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This Saturday! Fete the murals!!! Pow! Wow! Worcester Music Festival and Block Party!!


On the side of Mechanics Hall. pics: Rose T.

Beauty at the bank!!!!

This Saturday! September 3!!


Pow! Wow! Worcester mural extravaganza…

Music Festival/Block Party!!!

On the Worcester Common (behind City Hall)

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Food Trucks!

Beer Garden!



The bands:

3 pm – Gold Chain Baby

4 pm- Rodney Hazard

5 pm – Oxymorrons

6 pm – Blue Light Bandit

Be there!!!!

Across from the library!

The Peace Park piano in Piedmont will not be downtown, but check out her sis outside City Hall!

Today! Join 15,000 people on the Worcester Common for the Latin American Fest! MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC! FREE!!!

But first, in the a.m., … head to the REC FARMERS MARKET at Crystal Park!


Farmers Market 1-1-2

Then from noon to 9 p.m.

on the Worcester Common, behind City Hall


Bands, singers, dancers, visual artists, kids activities …

food trucks, vendors, flags, fun …



Folks come from all over New England for Centro’s annual summer musical celebration/extravaganza! Why not join ’em, coyote? – Rose T.


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Downtown! Tomorrow! On the Worcester Common! Gear up for the Latin Festival!

Tomorrow! Thursday!

11 AM to 2 PM

Free music! Grupo Fantasia!!!

REC Farmers Market!


Food trucks!

Artisans selling their art/crafts!



Out to Lunch Summer Concert!

On the historic Worcester Common Oval! (behind Worcester City Hall)


Creative, local and fun – all in the heart of downtown!


Thursday’s band: Grupo Fantasia

Grupo Fantasia:

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Angel Wagner began his career playing with a cheese grater and fork!

At age eleven, Angel went on professional tour with a Merengue band, later performing in Miami and at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Angel has performed with such groups as Aramis Camilo, Orchestra Cafe, Luis Ovalles and Manguito.

Angel Wagner provides traditional island entertainment for all people and much of the music is performed on original, handmade indigenous instruments.

The extensive repertoire includes original and cover songs from the Caribbean and Latin America. Also represented are various Cuban, Dominican Merengue, Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena, Colombian Cumbia, Mexican Mariachi, Calypso, Reggae and Salsa music.

A teaser!

Here’s to a VIBRANT downtown Worcester!

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From the City of Worcester website/R.T.;pics R.T.

WPL parked in PS … Today! Maker Mondays comes to the Worcester Public Library!


Maker Mondays with the Learning Hub will be coming to the Worcester Public Library on Mondays in August!

3 Salem Square

These events take place in the new Tween Space in the Main Library’s Children’s Room.

This program is for children ages 9-12.


Put on a lab coat and enter the Maker Lab!

Join Giselle from The Learning Hub for this 4-week series of STEM Maker Classes.

These classes will have you creating new things and discovering the world around you.

On August 1 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., check out Paint Lab for a discussion about Van Gogh and Impressionism.

Students will recreate the famous The Starry Night painting.

Information about Van Gogh and the impressionism period will be given for students to review at home with links to his work.

On August 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., it’s Science Lab, a discussion about clouds.

Students will create cloud jars to understand visually how clouds hold water. A print out of the experiment will be given to students to take home and try it again!

Swing by August 15 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. for Creative Writing Lab, a discussion about writing stories. Students will learn to breakdown the concepts of characters, plot, and story line. Students will then create their own story to take home and share with their families.

On August 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., learn about Food Sustainability with a discussion about sustainable food and the importance of farms and locally grown products.

Students will plant their own vegetable seeds and take them home to care for with instructions. We will also give them access to The Learning Hub community garden.

Maker Mondays is part of the Summer Reading Program at the Worcester Public Library.

The theme for the 2016 program is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” – with loads of free programs being offered through August 20 at the Main Library and all branches.

Participants are eligible for prizes for reading and participating in programs.

All ages are invited to sign up for summer reading at mywpl.org or at any library location until August 20.

WPL parked in A.I. … TODAY!! … Major Taylor World Champion Comes to the Worcester Public Library!

Let’s get Main Middle looking as beautiful as the Worcester Common – and our public library!


With Special Guest Pro Cyclist Daniel Estevez!!!

Worcester Public Library
3 Salem Square
6 p.m.

The Major Taylor Association will present Major Taylor World Champion at the Worcester Public Library, today, Tuesday, July 19 at 6 p.m.

The group will teach patrons the history of Marshall W. “Major” Taylor, as well as info on bikes and cycling!

Professional cyclist Daniel Estevez will be a special guest for the program, discussing his own career and answering questions!

Major Taylor won the world one-mile track cycling championship in 1899. Throughout his career he set numerous world records, all while working to overcome racial discrimination.

Taylor moved to Worcester in 1896 after he was banned from bicycle racing in Indiana. He was the first African-American cyclist to achieve world champion status, and the second black man to become a world champion in any sport.

