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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.

People's Credit Union Newport RI


FREE Halloween Dance Party

sponsored by:

The Newport Sweet Shoppe
Halloween activities for children
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.

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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