Kristine Vincent, CPRP: Director of Recreation and Leisure Services
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Salmon Brook Park. Open 24/7 at www.GranbyRec.com
Program/Trip Registration: All programs/trips are based on a first come basis and space availability and require advance registration; payment must accompany registration. Please register early to avoid disappointment. You can register for all of our programs online.
Have your next family or other private event at Salmon Brook Park or Holcomb Farm. The SB Park House is a beautiful facility that can accommodate up to 99 people and features a gas fireplace and central air. The North Barn Pavilion at Holcomb Farm is built to look like a barn but this gorgeous new building has all of the modern amenities to make your event for up to 125 people a day to remember. Dates fill fast. Visit www.GranbyRec.com to see pictures and rental info.
Trunk-or-Treat: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2–4 p.m. Come together as a community and have a fun afternoon of “trick or treating” at Salmon Brook Park. We want YOU to come to the park at 1 p.m., decorate your trunk and start giving out goodies at 2 p.m. Get your neighbors, friends, civic groups, book club, co-workers, family and friends together to come up with a great theme. Prizes for the best-decorated, spookiest, most creative trunks in the park.
Pumpkin 5K Family Fun Run: Sunday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. (rain date Oct. 21) Fall is officially here. Join us on the two-loop course in beautiful Salmon Brook Park. The course is mostly grass terrain around the soccer and baseball fields. Dress in pumpkin orange and run your best 5K ever on this mostly flat course in a no pressure, low key event. Open to all ages. Run, walk, push a stroller, friendly dogs welcome. Arrive at 8 a.m. for check in. $5 pre-registration at www.granbyrec.com, $10 registration on event day.
Comedy Night At Holcomb Farm: Saturday, Nov. 10, doors open at 7 p.m. Ages 21 and over are invited for a night of fun and laughter at the North Barn Pavilion featuring NYC comedians Mike Gaffney and Joe Devito. Cash bar is available. Please bring your own munchies and snacks. Tables of eight are available for $320, or $40 per person for individual tickets. Purchase tickets today at www.granbyrec.com as tickets sell out very quickly.
Youth Basketball Registration: Now is the time to register your K–8 grader for the Granby Recreational Basketball Program. Games are scheduled for Saturdays and practices are held for grades 2–8 once a week. Volunteer coaches are needed. Register by Monday, Nov. 12, and pay $100; register after Nov. 12 and pay $125.
Yoga for All Levels: Tuesdays, Oct. 30–Dec. 4, 8:15–9:15 a.m. Holcomb Farm Workshop. In this mixed level yoga class, stretch, strengthen and restore. Class begins with a gentle warm up, builds to an invigorating flow and ends with deep stretch and peaceful relaxation. Helps one gain flexibility, balance, and strength. Led by Mary Ellen Mullins.
NYC on your Own: Take a bus to the Big Apple to see Chinatown, Little Italy, Central Park, a museum, the zoo, a Broadway show or shop— whatever you choose. The usual drop off points are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Plaza Hotel and Rockefeller Center. Pickup is 7 p.m. in front of Stage Coach Tavern on 7th Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets. Saturday, Oct. 6, for $46pp, or Saturday, Dec. 1, for $48pp.
Cookie Decorating Classes: Each class has a holiday theme and includes instruction, cookies, icing and decorating candies/sprinkles. Participants take home their drying cookies in a bakery box. $27pp.
Halloween Cookies—Sunday, Oct. 28.
Winter Holiday Cookies—Sunday, Dec. 9
Genealogy DNA Workshop: Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Holcomb Farm Workshop. This workshop will explore the information provided in AncestryDNA results, explore methods to manipulate the results, and introduce third-party tools that turn DNA into a powerful tool for traditional genealogy, finding unknown relatives and adoption research. We will also discuss the most successful methods for contacting and collaborating with DNA matches. Participants are welcome to bring laptops or other devices to follow along. Professional genealogist, Jennifer Zinck, guides participants. $50pp.