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Registration is required for all programs.
(Unless noted otherwise)

Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

Members Only Opportunity

Family Farm Chores

Sunday, February 12 This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list
Saturday, March 11
Sunday, April 16 This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list
Saturday, May 13

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Dress for the outdoors and join farmers Mike and Rachel as they complete daily farm chores. Get a first-hand look at everything it takes to keep our chickens, sheep, and cows happy and healthy. After watching the milking process, you might consider visiting the Dairy Annex to take home a delicious after-chores dairy treat.

Members only!

Each Program is:
$10 per Member family

Please register with the appropriate button below

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From Prep to Plate – Yogurt Dip Recipe Challenge

Saturday, February 25
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Challenge your family’s creativity in the kitchen with this hands-on workshop! Join Registered Dietitian Jessica Pelletier, and learn the various benefits of dairy products, experience how New Pond Farm’s fresh yogurt is made, and showcase your creativity in the kitchen with a yogurt- based dip challenge. Participants will work in teams to prepare, experiment with, and share their delicious yogurt dip which incorporates farm fresh foods.

This program is:
$25 per Member family
$30 per Non-member family

Please Register Here


Astronomy

Saturdays
February 25, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list
March 25, 8 – 9 p.m.
April 22, 8:45 – 9:45 p.m.

Join our knowledgeable team of volunteer astronomers on Astronomy Hill for views of constellations, star clusters, planets, and more! Gaze through the telescopes, hear stories about the stars, watch a short slide presentation, ask deep questions, and connect with other night sky enthusiasts. This is an outdoor program, so please dress for the weather and be prepared for a short walk from the parking lot out to the Observatory.

Each program is:
$8 per Member
$10 per Non-member

Please register with the appropriate button below

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Members Only Opportunities

Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 4
Seating times:
8:30 (This seating is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list),
9 (Only a few spaces left),
9:30 (Only a few spaces left),
10 (Only a few spaces left)

Celebrate a delicious New England tradition! Start the morning with a homemade breakfast of bacon and pancakes topped with fresh berries and our very own maple syrup. Then bundle up and head down to our Sugar Shed to watch the farmers as they boil down the next batch of sap from our sugar maple trees.

Members only!

Each Seating is:
$10 per person, children 3 and under are free ($30 max. per member family)

Please register with the appropriate button below

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Big Moon Night Hike

Friday, March 10
7 – 8 p.m.
Join us as we hike up the Summit Trail and explore the woodlands at night. With an almost full moon, we’ll look and listen for nighttime creatures while also enjoying the unique beauty of the forest at night.

Members only!

This program is:
$15 per Member Family

Please Register Here


Gardening Basics:
Drop-In Programs

Saturday, March 18: Planting Cold Weather Crops
Saturday May 27: Spring Planting
Saturday June 10: Garden Tasks: Feeding, Staking, Thinning, and more
2 – 4 P.M.
Stop by New Pond Farm’s vegetable garden to learn some of the many ways you can grow food for you and your family. Each session will focus on a different topic. Come just to observe and ask questions, or get your hands dirty and help out.

Each program is:
Free

No Registration Required


Members Only Opportunities

Spring Equinox Campfire

Monday, March 20
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Join us around the campfire as we celebrate the Spring Equinox with treats and stories. We will consider what the change of seasons means for the natural world and share what it means to us.

Members only!

This program is:
Free

Registration is required.

Please Register Here


Peeper Patrol

Friday, April 28 This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list
OR
Saturday, April 29 This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list

7 – 8:30 p.m.
Put on your rubber boots and grab your flashlight, we are going out to look for amphibians! This annual event is great fun for the whole family. We will search the edges of the marsh and surrounding wetlands for spring peepers, green frogs, pickerel frogs, and more!

Be sure to check your flashlight batteries before coming.

Members only!

This program is:
$15 per Member Family

Please Register Here for Friday Wait List

Please Register Here for Saturday Wait list


Family Campout

Saturday, May 20, 6 p.m. – Sunday, May 21, 11 a.m.
Join Program Director Emily Ciffone for a family campout. Our fun-filled evening includes a night hike, treats around a campfire, viewing the night sky, and a celebration of our nocturnal neighbors! Wake up with the sunrise, then join our farmer for morning chores, followed by a light breakfast.

Members only!

This program is:
$75 per Member Family, space is limited

Please Register Here


World Turtle Day Celebration:
Animal Meet & Greet

Tuesday, May 23
10 – 11 a.m. OR 5 – 6 p.m.
Join us in a celebration of the world’s turtles. Come meet our resident turtles and tortoises and learn what makes each of them special.

This program is:
Free

Registration is required.

Please Register Here for the Morning
Please Register Here for the Afternoon


Members Only Opportunity

Visit-A-Hive

Take a Personal Tour of a Honeybee Hive!
Put on bee suits and join our resident beekeeper, Ann Murray, as she inspects one of our working hives! Ann is an inspirational educator and a longtime champion of honeybees. In this one-hour program you are guaranteed to be fascinated by these hardworking pollinators! This program is available for a parent and up to three family members. Timing will be arranged.

Members Only!

$50 per Member Family.

If you are interested in participating in this program, please email us at info@newpondfarm.org.