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A Taste of New Haven, Connecticut

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT NEW HAVEN?

  1. New Haven is the second-largest municipality in Connecticut, USA. According to the U.S. census bureau the population was 123,932.

  2. New Haven had the first public tree planting program in America, producing a canopy of mature trees (including some large elms) that gave New Haven the nickname "The Elm City."

  3. New Haven's grew during the two World Wars, with most new inhabitants being African Americans from the American South and Puerto Ricans. In 1970, a series of criminal prosecutions against various members of the Black Panther Party took place in New Haven, inciting mass protests on the New Haven Green involving twelve thousand demonstrators and many well-known New Left political activists.

  4. Since 2000, downtown has seen an increasing concentration of new restaurants, nightlife, and small retail stores. The area has experienced an influx of hundreds of new and renovated apartment and condominium units, and a significant number of upscale restaurants and nightclubs have opened. The recent turnaround of downtown and its increasing attractiveness as a trendy residential area has received positive press from national and international periodicals.

  5. New Haven experiences a warm summer-type Humid continental climate, typical of southern New England. Summers are warm to moderately hot, with high levels of humidity and frequent afternoon thunderstorms. Spring and Fall bring pleasantly cool temperatures with moderate precipitation. Winters are cold and humid, with frequent snowfalls.

  6. Today New Haven is a predominantly Roman Catholic city, as the city's Dominican, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Ecuadorian, and Puerto Rican populations are overwhelmingly Catholic. Jews also make up a considerable portion of the population, as do Black Baptists. There are churches for all major branches of Christianity within the city, multiple store-front churches, ministries (especially in working-class Latino and Black neighborhoods), a mosque, many synagogues (including two yeshivas), and other places of worship; the level of religious diversity in the city is high.

  7. The New Haven Green is the site of many free music concerts, especially during the summer months. These have included the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the July Free Concerts on the Green in July, and the New Haven Jazz Festival in August. The Jazz Festival, which began in 1982, was one of the longest-running free outdoor festivals in the U.S., until it was canceled for 2007. Headliners such as The Breakfast, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles and Celia Cruz have historically drawn 30,000 to 50,000 fans, filling up the New Haven Green to capacity. The New Haven Jazz Festival has been revived for 2008 and 2009 under the sponsorship of Jazz Haven.

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LANGSTON HUGHES CULTURAL ENRICHMENT MOVEMNENT IN COLLABORATION WITH NEW HAVEN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY WILSON BRANCH PRESENTS

AFRICA EXPLAINS


- SATURDAY JULY 29, 2017
11:00 AM-1:00pm
303 WASHINGTON AVENUE
NEW HAVEN, CT. 06519 -


NHFPL WILSON BRANCH TO PRESENT AFRICA EXPLAINS THE WHY AND HOW OF THINGS FEATURING ACCLAIMED SOLO PERFORMER “ADE” ANTHONY THOMPSON

AFRICA EXPLAINS


(“NEW HAVEN, CT. SATURDAY JULY 29, 2017”) New Haven Free Public Library presents “AFRICA EXPLAINS” The Why and How of Things features acclaimed solo performer “ADE” Anthony Thompson. African Folktale music, song and dance presentation engages the audience to assist with portraying characters within the tales that have been passed down from one generation to another. Audience members will learn African songs and dances as a gift to share with others. African drummers will share the history and the importance of the drum inviting audience members to dance to the beat of the drum.

Join us Saturday July 29th performance 11:00 AM 303 Washington Street, New Haven, CT. 06519 for further information 203.946.2228. African folktales are stories for children, stories for adults and stories for the soul. From 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM children will create art reflecting on the folktales for exhibition. “Ade” developed “Africa Explains” while serving as Director of Drama / Theater Youth programs for the Karamu House Cultural Center, Cleveland, Ohio. An art in education presentation the production with an all-male cast toured successful receiving rave reviews through the state of Ohio. “Ade” has adapted his script as a solo performance with African drumming and dancing.

Anthony Thompson Artist Bio
Anthony Thompson, AKA Adeagbo Mudo, received his training from Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Theater Arts. He has trained with such renowned artists as Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Phillip Hayes Dean, and Sam Art Williams. Thompson’s 33 years of theatrical experience include stints as arts administrator, production manager, director and actor in various venues.

Thompson has served as artist-in-residence in many institutions, among which are the following: the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; the Fulton County, Georgia Schools; Duke University; Morris Brown College; the University of Pittsburgh’s African Dance and Drum Ensemble; the Neighborhood Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Atlanta Public Schools. In addition, he has worked as an administrative assistant for Theatre of the Stars; administrative assistant and school arts coordinator for Just Us Theatre Company; and program director for the Paul Robeson Theatre, all in Atlanta.

