Thursday, September 10, 2015

On My Radar 9.10.15

Upcoming September 2015 Events in New Haven (#GSCIA)

Get your Green on, New Haveners! You have no excuse for staying home with the plethora of mostly free events coming up. Some days are so event-full that it will take some planning on your part to hit them all. 

Here you go, in chronological order, starting with this Saturday. 

Saturday, September 12
8-10 am, Quinnipiac Meadows Nature Preserve
1040 Quinnipiac Avenue
Free Event. Sponsored by the New Haven Land Trust
According to the Land Trust, “It's a great time of year to observe hawks and other migrating birds! Bird expert and past president of the New Haven Bird Club Mike Horn will be giving a guided walk at our Quinnipiac Meadows Nature Preserve this Saturday. All are welcome (except out-of-control children). Rain or shine! If you have them, bring binoculars and see you there!”

Also this Saturday…

Saturday, September 12
GREEN EXPO (11 am -5 pm) 
CT FOLK FESTIVAL (11 am -10 pm) – 10 Years Young!
Edgerton Park, located off Whitney Avenue near the Hamden-New Haven town line. Free Admission!  The full program and list of participants is available here. 

Monday, Sept 14
7:30 PM, BAR, 254 Crown Street, New Haven
New Haven Green Drinks meets at a special day and time in order to participate in TRANSPORTATION on TAP, hosted by goNewHavengo, the group that asks you to “Think outside the car.” Eat pizza, drink beer, and learn about transportation in New Haven. Attendees must be 21 or over.

Tuesday, September 15 - Tuesday, December 1
(with a few exceptions)
5:30 - 7:30 PM
DIVERSE VOICES: Environmental Leaders on Climate Change and the Environment
Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect Street, New Haven
The public is invited and welcome to attend this series of lectures offered as FES810 at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. More here. FREE.

The event-full Saturday, September 19 kicks off with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk or bike across the soon to be opened new southbound Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge.

Saturday, September 19
10 am - 3 pm
on the new Southbound Q-Bridge
Access provided at the intersection of Hamilton Street and Ives Place.
Only pedestrians and bicycles will be allowed on the bridge. The event planners promise family-friendly activities, refreshments, stunning views, and great photo opportunities. More information here

From there it’s just a hop and a skip over to the 6th annual East Rock Festival…

Saturday, September 19
11 am - 7 pm
Orange Street between Willow Street and Cottage Street
This free festival celebrates all the East Rock neighborhood has to offer with food vendors, live music, demos, kids’ activities, and information on area non-profits.

And, if you plan it right, you can quench your thirst for a good cause…

Saturday, September 19
4-7 pm
Fred Cervin Bioregional Garden
608 Whitney Avenue
A fundraiser for the New Haven Land Trust. Standard ticket is $30.00 in advance. Support community gardening, environmental education, and nature preserves. More information is available here

Friday, September 25
5:30 pm (ish) at the flagpole on the New Haven Green
Critical Mass is a cycling event held on the last Friday of every month. Part of the worldwide Critical Mass movement, New Haven's “Kinder and Less-Critical Mass” is a monthly celebration of bicycling. The ride is generally slow; length may vary. The size of the group can reach 200 in the summer months! 

There ought to be something in here for just about everybody. Get up. Get out. Go New Haveners, Go!

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