Whitney-Audubon Retail & Arts District Presents:
Fall Free For All – A Taste of the Arts
Saturday, September 23
Interested in learning more about the wonderful classes, workshops, restaurants and shops you keep hearing about in the “Arts District” of New Haven? The Fall Free For All on Saturday, September 23 is a perfect time to check it all out! This, festive family-friendly event features an array of FREE sample courses, live performances, face painting, demonstrations, and special food and shopping offers.
FREE parking available on September 23 for the first 100 cars at the Audubon Garage, 78 Audubon St., 11am-5pm (Enter from Orange St.)
Performances take place outside on Leeney Plaza, located in the middle of Audubon Street, which will be closed to traffic.
Many more events to come! Here are some we already know about:
- Creative Arts Workshop: Take on a Pottery Sampler with Mike Bradford, a one day introduction to studio pottery, 9-12pm. Bond together with structured group art activities for families in Play Dates, 2-4pm
- Neighborhood Music School: Enjoy the sounds of student groups such as the Premier Jazz Ensemble, Suzuki Strings and West African Drumming, 12pm. Experiment in An Instrument Discovery Zone in front of Neighborhood Music School, where kids can play real instruments. More activities inside NMS as well.
- ACES Educational Center for the Arts: Showcase from performance and visual arts students in the plaza
- New Haven Museum: FREE admission 12-6pm as part of “Museum Day Live!“, an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine and held at participating museums across the nation. Check out the exhibit opening for Old School Ink: New Haven’s Tattoos, exploring the contributions made by New Haven tattoo artists to the aesthetics and industry of body art—regionally, nationally and internationally.
- New Haven Ballet: Join a trial placement class (specific class times on website)
- The Ely Center LLC of Contemporary Art/ John Slade Ely House: Maniac exhibit. Episode 5, curated By Kevin Daly. 1-4pm
Extended FFA Bonus!
Free selected classes are available at Creative Arts Workshop from Sept. 18-23; Sign up for a free trial lesson at Neighborhood Music School from Sept. 18 – 30 or try free selected classes from Sept. 23 – 29. Special food and shopping offers valid from September 18 – 30, 2017-please see rack card or New Haven Arts website for details.