Where Will You WOO? Week of June 1, 2017
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Thursday, June 1
Let's Dance-Salsa Night
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Come learn salsa dancing with one the #1 NY style Salsa studio in Central MA: Raices Latin Dance! Bring a friend, or meet some new ones, and get those legs moving. First hour is a lesson, second is a performance and dancing to DJ Rey G. Beer Tent with Flying Dreams Brewing and Food Trucks. *Weather permitting*
Friday, June 2
5:00 PM-12:00 AM
St. Mary's Albanian Orthodox Church
535 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Ethnic & American Foods, Dancing & Live Music. Meet & Greet the NFL's Kritjan Sokoli, local media celebrities, & elected officials. Princess and super hero parade Saturday afternoon. Bazaar, carnival, ethnic table, Grand Raffle, Beer & Wine for 21 +. Rain or shine the event is held under a massive tent. Free parking at Assumption College. Kids under 12 are free.
Saturday, June 3
Family Day & Exhibit Opening: Fantastic Beasts in Iconography
11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union St.
Clinton, MA 01510
Lions! and Dragons! and Snakes! OH MY! Our next exhibition will spotlight the many types of natural and unnatural creatures in iconography, exploring their origins, symbolism, stories, and myriad representations. This exhibit is family friendly, with images and activities that are appealing, accessible, and educational for both adults and children.
Celebrate the opening of Fantastic Beasts with a day of animal-themed crafts, face-painting, family tours, scavenger hunts, fun snacks, and more! All activities are ongoing throughout the day.
Sunday, June 4
Worcester Inter-Tribal Indian Center - 36th Annual Powwow
10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Treasure Valley Scout Reservation
394 Pleasantdale Road
Rutland, MA 01543
The Worcester Inter-Tribal Indian Center is putting on its 36th Annual Native American Heritage Powwow on June 3rd & 4th, 2017.
Powwow is a Native American style cultural festival; where the traditions of native people are celebrated and shared. If you've ever have an interest in knowing more about our culture and history, powwow is a fun and engaging place to do just that. Whether you're old or new to powwow, you'll have a great time with us! Admission is free and open to the public for this family friendly event (just be aware that there is a $5 fee to park at the Treasure Valley campgrounds).
At our powwow you'll experience native music, drumming, singing, dancing, traditional regalia, flute playing, food, art and craft vendors, raffles, storytelling, cultural activities and teachings. Come and meet all the different and fascinating people that populate our powwow camp on this weekend. You'll find people who represent tribal nations from around New England, across the United States, and well beyond. You'll be entertained, enlightened, and have a really great time!
Our village will rise up at the Boy Scout campground, in Treasure Valley. (394 Pleasantdale Road, Rutland, MA; off Rt. 122) Just follow the powwow signs right to us. This is a very welcoming and inclusive gathering of people from all walks of life. We hope you'll consider coming to check it out!
Until we meet, safe journeys and Aquene!
Many Nations, Many Traditions, One Family.
Monday, June 5
Beatboxing for Kids
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
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Beatboxer and a capella musician Melinda Packer comes to the library to teach you all about the art of beatboxing! Learn the basics of vocal percussion, like how to create certain sounds with your mouth and mix them with 5 beginner beats! For ages 9 to 12.
Tuesday, June 6
Apostle of Union: Edward Everett, Memory, and Saving the Founders Union by Matthew Mason
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
During a public career that stretched from the 1810s through 1865, Massachusetts statesman and orator Edward Everett devoted much of his energy to tying his nation together by Americans heartstrings. He was in no way subtle about his stated desire to appeal to fellow citizens emotions through a vital connection to a shared national history. In public speeches and writings and work behind the scenes to erect monuments, Everett strove to convince a polarizing United States to rally around commemoration of heroes and events, especially from the American Revolution. His work in the late 1850s to save Mount Vernon as a shrine for Union became a national cultural phenomenon, but it was a culmination of Everetts long-term efforts in this vein. Attending to this part of Everetts career and the impact it had helps us understand the nature, strength, and weaknesses of Unionism in the decades before and including the Civil War.
