Monday, July 24, 2017
Como Park, St Paul
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Rein in Sarcoma's 17th annual "Party in the Park" will be a magical evening of great music, entertainment and family fun. This year's "Party in the Park" will feature unlimited carousel rides, continuous entertainment, a large and unique silent auction and many children’s activities. Rein in Sarcoma not only raises funds to benefit sarcoma cancer research and physician education, but it is also intended to provide hope and relief for patients and their families from the isolation of these rare and dangerous cancers.
Sarcoma Family Picnic 4:30 - 6:00 pm - Sponsored by D'Amico Catering
Just prior to main event, RIS and D'Amico Catering will host a free picnic for sarcoma patients, survivors, loved ones and for those who have lost a loved one to sarcoma. We are excited again to have D'Amico Catering as our Picnic and Food sponsor; they will be preparing an amazing picnic meal for all of us! Advanced registration is required.
Location: Como Park - East Picnic Pavilions
Rein in Sarcoma 2017 Party in the Park Program 6:00 - 9:30 pm (check back for updates)
We're excited about the improvements being completed at Como Park between the Visitor Center and Cafesjian's Carousel, just in time for this year's event. We'll soon be updating the map of Party in the Park event layout.
Location: For a Map of Como Park, Click here
Coming soon: Party in the Park Program pdf for download.
Entertainment - Main RIS Entertainment Stage (Continuous live entertainment)
6:00 - 6:30 pm and 7:00 - 9:15 pm
DIRTY SHORTS BRASS BAND will give us a taste of New Orleans Dixieland. Dirty Shorts is a Minnesota original. They are a six piece, New Orleans style brass band, playing everything from rock n' roll to swing. People can't help but get up and dance, march, or do whatever the music moves them to do. To see the Dirty Shorts Brass Band in action, click here. Performing, strolling and leading picnic attendees to the party, and again at 7:15 p.m. on RIS the Main Entertainment stage.
Rein in Sarcoma Official Welcome Festivities - On Main Entertainment Stage
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hear announcements and greetings from RIS leadership and physicians. Learn about the Rein In Sarcoma Foundation and our accomplishments. Listen as a Sarcoma survivor tells their story. Join us in celebrating the RIS Red Flags of Sarcoma Educational Campaign.
Local singer/actor/entertainer will perform during the Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Erin Schwab is a local Twin Cities artist known for her versatile voice and engaging style with her audiences. She recently starred in "Judy! You Bette! Judy Garland and Bette Midler Classics", as part of the Capri Theater's Legends series. Erin is a regular on KMSP's The Jason Show, performs at the Ordway Center and Oscar's Gelato Micro Creamery, and is a voice faculty member at McNally Smith College of Music. She has performed at a variety of Twin Cities theaters and nightclubs including Chanhassen Dinner Theater, Theater Latte Da, Honey, Crooner's Lounge and Supper Club and toured nationally with School House Rock Live!
RIS Food Concession - Next to the Carousel 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy ice cream, soda, water, D'Amico sandwiches, chips and more at the RIS Food Concession Stand.
Free Family Activities - Along Sarcoma Avenue 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Glitter Ink Tattos
Wellness Center - Therapeutic Massage - Main sidewalk 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Take a break and relax with a massage or even get a haircut! (all proceeds benefit RIS)
Sarcoma Corner - Main Sidewalk in front of Visitor Center
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Here you will find powerful storyboards of people from all walks of life affected by sarcoma. University of Minnesota sarcoma doctors and researchers and our "Red Flags of Sarcoma" Committee will be on hand to answer your questions 6:15 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
Sun Flower Shoppes - in front of Visitor Center & in front of the Carousel
Featuring Rein in Sarcoma merchandise: T-Shirts, polos, tank tops, cards and sunglasses. Other items include children's toys and Willow Creek Angels.
Rein in Sarcoma Photo Booth - In front of the Carousel
Have fun getting your photo with friends and family. There will be a variety of props to spur your imagination.
Rein In Sarcoma Silent Auction - Visitor Center Porch 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Over 200 eclectic and wonderful items to bid on in our best ever RIS Silent Auction, located at the air conditioned Visitor Center Porch. A catalog of auction items will be available before the auction, along with the ability to begin bidding on-line prior to the event.
Auction Check-Out 8:45 pm - 9:30 pm Visitor Center Porch
RIS Family Stage - Visitor Center Atrium 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
The RIS Family stage will feature great entertainment for children throughout the evening. Located close to the Silent Auction, this is the perfect spot to have your kids entertained while you bid for the cause! Performing this year:
David Wallbridge - "The Big Fun Show!" Two shows - 6:30 pm and 7:30
Dave Walbridge, Mr. Big Fun himself is great family entertainment. His show is a comedy juggling, magic, modern vaudeville, one-man circus event. We guarantee you’ll be asking for more!
Sarcoma Garden of Hope - Along Sarcoma Avenue (6:00 - 8:30 pm)
Build a bird feeder with Elpis Enterprises! Create Sunflowers. Make paper sunflower hats. The Sunflower is the national symbol for finding a cure for sarcoma cancers.
The Tribute Carousel Ride 6:55 pm
The evening's first ride will be reserved for sarcoma patients and survivors as they ride in support of cures for sarcoma cancers.
Grand Prize Raffle Drawing - Main Stage 8:20 pm
Raffle Tickets are $5.00 per ticket over $5,000 in prizes, including a week at a Big Sky Montana condo, ann Oris Swiss automatic men's watch - Continental Diamond, $1,000 in cash, or an Amazon Echo. Winner need not be present to win. Learn more.
Closing Ceremony - Main Stage 8:20 pm - 9:15 pm
Sponsored by Cancer Care - University of Minnesota Health
Host - To be announced
The Closing Ceremony is a time of Remembrance and Celebration. Luminarias will be lit and will line the moat in front of the Visitor Center.
- New RIS Named Tribute and Memorial Funds will be honored and all named funds recognized.
- Special music honoring sarcoma survivors, patients and those lost to sarcoma, performed by Erin Schwab
- A reading of sarcoma survivors, patients, and those lost to sarcoma.
- Luminary Lighting - Special music by Erin Schwab
You may register for a luminary to honor a sarcoma patient or survivor, or in memory of a sarcoma patient. You have the opportunity to create a luminary at the picnic and at the Conservatory until 8:30 that will be displayed and lit with a candle to honor or in memory of someone. The names of the luminary dedications will be read during this closing ceremony.