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Performance Center

The New Hope Performance Center is located at 4401 Xylon Ave N (just west of the New Hope Aquatic Park). The performancefront of performance center center hosts music in the park, city programs and special events, and is home to the Off Broadway Musical Theatre.

Storytime in the Park

All ages are invited to this storytime sponsored by the cities of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale. Event is free but participants are encouraged to register at, select Tickets.

  • Poppy from Trolls - Wednesday, June 22costumed character
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    • New Hope Performance Center, 4401 Xylon Ave N

Join Poppy for a storytime and dance party as she shares how she saved the Trolls from the Bergens on Trollstice. Meet all of Poppy's friends, and even a few Bergens, sing songs, watch Poppy play her cowbell and learn a dance to Branch's song "Can't Stop the Feeling". Presented by Princess Party Pals.

Additional storytimes will be offered at the following locations:

  • Supergirl to the Rescue - July 13
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    • Becker Park, 5530 Douglas Drive N, Crystal
  • Dorothy from Oz - July 27
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    • Brookview Park Gazebo, 200 Brookview Parkway, Golden Valley
  • Park Ranger Rachel - August 10
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    • Lakeview Terrace Park, 3769 Crystal Lake Blvd, Robbinsdale
Movies in the Park

Movies will be shown on a jumbo screen. Please bring your own blanket or chair. Come a little early to get your spot and participate in pre-movie activities. Concessions will be sold. If you are interested in sponsoring a Movie in the Park, please contact Aaron Thelen, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected] 

The Lion King - Thursday, July 14

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In this classic animated movie from 1994, a lion cub named Simba looks forward to following in his father's footsteps, but when tragedy strikes he runs away and becomes acquainted with two outcasts who teach him the ways of "Hakuna Matata". Bring your favorite stuffed animal to watch the movie. Movie sponsored by the New Hope Lions.

  • Movie starts approximately 9:15 p.m.

Remember the Titans - Thursday, August 25
movie postrAfter leading his team to 15 winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone, a man who is tough, opinionated, and very different from the beloved Yoast. How these two men overcome their differences and turn a group of young men into champions plays out in this remarkable true story. Rated PG. Wear your favorite football team jersey to the movie. Movie sponsored by Thrivent-New Hope Group.

  • Movie starts approximately 8:30 p.m.
Music in the Park

Please bring your own blanket or chair to sit on the built-in seating or on the grass.  If you are interested in sponsoring Music in the Park, please contact Aaron Thelen, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected]  


Mitchell Hall & The Tennessee Trio - Wednesday, June 22
band members standing in front of stately homeThis tribute band features the look, sound and energy of Johnny Cash and his band during their early years. Recapture the magnetism of the Man in Black in this authentic show! Sponsorship available.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Sawyer's Dream - Wednesday, July 6band members on couch
This 70's-styled vocal harmony band features a unique cross-blending of Americana, folk, soul, pop and rock music. Inspired by the music of The Mamas & The Papas, ABBA and Fleetwood Mac, Sawyer's Dream offers a unique, modern twist on the 70's. Sponsorship available.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Blue Ox Trio - Wednesday, July 27
The Blue Ox Trio features a piano, bass and drums, and their repertoire is wide and varied, and includes everything from standards written 80 years ago to original music. Sponsorship available.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Salsa del Soul - Wednesday, August 10lead singers performing
This five-piece orchestra performs various styles of Caribbean dance music including Son, Son Montuno, Plena, Cha-cha-cha, Bachata, Timba, and of course, Salsa! Sponsored by Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.

Teddy Bear Band and Rich & The Resistors - Wednesday, August 31teddy bear band clipart
The Teddy Bear Band takes the stage at 7 p.m. for guaranteed family fun. Be sure to bring your Teddy Bear! Then stick around for Rich and the Resistors at 7:55 p.m. and you'll discover how they earned their position as the Minnesota Vikings House band, playing rock, blues and party hits. Sponsored by the New Hope Women of Today.

  • 7-8:30 p.m.
Acting Camps for Kids

Participants will develop as actors by learning a script and preparing for a performance. On Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m., they will put on a performance for family and friends complete with costumes, props, makeup and scenery. Instructor is Linda Bruning, who is assisted by Cyan Pampuch.

"In the Wings" - Ages 5-7

  • Monday-Friday, August 8-12
  • 9-10 a.m.
  • $45 Residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale; $52 Nonresidents

"Enter Stage Left" - Ages 8-12
Participants should bring a peanut-free bag lunch and drink.

  • Monday-Friday, August 8-12
  • 10:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • $73 Residents of New Hope, Crystal and Robbinsdale; $80 Nonresidents


New Hope Summer Theatre
Off Broadway Musical Theatre will present "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in the summer of 2022. This show is the reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator and a children’s choir, the musical follows favorite son Joseph, who stirs up jealousy among his brothers when he receives a coat of many colors from his father. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph ends up in Egypt where his ability to interpret dreams eventually promotes him to a position of power. 

  • Thursdays-Saturdays, July 21-August 6 (American Sign Language date is August 5)
  • 8 p.m.
  • A free will donation of $5 per person is suggested to help cover the cost of production. Food shelf donations for PRISM will also be accepted.
  • Open auditions for ages 8+ will be held on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Visit for details and application form.
  • Volunteers ages 16 and older are needed to bring the show to life. Visit for details.


Parks and Recreation
4401 Xylon Ave N
Phone: 763-531-5151
Email: [email protected]


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