Santa Clarita prepares for Thursdays @ Newhall

Event scheduled for month of July

OW Staff Writer | 6/27/2014, midnight

The city of Santa Clarita’s Thursdays @ Newhall, kicks off the month of July with a series of traditional and commemorative time periods for all to enjoy.

Salute the nation with a Patriotic Art SLAM event on Thursday, July 3, from 7-10 p.m. in Old Town Newhall. This exclusive installment will showcase an array of artists, photographers and musicians celebrating American patriotism. “The Los Angeles Fifes and Drums” will be on hand to perform traditional music from the Revolutionary War and American Civil War period. Attendees will also enjoy several art demonstrations and activities, including a live photo shoot, painting with artist Jane Mick, a pop-up gallery themed with patriotism and remembrances, graphic artist Al Ewing’s “My American Flag” collection, and “The Patriotic Shoe” project by ARTree.

Then, on Thursday, July 10, Main Street awakens with the interactive musical movement JAM Sessions featuring Mexican Folk Dance from 6-9 p.m. Experience the rich cultural, traditions and colorful attire of this lively dance. Participants will embody the powerful movement of the bull as they stomp the night away with Pacifico Dance Company. To learn more, visit FordJamSessions.org.

Finally, on Thursday, July 17, from 7-10 p.m., guys and dolls are invited to relive the days of retro music, hot rods and pin-up girls at the Rockabilly themed SENSES event on Main Street. With the rebellious sounds of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash echoing through the air, guests can participate in themed activities, enjoy gourmet food trucks, and “twist and shout” with electrifying street performers as they set the stage for an unforgettable night.

For more information about the 2014 Thursdays @ Newhall events, call (661) 250-3787 or visit ThursdaysAtNewhall.com.