PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s popular Thursday Night on the Square (TNOTS) continues this Thursday, July 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.at Poncitlán Square (9th St. East between Ave. Q-9 & Ave. Q-10).
Families can enjoy live R&B music from Bump City, enticing food from local vendors, free City activities for kids and an open-air market featuring specialty items.
“This week’s theme is ‘Ultimate Fan Frenzy,’” stated Recreation Supervisor Annie Pagliaro. “Kids 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.”
Kids will also have the opportunity to create custom gift bags for the athletes from Cyprus and St. Lucia who will be visiting Palmdale from July 21-24 as part of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015. Materials will be available at the City of Palmdale’s booth.
Making its 2015 debut will be ARTown FUSION, a special artist showcase on display at Legacy Commons for Active Seniors. ARTown FUSION will feature the work of local artists of all ages and abilities.
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s Office of Education, partnering with the Aerospace, Education, Research, Operations (AERO) Institute, will also participate. The Armstrong Aerospace Education Gallery will be open for visitation, and NASA will feature demonstrations by local NASA-sponsored robotics teams as well as hands-on activities with the robots.
In addition to the music and activities, one lucky person who gets caught “green-handed” – disposing of recyclable and non-recyclable waste in the proper container – will win a backpack made of recycled materials, courtesy of Waste Management, which will be filled with DryTown passes, treats and Palmdale Amphitheater Summer Concert Series tickets.
The remaining schedule of TNOTS events is as follows:
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.