King-Lincoln Park Day

King-Lincoln Park Day Stage

Newport News Parks, Recreation & Tourism will present King-Lincoln Park Day, an afternoon showcasing all the recreational opportunities offered at King-Lincoln Park (600 Jefferson Avenue) and the surrounding community, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.  The event features a broad range of free activities for all ages including make-and-take crafts including t-shirt painting, free Bingo (ages 50 & up), community exhibits, and live entertainment.  The afternoon will be filled with live music by The Michael Clark Band featuring Tracy Clark (R & B, Blues, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Rock; 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. and 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.), Atumpan The Talking Drums (African Drumming and Dancing; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.), and  RaJazz (Smooth Jazz, Soul; 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. and 4:14 – 5:00 p.m.). Kids will enjoy free face painting, storytelling, a moon bounce, giant slides, a speed pitch, a soccer shootout, and an obstacle course).  Everyone can enjoy free sno cones, free cotton candy, and a cakewalk.

The Doris Miller Community Center will hold basketball contests for prizes and the Newport News Tennis Program will showcase their Quick-Start Tennis Program.  The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center will offer crafts and information on upcoming programs and events.  Community exhibitors will offer information about their organizations, give-a-ways, and children’s activities.

Food Vendors ($) will sell seafood, barbeque, funnel cakes, and other snack items.

Admission, parking, and all activities are free.  Pets, bicycles, skateboards, radios, and amplified sound are not permitted in the festival area.  Directions to King-Lincoln Park:  take I-664 Exit 6/27th St., turn right onto Jefferson Avenue, proceed to King-Lincoln Park on the left at 6th Street.  For more information, call 926-1400 or visit www.nnparks.com.