Kicking off Fall 2016

Hope this post finds you all well. It’s officially fall and we are busy behind the scenes getting ready for a fun filled International Babywearing Week (IBW). IBW is an annual event sponsored by BWI to raise awareness and celebrate the benefits of babywearing. This year’s theme is “Best Seat in the House” and the celebration is scheduled for October 5-10.

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As part of the festivities we have a field trip planned to Central Park NYC on Saturday, October 8th. This event is hosted by BWI NYC and we will be joined by chapters in CT, NJ and NY! We hope you can come! Be sure to join us in our Facebook chat group for details and announcements on other IBW fun games, playgroups and raffle prizes.

What We’ve Been Up To

So many things to catch up on! For starters we’d like to welcome our newest chapter volunteers Meredith Young, Paige Bartels, Siobhan Niquette and Kristina Feldman. We look forward to getting to know and working with these lovely ladies.

We had a leadership meeting today to sew labels onto our lending library carriers. Meredith, Melinda, Jojo, Kerrie and Siobhan worked tirelessly behind spreadsheets and sewing machines while I grazed the snack buffet. We also got a peek at some of the amazing raffle prizes slated for IBW donated to our chapter from some very generous vendors. Stayed tuned for previews!

Meetings/Events

In case you haven’t heard we’ve added a new meeting location in Cheshire at The Cheshire Performing Arts Academy. Thanks to Melinda for spearheading the creation of this new offering. Here is our upcoming schedule for the month of October:

BWI General Meeting – Guilford
Saturday, October 1st, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Guilford Fire Department
390 Church St, Guilford, CT 06437

IBW  Field Trip to Central Park
Saturday, October 8th, 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Heckscher Playground
65th St Transverse, New York, NY 10019

BWI General Meeting – New Haven
Wednesday, October 12th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Mitchell Library
37 Harrison Street, New Haven, CT 06515

BWI General Meeting – Cheshire
Saturday, October 15th, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Cheshire Performing Arts Academy
1484 Highland Ave, Unit 4, Cheshire, CT 06410

BWI New Haven Chapter IBW Celebration Picnic
TBD (Tentatively Saturday October 15th, 12:00pm in Cheshire)

We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting or chapter event soon. As always, if you can’t make it in person or need help sooner we are available to help in our Facebook chat group.