The 38th Annual Wake Up The Earth Festival runs noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Here is a map of the live music, vendors and other events you'll experience. If you'd like to be in one of the parades leading to the festival, meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at any of the following three step-off points (yes, three this year!):
The Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St. Dudley Square Plaza, 2400 Washington St.
Ron Hafer, who was among the many locals who organized to stop I-95, speaks at a panel discussion hosted by the JP Historical Society in September 2014. Ron Hafer, one of many neighborhood residents involved in the fight against I-95, speaks at a Sept. 28, 2014 panel discussion at Doyle's. The meeting was hosted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. Here's an edited transcript of the discussion.
Forty years ago, on May 9, 1975, I decided to become involved in Franklin Park. Nobody asked me. I just wanted to. I walked down to Freddie's Market at the corner of Williams and Washington Street and bought a box of plastic trash bags. I spent nine hours cleaning the Williams Street foot entrance to Franklin Park opposite 269 Forest Hills St. where my wife, Martha, and I then lived.
The 37th Annual Wake Up The Earth Festival runs noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Here is a map of the live music, vendors and other events you'll experience. If you'd like to be in one of the two parades leading to the festival, meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at either the Egleston YMCA or Curtis Hall Community Center. If you find this map too small to read, please use the magnifying glass symbol to make it larger. You may also simply download it for print-out.