Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:


July 24
Children's Workshop:
Navigation
1 to 2:30 pm
Learn how to stay safe and navigate in the outdoors.
Children’s Workshops
are best
suited for children 6 to
12 years old. Younger
and older siblings welcome.

Drop in rate is $7 per student.
Rain date is the following Monday.
Pre-registration is recommended.


July 31
Children's Workshop:
Rocks Rock!
to 2:30 pm

Ballard Park has all three rock types – igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Children will identify them, learn how they got there and discover how hikers used rocks as trail markers and make their own.

Drop in rate is $7 per student.
Rain date is the following Monday.
Pre-registration is recommended.

MUSIC MONTH AT BALLARD PARK
July 9
7:00 to 8:30 pm
THE LARRY BROWN SWINGLANE ORCHESTRA
The popular seventeen piece Swinglane Orchestra was formed thirteen years ago by former Navy Band Leader and Master Chief Musician, Larry Brown.

Swinglane consists of a group of professional musicians playing jazz, swing, and big band music that’s wonderful to dance to and easy on the ears. The orchestra brings together five saxes, four trombones, four trumpets, piano, bass, drums, guitar, plus two talented vocalists.

July 16
7:00 to 8:30 pm


THE MOLDY SUITCASES:
The Moldy Suitcases is a tribute to the underground music of 1920’s. The Suitcases are an original band that resuscitates long lost hits from over the decades.

July 23
10:00 to 11:00 am
TOE JAM PUPPET BAND
The Toe Jam Puppet Band is a children’s musical group that offers a special brand of interactive entertainment.

Performances are very active, encouraging children and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, masterful shadow puppetry and storytelling.




July 23
7 to 8:30 pm
CHELLEY, BILL & DYL
Whether singing the blues, rock, reggae or pop, Chelley Smith always ties the melodies together with style and soul while Dylan Roy on bass and Bill Cote on guitar offer audiences a swinging good time.

All concerts will be held in the nature preserve's Quarry Meadow.

Seating is on the grass — bring a blanket or lawn chair and arrive 15 minutes prior to the performance to ensure a place to park and time to make your way down to the quarry meadow.

FREE


Monday,
August 4, 2014
from 4 to 6 pm

The fun starts in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park!

Enjoy tea sandwiches, desserts and an assortment of iced teas in between playing croquet making your own crazy hat and participating in the Alice in Wonderland-themed Scavenger Hunt along the trails of Ballard Park. Enter at Hazard Road.

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Tickets - adults $20; children $10 and should be purchased prior to August 1st. E-mail us for an invitation at info@ballardpark.org or send your check made payable to Friends of Ballard Park, 320 Thames Street #274, Newport RI 02840.


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