Celebrating 20th Anniversary

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					department of Conservation and Recreation

Celebrating the 20thAnniversary of
DCR’s South West Corridor Park


 Saturday          Anniversary Kick-Off at the Wake Up the Earth Festival,
 May 1             The 32nd annual Wake Up The Earth Festival celebrates the rich cultural
                   diversity, community arts, a commitment to social change and the parks
                   and gardens that are the result of tireless community organizing.
                   Beginning with a parade down Centre Street in full regalia, the Festival
                   fosters a deep sense of community stewardship and pride. Join State
                   Representative Gloria Fox and learn about the history of the Creation of
                   the South West Corridor. Join DCR officials at 2:30 at Moon Stage for
                   the official kick off of the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the South
                   West Corridor. The Wake Up the Earth Festival is Sponsored by
                   Spontaneous Celebrations.

 Saturday          Victorian Jubilee 10:30am-3:00pm
 May 22             Come and enjoy a full classical orchestra, waltz lessons, music from
                   United Methodist Church Choir, pony rides and more as the Friends of
                   Titus Sparrow Park celebrate the unveiling of their new elegant fence
                   and its generous donor.

 Tuesday           Summer Fun in the Park! 10:00 a.m-12:00p.m.
 June 1-           DCR Rangers will present kids activities throughout
 September 9*      the summer at the SWC Spray Decks located at Johnson Playground,
                   Stony Brook, and Mission Hill Spray Decks.
                   Tuesdays at Johnson Playground/ Spray Deck
                   Wednesdays at Stony Brook Playground /Spray Deck
                   Thursdays at Mission Hill Playground/Spray Deck
                   *This program will not be offered June 15-June17

 Sunday            Bikes Not Bombs Bike-a-thon and Green Roots Festival
 June 6            Ride the Bike-A-thon! Visit www.bikesnotbombs.org to register. After
                   your ride, learn about sustainable urban living and environmental and
                   social justice issues at the Green Roots Festival. Enjoy live music, food,
                   speakers, workshops, information booths, and children's activities from
                   12:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., meet at the field by the Stony Brook T-Station.

 Sunday            The Corridor Before the Park, 10:00 a.m.-noon
 June 13           Join Joe Orfant, DCR’s Chief of the Bureau of Planning and Resource
                   Protection, and learn about the architectural and historical context of
                   Jamaica Plan and Roxbury Sections of the corridor. Meet at Stony Brook
                   Station. Please register by emailing Julie.Martin@state.ma.us by June
                   11.

 June              Playground Scavenger Hunt!
                   Coming this June! Visit the brand new playgrounds at the South West
                   Corridor in Jamaica Plain and learn about the unique features in each
                   one! Earn a sticker for each playground you visit! For kids of all ages!
                   Check out www.mass.gov/dcr for upcoming details.
Sunday                 Hip-Hop 4 Life, 2:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
July 25                Hip-Hop 4 Life will bring together Hip-Hop lovers of all ages together
                       as one to celebrate the hip-hop culture in Boston. Enjoy music and
                       dance performances. Located at the Stony Brook Deck. Sponsored by
                       Spontaneous Celebrations.

Saturday               Movie Night at Mission Hill Deck, 7:30 pm
August 28              Join the DCR for an end of the summer movie on the Mission Hill
                       Deck. Bring your favorite lounge chair or blankets. Popcorn will be
                       provided. 

Saturday               Open Garden Day, 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
September 12           Join the members of the SWCP Community Garden as they provide
                       tours and tastes from the 12 Community Garden in the Park from the
                       South End to Jamaica Plain. There will also be a special DCR “Passport
                       Book” where you will be able to get a stamp for each of the gardens you
                       visit. A great activity for all ages!

Saturday               Southwest Corridor on Wheels
October 2              Join Urban Parks Director Samantha Overton as she leads a family bike
                       ride through DCR’s South West Corridor. Details Coming Soon.

Saturday               Pet Halloween Parade, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
October 30             The Friends of Carlton Court Dog Park will host a parade of pets starting
                       at Carlton Court through the South West Corridor grounds.

Sunday                 Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade
                        The ritual of the Jamaica Pond Lantern Parade began in 1984 when
October 31
                       people gathered to make a journey with their candle-lit lanterns around
                       Jamaica Pond. The parade proceeds around the pond, bringing a trail
                       of bouncing lights into the darkness that can be seen from all directions.

Monday                 Kelly Rink Winter Solstice Skate
December 20            Ring in the First Day of winter with the Friends of Kelly Rink and DCR
                       as we wind up a year of celebrating the 20th anniversary of the SWCP.
                       We’ll have hot cider and popcorn as we welcome winter!

                                       Coming Soon!
                                 Tennis on the Corridor
   The Franklin Park Tennis Association will be offering free tennis lessons for children and
      adults! Please visit www.franklinparktennis.org for details or call (617) 427-8900.

           DCR Fun in the South West Corridor Park Photo Contest
   As you and your family enjoy the South West Corridor park for your activities, bring along
  your camera and take pictures. Submit your best recreation and cultural affairs photos for the
'FUN IN THE PARK' Photo Contest. We are looking for photos that capture your enjoyment
 of South West Corridor park. Your pictures can capture sports and action, nature and wildlife,
        or just a picnic under a shade tree. Visit mass.gov/dcr this June for more details.

                         Thank you to our program partners
                             South West Corridor Conservancy
                         Parkland Management Advisory Committee
                                 Spontaneous Celebrations
                                     Discover Roxbury
                                Franklin Tennis Association
                               Friends of Titus Sparrow Park
                               Emerald Necklace Conservancy

      Check out DCR’s website at www.mass.gov/dcr for additional 20th
          anniversary programming updates throughout the year.

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