TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
Summer Craft Camp Week 6: Vacation with The Masters
Craftivate – ****Many people have been asking for the option to sign up for just one or two days of camp. Now it's possible! Simply sign up your child at least 24 hours in advance and show up for a fun filled day of crafting! Please contact me with any questions. Thank you!**** This is for the sixth and final week of Craftivate's Summer Craft Camp for kids ages 5 through 13. There are 6 weeks to this year's Summer Craft Camp. Each week is themed. You can sign your child up for all six weeks (discounted) or choose the weeks that fit your schedule. During the sixth week campers will learn about famous artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Wayne Thiebaud and Alexander Calder. Camper will complete their own masterpieces inspired by the famous artists' works.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 9:00 AM
Zoo Patrol Week Four - 6 to 8 Year Olds
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo – If you love animals, the environment and being outdoors then you’ll love Zoo Patrol, a week full of Zoo Keeper talks, behind the scenes tours, hands-on learning, games, crafts and more! Children get a fun week of zoo-based activities, tours, and behind the scenes experiences. Each day patrollers tour an area of the zoo (Rainforest, Predators, Farmyard, Hoofstock) and have a special presentation by our keeper staff. The activities may include making enrichment items for the animals, watching training procedures, learning about new exhibits and more. Each week also offers some of our zoo presentations and introduction to our education animal collection. We offer zoo related games, crafts and activities for the younger groups. The sessions for the older children may include hands on activities involving tracking, scientific observation, and artifact identification. Zoo Patrollers also take part in all special summer shows offered by the zoo. Each day includes time for a snack and a little air-conditioned break! Special Friday activities include a carousel ride and a trip to the gift shop. Sessions are scheduled for children ages 6 to 8, 9 to 11 and 12 to 14. Zoo Patrol takes place in our Research Station and throughout zoo grounds. Children arrive at 9 AM and leave at 12:30 PM. Cost: $165.00 per week for members, $180.00 for non-members. Register, online or by mail: please fill out and mail in a completed Registration Form and Medical Form along with payment. Please call the Education Department for more information: 203-394-6563.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 10:00 AM
Stomp & Shake at Silas!
Silas Bronson Library – Explore rhythm, memory, and movement in this fun new program! For ages 2-7
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 10:00 AM
Kids Cooking Camp: Baking Wars
Chefs Emporium – If your child loves baking competitions on the Food Network, then this camp is for them! Stir-up, bake-up and decorate cupcakes, cookies and mini cakes of all sorts using pastry chef techniques, piping bags and fondant. The Chef might throw in a twist or two, such as ingredients that must be incorporated or only being able to decorate with your left hand. This class will let each child’s creativity run wild! Every Student is a winner! MONDAY: Campers will make and decorate cookies. TUESDAY: Campers will make and decorate cupcakes. WEDNESDAY: Campers will make and decorate Brownies. THURSDAY: Campers will make and decorate doughnuts. FRIDAY: Campers will make and decorate mini cakes. Ages: 5-11 July 24 – July 28 10:00am – 12:00pm $200 per Child What you will get with each class: With each hands-on cooking class at Chef’s Emporium, not only will you receive the instruction of one of our experienced and certified chefs, you will also get copies of all the original recipes used during the class. -Minimum enrollment must be met for classes to be held and that number is set based on each individual class, please inquire when registering. -Chef’s classes are 2 ½ hours in length, unless otherwise stated -Depending on class size, you may either work individually or in groups -After each course, you will enjoy the food you have prepared. -All class participants receive a 10% discount on in-store purchases the day of their class.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 10:30 AM
GNHCC Scholarship Golf Classic
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce – Join us for a fun day of golf and help us reach our GOAL to support college students by growing opportunities and advancing learning! All donations will go directly to the scholarship recipients.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 - Jul 28 @ 1:00 PM
Teens Cooking Camp: Baking Wars
Chefs Emporium – If your teen loves baking competitions on the Food Network, then this camp is for them! Stir-up, bake-up and decorate cupcakes, cookies and mini cakes of all sorts using pastry chef techniques, piping bags and fondant. The Chef might throw in a twist or two, such as ingredients that must be incorporated or only being able to decorate with your left hand. This class will let each teen’s creativity run wild! Every Student is a winner! MONDAY: Campers will make and decorate cookies. TUESDAY: Campers will make and decorate cupcakes. WEDNESDAY: Campers will make and decorate Brownies. THURSDAY: Campers will make and decorate Tarts. FRIDAY: Campers will make and decorate mini cakes. Ages: 12+ July 24 – July 28 1:00pm – 3:00pm $200 per Teen What you will get with each class: With each hands-on cooking class at Chef’s Emporium, not only will you receive the instruction of one of our experienced and certified chefs, you will also get copies of all the original recipes used during the class. -Minimum enrollment must be met for classes to be held and that number is set based on each individual class, please inquire when registering. -Chef’s classes are 2 ½ hours in length, unless otherwise stated -Depending on class size, you may either work individually or in groups -After each course, you will enjoy the food you have prepared. -All class participants receive a 10% discount on in-store purchases the day of their class.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 5:30 PM
Pride New Haven Volunteer Meeting
New Haven Pride Center – Volunteer to join our committees, learn more about this year's event, and help us plan the Pride New Haven festivities in CT! If you attended the first meeting you do not need to attend this one; if you haven't signed up for a committee yet, please come down and do so!
