Friends of Lincoln Park

♫♪FREE Music in Lincoln Park is Back!♫♪

Clockwise from top left: The Renovators, Katie Daggett & Ed DesJardins, Blues Prophets, and The Lincoln Park Troubadours

We have another exciting four-week musical lineup scheduled for you on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30:

  • July 19The Renovators — Rockin' Blues
  • July 26Katie Daggett & Ed DesJardins — Soulful Harmony
  • August 2Lincoln Park Troubadours, aka Wayne Street — Upbeat Fun
  • August 9 August 16Blues Prophets — Chicago-style Blues

The Blues Prophets show has been rescheduled to August 16!

Compliments of Friends of Lincoln Park, and special friend Jamie Isaacson

The LoveLincolnPark Summer Concert Series is dedicated to Olmsted200 – the national celebration of Frederick Law Olmsted's 200th birthday.

F.L.O. is considered to be the Father of American Parks, and it was his influence that developed the Portland, Maine, parks system.

He was the first American landscape architect, a journalist, a social critic, and a public administrator. However, he was most famously noted for designing Central Park in New York City, the success of which led to the creation of over 500 landscaped parks in America.

The historic city of Portland joins all the caring parks around the country in this year-long celebration. Before each concert, Frank E. Reilly, President of Friends of Lincoln Park, will deliver a brief introduction to Frederick Law Olmsted prior to the music.

Reilly also wrote a twenty-minute play, “A Meeting in Central Park”, imagining a meeting between Olmsted and a reporter with the New York Times in 1895's Central Park. Hopefully it will answer many questions about Olmsted, and with a touch of humor. The play will be presented at various locations at later dates.


Frederick Law Olmsted, as depicted in an 1895 painting by John Singer Sargent.

Let’s all meet in Lincoln Park on Tuesday, July 19, at 6pm
to launch this festive celebration, and to cheer Olmsted on his 200th birthday!

Fence Restoration Update

As you know, the City of Portland is busy repairing the 1866 wrought-iron fence and granite piers enclosing Lincoln Park – you can read more about the restoration project here.

We still need to raise a tremendous sum to guarantee that we can complete the restoration – any donation you can afford will help immensely, and be appreciated deeply. Please consider donating by clicking the “Donate” button, or by mailing a generous check to:

Friends of Lincoln Park
168 York Street
Portland, ME 04101

Thank you for your support to date, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or ideas!

Thank you again,

Frank E. Reilly
President, Friends of Lincoln Park

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