Come to Shelby Farms Park at the Beaver Lake or Chickasaw Trail and view an exhibition of Red Dresses to Honor the thousands of Indigenous Women and Girls that go missing, are murdered or are victims of violence every year.
This is an adaptation of the Red Dress Project created by artist Jaime Black (Anishinaabe and Finnish).
What are these dresses for?
Shelby Farms and Native RITES are raising awareness about the hundreds of indigenous women who go missing or are murdered annually in the United States.
Why are they red?
Many Native Americans believe red is the only spirits can see, and so the color helps those they’ve lost find them.
Why are they here?
Memphis are lucky to have a space like Shelby Farms, but safe spaces like this do no exist everywhere. Many Native women who share Shelby Farm’s values(conservationists) are among those most likely to be targeted.
Why are you doing this? There are no Native people here?
There are many indigenous people in Memphis, and across the United States. But we can’t fix problems we don’t know about!
The red dress has become a symbol of the MMIW movement and is being used all over the continent to bring more light and action to the tragedy. Visit https://ntvrites.org for details.
Whether you’re a Pilates pro or new to the practice, these Pilates mat classes will be a perfect addition to any workout! Please bring your own mat to class. Mats will NOT be provided for the class.
Relieve stress and increase flexibility by participating in Tai Chi classes led by a certified instructor. Tai Chi is an ancient practice that is enjoyable and safe for every fitness level. The slow, meditative movements of Tai Chi increase strength, range of motion and coordination. Classes can be enjoyed either sitting or standing. Comfortable shoes and loose clothing are recommended. Please bring a personal water bottle.
Questions? Please contact Christina Fortenberry at email@example.com.
Total Body Conditioning is a full body workout designed to stretch and strengthen all of the major muscle groups. All that is needed is a mat or a large towel and your body! The class is taught by instructors from Ballet Memphis.
Canoes + Cocktails offers the best views of Memphis sunsets from iconic Hyde Lake! Enjoy a guided evening sunset paddle on the lake followed by socially-distant cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, yard games and music at Hyde Lake Pavilion! Rent a canoe or kayak or BYO Boat.
7:00 pm - Check-In
7:30 pm - Boat launch
Canoes + Cocktails is a 21+ event and is a fundraiser for the daily operations of Shelby Farms Park + Shelby Farms Greenline.
Special thanks to Old Dominick Distillery, the official cocktail sponsor of the 2021 Canoes + Cocktails series.
Hoop Fitness is a low-impact, full body cardio workout that can burn up to 700 calories per hour! Workouts will increase core strength, balance, coordination, posture, muscle tone and self confidence, all while having fun!
This isn't your kid's hula hoop! This class uses adult sized hula hoops that make it easier to maintain momentum while waist hooping and that will build strength while moving the hoop around the body.
You are welcome to bring your own fitness hoop or you may borrow one from the instructor. A limited number of hoops will be available in a range of sizes on a first come, first served basis.
This all-levels yoga class is perfect for people new to yoga or for students who want to reconnect with their fundamentals. Modifications will be given to create a safe and fun yoga practice for all. These classes will challenge you to focus on your mind, body, and breath.
Please bring your own mat to class. Mats will NOT be provided for the class.
7:00 pm - Check-In
7:35 pm - Boat launch
Summer Camp at Shelby Farms Park encourages exploration, adventure and discovery through exciting hands-on activities for children ages 6-11!
DATES + TIMES
Camp is Monday through Friday from 8:30am-4pm.
Session 1 - June 7-11
Session 2 - June 14-18
Session 3 - July 5-9
Session 4 -July 12-16
Session 5 - July 26-30
$220 for 1st child enrolled
$200 for sibling or multiple camp weeks for the same child.
*Please note that the lowest discounted camp price is $200. Discounts do not stack.
Campers must bring own sack lunch each day. There is a refrigerator to store lunches.
A morning and afternoon snack will be provided each day.
WHAT TO BRING
Wear closed toe shoes.
Wear comfortable clothes for outdoor activities.
Wear a mask. There will be breaks and activities in which campers can remove their masks.
Bring a reusable water bottle.
Bring a towel or small blanket.
Bring a small bag or backpack for the camper's personal belongings.
Vaccination records are required for all children attending camp. Please scan and send to Christina Fortenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Camp Director is a licensed educator and is CPR, AED, and First Aid certified.
Work is being done by MLG&W near the Walnut Grove bridge at the Wolf River in the Lucius Burch Natural Area. Pleaes be alert in this area.