The 1st Annual Rose Run Fest celebrates Vienna, Austria, the capital of classical music and the heartbeat of art and culture in Europe. “Summer in Vienna” will feature music, art, cooking, dancing, hot air balloon rides, and wellness activities in and around Rose Run Park beginning Monday, June 13 and concluding Saturday, June 18 with a concert by New Albany Symphony at the Hinson Amphitheater.

Buy Summer in Vienna Concert Tickets at CBUSArts.com

Rose Run Fest is presented by the New Albany Symphony in partnership with Healthy New Albany. Additional programming provided by the New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library, New Albany Ballet Company, Wellbeing Connection, New Vision Dance Company, Ohio Plein Air Society, Central Ohio Plein Air, and Hayley Gallery.


Schedule of Events

(more information below, please check back for updates)

Monday June 13th

Tuesday June 14th

Wednesday June 15th

  • Family Picnic with members of the New Albany Symphony (brass), 5:30-6:30 pm, Rose Run Park Scenic Overlook (directions)
  • Vienna Adventure Hike, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Rose Run Park (directions)
  • Read about Vienna, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (directions)
  • Art in the Park, times will vary, Rose Run Park (directions)

Thursday June 16th

Friday June 17th

  • Children’s Concert “Viennese Waltz” with New Albany Symphony Brass , 10:00-11:00 am, Rose Run Park Natural Trail Play Area (directions)
  • Happy Hour with members of the New Albany Symphony (woodwinds), 5:30-6:30 pm, Rose Run Park Scenic Overlook (directions)
  • Nourish Culinary Class – Beer & Pretzels, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Heit Center (directions)
  • New Vision Dance Company – Learn the Viennese Waltz, 6:30 – 7:00 pm, Library Garden (directions)
  • Hot Air Balloon Rides (tethered balloon, weather date), 6:00 – 8:00 pm, behind Hinson Amphitheater (directions)
  • Read about Vienna, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (directions)
  • Art in the Park, times will vary, Rose Run Park (directions)

Saturday June 18th

Music

Summer of Zen – Urban Zen & Music

Rose Run Park

Monday, June 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Come experience the relaxing and restorative practice of Urban Zen, accompanied by the sounds of music! Healthy New Albany instructor, Lori Bower, will guide you through restorative yoga postures, breath work, meditation, and essential oils; inviting space and clearing within to balance your mind, body and spirit. Throughout the practice you will also enjoy the beautiful, relaxing sounds of music provided by musicians from the New Albany Symphony! Open to everyone – no yoga experience necessary. More information. (directions)

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Family Picnic with Members of the New Albany Symphony (free)

Scenic Overlook – Rose Run Park

Wednesday, June 15 (Brass), 5:30-6:30 pm

Bring the family for a picnic to live music by New Albany Symphony Orchestra! You bring the food, non-alcoholic beverages, and a blanket or chairs and start the evening off right! (directions)

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Happy Hour with Members of the New Albany Symphony (free)

Scenic Overlook – Rose Run Park

Thursday, June 16 (Strings) and Friday, June 17 (Woodwinds) 5:30-6:30 pm

It’s Happy Hour in the park with live music by New Albany Symphony Orchestra! Bring a blanket or chairs and your favorite beverage from a DORA vendor and start the evening off right! (directions)

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Children’s Concert Viennese Waltz (free)

Rose Run Park Natural Trail Play Area

Friday, June 17, 10:00 – 11:00 am

New Albany Symphony brass quintet will accompany playtime with a selection of waltzes from Vienna’s celebrated composers. (directions)

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Summer in Vienna Concert

Hinson Amphitheater

Saturday, June 18, 8:00 pm

Join the New Albany Symphony and bask in the beauty of the Blue Danube Waltz, selections from The Sound of Music, and the popular Champagne Polka, as we transport you to Vienna, Austria, the capital of classical music and the heartbeat of art and culture in Europe. Special guests include Chelsea Hart, soprano – Carolyn Redman, alto – Robert Kerr, bass, and dancers from the New Albany Ballet Co. including Caitlin Federer, Jake Lafferty, Samantha Lish, Madeline Miller, Isaac Orrante, Jordan Sheppard, Tori Sirak, and Simon Squires.

Purchase tickets HERE. Lawn seating $24 to 26 per person. Tables of 8 $500. Catering options will be available. More information. (directions)

Cooking

Healthy New Albany’s Nourish culinary classes love connecting people with delicious foods, new cooking techniques, and with other people! Check out one of these hands-on, Vienna-themed class options during the Rose Run Fest – offered at the Philip Heit Center.

Beer & Pretzels

Heit Center

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 – 8:30 pm or Friday, June 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Learn about these Bavarian favorites! Join instructor Sharon Dunn to make pretzels and dipping condiments and enjoy them as we taste a variety of beers. For more information and to register: Tuesday, June 14th or Friday, June 17th. (directions)

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A Few of Our Favorite Things: Crisp Apple Strudel and Schnitzel with Noodles

Heit Center

Thursday, June 16, 6;30 – 8:30 pm or Saturday, June 18, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Join Eileen Pewitt as she shares some Viennese International Cooking! These recipes will surely add a “Sound of Music” to your recipe files. Recipes will include easy apple strudel and amazing schnitzel and spaetzle, just like Oma used to make! For more information and to register: Thursday June 16th or Saturday June 18th. (directions)

Wellness Activities

We invite you to check out some of Healthy New Albany’s wellness initiatives! Whether it’s enjoying the mindful and physical benefits of yoga or connecting with the outdoors as part of a nature class, we hope you’ll participate in one (or more) of these Vienna-themed programs!

