PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s popular Thursday Night on the Square (TNOTS) will usher in the summer season with the first of eight free events beginning this Thursday.
The first 2015 TNOTS event will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Poncitlán Square, located on 9th Street East, between Avenues Q-9 and Q-10.
The family event will feature live music from R&B favorites Lorena Mackey & the Hi-Lites; a variety of foods from local vendors; an open-air market featuring specialty items; and free city activities for kids, including a Children’s Art & Activity Center, open while supplies last, and Camp TNOTS, featuring guest storytelling at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and all new Washi World crafts.
“This week’s theme is ‘Throw Back Thursday,’ and we’re going to kick it old school and pay tribute to 15 years of TNOTS,” stated Recreation Supervisor Annie Pagliaro.
In addition to the music and activities, one lucky person will get caught “green-handed” – disposing of recyclable and nonrecyclable waste in the proper container – and will win a special prize, courtesy of Waste Management.
Alcohol is not allowed. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Children’s Art & Activity Center and Camp TNOTS are for children ages 2 to 12.
The remaining schedule of TNOTS events is as follows:
July 2 | Heavy Metal Madness
Go mad on the Square with this metal filled night! Children will create a ribbon soda can tab bracelet, handmade foil art, and a personalized stamped metal necklace. Camp TNOTS will feature Washi World crafts. R&B music by The Ambassadors of Soul.
July 9 | Ultimate Fan Frenzy
Children can customize their own #1 sports fan finger, create a sports-inspired light switch cover, and sport a colorful slap bracelet decorated with their favorite sports team logos. Camp TNOTS will feature Rockin’ Art. Local artists will be at Legacy Commons for the second year of ARTown Fusion, from 6-8 p.m. R&B music by Bump City.
July 16 | Just Say Gnome
Children can make their own gnome cone hat and fuzzy white beard. Take a leisurely stroll down to the ol’ fishing hole to make your fishing pole. Camp TNOTS will feature Rockin’ Art. Swing music by Phat Cat Swinger.
July 23 | Home on the Range
Children can create barnyard animal paint stick pals, bottle cap magnet animals and a felt finger puppet farm animal of their choice. Camp TNOTS will feature Washi World crafts. Country music by Runaway.
July 30 | Capes & Crusaders
Children can make a super power photo frame, a flashlight signal with a superhero emblem, and create and wear a superhero mask. All superhero kids should suit up in their favorite gear because this night needs saving! Camp TNOTS will feature Paint Rockin’ Art. ARTown Fusion will be at Legacy Commons from 6-8 p.m. R&B music by Tesserae.
August 6 | Movies Come to Life
Enter the world of animation as some of your favorite film features come to life. Kids can “Let It Go” with frozen flubber, “Everything Is Awesome” with a stenciled brick Lego© jar head, and let their imaginations soar “Up” with a mixed media balloon art piece. Camp TNOTS will feature Washi World crafts. Country music by Jacob Nelson & The Tone Wranglers.
August 13 | Game Board Round-Up
Retro games are making a comeback! Kids can make a Scrabble® piece magnet, stamp funny faces onto wooden discs to create a memory pocket game, and use retro game board art to decorate their own keepsake box. Camp TNOTS will feature Rockin’ Art. Latin Rock music by Boulevard Knights.
For more information about Thursday Night on the Square, call 661-267-5611 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org.
[Information via news release from the City of Palmdale.]