2002 Events

2002 Robbins Farm Park Events
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  • WinterFest
    Canceled due to lack of snow!
  • Spring Kite Day ——- Saturday, May 4
    In conjunction with the Arlington Center for the Arts’ 14th Annual Heart of the Arts Festival, a Family Kite Flying activity will be held from 10 am to noon.   Bring your own kite and celebrate the theme of this year’s Festival: Let’s Go Fly a Kite!
  • Annual Spring Clean Up Day ——- Saturday, May 18 Sunday, May 19, 1 pm to 3 pm
    Come join your friends and neighbors from 9 am to 1 pm.   We are planning to raise money by collecting reimbursable recycling for redemption.   Please bring your redeemables – bottles and cans – to Clean-up Day. If you can’t bring them on May 18, but still want to donate, please contact Jen Rothenberg (jenjenroth@rcn.com).
  • Field Day and FORFP Annual Meeting Day ——- Saturday, June 22
  • Independence Day Celebration ——- Thursday, July 4
    On the 4th of July Arlington will again celebrate America’s Birthday in style at Robbins Farm. The evening will begin at 7:00 PM with a live performance by the John Penny Band followed by a large screen simulcast of the Boston Pops Concert and Fireworks display. NSTAR and the Medford Bank are generously sponsoring this event with assistance from AT&T and many Town Departments.
    Refreshments will be sold to benefit the the Friends of Robbins Farm Park and the Uncle Sam Fund. Grab a blanket and come on down!

  • Movie Night ——- Friday, August 9
    Join us for a free double-feature evening. Our first show, nominated for an Academy Award, is the animated film “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius” starting at 7:00 pm. When aliens abduct all adults; Jimmy and his friends build an interstellar spacefleet and rescue them. Then at 8:30 pm:“Spy Kids”, an exciting tale about the children of two secret-agents who join the “family business” when their parents are called back out of retirement. Rain date: Saturday, August 10.
  • Shakespeare in the Park ——- Tuesday, July 23 Rescheduled to Monday, August 19th
    The Trinity Repertory Company will perform The Comedy of Errors cosponsored by the Arlington Center for the Arts. The slightly abbreviated 90-minute free performance will start at 6 pm and is appropriate for all ages. The public is invited to come early and bring lawn chairs and blankets along with a picnic supper. Beverages, desserts, and T-shirts will be sold at the performance. Donations to help off-set the cost of the performance are welcome. Those making a tax deductible contribution of $25 or more prior to the performance will be invited to a cast party following the performance. Checks made payable to the Arlington Center for the Arts
  • Movie Night ——- Friday, August 23
    Our second movie evening opens at 7:30 pm with the animated film “Shrek” about a reclusive ogre and a chatterbox donkey who go on a quest to rescue a princess for a tyrannical midget lord. And the evening concludes with the classic :The Wizard of Oz. Rain date: Saturday, August 24.
  • Town Day ——- September 14
    Stop by the Friends’ booth and say hello!

  • Halloween Party——(October 26th rained out) Sunday, October 27th.
    The Friends of Robbins Farm Park will host a Halloween Costume Party from
    2pm to 4pm to celebrate the 60th birthday of Robbins Farm Park. We will have free cake and cider at the playground. As part of a major fundraising effort, FORFP are hoping children will bring a “gift” for Robbins Farm Park—a bucket of coins that they will get to roll down the Big Slide! This is a great chance to teach kids about charitable donations and community spirit while having fun at one of Arlington’s premier parks. So bring that huge jar of pennies and coins you’ve collected and donate it toward purchasing playground equipment for Robbins Farm! FORFP will also have guided tours of the areas scheduled for renovation in the spring.

  • Kite Day ——- November (TBD)