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Lilac Sunday

Time: May 9, 2010 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Arnold Arboretum
Street: 125 Arboway
City/Town: Jamiaca Plain, Boston
Website or Map:…
Phone: 617.524.1718
Event Type: mother's, day
Organized By: andrea lovett
Latest Activity: May 11, 2014

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Lilac Sunday
Sunday, May 9, 2010

Of the thousands of flowering plants in the Arboretum, only one, the lilac, is singled out each year for a daylong celebration. Tours of the lilacs, storytelling with Andrea Lovett, dance performances, picnicking (allowed on this special day only), and family activities make for a memorable day. Be a part of this beloved Boston tradition!
Winner chosen in Lilac Sunday T-shirt Design Contest

The Arboretum is delighted to announce that Lisa Rosowsky of Framingham, MA, is the winner of the 2010 Lilac Sunday T-shirt Design Contest. Lisa’s design will be featured on T-shirts for sale on the day of the event, Sunday, May 9.

Design Winner

Rain or shine. The Arboretum is open as usual from dawn to dusk; refreshments and activities available 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 are 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 Centre Street Gate if you or someone in your party requires a wheelchair.

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

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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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