Morris Cove

After 20 (And 25) Years, Amistad Vows Renewed

by Sebastian Medina-Tayac | Jul 20, 2015 3:30 pm | Comments (10)

Sebastian Medina-Tayac PhotoThe Amistad Catholic Worker House—the hungry-feeding, injustice-fighting oasis on Rosette Street—usually celebrates its anniversary with a block party with a moon bounce, popcorn, and water sprayed from a fire hydrant on their tight-knit block in the Hill. Sunday the group celebrated its 20th anniversary with a blow-out at Lighthouse Point Park.

Who footed the bill? The New York Police Department.

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Goodnight Blue Moon Brings It All Back Home

by Alessandro Powell | Jul 2, 2015 8:24 am

“Everyone’s from everywhere,” said frontman Erik Elligers of Goodnight Blue Moon from the stage last Wednesday, as the band kicked off the Twilight Concert Series on the lawn of the historic Pardee-Morris House in Morris Cove. The sounds of light traffic beyond the hedges were the only reminder we were not in the country. The lawn filled with fans on picnic blankets and folding chairs. Encouraged by Elligers, young and old took to their feet, clapped, and danced. The lawn crowd swelled with passersby and neighbors who joined concertgoers, whether they boogied down or lounged in the dying light and the plentiful shade of a nearby tree.

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Mischa And Betty Cross The Next Threshold

by David Sepulveda | Jun 30, 2015 12:28 pm | Comments (15)

DAVID SEPULVEDA PHOTOA day after the Obama administration celebrated a new era in civil rights for the LGBT community, bathing the White House in luminous rainbow-colored hues, a crowd gathered at Morris Cove’s Pardee Seawall in New Haven to witness the marriage of Mischa Johnson (left) and Betty Baisden (right), pillars of the local community who also happen to be a transgender couple.

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