Housed within a beautiful Colonial Revival-style building, the New Haven Museum is dedicated to preserving the rich past of the region. Visitors at the museum will be able to trace the region's origins as a sleepy seafaring village and its subsequent transformation into a thriving industrial and residential community through a diverse range of artifacts and exhibits. From local art, photographs and other extensive collections sourced from historic families and ancient New Haven homes, to vintage furniture and 18th and 19th-century artworks, the museum presents a comprehensive catalog of the city's heritage. The New Haven Museum is also home to the Whitney Research Library, which comprises of priceless manuscripts, rare books and other archival collections from the city's early settlement era.
Football fans everywhere are indebted to Yale coach Walter Camp for his 1879 codifying of American football as we know and love it today. Yale's Bulldogs play against other Ivy League teams from September through November, and, in alternate years, the renowned Harvard-Yale game attracts audiences and fans from afar. This is a big sporting event in New Haven and if you have the chance to catch a game, it is well worth it. Tailgate parties start the festivities prior to the match, so grab a picnic lunch and party in the parking lot before the big event. Games are played at Yale Bowl.
Originally a vaudeville hall, but later gutted out, the Lyric Hall is once again a premiere entertainment venue in New Haven. Today, restored to its former glory, the theater now presents musical performances by local as well as major artists. They also present special events like film festivals.
Woolsey Hall is a magnificent auditorium facility at Yale University. The venue was build in 1901 to commemorate Yale's bicentennial celebration, and since then has undergone some major transformations. The venue now has a seating capacity for 2695 guests and is used by the School of Music and Yale Symphony Orchestra for concerts, shows and recitals. The facility is a major asset to the university and serves as an important venue in the art and culture scene.
The John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts is Southern Connecticut State University's main entertainment venue. The center presents all kinds of shows and events, like concerts, plays, lectures, and stand-up comedians. The center doesn't only present student productions, either, but also plays host to internationally renowned artists and personalities.
Partner's Cafe is a fun hangout spot, popular amongst the locals and tourists at New Haven. This LGBT bar is known for offering a wide range of beverages to choose from at moderate prices. If you don't want to go for the regular spirits, you can enjoy some colorful concoctions that are sure to entice your palate. Besides, the bar has different events like dance and DJ parties, karaoke nights and others to keep its guests entertained.
This private club, famously known as the Mory's Bar Temple, was formerly a home which has been converted into a clubhouse. Mory has been a special gathering place for the students and faculty of Yale University. It offers a mix of classic and contemporary dishes as well as complementing beverages. The banquet rooms are available for private and social events.
Housed within Holcombe T. Green Jr. Hall, Iseman Theater is one of the performance venues of Yale University's Yale Repertory Theatre. Previously known as the New Theater, this performance space was renamed in honor of Frederick Iseman, a Yale University alum. The theater has a maximum capacity of 200.