2005 Events

2005 Robbins Farm Park Events
If you have an event at Robbins Farm Park or in the neighborhood and would like to post it here on the web site, please get in touch with us at: If you would like to help out as a volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator Simon Horsburgh at: theHorsburghs at bigfoot.com
  • Spring Clean-Up Day ——-Saturday, May 7th, 1 pm to 4 pm Postponed (again) Watch the Website for updates.
    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!
  • Kite Flying Day ——-Saturday, May 14th, 1:30 pm to 3:30pm CANCELLED
    Don McCasland of “Kites Over New England” will be on hand to hold a kite-making workshop and help out.
  • Independence Day Celebration——- Monday, July 4th
    On the 4th of July, Arlington will again celebrate America’s birthday in style at Robbins Farm Park. The evening, sponsored by NSTAR, 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. This annual event is a collaborative effort by the Town of Arlington
    and the Friends of Robbins Farm Park. Refreshments (including hot dogs, drinks and snacks) and glow sticks will be on hand for purchase. No alcoholic beverages please!
    The Friends of Robbins Farm Park will be looking for volunteers to help with refreshments at the Friends of Robbins Farm Park tent. If you are available for a one hour shift, please
    contact us at Friends email address at the bottom of our Home Page
  • Friday Night Flicks ——-Friday, July 29th
    Always a favorite for the whole family, our free Friday night movies will return again this summer. Tonight’s feature is the 1993 comedy “The Sandlot”. Scotty Smalls (Tom Guiry), newcomer to the neighborhood, narrates the hilarious adventure of how he got himself and his new baseball playing buddies into the biggest pickle ever.

  • Shakespeare in the Park ——- Sunday, August 7 at 5 pm
    Robbins Farm Park will be the location of the 5th annual Shakespeare in the Park performance.
    The theater company, New England Shakespeare, will perform The Taming of the Shrew. The performance, geared for all ages, is cosponsored by the Arlington Center for the Arts, the Friends of Robbins Farm Park, and Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park.

    Audience members are encouraged to come early, bring chairs or blankets and a picnic. The sponsors will sell Shakespeare tote bags, desserts, bottled water, and lemonade.

    Friday Night Flicks ——-Friday, August 19th, 8 pm
    Tonight’s feature: “Because of Winn-Dixie”. A 10-year old girl named Opal finds a lovable stray mutt in a supermarket produce section, her preacher father lets her keep it, and “everything good that happened that summer happened because of Winn-Dixie.”
  • Annual Field Day ——-Saturday, September 10th, 2pm to 4:30pm, (Rain date, Sept. 11th)
    Come to our annual Field Day which will include activities and fun for the whole family.

  • Arlington Town Day ——- Saturday, September 17th, Saturday, September 24th
    Come by the FORFP booth and say hello!

  • Red Sox Baseball——-Friday, September 30th, 6:30pm. (Game time 7:05pm) Back by popular demand, join us for baseball under the stars as we again present a live TV broadcast of the Red Sox – Yankees game on the big screen. FORFP will be selling hot dogs and light refreshments, so bring your appetite with your Red Sox pride. No alcohol, please.
    If your company is interested in sponsoring this event or providing a matching gift, please contact Jen at jenjenroth@rcn.com. This is a tax deductible donation.

    In addition, if you’d like to volunteer at the FORFP booth this evening, please contact jenjenroth@rcn.com.

  • Fall Clean up Day and Bulb Planting ——-Saturday, October 22nd , 10am to 2pm (Rain Date, October 23rd.) See our Newsletter for details.

  • Family Portrait Day ——-Sunday, October 30th, 9:00am to 4:00pm (No Rain Date)
    The Friends of Robbins Farm Park and talented photographer and Arlington resident Robert Forté will be taking portraits in the park – families, couples or individuals welcome! You can see his work on his web site at RKForté Photography .
    The sitting fee of $45 includes one 8×10 portrait. Please contact Liza Gleason at liza_gleason@comcast.net or (781). 646- 2775 to reserve your portrait session.