Classes & Events
PLEASE NOTE: For all March and April classes, there will be no online registration. Please register in-store or by calling (203) 263-4868.
Knit 2 Gather
Knitting Group to Benefit Safe Haven
Thursdays: 3/21 and 3/28 3:30-5:30pm
Join New Morning Market’s knitting club. We’re crafting wearable items for Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury and welcome all levels to join! Instructors will be on-hand for beginners. Yarn, needles, and refreshments are also provided. Come and pick a project (great if you already have one in mind!) to create and donate. All ages welcome! We’ll have light activities and games for little ones. If you have yarn and supplies to donate, bring your donations to customer service and we’ll put them to good use!
Free. Registration Required.
Ask Alexis! Free Professional Consultations with a Licensed Esthetician!
Wednesday 3/20 11am
Thursday 3/21 11am
Do you have questions about your skin type or what products would work best for you? Just ask Alexis. Join us in our cafe for these free mini consultations.
Garden Planning + Planting
Wednesday March 20th 6-7:30pm
Get an early start on your growing season! Certain vegetables perform well in cooler weather, like peas, radishes, and salad greens, and others, like tomatoes and peppers, are frost-sensitive. Learn which crops to plant when for peak performance! This class will go over which seeds to sow directly in your garden soil as well as common vegetables to start indoors and transplant. We’ll also cover which crops are suitable for succession planting for abundant harvests. Holli has 10+ years of organic farming and homesteading experience to draw upon, with a focus on heirloom and open-pollinated plant varieties for seed saving. Attendees will receive a $5.00 coupon towards their next purchase at New Morning Market.
Full Moon Equinox Celebration
Friday March 22 nd 6pm
Bradford Tilden & Marcelo Sousa
We will celebrate the Spring Equinox in conjunction with the power of the Full Moon—when the veil between the dimensions is thin. It is the optimal time to reaffirm our intentions set at the beginning of the year with a focus on balance and harmony within. These will be amplified by the sonic alchemy of crystal bowls, and the extraordinary angelic and shamanic vocals channeled through Sound Healing Master, Bradford Tilden [https://bradfordwtilden.bandcamp.com/]. Please bring a journal or notebook to write out your aspirations, dreams, hopes, and visions for the future. The evening will culminate with a performance and group toning led by Bradford and his partner Marcelo Sousa to embody the unified force of collective sound. More information about Bradford can be found at www.CrystalMusicHealing.com
Saturday March 23rd 7:30pm
Join us for another incredible evening of music featuring four local singer songwriters performing original music! Doors open at 7pm in New Morning’s handicapped accessible 2nd floor Community Room. Snacks will be available for purchase and donations for the performance are graciously accepted. For more info, contact Doug at 203-266-6688.
Integrative Eye Health: Protecting Your Sight Throughout Your Life
Tuesday March 26 th 12pm
Vincent de Luise, M.D.
The field of ocular nutrition has undergone significant advances in the types and recommended concentrations of nutrients that have value in protecting vision. These include well-known vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as more recently identified phytochemicals. This one-hour lecture will be a review of basic science in ocular nutrition, and then focus on AREDS formulations for macular degeneration, clinical trials and recommended strategies for dry eye disease, and strategies to reduce the risk of cataract and glaucoma. Registration required.
Free. Registration Requested.
Monthly Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
Wednesday March 27th 6:30pm
Morgan Leever, Med
Curious about meditation? Come experience an hour of guided meditation and sound healing aimed to help you release tension, sleep better, and cultivate overall happiness. No prior experience necessary! Beginners welcome and encouraged! For this class we will focus on how to use positivity to bring abundance to your life. Enjoy the relaxing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls and gong during the last 15 minutes.
Friday March 29th – Sunday March 31st
Have you been looking for a fun, comprehensive, and interactive EFT course that emphasizes hands-on practice, and experienced guidance?Join AAMET International EFT Master Trainer Jade Barbee in Woodbury, Connecticut, for an intimate course which combines EFT Level 1/Level 2. It includes instruction in all the foundational skills of EFT: aspects, movie/tell the story, working professionally, the importance of meeting yourself and others “where they are” in the EFT process, finding pathways to core Issues, how to handle specific past events, and more.
*CECs Available: This program has been approved for 21 Continuing Education Credit Hours by NASW/CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work Licensure renewal.
