MELROSE — Melrose Birth to Five and the City of Melrose announce that the new Common Playground will have a grand opening on Saturday, June 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Melrose Common Playground (located at Laurel and Larrabee Streets)

The celebration will include several musical acts hitting the stage including the legendary Ben Rudnick and Friends. This is just one of several special activities planned for the big day.

The playground opening will include:

· Ribbon Cutting with the kids

· Music from Ben Rudnick & Friends, Matt Heaton, and Meredith Pizzi of Roman Music Therapy Services

· An interactive community art project from Follow Your Art studio here in Melrose to be displayed permanently at the Playground. This is not to be missed!

· Free bottle of bubbles for each child that attends

· Food Truck

Families are encouraged to bring folding chairs or blankets to sit on.

Organizers encourage all families to walk to the event if possible. There will be parking available at the Winthrop School Playground for the event and very limited street parking around the Common.

This concert is being produced with support from a Melrose Messina Fine Arts grant.