The Collective Snowmass recently announced its summer activity line up. In addition to the return of summer favorites such as Movies Under the Stars with Aspen Film, Après Artisan Markets, Community Bingo, yoga and live music, there are also new events that will add flavor and art to Snowmass Base Village.
According to Base Village Plaza and Events Manager Dawn Blasberg, safety will be a top priority at The Collective in order to make sure guests, employees and the community remain safe and healthy. This means activities will only take place if they meet guidelines provided by State of Colorado, Pitkin County and the Town of Snowmass Village.
“The focus for the summer will be embracing the great outdoor spaces at The Collective and in Base Village while allowing for more separation and spacing,” Blasberg said. “We will be cleaning and sterilizing our facilities and activity areas and limiting the number of visitors allowed to participate in certain activities. Guidelines will be available at thecollectivesnowmass.com and will likely change throughout the summer. However, with these procedures in place, we’re certain we can offer our guests and community a fun, exciting and safe summer.”
- The current summer activity line up is as follows:
Summer splash pools opened this week and feature pop jets and shallow tiered pools where it’s easy for parents to hang out and supervise. Splash pools are chlorinated for guest safety and “splashers” will be required to wear a mask when others are around while maintaining social distancing.
On June 24, Base Village’s King Yoga owner Aaron King will begin teaching outdoor classes at The Rink. King Yoga Jam will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays with live music and King Yoga Flow will be offered from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sundays. Classes cost $20 and reservations can be made by calling or texting King at 602-300-0839. Participants must bring their own yoga equipment such as mats and towels.
- Community Bingo will return July 2 as part of Snowmass’ Bars, Bands and Bingo on Thursday evenings. Bingo will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. in The Collective Hall and cost $10 for two cards. Players can play as many cards as they choose with prizes being awarded throughout evening. Bingo will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and groups will be limited to meet social distancing guidelines.
The free Game Lounge will reopen on July 2 as a great place to bring family and friends to enjoy a variety of games including foosball, tube table tennis, interactive wall murals, intriguing games, a pool table, air hockey, a gaming area and more. The lounge will be open from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Visitors will be allowed in on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to meet social distancing guidelines. Game lounge staff will be guiding visitors through the activities and sanitizing after each use to ensure a safe fun time for all.
Also on July 2, lawn games such as cornhole, pogo sticks, giant connect four and hula hoops will be available for checkout from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Game Lounge for use on The Rink. Games will be disinfected between uses.
- Straight Line Studio will host art workshops for ages eight to 12 from 10 to 2 p.m. July 2-3. The workshops will include all art supplies plus exclusive access to the Game Lounge. Cost is $50 and with registration available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 4, Base Village restaurants will be offering specialty eats and drinks in celebration of Independence Day. Snowmass also will host an “Ice Cream Anti-Social” and deliver ice cream on the streets and neighborhoods throughout Snowmass Village.
- The Après Artisan Market will return July 10 and feature a variety of locally owned businesses selling specialty food items, clothing, Colorado-sourced vegetables and handcrafted goods including art, jewelry and accessories. The markets will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in July and August. Local favorite DJ Tenza also will be spinning tunes throughout the evening. Vendors interested in showcasing their products can email email@example.com for space availability.
- On July 11, Movies Under the Stars with Aspen Film will kick off the free outdoor film series with “Honey I Shrunk the Kids.” Movies will take place from 8 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays (except July 31) and will feature “Toy Story,” “Shrek,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “The Incredibles” and “Monsters, Inc.” A full schedule will be announced soon. Unlike last summer, those attending the movies will be required to reserve a designated spot on The Rink to maintain social distancing. Reservations will be taken on Thursdays prior to each movie with information available at thecollectivesnowmass.com.
The inaugural Snowmass Base Village Community Dinner is tentatively planned for Wednesday, July 15 at The Collective Hall and mix6. Dinner will be hosted by chef Martin Oswald, owner of mix6 in Base Village and Pyramid Bistro in Aspen and chef Mawa McQueen, owner of The Crepe Shack in Base Village and Mawa’s Kitchen in Aspen. Cost and information to be announced.
- Straight Line Studio will host two free art shows this summer at The Rink and The Collective Hall featuring works by local, regional and national artists. The first show, “What’s in Your Queue?” will take place on July 26 and feature 10” x 10” small works of a variety of mediums. The second show will take place on Aug. 29 with details forthcoming.
The JAS Cafe is scheduled to host performances on July 31 and Aug. 1. Concert-goers will enjoy candlelit intimate jazz performances from some of the world’s greatest jazz artists alongside delicious food and beverages from mix6. Cost is $75 per person and tickets are available for purchase at www.jazzaspensnowmass.org/jascafe.
Blasberg said that although the activity lineup is somewhat reduced from the previous summer, Snowmass, The Collective and Base Village are still offering plenty of options to keep the community busy all summer long.
“We’re excited to reopen and celebrate our outdoor spaces, restaurants and businesses while keeping everyone safe and healthy,” Blasberg said. “When we open, we’ll be ready to welcome our community in the best and safest way possible.”
All activities are subject to change due to intermittent weather or COVID-19 regulations and procedures. A full listing of activities is available at thecollectivesnowmass.com; current COVID regulations and guidelines for each event and details that will be helpful for visitors to the area can be found here, too.
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