Greensboro's newest garden will be the scene of a premier event, "Groovin' in the Garden: Jazz at Gateway Gardens" on Sunday, May 4, from noon to 5 pm. This garden event is the latest to be offered free of charge to the public by Greensboro Beautiful and the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department.
Performances throughout the afternoon will include:
The Greensboro Youth Council has played a significant role in planning activities that appeal to youth, such as the creation of instruments from recycled materials, trying out a few instruments at an instrument "petting zoo", face painting, and temporary tattoos. Local food vendors will be available with a variety of menus.
Miniature replicas of the Alphabet Arch sculpture will be available for sale from Greensboro Beautiful. The Alphabet Arch, designed by local metal sculptor Jim Gallucci, adorns the entrance to the Michel Family Children's Garden at Gateway Gardens. Each mini-sculpture will be signed by Gallucci. These collectible pieces will be available for $50.
It promises to be an afternoon of fun and entertainment for all!
Gateway Gardens is located at 2924 E. Lee Street, across from Barber Park. Ample parking will be provided across the street at Gateway University Research Park. Complimentary shuttles to and from the event will be available throughout the afternoon.
Groovin' in the Garden is made possible by sponsorships and private donations to Greensboro Beautiful, with promotional support from 88.5 WFDD, Public Radio for the Piedmont.