Events Calendar

Upcoming Workshops & Events: 

Please note, the reuse center and reBoutique will be open during the hours of the workshops and events at EcoWorks.

EcoWorks Art-Caching: Collaborative Art Treasure Hunting
Ongoing from May 8th through Arts and Ideas Festivals
EcoWorks has hidden 14 art-caches around the city of New Haven and invites everyone to seek them and engage by re-creating the art piece found within. Use a GPS unit or app on your smart phone to go treasure hunting, then post before and after pictures on social media using #EcoWorksArtCache. For GPS coordinates to start hunting for your first art-cache, please visit Participation is free.

International Festival of Arts and Ideas PopUp 
We’ll be providing creative reuse activities at each of the community festivals this year.
Free and great for all ages!

Shadow Puppet Play
Saturday, June 3, 2-7pm

Create your very own shadow world with interactive puppets or window scenes made from cut paper & glue, ( and sticks of bamboo!)
Workshop led by Shula Weinstein
Location: Fair Haven: Christopher Columbus Family Academy, 255 Blatchley

Bottle Cap Bugs
Sunday, June 4, 2-6pm

EcoWorks loves to recycle, reuse, and re-purpose, so join us at this Arts and Ideas Pop Up event as we take plastic bottle caps, beads, fake flowers, and other “junk” to create fantastical critters. Let your imagination run wild as you create spiders, insects, beetles, and creepy crawlies, all from recycled materials.
Workshop led by Bayla Laks
Location: Dixwell: Scantlebury Park, 139 Ashmun Street

Weaving in the Round
Saturday, June 10, 1-5pm

Learn to Weave in the Round using rag yarn, string, cord, blue wrap & t-shirts on sewing hoops to make your own fabric frisbee. We will even use small hula hoops for loom frames. Larger hoops made from irrigation tubing will serve as our targets for an ongoing game of floppy fabric frisbee golf.
Workshop led by Lisa Spetrini
Location: The Hill: Trowbridge Square Park, 164 Cedar Street

Quilter’s Bonanza!

Thursday June 15th 1-7pm
Saturday June 17th 10-4pm
EcoWorks is holding a 2 day Quilter’s Bonanza! We have new, high quality quilting fabrics already cut into squares and strips ready for sewing. Yardage/larger pieces are also available. Join us and be inspired, see what is new, and start quilting!

Art Cards to Congress
Saturday July 1st 1-3pm
Art and Activism! Join us for this free community event where we will collage, draw, and design art cards pre addressed to our state representatives showing our support for the Arts and the environment. Post cards provided by the New Haven Arts Council. Make a difference making art!

Build Your Own Air Plant Holder

Saturday July 15th 1-3pm
Students will learn how to make a pinch pot and use recycled materials to imprint texture and design. This pinch pot, using air dry clay, will make the perfect container for an air plant.
$18 a person
Epiphytes/air plants are included in the class fee and one will be provided.
Sign up HERE!


More events and workshops soon! 

Interested in offering a workshop?  Please email Bayla at

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