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Screen-Free Week 2019

April 29 - May 5

Screen-Free Week is coming up April 29th to May 5th! This is a chance to get your kids (and yourselves) off your phones, TVs, and computers, and enjoying each others’ companies, reading, playing, and the outdoors. The Rockfall Foundation is pleased to have helped organize 17 events for Screen-Free Week in Middletown to get you and your children off their screens and having fun. Play a board game, listen to a world-renowned storyteller, play in a museum, take a karate, yoga or dance class, go for a hike, and more!

Check out the full calendar of fun events below that will help you rediscover the joys beyond the screen. All events are FREE unless otherwise noted. Addresses are listed at the end of the page.

Monday, April 29

  • Story Time at Russell Library: Wonderful Ones. 10:00am-11:00am
  • Free Karate Class at Hidy Ochiai Karate Dojo: 5:30pm-7pm (Children and adults)
  • Swing and Blues Practicum: Come and practice Swing and Blues Dance with experienced instructors at Vinnie’s Jump & Jive, Ages 16 and up only please: 8:00-10:30pm

Tuesday, April 30

  • Story Time at Russell Library: Twos are Terrific: 10:00am-11:00am
  • Play boardgames at The Board Room. Kids get in free (adults $5): 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Len Cabral, internationally-acclaimed Storyteller, will be telling stories at Russell Library: 6:30pm -7:30pm

Wednesday, May 1

  • Story Time at Russell Library: Preschool Power. 10:00am-11:00am
  • Free admission at Kidcity Children’s Museum. Three floors of imagination play for kids age 1 to 7 and their grown-ups. 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Create a Family-opoly Game Board, personalized for your family, at Russell Library. 6:00-7:30 PM

Thursday, May 2

  • Story Time at Russell Library: Baby Rhyme Time. 10:00am-11:00am
  • Craft Night at the Rec Center. Free. Come make crafts with your family. 5:00-8:00pm.
  • Free Karate Class at Hidy Ochiai Karate Dojo: 5:30pm-7pm (Children and adults)

Friday, May 3

  • Cupcakes Cookies & Canvases. Come paint with your family. 6:00 pm-7:30 pm at the Rec Center. $10 per person.

Saturday May 4

  • May Nature Walk with Beth Lapin at Guida Farm Conservation Area, 10:00 am-11:30 am
  • Family Story Time at Wesleyan R.J. Julia Bookstore, 10:30am-11:30am
  • Family Fun Day at YMCA Camp Ingersoll, 2:00 -4:00 pm

Sunday May 5

  • Family Yoga at the YMCA. Free for all (including non-members). 1-2pm

Locations (in Middletown, unless otherwise noted):

Hidy Ochiai Karate Dojo: 565 High Street

Russell Library: 123 Broad Street

Vinnie’s Jump and Jive: 424 Main Street

The Board Room: 514 Main Street

Kidcity Children’s Museum: 119 Washington Street

Middletown Recreation Center: 61 Durant Terrace

Guida Farm Conservation Area: 301 Round Hill Road

Wesleyan R. J. Julia Bookstore: 413 Main Street

Middlesex YMCA: 99 Union Street

YMCA Camp Ingersoll: 94 Camp Ingersoll Road, Portland



April 29
May 5
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The Rockfall Foundation


City of Middletown
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