Gather New Haven Festival 2022

Thank you to all the Sponsors, Vendors, and Community Agencies, Musicians, Volunteers, and Staff  who made the 2022 Gather New Haven a great success!

Given changes at Gather New Haven and many priorities, we have decided not to hold a similar Festival in Fall 2023.

Save the date for our Garden Harvest Celebration / Volunteer Appreciation Event:

September 30, 2023

More to come on that!

Gather New Haven Festival!

Sunday, September 18, 2022  / 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Degale Field /Goffe Street Park

FREE Admission

Join Us in 2023!

The First Annual Gather New Haven Festival was held Sunday, September 18, 2022,  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM in

Degale Field / Goffe Street Park

in the Dixwell neighborhood of New Haven, CT

It was a huge success!  Pictures and videos coming soon.

The Second Annual Gather New Haven Festival

is in planning now. 

For information on Sponsorships, Participation by your organization, or Volunteering for 2023, email

Please stay tuned for details on an

alternative event in 2023.

Sponsors in 2022 included: Griswold Home Care, Yale New Haven Health, Yale University, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Greater New Haven Green Fund, M&T Bank, Universal Health Care Foundation. Kenneth Boroson Architects, Newman Architects, Park New Haven, Yale School of Public Health, Kingfisher Kayaks, Farnam Realty Group, Farnam Associates, Arts Council of Greater New Haven

The Gather New Haven Festival (Festival) is an annual celebration and full day of activities focusing on improving community wellbeing through connections with health, wellness, and nature. The Festival considers our communities’ physical, psychological, social, and environmental health concerns. It seeks to inform and excite community members on how they can live healthier lives through fun and enriching activities centered on the natural world’s resources.

The Festival amplifies the promotion of the benefits involved with spending more time outdoors, fitness, dietary health, food access, community gardening, entrepreneurship, and access to health care resources.

By bringing together an array of resources, speakers, performers, specialists, and vendors, the Gather New Haven Festival will convey a call to action encouraging New Haven’s citizens to work towards being amongst the healthiest cities in Connecticut. 

Click through pictures of the festival:

Thabisa Rich performed in 2022and was a bit hit!

Mayor Justin Elicker joins Executive Director Brent Peterkin and friends at the 2022 Festival

Thank you to our generous Sponsors!

Festival Details & Map

Festival Details 2022

Festival Committee

(in formation)


Brent Peterkin, Executive Director
Typhanae Williams, Festival Production Contractor
Rachel Kline Brown
Mary Beth Decker
Manmita Dutta
Jim Farnam
Dawn Holmes
Nadine Horton
Rebecca Mandell
Andrew Nyhart
Tyra Pendergrass
Maria Tupper
Evie Velazquez


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