June 2021 Riverfront Fort Wayne events

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Riverfront Fort Wayne events for June 2021.

What’s Happening on the Riverfront: June 2021

Fort Wayne, Indiana (June 3, 2021) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation is offering the following events and programs on the Riverfront in June:

Riverfront Sunday Heritage Concert Series
Promenade Park, 202 West Superior Street, downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic Players’ Association
June 6, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of summer with a free concert in the Park Foundation Pavilion. The musicians have planned a program of classical and pops music that is sure to please all music lovers.

The American Legion Band of Fort Wayne
June 13, July 18, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
This 101 year old band was started by Veterans of WWI and continues to provide music for local patriotic events including the return of the Honor Flights at the Fort Wayne International Airport and the Annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast at The Community Center. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for a selection of big band classics at the Sweetwater Bandshell East.

New Horizons Band
June 20, August 15, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
The New Horizons Band is part of a nation-wide organization dedicated to providing an outlet for further education and performance of band music. Formed in 2004, this band plays a variety of music including excerpts of show-tunes, marches, novelty and popular tunes from the 20th century. Join us on the Auer Lawn with a blanket or lawn chair.

Community Chess In Promenade Park
Sundays, 6/13, 6/27, 7/25, 8/29, 9/26, 10/31, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Join local chess clubs Fort Chess and Take a Stan Chess Club for free community opportunities to learn and play chess this summer in Promenade Park. Events are free and open to all-ages and all skill levels. Chess instructors will be on-site to teach anyone interested in learning this ancient game of kings played by world leaders for over fifteen centuries. Players may bring their own board or use a board provided. Contact Brian Walker at walker.brian68@netzero.net or 260-443-1147 or Eli at themightyfortchess@gmail.com for more information.

Free Family Fishing Day
Saturday, June 5, 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Take advantage of the Indiana DNR’s Free Fishing Day at Promenade Park! We will provide poles, Riverfront swag, and lessons on fishing for the whole family. Try a cast, or drop a line and stay awhile. No experience needed, all fishing equipment provided. First come, first served.

Storytime on the Riverfront
Mondays, June 7-August 30, 10:00-11:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Join the Allen County Public Library and Riverfront Fort Wayne on Mondays in a story time session at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. for fresh air, sunshine and children’s literature! Come to either session — no pre-registration is required. Held on the Auer Lawn at Promenade Park.

Young Naturalist Series – River Scavenger Hunt
Thursday, June 10, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Our river habitat is teeming with life just waiting to be explored! Learn about the different parts of a river habitat, and then go on a scavenger hunt to find them. Young Naturalists (ages 6-12) are invited to an hour of outdoor learning with crafts, games, and fascinating nature. This program is FREE, however, space is limited to 20 children plus their grownups, so pre-registration is required. To sign up, please contact Alli Dickey at 260-427-6012 or Allison.Dickey@cityoffortwayne.org. Registration deadlines are one week prior to each program. In the event of inclement weather, please check Riverfront Fort Wayne Facebook page for cancellations.

Urban Birdwatching
Thursdays, June 17, July 15, August 19, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Watch a Red-Tailed Hawk soar above, a Cliff Swallow build a nest, or a Great Blue Heron dive for fish during Urban Birdwatching. Help Cornell University’s Bird Lab track how urban birds use green space. We’ll teach you about identification, ornithology, and how to use your binoculars. We have several pairs of binoculars you may borrow, but you are encouraged to bring you own, if possible. Participants of all ages are welcome. Meet at the Convergence Sculpture at 10:00 a.m.

Yoga on the Riverfront
Sundays, June 20, July 18, and August 15 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Bring your yoga mat to the Ambassador Enterprises Amphitheatre for these FREE yoga sessions along the St. Marys River. This relaxing, 1-hour flow is for all skill levels and led by Chelsea Vona, owner of Discover Yoga coming soon to downtown Fort Wayne.

Community Inclusive Night
Tuesday, June 22, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Learn about Sensory Processing Disorders, how they affect the lives of those who experience them, and how we as a community can learn to be inclusive. Be the first to learn about our sensory tent that will be on site at Riverfront Fort Wayne events this summer. The event is free, open to ages 12+ and there is no registration required. Questions? Email Stephanie.Bagley@cityoffortwayne.org.

COP a Story
Saturday, June 26, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
COP a Story wraps up its tenth year with a public reading of stories created from audience prompts. Those prompts – Character, Object, Place – create a connection between audience and writer, as well as offering a glimpse into imagination’s potential. Unlike most public readings, a brief discussion – not necessarily critique – follows each story’s presentation. Some language is not suited for all ages. Questions? Email Craig at cnix1066@yahoo.com. This event takes place in the Park Foundation Pavilion in Promenade Park.

For more information about Riverfront programs and events, visit RiverfrontFW.org.

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