Three Things To Do in June

Voly in the Park returns noon to 4 p.m. June 2 at Kylde Warren Park. (Photo: VolunteerNow)

While officially the first day of summer doesn’t come until June 21, the end of May and the closing of another school year puts us in a summer kind of mood. Thoughts turn to pool time, outdoor concerts, and family vacations.

Exotic destinations are great when you have the time and money, but cool times can be had here at home, even during a hot Dallas summer. Here are a few opportunities to consider as June gets underway:

1. Volunteer Together
Looking for a new way to spend time with family? How about volunteering together? Search for the right opportunities during Voly in the Park from noon to 4 p.m. June 2 at Klyde Warren Park. The free volunteerism festival sponsored by technology-based nonprofit VolunteerNow will feature hands-on volunteer projects, live entertainment, and 75 nonprofits in need of volunteers.

(Photo: VolunteerNow)

2. Party on a Lawn
Throw a lawn party and meet the neighbors or, better yet, let someone else throw one. Dallas’ Reunion Lawn Party returns for the fourth year with 10 food trucks, Baldo’s Ice Cream, lawn games, armadillo races, and music from 6:30 to 10 p.m. June 23 at the lawn under Reunion Tower. The Limelight Band will perform and the party will conclude with a light show on “The Ball.” Hyatt Regency Dallas will host an after-party in Monduel’s, the hotel’s bar. Visit for information about parking, what to bring, and what to leave at home as well as a list of entertainment and food trucks.

Reunnion Lawn Party is June 23. (Photo: Reunion Lawn Tower Facebook Page)

3. Enjoy Lemonade
Whether squeezed at home, picked up at a neighborhood child’s stand, or purchased from a national chicken sandwich chain, something about lemonade just taste like summer. For a variation on that theme and a chance to sip for a good cause, try Urbanade, the lavender lemonade that won students from Behind Every Door the grand prize at the Lemonade Day competition at NorthPark Center. East Hampton Sandwich Co. will be selling the beverage through June 5 with proceeds helping Behind Every Door, a Christian ministry providing educational programs, employment and financial resources, and social services to underserved neighborhoods.

Students from Behind Every Door won with a lavendar lemonade. (Behind Every Door)

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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