For Everyone to Enjoy
The ball field provides ample space to kick-off the summer! Kids enjoy a bike parade, bouncy house, face painting and field games. Adults spread out blankets, grill and share in pot-luck picnic fare.
Each fall brings the Harvest Supper. Adults share in this traditional potluck event, held in the same barn for the past 60 years! New residents are encouraged to attend to meet and be welcomed by their new neighbors.
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Halloween is celebrated with a one-two punch. Before the big day, children are invited to the Kid Zone to make jack-o’-lanterns and bob for apples while while enjoying cider and donuts.
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On Halloween itself, parents organize a costume parade through the woods for the littlest children, interspersed with treat stops, manned by older children. At the end of the parade, children and adults join in a pizza party and pot-luck supper.
Winter finds neighbors creating swags to hang on the street signs throughout Conantum, providing festive décor during the holiday season.
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All Conantum residents are invited to share holiday cheer at open houses hosted by neighborhood families, providing a chance to catch up with friends and to meet new neighbors. Many gather beforehand for a community sing - with a surprise visitor at the end!
Some Things We Do
Gatherings include a sewing/knitting group, book clubs, poker nights, and a 1990’s addition, WOW (Women of the Woods), providing occasional evening sociable get-togethers.
August 21, 2017
Budding scientists gathered on the ball field to share a wide array of hand-made and official viewers that allowed everyone to experience the eclipse. Similarly, in October 1957 the first members of the community congregated on the ballfield at night to watch Sputnik pass overhead!
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Campout June 2019
New events include campouts open to all! Whether residents decide to stay over or just join in the evening act ivies, all are welcome.
A campfire is lit, smores prepared and flashlight tag often ensues. The first campout included over 35 people and a couple of dogs participating with 25 hearty souls braving thin air mattresses and snoring sleep companions to be rewarded by an early morning mist rising from the field, hot coffee and the satisfaction of having overcoming the pull of modern life to reconnect with the natural world.
The Community Garden members gather several times each season to share meals, often featuring home-grown produce picked that day.