Wake Up The Earth Festival & Parade
May 4, 2013
Wake Up the Earth Festival & Parade
Three Neighborhoods, One Parade
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Roxbury, MA: On Saturday, May 4, Discover Roxbury in collaboration with Spontaneous Celebrations, Egleston Square Main Streets, and Dudley Square’s Common Thread, will gather to celebrate the continuation and expansion of the Wake Up The Earth Festival and Parade. This year the parade features three neighborhoods – Jamaica Plain, Egelston Square and Dudley Square – coming together as one Wake Up the Festival & Parade 2013.
The Wake Up the Earth Festival and Parade, begun by Spontaneous Celebration in 1979, brings together the neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Egleston Square, and for the first time includes Dudley Square. It is an annual commemoration of the successful opposition to the construction of I-95 along the Southwest Corridor. The festival is also a celebration of diversity, the arrival of spring, music and culture, popular theatre, the visual arts, and more.
Artists, community groups, churches, schools, and other organizations are invited to participate by wearing colorful costumes, displaying banners and artwork, dancing, drumming and stilt walking. You are encouraged to be colorful, festival, and imaginative. Let's fill the streets of Roxbury with a river of color, music, and fun!
Egelston & Dudley Parade Routes:
Egelston Square leg: Parade begins at Egelston YMCA, travels up Washington Street, turns left on Columbus Avenue, turns left onto Centre Street, and left onto Lamartine Street and continues on to Stony Brook Station. Dudley Square leg: Parade begins at Gourdin Park (Across from B2 Police Station) travels down Washington Street to Malcolm X Blvd left onto Columbus Avenue, and left to Centre Street to Stony Brook Station.
To participate in the Egleston leg: Meet at the Egleston Square Y at 10:45am
Contact George Anastos: firstname.lastname@example.org
To participate in the Dudley leg: Meet at Gourdin Park at 11:00am (near B2-Police Station)
Contact Nicole Flynt Thomas: CommonThreadDudleySquare@gmail.com