Yale’s eight diversity affinity groups are partnering for the annual block party with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of International Affairs, Office of International Students and Scholars, Being Well at Yale, Yale Medicine, Office of Public Affairs and Communications, Office of New Haven & State Affairs, Work-Life and Childcare, Yale Graduate Housing, Office of the Provost, and the Office of the Secretary & Vice President for Student Life.

This family-friendly event connects Yale University’s employees, students, and scholars with each other and with New Haven businesses. There will be free food, performances, activities, and raffle prizes

Check back here for updates about the event. We hope to see you on September 17th!

Activity & Information Table Hosts:

  • Barbour - Information Table
  • Brother Jimmy’s BBQ - Information Table
  • Center for Innovative Thinking - Activity & Information Table
  • Connex Credit Union - Information Table
  • Council on Southeast Asia Studies - From Indonesia: Indonesian Traditional Games: A variety of Indonesian traditional games (Dakon, Bola Bekel, Kelereng, and more) – participatory play (Table hosted by Indonesian Language studies faculty and visitors) From Vietnam:Traditional Đông Hồ folk painting: block painting demonstration on authentic “do paper”  (led by Mr. Thang Tran, president of the Institute for Vietnamese Culture & Education, (IVCE)) Demonstration and serving of Vietnamese Coffee (cà phê sữa đá) with ice and condensed milk – (hosted by the Vietnamese Students Association (VISA))
  • CrossFit Science Park - Fitness Contests and Demonstrations
  • Denali - Corn Hole Game and Giveaways
  • Fire Safety - Information Table
  • Queen Zuri - Information Table
  • Smillow Cancer Hospital -  Screening & Prevention for Prostate and Breast Cancer
  • Soulcraft Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Information Table & Self Defense Demonstration 
  • South Asian Studies Council - Henna Tattoo
  • Staffing & New Haven Hiring Initiatives - Information Table
  • The Council on East Asian Studies - Origami & Kirigami
  • Yale China Association - Paper Cutting
  • Yale Chinese Painting & Calligraphy Group - Calligraphy & Chinese Painting Demonstration

Weather Updates:

With Hurricane Irma on the way we are checking the weather for the weekend of the 17th. Rain day schedule and other updates will be posted here. Check back for details.