Matthew E. Mason is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University, where he teaches a variety of courses on the history of slavery, early America, and Britain. He has published articles in a variety of journals of national and international reach. He has written and co-edited books, including Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic (University of North Carolina Press, 2006); The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Anderson (Broadview Press, 2009) and Contesting Slavery: The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation (University of Virginia Press, 2011).
Wednesday, June 7
Tower Hill, the First Twenty-five Years: Selective Memories of a Benign Dictator": Talk & Book Signing with John Trexler
7:00 PM-8:00 PM
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505
John Trexler, Worcester County Horticultural Society Director Emeritus and Founding Director of Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will discuss how Tower Hill evolved from a beautiful farm on a hill to an acclaimed public Garden.
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The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival takes place from June 2 to June 11 in downtown Burlington, Vermont.
This 10 day celebration features four stages with free live music from Arrested Development and more. The festival also will feature local food and much more.
For more information, click here.
Taking a Cruise on a Windjammer
Head to Maine and sleep aboard a National Landmark, the Maine Windjammer Fleet.
Go on a three, four or six-day cruise and get closer than ever before to wildlife like whales, eagles, and porpoises while you see some of the best coastal scenery that North America has to offer.
After a successful first festival, the PVDFest returns to Providence for the third year and will take place from June 1-4.
The festival will bring in art, music, performances and more from all over the United States and the world for the free outdoor festival.
Catching a Worcester Bravehearts Game
Year after year, the Worcester Bravehearts are one of the best baseball teams in New England.
They bring in some of the best college talent from across the region to compete for the Futures League Championship.
Don't miss a game.
Visiting Cape Playhouse Theatre
Taking a ride to Cape Cod and visit the oldest summer theatre in the country, Cape Playhouse. Cape Playhouse was first opened in 1927 by Raymond Moore.
The theatre has been home to some of the biggest stars to ever grace a stage like Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart amongst others.
Enjoying the South County Hot Air Balloon Fest
There is nothing quite like the Hot Air Ballon Fest. This is the place to enjoy glowing hot air balloons, crafts, music, food, fishing, carnival rides, fireworks, and more.
The festival will be held from July 21-23 on the URI athletic fields.
Participating in the Worcester World Cup 2017
The 2017 Worcester World Cup is set to take place from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 13.
The Worcester World Cup is more than a soccer tournament. It's a celebration of Worcester and a safe, friendly family event that people look forward to all year.
Newport Jazz Festival
The 2017 festival is set to take place from Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6.
The festival will show off over 50 individual jazz ensembles on four stages including performances at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Fort Adams State Park.
Seeing a Movie at the Rustic Drive-In
Look forward to Calling up your friends, pack a picnic, and sit in your car as feature films are projected on giant outdoor screens.
The audio plays right through your radio, so be sure to turn the volume up high as you snack on your candy and popcorn.
Zip Lining in the Berkshires
Looking for something new and exciting? Head to the Berkshires and get yourself on a zip line, maybe even do a canopy tour.
There are three different tour options, starting with the base area tour which lasts an hour or the Moutain Top or Valley Jump tour which takes three hours. Both of those are sure to shoot some adrenaline into your day.
The Little League World Series
While the Little League World Series does not take place in New England, the series is arguably the marquee sporting event of the summer.
There will be a New England team in it this year and therefore, the Little League World Series is always something to look forward to
Catching a PawSox Game at McCoy
Nothing says summer time like sitting at McCoy Stadium and watching a Pawtucket Red Sox game.
While the PawSox are already in action, the weather is getting warmer and it will be much more comfortable to go out to a game.
Billy Joel at Fenway Park
For the fourth consecutive year, rock and roll legend Billy Joel will play Fenway Park.
Billy Joel released his first hit song, arguably still his biggest hit, Piano Man in 1973 and since then has become the 6th best-selling recording artist and the third best-selling solo artist in the United States.
Joel was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992 and then the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.
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