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Jul
4
Thu
Movie Under the Stars on July 4th: National Treasure! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Jul 4 @ 8:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Home for July 4th? Spend it in Media! Start the day at Barrall Field for Media Recreation Board’s annual Independence Day Celebration from 10am-12noon. End the day at Glen Providence Park for a Movie Under the Stars!

Starts at dusk (arrive by 8:15pm)
Glen Providence Park sledding hill, W. State St., Media
Rain date Saturday, July 6
Free & family-friendly 🇺🇸 🙂 ⭐️

Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the hillside for a movie under the stars! Opening with shorts from the Media Film Festival, followed by National Treasure, the historical treasure hunt involving the Declaration of Independence. How apt for the 4th of July!

Rated PG. Feature film is 2 hrs 11 minutes. County Parks rules apply, including no alcohol.

Presented by the Media Business Authority (Visit Media, PA), Media Arts Council & Friends of Glen Providence Park.

Thank you to our sponsors Media Recreation Board and Sterling Pig Beer, and to Delaware County Parks & Recreation for the permission, power outlets, and portalet!

 

Jul
13
Sat
Arts in the Park: Birdie Busch! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for the second of four performances in our 2019 Arts in the Park… Melodic Songstress Birdie Busch! Birdie’s atmospheric folk, which often aches with strains of country-blues, jumps out with a rockabilly swagger and blushes with whimsical telling-you-a-secret lilt that’s all her own. 

Rain date Sunday, July 14*
Free & family-friendly 

Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for a late afternoon concert. After the performance, head into Media for dinner and shopping, just two blocks away on State Street!

Thank you to our concert sponsors, Seven Stones Gallery, Media Recreation BoardWest End Flats, and Media Open Streets, and to Delaware County Parks & Recreation.

This summer’s Arts in the Park was made possible by funding from Project Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

*If the weather is questionable, we will post on Facebook and on our website by 1:00 Saturday whether we will use our Sunday rain date.

 

Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2019 Arts in the Park:

  • Elegant Classical Ballet with the Academy of International Ballet on June 1
  • Funky Soul Music with The Bickel Brothers Band on August 17
  • Heartwarming Summer Pop with Bill Ricchini of Summer Fiction on September 7

 

Birdie Busch

Birdie Busch

 

Aug
17
Sat
Arts in the Park: The Bickel Brothers Band! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Aug 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for the third of four performances in our 2019 Arts in the Park… Funky Soul Music with The Bickel Brothers Band! While the band’s roots remain in Funk, Blues, Soul, Jazz, and Groove, it does not conform to any specific genre, remaining consistently fresh and exciting. 

Rain date Sunday, August 18*
Free & family-friendly 

Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for a late afternoon concert. After the performance, head into Media for dinner and shopping, just two blocks away on State Street!

Thank you to our concert sponsors, Sterling Pig Brewery, Media Recreation BoardWest End Flats, and Media Open Streets, and to Delaware County Parks & Recreation.

This summer’s Arts in the Park was made possible by funding from Project Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

*If the weather is questionable, we will post on Facebook and on our website by 1:00 Saturday whether we will use our Sunday rain date.

 

Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2019 Arts in the Park:

  • Elegant Classical Ballet with the Academy of International Ballet on June 1
  • Melodic Songstress Birdie Busch on July 13
  • Heartwarming Summer Pop with Bill Ricchini of Summer Fiction on September 7

 

The Bickel Brothers Band

The Bickel Brothers Band

 

Sep
7
Sat
Arts in the Park: Bill Ricchini of Summer Fiction! @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Sep 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date for the final of four performances in our 2019 Arts in the Park… Heartwarming Summer Pop with Bill Ricchini of Summer Fiction! His music is described as “Charmingly catchy heartache meets sun-kissed disenchantment” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, “Heartwarming summer pop” by NPR, and  “Lovely, bookish songs” by Vogue. We couldn’t agree more. 

Rain date Sunday, September 8*
Free & family-friendly 

Bring a blanket or chair, and relax on the lawn by the historical stage for a late afternoon concert. After the performance, head into Media for dinner and shopping, just two blocks away on State Street!

Thank you to our concert sponsors, Diego’s Cantina, Media Recreation BoardWest End Flats, and Media Open Streets, and to Delaware County Parks & Recreation.

This summer’s Arts in the Park was made possible by funding from Project Stream, a grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts that is regionally administered by the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.

*If the weather is questionable, we will post on Facebook and on our website by 1:00 Saturday whether we will use our Sunday rain date.

 

Other performances in Friends of Glen Providence Park’s 2019 Arts in the Park:

  • Elegant Classical Ballet with the Academy of International Ballet on June 1
  • Melodic Songstress Birdie Busch on July 13
  • Funky Soul Music with The Bickel Brothers Band on August 17

 

Bill Ricchini of Summer Fiction

Bill Ricchini of Summer Fiction

 

Oct
5
Sat
10-5-2019 National Public Lands Day! @ Glen Providence Park - which entrance tba
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE for our National Public Lands Day volunteer project! Stay tuned for project details, location, and logistics. But we always have fun! 🙂

 

Our volunteers!

Nov
29
Fri
11-29-2019 Green Friday Walk @ Glen Providence Park - main entrance
Nov 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE for a Green Friday Walk with Aura Lester and Holly Hoffmann! #optoutside

Geared towards families, but open to all.

Snow, drizzle, or shine

Dec
14
Sat
12-14-2019 Christmas Bird Count @ Glen Providence Park - 3rd Street entrance
Dec 14 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Join Friends of Glen Providence Park in our 9th year participating in the Christmas Bird Count, the world’s longest-running Citizen Science survey! In this early-winter bird census, thousands of volunteers across the US, Canada, and many countries go out over a 24-hour period to count birds. Researchers and conservation biologists use the data to study the long-term health and status of bird populations.

Rain, snow, or shine*
Slow down for a morning and take a break from the holiday rush!

LOGISTICS:
— Please note the location– we will meet at the 3rd & West Street park entrance
— *Rain, snow, or shine – but in the event of high winds, we will post on Facebook and our website that morning whether we will meet.
— Be prepared for steep hills and rugged, possibly muddy and/or icy terrain
— Experienced and novice birdwatchers welcome!
— Of course, bring your binoculars and bird guides!

Friends of Glen Providence Park will submit our results to the CBC Compiler for Delaware County. We will also post the results on our website.

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