Slocum’s River Reserve to host Family Fun Day

Slocum’s River Reserve to host Family Fun Day


The Slocum’s River Reserve welcomes families on Saturday, Sept. 22, as the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust (DNRT) and The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR), host a “Family Fun Day” to celebrate the “River Project” outdoor sculpture exhibit.  The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with performances of West African drumming and song by the Kekeli African Music Ensemble at noon and 2 p.m.. In the event of rain, the festivities will take place indoors across the street from the Slocum’s River Reserve at the Sylvan Barn.

The free event will also feature hands-on art activities that relate to the six large-scale sculptures that have been at the Reserve since early June.  The six sculptures were created by six artists, Mimi Frank, Elizabeth Dooher, Ron Rudnicki, Lasse Antonsen, Danielle Krcmar, and Steve Whittlesey, as part of “The River Project: Sculpture at Slocum’s River Reserve.”  Several “River Project” artists will be in attendance on Family Day to talk about their work.

The 50-acre Slocum’s River Reserve is jointly owned and managed by TTOR and DNRT and is located on Horseneck Road in South Dartmouth, 1 mile south of Russell’s Mills Village.  The Reserve has two miles of trails and is open to the public for free, sunrise to sunset, year-round.

“The River Project: Sculpture at Slocum’s River Reserve” will be on display until May 18, 2013.