Put on your dancing shoes and bring your appetite to Bretzfelder Park on August 1, when the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests will join forces with local favorites the Barnyard Pimps and Farm to Fire pizza for a fun-filled kick-off to the Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series.
The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to all ages.
Formed in 2012 by local musicians,the Barnyard Pimps plays a mix of superbly danceable music, from rock and funk to soul and R&B. The group puts its own spin on cover songs from Led Zeppelin to Lucinda Williams and the Scissor Sisters to Alabama Shakes. The band includes vocalist Lindsay Adams, bassist Caleb Brooks, Sean Monahan on harmonica, Al Resta on drums, Chris Cote on trumpet and vocals, and Kevin Dickinson on guitar and vocals.
Joining the celebration – and feeding hungry dancers – will be Farm to Fire with its delicious wood-fired pizzas crafted with locally-sourced food. Monroe-based traveling pizza makers Jeff and Paula Geil and their crew will fire up the oven and offer a variety of Neapolitan-style pizzas, including their signature Maple Bacon pie: garlic and herb base, cheddar, bacon, caramelized onion, mozzarella, sliced apple, spinach and maple syrup.
“Pizza goes great with music and fun social gatherings,” said Paula Geil. “We’re proud to partner with the Forest Society and Bretzfelder Park to bring our delicious wood-fired pizza to their outdoor music venue.”
The music is free, and pizzas range in price from $10 to$15.
“This will be a great way to open the summer session of our Bretzfelder Series,” said Nigel Manley, director of North Country properties for the Forest Society. “The band is fantastically fun, and the Farm to Fire pizza always receives rave reviews. Everyone will have a great time.”
Owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org), Bretzfelder Park is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. The Park, bequeathed to the Forest Society in 1984 by Helen Bretzfelder in memory of her father, Charles, houses a classroom, educational trails, a pond, and several picnic sites.
Two series of educational programs are held there each year, one in August and the other in February. The Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series continues August 8 at 7 p.m. with a presentation on Animal Sounds by the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center.
For more information and a calendar of events please visit www.therocks.org, emailus at [email protected], or call 603-444-6228.