Week of June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022
|Gospel Picnic||3:00pm to 6:00pm||
Get in the spirit Sunday, June 19 at the second annual Gospel Picnic on the New Haven Green. Hear songs of worship and praise, dance, and groove to the beat- and don’t forget your picnic blanket!
|Elder Honoring Ceremony||7:30pm to 8:30pm||
The Elder Honoring is an annual tradition and trademark of the Juneteenth Coalition of Greater New Haven. Each honoree is selected to be part of this revered ceremony that recognizes the work, accomplishments, and dedication of unsung members of the black community.
|Gregory Porter||8:45pm to 10:15pm||
Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter injects his passion for jazz, gospel, and blues into live performances with soul-drenched lyrics like, “Though my past has left me bruised/I ain’t hiding from the truth/When the truth won’t let me lie right next to you.” Porter’s warm
June 21, 2022
|The Meaning of Juneteenth||12:00pm to 1:00pm||
In honor of Juneteenth this year, YAAA has invited Jeffrey A. Fletcher, owner and collector of the Ruby and Calvin Fletcher African American History Museum, to discuss the true meaning of Juneteenth through actual artifacts from the last 1800’s.
|Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower: An Opera by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon||7:30pm to 10:00pm||
Co-presented with the Yale Schwarzman Center
June 22, 2022
|K. Dub & Okaidja||6:00pm to 8:00pm||
K. Dub & Okaidja
June 23, 2022
|YAAA Steering Committee Meeting w/Eat Up LLC, Eat Up Foundation & Gorilla Lemonade LLC||12:00pm to 1:00pm||
Please join in our monthly YAAA meetings. These meetings are an opportunity to hear about what has been happening with YAAA and what is in the works. We welcome all those who are interested in getting involved and sharing their ideas.
|Bee Cyber Fit Kahoot: Kids' Summer Online Safety Tips & Tricks||2:00pm to 3:00pm||
Do you know what information you should share with your kids or grandkids to keep them cyber safe?
June 24, 2022
|MAP Entertainment Presents: Cool Breeze on the Green, an Old School Dance Party with Evelyn "Champagne" King, Manny James, DJ Diamond D, & DJ Juan Coon||5:30pm to 8:00pm||
Cool Breeze creates a hypnotic meld of sound in a lineup featuring a variety of soul, pop, and R&B performances. Get down and boogie!