A Fun Day at the Lloyd Center’s Music in the Woods!

What a beautiful day it was this past Saturday, celebrating the Lloyd Center for the Environment’s second Music in the Woods event. Both Lloyd Center members and the general public came out to enjoy another musical day on the Center’s trails and grounds.  

Family and friends gathered together to enjoy a very musical afternoon with musicians from the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra (NBSO). Peter Zay and Travis Raposo performed Disney-themed songs, as well as a variety of other pieces, on the Hardscrabble Farm Loop Trail. Rebecca Hallowell and Anna Griffis, also from the NBSO, played a collection of classical, tango, and Celtic tunes on the Center’s Old Cart Path.

“Participants were enthralled with hiking while listening. Families, singles, and couples lingered and enjoyed everything from Disney tunes to Mozart’s “Air” which has been compared with a walk in nature!  Just the thing for a beautiful fall day.” – Lloyd Center Board Member, Sally Johnston

Performing at the Bond Building, The Spindle Rock River Rats with an eclectic blend of bluegrass, old-time, folk, popular, western, and fiddle tunes, were a big hit once again.

Down on the Waterfront Teaching Pavilion, located on the path to the estuary, children were especially excited to listen to Jeff Angeley and Southcoast Lessons’ Youth String Band with an “Old Time Fiddle Session”. They also had fun searching for nuts, leaves, and other forest items that were on the Center’s scavenger hunt. Joining the group this year was Lloyd Center’s Board Member Dr. Kathryn Kavanagh and her husband Dr. Swapan Mallick, who not only played, but brought an array of goodies for the musicians.

In addition to enjoying a relaxing day of music on the trails, participants were refreshed with large and delicious lobster rolls, burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches, and treats from the Oxcart, of Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett. Children also enjoyed their ice cream treats.

“We are so grateful to the talented musicians who made this spectacular event possible. The music, food, and weather were all fantastic. Music in the Woods is one of the ways we can show appreciation for the support of our members throughout the year. Our members, donors, and volunteers make possible the critical education and research work of the Lloyd Center.” – Lloyd Center Executive Director, Rachel Stronach