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    Dear Friends

    As the summer quickly approaches, I encourage residents to take advantage of the many recreational opportunities that our City has to offer. The Cityís Parks and Recreation department will once again be offering a number of summer programs, camps and activities for the whole family. For more information, please view the Parks and Recreation Summer Guide online at:


    Pilot Pen Tennis Casting Call

    Pilot Pen Tennis will host open auditions in the second annual Pilot Pen Tennis Casting Call on Wednesday, June 10 at the Shubert Theatre. They will be selecting talented children, 12 years of age and younger, to perform ďAmerica the BeautifulĒ at the 2009 Pilot Pen Tennis tournament August 21-29. Auditions will be held in front of a panel of celebrity judges. This partnership between the Shubert Theatre and Pilot Pen Tennis will open the Theatreís annual S.N.A.P. (Shubert Night at A Performance) program, a community outreach initiative benefiting New Havenís neighborhoods by offering accessible cultural, arts and entertainment events to the community.

    Youth Map

    The City of New Havenís Department of Youth will launch the New Haven Youth Map at the Wilson Branch Library on Tuesday, June 9 at 4 p.m. The New Haven Youth Map is a valuable tool for parents, youth and community organizations, as it provides residents with a direct connection to youth organizations and their community offerings. The web address for the Youth Map is http://www.newhavenyouthmap.com.

    Green Tip

    Bring your own bag while shopping instead of using plastic bags. Americans use 380 billion plastic bags per year, often for only a few minutes until they are discarded. As many as 100 million of these bags become litter each year, creating environmental and aesthetic problems.

    The following events are taking place in the New Haven Public Schools this week:

    End of Year Celebration with Jewish Coalition for Literacy

    In a reading partnership with the Jewish Coalition for Literacy, 54 students will come together to celebrate a successful school year and share some special stories with their reading buddies and special friends. This event will take place Monday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Bernard Magnet School. For more information, please contact Cheryl Coppa at 691-3530.

    Spring Art Show and Musical Review

    On Tuesday, June 9, High School in the Community located at 145 Water Street will hold its Spring Art Show and Musical Review, an impressive exhibit of musical performances and art displays. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

    American Red Cross Blood Drive

    Also at High School in the Community, an AP Biology class is sponsoring an all day American Red Cross Blood Drive. Their goal of 30 donors has already been surpassed by the 70 students and staff members signed up and ready to go. The blood drive coincides with the HSC Bi-annual Fun Run and Picnic in the Parking Lot with the goal to encourage health, fitness, and nutritious food choices.

    Is someone you know interested in receiving the Mayor's Monday Message? To join this list, please send your name and email address to: jmayorga@newhavenct.net. An opportunity may exist down the line to receive messages specific to your neighborhood. For this purpose, in your email, please tell us what ward you live in.

    The Mayor's Monday Message list is not shared with any outside groups and is used solely for the purpose of delivering timely information about issues and events in the City from the Mayor's office to your inbox.

    Have a happy and healthy week,

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.


    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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