Prairie For the People Grand Opening Details
You are invited to celebrate the end of construction at World Garden Commons on Sunday, August 5 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A variety of ecological and cultural activities are planned characterizing prairie for the people. The activities show the importance of community connection, nature, natural resources and the creative expressions of cultures as World Garden Commons is a greenspace that reflects the cultural vibrancy of the Fargo community.
WHAT: Prairie for the People Grand Opening Celebration
WHERE: World Garden Commons at Rabanus Park, 4315
WHEN: 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Sunday, August 5, 2018
5:15 Grand Entry at the Mini PowWow
6:00 Music by Kwaician (shelter)
6:50 Closing FM Ballet performance
Grand Entry will be at 5:15 p.m. where everyone is welcome to participate, with or without regalia. The Native American Commission welcomes the community to join dancers, singers, drummers and anyone who wants to dance to inter-tribal songs.
(FREE) In addition to Buffalo Stew and Catfish bites, Heavenly Hawg (BBQ) and Adibon African and European Cuisine food trucks will be on hand for extra tasty samples of delicious food. Food trucks will have additional food for sale.
Ballet on the Prairie
To close the celebration at World Garden Commons, the FM Ballet will perform several dances choreographed by Matthew Gasper that demonstrate how water transforms the land and humanity can work in harmony with our natural resources.
Scavenger Hunt & Water Journey
River Keepers invite attendees to participate in a World Garden Commons scavenger hunt, be a part of an incredible water journey, and taste Catfish which is the most popular game fish in our Red River.
World Music & Birdhouses
The New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment is hosting world music featuring Kwaician (6:00 PM under the shelter) and an art project: attendees can make birdhouses.
The Mobile Hive
Plains Buzz Lab interns are helping to plan the event and will bring the Mobile HIVE to the Prairie for the People celebration. The Buzz Lab interns will host a photo booth to capture the fun and activities.
Virtual Reality Tours
Be More Colorful will offer 360° virtual tours of the World Garden Commons basin and feature views of the basin during winter, after a rain event and during a full prairie flower bloom.
Garden Tours & Face-painting
Growing Together volunteers will host garden tours, provide a short planting workshop, offer samples of produce and face-painting for children.
The Arts Partnership is hosting Kindness Rocks Project with Artist Dina Schulz. The Kindness Rocks Project™, encourages people to leave rocks painted with inspiring messages along the path of life.
Adibon African and European Cuisine Be More Colorful FM Ballet Grand Opening growing together Heavenly Hawg HIVE Native American Commission New American Consortium Plains Art Museum Prairie for the People River Keepers The Arts Partnership