Archive | July, 2014

Check out Bard in Berczy theatre!

30 Jul
showlogo-the_comedy_of_errorsWe’re  happy to tell you about upcoming Shakespearean performances in our park this August.
The St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA is sponsoring the ‘Bard in Berczy’ series, with the  Urban Bard theatre company presenting The Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeares early plays that features a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities.
Berczy Park will be transformed into the stage, and the audience will be led around by a cast of fourteen (plus a different guest star every day!) in a colourful and witty adventure.
Performance dates are:
-Friday Aug 1 at 1pm & 7:30pm;
-Sat. Aug 2, at 1pm & 7:30pm;
-Thurs Aug 7 at 1pm;
-Fri Aug 8 at 1pm & 7:30pm;
-Sat Aug 9, at 1pm & 7:30pm;
-Thurs Aug 14 at 1pm;
-Fri Aug 15 at 1pm & 7:30pm;
-Sat Aug 16 at 1pm & 7:30pm;
Each performance will  last approximately 1 hour, and will feature e a special guest
star in a walk-on role. Find out more details at or @bardinberczy on Twitter.

Family storytime starts July 12

7 Jul
Join us on the grass for storytime!

Join us on the grass for storytime!

Keep your kids busy all summer long, and build a lifetime love of reading in the Park! Friends of Berczy Park and Toronto Public Library, St Lawrence Branch, invite families to children’s storybook reading with Dulce the librarian:

-Sat. July 12 at 10:00am;

-Wed. July 30 at 1:00pm;

images-Sat. Aug 23 at 10:00am* *With special Teddy Bear Picnic afterward.

IMG_2446Enjoy these free events in the northeast corner of Berczy Park (Scott & Wellington St, behind the Flatiron Bldg).

Parents: ByoBlanket, to get comfy in the grass.

Celebrating Canada Day in our Park

3 Jul

imagesFriends of Berczy Park and the St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood Assoc. (SLNA) hosted an afternoon of activities in Berczy Park to mark Canada Day. As the final stop on the annual SLNA Canada Day Parade, the Berczy crowds enjoyed refreshments, a Canada Day toy boat regatta in the fountain, and a book borrow cart from the St. Lawrence Library.

The highlight of the event was the unveiling of Stories from The Esplanade Art Exhibit by City Councillor Pam McConnell with the participating artists. This  month-long sculpture display in Berczy Park is organized by community art group Jamii, and includes three unique and bold installations developed by 11 cross-generational female residents of The Esplanade neighbourhood. The display will continue through July. * Photos courtesy of Photographer Laura Dittmann and Harvey Levkoe.

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