Come Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox and Revels RiverSing in Harvard Square
A Celebration of Fall with show tunes, storytelling, giant butterflies, live bands, arts and crafts and a grand procession to the Charles River for the 9th Annual Revels RiverSing!
The Harvard Square Business Association and Revels invite you to an Autumnal Equinox Celebration: an afternoon and evening of music, educational activities and merriment for all ages! The festivities begin in historic Winthrop Park on September 23rd at 3pm and culminate with the 9th Annual RiverSing communal singing concert on the Charles River at 6pm. The New School of Music, Cambridge Historical Tours and The Dirty Water Brass Band will all be on hand to delight attendees with their unique performances. Immediately following, the Revels will converge on the park with hula hoops, larger than life puppets, music and revelry! At 5:45, please join the musicians, puppeteers and singers as we parade from the park to the Charles River for the rousing and always inspiring sing-along, RiverSing.
Schedule of Entertainment
3:00 – 3:45
– New School of Music will present Kid’s Cabaret! Kids’ Cabaret is a long standing tradition at the New School of Music. Students ages 7 – 14 gather each summer to learn and perform songs, scenes and dance from the musical theater repertoire. This year’s production is led by music director Kai-Ching Chang and Drama Director, Rosalie Norris.
3:45 – 4:15
- Cambridge Historical Tours will be presenting a half hour of Historical Fun on the Equinox Festival Stage. Learn all about the history of the Equinox in both Europe and America. The new historical touring company hires professional actors and storytellers only, so the narratives are sure to excite and delight. With a focus on Cambridge, the company's goal is to pique your curiosity and tickle your funny bone. Learning history should be FUN! That's why the stories on stage will be mixed with bouts of Historical Jeopardy! Come test your knowledge and gain even more during this half hour of stories and fun led by a character in Victorian Clothing.
4:15 – 5:00
- The Dirty Water Brass Band, a street band based in Somerville, MA, plays an eclectic mix of jazz, R&B, New Orleans, and more, creating an oftentimes raucous but then again sometimes subtle sound that could be defined as music from the bayou and beyond. DWBB is Mary Curtin (sax), Jim Overly (sousaphone), Todd Page (trombone), Jamie Pierce (sax), Gary Smiley (trumpet), & Don Stevenson (drums).
- Revels take over Winthrop Park with family friendly entertainments including stilt walkers & hula hoops, giant butterflies, and more!
– Join the parade! A grand procession of musicians, puppets and revels will form in Winthrop Park and make their way to the banks of the Charles for the 9th Annual Revels RiverSing!
– Join thousands of voices in song as Revels celebrates the approaching equinox with music, poetry and communal singing at the 9th annual Revels RiverSing along the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge. This free family celebration features over 100 chorus members, a charming Revels Children’s Chorus, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, musician and song leader David Coffin, great guest soloists, a fabulous folk band, the raucous Social Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band, sax great Stan Strickland and you! They will sing familiar folk songs and perhaps a few new ones. Picnics are definitely encouraged and, for your comfort, bring a lawn chair or blanket and get ready to enjoy a magical night of music, poetry and song!
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