New Year's Eve Luminary Walk 2021
A Night of Light and Music
Thanks to all who attended, performed and created this year's Winter Solstice Luminary Walk on New Year's Eve!
Hundreds of people came to Edgerton to see the paths lit with over 1,000 luminary lanterns. A glowing, musical parade with Laine Harris on horn, Drew Harris on saxophone and Ariana Harris on drums filled the night with sound. Light sculptures by local artists sparkled in the trees and over the fountain. And we were thrilled to have Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop and the New Haven Climate Movement lend their art, energy and talents to the evening. Thank you to all who volunteered to make this a magical celebration!
> Read more about the Luminary Walk at The Arts Council of Greater New Haven.
Thanks to the following artists for their inspired light installations:
Atelier Cue, Erich Davis, Jason Friedes, Bloomerstudio, Ileana Dumitriu
Year of the Tree at Edgerton Park
Throughout the next year (and culminating with the 150th Arbor Day in 2022), Edgerton Park Conservancy will highlight the park's trees by hosting lectures and events related to arboriculture, and launching landscape restoration projects aimed at preserving the Park's 1909 landscape plan. We have already started an ambitious tree planting program.
Join us over the next year, as we celebrate and work to restore Edgerton's magnificent treescape for the next 100 years!
Because Edgerton Park is for everyone, and Edgerton Park is yours.
Edgerton Park Poetry Project
Thoughts on Nature
We look forward to sharing some inspirational poetry as we celebrate summer and Edgerton's Year of the Tree. Thank you for supporting New Haven's beautiful outdoor resource!
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 photos and supplied some fun detail. Click here to view.
Our Park is Beautiful – and Historic
A green space jewel on the Hamden/ New Haven border, Edgerton Park has been a part of the New Haven Parks system since 1965.
Click the link to 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 could be opened to the public. The Carriage House, pictured below, still exists, and is the center of our activities.
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 to enhance connections with nature and the arts.
Garden Plot Rental Program lets members of the Edgerton Park Conservancy with a range of gardening experience enjoy raising vegetables and flowers in the Edgerton Community Gardens. MORE
Greenhouse Rental Program
This option gives area residents winter gardening opportunities from October to June. DETAILS
PHOTOS ABOVE ARE OF THE ANNUAL SUNDAY IN THE PARK, HELD EACH SEPTEMBER.
BE PART OF OUR SUCCESS
The Park – listed on the National Register of Historic Places – encompasses 25 acres and is a valued community resource. It is 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 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.