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International Arts & Ideas Festival: Without Habits, a Path to Purpose

  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Auditorium 100 College Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)

We spend so much energy trying to cultivate healthier habits. But what might our days feel like if, instead, we question and cut out just one habit for a short period of time? What discomfort might manifest when social media, sugar, or instant self-deprecating thought are gone from our days? How might we face that space? With time, how might our physical, social, and inner lives transform? With insight from experts in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, art, and design, Jacqueline Raposo, author of The Me, Without, guides how reframing habits can lead to healing, happiness, and a purposeful personal path.

Part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, this event is free and open to the public!

Thu, June 20, 2019, 5:30pm
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Auditorium
100 College Street, New Haven, CT
FREE No tickets required - just show up!


“The Festival is a collaboration; an innovation; an exchange of hope and passion.” - Nancy Yao Massbach, President of the Museum of Chinese in America

Our mission is to create an internationally renowned festival in New Haven of the highest quality, with world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a broad and diverse audience, celebrating and building community, and advancing economic development.

For 23 years, the Festival has delighted audiences with an outstanding mix of entertaining and inspiring programs Internationally acclaimed dance, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking circus, ground-breaking theatre and engaging speakers define the Festival as our region’s premier arts and culture destination The June Festival boasts over 200 events and at least 80% are totally free year-round programs include special town-hall events, a fellowship program for youth, planning and implementing mini-festivals in New Haven’s culturally-rich and under-resourced neighborhoods, and our Visionary Leadership Award.

Each year we welcome artists and speakers from all over the world—Angelique Kidjo, Bristol Old Vic, Camille A Brown & Dancers, Handspring Puppet Company, Rosanne Cash, Claudia Rankine, Mark Morris Dance Group, The National Theatre of Scotland, Yo-Yo Ma, Bassem Youssef, Druid Theatre, Kronos Quartet, Taylor Mac, Spike Lee, and Salman Rushdie have all shared their talents and ideas New Haven’s walkable historic downtown core and warm June weather forms the perfect backdrop for this highly accessible, international event.