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    Dear Friends

    Come out and join your friends and neighbors at the 14th Annual Westville Village ArtWalk! The kick-off events begin Friday, May 6th from 5-10pm and includes a fashion show of local designers and stylists, merchant open houses, musical performances, and a first ever collaboration with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven performing "Exact Change."

    The fun continues all day Saturday, May 7th from 11:00am-5:00pm with live local and regional music, theater, dance, artist's open studios and gallery exhibitions, fashion events, all-day arts & crafts activities for kids, a 30' rock climbing wall and food & craft vendors. As always, ArtWalk will feature Westville's award-winning restaurants and great sales throughout Westville's award-winning shops.

    Admission is free and will be held on Mother's Day weekend rain or shine. This year's ArtWalk promises to be an exciting and enjoyable day for the whole family! For a full schedule of activities and events you can visit our website at: www.westvillect.org.

    Arbor Day Foundation Honors New Haven:

    The City of New Haven has again been recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry.

    This is the second time New Haven has earned this national recognition.

    New Haven also received a Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program.

    The prestigious Growth Award honors environmental improvement and higher levels of tree care in Tree city USA communities.

    Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

    Community Budget Presentation:

    Please join me for a Community Budget Presentation on Thursday May 5th, 7:00 pm at the L.W. Beecher Museum School of Arts & Sciences, 100 Jewell Street.

    This is your opportunity to become engaged in the budget process, learn about what goes in to developing the budget and express your thought on the City's budget priorities.

    All New Haven Residents are encouraged to attend! We hope to see you there!

    Health Matters Tip of the Week:

    Be active for at least 2Ĺ hours a week. Include activities that raise your breathing and heart rates and that strengthen your muscles. You donít have to do it all at once. Spread your activity out during the week, and break it into smaller chunks of time during the day.

    Green Tip of the Week:

    Be sensible! The Earth might seem like it has abundant water, but in fact only one percent of all water on the planet is available for humans. Buy fixtures and products that are water efficient - you can use less water to get the same job done just as well. When you go shopping, look for the WaterSense label to find water efficient products. (from US EPA)

    Hereís what else is happening in the Elm City:

    May 3. Schooner Sunset Sail. Long Wharf Pier. 398 Long Wharf Drive. $30. 6:30-8:30pm. www.schoonerinc.org

    May 4. Tour: Evolution of the Skinner-Trowbrideg House Gardens. 12pm. Meet at main entrance. www.nhpt.org.

    May 4. Independent Directors Series: "I Have Seen the Future" with filmmaker Lisa Seidenberg. Main Library. 133 Elm Street. 6pm.

    May 4. Schooner Sunset Sail. Long Wharf Pier. 398 Long Wharf Drive. $30. 6:30-8:30pm. www.schoonerinc.org

    May 5. New Haven Symphony Orchestra annual wine tasting, A Taste of the Classics. 360 State Street, 6th Floor. 6-9pm.

    May 6. CT Folk's First Friday Concert Series: Danny Schmid. 704 Whitney Ave. 7:30 pm. www.ctfolk.com/fridays.html

    May 6. 6th Annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays. $13/$10 students. http://drama.yale.edu/carlotta/index.html

    May 6. Tom Rainey Trio @ Firehouse 12. 45 Crown Street. 8:30pm/10pm. $18/$12. http://firehouse12.com

    May 7. Open Farm Day at Common Ground. 358 Springside Avenue. 10am-2pm. www.commongroundct.org.

    May 7. 14th Annual Westville Village ArtWalk. Gallery openings, wine tastings, film screenings, live music, fashion shows, dancing and more. 11am-5pm. www.westvillect.org/14th-Annual-Westville-ArtWalk.

    May 7. Exact Change, a series of live performances on five bus routes in New Haven. Free with CT Transitís regular $1.25 fare. www.newhavenarts.org.

    May 7. Schooner Family Pirate Sail. Long Wharf Pier. 398 Long Wharf Drive. $40/$15.4-6pm. www.schoonerinc.org

    May 7. Schooner Adult Pirate Sail. Long Wharf Pier. 398 Long Wharf Drive. BYOB. $40.7-9pm. www.schoonerinc.org

    May 8. Ailey II. Shubert Theater. 247 College Street. 3pm. $15-$39. www.shubert.com.

    May 8. Schooner Sunset Sail. Long Wharf Pier. 398 Long Wharf Drive. $30. 6:30-8:30pm. www.schoonerinc.org

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.


    Contact Name: Adam Joseph

    Contact Email: AJoseph@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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