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    The City of New Haven is celebrating Week of the Young Child with nine reading events over six days designed to encourage a love of books and reading among preschool children and their parents.

    The events will be at various venues throughout the city including a City Seed farmer’s market, the New Haven Public Library, Edgewood Park, and the Leitner Planetarium. They will be from Sunday, April 10 through Saturday, April 16.

    All events, which include a cello concert, a nature walk and a visit to Eli Whitney Museum, are free and feature books related to the activity or subject. Children will receive a free book at each event.

    Free Week of the Young Child events are scheduled for:

    Tuesday, April 12

    Thursday, April 14

    11:00 am

    The Little Read and more …

    New Haven Free Public Library

    Downtown Branch

    133 Elm Street

    Join the talented children’s librarians as they do a story time at the downtown branch of the New Haven Free Public Library. Children will hear The Little Read book, Whoever You Are/Quienquiera que seas, and take home a copy for their home library.

    Tuesday, April 12

    7:00 pm and 8:00 pm

    IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

    See the sun journey thru the Milky Way

    Leitner Family Planetarium @Yale University

    355 Prospect Street

    Experience the stars and the sun at the Leitner Family Planetarium and take home a book about the planets, The Planets in Our Solar System; to celebrate the sky’s the limit during Week of the Young Child!

    Wednesday, April 13

    9:30 to 11:00 am

    Nature Pals Play Group

    With Ranger Harry Coyle

    Edgewood Park

    720 Edgewood Avenue

    Register at (203) 946-8027

    Join Park Ranger Harry Coyle for a fun morning exploring the park and its beautiful fauna. Take home a book about birds, Feathers for Lunch, to continue learning for Week of the Young Child!

    Wednesday, April 13

    10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Children’s Art Exhibit

    Gateway Community College

    Room 160

    Enjoy the colorful and unique artwork of preschoolers at the art exhibit at Gateway Community College! Continue to celebrate Week of the Young Child with a book, The Dot, to inspire young children to be creative and to draw.

    Saturday, April 16

    New Haven Free Public Library

    Downtown Branch --133 Elm St

    11:00 am

    Creating Musical Readers with the NH Symphony

    Manuelo the Playing Mantis

    Join an amazing cello player from the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and hear the book that matches the performance! Continue to create musical readers by taking home a copy of the book!

    Saturday, April 16

    Connecticut Children’s Museum

    2:00 pm

    22 Wall Street

    George Melillo – musician

    Today is FREE for children!

    Visit the Children’s Museum all afternoon and then attend our Creating Readers program at 2:00 pm where a local musician will be playing This Jazz Man with the children singing along! Young children can add to their home library after enjoying the program!

    Saturday, April 16

    Alexander & the Wind Up Mouse

    Eli Whitney Museum

    915 Whitney Avenue ? Hamden

    2:00 to 4:00 pm

    Building Project --

    FREE admission & kit!

    Visit the Eli Whitney Museum and build your own little wind-up mouse. Go home with a mouse and a matching book, Alexander and the Wind Up Mouse, to celebrate the inventiveness of children and to build home libraries!

    The month of April is National Fair Housing month. In April 1968, at the urging of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1968 commonly know as the Fair Housing Act, one week after the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. When the Fair Housing Act of 1968 was first enacted, it prohibited discrimination only on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin. It was expanded in 1974 to include gender and again in 1988 to protect people with disabilities and families with children.

    The Fair Rent Commission City of New Haven is the municipal department which administers and enforces the Fair Housing Act for the City of New Haven. Individuals who feel they have experienced housing discrimination can file a complaint with the Fair Rent Commission Fair Housing Program. For additional information you may log on to the City of New Haven Fair Rent Commission webpage at:


    or by calling (203) 946-8156.

    Green Tip of the Week:

    Help New Haven achieve its goal of planting 5,000 trees in the city within the next five years by signing up for the city to plant a tree in your neighborhood free of charge. The forms can be found on the website


    Do your part in order to keep the city a Green and Healthy Place to live.

    Here’s what else is happening in the Elm City:

    Apr. 12, 6-7 pm--Hadari Music Series: Part 2, Stravinsky's controversial debut of "Rite of Spring," at Main Library. Violinist Netta Hadari offers a music appreciation/exploration suitable for the whole family. 133 Elm Street. 203-946-8835.

    Apr. 12. Tour: The Changing Landscape of Wooster Square. Explore historic landscape and architectural development with architect Robert W. Grzywacz and architectural historian Christopher Wigren. Meet at General David Wooster Statue. www.nhpt.org.

    Apr. 14-15. New Haven Theater Company presents Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile. 118 Court Street. Tickets $20. www.newhaventheatercompany.com/

    Apr. 14-16. Demon Dreams @ Yale Cabaret. 217 Park Street. Tickets: $15; $10 students. 8pm. www.yalecabaret.org/

    Apr. 15. Erasmus Quintet Serious Folly. Lyric Hall. 827 Whalley Avenue. http://www.nhic-music.org/

    Apr. 15. Daniel Levin Quartet @ Firehouse 12. 45 Crown Street. 8:30pm/10pm. $18/$12. http://firehouse12.com

    Apr. 15. Yale Philharmonia Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall. 470 College Street. 8pm. www.music.yale.edu

    Apr. 16. Open Farm Day at Common Ground. 358 Springside Avenue. 10am-2pm. www.commongroundct.org.

    Contact Name: Adam Joseph

    Contact Email: AJoseph@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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