2014 Season

June 22 - August 31st

This Week In Ocean Park

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Summer 2014, Our 134th Season

The seaside Chautauqua community of Ocean Park, ME has 133 years of history and heritage as a summer assembly in the Chautauqua tradition.

Founded in 1881, Ocean Park is a retreat to the quiet of the pines and the beach offering lectures, workshops, family programs, and opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal in a non-denominational, inter-faith setting. The Temple Garden and pergola can provide you with a time for quiet reflection or meditation and at the end of your stay, you will go home feeling just a bit more content and looking forward to your next Ocean Park encounter. Read more about Ocean Park's history and traditions.

The seven mile beach and the surrounding marsh and forest land are national treasures. The historic buildings of Ocean Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and most listings of the nation's finest beaches include the stunning seven mile beach, where kids of all ages play, swim, surf, and build castles in the sand. Isn't it time to visit?

Be sure to stop by or visit Ocean Park Realty on the web to secure your lodging accommodations for 2014. Jeff Chute, our Agency Realtor is ready to assist you.

Ocean Park Music Festival

Sunday, July 27, 7:30 pm. Aardvark Jazztet. The Aardvark Jazztet (a six-piece ensemble drawn from the legendary Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, Mark Harvey, Music Director) will present Through the Jazz Decades, an exhilarating tour from New Orleans to the Great American Songbook, from Miles Davis to Mark Harvey. The show will include the New Orleans staple Down by the Riverside, the Miles Davis modal masterpiece All Blues, and Mark Harvey's original compositions ("captivating, highly recommended" -Jazz Improv), plus favorites by George Gershwin, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more. Dr. Harvey, who teaches jazz history at MIT and lectures widely on American music, will be the tour guide through this panoramic jazz soundscape. The Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, now in its 41st season, has been called "stunning" (Billboard.com), "brilliant" (CultureJazz.France), and "beyond category" (Downbeat). The Temple. Tickets are $12.00.

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Image: Restore & Renew Campaign

To participate in the "Restore and Renew Our Village" campaign is to engage in a significant effort to further those values that have drawn us all to Ocean Park and keep us returning year after year.

Read about this exciting campaign and learn how you can participate.

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Image: Rec Hall

The Rec Hall renovation is completed. New windows have been installed. The planned electrical upgrade, kitchen, and bathroom remodeling (including the addition of a public bathroom for beach goers) are done. The original hardwood floor was redone. Following the grand re-opening, the Library book sale was held in the renovated space.

To celebrate the substantial work completed over the course of winter and spring of 2014, the "Restore and Renew Our Village" campaign is sponsoring family activities throughout the sumer designed to introduce Ocean Parkers to the initial results of the capital campaign.





Updated: July 22, 2014