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One of Downtown Nashville’s best-kept secrets hosts free weekly events

In the event you’re passing through downtown, pay a visit to Church Street Park — no wallet necessary.

A musician performs on a small stage under a pop-up tent in front of a building with a full-length mural on its wall. Small bistro tables and chairs are set up around the stage and several other people stand in groups around them talking.

Find Church Street Park right next to NPL’s Main Branch at 600 Church St. | Photo via Church Street Park

Shhh. Only share this with all of your friends who don’t follow NASHtoday. Church Street Park sits tucked away in a not-so-hidden part of Nashville, but what makes this hangout a community gem is its free daily event offerings for every member of the family (pets included).

From weekly mainstays and specialty happenings to returning and all new programs this year, here’s a sampling of what your calendar’s missing.

New to do

In June, the park announced its fitness offerings will be taught by YMCA instructors, including new classes.

  • Yoga | Tuesdays (6-7 p.m.), Thursdays (6-7 p.m.), and Sundays (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
  • Kids movement | Wednesdays (9:45-10:45 a.m.)
  • Line dancing | Saturdays (9:30-10:30 a.m.)

A chess club series every Thursday (4-5 p.m.) for players of all ages and levels also launched last month in partnership with NPL.

Five people stand on a tarp atop their yoga mats with their arms in the air and their backs arched.

Vinyasa with a view? Don’t mind if we do. | Photo via Church Street Park

Fan favorites

For the music enthusiast | Listen to live performances on the weekends + grab your blanket and take a seat on Mondays (5-6 p.m.) for Jazz in the Park.

For your furry friend | Connect with other pet owners on Saturdays (12-1 p.m.) at Doggie Brunch — dog treats and toys aplenty, of course.

For the kiddos | All supplies are included for Watercolor Wednesdays (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) + the littles are sure to love special July events like ZooVentures, the Puppet Truck, and a Bubble Blast Foam Party.

Don’t miss: 4th of July in the Park with sparklers and Viewso’s 360-degree video experience.

And if you work downtown...

Here’s a bonus. Stay tuned to Church Street Park’s social media for the next Work Perks in the Park — a series of gatherings hosted by Nashville Downtown Partnership celebrating downtown’s work force with free food and drinks, music, giveaways, and more.

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