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    Free Events at The Common Ground
    June 4, 2017 10:15 pm  
    Free Events at The Common Ground

    The tragic events of September 11, 2001 inspired a group of community members to create a reflective garden dedicated to the memory of those who were lost.

     

    Now with the graceful gardens, walkways of personalized stones, memorial benches, The Peace Labyrinth and The Pamela Raymond Performance Pavilion, it has become greater than the dream.

    This is a place of peace, joy and inspiration for everyone, a place where life is celebrated and people are encouraged to meet their neighbors to connect as a community.  This park was built through volunteer efforts, support from the Town of Islip, grants from Suffolk County, and generous donations from community members.

    The Common Ground has been created by the Community for the Community.

    June and July Events

    Friday, June 9 ~ Full Moon Labyrinth Walk – Take a meditative walk guided by Barbara Fitzpatrick of Infinite Fountain Institute, weather permitting.  7:30 pm

    Saturday, June 10 – Keith Nintzel 5K Register online or the morning of the race at the park between 7:30 – 8:30 am.    

    Saturday, June 10 ~  Reiki in the Park –  Reiki Healing by Barbara Fitzpatrick ~ a gentle calming energy that provides comfort and relief at sunset – 7:30 pm  

    Sunday, June 11 ~ The FIRST Yoga in the Park provided by  Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center  – Bring a Yoga mat and towel. Classes are for all ages and skill levels. No experience is necessary at 8:30 am  

    Monday, June 12 ~ The Common Ground Board Meeting – All are invited to the Gillette House at 7:00 pm.

    Saturday, June 17 ~ Gardening in the Park with Purple Nancy – Learn how to manage gardens of your own. Tools and gloves are provided to help beautify the gardens. Come when you can from 9 am – noon.

    Sunday, June 18 ~ Yoga in the Park provided by Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center  – Bring a Yoga mat and towel. Classes are for all ages and skill levels. No experience is necessary at 8:30 am

    Wednesday, June 21 – Guided Labyrinth Walk – Summer Solstice  – Take a meditative walk guided by Barbara Fitzpatrick of Infinite Fountain Institute, weather permitting.  7:30 pm

    Saturday, June 24 ~ Gardening in the Park  with Purple Nancy – Learn how to manage gardens of your own. Tools and gloves are provided to help beautify the gardens. Come when you can from 9 am – noon.

    Sunday, June 25 ~ Yoga in the Park provided by Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center  – Bring a Yoga mat and towel. Classes are for all ages and skill levels. No experience is necessary. 8:30 am

    Wednesday, June 28 ~ The FIRST  Wednesdays in the Park – BREAKDOWN

    A Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Tribute Band  In case of rain, this event will be at the Sayville Middle School, 291 Johnson Avenue, Sayville at 7:00 pm

    Friday, June 30 ~ The FIRST Family FridaysCINDERELLA  

    by Plaza Theatrical~ Come dressed as Cinderella or her Prince Charming, then help Fairy Godmother Purple Nancy release hundreds of LADYBUGS into the gardens!  6:30 pm

    Wednesday, July 5 ~ Wednesdays in the Park  – JACK’S WATERFALL –  Pop, blues, jazz, folk,  gospel and global music all meet at The Waterfall  7:00 pm    

    Friday, July 7 ~ Family FridaysJESTER JIM  – Juggler, Beatboxer, Comedian & Balloon Artist! 6:30 pm  

    Saturday, July 8 ~ Rotary Pet Parade – Rain or Shine! Registration is free and begins at the St. Lawrence Church parking lot at 8:00 AM. The Parade begins at 9:00 AM and proceeds down Main Street to Rotary Park (The Common Ground).

    Saturday, July 8 ~ Reiki in the Park – Reiki Healing by Barbara Fitzpatrick ~ a gentle calming energy that provides comfort and relief at 10:00 am

    Sunday, July 9 ~ Yoga in the Park provided by Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center  – Bring a Yoga mat and towel. Classes are for all ages and skill levels. No experience is necessary at 8:30 am

    Sunday, July 9 ~ Full Moon Labyrinth Walk – Take a meditative walk guided by Barbara Fitzpatrick of Infinite Fountain Institute, weather permitting.  7:30 pm  7:30 pm

    Monday, July 10 ~ The Common Ground Board Meeting – All are invited to the Gillette House – 7:00 pm

     Wednesday, July 12 ~ Wednesdays in the ParkTHE LAZY BUNNY UKULELE BAND – Four guys, Three Ukuleles and Some Drums! – 7:00 pm

    Friday, July 14 ~ Family FridaysGrins & Grins ~ great fun & lots of  laughs for all ages at 6:30 pm

    Saturday, July 15 ~ Gardening in the Park with Purple Nancy  – Learn how to manage gardens of your own. Tools and gloves are provided to help beautify the gardens. Come when you can from 9 am – noon.

    Sunday, July 16 ~ Yoga in the Park provided by Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center  – Bring a Yoga mat and towel. Classes are for all ages and skill levels. No experience is necessary at 8:30 am

    Wednesday, July 19~Wednesdays in the ParkTRIBUNES    A 5-man acappella group performing music from the 1950s and 1960s  –  7:00 pm

    Friday, July 21 ~ Family FridaysERIK’S REPTILE EDVENTURES   Erik returns with his amazing creatures! A favorite  & exciting event for the whole family.  6:30 pm

    Sunday, July 23 ~ Yoga in the Park provided by  Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center  – Bring a Yoga mat and towel. Classes are for all ages and skill levels. No experience is necessary at 8:30 am

    Monday, July 24 ~ Monday Night at the Movies Movie to be announced soon- at Sunset 8:15 pm

    Sunday, July 30 ~ Yoga in the Park provided by Om Shanti Yoga and Reiki Center  – Bring a Yoga mat and towel. Classes are for all ages and skill levels. No experience is necessary at 8:30 am

    For more FREE 2017 events visit our

      CALENDAR of EVENTS.

    Wednesdays in the ParkFamily Fridays

    dates and shows are now available!

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    – Rotary Park is a Town of Islip park for all to enjoy.

    – All the events at the park that are arranged by the volunteering members of The Common Ground are free due to a grant from Suffolk County and donations from the sponsors above and from many who attend the concerts.
    – The gardens have been planned and cared for by Purple Nancy with help from volunteer gardeners who work diligently to keep them looking beautiful.
    – Many trees in the park that are young, fragile and easily broken have been planted in memory of loved ones.
    – The Labyrinth is a place where many come to meditate and find spiritual strength and emotional healing.
    – To maintain the serene beauty of The Common Ground, it needs respect and care from the community so that this legacy can be passed onto future generations.

    When visiting the park please go to our Calendar of Events to make certain your plans do not conflict with other events in the park.

    To reserve the park for a special event, please visit our Private Events page for more details.

    To Become a Web and Email Sponsor for 2017 please click HERE

     

    Wednesdays in the Park & Family Fridays are now listed!

    Except for our first Wednesday in the Park on June 28 and Board meetings, all events are canceled or postponed in the event of inclement weather. Visit our Website or Facebook page for updates.

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