New Pond Farm

Knitting & Spinning by the Fire

On Sunday February 4 from 12 – 3 p.m. bring your knitting projects and enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the fire with seasoned knitters and members of the Nutmeg Spinners to coach you on your knitting challenges and invite you to try your hand at their spinning wheels.

Recommended for any skill level.

    This adult program is free, but ask that you purchase a skein of New Pond Farm yarn ($12) and donate a scarf, hat, or pair of mittens to the Farm for sale at the Harvest Festival.

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

Shakespeare Workshop for Actors Grades 7 – 12

On Monday evenings January 22 – March 26 (excluding Feb. 5 and 16) from 7-9 pm accomplished actress and educator Julia Levo will create an exciting and positive environment in which actors will delve into a comprehensive exploration of scenes and monologues from one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Macbeth. Students will explore this play in an intensive eight-week acting program designed exclusively for middle and high school students.

Students will develop skills in character development, vocal technique, acting craft, and text analysis. Key scenes and monologues (using non-traditional casting) will be woven together and performed for an invited audience during the last class.

This eight-week program is $250 per New Pond Farm Member and $275 per Non-member

Registration is required, space is limited. Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.

January Astronomy

On Saturday, January 20th starting at 6:30 p.m. New Pond Farm (101 Marchant Rd., West Redding) will be hosting an astronomy program open to the public.

On “Astronomy Hill” we will use our telescopes to view craters and seas on the 4-day-old moon and view the Orion nebulae, star clusters, and the planet Uranus. Our astronomy volunteers will also point out and discuss the winter constellations of Orion, Canis Major and Minor, Gemini, Taurus, and Auriga. Attendees with a smart phone can try their hand at taking a photo of the moon.

There will be an optional preview in the Learning Center classroom at 6pm, this will give participants, especially children, a better understanding of what they will be viewing out on the hill.

Please dress for the outdoors, there is a warming building next to the telescopes, and please bring a flashlight for the walk to and from the observatory.

The program is $4 per New Pond Farm Member, with a maximum of $16 per Member family an $6 per non-member, with a maximum of $24 per family.

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

If the skies appear cloudy, please check the website after 4 p.m. for program status.

December Astronomy

Join our team of astronomers as we gaze through the telescopes at the moon, Uranus, nebulae, and star clusters. Our astronomers will also point out and discuss various constellations including Orion, the Big and Little Dippers, Taurus, and more.

Note: Families are invited to a special preview in the Learning Center classroom at 6. This mini-lesson will give participants, especially children, a better understanding of what they will be viewing out on the hill.

Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight for the walk from the parking area to the observatory, and binoculars, if you have them.

$4 per New Pond Farm member ($16 max. per member family)
$6 per non-member ($24 max. per non-member family)

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

If the skies look cloudy, please call the office, (203) 938-2117, or check the homepage after 4pm for program status.

Paper Pocket Holiday Stars

These intricate paper stars will make cherished gifts for family and friends. Our Star Master, Marion Hichwa, will share a colorful assortment of papers and then lead you through the step by step directions so that you will take home a fantastic work of art!

    $8 per New Pond Farm member and $12 per non-member

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

November Astronomy

On Saturday November 18 at 7 p.m. join our team of astronomers as we gaze through the telescopes at the moon and Saturn with its magnificent rings. Our astronomers will also point out and discuss various Fall constellations.

Note: Families are invited to a special preview in the Learning Center classroom at 6:30. This mini-lesson will give participants, especially children, a better understanding of what they will be viewing out on the hill.

Please bring a flashlight for the walk from the parking area to the observatory and binoculars, if you have them.

$4 per New Pond Farm member ($16 max. per member family)
$6 per non-member ($24 max. per non-member family)

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

Wool Felt Pocket Dolls

On Tuesday November 14, 6 – 8 p.m. join New Pond Farm‘s Artist in Residence, Kris Holm, as you try your hand at sewing these sweet little dolls in one relaxing evening at the farm. Wool felt is soft to the touch and a pleasure to work with. These babies come together with just a few basic stitches and are stuffed with fleece from our very own sheep. You will be shown a variety of easy techniques to decorate your dolls with felting, embroidery, and applique.
All materials are included.

$20 per New Pond Farm member, $25 per non-member

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