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    Summer Concerts

    With August fast approaching, we find ourselves deep into another beautiful New England summer here in the Elm City.

    Over the past few weeks, I have highlighted just a few of the many events taking place around the city this summer: encouraging you to head outdoors, try something new, and experience all that New Haven has to offer during this wonderful time of year. As we move into August, the calendar is only getting more exciting. Two weeks ago, the annual Music On The Green festival—presented by Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven—kicked off with the Temptations Review. This past Saturday, Salt-N-Pepa took to the stage, attracting a crowd of almost 11,000. The success of these concerts highlights the fine work of the various departments and organizations involved in coordinating many city events: the Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, INFO New Haven, New Haven Parks, Recreation and Trees, and the Town Green Special Services District.

    With its popularity, Music On The Green is expanding. From July 31 until August 21, the city will host concerts every Thursday evening from 6-7:30 in parks across New Haven. Performances will take place in Goffe Street Park, Roberto Clemente Field, Fairmont Park, and Scantlebury Park. Concerts will continue to take place on the Green, as well; hosted by my office, the Board of Alders, and the New Haven Department of Arts, Culture & Tourism, the New Haven Jazz Fest begins on August 2nd with a performance by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet. Performances continue throughout the month— on the Green every Saturday night and throughout the week in over 25 bars and restaurants throughout the city. I hope you are looking forward to these events as much as I am.

    Finally, tomorrow marks the beginning of a citywide effort to gather donations of children’s books to aid young students throughout the city. My office will be working with New Haven Reads, a local non-profit which provides books to local students as well as a number of tutoring programs for students experiencing reading difficulties. This drive will help New Haven Reads in its efforts, as we work together to help all students achieve their best in order to close Connecticut’s achievement gap. A donation bin is located in the lobby of city hall and your donation of any gently-used children’s books would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Mayor Toni N. Harp



    Contact Name: Laurence Grotheer

    Contact Email: lgrotheer@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660

    [7/28/2014]


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