This week is “National Fire Prevention Week” but the City of New Haven and the New Haven Fire Department are using this opportunity to launch a more in-depth educational campaign and proclaiming October “Fire Safety Month” in New Haven.
Throughout October at different locations in New Haven, there will be events that will feature free smoke detector giveaways for New Haven residents and simulated fire demonstrations that will provide the opportunity for children and adults to learn what to do if caught in a fire.
The first event will happen this Thursday, October 10th from 10am to 1pm on the New Haven Green. In addition to smoke detector giveaways and simulated fire demonstrations, there will be free raffles for fire extinguishers and carbon monoxide detectors, informational handouts for adults (and educational coloring books for children) and refreshments. The state Fire Marshall’s office will be on hand with their service dog to demonstrate how they work together for fire rescue.
Additional events will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 10am-1pm at the Lombard Fire Station at 426 Lombard Street, New Haven and on again on Saturday, October 26th from 10am to 1pm at the Hill Fire Station at 525 Howard Avenue, New Haven.
I encourage all New Haven residents to take a little time to attend one of these free and children-friendly events in order to learn about what to do in case of fire—it could save a life.
Yale Hosts a Campus-Wide Open House This Saturday
New Haven residents are invited and welcomed to enjoy a full day of activities at Yale University on Saturday, October 12, 10 am – 5 pm, as the university holds a campus-wide Open House in conjunction with the celebration of the inauguration of Peter Salovey as Yale’s 23rd president. He and his wife, Marta Moret, have lived in New Haven for more than three decades and are keen to make Yale even more accessible, unified, excellent, and innovative.
There will be a full day of tours, events, music, and more at dozens of venues throughout the university -- the many parts of Yale that are generally open to the public, as well as spaces where access is usually limited.
The day will kick off at 10am on Cross Campus where a special welcoming committee will include Handsome Dan XVII, an English bulldog who serves as Yale’s iconic mascot (Cross Campus is the open lawn adjacent to College Street, between Elm and Wall Streets, in front of the main Sterling Memorial Library.)
Highlights of the day will include:
• Tours to the top of Harkness Tower
• Inside views of Ingalls Rink, and the Yale Men’s Hockey 2013 NCAA Championship Trophy
• Special events at the Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Galley, and Yale Peabody Museum
• Insider insights at the new Center for Engineering Innovation and Design and the Wright Lab
• Tours of Kroon Hall of the Yale forestry School, Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, the medical school library, and other graduate and professional schools
• Campus tours in Korean, Chinese, Spanish, French Polish, Italian, and Japanese
• Student performances throughout the day
A full listing of events can be found online by clicking here.
Oct. 11. Tim Berne's Snakeoil Firehouse 12. $12/$18 8:30/10pm. http://firehouse12.com
Oct. 12-13. Citywide Open Studios @ Erector Square. 315 Peck Street. www.cwos.org.
Oct. 12. Shubert Family Fun Day. 10am-2pm. Facepainting, crafts, film shorts. www.shubert.com
Oct. 12. Yale Inspiring Connections Open House. Various activities and locations. http://ow.ly/paCVL
Oct 12. American Baroque Orchestra-Music Across the Nations. Pratt Hall. $20 7:30pm. http://www.americanbaroqueorchestra.com/
Oct. 12. Kevin Hart's Plastic Cup Boyz. SCSU Lyman Center for the Arts. 8pm. http://tickets.southernct.edu
Oct. 13. How to mend a hole or a rip or an open seam. Neville Wisdom. 11am - 12pm. Registration required firstname.lastname@example.org
Oct. 13. Halloween Craft Party. 756 Chapel - Project Storefronts. $10 per child. Face painting, crafts. 12-3pm. http://tinyurl.com/m8f3zg6
Oct. 16. Yale Jazz Ensemble: Fall Concert. Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Memorial Hall. 7:30pm. http://ow.ly/pzZpB