Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EST
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New Haven Free Public Library Mitchell Branch 
37 Harrison Street
New Haven, CT 06515

Driving Directions 

Parking for Mardi Gras is available courtesy of Congregation Beth El-Keser Israel (85 Harrison Street) and Chapel Haven (1040 Whalley Ave)

There is also a Park New Haven lot (Whalley Ave and Blake St) with metered parking.


Lauren Bisio, Director of Advancement 
New Haven Free Public Library 

Mardi Gras at the New Haven Free Public Library 

Mardi Gras is a fun, festive celebration of New Haven — an evening full of delicious food and drink, live music and entertainment, and a Mardi Gras parade — all to support the incredible work of a community treasure: your public library.

Mardi Gras returns to Mitchell Library in the heart of Westville Village on March 5, 2019! New this year, we'll be celebrating the Freedom to Read with food, drink, and entertainment highlighting banned and challenged books. We invite you to draw inspiration from this theme for your Mardi Gras costume or mask! 


  • revel with local glitterati and bibliophiles who love the public library
  • tastings from some of the area’s most popular restaurants
  • signature cocktails from local bars and mixologists
  • a silent auction featuring exclusive and one-of-a-kind experiences
  • Mardi Gras parade featuring members of our creative community
  • dancing the night away to the sounds of the Funky Dawgz Brass Band
  • a photo-booth to capture the spirit of the evening


Ives Gold Tickets - $500
2 tickets to the event
Sponsor recognition 
Mardi Gras mask to wear at the party

Ives Patron Tickets - $250
2 tickets to the event
Sponsor recognition 

Party of 4 Tickets - $300
Bring your friends! Special discount for 4 tickets to Mardi Gras

Single Tickets - $80

All tickets come with a Mardi Gras beaded necklace!

Come dressed in a festive cocktail attire — masks and Mardi Gras ensemble not required, but are encouraged! Adult guests only, please.