Classes & Events

PLEASE NOTE: For all May and June classes, there will be no online registration.  Please register in-store or by calling (203) 263-48

 

We’re hosting a special customer appreciation celebration on Saturday, May 18th from 11am to 3pm to commemorate their 48th anniversary! Join us free samples, raffle prizes, and fun!

Try some of our favorite products including Zoni Foods plant-based frozen meals, Primal Kitchen’s paleo salad dressings, Cross Culture Kombucha, and Down to Earth teas. Bring your appetite! We will be grilling delicious samples from Pineland Farms along with fresh organic produce just in time to inspire your Memorial Day picnic. Be sure to stop by their Wellness Department and check out skin care products and supplements from Evergreen and Birch, Naked Essentials, US Hempcare, and Dr. Haushka. New Morning’s Vitality Center practitioners will also be on hand to answer your questions! Have you been collecting raffle tickets from New Morning Market?  Be sure to bring them and enter to win some fantastic prizes in their tea cup raffle!

 

 

 POSTPONED TBD – This event has been postponed and will be updated with a new date.
CBD Informational Talk

Rachel Henne and Andrew Switz, Founders of RopaNa
Join us for a free informational talk about the uses and benefits of CBD oil hosted by the founders of Ropana. Attendees will also be able to take advantage of an extra 15% off RopaNa products during the event.
Free! Registration required. 

 

Kids’ Yoga + Art
Tuesdays:  5/21, 6/4 & 6/18 

1:30 2:30 pm
Courtney Ewing, The Clever Crayon
Drop your kids off for a little paint, play, and namaste while you get some shopping done and enjoy our café! Kids will explore basic yoga poses and breathing techniques through engaging picture books, creative movement, and play. After movement, kids will work their imaginations by exploring a variety of colors, textures, and techniques to create a fun and unique art project each week. Courtney is the owner and founder of The Clever Crayon: a business providing art, yoga, and science classes for children of all ages, ranging from infants to adolescents. She is a certified yoga teach for children and teens through Childlight Yoga.
$15 per class. Registration Required.

 

 Mushroom Hunt
Saturday May 25th 10am–3pm
The Mushroom Hunting Foundation
Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt
Learn all about the spring season for local wild mushrooms! Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, co-creators of the Mushroom Hunting Foundation, share first-hand how to enjoy edible wild mushrooms.  First, a slide show will cover the basics of mushroom science and safety and the amazingly diverse fungi of the region (focusing on spring mushrooms considered safe for beginners). Next, after a snack break, the group will head to the woods and fields for a guided mushroom hunting adventure, returning for a cooking demonstration. Items you may want to bring include: notebook & pen, camera, and water bottle. Please dress for walking in the woods.
Tickets$35

 

 Songwriters’ Series
Saturday May 25th
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.
Free!

 

 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.

 

 

 

Kundalini Yoga Classes 
Mondays & Thursdays 6pm | Tuesdays & Fridays 9am
Anne Novak
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 annenovak@charter.net or visit  www.annenovakyoga.co

 

GuruGanesha Band Concert
Saturday June 1st 7pm
GuruGanesha Band embodies an entirely new music landscape, combining the energy and influence of classic rock n’ roll with the joy of ecstatic chant.  At a time where the consciousness of much of the planet is plunged into chaos, darkness and confusion, the GuruGanesha Band heeds the higher call and delivers us transformational “Bhakti Infused Rock” with their new album “People Of Love.”
Tickets $35 in advance (available at https://tickets.brightstarevents.com/event/ggb-woodbury?_ga=2.239314763.976106158.1553981019-897170634.1550348884 ) & $50 at the door

 

Making Chocolate Medicine
Saturday June 1st 1011:30am
Susan Hill
Did you know that the cacao bean is the most revered of all rainforest foods? Cacao is the most pharmacologically complex food source known in the Amazon jungle, containing an estimated 1,200 individual chemical constituents (according to Joel Brenner’s research in her book The Emperors of Chocolate)! Because cacao amplifies the effects of other medicines it is the perfect delivery system for herbs and superfoods. Chocolate contains anti-oxidants, magnesium, tryptophan and other unknown neurotransmitter modulating agents which support the reduction of stress and depression and enhancement of pleasure. Come participate in the excitement of how to make your own raw organic chocolate as a medicine with healthy sweeteners like raw honey, mesquite, and lucuma. We will be adding in various herbs and superfoods along with Lord Cacao’s wife Vanilla to make the best chocolate ever. All ingredients are organic, non-GMO and pesticide-free. Attendees will be given some of the chocolate made in class to enjoy or take home. Your view of chocolate will change forever.
Tickets $50

 

SELFCARE SUNDAY EXPERIENCE
presented by Dr. Hauschka
Sunday June 2nd 10-11:30am
Treat yourself to a self-care experience like no other. The Dr. Hauschka team brings to life the garden gems of their pioneering natural skincare line with an interactive master class. During this experience, you will learn about the brand’s signature skincare ritual, receive tips and best practices for everyday skincare application and walk away with a customized skincare ritual prescription based on your skin’s needs and much more.
All attendees will receive a$5 coupon toward their next purchase at New Morning Market.
Tickets $5

 

Kids’ Yoga + Art
Tuesdays: 6/4 & 6/18
1:30-2:30 pm
Courtney Ewing, The Clever Crayon
Drop your kids off for a little paint, play, and namaste while you get some shopping done and enjoy our café! Kids will explore basic yoga poses and breathing techniques through engaging picture books, creative movement, and play. After movement, kids will work their imaginations by exploring a variety of colors, textures, and techniques to create a fun and unique art project each week. Courtney is the owner and founder of The Clever Crayon: a business providing art, yoga, and science classes for children of all ages, ranging from infants to adolescents. She is a certified yoga teach for children and teens through Childlight Yoga.
Tickets $15 per class. Registration Required.