At New Morning, we celebrate Earth Day every day! For the entire month of April, we’re spreading our enthusiasm for the environment with a month-long celebration. Each week has its own earth-friendly theme! Join us for classes, DIY workshops, and delicious samples.
Local Love 3/31 – 4/6
This week we’re celebrating where we live with samples from local producers! Join us in helping keep Woodbury beautiful at the Woodbury Conversation Commission’s Spring Town Clean-up on Saturday, March 6th, from 8:30am-12pm at Hollow Park.
Water 4/7 – 4/13
Every living thing needs water, making it the earth’s most precious finite resource. There is the same amount of water on Earth today as millions of years ago! This week we’re hosting two classes with the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition and sharing products committed to water conservation.
The future is in their hands! We’ve planned a whole week of fun focused on the next generation. We’re hosting classes on upcycled fashion, cloth diapering, and more!
Sustainable Living 4/21-4/27
There are little ways to make our lives greener every day. Join us to make your own natural cleaning products in our DIY class! Plus keep your eyes peeled for the launch of exciting new sustainability initiatives in-store!
Lawn and Garden 4/28-5/4
Organic gardening and lawn care promote healthy soil and, in turn, support healthy ecosystems. Settle into spring with us and plant your own organic garden! This week we’re hosting a workshop about planting potatoes!
Watertown Art League Exhibit 4/1 – 5/30
Beautiful works of art will be displayed in our café throughout April and May courtesy of the Watertown Art League. The aim of the Watertown Art League, Inc., a non-profit organization, is to supplement the cultural life in our area by creating artistic activity and appreciation. Paintings are for sale throughout the exhibit.
Keep Young With Yoga
Tuesday’s 4/2, 4/9, 4/23 & 4/30 4:30-5:30 PM
Combine your New Morning “Senior Day” shopping with an hour of gentle yoga. Classes focus on releasing tension, connecting with the breath, and working with the joints. Gentle yoga helps balance a hectic lifestyle and is appropriate for all ages. It’s also beneficial for those aging bodies that tend to lose flexibility and mobility. Instructor Art Rodia has over 38 years in yoga instruction and has trained at Kripalu Yoga Center in Lenox, MA and at Jiiva Yoga Center. His class welcomes people of all backgrounds and fitness levels. Each class includes stretching to remove tension, breathing methods (Pranayama) to calm the nervous system and slow-motion postures (asanas) to lengthen, strengthen, and tone.
Tickets $10 per session.
Book Signing in the Café
with Diane Lesh Decker, Author of Sam Finds the Sugar Gram
Saturday April 6th 11am-1pm
Sam Finds the Sugar Gram is a testament to Diane’s ongoing commitment to teach and empower children (and adults) about sweet food and drink choices. In the book, the unfamiliar sugar “gram” measurement is finally decoded, using a treasure-hunting approach, that uncovers the simple idea that four grams of sugar are the same as one teaspoon of sugar.
The Incredible Journey: Adventures of a Water Drop
Wednesday April 10th 3pm
Carol Haskins, Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
An interactive story hour inviting kids to transform themselves into water droplets and explore the different routes by which water travels through the water cycle. Featuring beautifully illustrated books by Thomas Locker, the group will use a beach ball to estimate how much water covers our planet before tracing water to Where the River Begins. Participants will then go on an “Incredible Journey” using an oversized board game to demonstrate the amazing adventure water droplets make as they circulate around the globe. At each stop on their journey, kids will collect a bead to string into a bracelet to take home. After the game, we will discuss the different journeys and reflect on how precious our water resources are. The program will close with a reading of Water Dance and creating the sounds of a rainstorm.
Free! Registration Requested.
Private Drinking Water Wells 101
Wednesday April 10th 6:30pm
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition
Where does my water come from? How does my well work? What should I test and treat for to protect my family’s health? Find answers to these questions and dive deeper into understanding the operation and maintenance of your private well system during this presentation from the Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition. The presentation will also offer a variety of take-home resources. Unable to attend? Learn more at pomperaug.org/privatewells.
Free! Registration Requested.
Friday April 12th 6 – 7:30pm
Spiritfire is a powerful modality using a specific breathing technique (rebirthing breath) to maximize oxygen intake and circulation, freeing the body’s innate intelligence. This practice releases physical, emotional, and energetic blocks, freeing up the power of the life force (chi), and bringing the body to the vibrational level of being fully alive. Led by holistic psychotherapist and intuitive Sachin Hazen, this event is part of the Living as Gods Spirit Circle series. For more information and testimonials, see keikiananda.com/spiritfire. Please wear loose clothing and bring a blanket.
