Fun & Games with Knucklebones at 5pm; Concerts at 6pm. At Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park. August 9: Aphrolove — Futuristic soul band specializing in rich harmonies and polyrhythmic grooves. Bring a picnic and enjoy the Batch Ice Cream Truck. http://www.emeraldnecklace.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Olmsted-Map-and-Features.pdf
Also August 9th: A celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted’s Yosemite Report, 10:00am – 11:00am, Outdoors by the giant sequoia. Follow signs to the Conifer Collection, opposite Peters Hill of the Arnold Arboretum. Honoring the 150th anniversary of Olmsted’s Yosemite and the Mariposa Grove: A Preliminary Report, 1865 and its vision for national parks. Known to many for creating public parks in cities, Frederick Law Olmsted was also an important advocate for scenic preservation across America. In his 1865 report, Olmsted articulated – some say for the first time by anyone – the role of government in protecting and making accessible our nation’s scenic landscapes for the enjoyment of all people in a democracy. Join us in the landscape by a giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) as we read aloud portions of the report with Olmsted’s eloquent and prescient prose on the actual anniversary of its first public reading by its author.