This Week at Common Ground

April 27th - May 3rd!

Spring is in Full Swing!

There are so many great events happening this week for children, families, AND adults!
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Food Stories: Dinner & a Movie

Thursday, April 30th, 5:30-7:30pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

Share your stories about food. Come see what the Food & Environment class has been working on. We'll be watching a documentary called Food Chains followed by a group discussion about Food Justice! This is a free event. Please RSVP so we have enough food!


Food, Childcare and Translation will be provided!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Campfire & Sunset Hike

Friday, May 1st, 6-8:30pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

Experience the sights and sounds of the nocturnal forest as we stargaze, roast marshmallows, and take a guided hike. Campfire is appropriate for all ages; guided night hike is recommended for ages 6 and up. Campfire from 6 – 7 PM (arrive anytime), hike departs by 7:15 PM. Please bring a flashlight. No RSVP required.


Questions? Contact Jesse at jdelia@commongroundct.org or call (203)389-4333 x1221.

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Join us on Saturday for a Camp Open House!

Saturday, May 2nd, 10am-12pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

Come check out summer opportunities at Common Ground for children ages 4 – 13!


Take a campus tour, meet program staff, learn about program options, ask all of your questions, and register in person for programs. We can also process financial aid applications and take program payments during Open House hours.


Children are welcome to attend the open house with their parent or caregiver.

Questions? Call 203-389-4333 x 1213 or email rholcombe@commongroundct.org.

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Chicks & Chickens Day during Open Farm Day!

Saturday, May 2nd, 10am-2pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

Visit the farm to meet mother hens and their new baby chicks. Learn about the amazing journey from egg to chick. Our piglets will also be making their public debut this day!


Pick up for PRE-ORDERED chicks will be ready for pick up. Contact Farmer Shannon with questions: sraider@commongroundct.org or call (203) 389-4333 x1217.


Open Farm Day is a FREE event open to the public. All are welcome!
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Saturday, May 2nd, 10am-1pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

You make our garden flourish! Meet awesome people and green up your thumb by volunteering on our sustainably managed market garden!


Spring farm work can include: preparing beds, transplanting, and working in the greenhouses. Get your wheelbarrowing on and join the fun...


Meet at the Harvest Pavilion at the lower garden. Drop in anytime Saturdays between 10am-1pm and stay for as little or as much as you would like. If you are under 18 years old you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian please. We LOVE groups! Call to schedule a group to come and volunteer. Contact Farmer Shannon at sraider@commongroundct.org or call 203.389.4333 ext. 1217

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Bread Baking Basics

Saturday, May 2nd, 10:30am-12:30pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

Join Lorri Wilson of Ms. Wilson’s Kitchen and learn the basics of preparing, shaping, forming, and baking yeast breads.


This is a class for adults and young adults. $15 – $35 per person – RSVP required. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Common Ground students and families participate for FREE.


Questions? Want to register? Contact Jesse at jdelia@commongroundct.org or (203)389-4333 x1221. Or register and pre-pay online!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Mushroom Cultivation for Garden & Forest

Sunday, May 3rd, 1-3pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

Join Ari Rockland-Miller and Jenna Antonino DiMare, co-founders of The Mushroom Forager, for a hands on workshop inoculating shiitake logs and a king stropharia garden bed. Take home your own shiitake log!


This is a class for adults and young adults. $15 – $35 per person – RSVP required. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Common Ground students and families participate for FREE.


Questions? Want to register? Contact Jesse at jdelia@commongroundct.org or (203)389-4333 x1221. Or pre-pay and register online!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Panel Discussion: Experiences of Students of Color on Predominantly White Campuses

Monday, May 4th, 7-10pm

123 Huntington Rd

New Haven, CT

All are welcome!


Moderator:

Shahid Abdul-Karim - Community Engagement Editor @ NH Register


Panelists:

Anthony Arnold, Global Innovation Planner - Unilever (Morehouse & UMich)
Dyamond Myers, MSW, School Social Worker - New Haven BOE (Bennete & UPitt)
Maclovia Quintana, Sustainability Fellow - Yale School of Forestry (Yale)
N'Zinga Shani, Producer, OneWorldTV
Kanicka Ingram, Associate Director of Admissions & Director of Multicultural Affairs - Quinnipiac (Albertus, UBridgeport, Northeaster)
Yamuna Menon, Director of Policy and Research - Conncan (Johns Hopkins, UCONN)
Morgan Williams, College Office Intern (UWisc- Madison)


This group is going to be answering some tough questions about their own experiences as people of color on campus and offer some insight on what they did to overcome the barriers they faced.


A light dinner will be served.

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Farm Festival & Seedling Sale

Saturday, May 16th, 10am-3pm

358 Springside Ave

New Haven, CT

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