Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll!

Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll is our NEW, free weekly program for preschoolers and their families. Tuesdays, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., children will listen to a favorite children’s story, sing a song or two and re-create the story through play on the ADA-accessible Mt. Merrill playground.
Masks are required for adults and children 5 and up; recommended for younger children if possible. After Story Time, you can continue to visit Barnaby, Mr. Pickles the Turtle, Rockin’ Reuben the Cardinal, and create a complimentary craft.
Parents/caregivers must stay with their child the entire hour and are ultimately responsible for their child’s/childrens’ behaviors.
–Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM
–Best for ages: 2-5 years
–Location: The Leaf
–Rain location: the Pavilion
–Instructor: Kristin Reali (“Ms. Kristin”)

Food Truck Sunday with Boricua Soul

Food Truck Sunday at Durham Central Park is a time to slow down, enjoy the day, get some local food–to go, or to make a picnic in the park. We will feature ONE truck per afternoon and City of Durham social distancing guidelines apply.
Boricua Soul serves Southern Soul, Caribbean Flair and Euro-African Roots food. Think: pernil (slow roasted, marinated pork), collards, empanadas, mac and cheese…mmmm!

Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll!

Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll is our NEW, free weekly program for preschoolers and their families. Tuesdays, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., children will listen to a favorite children’s story, sing a song or two and re-create the story through play on the ADA-accessible Mt. Merrill playground.
Masks are required for adults and children 5 and up; recommended for younger children if possible. After Story Time, you can continue to visit Barnaby, Mr. Pickles the Turtle, Rockin’ Reuben the Cardinal, and create a complimentary craft.
Parents/caregivers must stay with their child the entire hour and are ultimately responsible for their child’s/childrens’ behaviors.
–Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM
–Best for ages: 2-5 years
–Location: The Leaf
–Rain location: the Pavilion
–Instructor: Kristin Reali (“Ms. Kristin”)

Food Truck Sunday with Bull City Street Food

Food Truck Sunday at Durham Central Park is a time to slow down, enjoy the day, get some local food–to go, or to make a picnic in the park. We will feature ONE truck per afternoon and City of Durham social distancing guidelines apply.
Today’s featured truck is Bull City Street Food, home of the “Fat Bull” burger. BCSF offers unique & delicious street foods from various regions from around the world.

Fun Things to Do at DCP This Weekend

Fun Things to Do at Durham Central Park This Weekend

Saturday, April 10, 1-9 p.m. Downtown Durham Inc. is closing the Durham Central Park section of Foster Street to cars and opening it to pedestrian traffic with outdoor seating and buskers. It’s called The Streetery! You can shop, people watch, play, carry out, dine in or dine out (picnic!)

The Streetery is popping up in different sections of downtown on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Help us maintain a safer, socially distanced, outdoor downtown experience. Wear a mask while in The Streetery, keep six feet away from people who aren’t in your group and respect the rules our small merchants have put in place to protect their customers and staff. Buskers/street performers:

1-3 p.m. Darrien Rutherford, guitarist

5:30-7:30 p.m. Matt and Maceo Grady, folk/soul duo

5:30-7:30 p.m. Dakota Fox, acrobat and stiltwalker

6-8 p.m. The Cabinet of Wishes, performance poetry

NEW! Food Truck Sunday, April 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Food Truck Sunday at Durham Central Park is a time to slow down, enjoy the day, get some local food–to go, or to make a picnic in the park. We will feature 1-2 trucks per afternoon and City of Durham social distancing guidelines apply.

Today’s featured truck is Bull City Street Food, home of the “Fat Bull” burger. BCSF offers unique & delicious street foods from various regions from around the world. Save room for dessert, The Frozen Bull will be there too!

Other News

Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll!

Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll is our NEW, free weekly program for preschoolers and their families. Tuesdays, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., children will listen to a favorite children’s story, sing a song or two and re-create the story through play on the ADA-accessible Mt. Merrill playground.
Masks are required for adults and children 5 and up; recommended for younger children if possible. After Story Time, you can continue to visit Barnaby, Mr. Pickles the Turtle, Rockin’ Reuben the Cardinal, and create a complimentary craft.
Parents/caregivers must stay with their child the entire hour and are ultimately responsible for their child’s/childrens’ behaviors.
–Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM
–Best for ages: 2-5 years
–Location: The Leaf
–Rain location: the Pavilion
–Instructor: Kristin Reali (“Ms. Kristin”)

Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll!

Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll is our NEW, free weekly program for preschoolers and their families. Tuesdays, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., children will listen to a favorite children’s story, sing a song or two and re-create the story through play on the ADA-accessible Mt. Merrill playground.
Masks are required for adults and children 5 and up; recommended for younger children if possible. After Story Time, you can continue to visit Barnaby, Mr. Pickles the Turtle, Rockin’ Reuben the Cardinal, and create a complimentary craft.
Parents/caregivers must stay with their child the entire hour and are ultimately responsible for their child’s/childrens’ behaviors.
–Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM
–Best for ages: 2-5 years
–Location: The Leaf
–Rain location: the Pavilion
–Instructor: Kristin Reali (“Ms. Kristin”)

FREE Yoga @ Durham Central Park

Join Midtown Yoga at the Pavilion at Durham Central Park for a socially-distant yoga class. Stay for complimentary coffee from Liturgy Beverage after class! Bring your own mat, reserve your space.

FREE

Living Arts Outdoor Dancewave @ Durham Central Park

DANCE + MUSIC + ART + FOOD + COMMUNITY

Living Arts Outdoor Dancewave
www.livingartscollective.com/dancewave/
COVID-19 protocols in place + masks required (more details below)

This is a co-created space for artistic expression and embodied arts. An intersection of creativity. Bring your art supplies, your journals, yourself!

Durham Central Park
under pavilion and on the lawn
rain or shine – bathrooms are available
Saturday, March 20th
1:15pm – 4:15pm

Limited to 50 participants
REGISTER, click and share this link:
https://livingartscollective.as.me

Ticket Prices: $10 – $30
Become a Sustainer for as low as $5 to get in for free*
https://www.livingartscollective.com/sustain/
*good for one dance: code will be in confirmation

Community Share Program available – contact us for assistance if funds are needed for ticket purchase ([email protected])

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Outline:

1:15pm: Arrive and Create Personal Spaces

1:45pm: Opening Circle and Guidelines

2:00pm: Dancewave

3:30pm: Harvest Circle

Locally-Made Food + Drinks (available for purchase)
Vegan Flava Cafe

*MORE ARTIST COLLABORATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED*

We continually strive to hold an inclusive space for all ages, dance abilities, and cultural backgrounds. We welcome you.

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COVID-19 protocols & agreements:

GIVE SPACE

Masks are required. Respect individual and energetic boundaries of whatever distance folks need – check in!

BRING MATERIALS TO DESIGNATE YOUR SPACE

Create your personal dancing space. We request that you clearly mark and space your 10 foot diameter circle. Bring blankets, tarps, flowers, rope, ribbons…feel free to get CREATIVE!!
Please keep 4ft between circles to keep pathways open.

CARRY IN, CARRY OUT

Please bring what you need and leave with all you brought.

KIDS

Kids are welcome as long as they’re able to maintain the Covid Protocol Agreements and Requests. Children over two years old will count toward our maximum capacity for the event.

NOT ALLOWED

~Alcohol

~Pets

UNDER THE WEATHER

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms in the 5 days before the event, please stay home and take care of yourself! And please let us know so we can open a spot for others.

GROUPS

Some people may be in a pod, family, affinity group, or other context that involves physical closeness and touch. We agree to trust individuals’ choices for contact and proximity around this while also holding the group container and agreements.

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Thank you for reading all of this information and we are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Have further questions?

Email our team: [email protected]

NEW! Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll Starts Tuesday, March 30

Story Time with Barnaby D. Troll

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Durham Central Park’s NEW, free weekly program for preschoolers and their families starts March 30th. Join us each Tuesday, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the Leaf when instructor Ms. Kristin reads a favorite children’s story, sings a song or two and re-create the story through play on the ADA-accessible Mt. Merrill playground. After Story Time, you can continue to visit Barnaby, Mr. Pickles the Turtle, Rockin’ Reuben the Cardinal, and create a complimentary craft.
  • Best for ages 2-5 years
  • Masks are required for adults and children 5 and up; recommended for younger children if possible.
  • Parents/caregivers must stay with their child the entire hour and are ultimately responsible for their child’s/childrens’ behaviors.
  • Rain Location: The Pavilion
Meet Story Time wit Barnaby D. Troll’s Ms. Kristin: Kristin has worked with young children for more than 30 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist in private settings and in the school system. Her love is sharing favorite stories with preschoolers and then retelling the stories as the children actively participate through language, music and play. Ms. Kristin is excited to use Durham Central Park as a platform to read her favorite children’s books.