Lying dormant in the winter, this yellow bush will wake up in Spring year after year all by itself, as long as we treat the earth right.
There is always a diverse, large, lively and well mannered crowd attending the Wake up the Earth Festival held at the Stony Brook T stop area in Jamaica Plain on the
This 20 plus year tradition is a victim of its own success for all the right reasons. The action begins weeks before parade and festival day when organizers ask the communities of Jamaica Plain and Dudley Commons to start making creative to showcase. Donations help defray the cost of labor and material.
There is corporate and community support behind this, because some parts in this production, like the main concert stage, will cost a small fortune to have there.
The entire Pre-K to Adult diaspora pitches into this creative collective. Their artwork become part of the parade or will be installed at festival park.
The parade first populates the festival exhibition area with people who were in it,
Then from mid-afternoon to dusk, people from all around come streaming on festival ground by the thousands to buy food and goods, explore performing artists and enjoy the fun, family, entertainment and networking atmosphere.
Common Thread/Dudley Square Coalition in partnership with Spontaneous Celebrations and Egleston Square Parade
The Second Annual Dudley Square Parade to the Wake Up the Earth Festival at Stonybrook Park in JP!
SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014
(Rain date Sunday May 4, 2014)
10:30 AM Parade assembles at Edward O. Gourdin Veterans Park (Across from B2 Police Station)
Parade Starts at 11:20 AM Sharp!
Calling All Community Partners – Come and Bring the Noise!
Do you have any issues you want to bring to the streets?
March! Walk! Drum! Bike! Be Heard! Have Fun!
Common Thread/Dudley Square Coalition
City Feed and Supply
Mt. Washington Bank
Massachusetts Cultural Council
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