Birth Roots Events
Birth Roots hosts and participates in many events throughout the year. Because the early years of parenting are often a huge shift in identity, we work to provide activities that support your family’s social growth and development. We are especially enamored with fueling the development of new traditions or new ways of experiencing old traditions. The best way to stay in the loop about fun activities, impromptu flock gatherings and cool events is to friend us on Facebook or check back to this page for event updates!
Birth Roots Baby Booty Resale Fundraiser
May 16, 2020
Our one-of-its-kind Baby and Maternity indoor resale fundraiser will return in May.
Big news! Birth Roots has moved our Baby Booty Drop Off location from State Street to 631 Stevens Avenue, the brand new Stevens Square Community Center. (Same spot as the sale is held, former Maine Girls Academy Building. Look for the Blue Wave Basketball sign on Walton Street).
You can drop off items 24/7 in our new bins located on the left behind the brick half-walls at our new location. Enter the parking lot on Walton Street and pull up to the circle. Please note our new Booty Storage room is on the second floor of the building. Please call ahead or email us about the delivery of any large items. We kindly ask that all donated items are delivered in containers that one person can easily lift up a double flight of stairs.
Thanks! Team Birth Roots
A successful resale event is dependent on 50 volunteers between Friday and Saturday. Please join us and recruit a friend. Click the link above to look at the volunteer shift options.
Family Photo Booth Fundraiser – April 19, 2020
The family landscape changes so dramatically throughout the early years of parenting. While we take a million photos in the first few years there is something special about the professional photo booth. Capture the magic of the moment by participating in the sweet and silly fundraiser for Birth Roots. These 2 minute photo booth sessions have resulted in priceless images for participants. Bring your sweet, silly, and sassy best.
EVENT LOCATION: Birth Roots, 16 Vannah Avenue
Please email us at [email protected] if you have questions or would like to be added to our Wait List for a ticket.
Tickets for this year: Sale Date TBD
This event sells out every year. Please watch closely to see for details about ticket sales and location
Pollinator Parade – A Collaboration with Maine Audubon at Deering Oaks Park – June 2020
Birth Roots and Maine Audubon invite you to attend this very special parade! Assemble a costume, pack a picnic, and head to Deering Oaks Park in Portland. Children AND adults are invited to dress up in butterfly, bee and bird costumes for the PARADE!
The Pollinator Parade seeks to bring attention to the critically low numbers of Monarch butterfly and the plight of many pollinator species. Educational activities will emphasize the steps we can take to help rescue the disappearing monarch. The event will conclude with a community picnic in the heart of Portland at Deering Oaks Park.
Little Monsters Ball – A Sweet Fall Festival – October 31, 2020
This one-of-a-kind, snoozing-crawling-toddling-
Huge Thanks to our 2019 Event Partner, Falmouth Pediatric Dentistry
Our Activity Station Partners
Book Fairy Pantry Project, The Children’s Nursery School, Camp Ketcha Montessori, Two Rivers Lactation and Midwifery Clinic, West End Village School, Wild Feather Woodworks, Portland Nannies, Love Lab Studio, Pear + Thyme, Music Together of Greater Portland, East Coast Nannies, La Petite Ecole, Portland Nursery School
Little Gnomes’ Winter Garden – A Sweet Festival of Winter – March 2021
Join Birth Roots for a Waldorf, Montessori, Reggio, RIE inspired festival of winter and love and hidden folk! Designed for the youngest among us and their parents and grandparents.
Look for this event to resume in 2021!
Our baby oriented Little Gnomes Winter Garden party is Birth Roots’ second creative endeavor to bring more fun and attention to early parenting. Local businesses and organizations have come out in a huge show of support for this idea, partnering with Birth Roots as “activity sponsors”, providing either a toddler activity station or tabling on topics of interest to parents. The intention is to create an event that specifically & successfully supports and acknowledges the unique developmental window of the youngest among us, crawling and newly toddling babies, and newly established parents.