Thursday, July 3, 2008

Scarecrow Party!

With help from Old Saybrook artist, David Brown, NEAT and GSAC held our annual Scarecrow Party in the Erin Street Community Garden (ESCG) on Wednesday, June 25th. This was the first year that this event was held in the Erin St. Garden, and with a new site, brought plenty of new faces. There were residents from Erin St., High St., Pearl St, and many other streets surrounding the garden, as well as families who walked up from Bridge Street and other spots in the North End. There were families from as far away as East Haddam, all enjoying our ever-growing garden.

The participants made seven scarecrows that lovingly watch over the garden. Thanks to all who participated!
These events will be held throughout the summer at both the Erin Street site and at the Green Street Arts Center.

Arts in the Garden
WEDNESDAYS, 5:30–6:30pm

Enjoy the pleasure of a summer evening during this weekly series of participatory arts workshops held outdoors in the Mary Susan Gawlak Memorial Garden at Green Street (51 Green St) and at the Erin Street Community Garden (corner of Erin and High Streets). Arts in the Garden offers free, fun activities for people of all ages. Light refreshments will be served; children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. In the event of rain, Arts in the Garden will take place indoors at the Green Street Arts Center.

July 9: No Arts in the Garden

July 16: Steel-pan Drums (Green St)
Bill Carbone

July 23: Jewelry Making (Green St)
Cookie Qui

July 30: African Dance & Drumming, (Erin St)
Abdoulaye Sylla

Co-sponsored by the North End Action Team with support from the Middletown Commission on the Arts

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