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Music at the Park – Then and Now

Maybe this is Flashback Friday. Before there was a flatbed trailer for a stage, there were folding chairs for performers and a long cord for amplifier and speakers in the Brick Garden. Those were the days…. Local Hot Iron String Band … Continue reading

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Prairie Sky Festival

What a successful inaugural Prairie Sky Music Festival! Tremendous effort on behalf of all Park staff and volunteers made for a successful event. Workers scurried throughout the week to set up tents, install new electric, groom the gardens, mow the … Continue reading

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Prairie Sky Music Festival – Getting Ready for Kick-Off

The first multiple day music festival at Robert Allerton Park kicks off tomorrow evening, Friday, August 18, 2017. The weather promises cooperation with this inaugural event. Today workers put up the tent to the entrance into the meadow off the … Continue reading

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Bulb Garden Renewal Worth Taking a Walk

The vision and efforts of many in the renewal of the Bulb Garden come to fruition in this newly landscaped garden. It is truly spectacular! Last fall a newly designed concrete sidewalk replaced the narrow slab perimeter walk. Three half … Continue reading

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Morning Walks – Man Zou (Walk slowly and safely)

Morning Walks through Allerton Park not only promote good health but promote psychological well-being. Some of this well-being comes from the physiologic effects of exercise, but some arises from the experience of being present in nature. When one takes notice … Continue reading

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Inside Allerton – new book by Mr. David Finnigan

A new book, Inside Allerton, written by David Finnigan has been available since the end of May. It is available through Amazon. Inside Allerton: The Essential Guide to Robert Allerton Park is the book’s full title, but the scope of … Continue reading

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Allerton Park: The Fairy Tale Dream Wedding Venue

Few moments are as beautiful as a summer’s afternoon or evening wedding in the Sunken Garden at Allerton Park. Actually, any chosen wedding location within The Park provides a dream wedding backdrop. But photographs can hide the 100 degree, sultry, … Continue reading

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Watercolor Vignette – Music in the Park

Music returns to the Park with an expanded venue this summer. For the fourth year since its renewal, the summer Concert in the Park Series began June 2nd. The opening local act were the two lead singers and drummer of … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice in New York

SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION MORNING SUN June 17 @ 4:30 am Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City Purchase tickets>> The Consort’s special guests will be the renowned 32-voice choir Florida Singing Sons. My Consort colleagues will include Paul … Continue reading

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The Sunsinger Connection

At the Sunsinger circle one Saturday morning last fall, I encountered a fellow hiker and his wife photographing the Sunsinger. I stopped to chat, asking him if it was their first visit to The Park. It was not, but they … Continue reading

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