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Photos: Sorry, Rain! The Wake Up the Earth Festival Shines Bright

The threat of rain could not stop the 39th Annual Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival Saturday, May 13. After the festival was postponed for a week due to inclement weather, Jamaica Plain came out in force to the Southwest Corridor near the Stony Brook MBTA station to enjoy theater, speeches, dancing, food, music and more. (more…) Continue Reading →

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11 Delicious Restaurants at Sweet Tastes of JP to Benefit ESAC May 18

State and federal budget cuts are likely to hit many local nonprofits hard, but you can support a great local nonprofit that helps senior citizens in Jamaica Plain by eating delicious treats from local bakeries, supermarkets, ice cream shops and more. Eating tasty treats and helping the elderly? It’s a win-win! (more…) Continue Reading →

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Wake Up The Earth Festival and Parade Postponed to May 13

A scene from the South Street Parade at Wake Up The Earth 2015

Update: Jamaica Plain’s 39th Annual Wake Up the Earth Parade and Festival, originally scheduled for May 6, will instead take place Saturday, May 13. ~~~~~

Let’s Wake Up the Earth! The 39th annual festival and parade, which features live music, games, kids activities, theater performances, delicious food, local nonprofit organizations and a whole lot more, is now set for this Saturday, May 13. (more…) Continue Reading →

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JP’s North American Indian Center Exhibit Telling Untold Native Women’s Stories & Leading Wake Up the Earth

The North American Indian Center of Boston has been in Jamaica Plain for 50 years as a resource of Native Americans in the greater Boston area. This week the organization is participating in two big events on Saturday: an exhibition to tell untold native women’s stories, and the organization will be leading the Wake Up the Earth Parade and opening ceremony of Wake up the Earth. (more…) Continue Reading →

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