Lebanon, NH….. This July, Opera North takes its first steps in its partnership with the National Park Service to develop a new national park for the arts on the grounds of the historic Blow Me Down Farm in Cornish, NH. Blow Me Down Farm, located on the banks of the Connecticut River, is part of the original Cornish Colony and features breathtaking views of Mt. Ascutney and the river.

Their first production – Singers and Swingers – features the Opera North orchestra and singers, along with professional circus artists who have performed with the likes of Cirque du Soleil and the Big Apple Circus. This wonderful mash-up of opera and circus will take place under a big top tent and is the perfect summer afternoon or evening outing. Feel free to bring a blankets and a picnic to enjoy before the performance.

Key to their vision for Blow Me Down Farm is a park for the arts that is welcome and accessible to all. In collaboration with the Special Needs Support Center, Opera North is proud to host a Sensory Sensitive and Accessible Arts experience on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 2pm.

Come check out their sensory-friendly accommodations!

  • Front row seats available for children and adults with disabilities, and their families. (Seating is limited, so contact SNSC to reserve your seats).
  • SNSC staff and volunteers will be on hand to share information and raise awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorders. So, feel free to stim, dance, sing, and move around as needed. Fun!
  • Need a break? Stop by SNSC’s Mobile Sensory Station with light and sound therapy and other sensory equipment.

Additionally, Blow Me Down Farm will have designed accessible parking spaces, a drop-off zone near the entryway, and accessible restrooms.

The Special Needs Support Center helps children and adults with special needs, and their families, meet their unique challenges through advocacy and program support. Children and families served by SNSC are more productive, have greater independence, and are empowered to contribute to their communities.

For more information on SNSC programs, go to www.snsc.org.