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  • Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda at Morse Recital Hall

    Morse Recital Hall, Yale University Saturday,Sep 20

    Yale Bands and Creative Concerts Inc. will present a concert featuring Colombian jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. in Morse Recital Hall, 470 College St.

    Castaneda will perform solo and with his trio, which also features Marshall Gilkes on trombone and Dave Silliman on drums and percussion. Special guest will be vocalist Andrea Tierra. Tickets are available online at music-tickets.yale.edu/, in person at the box office, 470 College St., or by phone at 203-432-4158

     

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  • JOIN US AT THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH in NYC

    New York City Sunday,Sep 21

    JOIN US AT THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH in NYC  

    Sunday 21st September! 

    Billed as the biggest climate march in history (see this article in the

    UK’s Guardian newspaper), the People’s Climate March in New York this Sunday will send a clear message that the time for change is NOW.  See here for details of the event.

     

    FORWARD THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!! You know how important this is – spread the word to others! 


    People all over New Haven and Connecticut have been busy getting the word out about the march.  Non-profits, environmental activists, faith groups, labor – we’re all coming together on this issue. See here for a
    New Haven Sound School student talking at a press conference about
    the march, and here for news of the commitment made by CT
    politicians, faith leaders and labor leaders.

    CHEAP TRAIN TICKETS! Buy your metro north tickets at CTclimatetrain.org before Wednesday at 11pm and get a discount!

    And find out even more about what’s going on in New Haven and how you can spread the word at the New Haven Leon Sister City project.

    Taking the Healthy City/Healthy Climate challenge is the best first step to address climate change. You know that – tell your friends and family to take the pledge, and join you at the march on Sunday.

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  • 25th Annual Maritime Festival

    Greenport, NY Friday,Sep 19 to Sunday,Sep 21

    25th Annual East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation

    September 19th, 20th, and 21st

    Greenport, New York

    3 days of activities kicks off with “A Land and Sea Greenport Gala.” Which will be held at Claudio’s on the waterfront at the foot of Bootleg Alley. The Gala will be an homage to the historic village of Greenport and its seafaring community. Attendees will celebrate the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation along with guest of honor Otto Schoenstein, one of the extraordinary craftsmen responsible for the rebuilding of Long Beach Bar “Bug” Lighthouse. (listen to WPKN’s Hazel Kahn’s interview with Schoenstein) There will be 25 local restaurants, 6 wineries, 3 spirit sponsors, and 1 craft brew company as part of the Gala festivities. There will also be entertainment, auction items, and locally designed memorabilia commemorating the Maritime Festival’s Silver Anniversary. (info on GALA)

     

    The weekend festivities include Saturday’s Opening day parade and Blessing of the Waters at Mitchell Park Marina. From 11am to 5pm the surrounding streets are closed to traffic with 100’s of artisan vendors, craft demos, tastings and entertainment options on display. There’s also A Taste of the East End Food Court on Main Street and Central Avenue. Weekend music takes place at Claudio’s Clam Bar, the Blue Canoe and Front Street Station. There’s more of the same on Sunday including Oyster Shucking Contest, the full street fair and Paul Drum’s Breakfast Fundraiser. Gene Casey & Lone Sharks will play Sunday from 1pm to 5pm at Claudios Waterfront.

     

     

  • CT Blues Society- Solo/Duo Blues Challenge

    Berlic, CT Sunday,Sep 21 to Sunday,Sep 28

    Eleven blues acts will compete in the CT Blues Society’s 10th Annual CT Solo/Duo Blues Challenge, at the Pine Loft Café, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT, Sundays, September 21st and 28th, 5 PM. These performers from all over the state will play 25 minute sets in the Preliminary Rounds, and the two acts receiving the most votes each night from blues music-knowledgeable judges will return October 5th for the Final Round. ADMISSION IS FREE The winner of this event will be CT’s representative in the Solo/Duo Division of the International Blues Challenge, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee January 20 – 24, 2015. The winner of the CT Solo/Duo Challenge will be awarded a $600 prize to offset travel costs to Memphis.

    Participants this year are:
    Sept. 21h: John & Corina, Danny Sugarman Draher, Atlantis Red, Joel Blumert, and Richard Badowski & Michael St. George.

    Sept. 28th: Anna & Mike, Ed Accardi, Noah Kesselman, The Boogie Boys, Bob Miller, and The Coffee House Grinders.

    The two highest-scoring acts from each preliminary round return October 5th for the final round. The CT Blues Challenge is organized and run by the Connecticut Blues Society, a non-profit organization formed to preserve the blues as a unique musical form and to support Connecticut’s community of blues fans and musicians.

    www.ctblues.org

  • CFE & Save the Sound Annual Meeting

    Sunday,Sep 28

    CFE (CT Fund for the Environment) & Save the Sound
    invite you to their Annual Meeting!

    Sunday, September 28th 4:00 – 7:00 pm
    Ridgefield Public Library, Ridgefield, CT

    Guest Speaker: Fabien Cousteau
    French aquatic filmmaker and oceanographic explorer

    RSVP: 203-787-0646 x104 or mlemere@ctenvironment.org
    by September 21st