Friends of Robbins Farm Park - Arlington, MA

2018 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, or are interested in volunteering to help out at one of our events, please get in touch with us at: friends@robbinsfarmpark.org

FRIENDS OF ROBBINS FARM PARK EVENTS

 

  • Spring Cleanup & Kite Day——-Saturday, April 28th, 9am
    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.
  • NO INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENT AT ROBBINS FARM PARK THIS YEAR 
    Cancelled due to Park construction. The fields will remain closed through the summer and probably until next spring. The root system is not yet mature enough to withstand foot traffic.
  • Harvard Alumni Jazz Band 10th Annual Concert ————-Tuesday, July 31th, 6pm – 8pm 
    —NOTE: ALTERNATE LOCATION FOR JAZZ CONCERT THIS YEAR— –At the top of Eastern Ave, just up the hill from Robbins Farm Park Join us on for a free jazz concert by the Alumni Jazz Band, a 17-piece jazz big band with members from Arlington and surrounding communities. Enjoy the music of Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, and many others! This ninth annual 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.
  • Educational Garden Tour ————-Saturday, September 29th, 11am – 2pm 
    The Robbins Farm Cooperative Educational Garden has been selected as one of the showcased gardens as a part of the Arlington Educational Gardens Tour! For more details check out the Town of Arlington Website
  • History Project Dedication——- Saturday, October 20th, 12 noon
    Before Field Day, join us at the new dog statue for the DEDICATION of our now complete HISTORY PROJECT. As we gather there will be activities for the kids and chances to win prizes.The Robbins History Project, funded by FoRFP, consists of two parts: the House and the Dog. Granite blocks marks the location of The House of our community’s great benefactor, Farmer Nathan Robbins. The Dog is a replica of his dog statue that was beloved by the children of Arlington, for whom he donated his farm to become our park.
  • Annual Field Day——- Saturday, October 20th, 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 Cleanup & Bulb Planting CANCELLED——- Saturday, November 10th, 9am to 12pm
    Join your friends and neighbors to get the park ready for winter (and spring)!

 

OTHER EVENTS AT ROBBINS FARM PARK

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    • Astronomy Nights 2018 with Jeff Alexander
      This summer there will be a series of Astronomy Nights at Robbins Farm Park. Each night we’ll have at least one telescope out to view objects in the night sky. There’ll be plenty to see — the sky is the limit! Click here for details.

 

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(All event details subject to change and to approval by the Arlington Recreation Department)

This year’s calendar will be updated as events are planned.