Local Activities

Below are links to local activities.

Owned and operated by Colin Caplan '94
Taste of New Haven provides walking culinary tours of New Haven.
Experienced tour guides lead guests on foodie adventures that show off the city's rich culture and history.

For tour information: www.tasteofnewhaven.com

1120 Chapel St.
“Mary Jane” by Amy Herzog
Directed by Anne Kaufman
World Premiere, commissioned by Yale Rep
As Mary Jane navigates both the mundane and the unfathomable realities of caring for Alex, her chronically ill young son, she finds herself building a community of women from many walks of life. Mary Jane is Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog’s remarkably powerful and compassionate portrait of a contemporary American woman striving for grace.
Saturday performances at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Info and tickets: 203-432-1234 or www.yalerep.org

222 Sargent Dr. 
“The Most Beautiful Room in New York” 
Book and Lyrics by Adam Gopnik, Music by David Shire
Directed by Gordon Edelstein
World Premiere
From the brilliant minds of New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik and award-winning composer David Shire (Academy Award winner and multiple Tony and Emmy nominations) comes a joyful new musical about a tiny family restaurant. David Kaplan is a chef’s chef, making beautiful, simple food of uncompromising quality in his lovely Union Square restaurant. But in the crowded, cutthroat and expensive Manhattan food scene, is that enough to survive and compete with the next big thing? Enter Sergio, an old friend, rival, and possible savior. This hotshot celebrity chef has offered David a chance to give his restaurant a make-over. Will David sacrifice his pride (and perhaps his happy marriage) to save his beloved little restaurant?
Saturday and Sunday performances at 8:00 p.m.
Info and tickets: 203-787-4282 or www.longwharf.org 

Sprague Memorial Hall, Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St.
Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Yale Opera presents a new double bill of Walton's The Bear and Milhaud's Le pauvre matelot (The poor sailor) with music direction by Doug Dickson & Timothy Shaindlin.
Tickets start at $10
Info and tickets: 203-432-4158 or music.yale.edu

114 Whitney Ave.
Saturday 12 to 5 p.m., Closed Sunday
•    “Capitol America” (exhibit)
The New Haven Museum offers visitors the opportunity to explore the city and region’s people, places and events from the Quinnipiac Indians to the present day.
As all states have their own character, so, too, do their capitol buildings. New Haven Museum’s newest exhibit, “Capitol America,” includes photographs of the nation’s capitol buildings, many of them sites of both architectural beauty and historical conflict.
Admission: Adults $4, Seniors $3, Students $2, Under 12: Free
Info: 203-562-4183 or www.newhavenmuseum.org

170 Whitney Ave.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.
•    “Dinosaurs Take Flight: The Art of Archaeopteryx” (temporary exhibit)
•    “Daily Life in Ancient Egypt” (permanent collection)
•    “The Great Hall of Dinosaurs” (permanent collection)
•    “HoMES – Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space” (permanent collection)
•    “Birds of Connecticut” (permanent collection)
Admission: Adults $13, Seniors $9, Children (3-18 years) $6, Yale ID free
Info: 203-432-5050 or www.peabody.yale.edu 

1111 Chapel St. at York St.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Current Exhibitions
•    “Modern Art from the Middle East”
•    “Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light”
•    “Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas”
•    “Let Us March On: Lee Friedlander and the Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom”
•    “It Was a New Century: Reflections on Modern America”
Saturday: 1:30 p.m. Highlights Tour led by gallery docent
Admission: Free
Info: 203-432-0600 or artgallery.yale.edu 

The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce (GNHCC) Leadership Center has put together four short loop walks around town to give us a taste of New Haven. What's cool is not only are there nice maps to follow, but they've also created downloadable mp3 files to listen along as you walk.

1080 Chapel St. at High St.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5:00 p.m.
•    “Britain in the World”
The third phase of an important multiyear building conservation project has been completed, and visitors can now experience not only a renewed masterpiece of modern architecture by Louis I. Kahn but also a freshly reimagined installation of the Center’s collections. More than five hundred works, largely the gift of the institution’s founder, ‪Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929), are on display in the newly restored and reconfigured galleries on the third and fourth floors.
Admission: Free
Info: 203-432-2800 or britishart.yale.edu