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.

Puppet Theater Project 101
April 17 –April 28 1-4pm each day Join us for a week-long theater puppetry class for tweens and kids 8 and up. Theater artist Charles G. Baldwin uses drama exercises and narrative play to teach students how to design, build, and animate puppets in a series of classes designed to combine craft with storytelling. These immersive classes will develop vocal, movement, and team-building skills through the practice of puppetry. The Puppet Theater Project concludes with a Puppet Show on Friday for family and friends.
Suggested for tweens and kids 8+
Sponsored by the creative re-use center EcoWorks, this weeklong workshop will take place at Sew Crafty at 87 Audubon Street in New Haven. Tuition is $165 for 15 hours of instruction and includes a $10 voucher towards materials at EcoWorks.
Sign up HERE!

Rock to Rock – Earth Day Bike Ride, EcoWorks Fundraiser, Greene Fair
Saturday, April 22  The Rock to Rock bike ride is a great community event.  EcoWorks volunteers and supporters raise money and ride and/or contribute to the teams fundraising campaign.  Please join our Garbage Can Be Fun Team. You can ride the 8 mile, 12 mile, 20 mile, 40 mile or metric century ride; we usually join the 8 mile family ride to show off our mini-garbage cans atop our helmets.  All team members receive an I Heart Trash t-shirt and a mini-garbage can!  Not interested in riding? Please donate to our fundraising page

The Great Give, 36 hour on-line fundraising
Tuesday, May 2nd 8:00am – Wednesday, May 3rd 8:00pm  Share some love for EcoWorks during The Great Give!  Can’t wait until May 2nd?  You can donate now!

Make a Throw Pillow Cover with Donna Berlanda
Sunday, May 7th, 1-3pm The perfect sewing class for a beginner! You’ll learn to make a simple envelope style, removable throw pillow cover. Techniques learned: measuring & cutting fabric, sewing straight seams and simple finishing. NO sewing experience is required. 
$30 per person
Due to limited space, pre-registration is required
Sign up Here!

Relief Printmaking
Thursday, May 18th, 5-7pm
Relief printmaking is a creative and easy way to dive into the realm of making prints. Engage in carving a styrofoam plate to create a colorful image. Bring your ingenuity and leave with a fun evening of producing new works on paper!  Great for all ages and abilities.  Instructor:  Meghan Shah.
$25 per person
Due to limited space, pre-registration is required
Sign up Here!

International Festival of Arts and Ideas PopUp Festivals  We’ll be providing creative reuse activities at each of the community festivals this year
Saturday, June 3, 2-7pm – Fair Haven; Christopher Columbus Family Academy, 255 Blatchley

Sunday, June 4, 2-6pm – Dixwell; Scantlebury Park, 139 Ashmun Street

Saturday, June 10, 1-5pm – Hill; Trowbridge Square Park, 164 Cedar Street

More workshops soon! 

Interested in offering a workshop?  Please email Bayla at

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