Calendar of Events

Jul
30
Fri
Live Music and Summer Film Series: King Kong Preceded by the Matt DeChamplain Trio, performing 1920s–30s Jazz
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series: King Kong Preceded by the Matt DeChamplain Trio, performing 1920s–30s Jazz

Curated by artist Leonardo Drew, King Kong kicks off this summer film series. A film crew and cast making a movie on a tropical island discover a gigantic ape who takes a liking to the female star. The ape is captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. Free. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather.

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

1933. USA. 100 min. Not Rated. Starring Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong. Directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.

Aug
6
Fri
Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out

Recording artist Tang Sauce’s United Outkast presents a Hip Hop experience with live DJ, dancers, and rap performances. New Haven’s experimental soul ensemble Phat A$tronaut takes the stage to perform meticulously crafted arrangements. The Lost Tribe, a drum-centered Afro-funk fusion ensemble, led by multi-percussionist Jocelyn Pleasant closes out the lawn party jam session from 7–8pm.

Free. Cash bar and food trucks on site for refreshments and snacks.

In conjunction with Leonardo Drew: Two Projects.

Live Music and Summer Film Series | A Raisin in the Sun Preceded by the Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series | A Raisin in the Sun Preceded by the Summer Lawn Party: Jam Out

Curated by artist Leonardo Drew, A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of a working-class Black family living in Chicago who learns they will be receiving a substantial insurance check. Each member of the family begins to dream about what to do with the money. Free. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather.

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

1961. USA. 132 min. Not Rated. Starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee. Directed by Daniel Petrie.

Aug
13
Fri
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Gloria Preceded by Music Performed by Nekita Waller
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Gloria Preceded by Music Performed by Nekita Waller

Curated by artist Leonardo Drew, Gloria tells the story of a young boy who’s family is killed by the Mob. A neighbor becomes his reluctant guardian, and the two go on the run with a notebook that the mobsters are desperate to retrieve. Free. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather. Cash bar provided. 

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

1980. USA. 122 min. Rated PG. Starring Gena Rowlands, John Adames. Directed by John Cassavetes.

Aug
20
Fri
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Beasts of the Southern Wild Preceded by Blues by the XY Eli Band
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm
Live Music and Summer Film Series | Beasts of the Southern Wild Preceded by Blues by the XY Eli Band

Curated by artist Leonardo Drew, the exceptionally lensed fantastical drama Beasts of the Southern Wild tells the story of a six-year-old girl who must learn the ways of courage and love while facing both her father’s fading health and melting ice caps that flood her bayou community. Free. Chairs provided. Events move indoors in the case of inclement weather. Cash bar provided. 

7–8:15pm: Live music; 8:15pm: Film screening

2012. USA. 93 min. Rated PG-13. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry. Directed by Benh Zeitlin (Wesleyan University graduate).