Spelling Bee Audience Information!

Everyone is welcome at the Spelling Bee!

We are so excited for the dsc_0850Spelling Bee! All of our team spots are sold out but we encourage audience members to attend the event and cheer on the spellers!

The audience plays a huge role in making the evening magical. Be the cheer squad for your team! Invite all your friends, relatives, neighbors, coworkers, classmates, and professors.  Admission is free with a suggested $10 donation. We’d love to see you there!


Below you will find important information about the night of the Spelling Bee.

The Basics

New Haven Reads 6th Annual Spelling Bee

Friday, October 27, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

(Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Yale School of Management | 165 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

Audience Members

Everyone is welcome to attend the Spelling Bee!



Parking in downtown New Haven is often limited and is restricted even more this year by construction that is filling the Peabody’s lot. There is a free Yale visitor parking lot across the street from the New Haven Masonic Temple. Lot 16.

Parking Map

Food & Drinks

There will also be light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

We will not be serving a full meal at the Bee, so be sure to eat beforehand. Desserts will be served thanks to generous donations from several area bakeries from 8:30. Save some space for Shake Shack, who is generously doindsc_0815g a complimentary ice cream scooping! Food and drinks are not allowed in the auditorium, so please plan accordingly.

Audience Mini-Bee

We will have an opportunity for everyone to participate in a written audience bee throughout the evening where we ask you to spell five of the most commonly misspelled words. It is free to enter and you have the chance to win a prize.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fiona at fiona@newhavenreads.org. Thank you for supporting NHR and literacy in our community!

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, October 27!

Spell well!


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