|Wake Up The Earth Parade|
May 4, 2013 • 11am-12pm
Marchers assemble at 10:45am
Parade departure times:
Gourdin Park, Dudley Square, 11:15
Egleston Square YMCA, 11:30
Let's fill the streets of Roxbury with a river of color, music, and fun!
Residents, schools, community centers, and others throughout Greater Roxbury are invited to participate by wearing colorful costumes, displaying banners and artwork, dancing, drumming and stilt walking.
The two Roxbury legs of the parade will kick-off late morning from Dudley Square and Egleston Square. Each leg will travel to Jackson Square where they will merge with each other and then merge again with the Jamaica Plain leg. Together, all three will march in unity to Stony Brook for the Wake Up the Earth Festival.
The Wake Up the Earth Festival, begun by Spontaneous Celebration in 1979, brings together Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and other areas of Boston. It is an annual commemoration of the success those communities had in opposing the construction of I-95 through those neighborhoods along a route known as the Southwest Corrdior. The festival is also a celebration of diversity, the arrival of spring, music and culture, popular theatre, the visual arts, and more.
To participate as a marcher in one of the Roxbury legs of the parade: