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Holiday-MarketJoin us on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10:00-2:00pm for the first annual Green Street Holiday Trunk Show!

We have assembled a group of talented artists to participate in this fantastic event. We will have various items up for sale from one of kind art pieces, handmade scarves, jewelry, and much much more.

All items will be sold at prices BELOW $50.00!

A percentage of all items sold will be donated back to Green Street to benefit our AfterSchool program.


Join us on for the annual Ornament decorating workshop at Green Street! This workshop is courtesy of the Middletown Parks & Recreation Dept.

Kids can decorate an ornament for FREE to place on their tree at home or give as a gift.

Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 10:30am-12:00pm

Green Street and the Middletown Public Schools are hosting a Family Math Night on Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30pm.

The event is designed to help parents better understand the how and why schools are teaching math differently than we learned as children. Middletown’s K-5 Math Curriculum Coach, Julie Sheppard, will present an overview of the information parents of Kindergarten to Fifth Graders should know, lead an interactive activity where parents will try out some math problems on their own, and provide a set of resources for parents to support math learning at home.

FamilyMathNightTo help support math education for all, we’ll be providing resources for the non-technology saavy and also Spanish translations of all materials.

Join us at 51 Green Street next Tuesday from 6:30-8:00pm.

This event has been cancelled due to the expected inclement weather on Friday, Oct 2nd. 


Green Street will be showing the film “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes” at the Green Street Teaching and Learning Center.


The film discusses how culture and music collide through hip hop touching on issues of masculinity, misogyny, and homophobia. A brief conversation will take place after the film with middle school teacher and hip hop enthusiast, Buster Nelson. We can ask ourselves if hip hop has to be such a man’s game or if we can think about lyrics and image differently moving forward.

With so much interest in hip hop lyrics and slam poetry amongst Middletown teens and college students, we wanted to expose them to a bit of the history and larger cultural issues buried in the music we hear on the radio.

The film does contain explicit language and adult content. Parental discretion is advised. 

This event is co-sponsored by Green Street and the North End Action Team.

100915-FroyoVisit FroyoWorld on Main Street in Middletown on Friday, October 9th between 5:00-8:00pm to help support Green Street! 20% of all sales will be donated to Green Street to support our youth programs.

Our Discovery AfterSchool Program serves primarily children in Grades 1-5 from all corners of Middletown, many from our neighborhood here in the North End. We also have a unique middle school class offering on Fridays called Wesleyan Bound where students are exposed to a college campus. They get to participate in workshops with student leaders, talk to professors, tour galleries and laboratories, and more.

Registration for spring classes will open in January. Stay tuned for more information or call us (860-685-7871) to be put on a notification list and we’ll let you know when registration is open.

Rainbow Music - AutumnOur Rainbow Music Class with Miss Veronica Voorhies is back at Green Street this fall with a special autumn theme.

Based on feedback from parents we’re including more movement this time around to complement the music and also a playlist for parents to take home.

Please see attached flyer for details and call us today to sign up.

Deadline to register is Friday, October 9 and space is limited!

Classes are on Fridays from 10:30—11:15am starting October 16th — November 13th, 2015
Pay $50 for a 5– week class, families with multiple children receive
15% off per sibling children from 6 months— 5 years old, at least one adult must stay for class

We had three amazing college students work with us to deliver the Girls in Science Camp at Green Street and serve as role models for the campers. This year, those young women were Stacy Uchendu, Anna Redgrave, and Mikaela Carty. In this five-part series, they share their experiences and favorite moments of the week.

Girls in Science Camp Reflection – “What I Learned”

by Anna Redgrave

Not everyone becomes a scientist, but having a scientific mind is a surprisingly common human quality.












In a Calvin and Hobbes comic, the pair come across a snake in the woods and decide to learn everything they can about snakes. Calvin suddenly realizes it is summer vacation and declares he can’t allow himself to learn anything, but Hobbes assures him “if nobody makes you do it, it counts as fun.”

