CELEBRATING 25 YEARS!
Friends of Ballard Park

UPCOMING
HIKES & CHILDREN'S
ACTIVITIES:

Thursday, July 7th
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP: Bugs & Slugs
1 to 2:30 pm
Children will flip over rocks, dig in the dirt and enjoy the natural setting of Ballard Park as they search for bugs and slugs. We’ll supply our special bug collecting tools so they can examine the creepy, crawly creatures up close and learn more about their habits and habitats.

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.



Thursday, July 14th
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. Hazard Road entrance. Click here to register.

Rain date is the following Monday.


Saturday, July 16th
SUMMER HIKE
10 to 11 am
Enjoy a summer hike at Ballard Park. FBP staff will discuss the history and habitats of Ballard Park as we hike the mile+ of trails. Meet at the Hazard Road entrance. $5 suggested donation. Rain date: July 17.


Thursday, July 21st
CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP: Bugs & Slugs
1 to 2:30 pm
Children will flip over rocks, dig in the dirt and enjoy the natural setting of Ballard Park as they search for bugs and slugs. We’ll supply our special bug collecting tools so they can examine the creepy, crawly creatures up close and learn more about their habits and habitats.

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.


presents
MUSIC MONTH AT BALLARD PARK
July 6
7 to 8:30 pm
THE NAVY BAND NORTHEAST
Navy Band Northeast performs free public concerts highlighting musical selections meant to inspire patriotism and entertain audiences of all ages. The ceremonial band will open with twenty minutes of patriotic music followed by a performance by Navy Band Northeast’s rock band, Rhode Island Sound, playing everything from classic rock to today’s Top 40 hits. This is Navy Band Northeast’s first performance at Ballard Park.

July 13
7 to 8:30 pm
THE UBIQUITONES
Their motto, "Johnny Cash to The Clash. George Jones to the Ramones" accurately captures the wide breadth of music this talented group of musicians performs – classic rock, roots, blues and outlaw country with some swing and surf music sprinkled in. The band features Greg Burgess on guitar and vocals, Steve Burke on keyboards and vocals, Dean Cassell on bass, Klem Klimek on sax and vocals and Mike Warner on drums and vocals. All four have performed or currently perform with well-known Rhode Island bands including John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, NRBQ and Roomful of Blues.

July 20
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 20
7 to 8:30 pm
CHELLEY, BILL & DYL
One of Newport’s favorite bands, Chelley, Bill & Dyl returns to Ballard Park on the evening of the 10th from 7 to 8:30 pm. Whether singing the blues, rock, reggae or pop, Chelley Smith always ties the melodies together with style and soul while Dylan Roy on bass and Bill Cote on guitar offer audiences a swinging good time.

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.

Picnic dinners welcome ~ carry it in, carry it out. No smoking in Ballard Park.

FREE



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PHOTO BY: KIM FULLER

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