Sunday in the Park 2015
was a great event enjoyed by thousands of people of all ages.
The 28th annual English country fair once again offered great live music,
pony rides, and horse-drawn wagon rides, bungee jump and climbing wall,
kids games, flower & veggie sales,used book sale,
silent auction and lots more!
See a few photos below, and view a complete album* and the program on our SIP page.
Photos, from left: Stilt walkers entertain the crowd, Tuxedo Junction playing in the grove near the food area,
and kits of all ages crowding the petting zoo to visit goats, sheep, and more.
* Thank you, photographer Judy Sirota-Rosenthal
AND A HUGE THANK YOU!
The directors of Edgerton Park Conservancy give heartfelt thanks to the
many, many members of the greater New Haven community who so generously
volunteered their material goods, time, and talent to making Sunday in the Park
a success. Through their efforts, the volunteers demonstrate the importance of
the Park to our community and how the Park brings the community together.
INVITES YOU TO JOIN US for FREE EVENTS
& CONCERTS TO CELEBRATE OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
A great slate of free
concerts & events started in
May and runs thru December.
Click here to learn more
and mark your calendars.
Curious about the plants, like the one shown above, in Edgerton Park? Ariana Buckley, who works in the greenhouse for G.R.O.W.E.R.S., has taken recent photos and supplied some fun detail. Click here to view.
A green space jewel set on the Hamden/New Haven border, Edgerton Park has been a part of
the New Haven parks system since 1965.
How We Evolved: In 1972, the Edgerton Park Conservancy was formed to encourage and give support to local gardeners and park users. The Conservancy works collaboratively with the city and other groups to ensure a vibrant park.
Over the years, the Park's mission has expanded to include:
* Encouraging and promoting horticultural programs and education and to organize, coordinate and support all efforts and activities concerned with the preservation, restoration and enhancement of Edgerton Park.
• Organizing, coordinating and supporting supporting environmental awareness
• Providing education programs for elementary school children that enhance their connections between nature and the arts.
Shakespeare in the Park
August 20 – Sept. 6
The Elm Shakespeare Company performed "Twelfth Night" on the Great Lawn of the Park, near the fountain. It was a huge hit with the huge crowds.
Thank you to the actors and to all who produced this wonderful event.
Keep the Park beautiful – and historic
Read EPC Board President Andrew Drabkin's update on how the Park is dealing with invasive plants and about projects to keep the Park the jewel it is meant to be. Click
Learn about the history of the Park.
And visit a Flickr site to see photos of the mansion in the Park. Benefactor Frederick Brewster's will required this to be razed before the park was to be opened to the public.
We also rely on volunteers to help us keep the park beautiful with projects such as our annual spring cleanup.
Thank you to the Quinnipiac University students who helped us this year.
See photos below.
BE PART OF OUR SUCCESS
The Park – which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places – encompasses 25 acres and is a valued community resource. It is also the scene of many musical and dramatic events, and well as several fairs.
Keep Edgerton Park a vibrant place for the community. Click the link below to give online to the Edgerton Park Conservatory.
You may also become a member or renew your annual dues on line. Go to the Give or Join Online page and click on Memberships.
G.R.O.W.E.R.S.(www.growersinc.org) is a horticultural program for handicapped adults, who receive training and raise and sell plants to the public. It operates out the greenhouses, which it rents from Edgerton Park Conservancy.
Hours: The greenhouses are open for sales from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 7 days a week, from March 1 – December 23.
From December 26 through the end of February, hours are M-F from 9 to 4 and weekends 10 to 4.
Call 203-777-1886 for information. Entrance is at 75 Cliff Street, just off Whitney Avenue, near the New Haven/Hamden border.