The Barron Park Association

Jul 292019
 

Last Nights Free Ice Cream Social at Bol Park was a big hit and beat the heat! Over 200 scoops of ice cream were served to cool down Barron Park Residents!

Thanks to Karen and Amol Saxena for organizing the event and to the volunteers who scooped!  The neighborhood posters were provided by CopyFactory!  Lots of Fun and Socializing!

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 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.

Apr 282018
 

JOIN US FOR

MAY FÊTE 2018!

SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2018

BOL PARK

NOON TO 4 PM

 

 

This year Barron Park celebrates the 40th Anniversary of May Fête!

  • Enjoy live music and dancers performing all afternoon

  • A community Maypole Dance at 2:30,

  • Wear ribbons!

  • Bring family, friends, and a blanket, and make a picnic of it,

  • Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Soft Drinks, and Snacks for purchase,

  • Active games and crafts for children, face painting, a three-legged race,

  • Our dear donkeys Perry and Jenny on parade,

  • Barron Park history exhibit,

  • and more!

The May Fête is a volunteer effort. Come join us for the fun prep and set-up. To help out or if you have a display or activity to add to the mix, contact John King at: johnwadeking@gmail.com or (650) 483-2710.

See you there!

 

Mar 082018
 

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2-4 p.m.

Barron Park Association Annual Meeting and Potluck!

Barron Park Elementary School, Multi-Purpose Room

800 Barron Avenue

Featured topic: Emergency Preparedness and Safety

with special guest Police Chief Robert Jonsen

 

Join us for a useful and informative afternoon! Meet the new Palo Alto Police Chief and BPA board members. There will also be separate breakout sessions for other local topics of interest.

All Barron Park residents are welcome. Coffee, tea, soft drinks provided. Please bring a snack for our potluck table.

Contact Us:

If you need childcare or supervision, contact:   gluce@cbnorcal.com

Questions? Write to: president@bpapaloalto.org

For general information please go to www.bpapaloalto.org