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Friends of Ballard Park


site specific dance Newport RI

September 20 - 24, 2017
Island Moving Company presents the seventh Open for Dancing Festival.

Come create a dance
at Ballard Park!

Choreographer Teresa Fellion will create a site specific dance in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park and you can be one of the dancers! Members of the community are invited to create a dance Sept 20, 21 & 22 then perform it on September 23 & 24.

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sky gazing in Newport RI

Saturday, September 23rd
7:30 to 9:00 pm
Sky Gazing with
Robert Horton
and Scott MacNeill
Robert Horton and Scott MacNeill from Brown University will bring their high powered telescopes to give a tour of the fall skies. The crescent moon and plenty of bright deep sky objects (nebulae, star clusters and galaxies) will be visible. $5 suggested donation; $15 suggested per group/family. Hazard Road entrance. Rain date: September 24th.

costume parade and contest
Saturday, October 14th
1 to 3 pm
People's Credit Union
2nd Annual
Halloween Dance Party
& Costume Contest
in the quarry meadow of Ballard Park.

DJ Butch will play spooky tunes and Halloween favorites.

At 2 pm, we'll invite children to line up for a costume parade. Celebrity judges will be on hand to select winners in three categories: cutest, scariest and most original. Prizes will be awarded.

12th Annual
movies on the rocks
an outdoor movie series at ballard park

great movies from Cox
Rhode Island family activities
Ken & Tia
August 2nd
dusk (8:00 pm)
with the short, A Tooth Tale, provideded by the Rhode Island International Film Festival
7 to 8 pm Clean Ocean Access and URI's Tick Encounter Resource Center representatives will have activities, information and give-aways for kids.

August 9th
dusk (8:00 pm)
plus a short provideded by the Rhode Island International Film Festival

August 16th
dusk (8:00 pm)
plus a short provideded by the Rhode Island International Film Festival

August 23rd
dusk (8:00 pm)
plus a short provideded by the Rhode Island International Film Festival

Parking is available along Hazard Road. No parking on Wickham Road.
Please allow 15 minutes to park and make your way into the meadow.
Enter at 21 Hazard Road.

Bartlett Tree Experts sprays the quarry meadow three times per summer but b
ug spray and tick checks at the end of the evening are recommended.

FREE Call 619.3377 for more information.

RAIN DATES are Thursday.

21 Hazard Road

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 into to the quarry meadow.

There is rugged terrain so sturdy shoes (sneakers) are recommended.

Picnic dinners welcome ~ "carry it in, carry it out".

Smoking is prohibited by law in Ballard Park.

Bring a flashlight to help guide you out of the park after the movie.

BR Arnold Construction
DaPonte's Landscaping Services
National Grid supports Ballard Park
St Clare Newport
family friendly activities for kids Newport RI
RI Film and TV Office
Savings Institute Bank and Trust
RI International Film Festival

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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