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 5:30 PM
GNHCC Scholarship Golf Classic Dinner Only
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce – GNHCC Scholarship Golf Classic presented by Gladys & John Soto DINNER ONLY.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Let's Go Lego!
Silas Bronson Library – Build something great and have it displayed in the Children's Room all month! For ages 6 to 12, our Lego Club meets every last Monday of the month.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 6:00 PM
Brass City Toastmasters
Silas Bronson Library – The Brass City Toastmasters' mission is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Meetings are open to all interested parties.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 7:30 PM
Bar Louie Paint Night July 24th!
Connecticut Post Mall – Enjoy an evening of painting, eating and drinking with your friends at Bar Louie Milford! Cost: $25 per person + tax. Tickets are first come first serve and must be purchased online in advance. Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-night-at-bar-louie-724-tickets-35954569084 This price includes all supplies including canvas, paint, brushes and apron. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased online. Cost is per person.
 
TODAY
    Monday Jul 24 @ 9:00 PM
Sharkmuffin, Haunting Titans, Spit Take, and Glambat at Cafe 9
cafe nine – Sharkmuffin The Haunting Titans Spit-take Glambat
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 10:00 AM
Storytime Plus!
Silas Bronson Library – Children and caregivers will enjoy storytime, listening and singing to music, doing finger games, and creating a craft! For preschoolers age 5 and under.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 12:00 PM
Family Cooking Event: Newhallville Neighborhood
CitySeed – Residents, sign up for one of these FREE classes to learn about healthy meal planning on a budget and how to prepare easy, delicious dishes that your family will love. Each class will have a drawing to win $25 in CitySeed Market Certificate redeemable at all CitySeed markets!
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:00 PM
James Blake Book Discussion
The Yale Bookstore – Day of the event you must provide a valid Yale Bookstore receipt verifying purchase of the book to obtain a signature.* Please join us as author and tennis star, James Blake visits the Yale Bookstore to discuss and sign copies of his newest book Ways of Grace: Stories of Activism, Adversity, and How Sports Can Bring Us Together.** Inspired by Arthur Ashe’s bestselling memoir Days of Grace, a collection of positive, uplifting stories of seemingly small acts of grace from across the sports world that have helped to bridge cultural and racial divides. Like many people of color, James Blake has experienced the effects of racism firsthand—publicly—first at the U.S. Open, and then in front of his hotel on a busy Manhattan street, where he was tackled and handcuffed by a police officer in a case of "mistaken identity." Though rage would have been justified, Blake faced both incidents with dignity and aplomb. In Ways of Grace he reflects on his experiences and explores those of other sports stars and public figures who have not only overcome adversity, but have used them to unite rather than divide. About the Author: James Blake has been a professional tennis player since 1999, when he left Harvard to join the professional tennis circuit. He grew up in Fairfield, Connecticut, and currently resides in Tampa, Florida. *The Yale Bookstore will validate 1 hour of free parking in the Broadway Lot with the purchase of a book. **Pre signed copies of the book are available at the bookstore.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 6:30 PM
The Barons
Jackson Cove – The Barons are one of the tri-state's hottest "oldies" groups with over 30 years of performing experience, combined with the areas top musicians. The Barons are known for their 1963 hits, "Pledge of A Fool", "Remember Rita" on Epic Records, and "Possibility", on Old Town Records under the name of The Crowns. These tunes will take you back to the 50's and 60's while being performed the way music used to and the way it should be.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 7:00 PM
Phantogram & Tycho at College Street Music Hall (New Haven)
College Street Music Hall – Phantogram & Tycho w/ Heathered Pearls Tuesday, July 25th @ College Street Music Hall (New Haven) $32 ($29.50 adv) / 7pm doors / All Ages Tickets On Sale NOW: http://ticketf.ly/2qpb4LC ----------------------------------------------------------- Premier Concerts and Manic Presents: Phantogram Can a band working in relative isolation craft music that resonates with listeners around the world? Can that band and its music evolve and connect with an ever-widening audience without sacrificing quality or compromising integrity? When the band in question is Phantogram, the answer to both is unequivocally “yes.” And Voices provides indisputable proof. The New York duo’s second full-length album catches the ear quickly, melding hazy dream pop, dark atmospheres, and head-knocking rhythms into a compelling, original sound. Opener “Nothing But Trouble” contrasts waves of distortion with Sarah Barthel’s beguiling soprano, underpinned by Josh Carter’s gritty urban beats. Moments later, the staccato vocal hook and layered