The Newcomers Club of New Canaan is one of the most active Newcomers organizations in the country. If you talk to anyone in town you will probably hear them say they met some of their closest friends through the Newcomers Club. For this reason, participation at our events is high and a wonderful way to make new friends and have fun. We offer everything from big parties to smaller gatherings for groups with specific interests. Please click on any of the activities below to find out more information or to rsvp.
The Newcomers Club of New Canaan offers a wide variety of activities including cocktail parties, gourmet groups, children’s activities, sports groups, book clubs, scrapbooking parties and more. Participating in our many club activities is a great way to make new friends with common interests and get involved in our wonderful town. And if you have an idea for a new activity or would like to become an activity leader, we welcome you to put your creative energy to work. If interested please see our section “Get Involved!” or please login for a complete list of current activities.
New Canaan is a very family-friendly town and our Newcomers Club is no exception! We organize activities to allow new families to discover the best of what New Canaan and Fairfield County have to offer. The Children’s Activities team focuses on creating fun events for children ages newborn to five. Some of our more popular annual events include the Summer Beach Party and Picnic, Fall Family Kick-Off, Children’s Halloween Party, our version of the “Polar Express” on a train ride to Stamford, and the Spring Treasure Hunt. We also partner with organizations throughout Fairfield County to provide a taste of the many types of classes available for young children, from music and crafts to cooking and sports. We also organize “Mommy and Me” playgroups for children ages six months to three years. Playgroups typically start in the fall but it is possible to join throughout the academic year. Please check the website regularly to find out what is coming up and to RSVP for events.
The Newcomers Club of New Canaan is one of the most active Newcomers organizations in the country. If you talk to anyone in town you will probably hear them say they met some of their closest friends through the Newcomers Club. For this reason, participation at our events is high and a wonderful way to make new friends and have fun. We offer everything from big parties like our Annual Holiday Party and Spring Cocktail Party to smaller gatherings for groups with specific interests to shopping events in town. There is something for everyone and if there is some activity that we don’t have we can help you to start a group!
Special Interest Groups
Enjoy a monthly discussion of chosen books with new and old friends. Meeting locations will rotate between member homes. Start time typically 8pm. Please contact Kristin Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org with interest.
Come socialize and make new friends over monthly dinners and our thrice yearly parties, beginning with our opening party in September and ending in June. Gatherings are at host houses and each couple brings a dish. You can attend one or every dinner and recipes are sent out in advance. Our focus is on seasonal recipes prepared from local, sustainable food, and our emphasis is on easy recipes that don’t take up too much of your time.
First Years Coffee Group
Grab a coffee and meet other new arrivals to town. This group is for Newcomers who have joined the club in the past year. The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 9:30-10:30.
All roads lead to… New Canaan!!! Meet fellow travelers of international routes. The International Group welcomes all with international ties, whether you are an Expat, an American returning from abroad, or just like to chat with “internationals.” The group meets monthly.
Arts & Crafts
Come get creative! If you are into paper crafts, jewelry making, painting, or just wish you were, check out the Arts & Crafts club. No arts and crafts skills required! Each month, we will focus on a new project. Activities include decoupage, beading, metal stamping, card making, and scrapbooking. The group usually meets the first Monday evening of each month, check the calendar for exact dates and times. Feel free to drop in any time!
Working Women‘s Group
Are you new to town and looking to meet fellow working women? Each month, this group meets in one of the local restaurants for networking and socialization. Check the calendar for exact dates and times. There is also a monthly “Mommy and Me” playgroup for working women that meets on Saturdays. A great way to meet new friends and share info!
Moms of Older Kids (MOK) Group
If you have kids in elementary and/or middle school and want to connect with other moms with similar aged kids then the MOKs (Moms of Older Kids) group is for you. Monthly coffees and other events hosted.
Sports & Recreation
Looking to take your workout to the next level… create your very own boot camp! Get four of your friends together and we’ll start a personalized session at a time and location that works for your group. Please contact Christa Kenin at email@example.com with interest.
Newcomers Running Club
New Canaan Newcomers Running Club is a social running club for runners of all levels. If running is your passion or if you are just looking for a way to burn some calories among friends please join us! We will meet one morning a week at a local park. Jogging strollers are welcome!