The Freddy Fixer Parade was back in full swing this year. So many people worked behind the scenes and on the front line, ensuring the event’s success. This vibrant parade, named after one of its founders, Mr. Frederick “Freddie Fixer” Smith, is a celebration of community pride, unity, and revitalization. The Freddy Fixer Parade traces […]
On Tuesday, the day after Christmas, many members of the New Haven community gathered at city hall on a cold winter evening to celebrate culture, community and Kwanzaa. Below are some of the images from that celebration. More images in the Facebook Gallery
On Sunday afternoon leading into the Caribbean Heritage Festival there was a parade through the streets of New Haven. On display were costumes, colors and pride in the participant’s Caribbean heritage. What a wonderful way to start the festival. More in the Facebook Gallery
This is a re-post of a portrait series I did in August of 2013. This week’s installment brings us to Orchard and Henry Streets. A while back, I asked for suggestions of where I should go next and this spot was the number one answer. For a variety of reasons, it’s very challenging to get […]
Silk Road Art Gallery features contemporary art by Chinese and local artists, including paintings, engravings, and sculptures. A demonstration of the traditional Chinese tea service is also offered. For more information, visit: http://silkroadartnewhaven.com The tray that is part of the traditional Chinese tea ceremony, engraved with ancient Chinese characters. Teapot and teacup set. Teapot and teacup […]
Kwanzaa is a celebration of both ancient and living African culture. In celebrations there is heavy focus on ancestors and the 7 principles of Kwanzaa. Several public celebratory events took place across New Haven.
This summer, 25 entrepreneurs, company founders and innovators from 16 different African countries have come to Yale to learn and network. And party. I’ve gotten to know the Washington Fellows pretty well, and I can assure you, if their resumes aren’t impressive enough, their warm and dynamic personalities will blow you away. Monicah Tenai empowers […]