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Lilac Sunday

Time: May 10, 2009 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: Arnold Arboretum
Street: 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130.
City/Town: Jamiaica Plain,Mass.
Website or Map: http://www.arboretum.harvard.…
Phone: 617.524.1718.
Event Type: free, event
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2009

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Event Description

Lilac Sunday
Sunday, May 10, 2009

Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. On Lilac Sunday, garden enthusiasts from all over New England gather at the Arboretum to picnic, listen to some storytelling by Andrea Lovett,watch Morris dancing, and tour the lilac collection. On the day of the event, which takes place rain or shine, the Arboretum is open as usual from dawn to dusk. Refreshments are available for purchase from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Street parking along the Arboretum perimeter is limited and visitors are advised to take public transportation. Some parking spaces outside the gates will be designated for special-needs visitors. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed within the gates during the event. A limited number of wheelchairs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis; wheelchairs may not be reserved in advance. Please inquire at the front desk of the Hunnewell Building or at the information tents inside the Forest Hills Gate and Center Street Gate if you or someone in your party requires a wheelchair.

Lilac Sunday

While you are in the neighborhood, we invite you to visit local shops and restaurants in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale.

For more Lilac Sunday information, call the Arnold Arboretum at 617.524.1718.

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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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