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    Explore New Haven by bicycle.

    On Saturday April 30th, be one of the several hundred cyclists to travel from West Rock to East Rock, and participate in Earth Day celebrations on both sides of the city. Along the way, eat tasty food, hear great music, take on environmental service projects, explore Edgewood and Beaver Ponds Parks, and ride Farmington Canal Trail and official city bike lanes.

    Only in its third year, the Rock to Rock Earth Day Ride has quickly grown into one of the region's largest environmental fundraisers. The funds raised will support youth education, community gardens, city tree planting, environmental education, green policy work, local and healthy food projects, park improvements, and much more. This year organizers have already raised over $31,000 to support 14 local environmental organizations.

    Rock to Rock is a day-long celebration of Earth Day, and of New Haven's rich environmental and cultural resources. I hope you have the opportunity to take part in it.

    For more information, visit: http://www.rocktorock.org/

    Health Matters Tip of the Week:

    Take a Nap. Sleep 45 minutes or less to avoid entering into deep sleep, when you may awaken feeling groggy, or sleep about 2 hours to sleep through an entire sleep cycle. Either way, you'll awaken refreshed.

    Green Tip of the Week:

    Exercise Green! Now that the nice weather is here, get outside for a walk or run instead of heading to the gym! Not only will you save energy but you will be able to enjoy the fresh air!

    Here’s what else is happening in the Elm City

    Apr. 27-May 22. Italian American Reconcilation. Long Wharf Theatre. www.longwharf.org

    Apr 28. Reflected Creativity: The 17th Leonardo Challenge. 5:30 - 9pm . Eli Whitney Museum. www.eliwhitney.org/new/

    Apr. 28. Exhibition Reception: Perspectivas. Arte Gallery. 5:30-8pm. On view through May 21. www.arte-inc.com

    Apr. 29. Amir ElSaffar’s Two Rivers @ Firehouse 12. 8:30pm/10pm. $18/$12. http://firehouse12.com

    Apr. 30. Open Farm Day at Common Ground. 10am-2pm. Learn composting basics at 1pm. www.commongroundct.org.

    April 30. Rock to Rock. Join several hundred cyclists, park lovers, friends and families on a bike ride across New Haven, connecting East Rock and West Rock. 10am. www.rocktorock.org/

    April 30. Spring Awakening. Shubert Theater. 5 & 9pm. $15-$75. www.shubert.com.

    Apr. 30. Saint Francis Church Spring Concert Series. 7pm. britt.wheeler@yale.edu

    Contact Name: Adam Joseph

    Contact Email: AJoseph@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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