Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park

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Tai Chi for Strength and Balance (2022) – New Start Time

Please join us for a fun workout at Menotomy Rocks Park at the Jason Street Field sponsored by the Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park through the auspices of the Arlington Recreation Department. Classes will be taught by JOSHUA GRANT and will be held on:

SATURDAY mornings
NEW START TIME from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
starting APRIL 30th and continuing through JUNE 25th    
Classes are FREE

Registration: www.arlingtonrec.com
or register at any class

In any setting, TAI CHI can help to refocus your energy, rejuvenate your body, and ease your mind. But to do tai chi in the fresh morning air at a cul-de-sac in Menotomy Rocks Park is an experience not to be missed!

Sessions will include rejuvenating qi gong (energy work) exercises and meditations, and an introductory new and different Yang Style Tai Chi form.

Instructor Joshua Grant is a well-known martial artist and has over 35 years of experience. He has been a member of national Tai Ji teams and been a gold medalist. He is the author of “Tai Chi for Wimps” and an instructional video series.

Fall Celebration and Community Gathering

Saturday, October 23, 2-3 pm (Rain date: Oct 24)

Closing Event for “Reflecting on our Pandemic Experience

Please join us for poetry, music and conversation in an inspiring setting: an evocative art installation – woven into a beautiful pine forest – that invites you to reflect on Arlington’s experiences of the pandemic. Experience the installation before it closes in mid-November and meet the artist Nilou Moochhala. Enjoy poetry by Francesco Fiondella from his collection of pandemic writing “#SpontaneousCoronaverse”. Delight to short performances by clarinetist Todd Brunel and French Hornists Hazel Dean Davis and Nick Auer. Hear reflections by Dr. Robin Schoenthaler, Arlington’s “COVID Dr.” and Kickstand Cafe co-owner Emily Shea on sharing their stories through the project.

Reflecting on our Pandemic Experience was funded by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and generous contributions from the Friends of Menotomy Rocks Park and  individual supporters.

Notice – Pond Issue

May 25th, 2021

Please do not let your dog(s) drink from or swim in Hills Pond as there may be a bacterial contamination. Fishing also not advisable. Sixteen dead fish were found in the pond this morning (5/24/21). Water testing has been requested.

 

Mother’s Day Swans

Three swans flew arrived at Hill’s pond on Mother’s Day, 5/9/2021. Below is a picture of two of them sitting on a floating island.