Activities

Club Activities
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.

Children’s Activities
Social Events
Special Interest:
Book Club
Couples Supper Club
First Years Coffee Group
Craft Club
Working Women’s Group
Moms of Older Kids (MOK)
Sports & Recreation:
Boot Camp
Newcomers Running Club
Women’s Tennis
Couples Paddle Tennis

Children’s 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.

Social 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

Book Club
Enjoy a monthly discussion of chosen books with new and old friends. Meetings rotate member homes and are typically held in the evenings.

Couples Supper Club
New to town or already a member of Newcomers? Do you enjoy eating good food and trying out new recipes? Love wine? If socializing as a couple sounds like fun, then join Newcomers Supper Club – a casual gourmet dinner group for people who like to wine and dine!

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 monthly on a weekday morning at a restaurant in town.

Craft Club
Interested in getting creative, meeting new people and enjoying some (optional) adult beverages? If you are into paper crafts, jewelry making, painting, or just wish you were, check out the Newcomers Craft Club. No special skills required! The group meets monthly at members homes and projects will be seasonally relevant. Please note this group is meant for adults only!

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 at members homes. 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 at members homes.

Sports & Recreation

Boot Camp
Looking to take your workout to the next level with a professional trainer… then join us for boot camp in the park! Burn calories, build endurance and tone your physique while meeting fellow Newcomers.

Newcomers Running Club
Come join fellow Newcomers weekly in the morning at one of New Canaan’s parks! We will meet and break into small groups and run through the paths. All levels welcome!

Women‘s Tennis
Make some new friends and hone your tennis skills. Join us weekly for a 1.5 hour clinic with a pro at a New Canaan tennis club. Beginner and Intermediate levels welcome. Our court time changes with the seasons but is usually on Tuesdays and/or Fridays in the afternoon.

Couples Paddle Tennis
Join us for fun filled evenings of mixed couples paddle tennis. Whether you are new to the sport or have been playing for years, these evenings are guaranteed to be fun! Guests bring an appetizer or dessert and a beverage of your choice to share with the group.