 

Growing Glorious Greens
Tuesday June 4th 67pm
Holli Cederholm
There’s nothing like harvesting fresh salad for a meal! Plus, most greens don’t take a lot of space to grow. Learn more about growing various greens in your garden, including kale, Swiss chard, spinach, and lettuce. The class will cover planting and harvesting, as well as ways to use your garden-fresh greens! Holli has 10+ years of homesteading experience to draw upon, in which she grew and preserved much of her diet. Attendees will receive a $5.00 coupon towards their next purchase at New Morning Market.
Tickets $5

 

DIY Mugwort Smudge Sticks for Clearing Negative Energy
Wednesday June 5th 6:30 pm
Velya Jancz-Urban and Ehris Urban, the Grounded Goodwife
“Smudging” is performed to correct the energy of a home, office, object, or even a person. This is done by burning herbs like sage, mugwort, pine, and cedar in a focused intentional way to cleanse negative energy and replenish with positive healing energy. Join Velya and Ehris, the mother/daughter Grounded Goodwife duo, to learn about the history and practice of smudging, its herbal benefits, and to make a mugwort smudge stick for your own use. Velya and Ehris will also be signing copies of their newly released memoir: How to Survive a Brazilian Betrayal: A Mother-Daughter Memoir.
Free. Registration Required.

 

Free Hearing and Balance Screenings
Tuesday June 11th 12-3pm
Hearing Balance and Speech Center
Our hearing health is closely connected to our brain’s health.  Since hearing loss becomes more prevalent as we age, we feel that the links between hearing loss, depression, mental fatigue, reduced cognitive capacity, and dementia highlighted in recent studies are important.  Early detection may not prevent hearing loss, but it could help reduce some of its effects. Stop in for a free 5-10 minute screening.
Free.

 

Upstate Elevator CBD Talk
Tuesday June 11th 6pm
Kelsy Rapp, Green State Gardener
Join us for an introductory class on CBD and Upstate Elevator Supply Co.  Find out more about CBD, how it is derived, the difference between full spectrum and isolate, and more. Participants will also learn about Upstate Elevator Supply Co. and what makes them different. The session will conclude with a Q & A.
Free. Registration Requested.

 

Join Them Outside
Wednesday June 12th 6pm
Paul Saltanis, President, Country Tick and Mosquito
Join us for an informational talk exploring safe solutions to tick- and mosquito-borne diseases. Country Tick and Mosquito offers ecologically responsible services and is licensed to apply organic and pesticide-based products that control ticks and mosquitoes, depending on your individual needs and preferences. Owner Paul Saltanis has over 40 years of experience providing these services and is happy to suggest a program that is both effective and meets your concerns.
Free. Registration Requested.

 

Mobile Knife Sharpening
Sundays: June 16th + 23rd 10am-3pm
Harper Keehn
Bring your knives, serrated knives, pizza cutters, scissors, food processor blades, and other edge tools to be sharpened on site by mobile knife sharpener Harper Keehn. The price is $1.25/ inch of blade—so most chef knives cost $8 to $10, most paring knives cost $4 to $6. Please wrap knives in a dish towel secured with a rubber band and labeled with your name and contact number. Please note, payment for the service must be cash or check.

 

Emotions and Your Health
Tuesday June 18th 6:30pm
Bette Shaw, Master Coach
In this class attendees will learn about the role that emotions play in wellness and disease. Together the group will come to understand how the thoughts create emotions that can either heal us or continue to create disease. Bette will share where these emotions come from and provide powerful tools that participants can put into practice right away to aid in promoting a healthy body and healthy life. We will discuss the role of whole organic food and supplements in supporting emotional fitness.
Bette is a certified health coach and has been working on the source of illness and health for many years. She understands the role that emotions play in health and healing and shares it with clients in her practice.
Tickets $20

Keto: Is it Right for You?
Wednesday June 19th 6pm
Bruce Topping, Garden of Life’s National Educator
Join us for a free seminar to learn about the keto lifestyle and the benefits of collagen. The conversation will cover eating less carbohydrates, eating more healthy fats, implementing intermittent fasting, and incorporating clean keto products. We’ll also discuss the importance of collagen (it’s the most abundant protein in the body!) and its impact on hair, skin, nails, and joints. Join us to learn more.
Free. Registration Requested.

 

Ice Cream Social20th Annual Ice Cream Social
Friday June 21st 4-7pm
Join us for our 20th Annual Ice Cream Social to benefit Safe Haven Shelter! Treat your kids and yourself to an ice cream sundae (vegan & dairy-free options too) loaded with toppings while giving back to the community. Plus, we will be grilling pastured-raised burgers and hot dogs and vegetarian options. Come hungry! During June we are accepting donations for Safe Haven’s families. Bring gift cards to local stores, phone cards, non-perishable food, paper towels, toilet paper, disposable diapers, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, and toiletries to New Morning.

 

Guided Meditation and Sound Healing
Wednesday June 26th 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! During the last 15 minutes enjoy the relaxing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls and gong.
Tickets $15

 

Save the date!
Spotty Dog Rescue Bottle Drive & Adoption Event
Saturday June 29 –
Sunday June 30
Save your returnable bottles and cans! Spotty Dog Rescue will be here at New Morning to collect your returnable bottles and cans, and will be accepting donations to help sweet pups in need. Meet adorable adoptable dogs too!