TOP RIGHT: Hilary Bovay. BOTTOM: Hayden Pfeiffer. ABOVE: Jennifer Carter

Friends of Ballard Park


Sunday, September 27
8 to 9:30 am
Meet at the Wickham Road entrance across from Rogers High School at 8 am. Expert birder Lauren Parmelee will guide the walk and share her knowledge of local birds and migratory species. After the hour and a half hike through Ballard Park, Ms. Parmelee will lead participants down Hazard Road to Gooseneck Cove to view migratory birds that use salt marshes as stop-over points.

$5 suggested donation per person; $15 per group. Reservations suggested. Please e-mail

People's Credit Union's
Saturday, October 17th
This FREE event is open to the public and will feature two movie screenings. The first will be a children’s themed movie at 6 pm and the second a scary movie at 7:30 pm. The meadow opens at 5 pm for a "Meet & Greet" with the Newport Fire Department. Costume Parade with Prizes for Children at 5:30 pm.

movies on the rocks
an outdoor movie series at ballard park
and 30 movie screenings!

Austin Powers. Back to the Future. Blair Witch Project. Bug's Life. Caddyshack. Dr. No. E.T. Finding Nemo. Ghostbusters. Goonies. Grease. Happy Feat. Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone. Jaws. Jurassic Park. Madagascar. Mary Poppins. Moonrise Kingdom. Over the Hedge. Pirates of the Carribean. Raiders of the Lost Ark. Shrek. Surf's Up. The Jungle Book. The Lion King. Twilight. Twilight New Moon. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The Wizard of Oz.


August 5
dusk (8:15 to 8:30)
In Steven Spielberg's massive blockbuster paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are among a select group chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. While the park's mastermind, billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), assures everyone that the facility is safe, they find out otherwise when various ferocious predators break free and go on the hunt. 1993; 127 minutes; Rated PG-13.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 6, 2015

August 12
dusk (8:15 to 8:30)

Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) hatches an elaborate plan. With help from his creative brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), he dresses as an older British woman and convinces his ex-wife, Miranda (Sally Field), to hire him as a nanny. “Mrs. Doubtfire” wins over the children and helps Daniel become a better parent — but when both Daniel and his nanny persona must meet different parties at the same restaurant, his secrets may be exposed. 125 minutes; Rated PG-13.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 13, 2015.

August 19
dusk (8:00 to 8:15)
In the 23rd century, the Starship Enterprise is dispatched to the scene of a giant energy field about to engulf two ships. Capt. Kirk (William Shatner) averts calamity, but is exposed to the field and presumed dead. Years later, the Enterprise’s new commander, Capt. Picard (Patrick Stewart), learns that one of the disaster’s survivors, Dr. Soran (Malcolm McDowell), plans to enter the field by destroying a neighboring star. Picard now must collaborate with an unlikely ally in order to stop him. 118 minutes; Rated PG.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 26
dusk (8:00 to 8:15)
Five high school students from different walks of life endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). The disparate group includes rebel John (Judd Nelson), princess Claire (Molly Ringwald), outcast Allison (Ally Sheedy), brainy Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) and Andrew (Emilio Estevez), the jock. Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same. 97 minutes; Rated R.

RAIN DATE: Thursday, August 27, 2015.
Movies begin at dusk (typically between 8:00 and 8:15 pm) in Ballard Park’s quarry meadow which will be open at 6:30 pm for blankets and picnicking. Seating is on the grass - bring a blanket or lawn chair. Carry in, carry out policy.

In the event of rain movies will be shown on the following night.

Like regular movie theaters, smoking is prohibited.

MOVIES ON THE ROCKS is co-sponsored by the Rhode Island State Senate, Rhode Island House of Representatives and Ken & Tia Scigulinksy with support from BR Arnold Construction, Kiki Finn and the Law Offices of Joseph J. Nicholson.


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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