Schenirer’s message: Summer in the park includes free music and movies

Amid the chaos of our world, the stresses of work, and the craziness of our schedules, it is important to take moments to refresh and regenerate. For me, this may mean a bike ride along the American River with my wonderful wife or enjoying a beautiful Sacramento summer evening with my community.

One of my favorite ways to spend an evening is Music in the Park in Curtis Park. It’s a great time to kick back, catch up with your neighbors, hear good music, eat Gunther’s ice cream, and generally take a break. It’s one of the reasons I love Curtis Park.

The evening generally starts around 5 p.m. as we see folks pulling little red wagons filled with kids and food, converging on the park from all directions. Blankets are spread, corks may be popped, and the good conversation begins.

It’s a blast watching the warm-up, generally Mr. Cooper, get the little ones up and dancing in front of the stage. And then it’s time for the main act, either a perennial like On Air or someone new like Norman and the Boyz, but always quality.

As I have done for the past six years, I’ll be scooping Gunther’s ice cream under the shade of a lovely Curtis Park tree. Mint Chocolate Chip is always first to run out, and it will be accompanied by three other flavors.

I also hope you’ll save the date for our Summer Movie in the Park. Here is the full summer schedule:

Begins at sundown Free Popcorn!

  • “Beauty and the Beast” (2017): Friday, Aug. 25, Curtis Park
  • “Trolls” — Saturday, Aug. 26, Belle Cooledge Park

Of course, none of this would be possible without the stellar work of SCNA Executive Director Teri Shettle and her terrific staff and the financial sponsors Joseph Eschleman of Tower Point Wealth, SMUD, Cook Realty and my District 5 office. So thanks to all, and I look forward to seeing you in the park.

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