Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ban Caribe, Kirby Carmichael to Headline Event for Seniors

Free senior day in the park features live music, food and games - Senior citizens age 50 and older are invited to grab their gear and come out to the park for a day of fun with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities at the annual Senior Day in the Park. The free festival, which features live music, food, games, and all kinds of fun for senior citizens, will be held Thursday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carillon in Byrd Park.
    Providing the entertainment will be Richmond’s popular Ban Caribe, with its hot blend of Afro-Cuban, Latin, Caribbean and rhythm and blues music. Also, Richmond radio legend Kirby Carmichael will play the hits from his collection of oldies that guarantee a trip down memory lane.
    Between the entertainment, festival attendees can shop, eat, and play games like cards, chess, dominoes, puzzles and checkers, or participate in an arts and crafts activity. Vendors will have food items on sale such as hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken, fish, box lunches and more. Participants can also bring their own picnic basket and games and are asked to bring their own lawn chair for seating.
    A variety of retailers will have items like books, jewelry, handbags, hats, and handmade crafts for sale. Various agencies will have information tables on site pertaining to resources that are available for seniors. Prizes will be given away throughout the day.
    For more information, call (804) 646-5733.