Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:

Saturday, April 18th
Jazzy Bouquet Bar
2 to 4 pm
The public is invited to enjoy jazz music from the American songbook performed by saxophonist Ben Shaw and guitarist Mark Medeiros as they meander through Ballard Park’s quarry meadow where 19,000 daffodils will be blooming. Spring flowers will be available for purchase at a “Bouquet Bar” and photographer Jennifer Carter will be on site to take your picture…. Or feel free to bring your own camera. A Newport Daffodil Days event. Hazard Road entrance. Rain date: Saturday, April 25



Saturday, April 25
Earth Day Clean Up & Tour
9 am Clean Up
11 am Free Tour
Volunteer to give Newport’s Only Nature Preserve a Spring cleaning! Clean up starts at 9 am. All are invited to partake in a free tour of the park at 11 am when staff of Friends of Ballard Park will share the site’s history and point out some of its unique features. Hazard Road entrance. Rain date: April 26th.



Saturday, May 9
What’s Out There Weekend Tour
10 am
A free tour through Ballard Park’s thirteen acres. Staff will share history of the park and point out unique features and how they relate to the history like the vernal pond and former working rock quarries one of which is now a meadow and the other a wild life habitat. Hazard Road entrance. Rain date May 10th.



Saturday, May 23
Star Gazing
9 to 10 pm
Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill from Brown University will bring their high powered telescopes to Ballard Park’s quarry meadow and give a tour of the Spring sky. A crescent moon will be visible as well as Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. $5 suggested donation; $15 suggested per group/family. Hazard Road entrance.


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, June 6, 2015
ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
benefiting Friends of Ballard Park

STUNNING LOCATION!
Edgehill, 31 Beacon Hill Road

WINES SELECTED BY
Les Ballard!

JAZZ BY
The Ben Shaw Quartet

HORS D'OEUVRES BY
McGrath Clambakes, Inc.

SILENT AUCTION


Invitations will be
mailed in the next few
months. E-mail us at
info@ballardpark.org if
you'd like one.



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PHOTOS BY: JONATHAN CLANCY
and FRANCISCO AMARAL

friends of ballard park, 320 Thames Street #274, Newport RI 02840 * phone: 401.619.3377
BALLARD PARK is located at the corner of Hazard & Wickham Roads in Newport, RI