Summer of Zen – Urban Zen & Music

Rose Run Park

Monday June 13, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Come experience the relaxing and restorative practice of Urban Zen, accompanied by the sounds of music! Healthy New Albany instructor, Lori Bower, will guide you through restorative yoga postures, breath work, meditation, and essential oils; inviting space and clearing within to balance your mind, body and spirit. Throughout the practice you will also enjoy the beautiful, relaxing sounds of music provided by musicians from the New Albany Symphony! Open to everyone – no yoga experience necessary. More information and registration. (directions)

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Toddlers in Nature – The Sounds of Music

Rose Run Park

Tuesday, June 14, 10:00 – 11:15am

Toddlers in Nature is a sensory-based class designed for toddlers and their parents/caregivers. To celebrate the “Rose Run Festival: Summer in Vienna,” this Toddlers in Nature class will have a Sound of Music theme! This class will be about “some of our favorite things” inspired by Vienna, Austria and the movie, Sound of Music. We will sing, dance and explore the joy of music. Do, Re, Me, Fa, So La, Ti… Do join us for this class! More information and registration. (directions)

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Vienna Adventure Hike

Rose Run Park

Wednesday June 15, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Join us on this imaginative hike through the wilds of New Albany. If we cannot hike the Alps, we can at least learn about the people, culture and land of Vienna, Austria in our own green spaces. At the end of our hike we can rest and reflect as we “blanket wine” to the sounds of the New Albany Symphony. Your passport to adventure awaits! More information and registration. (directions)

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Yoga in the Park: Vienna Style

Rose Run Park

Thursday, June 16, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Find your inner peace while enjoying the sites and sounds in beautiful Rose Run Park. join instructor Lori Bower as we take our roots back to nature soaking up the sun and fresh air in this grounding practice. open to everyone – no yoga experience necessary. More information and registration. (directions)

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot air balloons are a popular way to get a bird’s-eye view of Vienna, so we’re bringing this tradition to Rose Run Fest. See Rose Run Park and beyond during a tethered hot air balloon ride. Join us behind the Hinson Amphitheater from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, June 16 to float above the New Albany Symphony rehearsing for Saturday’s concert. The balloon can accommodate 2 -3 people at a time depending upon weight and weather factors. Reservations for a ride are available in 30-minute blocks of time. Please check in at the tent by the beginning of your time slot.

In the event of inclement weather, the balloon rides will be rescheduled to Friday, June 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Your reservation will be automatically transferred to Friday unless you let us know on the the reservation form that you cannot make it that day.

Reserve a Balloon Ride

There is no cost for the balloon ride, but if you can make a donation to support Rose Run Fest and New Albany Symphony, we would be grateful! (directions)

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Dancing

Learn the Viennese Waltz

Marx Library Garden (behind the New Albany Library)

Friday, June 17, 6:30 – 7:00 pm

The oldest of all the modern ballroom dances, the Viennese Waltz is a fast moving dance expressed most beautifully when a large group of dancers is on the floor at the same time. Danced in fast 6/8 time, its main characteristic is continuous rotation to left and right throughout the dance.

Come enjoy a short performance of the waltz followed by a 20 minute dance lesson. This event is free to the public but does require registration. Please wear comfortable clothing and a flat shoe like a sneaker as we will be dancing on brick and/or grass.

Register at: www.newvisiondanceco.org

 

About your instructor: Jonathan Hill started dancing at the age of 10 when the BalletMet Columbus outreach scholarship program came to his school. This led Jonathan to love dancing and travel the world, landing him in Germany at a company called Dance Studio 1. Jonathan loves to share his knowledge of ballroom dance with dancers from beginner to advanced and has created several ballroom pieces for New Vision Dance Company to perform as part of their repertory.

(directions)

Art in the park

Painting in the Park

Rose Run Park

Monday, June 13 – Saturday, June 18

Painters from Hayley Gallery, Ohio Plein Air Society and Central Ohio Plein Air will be painting throughout Rose Run Park during the week of Rose Run Fest. Come watch as these local artists capture the beauty of Rose Run Park. Times and locations will vary. Please check back for more information. (directions)

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Teen Connection Art Picnic

Marx Library Garden

Tuesday, June 14, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Come join us on a summer day to connect and create, Art-on-the-grass style! Teen Connection will provide art supplies and blankets, but feel free to bring your own! All art mediums are welcome, and shade will also be provided. More information. (directions)
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Children’s Paint Out

Rose Run Park Natural Trail Play Area

Thursday, June 16, 10:00 – 11:00 am

Painters from the Ohio Plein Air Society will be on hand to work with children to create a Vienna-themed masterpiece. Please wear something you won’t mind getting paint on. More information. (directions)

Library

Read about Vienna

New Albany Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library

Monday, June 13 – Saturday, June 18

Throughout the week of Rose Run Fest – Summer in Vienna, a curated selection of books about Vienna will be available in the New Albany Library. Come grab a book, relax, and learn more about the history, culture, and people of Vienna, Austria. (directions)