Refashion and Upcycle
Wednesday April 17 th 4 – 6pm
Amanda Citarella, Founder & Executive Director of Benevolent and Enlightened Beauty
Did you know Americans throw away 26 billion pounds of clothes annually? Or that almost all fabric can be recycled? Today only about 1% of clothing is recycled and synthetic materials take over 200 years to break down in a landfill! There are many ways we can better the world with the way we treat our clothes. In this fun kid-friendly class you will discover solutions to the destructive impacts of the beauty and fashion industries. Swapping clothes and upcycling items that are no longer wearable into new things (like reusable shopping bags!) are two great examples. Children and adults are invited to bring a few pieces of clothing to participate in a clothing swap and to bring an old t-shirt to transform into a reusable bag. For more information on Benevolent and Enlightened Beauty visit bebeauty.org. Class is free to attend and donations to Benevolent and Enlightened Beauty will be graciously accepted.
Free! Registration Requested.
Doody Under Wraps: Cloth Diapering Unfolded!
Saturday April 20th 10am
Autumn Cloud-Ingram, LMSW
Are you thinking about cloth diapering? Do cloth rags and safety pins come to mind? In this hands-on workshop with Autumn of ParenTechnique, you’ll learn about the significant cost savings, health benefits, and environmental impact of cloth diapers as well as how to handle those Number Two’s! From mastering important laundering techniques to learning the difference between what’s on the market today (including all-in-ones, pre-folds, and pocket diapers), you’ll leave feeling like a cloth diaper pro. Confidently care for your little’s tushy from infancy to potty-training!
Autumn Cloud -Ingram, LMSW has a Master of Social Work from Fordham University and has worked providing parent training, working with families with significant mental health challenges, and helping first-time parents adapt to the challenges of parenthood. Since 2016, Autumn has worked as a volunteer doula with Planned Parenthood and has dedicated her life to improving the lives of parents and children through doula and parent consultant services. For more information on ParenTechnique visit parentechnique.org.
Natural Approaches for Patients with Asthma
Saturday April 20th 2pm
Dr. Shawn Carney
A person’s quality of life can be significantly impacted when suffering from asthma. Dr. Shawn Carney, a naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC, will describe potential causes of asthma including inflammation, food sensitivities, and environmental allergens. Dr. Carney will also discuss how to identify and address these problems using natural medicines, avoidance of certain substances, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle approaches.
Free! Registration Requested.
DIY Spring Cleaning
Tuesday April 23rd 6-7pm
New Morning Market’s Creative Team
Join us for a fun night where you will learn how to make a variety of nontoxic household cleaners just in time for spring cleaning! Participants will leave with recipes and will also be able to make and take a few of their own DIY cleaning products home to try. All attendees will receive a $5 coupon valid toward their next purchase at New Morning Market.
Saturday April 27th 7:30pm
Join us for another incredible evening of music featuring four local singer songwriters performing original music! Doors open at 7pm in New Morning’s 2nd floor handicapped accessible Community Room. Snacks are available for purchase and donations for the performance are graciously accepted. For more info, contact Doug at 203-266-6688.
Potato Planting Primer
Tuesday April 30th 6pm
Interested in growing your own potatoes? Join us for an informative session! Experienced farmer and gardener Holli will go over prepping, planting, cultivation, and harvest of organic potatoes in your own garden. All attendees will receive a $5 coupon valid toward their next purchase at New Morning Market.
Kundalini Yoga Classes
Mondays & Thursdays 6pm | Tuesdays & Fridays 9am
A dynamic combination of movement, postures, breath work practices, meditation, and sound healing with the gong to strengthen the flow of healing energy through the body, improving physical health and fitness, relieving stress, and allowing us to deeply relax and enjoy life. Appropriate for all levels of experience and fitness. No registration required! For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.annenovakyoga.co
Woodbury Earth Day
Saturday May 4th 11am – 4pm
Hollow Park in Woodbury
Join us at the largest Earth Day celebration in Connecticut! Now in its 24th year, this free event offers earth-friendly activities for the entire family including 130+ vendors, live music, and food trucks. Be sure to visit New Morning Market’s booth at the festival!