Showing posts with label Cultural Festival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cultural Festival. Show all posts

Monday, September 12, 2022

Franklin Cultural Festival 2022 - photos by Jake Jacobson

Thanks to local photographer, Jake Jacobson for sharing his 200+ photos of the Franklin Cultural Festival on Saturday. 

For a limited time these photos are available for download. If you want to use a photo, give credit to Jake Jacobson!

prior to the Indian Wedding Showcase (Jake Jacobson photo)
prior to the Indian Wedding Showcase  (Jake Jacobson photo)


Check out the 200+ photos in the Google Photo album ->   https://photos.app.goo.gl/xmKLFvJyZbjJfLYw9


salsa dancing at the end of the day to the music by Eguie Castrillo Salsa Orchestra (Jake Jacobson photo)
salsa dancing at the end of the day to the music by Eguie Castrillo Salsa Orchestra (Jake Jacobson photo)

Friday, September 9, 2022

What's happening at the Franklin Cultural Festival on Saturday? Download this 1 sheet guide

This one sheet PDF document combines the info you need to be aware on 
  • where to park
  • the schedule for the Main Stage 
  • the layout of the Cultural Festival on the Town Common

Fortunately, we have a beautiful weather forecast for Saturday. There is plenty to do and see for all ages as Franklin celebrates "Community Unity"




What's happening at the Franklin Cultural Festival on Saturday? Download this 1 sheet guide
What's happening at the Franklin Cultural Festival on Saturday? Download this 1 sheet guide

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Franklin Cultural Festival: Entertainment lined up to showcase cultural diversity on the Town Common Saturday

The 2nd Annual Cultural Festival "Community Unity" in addition to featuring food trucks, a beer & wine garden, artisan vendors, nonprofit alley also showcases a variety of entertainment on the Franklin Town Common.

The entertainment line up:

12:00pm - Main Stage: FHS Theatre Company performs "Cinderella Medley"

12:45pm - Main Stage: Onot Isreali Dance Troupe

1:30pm - Main Stage: Ron Reid's Sunsteel Quartet

2:45pm - Main Stage: Indian Wedding Showcase

3:45pm - Main Stage: She Grooves 

4:30pm - Main Stage: Eguie Castrillo Salsa Orchestra








Franklin Cultural Festival: Entertainment lined up to showcase cultural diversity on the Town Common Saturday
Franklin Cultural Festival: Entertainment lined up to showcase cultural diversity on the Town Common Saturday

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Franklin Cultural District: #artshappenhere - Cultural Festival has a full schedule for the Main Stage

Summer is behind us, the rain has ended for now and it looks like a great weekend for the 2nd Franklin Community Unity Cultural Festival. Food trucks, beer & wine garden, artisan vendors, non-profit alley, and entertainment all afternoon on the Main Stage all in and around the Town Common. 

And that is not the only reason to get out for #arthappenshere in many other ways this weekend as the listing below indicates. 


Wednesday, September 7

7:00pm - Franklin Art Association - abstract painter Deborah Drummond (Franklin Senior Center) (meeting at 7; networking begins at 6:30pm)


Thursday, September 8

8:30am - Franklin Downtown Partnership: General Meeting (Dean College)

6:00pm - Dave Penza (live music) (La Cantina Winery)


Friday, September 9

9:00am - 9/11 Remembrance (Franklin Senior Center)

Farmers Market
Farmers Market

2:00pm - Farmers Market (Franklin Town Common)

5:00pm - Papalias Pizza (67 Degrees Brewery)

6:00pm - Hit the Bus (live music) (67 Degrees Brewery)

6:00pm - Santa Foundation fund raiser (ticketed event) (La Cantina Winery)


Saturday, September 10

10:00am - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

12:00pm - 2022 Cultural Festival (Franklin Town Common)

Town Common
Town Common

12:00pm - Cultural Festival - features food trucks, beer & wine garden, artisan vendors, nonprofit alley and entertainment (see Main Stage listing) (Franklin Town Common)

12:00pm - Main Stage: FHS Theatre Company performs "Cinderella Medley"

12:45pm - Main Stage: Onot Isreali Dance Troupe

1:30pm - Main Stage: Ron Reid's Sunsteel Quartet

2:45pm - Main Stage: Indian Wedding Showcase

3:45pm - Main Stage: She Grooves 

4:30pm - Main Stage: Eguie Castrillo Salsa Orchestra

6:00pm - Patrick Durkin (live music) (La Cantina Winery)


Sunday, September 11

10:00am - 125 Anniversary Celebration Worship Service (St John’s Episcopal)

1:00pm - Franklin Historical Museum (always free)

Franklin Historical Museum
Franklin Historical Museum

1:15pm - Second Sunday Speaker: Maureen Taylor, Photo Detective (Franklin Historical Museum)


Tuesday, September 13

7:00pm - FBRTC Meeting (67 Degrees Brewery)

7:00pm - Yankee Quilters (Emma’s Quilt Cupboard) 


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The Franklin Art Association Art Gallery remains open during business hours at Escape into Fiction (Main St, Franklin)

If you have an event to add to the calendar, you can use the form to submit it for publication:  https://forms.gle/oPdi8X3ZbHHyrHzo6

The Town meeting calendar is found  https://www.franklinma.gov/calendar
The School district calendar is found  https://www.franklinps.net/calendar-by-event-type/26 

Franklin Cultural District: Arts are happening here!
Franklin Cultural District: #Artshappenhere

Franklin Cultural Festival: parking map for Sat, Sep 10

"Parking! 
Please note there won't be parking available ON the common this year. While we know this is a hardship, we have prioritized our handicapped parking spaces this year and are using all of Union Street for these. (And the amazing FOOD TRUCKS will fill up all of Main Street!). 
Please keep Union Street available for those with mobility issues."

