Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
EVENTS & ACTIVITIES:

Thursday, July 9
Children’s Workshop: Habitat Hike
1 to 2:30 pm

Ballard Park is home to many different animal species. Children will explore why different animals choose to live in certain areas of the park based on their food and shelter needs through a habitat scavenger hunt that takes them into a forest, along a vernal pond and through a meadow.

The class is best suited for children 6 to 12 years old. Younger and older siblings welcome. Fee is $5 per student. Adults are free and encouraged to attend. Rain date is the following Monday.

Pre-registration is recommended. Click here to register
or e-mail education@ballardpark.org for more information.

Thursday, July 16th
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP: Dragonflies & Butterflies
1 to 2:30 pm
Butterflies and dragonflies are frequent park visitors. The two have many similar traits but each fills a unique niche in the world. Butterflies help to pollinate flowers and are food for dragonflies! Children will learn about them and make their own terrariums that mimic the meadow habitat

The class is best suited for children 6 to 12 years old. Younger and older siblings welcome. Fee is $5 per student. Adults are free and encouraged to attend. Rain date is the following Monday.

Pre-registration is recommended. Click here to register
or e-mail education@ballardpark.org for more information.

presents
MUSIC MONTH AT BALLARD PARK
July 8
7:00 to 8:30 pm
THE NEWPORT COMMUNITY BAND
Salve Regina University's forty-five piece symphonic band kicks off our concert series.

July 15
7:00 to 8:30 pm
THE RUSTY CHEETAHS

Mark Quinn, Billy "Duke" Oatway, BT Thomas and a few special guests perform a selection of light hearted, upbeat rock 'n roll music.

July 22
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 22
7 to 8:30 pm
MEEHAN KROUS

Charlie Meehan and Scott Krous cover songs by the Eagles, Beatles, CSN, Neil Young and others.

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



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PHOTOS TOP LEFT: JENNIFER CARTER; RIGHT: KATE DUTTON

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