It’s here! Military Park releases its schedule of free activities and fitness programs for the summer
by Brick City Live | April 14, 2017
Military Park will soon be back in action with a slate of new activities and fitness programs on the schedule, as well as some returning tried-and-true favorites. This year, the park brought in even more community partners to collaborate on its roster of activities, which features a little something for everyone.
There will be lots of free exercise classes to choose from, including three separate yoga series: with Newark Yoga Movement on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Sweet Peace Yoga with fayemi shakur on Saturdays, and I’m So Yoga on Sundays. For another workout option that’s easy on the body, two tai-chi classes will be offered: one on Mondays and one on Wednesdays.
The park will again offer children’s fitness programs with the Newark YMCA. New to the park will be karate classes with Traditional Karate of Newark, which recently opened a location across the street from the park, at 1118 Raymond Boulevard. For those who want to try group sports, an adult kickball league and ultimate frisbee league will be offered.
The park will also soon kick off its arts and culture schedule with a diverse array of programming. Artist Malik Whitaker is back with his adult watercolor classes, and Sizzy Art will host an arts and crafts session on Sundays. In the readings, talks, and networking category, the park will host author talks in collaboration with Rutgers-Newark on Thursdays, monthly Dodge Poetry readings, an arts networking night and, starting late summer, the return of Tech Talks in the Park. La Casa de Don Pedro will convene “Survival English” sessions on Wednesdays in June and July.
Military Park has also added culinary collaborations and programming to the schedule. They’ll host nutritional demos with Greater Newark Conservancy and Latin cooking with La Casa. Starting in May, you’ll also be able to shop local and organic when the farmers market comes to the park.
Guard d’Avant music festival will return–this time with a kickoff weekend starting July 1st. For those who want to make a little music themselves, the park will introduce a weekly drum circle lead by Ishangi. Brick City Steppers will be on hand for Chicago-style stepping classes, and for the fashion-minded, Lenguire Institute of Fashions will convene weekly “fashion exploration” sessions.
The park’s summer movies in July with a to-be-announced roster of films playing on the Great Lawn. There will be tours of the park, and of downtown Newark, running throughout the season.
Outside of its programming schedule, the park also offers free wi-fi, chess, its carousel, a game cart, Imagination Playground, lawn games, ping pong and its reading room for visitors to enjoy at their leisure.
To top it all off, BURG will be back from its winter hiatus on May 1st. Stay tuned for more details about what’s new when the burger joint reopens.
Nice work Military Park.
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