For details on the indoor programs please click on the calendar tab

All indoor programs will be held on the second Thursday of the month.  There are no indoor programs in June, July, or August. The social half-hour begins at 7:00 PM; the program at 7:30 PM.

PLEASE NOTE: Meetings are held at Whitney Center, Cultural Arts Center, 200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden.  The facility is wheelchair accessible.

Directions to Whitney Center (200 Leeder Hill Drive, Hamden)

From I-95 North or South: Exit onto I-91 North in New Haven. Take Exit 6 (Willow St.). Continue with directions from I-91 (next).

From I-91 North or South: Take Exit 6 (Willow St.) in New Haven. At end of ramp, turn right onto Willow and proceed to the end (Whitney Ave.). Turn right onto Whitney. Drive 1.6 miles then turn left onto Putnam Ave. (Note: Playwright Restaurant is on the left).  Then follow starred directions (**) below.

From Wilbur Cross (Rte. 15) North or South: Take Exit 61 (Whitney Ave). If southbound, turn right at end of ramp onto Whitney Ave. If northbound, turn left at end of ramp. Drive 2.4 mi., then turn right onto Putnam Ave. (Note: Playwright Restaurant is on the corner).  Continue as follows:

**On Putnam, go approximately 0.7 mi, and at the third traffic light turn right onto Leeder Hill Dr. (Note: AT&T bldg at intersection). Go 0.6 mi. on Leeder Hill to Whitney Center on the left. Turn left at the first entrance, which has a big sign “South Entrance.” After turning in, take an immediate left onto a raised parking area.

The meeting is in Whitney Center’s South Building. Enter the main door, which is under the portico that is in view from the parking lot. Turn right down the hallway. The Cultural Arts Center is a short distance on the left

New since 2008 – Birds in Words – Bird Book Discussion Group

Cancellation Policy

Inclement weather or another emergency may cancel a meeting. For cancellation notices, check TV channels WTNH (New Haven) and WFSB (Hartford.) Cancellation notices will also be posted online on ctbird.

“Birds in Words” Flies Again! – A Bird Book Discussion Group

Join in on “Birds in Words,” NHBC’s gathering of people who like reading books on their favorite hobby. Since the group began, we’ve read 17 books on just about every aspect of birds, birding, and birders and had some lively discussions Share in the fun. We meet at 7 pm at Whitney Center.

For more information, contact Kris Johnson:, 203-288-3087