Wreath Making



December 2019

Hamden’s Department of Recreation and the Friends of Brooksvale Park present the Annual Wreath Making Workshop in December 2019



TO REGISTER: Email the park directly at brooksvale@hamden.com or call the park office at  203-287-2669 clearly giving your name, contact information, and session you are registering for. Each person MUST register individually for themselves! Park staff WILL call/email you to CONFIRM you are registered. Each session is limited to 25 participants, no walk-ins can be accommodated. Please note: This workshop is geared towards adults and is not suitable for young children.

Note: This program fills quickly, so please contact Ranger Vinny asap.

Let's Make Wreaths!

With assistance from knowledgeable staff and volunteers you will learn how to craft your own Christmas wreath made from a variety of fresh-cut greens, baubles and bows. Each wreath is unique and both men and women enjoy this annual tradition. Many say this is the start of the Christmas season for them!

Crafting sessions are usually at 10am, Noon and 2pm. Preregistration is required as each session is limited to 25 participants. Each handcrafted wreath costs $20.00 with 100% of the proceeds put back into the park for educational purposes. If you have clippers/pruners please bring them as we have a limited number available.

If you’d like to bring a sweet treat to share with others, our refreshment table will be set-up and the mulled cider and hot coffee will be ready for you! For info about FOB or to become a member, go to www.friendsofbrooksvale.org or email us at info@friendsofbrooksvale.org  Remember, you must contact the park directly at the email or phone # above to register for the workshop!

The workshop takes place in the Veterans’ Memorial Building at Brooksvale Park, 524 Brooksvale Ave. Hamden CT. Only a wicked winter storm will cancel but if you’re unsure call the park.

Also, Ranger Vinny is on the hunt for fresh (free) greens for the workshop. If you know of someone who has spruce, pine or balsam trees needing trimming or take down, have them contact him soon—Thank you!

The Friends of Brooksvale hosts the annual Wreath Making Workshop where attendees will learn how to make traditional wreaths by hand. Clippings and items to decorate your wreath are provided, along with delicious sweets and holiday music. This workshop has quickly become a holiday tradition for many!  Traditionally the first Saturday in December.  Hope to see you then!