rhythms of “Black Out Days” drive the listener deep into a fever dream of echo and atmospherics. But do not confuse immediacy with instant gratification. The impact of Phantogram’s songs intensifies over time. Since 2007, the Phantogram sound has evolved gradually and organically, and the band’s career has mirrored that progress. Formed in Saratoga Springs, a small city in upstate New York, longtime friends Carter and Barthel crafted music untroubled by outside interference. With each new release and national tour since 2009 debut Eyelid Movies (Barsuk), their sound has progressed—and so has their popularity. Yet Voices makes no concessions to commercialism. From inception to execution, Phantogram’s second album stays true to the aesthetic that has won them a wide, disparate fan base. The making of Voices hewed closer to its predecessors than the band first intended. Although now based in Brooklyn, they retreated to familiar turf to minimize distractions. “We tried writing in Los Angeles, we tried writing in New York City, but we had to head back to upstate New York to get some peace and quiet,” says Barthel. Only after the initial songwriting was completed did they decamp to LA, where Carter would team up with co-producer John Hill (M.I.A., Santigold) to record and put the finishing touches on the band’s sophomore album. Lead single “Fall In Love” emphasizes its sly hooks via contrasting dynamics, with quiet snippets of synthesized strings and isolated vocal passages sprinkled amidst pulsating bass tones and Psycho-worthy orchestral stabs. Bluesy, vapor trail guitar lines and a rhythmic buzzing reminiscent of a mad scientist’s laboratory impart the sublime “Bill Murray” with an eerie balance of contemplation and disquiet. Although hip-hop is a key influence on their music, the division of labor in Phantogram doesn’t neatly split into clear cut old school roles of DJ and MC. The two members share creative responsibilities. Carter sings lead on two new tunes (“Never Going Home” and the percussive “I Don’t Blame You”) and Barthel assumed a bigger role in production on Voices. Sometimes they write together in the same room, at others they split up; immediate proximity isn’t a prerequisite after years of collaboration. “We’re able to work separately from one another and accomplish the same goal,” explains Carter. An idea hatched on piano or guitar by one band member may then be passed on to the other for further refinement. “If we’re stumped on something specific, we’re able to swap the material we’re working on,” adds Sarah. “That’s a really cool process, because one of us will think of an idea the other might not have.” Whereas their previous work was largely studio-based, this time the live experience factored into the composition, too. Phantogram has toured incessantly since the release of Eyelid Movies, headlining larger and larger sold-out shows at clubs and theaters and delivering knockout performances at festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Treasure Island. “Touring led the way to what the music on Voices would sound like,” says Barthel. “It helped us expand and discover new sounds and dynamics that we wanted to incorporate.” In addition to the new sonic discoveries, all those shows have proved integral to Phantogram’s gradual, but steady, rise in acclaim. “A huge part of our audience comes from playing live and touring,” says Carter. “Being able to go from playing a crowd of five people to 50, then 500 or even 5,000 has marked our progress and shown us the value of working hard, while challenging us to still make our music unique.” Discipline and innovation have won Phantogram admiration from well-seasoned peers. Acclaimed music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (The Twilight Saga, Gossip Girl) solicited an exclusive track (“Lights”) for the soundtrack of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The duo joined forces with the Flaming Lips for “You Lust,” a thirteen-minute epic showcased on the Oklahoma combo’s 2013 album The Terror. “It seems crazy that artists that we admire want to create music with us,” admits Carter. “That is huge compliment to us and all our hard work.” Meanwhile, working with Big Boi on three tracks for his 2012 solo album Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors did more than just broaden Phantogram’s listening audience. The Outkast veteran also dispensed sage advice as they graduated to a larger record label and bigger crowds. “The conversations with him gave us composure and confidence,” says Barthel. “He told us not to worry and stay true to what we were already doing.” Lend an ear to Voices and it is clear Phantogram took that advice to heart. Listen: http://www.phantogram.com/ Tycho An epoch is defined as an extended period of time typically characterized by a distinctive development or by a memorable series of events, and Scott Hansen, leader of the band Tycho, has named their new album Epoch (Ghostly International) with that in mind. The last installment in a trilogy, Epoch is the culmination of more than a decade’s work that has seen the band evolving and maturing through two sublime releases Dive (2011) and Awake (2014), and developing from featuring Hansen as a delicate solo performer into the iconic frontman of a powerful multi-layered live band performing on the world’s largest stages. “Dive was where the