The Barron Park Association

Sep 152018
 

We are pleased to invite you with your family and friends to our first Garba event.

Date: October 20, 2018

Time: 7PM to 10:30PM

Location: Multipurpose Room
Barron Park Elementary School
800 Barron Ave., Palo Alto 94306 (map)

Tickets: $15 (children under 5 FREE)
Email: bpa.community@gmail.com

Garba is a folk dance from Gujarat state which is now enjoyed all over India as well as in different parts of the world. Men and women dress up in traditional colorful dresses and come out together for 9 consecutive nights during Navratri days in Autumn to celebrate the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasur. The tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra and Diwali follows after a few weeks.

Garba folk dance is now adapted everywhere to celebrate communities and enjoy the harvest time and get into joyous spirits.

Garba can be both fast and slow-paced dance performed in circles. Women traditionally wear colorful ‘ghaghra-choli’ and men wear the ‘Kediyu (shirt) and the Kafni.

At times you might see a combination of both Garba and Dandiya (a dance performed with colorful sticks) during the Navratri days.

Garba dance steps are simple to follow and any newcomer can quickly get into the rhythm after observing a few moves. One can also find many videos and tutorials on Garba on YouTube.

Light refreshments will be served

Dance lessons prior to the start time.

We hope to see you on October 20th!

 

Aug 122018
 

The Silicon Valley Tour de Coop, bike ride and coop tour is taking place 9am – 4pm Saturday, September 15, 2018. This free, self-guided bicycle tour of chicken coops and backyard urban homesteads, including honey bees, worm composting, and organic gardening, and, of course, chickens coops. Experienced coopsters will show off their coop handiwork while sharing their joy of raising chickens and the benefits of creating backyard ecosystems that support the residents as well as the planet.

Complete tour and registration information available on the SV Tour De Coop website at: http://www.tourdecoop.org

Aug 112018
 

Annual Barron Park Association Movie Night

FEATURE FILM: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Saturday, August 25, 2018 6PM to 10PM
Cornelius Bol Park, 3590 Laguna Avenue

Pre-Show Activities (6PM to 8PM)

  • Come see the Gunn Robotics Team demonstrate its award winning robots
  • Meet the donkey who starred in the Shrek movies
  • Have some refreshments

Main Feature (8PM to 10PM)

Before there were electronic drones and autonomous vehicles, there was the original flying car. It will be a fun community building evening and a great way to say goodbye to the summer.  We hope to see you there.

Aug 112018
 

The Parks Department intends to replace the chain gate at Bol Park on Laguna near the crosswalk coming from Laguna Court with a large metal gate.  Eventually, they will replace all the chain gates including the one on Laguna near the creek and the one on Robles Ridge.

Less obtrusive alternatives like a arm gate or folding or collapsible bollards have been suggested, but we don’t think they will consider them.  Below are pictures of the proposed gate and examples of the other options mentioned.

If you have any suggestions or concerns about the city plan please contact the BPA Board and/or the Parks Department.  They are moving quickly and want to install the 1st gate by the end of August. The official announcement was published August 1st

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