The Whole Chicken @ NewBo City Market
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Want to save money and put dinner on the table? Learning basic, at-home butchering techniques will improve your cooking, and save you money. Join Chef Andrew for an introduction to basic chicken butchery and cooking. This class will cover basic knife skills, pan searing, and roasting. Recipes for chicken stock, sanitation techniques, and safety tips will also be covered. Materials fee $20.

Please read: Please bring a chef’s knife, an apron, and a plastic container to take your work home. $20 material fee payable to instructor at class.

Greek Cooking: Chicken Lemon Soup @ NewBo City Market
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come learn how to prepare a wonderfully simple and delicious chicken lemon soup from Crete native Eleonora. We’ll follow up the soup with a simple wedding cookie, topped with powdered sugar. Materials fee $15.

Please read: $15 material fee payable to instructor at class

Plant Based Whole Foods: Vegetables @ NewBo City Market
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The vegetarian diet is ideally suited to having vegetables at its center. Using vegetables as a focal point allows us to eat seasonally and locally, which many consider being the healthiest way to eat. The range of phytonutrients is wide and varied over the year, fiber and micronutrient content is maintained. Recipes will be included and general guidelines discussed. Materials fee $10.

Please read: $10 material fee payable to instructor at class.

Meet Me at the Market Kickoff Event! @ NewBo City Market
May 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Meet Me at the Market Kickoff Event! @ NewBo City Market

Join the fun every Thursday evening starting May through September, from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the NewBo City Market.  

Check-in begins at 5:00 pm and continues through 6:30 pm.  Begin and end your walk, run, bike, or yoga activity according to what fits your schedule and fitness level between 5:00 – 8:00 pm or participate in one of the organized group activities.  Upon completing your chosen activity, we encourage you to return to NewBo City Market to take advantage of discounts available to registered participants by displaying the hand stamp received at check-in, and to enjoy “Music at the Market”. 

Participants only have to register once per season to attend any or all Thursday events. Register in advance on-line at least 1 hour prior to attending your first Meet Me at the Market event to have your name included on the check-in sheets.  Registrations are accepted manually at check-in tables every Thursday of the season from 5-6:30.  

Rock the Block @ NewBo City Market
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Each week, we’ll round up your favorite local vendors for our farmer’s market, where you’ll get the chance to buy fresh produce and amazing artisan products made by the vendors themselves. Sample a wide selection of local food, beer and wine or check out live demonstrations in our learning garden and the Kirkwood Culinary Kitchen.

Kids ages 12-17 are invited to participate in our Youth Market, where they’ll put their entrepreneurial skills to good use manning their own booth. Children and adults of all ages are invited to attend this FREE event!

We’ll feature a nonprofit organization at each event to show the community what they’re all about. Be sure to stop by their booth and give your support!

Supported Charity: JDRF

Live Music from: 8 Seconds, 5:30pm to 8:00pm


JDRF “One Walk” @ NewBo City Market
May 9 @ 8:00 am
Inspiration Block Class
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Russ Fagle and Erin DuFrane of New Bohemia district based Mixed Media Magic will lead you through a fun journey of different materials and techniques including paint, pens, collage, stamping and more to create a truly unique and individual piece of mixed media art. This project is focused on using reclaimed wood for a three dimensional message of inspiration. No special skills required! Our focus is demonstration and facilitating while helping YOU create your own piece- using our sample as a guide- instead of just copying what the instructor does. This class will open new artistic doors for you!

Check out the Mixed Media Magic Facebook page for more details!

Bike Swap @ NewBo City Market
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bike Swap & Ride
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bike Swap & Ride

May 16 marks the end of “Bike to Work Week.” Come celebrate with us at our second annual Bike Swap & Ride!

Bring your bike gears, bikes, seats and more to sell/haggle/swap with others!

There will be an area for people to sell completed bikes that they want to get rid of/upgrade, and bike shops/vendors will be here peddling their wares, too. (Get it? Peddling? It’s a pun!). Individuals are also welcome to set up a table and sell their extra/leftover gear (or, you know… stuff that “has to be out of the garage by the end of the month).

The swap itself will run from 9am-12pm with a ride to Ely and back to follow. Register in advance for the ride to get event freebies. See you there!

Houby Days
May 17 all-day

  • I absolutely love walking around and seeing all the different vendors and I enjoy all the wonderful, delicious smells that fill the building, inside and out!

    — Ashlie Betz, via Facebook.
  • So awesome! Great job Cedar Rapids! Iowa City needs this.

    — Michael Boxx, via Facebook.
  • Totally love this place. Well worth the drive from Wisconsin!

    — Jacquelin Hurtis, via Facebook.
  • I was there and had an absolutely fantastic lunch: ‘What’s Up Doc’ carrot juice from Get Fresh, and a delicious “Adventure” salad from Greyhound Deli with greens, strawberries, goat cheese, sesame seeds and balsamic vinaigrette. YUM!

    — Tania Drinkwater, via Facebook.


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