Concerts, festivals, tennis, fireworks, and more to highlight summer in the city

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Every Friday June 2-Aug. 28 movies will be screened in various parks throughout New Haven.

From concerts on the Green by the Stylistics and Sheila E, to the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, the Connecticut Open tennis tournament, Shakespeare in the Park, Fourth of July fireworks, and much more — New Haven will be a hub of activity this summer.

The diverse range of events taking place in the city aim to appeal to both locals and visitors alike.

“New Haven is the cultural center of south-central Connecticut, and it once again offers a fantastic lineup of events spanning every week of the summer that will help the city live up to that reputation,” said Mayor Toni Harp ‘78 M.Env.D. “Visitors to the city and area residents have come to expect New Haven to deliver an array of opportunities to see, hear, touch, taste and enjoy the best entertainment options in the area, and the entire city takes great pride in doing just that.”

Among the seasonal favorite returning this summer is the Music on the Green free concert series presented by presented by Yale-New Haven Health. The 2017 Music on the Green lineup will feature the soulful sounds of the multiple gold record-winning group The Stylistics on July 22 at 7:30 p.m. and the renowned, chart-topping singer/percussionist Sheila E. on July 29 at 7:30 p.m. This year, food trucks from local vendors will be onsite for spectators to enjoy during performances.

New Haven will also host the following events during the 2017 summer season:

      New Haven Documentary Film Festival – June 1–11

      Friday Flicks:  June 2- Aug. 18

      International Festival of Arts & Ideas: June 3–24

      New Haven Dragon Boat Regatta:  June 3

      New Haven Food Truck Festival: June 3

      Fashion Days at The Shops at Yale: June 8–10

      Get Discovered Model Search at The Shops at Yale: June 10 (rain date June 11)

      Trombone Shorty: June 11

      Motown the Musical: June 13–18

      4th of July Fireworks: July 4

      Cool Breeze Summer Concerts:  July 19 & 26, Aug. 2 & 9

      Music on the Green: July 22 & 29

      Flights of Fancy: July 20

      Phantogram & Tycho: July 25

      Tower of Power:  Aug. 4

      Craft Brew Races:  Aug. 5

      Family Fun Day: Aug. 5–6

      Hoop it Up: Aug. 5–6

      Puerto Rican Festival of New Haven:  Aug. 12

      Stephen Stills & Judy Collins: Aug. 17

      Shakespeare in the Park:  Aug. 17–Sept. 3

      Connecticut Open:  Aug. 18–26

      Opera-Palooza!: Aug. 19

      New Haven Road Race: Sept. 4

      CT Folk Festival: Sept. 9

      New Haven Grand Prix: Sept. 15

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