Friends of Robbins Farm Park - Arlington, MA

2011 Events

2011 Robbins Farm Park Events
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FRIENDS OF ROBBINS FARM PARK EVENTS
  • Spring Clean-Up & Kite Day ——- Saturday, April 30th, 9am & 1pm
    Bring your trowels, rakes, leaf rakes, shovels and pruning shears and meet your neighbors at the Park! And while we’re there, we’ll celebrate the crocus, daffodils and tulips planted at Robbins Farm Park last fall! At 1pm, bring you kites as well and hope for good wind at one of the area’s best kite-flying locations. If you come early and help in the cleanup, you’ll get a free kite
  • Independence Day Celebration——- Monday, July 4th, 6pm
    On the 4th of July, Arlington will again celebrate America’s birthday in style at Robbins Farm Park. There will be musical entertainment from the John Penny Band (starting at 7:00), refreshments, and of course, the Boston Pops Orchestra and Fireworks on the giant screen (fireworks start at 10:30). The event is free and open to all.

  • Shakespeare in the Park————Sunday, July 10th, 5:00pm
    Macbeth performed by Arlington Children’s Theatre. Co-sponsored by The Friends of Robbins Farm Park.
    Note: The performance will take place at Spy Pond Field, Arlington. For more details, click here.

  • Harvard Alumni Jazz Band——–Free—–Thursday, July 14th, 6:30pm
    Join us on for a free jazz concert by the Alumni Jazz Band, a 15-piece jazz big band with members from Arlington and surrounding communities. Enjoy the music of Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, and many others! The concert is FREE thanks to the generosity of the band, which includes neighborhood resident Allen Feinstein. This is a great event for all ages. We encourage people to bring your own picnic dinner.!
    This is a great event for all ages. We encourage people to bring your own picnic dinner.

  • Midsummer Concert – Free ——- Saturday, July 30th, 6 pm to 8 pm
    A New Event for this summer! This year two bands Just Another Guru and Walk Don’t Run will be entertaining us for the first time. The concert is FREE thanks to the generosity of the bands, which both feature some performers who live in the park neighborhood. This is a great event for all ages. We encourage people to bring your own picnic dinner.
    Just Another Guru combines vocal harmonies with a soulful guitar, funky bass lines, some rhythmic mandolin and creative percussion. In more recent years the mandolin and harmonica have added to the music of Just Another Guru. You can learn more about the band here.

    Boston-based Walk Don’t Run plays melodic pop/rock with blues and country influences. Here some of their music at this link.

  • Shakespeare in the Park ————- Sunday, August 7th,5pm
    The New England Shakespeare Company performs Measure for Measure at the Park.

  • Rockin’ Robbins Concert—Free ——–Saturday, August 13th, 6pm to 8pm
    FoRFP invites everyone to our THIRD free concert of the summer. Two bands, Public Interest and the Chris Nauman Band, will be performing at our second annual Rockin’ Robbins Concert. The concert is FREE thanks to the generosity of the bands, which both feature some performers who live in the park neighborhood.

  • Movie Night—–Saturday, August 27th, approx. 8pm.
    CANCELLED due to weather. The Friends will again present our popular movie night. After several short films, our feature is the Marx Brothers Classic, Duck Soup. Light refreshments will be sold.

  • Arlington Town Day ——Saturday, September 17th. 10am to 3:00pm
    Come by the FORFP booth and say hello!

  • Boston Baseball Night———Friday, September 23rd, 6:30pm
    CANCELLED due to weather. Watch your favorite Boston team on the big screen!
  • Annual Field Day ——-Saturday, October 22th, 1pm to 5pm
    This family-oriented event will include old-fashioned races (3-legged, egg-on-the spoon, sack race, etc.) and a nature scavenger hunt. Moon walks, face painting, and seasonal refreshments will be available for a nominal charge.
  • Fall Clean up Day/Bulb Planting——-Saturday November 5th, 9am to 12pm
    Join your friends and neighbors to get the park ready for winter (and spring)!

    (Details subject to change and to approval by the Arlington Recreation Department)


OTHER EVENTS AT ROBBINS FARM PARK
  • Astronomy Night with Jeff Alexander——- Saturday, May 28th, 8:30pm
    Saturn is the brightest “star” in the Southern sky as dusk falls. Did you see Saturn at an astronomy night last year? See how the angle of its rings has changed over the year. Saturn will be getting lower in the sky as the summer passes, so come now for the best view! (Rain date May 29th) Check Arlington Astronomy Nights ’11
  • Arlington Soap Box Derby————Saturday, June 4th, 9:00am
    More details at the Arlington Soap Box Derby’s Official Web Site
  • Astronomy Night with Jeff Alexander——- Saturday, June 18th, ~9:15pm
    Explore the wonders of the deep sky. Use the summer constellations to learn to locate star clusters, galaxies, and more! If the sky cooperates, we’ll try for a galaxy or nebula. Bring a pair of binoculars to try to find some deep sky objects yourself. Come early this time or any time to watch the stars come out. Saturn will still be up this evening. (Rain date June 19th)Check Arlington Astronomy Nights ’11
  • Astronomy Night with Jeff Alexander——- Saturday, July 16th, ~9:15pm
    The Moon rises tonight right around sundown. Come watch the Moon rise over Boston then get an up close view as it climbs higher in the sky. The Moon will be close to full (as it always is when it rises near sunset), but not entirely. We’ll look at the edge to see the edges of the craters pop out. Did you come to an astronomy night earlier in the season? Notice how much fainter the stars are with a bright moon entering the sky. (Rain date July 17th)Check Arlington Astronomy Nights ’11
  • Astronomy Night with Jeff Alexander——- Friday, August 12th, 8:30pm
    The Perseid Meteor Shower begins this evening. Come to the park to watch the show. A full moon will blot out many meteors, but we were starting with a lot of light pollution to begin with. Bring a blanket or a beach chair so you can lie down and look up to see the whole sky. (Rain date August 13th)Check Arlington Astronomy Nights ’11
  • Astronomy Night with Jeff Alexander<——- Saturday, September 24th, ~8:00pm
    CANCELLED due to weather. Jupiter returns to the evening sky, rising in the east. See some of Jupiter’s moons, Io, Europa, and Ganymede. See if you can make out the different stripes across the surface. Kids have the best chance of seeing colors in them! (Rain date September 25th)Check Arlington Astronomy Nights ’11

    (Details subject to change and to approval by the Arlington Recreation Department)