In Cleveland, Ohio he served as director of the Karamu House Cultural Center's Theater Youth Programs; performing arts consultant for the Neighborhood Centers Association Schools as Neighborhood Resource; and director of the Collinwood Community Center's Youth Services Programs. While a resident artistic director for the Wilkinsburg Arts Theatre, Thompson received rave reviews for his direction of Hughes’s Black Nativity (1989-1994). Other accomplishments include three productions listed in the Top Ten Shows of the Year roundups by Pittsburgh critics (1989-1994) and his direction of Douglas Turner Ward’s Day of Absence, which was voted best ensemble work of the year by In Pittsburgh Magazine (1993).

In April 2009, Thompson made his New York City debut as Jesse B. Semple at the Wynton Marsalis Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s World Premiere “Jesse B. Semple Suite.” Collaborating with trombonist Vincent Gardner, Thompson directed and performed his adaption of selected “Simple Tales” set to Gardner’s composition. Moreover, his solo performance “Tales of Simple” was featured at the National Langston Hughes Literature Festival, sponsored by the Children's Defense Fund's Langston Hughes Library at the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton, Tennessee, as well as the Langston Hughes Cultural Center's 17th annual Langston Hughes Celebration in Queens, New York.

Thompson had the pleasure of being featured performer for the Brooklyn Historical Society’s benefit for Haiti. Audiences have enjoyed his performance at art festivals, churches, libraries colleges and universities. Anthony was honored as Humanist, Artist And Steward Of The Langston Hughes Legacy and presented The Langston Hughes Society Award on April 8, 2010 at the Seventieth Annual College Language Association Convention in Brooklyn New, New York. Since it has always been his dream to tour Hughes’s home base, Thompson formed the Langston Hughes’s Jesse B. Simple Alive in Harlem Community Arts Project, which presents at community and senior centers, and cafes.

As a new direction in his work, Thompson is currently collaborating with British-born, New York-based visual artist/photographer Renaldo Davidson on a multimedia performance of “Langston Hughes’s Jesse B. Simple Alive in Harlem.” The success of this actor is linked to his passion for Hughes’s literature, as well as his ability to capture the gentle but feisty soul of that renowned writer’s most memorable character, Jesse B. Simple.

OUR MISSION
The Langston Hughes Cultural Enrichment Movement celebrates, presents and preserves the works of Langston Hughes through community arts projects. Our goal is to create a body of new works drawn from the African-American experience related to social and political issues. We seek to provide performance and exhibition opportunities for artists that encourage artistic freedom while fostering artistic development, self- expression and self- discovery.

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Demographics of New Haven, Connecticut

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

43.46%

37.36%

0.43%

1.90%

9.39%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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RAIN PRYOR TO BRING “FRIED CHICKEN AND LATKES” TO NEW HAVEN DECEMBER 1ST

RAIN PRYOR


WOODBRIDGE, CThttp://www.jccnh.org" JCC of Greater New Haven : 360 Amity Road in Woodbridge. There is a pre-show reception at 6 p.m., with the show kicking off at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at http://community.jewishfederation.org/site/Calendar?id=104455&view=Detail" jccnh.org/rsvp ; groups of 10 or more can receive a discount of 20%. Pryor will be present for a Q & A following the show.

Pryor owns a list of talents and accolades that reach far beyond her famous father, comedian Richard Pryor. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Pryor’s entertainment career has spanned a multitude of venues and disciplines, including singing in jazz cabarets, acting on stage and screen, and performing stand up comedy all over the world. Her most notable tv roles include the rebellious T.J. Jones in ABC’s 1989 sitcom “Head of the Class” and Jackie Garcia in HBO’s “Rude Awakening” (1998-1999).

Frequently drawing from her upbringing as Black and Jewish, Pryor’s original works include the 2007 memoir “Jokes My Father Never Taught Me,” an honest and in-your-face look at the spectrum of childhood experiences that shaped her into adulthood; and her 2009 cabaret show: Pryor Experience.

Lauded by the New York Times as a “robust, ebullient performer,” Pryor delivers authenticity and power through her performance of several primary characters, who include Pryor’s Jewish mother and grandmother, the elementary-school bully, and of course, her unmistakable impression of her father.

The JCC is thrilled to present this dynamic and engaging show to its Greater New Haven audience, with support from CT Humanities, Titan Energy, and Abel Caterers. Bringing to light topics that are relevant to multiple communities, through mediums that create meaningful and memorable experiences, “Fried Chicken and Latkes,” is the perfect show for the Center.

Tickets are on sale now through December 1st; $18 for JCC members and $25 for the general public. Tickets may also be purchased for the pre-show reception for $15 at http://community.jewishfederation.org/site/Calendar?id=104455&view=Detail" jccnh.org/rsvp Groups of 10 or more can receive a 20% discount by contacting Mara Balk at "mailto:marab@jccnh.org" marab@jccnh.org ; 203-387-2424 x300.

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HISTORY OF THE FREDDY FIXER PARADE

 The “Freddie Fixer” Parade


On Or About September 15, 1962, A Cleanup Campaign Was Started In The Dixwell-Newhallville Community Initiated By The Late Dr. Fred Smith, A Physician, And The Dixwell Redevelopment Agency Based In The City Of New Haven, Connecticut. The Campaign Originated From A Desire To Help The Elderly In Fixing Up Their Homes And Yards.

