Grab & Go Kids Planner: Festivals and Remembrance
September's fall festivals are in full swing this weekend from Carver to Somerville and as the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 arrives, there are ways for you and the family to mark the event.
- Along one of the major corridors in Downcity Providence, RI’s Arts District, the street will be lined with over 80 individual artists selling their wares. The Providence Art Festival(Westminster Street, Providence, RI) on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. offers the works of more than 100 juried artists, crafters, musicians, food from local restaurants, live entertainers, free children’s craft activities and a performance by the RI Kung Fu and Lion Dance Club.
- Transport yourself back in time and revel in the magic of New England’s largest and longest running Renaissance Festival this weekend from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tucked away on 80 acres of enchanted forest in Carver, King Richard’s Faire is a full day of live, interactive entertainment for all ages. Hundreds of talented entertainers perform non-stop throughout the day. There’s plenty to do and see here! Tickets are $27 for adults, $15 for children.
- Somerville is holding its annual Grecian Food Festival the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church (29 Central Street, Somerville) all weekend beginning Saturday. Enjoy traditional Greek food and live music – all for free.
- More than 100 members of the Berklee College of Music community will share original songs, compositions, poetry, dance, and stories in a multi-media event designed to offer unity, hope, and inspiration on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Sept. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston). Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 the night of the show.
- On Friday, Sept. 9, the Bellingham Public Library (Blackstone Street, Bellingham) will be screening Rebirth, a full-length documentary that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. From 2002-2009, the film crew chronicled the lives of five people directly affected by 9/11. Their narratives are the thread of recovery and resiliency from grief, loss and trauma that comprise the unique message of this film.