Thursday, July 27, 2017
Lyndale Park Gardens
1300 W 42nd St.
Bees, Honey, Games, Food and Music
These activities are free and open to the public
No registration required
The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food, and live music. This annual event also provides an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate the life and work of honey bees and native bees. Honey bees and wild bees play a major role in the productivity of American agriculture through the pollination of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Join us for the 2017 Pollinator Party on Thursday, July 27 from 5pm to 8 pm at Lyndale Park Gardens on the east side of Lake Harriet. The Pollinator Party brings together bees, scientists, beekeepers, food, and live music. This annual event also provides an opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate the life and work of honey bees and native bees. The party will be near the Perennial Garden and the Phelps Fountain (also known as the Turtle Fountain). This event is free. Food and beverage will be available for purchase from Bacon Me Crazy.
Also join us for Bee-Sharp Honeybee, performed by the Laurels String Quartet. Music by Rae Howell. Bee-Sharp Honeybee is a new music 'Miniatures' project, inspired by and directly derived from the sound of the bee buzz. Using technical and music (frequency) data of the wing-beat speed and structures of the tone & pitch of the bee buzz, Australian composer Rae Howell has developed short works for string quartet, to perform live, accompany silent claymation films, and help spread the word of the importance of bee culture. Better bee-lieve it!
Picnic in the Park! Bacon Me Crazy! ...with vegetarian and kid-friendly options.
The Pollinator Party is made possible through a partnership between the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab and Bee Squad.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board