The Purpose Was To Get Residents To Take Pride In Their Community By Both Picking Up Trash, And By "Fixing Up" The Areas Around Their Homes. The "Fix-Up" Day Would Be Followed By A Parade Through The Neighborhood, Which Has Led To What Is Now Considered The Largest African-American Parade in New England. The “Freddie Fixer” Parade.

http://freddiefixerparade.org/

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Businesses in New Haven, Connecticut


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. African Hair Braiding -   38 Kimberly Avenue - New Haven, CT 06519 (203) 752-2572

  2. African Hair Braiding Center -   1289 Whalley Avenue - New Haven, CT 06515 (203) 397-3783

  3. Aicha African Head Braiding -   206 Dixwell Avenue - New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 789-2166

  4. Doussou African Hair Braiding -   340 Whalley Avenue - New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 562-1210

  5. Ebony His & Hers Beauty Palace -   266 Dixwell Avenue - New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 776-3738

  6. Hair Braiding Heaven -   817 Chapel Street - New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 776-3381

  7. Mariam African Hair Braiding -   313 Grand Avenue - New Haven, CT 06513 (203) 777-5116

  8. Miriams Hair Braiding -   45 Whalley Avenue # 45 - New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 787-3346

  9. Theresa's African Hair Braiding -   749 Dixwell Avenue - New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 773-0123

  10. Tita's Hairbraiding & Beauty Supply -   218 Farren Avenue - New Haven, CT 06513 (203) 468-8646

  11. Zeina's Hair Braiding -   33 Church Street - New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 777-7750

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Black Models USA Inc -  Category: Modeling -  Modeling Agency   - 230 Grand Avenue-Suite # 576 New Haven, Connecticut (203) 469-6680   - (visit website)

  2. Blackprint Heritage Gallery -  Category: Bookstore -   162 Edgewood Ave - New Haven, CT 06511-4522 (203) 782-2159

  3. Income Producing Opportunities -  Category: Finacial Services -  R U Committed to Being BROKE?   - 91 Shelton Ave. - (203) 868-0763 New Haven, CT   - (visit website)

  4. Mcleod Enterprises, LLC -  Category: Database Services -   Database development, design, data migration; membership database creation, care and feeding; grantwriting and fundraising consultation.  - 57 Olive Street - New Haven, CT   - (visit website)

  5. The Inner City -  Category: African American Newspaper -   50 Fitch St, New Haven, CT 06515 (203) 387-0354

  6. 5Linx Income Producing Opportunities -  Category: Income -   Hi, If you are looking to start a business? If you are looking to supplement your income? If you are interested in a plan B for retirement? Then I want to talk with you.   - 91 Shelton Ave. Suite 209A New Haven, CT (203) 686-0763   - (visit website)

  7. 90for Life Bless Wealth Team -  Category: Health Services -   Pharmacy Discounts Plus Labs & Hearing Aids Card. We help Business Owners give something of value away to their customers for Free.   - New Haven, CT (203) 901-5272   - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Grumpy's Soul Food -   716 Dixwell Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 848-3188

  2. Mama Mary's - 372 Whalley Ave, New Haven, CT 06511 (203) 562-4535

  3. Soul de Cuba Cafe -   a unique dining experience.
    283 Crown Street, New Haven - (203) 498-2822 - (visit website)

  4. Southern Hospitality Soul Food Restaurant -   427 Whalley Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511-3009 (203) 785-1575

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel AME Church -   255 Goffe Street, New Haven, CT 06511-3347 (203) 865-0514

  2. Holy Trinity COGIC -   139 Winthrop Ave. - New Haven, CT 06519 (203) 782-1017

  3. Maranatha Ministries COGIC -   295 Treadwell Street, New Haven, CT (203) 218-6914

  4. Varick AME Zion Church -   246 Dixwell Ave, New Haven, CT (203) 624-9384

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. ASC Theater -   26 Atwater St. - New Haven, CT 06513 (203) 946-8558

  2. Diesel Lounge -   A wide variety of music from Soul to today’s favorites.
    944 State Street - New Haven, CT 06512

  3. Oracle -   Bringing New Haven to a place it's never been.
    212 Crown Street - New Haven, CT 06510 (203) 627-1451

  4. Jokers Wild Comedy Club -   232 Wooster Street - New Haven CT 06511 (203) 773-0733 - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Annual African American Women's Summit -   501 Crescent Street - New Haven, CT, 06515 Phone (203) 392-6133  - (visit website)

    "Standing on the Shoulders of Our Sisters: Reclaiming Our History, Community, and Ourselves"


  2. Freddie Fixer Parade -   For more information please call (203) 558-0066  - (visit website)

    Now Considered The Largest African-American Parade in New England. The “Freddie Fixer” Parade.


  3. Jazz Haven - New Haven Jazz Festival -   (August) 165 Church Street - New Haven, CT, 06510 Phone (203) 946-7821  - (visit website)

    Past headliners such as The Breakfast, Dave Brubeck, Ray Charles and Celia Cruz.


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