Programs & Parties

Do you want to host a party at Jonathan’s Dream?

  1. If you just want to reserve a space at Jonathan’s Dream, please contact Ronit Shoham @ We ask for $100 donation which will be put towards the maintanace of the playground. The check will not be deposited until after the event in case of rain.
    Guidelines for events:
    We will reserve two picnic tables for 2 hours  in the pavilion.
    The playground will still be open to the public.
    You can bring food and drinks.
    There are garbage cans, please use them. We ask that you take large boxes (for example: pizza boxes) with you.
    Please be sure to leave the place clean and take all decorations, balloons etc down.
    We have a handicapped accessible Port-A- Potty.
  2. Please make a check for $100 to Jonathan’s Dream (include the day and time of your party on the check) and mail it to
    Ronit Shoham
    44 Ferncliff Drive
    West Hartford, CT. 06117
    The check will not be deposited till after the party (in case of rain). We can’t guarantee the day if we don’t receive the check.

Programs at Jonathan’s Dream

  • Braille Story-time at Jonathan’s Dream
    Join us for story time in the playground with a special guest reader.  This story time will be complete with an explanation of Braille, and a short activity for all to participate in.
    Saturday, July 21st at 12:30pm and Sunday August 26th at 11am
    A lifelong resident of Connecticut, except for eight years in northern California, Andrea has lived in West Hartford for the past ten years.  After graduating from Simsbury High School, Andrea earned a bachelors in Family studies from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in marriage and family therapy. While her career path has been varied (working locally, regionally and nationally) the common theme has been educating about blindness and advocating for persons with disabilities.  This theme carries through in her capacity as a public speaker and sensitivity trainer.  When not working, or producing her WHCTV show, “As I See It, A Blind Woman’s View”, she enjoys reading, movies, concerts, spending time with family and friends, horseback riding, snowshoeing, swimming, and travel.
    Andrea’s hope is that this event is informative to the public, fostering a greater insight of blindness and disability.  The goal is to help people realize what Helen Keller said so eloquently, “Blind people are just like seeing people- The loss of sight does not impair the qualities of mind and heart.”