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Durham Central Park

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501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
919-794-8194 durhamcentralpark.org

Durham Central Park is a 5-acre city owned park located in the heart of downtown Durham. The park is managed, developed and programmed by Durham Central Park, Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

July 2019

Durham Farmers Market

July 24 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 9, 2019

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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One of the most exciting aspects of shopping at a local farmer’s market is the anticipation seasonal produce. All year long we are able to celebrate the arrival of delicious and unique foods that are not available all the time the way they are in a typical grocery store. The freshness and quality of this produce is undeniable, and shoppers have the opportunity to ask questions to the very farmers who have planted, grown, and harvested it! We are located…

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PLAYlist: Bull City All-Stars Drumline w/ Caroline Brodie

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Do you love the textures, syncopation and polyrhythms of a marching band drumline? How about TWO marching bands and a tap dancer? Hillside High School Marching Band Mighty Marching Hornets drumline, Bull City Music School’s drumline and tap dancer Caroline Brodie will put on a spectacular (and very Durham) show tonight, at PLAYlist Concert Series. Free and open to the public

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Durham Craft Market

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 1, 2019

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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The Durham Craft Market is made up of a wide variety of high quality, affordable arts and crafts. Everything at the Market is handcrafted by and being sold by the person who made it! We are proud to provide a marketplace for local handmade arts and crafts that encourages creativity and design innovation and honors the art of craftsmanship. Meet your local artists and find out how they make their craft.

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Durham Farmers Market

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 30, 2019

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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One of the most exciting aspects of shopping at a local farmer’s market is the anticipation seasonal produce. All year long we are able to celebrate the arrival of delicious and unique foods that are not available all the time the way they are in a typical grocery store. The freshness and quality of this produce is undeniable, and shoppers have the opportunity to ask questions to the very farmers who have planted, grown, and harvested it! We are located…

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Free Yoga in the Park with Blue Point Yoga

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 25, 2019

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Join Blue Point Yoga experienced teachers for a fun morning of yoga and community in Durham Central Park! Durham Central Park and Blue Point Yoga’s have teamed up to offer another season of free Saturday morning yoga classes for students of all levels. Yoga combines physical poses that build strength, flexibility and balance, with mindfulness practices that reduce the effects of stress and encourage overall well-being. Time: Saturday mornings at 9 am, starting May 4 Location: NEW LOCATION – The…

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TapCork: Durham

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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$30

TapCork: Durham is block party with great sips of beer and wine. You know the crafty type, the black-owned type, the brewed in Caribbean type and the MADE in NC type. The DJs and performers are gonna keep you dancing/head-nodding while the food satisfy the cravings. Expect fun games and group activity from Dasan and Church.

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TapCork: Durham

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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$30

40+ BEER. WINE. (Some) SPIRITS. and MUSIC for a $30 FUN-raiser supporting the Hayti Heritage Center! (The good food costs extra! A lot of the drinks are local or Black/Caribbean owned!!) tickets: bit.ly/tapcorkdurham info: tapcorkfest@gmail.com ... TapCork: Durham is a block party with great sips of beer and wine. You know the crafty type, the black-owned type, the brewed in Caribbean type and the MADE in NC type. To Support The Hayti Heritage Center. The DJs and performers are gonna…

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August 2019

Durham Murals By Bike Tour

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until November 3, 2019

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Preservation Durham has partnered with The Nasher Museum of Duke University and the Museum of Durham History to create a bicycle tour of the historic murals of downtown Durham. Some murals that will be featured, amongst others, include: Manbites Dog Mural Angel of Spring Mural The Wall of Hope Mural The Cookery Mural Two Way Bridges Mural The Hayti Mural Durham Civil Rights Mural Trinity Design Mural The Pauli Murray Murals Also, the tours include a mural by Odili Donald…

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PLAYlist Concert Series: New Reveille w/ Raleigh Rockers

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Breakdance crew Raleigh Rockers - Crew opens for Raleigh Alt-Country band New Reveille. Don't miss this because there will also be a never-to-be-replicated collaborative number! New Reveille's sound: Amy Kamm on lead vocals, Daniel Cook on banjo and guitar, George Hage on guitar, Autumn Brand on violin — an Americana lineup so far. But there’s also Kaitlin Grady on cello, adding a classical element, combining with Autumn in mini-orchestral textures and melodies. Cook’s banjo avoids flashy patterns, instead harks back…

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Tobacco Heritage Walking Tour

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until August 31, 2019

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Preservation Durham offers free walking and bike tours that introduce downtown Durham’s history and architecture. All tours depart and return to the Durham Farmers’ Market at 501 Foster Street. Meet on the grassy area across from the entrance to the Farmer’s Market. Look for a sign on the grass. Preservation Durham’s enthusiastic and well-informed volunteer tour guides will lead you through the history of the tobacco industry as they tell many tales from Durham’s past, using oral histories and photographs…

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Black August in the Park

August 10 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Black Families. Black Food. Black Music. Black Fun. Black Community. Black Movements. Black Liberation. Come celebrate and commemorate Black August with us at Durham Central Park. Event features music, food trucks, activities for the whole familiy, and social justice organizations engaged in local, regional and national work to get us free. Black August in the Park is a space created specifically for people of the African Diaspora--their joy and healing. Whatever your Black looks like we want you to bring…

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Durham Civil Rights Walking Tour

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until November 16, 2019

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Explore Durham’s Civil Rights Legacy with PD’s walking tour. This exciting tour focuses on many of the sites in downtown Durham that were important during the 1950s and 60s Civil Rights movement, including the Durham County Courthouse, the Arts Center (originally Durham High School and later City Hall), the Kress and Woolworth buildings, sites of sit-in protests and the “Confronting Change” exhibit at the Carolina Theatre. Learn about the contributions of ordinary Durham residents to the struggle for equality as…

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Rock the Park Movie – Throwback Night

August 17 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Bull Durham! Help us celebrate Durham's 150th Birthday.

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October 2019

Save the Northgate Carousel

October 13 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Bull City Inflatables Presents: Help save art in motion. The Northgate Carousel is more than just an attraction - it is a valuable resource to Durham families, business and local based non-profits.   Fundraising event inflatable day at the Park

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December 2019

Durham Farmers Market

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2020

Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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One of the most exciting aspects of shopping at a local farmer’s market is the anticipation seasonal produce. All year long we are able to celebrate the arrival of delicious and unique foods that are not available all the time the way they are in a typical grocery store. The freshness and quality of this produce is undeniable, and shoppers have the opportunity to ask questions to the very farmers who have planted, grown, and harvested it! We are located…

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