The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire on Navigator Road has rescheduled its classic car show to Saturday, July 25. Everything else remains the same: admission, show times of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., prizes, food trucks, yard sale, and more. Out of an abundance of caution, face coverings will now be mandatory for all show attendees and spectators on the day of the car show. Also, the Aviation Museum will be open to the public that day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you're bringing a vehicle, please plan to arrive between 9 and 9 30 a.m., and follow our volunteers to your parking spot. Admission is $10 per car, which includes a guided tour of the museum. Spectators are $5 per person; under 13 free. All proceeds support the non-profit Aviation Museum of New Hampshire.
All town recreational facilities, including the playground, basketball courts, fields, tennis courts and skate park off Sargent and Nelson roads, as well as the West Road soccer fields, are open and available for use by residents. Officials continue to stress that people follow social distancing and mask guidelines when using those facilities.
Town officials are working on a possible modified version of the annual Old Home Day celebration, traditionally held in August. The plan includes a single day with several activities held, possibly including the road race, benefit first responder softball game and fireworks.
Londonderry’s Recreation Commission has cancelled its summer 2020 playground recreation program, traditionally held at local elementary schools.
Leach Library has cancelled its annual summer reading program for 2020, but officials say the library’s work continues with online programs, and activities and throughout the summer, programs for all ages will be held online or virtually including story times, special crafts, adult programs, young adult activities, reading recommendations and other fun events. The library is currently offering a curbside pickup service.
Taylor Library in East Derry opens on a limited, appointment-only basis. Individuals and families may visit for a maximum of one hour per day by appointment. Appointment times for public entry are every hour and 15 minutes to allow times between groups to clean surfaces in the library. Masks/face coverings are required at all times when in the library for those 3 and older. Returned items can be placed in the book return box outside so we can follow proper quarantining protocol. Curbside pickup services continue. For information, call the library at 432-7186.
Derry Public Library offers curbside pickup services and opens to the public by appointment and for limited hours. Programs and activities for all ages continue throughout the summer via remote services and online platforms. Call the library at 432-6140.
The Marion Gerrish Community Center remains closed but the center’s thrift shop is open. Donations are currently being accepted at the shop. Guidelines are in place including no more than 10 people inside at a time; no one under 16 admitted; masks must be worn and hands sanitized. There will be no trying on of clothes. The shop will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The thrift shop is located in the lower level of the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway.
Derry Parks and Recreation announce the 2020 free summer concert series in MacGregor Park is cancelled, but Gallien’s Beach is open with modified numbers of residents allowed to visit the beach and other safety guidelines in place. Town playgrounds at Hood Park and Don Ball Park are also open but the Splashpad water area at Don Ball Park is closed.
Derry’s dog park off Fordway is open with upgraded spaces, toys and other improvements. Signs will alert visitors of safety measures in place at the park. Call the recreation department for information at 432-6136.
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry is open with strict safety guidelines put in place for the upcoming summer session. The club will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for students entering grades one through six in the fall. A lottery system will be used to select participants and safety guidelines by the state will be followed along with frequent hand washing, social distancing and other safety measures. For information, contact the club at 434-6695.