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    Red White & “The Blues” Sunday, July 4, 2010, 3pm – 10pm

    Please note that East Rock Park/Summit is closed to the public on this day.
    Only ticket holders/purchasers for the Soldiers’ & Sailors’ Monument Benefit will be allowed.

    Access to East Rock Park/Summit due to some road closures :

    Whitney to Davis, or State Street to Ridge to Davis
    GPS address: 192 Davis Street Hamden, CT will get you to the East Rock Park entrance off Davis.

    Parking

    All Ticket Holders will park at the base of the summit. Staff will be on hand to direct you as you enter the gate. There will be no on-street parking on Davis.  

    Reserve Tickets/Will Call/Day of Ticket Sales  

    When you enter the 'base' at Davis Street in Hamden, park your car as directed and proceed to the shuttle stop, the tickets will be there and available from 3pm-6pm. $15.00 cash, each. Children are free with ticketed adult.  

    Shuttles back and forth from the summit entrance will run continuously from 3:00 – 8:00pm and then the shuttle will resume after the fireworks to return attendees to their vehicles.

    Activity times:

    The Ernie Williams Blues band will begin playing from 4:30-8:30 pm.
    Yale Swing & Blues will be dancing and teaching others to swing, too!
    Allegra Horse and Carriage rides will also be available for a fee around the park from 3pm-8pm.
    Drawings will be held for tickets to Long Wharf Theater and IKEA gift certificates
    Fireworks are scheduled for 9:15pm and will last for approximately 30 minutes

    Food/Drink

    This is a benefit for the Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument fund, we would hope that ticket holders would purchase food and drinks at the summit. We are selling Chicken BBQ, with two salads (pasta & cole slaw)$5.00, hamburgers and hot dogs $2.00, with salads $3.00. We have fresh lemonade, and gelato too. Hot food will be available from 3:00pm – 8:00 pm.

    Bottled water, courtesy of Belmont Springs will be available at no cost.

    Monument Tours – Yes!

    Park Rangers will be on hand to talk about the monument, restoration and to give tours.

    Wh at else should you bring?

    Feel free to bring a folding chair ( back pack chairs are best due to the space on the shuttle bus) or even a blanket. Please do not bring your pets, they are often startled by fireworks. Please do bring your cameras, the view from the overlook is amazing. Sunscreen is good, maybe some bug spray. There will be a first aide station in case of accident or injury. Police will also be on site to promote safety and enjoyment of all attendees.

    Can we walk to the top instead of taking the shuttle?

     We prefer that you take the shuttle up. We insist that you take the shuttle down after the fireworks for the safety of yourself and others. Ancillary trails into the park/summit will be closed.


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