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 will be moving our Baby Booty Drop Off location from State Street to 631 Stevens Avenue. (Same spot as the sale is held, former Maine Girls Academy Building. Look for the Blue Wave Basketball sign on Walton Street).
OUR MOVE IS THIS MONTH! Please help Birth Roots by hanging on to your donations at home until January – after we complete the move. We’ll announce the date on social media. We’re packing things up at State Street for the big move – and fewer items to truckload will be a huge help to our small organization. THANKS!
Little Gnomes’ Winter Garden – A Sweet Festival of Winter – Spring Date TBD
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.
Check back early in the new year for date, ticket prices, and more details!
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.
Thank you to our 2019 Event Partners
The Book Fairy Pantry Project
Leigh Baker, DO
Media Sponsor: Maine Magazine
Family Photo Booth Fundraiser – Spring Date TBD
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: TBD
2019 Photographer: Emily Bienek of Elusive Photography
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 are SOLD OUT.
This event sells out every year. Please watch closely to see for details about ticket sales and location
Flock Gatherings: Reunions, Birthday Parties and Playgroups
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 – November 2, 2019
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