Celebrate the first weekend of summer at SummersDay Revels, a free three-day event presented by Friends of Fort Point Channel celebrating Boston's cultural diversity and the start of the summer season.
SummersDay Revels kicks off June 20th at 6pm with the 4th annual Summer Street Solstice Art Celebration at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center with festivities continuing the rest of the weekend along the HarborWalk on both sides of the channel.
As you stroll the HarborWalk June 21-22 you'll find circus performers, a Sun and Moon Procession, a Family Activity Tent, tasty ethnic foods, and multi-stage performances by cultural groups representing the neighborhoods of Boston showcasing traditional music, dance and rituals from India, Ireland, Africa, and the Caribbean. The Saturday and Sunday celebrations will end with an exciting inter-cultural Revels production on the Main Stage at Children's Wharf Park featuring many of the performers featured earlier in the day plus storyteller Jay O'Callahan, musician David Coffin, vocalist Janice Allen, Chinese dancers and musicians, and the 40-member Revels Chorus of adults and children.
Additional performers include pianist Donnell Patterson, Boston Pan Vybz, Grupo Sazon, Samba Tremeterra, What Cheer? Brigade, Circa di Luna, step dancers Alexandra Siega and Harper Mills, The Emerald Rae Trio, Haitian musician Gifrants, Neena Gulati & The Triveni Ensemble, Boston Chinese Chamber Ensemble, Gund Kwok, the MuLan Association, Morris and Sword Dancers, and the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band.
500 colorfully painted Sun and Moon flags created by school children from all over Greater Boston will adorn the landscape while local artist Sara Peattie's larger-than-life puppets and ominous (but friendly) 20-foot sea monster, Living Statues by Ten31 Productions, and magical, giant butterflies by Gabriel Q will provide a fanciful atmosphere to this year's festivities.
SummersDay Revels is FREE!
Official Website: http://www.revels.org
Added by FullCalendar on May 16, 2008