SmART Art Banner Dedication Set
The SmART Corcoran Art Banner installation is complete and the dedication and ribbon cutting event is set for Aug. 15 from 3:30 p.m. – 5 pm. Guests will include Mayor Steve Schewel, former Mayor Bill Bell, representatives of the North Carolina Arts Council, artist Olalekan Jeyifous, legislators, and vendors.
DPAC Announces Special Autism-Friendly Performance of The Broadway Musical Elf
The Durham Performing Arts Center has announced its second autism-friendly performance since 2016 with Elf: The Broadway Musical on December 8 at 10 a.m. In an effort to allow all families in the Triangle to enjoy the magic of live theater, this special autism-friendly performance will be presented in a tolerant and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum or other sensitivity issues with their loved ones. Tickets start at $28.50 (+ taxes & ticket fees) and go on sale tomorrow at 10 a.m. More
Parks and Recreation Notes
DPR To Host Annual Latino Festival
Thousands are expected to celebrate the Hispanic culture on Aug 11 as participants enjoy entertainment, activities, and food at the Durham’s Annual Latino Festival sponsored by Durham Parks and Recreation. The festival is free and will be held at Rock Quarry Park. 701 Stadium Drive from noon – 5 p.m. The rain location is the Holton Career and Resource Center at 401 N. Driver Street. The festival shares Hispanic traditions and folklore with Durham residents. Participants will enjoy live music, great food, as well as learn about the many health, education and service resources available in Durham. More
PetSafe® Dog Park – located at Duke Park
With the help of PetSafe® and the Durham Parks Foundation, Durham has a new dog park. The PetSafe® Dog Park is located in the north-west section of Duke Park, 1608 Acadia Street. The dog park is a great addition as it provides a great place for dogs to exercise and play off-leash in a controlled environment. There is a sectioned off area for small dogs (less than 30 pounds or less /15 inches or smaller) as well as one for large dogs (30 pounds or more/15 inches or larger). There will be a leash cutting ceremony on Aug. 23 beginning at 5:30 p.m.