Daniel Estevez emigrated to Worcester from the Dominican Republic as a child. He began his professional cycling career as a teenager, earning a scholarship to attend college. After two years of professional and collegiate cycling he took a step back from racing, finishing college, and starting his own business. After a six-year hiatus, Estevez returned to the cycling field in 2016. He credits cycling with giving him opportunities beyond what may have existed otherwise, and he plans to give back to the community that helped him on his path.

The Major Taylor Association will also invite families to the George Street Bike Challenge for Major Taylor, which takes place on July 24. The event brings young and old out to see how fast they can pedal up George Street, a steep hill in downtown Worcester that was also the training ground for the 1899 world champion Major Taylor.

The Major Taylor Association, Inc. was formed by residents of Worcester, in order to memorialize Major Taylor. The statue of Major Taylor at the Worcester Public Library recognizes his athletic achievements, and strength of character. The organization continues to create a living memorial to Major Taylor by conducting good works in his name, and educating people about his life and legacy.

The Major Taylor World Champion program is part of the Summer Reading Program at the Worcester Public Library.

The theme for the 2016 program is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” – with loads of free programs being offered through August 20 at the Main Library and all branches.

Participants are eligible for prizes for reading and participating in programs. All ages are invited to sign up for summer reading at mywpl.org or at any library location until August 20.

On the road yesterday…Have you checked out THE OUT TO LUNCH CONCERTS, FARMERS MARKETS, FOOD TRUCKS extravaganza …

ICT head honcho Rosalie … It’s hot out!

behind Worcester City Hall? On the Worcester Common? FREE! Every Thursday – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

God, it was fab seeing so many people exuding optimism! Happy to be in our downtown! Such a diverse crowd! Everyone energized by our city! There was exuberant music, food, farmers market, pretty tables to sit at, rolling green lawn for billowing blankets!

Was I in another city??!

Was this our downtown Worcester?

Dare I use the adjective “festive” to describe the vibes behind Worcester City Hall?!





The Broadway,located at 100 Water St., needs to get down here with some of their homemade icecream!

You need to make the jaunt!



Pics/text: Rosalie Tirella

Grant Park, off Lincoln Street – always in style!

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Grant Park Ribbon Cutting

By Edith Morgan

At last, Grant Park is ready to be formally recognized! Saturday, August 6, at 12 noon, there will be a formal ribbon cutting ceremony at the Park, with city officials (elected and appointed) there to celebrate the occasion.

The ceremony will mark the completion of the improvements in this neighborhood park, celebrating the achievement of several years of persistent and unfailing efforts by Winifred Octave, who lives right across from the park, and her co-chair, Debra Bolz.

Though small, this park is situated in an area (off Lincoln Street) that badly needed it, and is used by many residents in this densely populated Worcester neighborhood.

All are invited to come and view the new basketball court, the garden area, the places to sit beneath trees and just enjoy the outdoors, meeting with friends and neighbors.

The ceremony will be followed by the Green Hill Neighborhood Association’s fourth annual picnic, which is usually attended by more than 300 neighbors and friends!

Our picnic will feature music, food, entertainment for children, including balloons and face painting, and displays by several city agencies. Refreshments are being donated by area businesses and individuals, and volunteers will be helping with the set-up, serving, grilling, and cleaning up.

Fun for all at the Worcester Public Library!


Summer Reading Program Events July 11 – 16

The Worcester Public Library has a week full of fun and exciting programs and events scheduled for July 11-16.

The library is located at 3 Salem Square

Some of the regular programs include storytimes, Minecraft Club, fun and games, a Saturday Movie Matinee, and Legos!

In addition to these regular programs, the Children’s Room has some special programming taking place during the week:

The first special event is Yoga and Mindfulness for Kids, presented by Ivy Child International. This program is a fun, healthy workshop filled with joy and instruction. The lessons will help children cope, and is recommended for ages 6-12 and parents. The first session will be held Monday, July 11 at 1 p.m. The second session will be held the following week, Monday, July 18 at 1 p.m.

The next special program will be Hula Hooping, with guest instructor Sarah Daly, on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 p.m. During this class, master hula hooper Daly will lead children, ages 12 and under, in a fun, music-filled hula hooping session. Hula hooping is a great way to increase activity levels in a fun and exciting way!

Finally, don’t miss On Your Mark, Get Set, Read, Move, Laugh & Play with comic mime Robert Rivest, on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30 p.m. Rivest will entertain audiences of all ages while joyfully motivating them to get up, get moving, and keep reading. Using mime, comedy, and interactive playfulness, Rivest shares fun way to move, laugh, and relieve stress, allowing children and their families to feel healthier and happier. This family show is full of audience participation.

These special events are part of the Summer Reading Program at the Worcester Public Library. The theme for the 2016 program is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” – with loads of free programs being offered through August 20 at the Main Library and all branches.

Participants are eligible for prizes for reading and participating in programs. All ages are invited to sign up for summer reading at mywpl.org or at any library location until August 20.