FORP will be leading a Cleanup of Ringgold Park on Saturday, November 19th at 10am. Please join us and help us keep our beloved park looking great. The Cleanup will be followed by a BBQ–weather permitting.
The annual Halloween Party at Ringgold Park is happening on Monday, October 31st at 5pm. This is always a fun event and a great way to kick off Halloween–with costumes, friends, neighbors and food donated by local businesses. Hope you can join us!
We’ll have pizza, sliders, veggies, fruit, snacks, juice, and water for the kids to fill up on before the candy craziness, plus some coffee to energize the adults.
Trick-or-treating will start at approximately 6pm, and Waltham Street will again be closed to traffic.
Before, during or after the party, please also consider making a donation to the Friends of Ringgold Park, a non-profit group dedicated to preserving this precious neighborhood resource. All funds raised go toward maintaining the park’s horticulture and playgrounds and hosting community events like this one.
For those who’d like to get more involved, we’re also looking for event volunteers and board members. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Please join us for live (family-friendly) music on Saturday, June 18 from 4pm to 6:30pm as Ringgold takes part in the 4th annual Fête de la Musique, presented by the Community Music Center of Boston. This outdoor festival, which celebrates the summer solstice, spans seven South End venues, and we’re delighted to participate again!
Thanks to everyone who attended our Fundraiser and Paver Sale Launch Party on November 16. Turnout was terrific and we raised a total of $20,245 through ticket sales, corporate sponsorships and a silent auction, all of which will go toward maintaining the horticulture, irrigation and other features of our beloved park and playground and to hosting regular community events. Special thanks to The Beehive for hosting!
We also greatly appreciate the contributions of our corporate sponsors: Brian Roberts Construction, Cabral Wellness Institute, Compass Realty, Gerald Pomeroy Interiors, Hingham Savings, Lemanski Construction, P&G Properties, RBA Architecture.
And we’re thankful for all items and gift cards donated to our silent auction by local South End businesses: Barcelona, Boston Chops, Franklin Café, Gaslight, Stephi’s on Tremont, Sara Campbell, Kent Newton Salon, Patch NYC, Etant, M. Flynn, Roosters, Wine Emporium, Sons of Liberty, Chicken & Rice Guys, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Fromaggio, The Buttery, Stir, Reimagine Play, NABI Music Center, Urbanity Dance, Little Groove/Baby Wiggle, Little Lovage Club, Steven Cabral Studio, Cabral Wellness Institute, Shawmut Yoga, Tadpole, Morgan & Milo.
If you couldn’t attend the event but would still like to buy an engraved paver for the park’s central fountain circle, please click here to download the order form and follow the instructions.
Please join us for a Fall Fundraiser on Monday, November 16, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm at the Beehive. Tickets to the event cost $40 in advance (by clicking on the button below) or $50 at the door.
At the event, we’ll be selling a second, and final, round of engraved pavers to be placed on the fountain plaza. If you missed the first round, this is your chance to leave your family’s mark on the park or commemorate a loved one. Pavers can be purchased at the November 16th Fundraiser or by simply downloading the online form before the deadline of January 31, 2016.
Please click here to download the PAVER ORDER FORM and follow the instructions.
Pavers cost $500 each and all proceeds are used to maintain the horticulture and irrigation in the park. We’re also pleased to announce that the manufacturer of the pavers has agreed replace all of the original ones, free of charge, since many have worn away prematurely, and the company has now switched to a more durable material.