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January Newsletter 2013, Volume 3, Number 1
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs

Public Swimming Schedules

John S. Martinez School - 100 James Street
Wednesday: 5pm-8pm
Saturdays: 10am-2pm
James Hillhouse High School - 480 Sherman Parkway
Thursday: 3:30pm-6:30pm and
Saturday: 10am-1pm

Click here to visit the Parks Sports and Recreation page for more information.

In this Issue:


Open Schools Program 2013

Career - 100 Legion Ave
Monday - Thursday 5-8pm

Offering a variety of excise options for adults:
- Walking track
- Weight Room
- Aerobics (includes a fee)
Wexler Grant - 55 Foote St
Monday - Thursday 5-8pm
Enter building on Dixwell side behind old Q-House
Beecher - 100 Jewel St
Fridays 5-8pm
Sheridan - 191 Fountain St
Fridays 5-8pm
John Martinez - 100 James St*
Monday - Friday 5-8:30pm
Enter building by doors next to cafeteria
Roberto Clemente - 360 Columbus Ave
Monday - Thursday 5-8:30pm
Enter from backside of school
Ross Woodward - 185 Barnes Ave
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5-8pm
King Robinson - 150 Fournier St
Monday - Friday 5-9pm
Enter upstairs gym - go down far left doors to gym

Troup School - 259 Edgewood Ave
Monday - Fridays 5-9pm
Enter from parking lot path down to doors, gym is on the right

*They also will be operating on Saturdays 10am - 2pm

Please check with the building Supervisor in your area to get time and activities in your neighborhood
**PLEASE NOTE: No Programs will operate on school vacations and inclement weather.

For more information please contact:
Felicia C. Shashinka, Recreation Supervisor, New Haven Parks & Recreation,
fshashinka@newhavenct.net, Phone: (203) 946-8088, fax: (203) 946-2861


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Outdoor Adventure Club

GeocoachingAnimal Tracking
January 17, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Parks Office - 720 Edgewood Ave
Ages: 8-11
Cost: Free
Join the New Haven Park Rangers for an after-school animal tracking program. Investigate Edgewood Park for signs of animals.

Full Moon Hike
January 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: West Rock Nature Center - 1080 Wintergreen Ave
Ages: Family (appropriate 8+)
Cost: Free
Hike West Rock during a full moon.

To register or for information: call 203-946-6559 or email jmilone@newhavenct.net


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Nature Pals

Nature PalsWednesdays 9:30 - 11:00 am
Winter 2013
New Location: Edgewood Park Ranger Station,
Edgewood Avenue and Hobart Street

Nature Pals is a weekly, nature-themed playgroup that meets in historic Edgewood Park in New Haven, CT. The goal of Nature Pals is to make nature accessible to children at an early age, and to build a community of local families that enjoy and support Edgewood Park. Nature Pals is designed for children ages 2 to 5. Each week's meeting features a different nature theme, with activities including story time, outdoor exploration (weather permitting), snack and a craft. Nature Pals is sponsored by the Friends of Edgewood Park.

$36 for 6 week session ($6/week).
$7/week drop-in rate.
Register for the whole session and save $$$!
Scholarships are available through the Friends of Edgewood Park.

Email naturepalsFOEP@gmail.com for more information and to pre-register, or
check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NaturePalsFOEP

This program is sponsored by the Friends of Edgewood Park in partnership with the
New Haven Department of Parks, Recreation & Trees.


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Ranger Program Schedules

New Haven Park Rangers
Left to right: Harry Coyle, Martin Torresquintero, Joe Milone, Wray WIlliams, Dan Barvir

Trowbridge Environmental Center at East Rock Park
Staff: Dan Barvir & Wray Williams, Park Rangers

