Common Ground is blooming with activities

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Common Ground is blooming with activities


SAYVILLE—On Monday, June 11, the Common Ground met at Sayville Public Library to discuss the organization’s summer series. All events are free and held at Rotary Park (between Gillette and Candee avenues). 

There will be a number of concerts on Wednesday nights until late August. Captain Jack, a Billy Joel tribute band, kicks off the concert series on Wednesday, June 27. 

Family Fridays are also held from 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Frogs, Bugs and Animals (June 29), Ranger Eric (July 13), Darlene Graham Song and Dance (July 20), Jester Jim (July 27), Mermaids & Giants (Aug. 3), The Magic of Amore (Aug. 17), and National Circus Project (Aug. 24). 

Reiki Healing with Barbara Fitzpatrick is Saturdays at 1 p.m. Future dates include June 23, July 28 and Aug. 18. Yoga in the Park is also held on Sundays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Future dates include June 17 and 24; July 8, 15, 22, and 29; Aug. 5, 19 and 26; Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30; and Oct. 7.

Monday Night at the Movies will be held July 23 and Aug. 13 at sunset, around 8:30 p.m. The movies haven’t been decided yet. There will also be a Rotary Pet Parade on Saturday, July 14 at 9 a.m. 

The Common Ground began after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, inspired a group of locals to create a reflective garden dedicated to the memory of those who were lost. The project has since expanded with walkways, personalized stones, memorial benches, the Peace Labyrinth, and the Pamela Raymond Performance Pavilion. 

Engraved stones can also be purchased and placed in one of the walkways. The Common Ground says the paving stones represent the community in a personal and individualized way to honor family names, weddings, births, loved ones past and present, or to share thoughts of humor and wisdom. 

Suffolk County police officer Joel Reines, who retired from the force earlier this year, will be getting a congratulatory stone in the near future. 

For a full update of events or cancellations due to weather, visit the Sayville Common Ground at Rotary Park Facebook page. You can also visit or call 631-459-6603.