 6pm. newhavenmuseum.org