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We are community space; a place to gather in Hamden.

Public performances, family gatherings, coworking for individuals and organizations — the WCC is where it happens.

Entrance to the Whitneyville Cultural Commons
*Vendor Market SCAM* Please Be Advised!

A call went out for vendors for a market here at the WCC, for the weekends of June 15th, July 20th, and August 17th. There is no vendor market at our location on those dates.

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The Great Give 2024

Support the WCC's Annual Restoration Campaign during The Great Give 2024!

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Shortcut to Request Space Form

All requests for pricing, package details, tours, and availability must come to us via our Request Space Form, which can be found at request.whitneyvilleculturalcommons.org, or by clicking Read More below.

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For performers, event planners, and organizations

Book a venue for an event of any size.

For individuals and small teams

Work in common areas or reserve a private space.

For educators and practitioners

Host classes, workshops, and worship services.

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We’re enabling new possibilities in an historic building.

  • Affordable spaces with equipment included

  • Connect across greater New Haven’s diverse community

  • Historic and natural setting

  • Help preserve a place of communal value

Upcoming Events

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The Black Trauma Narrative: Battle to Breakthrough

July 13

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Smart Recovery

July 18

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Red Cross Blood Drive

July 19

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Smart Recovery

July 25

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Our Mission

We preserve and enhance places of communal and historic value by providing public spaces, tools, and knowledge as shared resources to support thriving community- socially, culturally, and economically.

Our Vision

We envision a future where every community has valuable resources preserved for perpetual public use, with just and equitable access to enhance the quality of life for all.

Our Values

  • Preserve Historic Places: Steward historic properties in our trust with a commitment to preserving buildings and natural environments as part of the cultural landscape of the site.
  • Develop Social Capital: Nurture communal relationships as host to diverse civic forums, public and private social events, and spiritual and cultural traditions.
  • Champion Artistic Creation: Cultivate, celebrate, and showcase artistic endeavors of all kinds.
  • Stimulate Economic Opportunity: Develop local organizations, individuals, and start-ups through co-working opportunities and the provision of shared information, materials, and services.

About Us

Whitneyville Cultural Commons is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, initially started in 2015 to create its prototype and flagship community resources center located at the historic Whitneyville United Church of Christ property at 1247-1253 Whitney Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut.

Since then, we’ve been able to grow the program services of that community resources center to successfully self-sustain the property and the operations of the Whitneyville Cultural Commons. We’re proud to be able to present it as a model of sustainable social infrastructure, and have started providing consulting services to help share what we’ve learned about enhancing and adapting traditional assembly spaces to 21st century community needs.

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1247 & 1253 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517
Parking in front of building