P1160975Over the course of the camp, I got to witness this sort of a moment again and again as girls realized that they could put their own ideas into the work we were doing. They went from exclaiming how flies looked gross under a microscope to asking me if they could dissect them. One girl discovered the trick to breaking the surface tension in soap bubbles and proceeded to fill the room with bubbles with machine-like efficiency. The things we figure out for ourselves are what we are most proud of and most likely to remember.

It’s important to realize that science isn’t creating this mindset of investigation and discovery, it’s fostering it.

Every one of the campers came to camp having already actively participated in the scientific method, they just might not have known it. I’m so happy that I got to see so many people (staff included!) learn under the guise of having fun, and have fun under the guise of learning.


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Connecticut Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools in partnership with Wesleyan’s Green Street Center for Teaching and Learning is offering an internship to Wesleyan Students.

This is a unique opportunity for a highly organized, tech savvy individual interested in understanding the elements of planning, developing, implementing and managing a not-for-profit program which includes a year-long calendar of monthly professional development offerings in intensive, interactive, arts education experiences for artists, teachers, administrators and parents engaged in school culture change through strong arts, arts integration, and democratic practice statewide.

Duration:      October – December 2015

Details: 8 hours per week, schedule TBD

Description: Participating in event planning and implementation

  • Research and compile relevant resources
  • Creating and Tracking on-line registration using Google docs
  • Creating and compiling on-line surveys
  • Organizing materials and supplies for professional development offerings
  • General clerical duties; copying, filing, assembling materials, etc.
  • Updating and Maintaining database

Qualifications: self-starter, collaborative, use excel, use Google docs, audio visual equipment, general clerical skills, flexible, strong interpersonal skills

Stipend: $10 per hour, 8 hours per week, paid in bi-weekly installments

The program is a synthesis of educational pedagogy and strategic partnerships with teaching artists and arts and cultural organizations dedicated to cultivating arts energized school communities. Program interns assist in all aspects of planning and implementation of this program.

Applicants should email a resume and letter of interest to hotschools@wesleyan.edu

We had three amazing college students work with us to deliver the Girls in Science Camp at Green Street and serve as role models for the campers. This year, those young women were Stacy Uchendu, Anna Redgrave, and Mikaela Carty. In this five-part series, they share their experiences and favorite moments of the week.

Girls in Science Camp Reflection Series – “No Limits”

by Stacy Uchendu

IMG_1887I really didn’t know much about Girls in Science Camp except that it was for 4th to 6th grade girls and its goal was to encourage girls to be interested in STEM fields. I didn’t know the extent of how much these girls would be learning about biology, chemistry, and physics and I especially did not expect the girls to actually grasp and enjoy the advanced concepts they were being taught. They learned about DNA, mutations, cell structure, light/waves, etc. – material I myself did not learn about until high school.

This experience made me realize that there is absolutely no limit to what a child can learn; if you are a willing teacher, there are many intelligent, future scientists eager to learn.

FishThe goal of Bradley’s work is to share his passion for fish, fishing, and the marine environment with others. By highlighting the natural beauty of each individual fish species, viewers can come to respect, enjoy, and aspire to preserve these amazing creatures for the future.

His artistic skills and style have evolved throughout his life as a furniture craftsman, woodworker, and taxidermist. Growing up in Fairfield and Westport, Connecticut, Bradley also developed a deep passion for the outdoors, fishing, and wildlife conservation.

Bradley uses a multi-technic process with acrylic paints. Each painting is based on a foundational print of the actual fish, similar to the Japanese Gyotaku technique. Therefore, each original painting is the life size of the fish species. Then, the realistic details are added using artist brushes and airbrush techniques.  To finish, Bradley mounts and frames the prints himself. The wood frames are artistically finished and assembled from repurposed wood boards.

Jones’ exhibit, FISH FOR LIFE will be on display from October 1st-28th with an opening reception on Thursday, October 1st from 6-8:00p.m.

The Green Street Center for Teaching and Learning is located at 51 Green Street, Middletown, CT.

The gallery hours are Monday through Friday 9a.m.-3p.m.

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