COMMUNITY AND LOCAL EVENTS

SPRING EVENTS

From distanced outdoor gatherings to cultural events, concerts and more, the City of New Haven and local businesses are working hard to safely gather and have fun this season. Check out a selection of upcoming events below and don't forget to continue to exercise caution and be respectful as we work to regain normalcy.

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New Haven Spring Restaurant Week | March 27-April 9, 2022

Time:  Varying Times

Location:  Select Restaurants Throughout New Haven

Over 50 of New Haven’s award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants are featuring special fixed price multi course menus and deals. 

Cherry Blossom Festival | April 24, 2022

 

Time:  12:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. 

Location:  Historic Wooster Square

This year’s event will consist of a concert and food trucks, allowing Wooster Square residents and Cherry Blossom enthusiasts to enjoy a delightful afternoon in the park. 

Annual Meriden Daffodil Festival | April 30 & May 1, 2022

 

Time:  All Day

Location:  Hubbard Park

Meriden’s largest and most colorful festival! With food, crafts, music, fireworks, amusements, and a spectacular parade, the Meriden Daffodil Festival is a springtime fun-fest for all!

International Festival of Arts & Ideas | June 12-26, 2022

Time:  Varying Times

Location:  Downtown New Haven

Featuring 200+ events—95% of them free—Festival 2022 has something for everyone. Stay tuned for more information!

Branford Festival | June 17-19, 2022

Time:  All Weekend

Location:  Branford Green

The 38th Annual Branford Festival Returns in 2022! After 2 years, the City of Branford is excited to bring this amazing music, art, and family-friendly event back to the town green on June17th, 18th, and 19th.

NEW CONNECTICUT RENTAL & MORTGAGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS 

There are two new programs available for tenant rental assistance and homeowner mortgage assistance.

The CT Department of Housing's Tenant Rental Housing Assistance Program ("TRHAP") is now accepting applications for rental payment assistance of up to $1,000 per month, for a maximum cumulative total of $4,000 of assistance. The payments are made directly to the applicant's Landlord. Eligibility and other requirements may apply. For more information, please visit the Department of Housing's website. Tenants can also call DOH at 860-785-3111 to determine eligibility for the program.

 

T-MAP Loans, the Temporary Mortgage Assistance Program Loans through the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), is now accepting applications for mortgage assistance of a loan up to $25,000 per household for mortgage payments that were due to lenders beginning with the March 1, 2020 mortgage payment, which may include principal, interest, taxes and insurance. Please visit CHFA's website for more information about this loan program. At that page there is also a link you can click to determine your eligibility.

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SPECTACULAR NEW PET BOARDING NEAR YOU!

Did you know there’s a campus for pets that can serve as an overnight hotel or daycare with fitness areas?

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Paw Haven (pawhavenct.com), located at 1175 State Street, opened in late June and is the perfect place for busy pet people to keep their fuzzy family members happy and engaged. And you can stay connected with them through webcams in the play areas and luxury boarding suites or via the daily report cards they send out for each pet.

Paw Haven’s new dog and cat-friendly 15,000 sq. foot venue includes state-of-the art pet boarding options with memory foam dog beds, and it’s located right off both I-95 and I-91, which also makes it convenient if you are using Tweed Airport or Union Station.

The best part? They offer light grooming too! What more could you want for your four-legged friend?