Day Date Time Program Leader
Sat 5 10am National Bird Day Wray
    1pm National Bird Day Wray
Tue 10 5pm to 7pm Owl Prowl and Night Walk
Meet at North Meadows parking area, Summit Drive
Dan
Fri 11 10 to 11:30am Winter Bird Walk Dan
Sat 12 9:30 to 11:30am Animal Tracking Wray
    2:00 to 3:30pm Animal Tracking Wray
Tue 15 1:15 to 2:45pm Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Hike Wray
Sat 19 10 to 11:30am Winter Hike Dan
Wed 23 10 to11:30am Winter Bird Walk Dan
Wed 30 10 to11:30am Winter Bird Walk Dan
Thu 31 12 noon Cocoa and Critters Wray
    10am to 12noon Cocoa and Critters Wray

Registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at 946-6086 for directions, more information, and to register for these programs. All programs meet at the Trowbridge Environmental Center/Ranger Station and are free to New Haven residents except as noted. A donation of $2 per person is suggested for participants residing outside New Haven. The Trowbridge Environmental Center/Ranger Station is located on the corner of Cold Spring & Orange Streets, opposite Wilbur Cross High School.

Barnard Nature Center at West River Memorial Park
Staff: Harry Coyle, Joe Milone, Park Rangers

Day Date Time Program Ranger
Mon 7 3:30-4:30 pm Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Wed 9 9:30-11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) * Harry
Sat 12 10 am-1 pm Winter Geocaching & Camp Fire-$5/person (West Rock Nature Center) Harry&Joe
Wed 16 9:30-11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) * Harry
Thu 17 3:30-4:30 pm Reptile and Amphibian Slideshow (Barnard Nature Center) Harry
Fri 18 10-11 am Winter Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Tue 22 10-11 am Senior Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Wed 23 9:30-11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) * Harry
    3:30-4:30 pm Winter Bird Walk & Craft (Barnard Nature Center) Harry&Joe
Thu 24 3:30-4:30 pm Winter Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Sat 26 8-11 am CARE Family Ice Fishing Derby (Coventry Lake in Coventry) Staff
Mon 28 1-2 pm Winter Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry
Wed 30 9:30-11 am Nature Pals Playgroup (Edgewood Ranger Station) * Harry
    3:30-4:30 pm Owl Pellet Program-$1/person (Barnard Nature Center) Harry
Thu 31 10-11 am Winter Nature Walk (Edgewood Ranger Station) Harry

Pre-registration for programs is requested by the Park Ranger Staff for planning purposes. Contact us at (203) 691-3539 directions, more information, and to register for these programs. The ranger program calendar is available on the web at: http://www.cityofnewhaven.com/parks/. All programs meet at the Barnard Nature Center are free to New Haven residents except as noted. A donation of $2 per person is suggested for participants residing outside New Haven. The Barnard Nature Center is located on the corner Route 34 and Ella T Grasso Boulevard. The park entrance is located on Route 34.

* Fee required, For information please contact: naturepalsFOEP@gmail.com.


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Holiday Tree SoughtEdgewood Park Farmers Market

The Edgewood Park Winter Market opens, in its winter location: the West Rock Avenue parking lot. The market will be open every other Sunday from 10 am - 1 pm

  • Bodhichitta Farms: fresh produce and maple syrup.
  • Two Guys from Woodbridge: organic hydroponic greenhouse farm that produces a variety of salad greens, shoots, microgreens, edible flowers and mushrooms.
  • Riverbank Farm: certified organic greens and root vegetables, delicious farm made soups, prepared foods, and canned produce.
  • Sankow's Beaver Brook Farm: sheep and cow's milk cheeses and yogurt, raw milk, lamb, veal, chicken and prepared foods from Lyme, CT.
  • Sixpence Pie Company: pasties, meat pies, sweet pies, and quiches freshly made from local produce, meats, and dairy.
  • Stone Gardens: greens, root vegetables, frozen produce, and sauces, grown in Shelton, CT.
  • Waldingfield Farm: certified organic vegetables, heirloom tomato products, honey, and maple syrup.
  • CitySeed: delicious artisan breads, cookbooks, kids books, and more. Purchases here support market operation

Go to the CitySeed website for a full list of products and vendors. Edgewood Park at Whalley West Rock Avenues


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Monthly Photo Gallery

New Haven's Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

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Carriage Rides Around the New Haven Green

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Polar Plunge 2013 - Lighthouse Point Park

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