FREE concerts and events in Newport RI
Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
HIKES & CHILDREN'S
ACTIVITIES:

nature workshop for kids frogs

Thursday, July 27th
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP: Vernal Ponds
1 to 2:30 pm
Learn about the unique aspects of vernal ponds while using nets and microscopes to take a closer look at what organisms are living in the water.

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. Hazard Road entrance. Click here to register.

Rain date is the following Monday.

Newport RI activities for children
Thursday, August 3rd
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP:
Ecoscouting
1 to 2:30 pm
A forest, vernal pond and meadow can all be found in Ballard Park. Children will hike trails and view these different habitats, teaming up to find and identify two organisms in each ecosystem and determining what resources they require to survive.

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. Hazard Road entrance. Click here to register.
Rain date is the following Monday.

nature preserve in Newport RI

Thursday, August 10th
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP:
Raptors
1 to 2:30 pm
Children will learn about the hawks, falcons, owls and osprey that may be found in Ballard Park.

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. Hazard Road entrance. Click here to register.
Rain date is the following Monday

MUSIC MONTH at Ballard Park

presents
MUSIC MONTH AT BALLARD PARK
July 12
7 to 8:30 pm
FOLSOM
Folsom is an Aquidneck Island-based Johnny Cash tribute band featuring Nick Krol on lead guitar, Robb Molleur on drums, Jason Conant on bass guitar and Luis Mateos II on vocals and rhythm guitar. Their up temp songs and contagious enthusiasm are sure to get people up and dancing.

July 19
7 to 8:30 pm
THE LARRY BROWN SWINGLANE ORCHESTRA
The Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra returns for its second performance at Ballard Park on Wednesday, July 19th. The popular seventeen piece Swinglane Orchestra is a group of professional musicians who play jazz, swing and big band music that is wonderful to dance to and easy on the ears under the direction of band leader Don Chilton..

July 26
10 to 11 am
THE TOE JAM PUPPET BAND
Celebrating their tenth appearance at Ballard Park, the Toe Jam Puppet Band encourages kids and parents to sing and dance along with the band as they entertain with a unique combination of original songs, shadow puppetry and storytelling.

July 26
7 to 8:30 pm
THE RAVERS
The Ravers have been rocking twenty-nine years and are making their first appearance at Ballard Park. The family-friendly reggae show from 7 to 8:30 pm features singer Carey Bowman, Adam Aleicho on guitar, Ray Gennari on bass, Doug Ernest on drums, Mike Dansereau on keys, Dan Moretti on saxophone and Doug Woolverton on trumpet.

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

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".

No smoking in Ballard Park.

Bug spray recommended and please perform a tick check when you leave the park.


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BALLARD PARK is located at the corner of Hazard & Wickham Roads in Newport, RI