Friday, February 14, 2014

March 8: Benefit Concert for Way Park

The Friends of Way Park invite you to a benefit concert for Way Park on Saturday, March 8 at Northfield's First UCC Church. The music of Mozart, Rebecca Clarke and others, featuring violist/violinist Andrea Een with Minneapolis Orchestra violinist Taichi Chen and keyboardist Theo Wee.

Free deserts and a special jazz surprise after the concert in the Assembly Room. Suggested Donation: $10 general admission; $5 for youth 15 and under.

First UCC is located at 300 Union Street in Northfield.

(Thanks to Judy Swanson for another gorgeous poster!)

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Northfield Gives

Once again, the Friends of Way Park are asking for your support during Minnesota's annual Give To The Max Day event. 

The "Great Minnesota Give Together" is this Thursday, Nov. 14, and a city-wide Northfield Gives event will take place at the Grand Event Center from 5-9pm. Please join us to celebrate Northfield nonprofits and increase FWP's chance to win some local "Golden Tickets." If you can't attend, please remember FWP in your online giving that day at home or work. 

And be sure to stop by Way Park to see the latest tangible results of your generous FWP donations: three beautiful new kiosks that park neighbor Scott Swanson designed and built!

Make a donation to support the Friends of Way Park.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pumpkin Fest!

It's time once again for our annual Pumpkin Fest in Way Park! Please join your friends and neighbors for a festive fall celebration on Saturday, October 26 from 5:00–7:30 pm.

A wall of pumpkins will be lit around six o’clock. Families can carve pumpkins they bring to the event, or bring their pumpkins already carved. “We have some very creative pumpkin carvers every year,” said Michelle Martin, a volunteer with the event, “It’s amazing what people come up with.”

Kids (and adults) are encouraged to parade their costumes at six. Free face painting will be available throughout the event, and music will be provided by kid fiddlers and the Arcadia Charter School drum group. The Friends of Way Park will also provide caramel and apples to much on. A bonfire will light the night, and glow-in-the-dark tag will be added to the fun this year.

Volunteers from Transition Northfield will be on hand to help people compost their pumpkin parts and answer questions about the composting pilot being run in the neighborhood.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Four More Yoga Sessions!

Please join us on the next four Saturdays as we host Yoga in the Park! Here are the details:
  • When: Saturdays, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12 (Oct. 19 is the rain date), from 10-11am
  • Where: Way Park amphitheater on south end of park
  • What to bring: Water bottle, yoga mat if you have one (we have a small set of yoga mats available as needed)
  • Instructor: Melissa Sharpe, licensed yoga instructor and west side resident
  • Cost: FREE—It doesn't get better than that!
  • Childcare: On the playground, with two childcare providers—also FREE!
We have this opportunity thanks to the Healthy Activitiy Grant we received through Allina's Neighborhood Health Connection program. Our first two sessions in August brought together approximately 40 people each week, young & old, from the east and west sides of town. Melissa has done a wonderful job of incorporating connection—to self, to neighbor, to nature—into this practice of yoga.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Yoga Photos

Thanks to all the enthusiastic participants of our first two sessions of yoga in the park! There's still plenty of time to join us: the sessions resume on September 21, and take place the following three Saturdays from 10–11 am.