Follen hosts many events throughout the year. For decades, we have hosted the East Village Fair and our Christmas Tree lot, both of which are also fundraisers for Follen. In the spring, we have a Goods and Services Auction, with an online component as well as a fun in-person event! All of these events are organized by dedicated teams of volunteers.

Major Community Events

East Village Fair – In October, Follen hosts an annual fall festival, held with our friends at Waldorf School, Wilson Farm, and others.

Christmas Tree Lot – In December, Follenites set up and sell Christmas trees, honoring a tradition established by our founder, Charles Follen.

Goods and Services Auction – In spring, we hold a major fundraiser with a silent and live auction and lots of fun fellowship.


Other Events and Activities

Follen also has many other activities–some seasonal, some ongoing. Here is just a partial list of what is going on!

  • Adult Programs, Ongoing
  • Music Services, twice a year
  • Remembrance Dinners, Ongoing
  • Octagon (Small Group) Dinners, Ongoing
  • Soup Suppers, Ongoing
  • Soup and Pumpkin Carving, October
  • Holiday Crafting Event, December
  • Mother’s Day Walk for Peace, May
  • Annual Musical Production, June
  • Follen Angels Softball Team, Spring/Summer 
  • Summer Fun Series, July/August 

Follen events and activities are open to all regardless of ability to pay: we want you to participate! Requests for financial assistance should be made to Rev. Claire and are strictly confidential.


Follen also has many groups that you can join, from support groups to spiritual discussion groups to social justice activism groups. Learn more about our groups.