Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Exact Change 2013 on Saturday

For the sixth consecutive year, the Arts Council of Greater New Haven is pleased to partner with CTTransit in presenting Exact Change, a transit-based performing arts festival. A series of live performances on five local bus routes will take place on Saturday, May 4th, and are free with CTTransit’s regular fare.

This year’s Exact Change will bring musical performances from Jose Montiero & Friends (Afro-Latin inspired percussive and musical sounds) and The Kings Band of Harmony (Elm City’s own brass shout band).

The Elm City Dance Collective, which brings contemporary dance and culture into non-traditional spaces, is returning by popular demand, and we are thrilled to introduce Air Temple Arts and Circus Troupe, which is New Haven’s newest circus arts school.

New this year, Exact Change will include a health and wellness component. Viva! Z Fitness & Wellness will be practicing Zumba with bus riders on Route O7 on their way toward downtown New Haven. Also new and free to the public will be demo classes by with Viva! Z Fitness & Wellness and Balanced Yoga. Be at the Green at 1 p.m. to participate in these demo classes!  

All routes converge at the New Haven Green, where riders, artists and the public can mingle to the music of The Kings Band of Harmony starting at approximately 1:30 p.m., and join in the May Day festivities, which will also be celebrated on the afternoon of May 4th on the New Haven Green.

Schedule for participating artists:

The Kings Band of Harmony
1:03 p.m.- Route B4 (Whalley Ave.)
Departs Westville from Whalley Ave. near Anthony St. (by Dunkin’ Donuts).

Air Temple Arts and Circus Troupe
            12:15 p.m.- Route J4 (Kimberly Ave.)
                        Departs Milford from Westfield - Connecticut Post Mall/Door 5 (rear of mall)

Zumba with Viva! Z Fitness & Wellness
12:50 p.m.- Route O7 (Route 1)
Departs Milford from Westfield - Connecticut Post Mall/Door 5 (rear of mall)

Jose Montiero & Friends
1:23 p.m.- Route B1 (Congress Ave,)
Departs West Haven from the Bull Hill/Burlington Coat Factory

Elm City Dance Collective
            1:02 p.m.- Route D5 (Grand Ave.)
Departs North Haven from BJ’s Plaza/Universal Drive

For more information about Exact Change, visit newhavenarts.org
For detailed information about bus routes and fares, visit cttransit.com.

Exact Change 2013 is generously supported by The Werth Family Foundation, Pfizer, and the Connecticut Office of the Arts. 

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven, publisher of The Arts Paper, is a regional nonprofit arts agency that provides leadership to and advocates for member artists and arts organizations and connects them to one another, to audiences, and to the Greater New Haven community.