WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
July 6, 2021
CONCERTS AT ROCKWELL
Every Tuesday
June 22 - August 10
Opening Acts begin at 6:00 PM
Main Acts go on at 6:30 PM

Due to forecasted weather, the concert scheduled for this week, July 7th, has been postponed to August. More details on the exact date to come.

Concerts will be held outdoors at the Rockwell Park Amphitheater. For those looking for dinner, a different food truck will join us in the park each week, brought to you by the West End Association of Bristol. Learn More

Next Up: SUGAR on July 13th
SUGAR is a Mystic, CT-based band playing all over Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and Massachusetts. With over 15 years of experience performing together, the band has an enormous repertoire of material that will satisfy a diverse crowd!
Tie-Dye Party - Cambridge Park
Friday, July 16
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
We’ll be at Cambridge Park on Friday, July 16 to create tie-dye masterpieces. BPRYCS will provide one item for participants to tie dye and use at the park, including picnic blankets, bucket hats, baseball hats, tote bags, and drawstring backpacks! BPRYCS staff will be around to assist with tie-dye projects. Participants may bring additional (clean) items to tie-dye.
TEEN PROGRAMS
Every Monday and Thursday
July 8th - August 30th

Safe, secure, & fun organized evening events for Bristol youth ages 13 to 18:
  • Escape Room
  • Roller Skating
  • Movie Night
  • Lake Compounce
  • Game Truck
  • Go Karting
  • Mini Golf
  • AND MORE!
SAVE THE DATE
MINI GOLF

Casey Field isn’t just for baseball anymore... on Friday, July 23 from 5 to 7 pm, we’ll be at Stocks Playground and Casey Field with a traveling 9-hole mini-golf course! Putters, balls, and scorecards will be provided as you try for a hole in one!

MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK

Grab your family, friends, and neighbors this summer for FREE Movie Nights at the Rockwell Park Amphitheater. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy movies on the big screen under the stars. Movie nights take place on Friday evenings beginning at 8:30 pm.

Showing: Raya and the Last Dragon
Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. However, when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity. Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned, and it's up to a lone warrior to track down the last dragon and stop the Druun for good.

GREEN TEAM AT CASEY FIELD

We're seeking the aid of a “Green Team” of volunteers to help clean up Casey Field and Stocks Playground on July 31st! Bristol Green Team volunteers should plan to meet at 9 AM by the Basketball Courts. Volunteers will then be divided into teams to compete to see which can collect the most trash and recyclable litter. We provide all of the supplies.

NEON NIGHTS FLOAT NIGHT

Our sixth annual NEON NIGHTS at Rockwell Park is coming back on Friday, August 13th from 6pm-9pm! The brightest bash in the neighborhood will feature an array of colorful events, including glowing pool, live DJ, foam party, drone dome, and "light up lounge". Admission is $5.00 per person. Please register in advance.

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
FIELD DAZE

Field Daze is a 6 week fun summer program for Bristol youth ages 11-14 to help beat the summer boredom blues that takes place at the Page Park Ski Lodge! Meet new friends, have fun and stay connected over the summer! Enjoy games, activities, swimming and exciting field trips! This program runs Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 29 - Aug. 6 from 11 am - 1 pm.

CONFIDENCE CAMP

Positive Youth Development Program focused on improving social, emotional, physical and academic skills. This program will host games, activities, challenges and more. Learn how to grow your confidence and increase self-esteem while having fun. Confidence Camp meets weekly, on Wednesdays from 11 am to 1pm.

LEARNING THROUGH BOOKS

Join the Youth & Community Services Division for an 8-week reading and storytelling program as we explore reading through imaginative play, reading aloud and stimulating activities. Toddlers will explore sounds, words, and language as stories are read aloud.

YOUTH BOWLING

A positive recreational activity to beat the summer heat. Join us for some leisure time activity and social skill development! Every Tuesday from July 6th through August 10th from 6 to 8 pm.

AQUATICS & RECREATION PROGRAMS
SKYHAWKS TRACK AND FIELD

Designed for youth ages 7 to 12, program participants will use exercise, special equipment , and drills to prepare athletes for a future in cross-country and track and field events, distance running, while inspiring a love for running and being active. The fundamentals of body positioning, stride, proper stretching, cool-down techniques are all covered in this unique programs. The weekends with a Skyhawk track meet! The program will meet July 27 - 30 from 6 to 7:30 pm.

PILATES AND YOGA FUSION

This outdoor class (Tuesdays/Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 pm) helps tone and tighten your core which will improve not only your posture but your body awareness and flexibility! The class combines the focus on core stabilization of Pilates with the postures from yoga to flow through movements in order to work your whole body. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
JULY IS PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH!

On Thursday, July 1, the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association announced Governor Ned Lamont officially proclaimed July, 2021 to be Parks and Recreation Month!

This year, the National Recreation and Parks Association is celebrating by featuring the theme: “Our Park and Recreation Story". In honor of Parks and Recreation month we'll be highlighting stories, team members, park histories, and more!

We're encouraging the Bristol community to share their stories, memories, and favorite park locations on social media.
Follow along at:
Website: News
POOLS ARE OPEN!

The summer swim season has officially begun! This past Saturday, June 26, Rockwell Pool and the newly renovated Page Pool opened their doors to the public. Pool memberships are available through August and include access to three pools. Daily swim fees will be in effect and residents will be asked to present proper ID to prove proof of residency. 

Both outdoor pools will be open daily for public swim from 1:00 to 7:00 PM with learn to swim lessons available in the mornings.
Summer Pool Memberships
Adults (18 – 64) ……….… $40.00 Residents / $80.00 Non-Residents
Children (0 – 17) ……..… $25.00 Residents / $50.00 Non-Residents
Seniors/College (65+) … $35.00 Residents / $70.00 Non-Residents
 
Page Pool and Rockwell Pool Daily Swim Fees
Adults (18 – 64) ………..… $2.00 Resident / $8.00 Non-Resident
Children (0 – 17) ……...… $1.00 Resident / $4.00 Non-Resident
Seniors/College (65+) … $1.50 Resident / $6.00 Non-Resident
 
Dennis Malone Aquatic Center (DMAC) Daily Swim Fees
Adults (18 – 64) ………..… $7.00
Children (0 – 17) ……...… $3.00
Seniors/College (65+) .… $6.00

SUMMER CAMP IS OFFICIALLY UNDERWAY

Today marked the first day of Summer Camp for many local youth. Summer camp is offered through August 13th to Bristol youth ages 3 - 15. NEW this year, we are implementing before and after care at both Little Explorers & Summer Fun Camp!
Learn More or Register:

This program provides a safe, nurturing, and fun environment in which children can make new friends, enjoy new activities, create works of art, learn new things, and experience age-appropriate independence. Camp is held at the Mountain View Elementary School.

Summer Fun Camp includes arts and crafts, games, indoor and outdoor activities, special events and swimming. Summer Fun camp is held at Stafford Elementary School.

Get your teens engaged this summer with weekly excursions, field trips, and entertainment. Teens are dropped off at Bristol Eastern High School.
Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services
Main Office
City Hall - 2nd Floor
111 North Main Street