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Railroad Park is a 19 acre green space in downtown Birmingham that celebrates the industrial and artistic heritage of our great city. Situated along 1st Avenue South, between 14th and 18th Streets, the park is a joint effort between the City of Birmingham and the Railroad Park Foundation. Hailed as "Birmingham's Living Room," Railroad Park provides a historically rich venue for local recreation, family activities, concerts, and cultural events, while connecting Birmingham's downtown area with Southside and UAB's campus.




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Family Fun Friday May 27, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Family Fun Friday
This class invites collaboration and a little friendly competition with team activities like kickball, soccer, and whiffle ball. A new game each week keeps it interesting, with low to high impact games promoting exercise, mental health and fun.

This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you participate in this class.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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A Century in Symphony - Symphonic Spectacular May 27, 2022 8:00pm
17th St. Plaza 
FREE EVENT

Join us under the stars to kick off a weekend celebrating 100 years of music making! Stirring works by American composers, including Birmingham-native Brian Raphael Nabors, are joined by Dvorak's joyous 8th Symphony with its breathtaking finale!

Friendly Reminder: Outside alcohol is prohibited by Alabama law and cooler/bag checks will be implemented. Alcohol will be available for purchase. Smoking, vaping and glass are also prohibited in Railroad Park. See our website for a full list of Railroad Park rules. 

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Aaron Copland: An Outdoor Overture

Brian Raphael Nabors: Jubilo

William Grant Still: Wood Notes

Morton Gould: Symphonette No. 2

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8

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HBCU Spring Coming May 28, 2022 12:00pm
The Meadow 


https://www.hbcuspringcoming.com/

School Days : The Yard 


Graduates from all over the nation, draped in school colors, pour their school pride all over the host cities in a weekend full of events that feels like being back on the yard! Filled with opportunities to both party and network, HBCU SpringComing, always draws an audience of influencers from across the country and should not be missed!




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A Century in Symphony - A Midsummers Night Dream May 28, 2022 8:00pm
17th St Plaza 
FREE EVENT

Our 100th anniversary celebration continues with Mendelssohn's enchanting music inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The program also includes Sibelius' rousing and celebratory Third Symphony and Mozart's enchanting Overture to The Magic Flute.


Friendly Reminder: Outside alcohol is prohibited by Alabama law and cooler/bag checks will be implemented. Alcohol will be available for purchase. Smoking, vaping and glass are also prohibited in Railroad Park. See our website for a full list of Railroad Park rules. 

Artists

Program to Include


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute

Felix Mendelssohn: Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 3

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A Century in Symphony - Family Fun Day May 29, 2022 6:00pm
17th St Plaza 
FREE EVENT

Don't miss the jubilant conclusion of our 21/22 season! The Family Fun Day program includes something for everyone, including a special solo appearance by our Concertmaster Daniel Szasz as well as a Memorial Day tribute.

Friendly Reminder: Outside alcohol is prohibited by Alabama law and cooler/bag checks will be implemented. Alcohol will be available for purchase. Smoking, vaping and glass are also prohibited in Railroad Park. See our website for a full list of Railroad Park rules. 

Artists

Program to Include


Johann Strauss, Jr.: Vergnugungszug Polka, op. 281

Franz von Suppe: Poet and Peasant Overture

Eduard Strauss: Bahn Frei Polka

Jay Ungar: Ashokan Farewell

Ervin T. Rouse/arr. Harmon: Orange Blossom Special

Frank Perkins/arr. Marino: Stars Fell on Alabama

John Williams/arr. Lavender: A Tribute to John Williams

Meredith Willson/arr. RickettsSeventy Six Trombones from The Music Man

arr. Lowden: Disney Magic

Armed Forces Salute

Michael Kamen/arr. Phillipe: Band of Brothers Suite for Orchestra

Samuel Ward: America the Beautiful

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Bootcamp May 30, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Bootcamp
Designed to keep workouts challenging and fun, this class tones muscles, builds endurance, and boosts metabolism. The high gear, heart pumping interval workouts leave participants feeling stress-free and motivated, with metabolism increased for 12-16 hours afterward.

This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you participate in this class.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Senior Fit May 31, 2022 8:00am
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Senior Fit
These low impact workouts are tailored to the fitness levels of the participants. Senior Fit implements four categories of activity that the NIH states offer seniors the most health benefits: flexibility, endurance, balance, and strength. The group exercise setting also provides a social opportunity designed to benefit mental and emotional well-being.

This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you participate in this class.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will typically be determined by 4 pm the day before class. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Hip Hop Cardio May 31, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Hip Hop Cardio
Feel the burn while dancing to the beat at Hip Hop Cardio! This high-endurance exercise class features fun, hip hop inspired choreography that's guaranteed to make you sweat. You’ll dance your way to good cardiovascular health, strength & flexibility with our sizzling playlist!

This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you participate in this class.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Zumba June 01, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Zumba
Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness class that blends basic dance moves with aerobic steps. Zumba is fun, energizing, and easy to follow.

This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you participate in this class.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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Yoga June 02, 2022 6:00pm
Get Healthy on the Railroad sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Yoga
Yoga strengthens and tones the body, promoting balance and flexibility while quieting the mind. This inclusive class is structured for participants at all experience levels.

NOTE: Please bring your own mat or towel to this class.

This class is FREE thanks to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. Please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You will be required to sign-in each time you participate in this class.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EXERCISE CLASSES.

NOTE: Class instructors are subject to change based on availability, and classes will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Class cancellations will be determined by 4 pm. For timely updates regarding class schedule, please visit the Park's Calendar of Events and our Facebook page.
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