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    Dear Friends

    On Tuesday, June 15th at 7 p.m., there will be a community meeting at Pilgrim Church, 65 East Grand Avenue, for residents impacted by the Amtrak construction in Fair Haven Heights. This is an opportunity for residents to discuss the construction work with City officials and representatives from Amtrak. Any residents affected by this construction are encouraged to attend.

    Here’s what else is happening in New Haven:

    Save the Fireworks Fundraiser Sponsored by Terminal 110

    Terminal 110 is throwing a Save the Fireworks Fundraiser on Friday, June 18th from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and all funds raised will go towards defraying costs associated with the New Haven fireworks. The event will feature a live band, "Bus Stop Annie & the Frigs," followed by a dueling piano show and includes beer, wine and food. To purchase tickets, visit: http://terminal-110.ticketleap.com/buy-tickets/charities-and-fundraisers/new-haven-fireworks-fundraiser/new-haven/6A947BC2-4A03-4DAD-A824-B04780B356B or stop by Terminal 110, 240 Sargent Drive, New Haven. For more information, email Damian Cashman at terminal110@gmail.com or call: 203-624-6200.

    Kick-Off to National HIV Testing Day

    The New Haven Health Department and partner agencies will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, June 15th at 3 p.m. to announce the kick-off of a series of free HIV testing opportunities leading up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27. For 15 years, the City’s HIV/AIDS service providers have worked in concert with the New Haven Mayor’s Task Force on AIDS and the New Haven Health Department to conduct awareness, education and HIV testing campaigns in an effort to help people understand HIV/AIDS and to be tested. This press conference will take place at the New Haven Health Department’s STD Clinic, 54 Meadow Street.

    Housing Fair

    This Saturday, June 19th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. there will be a Housing Fair at City Hall hosted by the ROOF Collaborative. The Housing Fair aims to provide Greater New Haven residents with resources and information to answer all of their housing needs, with the focus on home purchasing, foreclosure prevention and energy conservation. In addition to vendors, there will be seminars, discussion panels and a special project called the Loan Scam Mosaic. Residents are invited to bring in loan scams they have received in to be a part of a community-wide art project to bring attention to this deceptive practice. Under the direction of artist Megan Enveart, the mosaic is the first of its kind.

    Energy Efficiency Rehabilitation Program

    Apply for financial assistance with costs related to housing energy efficiency and rehabilitation for the purpose of providing safe, decent and energy efficient living conditions. The City of New Haven’s Livable City Initiative will be hosting two information sessions to explain program requirements, the application process, and details of EERAP. The orientations will be held as follows: Tuesday, June 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Science Park and Wednesday, June 30th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilson Library.

    Safety & Health-Community Benefit Walk

    The members of the City’s Safety & Health Committee will sponsor and participate in a Benefit Walk through Yale University’s “Old Campus” section on Wednesday, June 23rd beginning at 12:30 p.m. The Benefit Walk is being conducted on behalf of the Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen. Sign in on the day of the event will take place in the City Hall Lobby on the first floor, and the first 20 participants to sign up and complete the Benefit Walk will receive a voucher for the City Seed Farmer’s Market located in the front of City Hall. If you are unable to participate in the Benefit Walk, you can still assist the effort as monetary donations and non-perishable food items will be accepted at the Sign-In Area. The most needed items are salad dressing, BBQ sauce, seasoning, kosher salt, minced garlic (in jars), chili powder, red vinegar, white vinegar, crushed red pepper, brown sugar, honey, dry mustard, canned crushed tomatoes, cans of white navy beans, large bags of rice, cumin, curry powder and Ziploc bags (all sizes).

    Arts & Ideas

    The International Festival of Arts & Ideas kicked off last Saturday, June 12th and will continue through June 26th. The Festival is a great opportunity for families to enjoy world-class entertainment, cultural and learning programs right here in New Haven. For a full list of this year’s activities, please visit: www.artidea.org.

    Green Tip

    Repair leaky faucets. A faucet that drips every couple seconds can waste 600 gallons per year.

    NHPS Events

    Tuesday-Thursday, June 15th-17th at 6 p.m.–Wexler-Grant drama club, in association with Comprehensive Arts, presents The Wizard. An original play adapted from the Wizard of Oz and the Wiz. Tickets: $5 at the door.

    Tuesday, June 15th from 6 to 8 p.m.–Parents and family members for grades 1 and 2 are invited to Nathan Hale for the Summer Reading Kick-Off. Come join staff around the “campfire” and bring your camping gear, sleeping bags, pop-up tents and favorite camp side stories to read and share. The Nathan Hale staff will provide information for parents about reading expectations over the summer. Students will participate in campfire songs, stories and a special “S'mores” treat. The Summer Reading Kick-Off will be held at the Nathan Hale School Field, 480 Townsend Avenue.

    Wednesday, June 16th and Thursday, June 17th from 10 to 11:30 a.m.–Environmental Round-Up Parts I and II at Barnard School’s Cafetorium, 170 Derby Avenue. Students grades 5-8 will share their environmental projects, research and power point presentations that illustrate what they have learned this quarter. Parents are invited.

    Wednesday, June 16th at 7 p.m.–The 8th grade class at Worthington Hooker School will be performing “Guys & Dolls” in the auditorium of Worthington Hooker Middle School, 691 Whitney Avenue.

    Friday, June 18th at 10:30 a.m. –“A More Perfect Union” at Davis Street Interdistrict Magnet Rotunda I, 130 Orchard Street. A celebration is scheduled for Lucia Rafala, the Library Media Specialist of Davis who has won the 2010 Bookshelf Grant, “A More Perfect Union.” The grant is sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This grant includes 17 books for the library as well as a series of videos on the Civil War. Dr. Robert Imholt, History Chairperson of Albertus Magnus College will be giving a lecture on the importance of historical study and the use the primary sources. Light Refreshments will be served.

    I hope you have a happy and healthy week!

    Very truly yours,

    John DeStefano, Jr.

    Mayor



    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660

    [6/13/2010]


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