A number of special events will be held this summer at the Peace Park on Franklin Avenue in Dunkirk.
"June 20 is the summer solstice (the first day of summer). We are moving the solstice events to the weekend so more people can participate," property owner Peter Miller said.
The "Pulse Community Drumming" will arrive in the front picnic area on Friday, June 22 around 6:30 p.m. All are invited to the open drumming which will be held until dusk. Those who don't have drums are invited to bring any percussive instrument. There are also sticks in the park that can be used for claves.
OBSERVER Photo by Diane R. Chodan
The Peace Park located on Franklin Avenue in Dunkirk, across from Greenhurst Avenue, will be the site of some special summer events, according to Peter Miller who owns the property.
On Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., there will be scavenger hunts of natural flora and fauna for families. Materials will be available to guide the experience. The trails will be open for hiking and the labyrinths for walking.
On Saturday, July 7 at noon, the Dick Van Wey Memorial Dog Way will be dedicated.
"This is the first anniversary of Dick's passing and Dick asked me if I would do this. I promised I would and several dog owners have begun to use it. The trail to the free range will be named 'Lucky Lane' after Dick's dog, Lucky," Miller said.