Where Will You WOO? Week of June 27, 2017
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Thursday, June 27
Let's Dance-Irish Night
5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Worcester Common Oval
455 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Feel the beat and move your Irish feet! The McInerney School of Irish Step will be teaching basic step moves before the party starts with Blackstone Cuil. Dancing, singing, and enjoyment are obliged.
Cost: Free Admission
Friday, June 30
City of Worcester's Annual Independence Day Celebration
4:00 PM-11:00 PM
Cristoforo Columbo Park (East Park)
Shrewsbury Street and Fantasia Dr
Worcester, MA 01604
The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Discover Central Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, with lead sponsor, Fallon Health, will deliver a marvelous evening of free family fun at the City of Worcester’s Annual Independence Day Celebration!
The park opens at 4 PM with a Kids’ Korner, open from 4 – 6:30 pm, featuring activities and games provided by several vendors, including the Girls Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, Discover Central Massachusetts, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and Creedon & Company. Jake the Lion, the mascot from the Worcester Bravehearts will also be on hand entertaining the young and old alikeand hot dogs. Hamburgers, ice cream, drinks and more will be available for purchase in the refreshment area .
The celebration will officially begin with a ceremonial flag-raising at 7:40 p.m., followed by a performance of popular and patriotic music by the acclaimed Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Myron Romanul. The orchestra will continue as a brilliant fireworks show lights the sky at approximately 9:30 PM to commemorate the birth of our nation. For more information, call 508-753-2924.
RAIN DATE IS SATURDAY, JULY 1.
Saturday, July 1
Independence Weekend Celebration
9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
On Independence Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village, an old-fashioned good time will be had by all. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, make a tri-cornered hat, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the Declaration of Independence. Summer barbecue food will be available for purchase along with beer and wine; visitors may enjoy a picnic on the Common. Children and families will especially enjoy a little physical activity and friendly competition with Farm Yard Games." An exciting feature of the Independence Weekend festivities is the firing of a reproduction cannon.
On July 4th, watch and be inspired by a citizen naturalization ceremony on the Village Common. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present scores of candidates to the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and they will pledge their Oath of Allegiance to the United States for the very first time. Old Sturbridge Village Singers will perform patriotic songs during the ceremony.
Cost: Adults $28.00 Seniors (55 and over) $26.00 College Student (with valid college ID) $14 Youths (4-17) $14.00 Children age 3 and under Admitted Free
Sunday, July 2
Art Carts: Family Fun - Eastern and Western Tea
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
England and Japan are both known for their tea service: England for the beautifully formal tea parties, and Japan for the elaborately choreographed cha-no-yu ceremony. Discover the differences (and similarities!) between these ways of making and serving tea while getting a hands-on look at both tea sets.(Programming subject to change)
Cost: Free with Museum admission
Monday, July 3
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
Worcester, MA 01608
Vegetable gardening is something everyone can enjoy, from the novice to the experienced gardener. It can be a way to bring fresh food to your table, teach children where food comes from, or even a way to beautify your yard! We'll look at different types of vegetable gardens and discuss layout, variety choices, and growing techniques.
Gretel Anspach is a Lifetime Master Gardener, and education coordinator for the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association.
Tuesday, July 4
City Science: The Science You Live
Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays,
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
Discover the hidden science stories all around us at the EcoTarium's newest, hands-on interactive exhibit! The middle level of the museum has been transformed for this 2,500 square foot exhibit featuring live animals, interactive components, and natural history specimens, to give children and families the opportunity to experiment, engineer, and observe the science that is happening on our streets and in our neighborhoods.
Cost: Free with EcoTarium admission ($18 adults, $14 children 2-18, seniors 65+ and students with ID); Free for EcoTarium Members and children under 2
Wednesday, July 5
Frederick Douglass Communal Reading 2017
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Worcester City Common & Plaza
Worcester, MA 01608
Frederick Douglass Communal Reading is an annual event held thru out the CommonWealth of Massachusetts. In Worcester we hold the reading at Worcester City Hall Common & Plaza. Its a reading of the famous speech 'What is the Fourth of July to the Slave?'. A brutal analysis of America's pledges in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and its conduct of legal slavery and barbaric practices to enforce slavery. Frederick Douglass a run away slave, who learned how to read and write and could speak with great eloquence. This is one of his most potent speeches that was made in American History.
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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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