Monday, June 20, 2011

FBSP June NEWS fitness, concerts, story hours and more

Summer Fitness Schedule
Outdoor exercise classes are underway! Click here for the schedule to see what's happening including the following and more:

The East Side/Mt.Hope YMCA offers hybrid training classes on Mondays at 5:30 PM and Friday mornings at 7:30 AM. Hybrid training is an all body workout including aerobic and strength building exercises. Both classes are free and include free child care for children ages 2+. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to take these classes! The Y will be offering adult and family yoga classes soon; check the schedule for start dates.

East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA Cancellation Policy: If there is a 70% chance of rain forecast, classes will be cancelled at the park. Afternoon classes will be cancelled by noon of that day. Morning classes will be cancelled by 8PM of the prior day. If you have any questions about whether a Y class is happening, you can call the front desk at 521-0155. If outdoor classes are cancelled, you are welcome to take a class at the YMCA facility on Hope Street. Indoor classes are offered at different times, however, and do not include free childcare.
We are also excited to introduce a Monday Morning Meditation led by Brad Marston at 7:30 am beginning June 13 (minimum age 18). Wear comfy clothing. Weather permitting, there will be two 20-minute silent sittings with 5 minutes of walking in between sitting .http://web.me.com/bradmarston/Morning_Meditation

East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA Cancellation Policy: If there is a 70% chance of rain forecast, classes will be cancelled at the park. Afternoon classes will be cancelled by noon of that day. Morning classes will be cancelled by 8PM of the prior day. If you have any questions about whether a Y class is happening, you can call the front desk at 521-0155. If outdoor classes are cancelled, you are welcome to take a class at the YMCA facility on Hope Street. Indoor classes are offered at different times, however, and do not include free childcare.

CrossFit Providence is leading their bootcamp program on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays at both 6AM and 6PM. Visit the link for details including price.

Finally, local gymnast and parkour enthusiast Jon Montalbano is leading parkour classes on Saturdays at 10AM. Even if you're not ready to try parkour, Jonathan is fun to watch!

Please send your questions and feedback to our Fitness Coordinator Kara Kelley at fitness@friendsofbrownstreetpark.org

4th Annual The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series Schedule
Join us for the 4th Annual The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series on Wednesdays at 5:30
  • July 6, Double Decker Dance Band
  • July 20, Tevellus
  • August 3, AS220 Criss Cross Orchestra
  • August 17, Infusion Experience
The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series is presented and sponsored by the City of Providence, Angel Taveras, Mayor, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and the Department of Parks & Recreation. Healthy snacks and beverages from our featured sponsor, Whole Foods University Heights will be available for a small donation. The Food Truck from RISD, Rosie’s will be curbside at all of our concerts this year.

Story Hour in the Park 
Wednesdays at 4:00, starting June 22.  It’s that time again! Brown Street Park welcomes all to join the Athenaeum Story and Craft Hour in the cool of the afternoon. Meet Lindsay under the trees for lively stories and simple craft activities every Wednesday through the summer. If the weather looks poor please call Lindsay at 421-6970

Theater at Brown Street Park
All Children’s Theater, ACT will be touring an audience-participation play at Brown Street Park, “Beauty & the Beast”, appropriate for ages 5-12, the week of August 2. Please check the website for details of this free performance

Infusion Experience - Playing @ Brown Street Park, 5:30 Wed. August 17, 2011

Infusion Experience plays original music with a flamenco Afro-Cuban flair. It is the combination of our diverse backgrounds which creates something powerful and emotional.


The rhythmic nature of the band produces a hypnotic feel that levitates people from their seats, while the strong and attentive groove draws them to the dance floor. Since the founding of the band in 1999, we have tried to keep our music fresh and interesting while always expanding the boundaries of our sound. This is the Infusion Experience.

The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series is presented and sponsored by the City of Providence, Angel Taveras, Mayor, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and the Department of Parks & Recreation. Healthy snacks and beverages from our featured sponsor, Whole Foods University Heights will be available for a small donation. The Food Truck from RISD, Rosie’s will be curbside at all of our concerts this year.

AS220 Criss Cross Orchestra - Playing @ Brown Street Park, 5:30 Wed. August 3, 2011

"Criss Cross" is worldwide, polyrhythmic music that combines traditional native African, American, Caribbean, Cuban, Latin American and European musical styles, and includes the tonality, improvisations, and other musical dynamics found in Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Hip Hop.




The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series is presented and sponsored by the City of Providence, Angel Taveras, Mayor, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and the Department of Parks & Recreation. Healthy snacks and beverages from our featured sponsor, Whole Foods University Heights will be available for a small donation. The Food Truck from RISD, Rosie’s will be curbside at all of our concerts this year.

Tevellus - Playing @ Brown Street Park, 5:30 Wed. July 20, 2011

More than your average group, the performance experience becomes a blend of the ancient and futuristic. Tevellus has been constructing a fusion of styles including Middle Eastern, Indian, Funk, Jam, and Jazz - blending up drum Layers from all traditions into a construct of unique, fiery music. 



Accompanied by the dance of the captivating Ms Fury, Tevellus takes the audience on a journey of exploration into soundscapes of the worlds cultures and brings them into new spirit. 

Originally formed in 2005 as an acoustic guitar and electronic percussion duo, Tevellus has grown to a full-size troupe, including baglama saz, tabla, sitar, drums, electric guitar, bass, cello, keyboard, various percussion and guest reed and string players. The Tevellus debut was released in 2009, "Blue Star" the bands second album releases spring 2011- both on the band's own Sign 11 label.

The “Celebrate Providence!” Neighborhood Performing Arts Series is presented and sponsored by the City of Providence, Angel Taveras, Mayor, the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and the Department of Parks & Recreation. Healthy snacks and beverages from our featured sponsor, Whole Foods University Heights will be available for a small donation. The Food Truck from RISD, Rosie’s will be curbside at all of our concerts this year.