Every October, WVRA hosts a series of family-friendly GIANT Puppet-Making workshops and studio sessions in Westville Village. Participants' creative efforts culminate on the Sunday morning closest to Halloween when we embark on our GIANT Puppet & People-Making-Mayhem Parade!   Joined by costumed friends, neighbors and other giant puppets from around New Haven, the parade winds up at the Edgewood Park Farmers Market for one gigantic outdoor Halloween Party.  Please note Puppet Master Muffy Pendergast is back to lead workshops!  We will have basic materials including glue, paint, brushes, and paper mache but we recommend you bring any extra cardboard, newspaper, other arts and crafts materials you want to implement in your puppet design. Any questions please email us at  

WORKSHOP DATES: Saturday and Sundays 10:00am-2:00pm in October at Ranger Station in Edgewood Park   
PARADE DAY: Parade on Sunday, October 27, 11:00am Meet in Front of Manjares, 838 Whalley Avenue 

Event Calendar

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Through BEKI Eyes: Photographs of Synagogues by our Members

Thursday, September 5, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, October 31, 2019 (All day)
85 Harrison St at Whalley Ave

“Through BEKI Eyes: Photographs of Synagogues by our Members” is the latest edition of BEKI’s high holiday exhibition, drawing on the experiences of BEKI travelers who record their impressions of synagogues near and far with photography. As notations of the experience of visiting synagogues, thes

Reception Date: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 (All day)
Full Run Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019

See The Light Photography Workshop

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 9:00pm
Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Join photographer Kim Weston for this 6-week photography workshop, meeting on Wednesday evenings from 7-9pm, between September 18 – October 30, 2019. This class is open to both brand new and returning students.

About the Workshop: In this beginner to intermediate course, students will learn how.. Read More...

Art Exhibition: Equinox

Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 3:00pm
Mitchell Library, 37 Harrison Street

Art Show featuring: Tyreece Gary’s primary focus is portraits, he aims to experiment with different subject matters, themes, and mediums. Greg Aimé’s art bridges the present with the past and depicts various ranges of emotions by his use of illustra-tions through wa-tercolor and...Read More...

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Pizza in the Hut

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Beth El - Keser Israel, 85 Harrison St at Whalley Ave

The annual Pizza Party in the BEKI Sukka also includes dairy free and gluten free pizza options. $10 for adults, $5 under 12, family max $30. Reservations required by Friday, October 11 to or 203.389.2108 x11 Read More...

Dowsing for Water, by Kate Henderson, and Lost in the Woods, by Roy Money

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 4:30pm
Kehler Liddell Gallery, 873 Whalley Avenue

Kehler Liddell Gallery presents: Dowsing for Water, by Kate Henderson, and Lost in the Woods, by Roy Money, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, October 20th, 4:30–6:30pm, and Artist Talks on Saturday, November 9th at 5pm.

In her most recent collection of multimedia artworks – Dowsing for Water.. Read More...