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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Time: June 25, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: The Arnold Arboretum New England's premiere tree sanctuary
Street: 125 the Arborway
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
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Phone: 617-384-5277
Event Type: performance, story, and, music, event, summer, solstice, twilight, celtic, harp, folk, tradtional, seasonal, celebration, storytelling, spoken, word
Organized By: Diane Edgecomb
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2011

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Event Description

A Story and Music Journey through the Groves of the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain (Boston) MA

with storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain

This strolling performance takes the audience on a two-mile journey through Jamaica Plain’s Arnold Arboretum to some of its oldest and loveliest groves where legends, songs and music that center on those particular trees will be shared. This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Visitor’s Building, 125 the Arborway and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying the way. As twilight descends the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. Appropriate for adults and for children eleven years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added. Reservations through the Arnold Arboretum at 617-384-5277 or on the web at

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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