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Where Will You WOO?  Week of June 27, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

 

Where will you WOO during the week of June 27? 

 

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

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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.

Cost: Free

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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

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Sunday, July 2

Art Carts: Family Fun - Eastern and Western Tea

2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Worcester Art Museum

Japanese Gallery

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

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Monday, July 3

Vegetable Gardening

10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Worcester Public Library

Saxe Room

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.

Cost: free

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Tuesday, July  4

City Science: The Science You Live

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays,

EcoTarium

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

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Wednesday, July 5

Frederick Douglass Communal Reading 2017

12:00 PM-1:30 PM

Worcester City Common & Plaza

Main St

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.

Cost: Free

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While you can probably find Del's Lemonade somewhere during any month of the year, drinking it in the winter is just not the same as when it is a hot day in the midst of summer. 

As summer approaches, be sure to locate our nearest Del's Lemonade stand. 

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Waterfire 

Providence, RI

Waterfire is back for the summer and it's an event and experience that must be had. 

Waterfire is Providence's signature event bringing in people from all over New England and the country to see it. 

A great night out for families and couples alike. 

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Visiting Southwick Zoo 

Mendon, Ma 

Can't wait to get back to the zoo and visit the animals at Southwick Zoo. Be sure to check out the new baby zebra that the zoo just welcomed. 

The Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Click here for more information. 

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Taking a Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the M/S Mount Washington

New Hampshire

Lake Winnipesaukee offers some of the best scenery in all of New England and there is no better place to see it from then the M/S Mount Washington. 

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The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival 

Burlington, Vermont

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. 

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Walking Along Narragansett Beach 

Narragansett, RI

Look forward to taking a stroll all the way from chair six to chair one as the waves crash along the shore.

Keep an eye out for sea glass as Narrow River or The Towers come into view.

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Taking a Cruise on a Windjammer 

Maine

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. 

Click here for more information. 

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PVDFest 

Providence, RI 

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.

Click here for more information. 

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Catching a Worcester Bravehearts Game 

Worcester, Ma 

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. 

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Newport Folk Festival 

Newport, RI

The Newport Folk Festival is set to be held from July 28-30 and will feature bands such as Wilco, Fleet Foxes and The Avett Brothers. 

Don't miss out on one of the biggest concert events of the summer. 

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Visiting Cape Playhouse Theatre 

Cape Cod

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.

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Enjoying the South County Hot Air Balloon Fest 

Kingston, RI 

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. 

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Participating in the Worcester World Cup 2017

Worcester, MA

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.

Click here for more information

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Newport Jazz Festival 

Newport, RI

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.

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Seeing a Movie at the Rustic Drive-In

North Smithfield

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. 

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Zip Lining in the Berkshires 

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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. 

Click here for more information

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Watching 4th of July Fireworks

The 4th of July, the holiday of the summer. 

It is never too early to start planning your day and figuring out exactly where you are going to watch a parade and fireworks this year. 

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Eating a Clam Cake From Flo’s

Portsmouth, Middletown

Be excited about heading to Flo's and taking a bite of a Flo’s clam cake and you’ll understand why they’ve been around since 1936.

Dip it in a side of tartar sauce or enjoy as is.

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The Little League World Series 

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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

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Boston Calling 

Boston, Ma

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Vermont Summer Celebration 

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The celebration takes place from August 8 to 13.

Click here for more information 

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Playing Golf at Harbor Lights

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Not to mention the amazing scenery and the great food at the Par + Tackle restaurant. 

Click here for more information 

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RI International Film Festival 

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The Festival features the best local films made with some of the best local talent. 

Click here for more information

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Catching a PawSox Game at McCoy 

Pawtucket, RI

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. 

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Billy Joel at Fenway Park

Boston, MA

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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