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    Dear Friends:

    The City of New Haven and the Veterans’ Affairs Advisory Committee will be commemorating Memorial Day with a series of three events on Sunday, May 30th beginning at 1 p.m. The first event will be a ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Long Wharf. At 3 p.m., a second ceremony will be held at the War Memorial on the New Haven Green. The 13th annual free Memorial Day concert will begin at 5 p.m. at the Shubert Theater. The concert will feature Orchestra New England under the direction of Maestro James Sinclair as well as a reading by Senator Toni Harp. While reservations are not required for the concert, they are strongly encouraged because of limited seating. To reserve your free ticket, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to New Haven Memorial Day Concert, City of New Haven, 165 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510, Attention: Patricia Lawlor or fax your request to: 203-946-2998. Free parking for the concert will be available in the Crown Street Garage.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven this week:

    Covidien and the New Haven Free Public Library Expand ReadMobile Service

    On Tuesday, May 25th at 10 a.m. at the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, Covidien, a leading global healthcare products company and one of Connecticut’s largest employers, will announce a partnership with the New Haven Free Public Library to expand the services of the Library’s ReadMobile. An essential program of the Library, the ReadMobile van visits early childhood sites in New Haven to provide high quality literacy programs to pre-school age children and teachers. Covidien’s Partnership for Neighborhood Wellness grant will expand the ReadMobile’s target population and services to include visiting senior living facilities, teen youth centers and health clinics, and providing up-to-date health and wellness information.

    Green Tip

    Get ready for warmer weather by closing shades and windows during the day to keep heat out, and opening windows opposite one another for cross-ventilation to cool your house down at night.

    Mayor’s Night In

    On Tuesday, June 1st at 5 p.m., I will be hosting Mayor’s Night In. I encourage residents to stop by my office, where I will be available to answer questions and address any concerns you may have. The Mayor’s Office is located on the second floor of City Hall, 165 Church Street.

    Cultural Events

    May 25th from 6 to 8:30 p.m.—Campfire & Night Hike at Common Ground. Bring a flashlight. Night hike recommended for ages 6 and up. For more information: www.nhep.com.

    May 25th at 7 p.m.—Listen Here: Romeos & Juliets at Manjares Fine Pastries. For more information: www.newhavenreview.com.

    May 25th at 7 p.m.—Planetarium Show at Leitner Observatory & Planetarium. For more information: http://lfop.astro.yale.edu/

    May 26th at 6 p.m.—Meet the author of "Diamond Ruff," Joe Young at the Stetson Branch. Discussion and book signing!

    May 28th at 8:30 and 10 p.m.—Fay Victor Ensemble at Firehouse 12. $12/$18. For more information: http://firehouse12.com.

    May 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.—Open Farm day at Common Ground. For more information: www.nhep.com.

    Are you interested in receiving newsletters, like the Mayor’s Monday Message, from the City of New Haven? If so, please click here, select “My New Haven” then click on “Message Center.” Once you register your email address, you will have the option to select which newsletters you’d like to receive.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.



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