whole thing crystallized,” said Hansen. “I found that crossover space between what I was doing before, which was more IDM electronic stuff, and the rock music that reflected more of what I was listening to and not necessarily what I was making. Awake was a prototype of pushing it as far into the rock realm as I was comfortable with. Epoch is basically coming full circle. All the lessons of Dive and Awake were applied and then expanded upon.” Epoch leverages the sonic aesthetic of Dive’s down-tempo vintage-style synthesizers and beautiful melodies while drawing on the kinetic energy of Awake’s progressive composition and organic instrumentation. “I felt like I explored a lot of open-ended unbridled, optimistic spaces with the other records. I don’t know if it’s a reflection of my life, but it seemed like that’s what just came out at the time.” For the new record, the themes felt a bit darker as he explored new musical territory. “My threshold for darkness is much lower. Things that seem dark to me seem happy and light to other people. I think it’s the darker sounds themselves. The timbres are a bit more aggressive.” Hansen initially attempted a more traditional recording process at Panoramic Studios in Stinson Beach, CA, but ultimately opted to do the majority of the recording in his home studio in Berkeley following a temporary relocation from his home in San Francisco. “I’ve been in the same San Francisco house the last 11 years. I made the last two records in the exact same room. I figured it was time for a change. There were a few other factors as well. I wanted to get some more space, be relaxed, and not be living in the middle of a crazy city. I wanted to have a more relaxed environment where noise or people didn’t bother me. Mostly just for the isolation.” Once complete, it was important to Hansen to release Epoch as a surprise album. “I’ve never been fond of handing in an album then waiting 4 months for it to be released,” he said. “I wanted to be more connected to the people consuming the music. There is a kind of visceral fulfillment you get from sharing something that you’ve just created with other people. That’s a very satisfying feeling as an artist. “All art is in some way shaped by the current state of the world around the person creating it so there’s a element of zeitgeist built into any album. We just finished mastering the album so it will be a month old when people hear it. I’m hoping people get a sense that this music is directly connected to the time they are experiencing it in.” Epoch was arranged alongside Zac Brown, a long time collaborator and partner in the Tycho project. Brown contributed bass and guitar parts to the songwriting process, while Rory O’Connor played drums. O’Connor was brought in during the Dive tour cycle. Hansen has known Brown since their Sacramento upbringing. “At the end of Dive is when we started to work together on a couple songs. I thought there should be more guitar. Zac played on a couple songs like on ‘Ascension.’ He played some bass and guitar on ‘Hours.’ I brought him on to play parts in the shows. We did Awake together. We took the same approach with this record.” Hansen sees Epoch as a multi-dimensional artistic vision at the confluence of his graphic design work via ISO50 and music with Tycho. The graphic presentation of the album artwork is as important as the music itself. The keystone is the central image of Epoch and the colour scheme red and black. This is a stark contrast to the almost rainbow palette of Awake. Listen: http://www.tychomusic.com/ Heathered Pearls Listen: http://ghostly.com/artists/heathered-pearls
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 - Aug 2 @ 7:30 PM
Twilight Tuesdays
Neighborhood Music School – Neighborhood Music School presents, Twilight Tuesdays, an outdoor concert series. Join us for two fabulous evenings of music in the Park of the Arts, located behind NMS. We encourage you to bring a picnic dinner. BYOB is welcome. Doors open at 7 pm, concerts start at 7:30. Rain or shine! July 25 - Tenor & Bass // August 1 - Black Art Jazz Collective $15 – General Admission $30 – Reserved Table seat $120 – Reserved Table (4 seats) ------------------------------------------------------------ JULY 25 - Tenor & Bass - The Mimosa Steel Pan Quartet: Sarah Heath, tenor pan; Debby Teason, double seconds; Carl Testa, bass; Joe Murfin, percussion and Michael Bergman, udu. - Opera Arias & Duets featuring Daniel Juarez, tenor; Andrew Potter, bass; & Alexis Zingale, piano. Buy your tickets here: https://register.asapconnected.com/directcheckout.aspx?org=4641&eventid=869700 ------------------------------------------------------------ AUGUST 1 - Black Art Jazz Collective Featuring Jeremy Pelt, trumpet; Wayne Escoffery, saxophone; James Burton III, trombone; Victor Gould, piano; Rashaan Carter, bass; & Darrell Green, drums. Buy your tickets here: https://register.asapconnected.com/directcheckout.aspx?org=4641&eventid=869934
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 8:30 PM
Family Film Festival: Surf's Up 2 Eave Mania
Madison Beach Hotel – Join us weekly for our 2017 Family Friendly Film Festival. Continue the tradition and bring the kids to watch movies under the stars. Movies begin at Sundown.
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Jul 25 @ 8:30 PM
Pub Trivia With Big G & Rob40
TruNORTH Tavern & Table – Always fun!