Shared from Cultural Festival page ->   https://www.facebook.com/FranklinCulturalCouncil/posts/pfbid0CXp1gZXNTVevC1cqWWWrgFrR4y1Zh82fs8RE6g6mWVa4AFtKEvfW9Yq5zkE4Fie4l

 

Franklin Cultural Festival: parking map for Sat, Sep 10
Franklin Cultural Festival: parking map for Sat, Sep 10





Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Franklin Cultural Festival - map of activity locations scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10, 2022

The Franklin Cultural Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10 from noon to 6 PM in and around the Town Common with the activities shown in the areas on the map shared here:

Franklin Cultural Festival - map of activity locations scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10, 2022
Franklin Cultural Festival - map of activity locations scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10, 2022

Other updates on the Cultural Festival




Monday, September 5, 2022

Living Statues to make appearance at the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 10

Watch pieces of history come to life at this year’s Franklin Cultural Festival! We are lucky enough to be joined by three different LIVING STATUES this year - you won’t want to miss it!

Be sure to join us on September 10th from 12-6pm for artisan booths, live performances, great food, a beer/wine garden, and more for your whole family to enjoy!

Ben Franklin, Harriet Tubman, and Betsy Ross will make an appearance! 


Living Statues to make appearance at the Franklin Cultural Festival
Living Statues to make appearance at the Franklin Cultural Festival

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Get your pre-order in for a Franklin Cultural Festival t-shirt by Sep 9, pick it up Sep 10

We have some amazing t-shirts available to commemorate the upcoming Franklin Cultural Festival on September 10!

Advance orders will be accepted through September 9, and you’ll be able to pick it up at the Festival on the 10th! Limited quantities available, so order yours today.

100% of the proceeds will go towards funding this and future festivals for all community members to enjoy.

Purchase here using EventBrite: bit.ly/fcfshirt

Shared from Instagram ->  https://www.instagram.com/p/Ch0xQ2eoGdG/

Get your pre-order in for a Franklin Cultural Festival t-shirt by Sep 9, pick it up Sep 10
Get your pre-order in for a Franklin Cultural Festival t-shirt by Sep 9, pick it up Sep 10

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Franklin Cultural Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10 on the Town Common


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Franklin Cultural Festival scheduled for Saturday, Sep 10 on the Town Common

We can't wait to see you.

6 hours of diverse Main Stage Entertainment.
50 Artisan Booths.
16 Community Arts & Cultural Non-Profit booths
1 Giant Kids Corner/Face Painting/Story Teller
3 Historical Living Statues
1 Indian "Mela" Showcase booth
10 Food Trucks
1 Beer and Wine Garden

Come celebrate Arts and Culture with us. Come celebrate Community with us.

We are expecting a CROWD! Come early and stay late!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 12-6 PM on the Franklin Town Common

Copyright © 2022 Franklin Cultural Council, All rights reserved..

Our mailing address is:
Franklin Cultural Council
355 East Central Street
Franklin, Ma 02038

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Franklin Cultural Council looking for Franklin nonprofits in Arts & Culture arena for "Community Culture Lane" - Sep 10

Hi Franklin community,

The Franklin Cultural Council is looking for a few extra non-profits to participate in the upcoming Franklin Cultural Festival, slated for Saturday, September 10 from 12-6 PM.

We've created a section of the festival called the  "Community Cultural Lane". This area will feature non-profit Arts & Cultural booths that would like to promote themselves and educate the community about their services.
  • Booths must fit under the arts and cultural "umbrella".
  • Organizations must provide their own tent and table.
  • Informational pamphlets and materials are encouraged.
  • Games with prizes or interactive booths are encouraged.
  • Booths are not allowed to sell products or fund raise in any way.
We are really excited to provide space for this! Franklin has so many incredible arts and cultural organizations. For our community to see them all lined up in one area will be really enlightening! 

Please reach out to us at: franklinculturalcouncil02038@gmail.com


"Community Unity" returns as theme for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 10
 "Community Unity" returns as theme for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 10

Monday, July 11, 2022

"Community Unity" returns as theme for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 10

Happy July, community! This week we'll be moving into high gear towards planning and marketing our September festival! Stay with us to see the details!
We are 90% booking our entertainment, vendors, beer garden and food trucks! We'll be sharing those details HERE over the next two months.
Again our them this year is COMMUNITY UNITY and we intend to make that happen in all ways!

"Community Unity" returns as theme for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 10
 "Community Unity" returns as theme for the Franklin Cultural Festival - Sep 10

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Franklin Cultural District Committee Meeting - Agenda - May 5 - 7 PM

Cultural District Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2022 7:00 PM 
Virtual Meeting


Review and Approval of Meeting Minutes
  •  March 23, 2022 Cultural District Committee Meeting
  •  April 6, 2022 Cultural District Committee Meeting
FCD Goals for FY23
  •  Review, discuss and vote FY23 Goals
CDC Terms of Service
  •  Review of current CDC membership.
FCC MetroWest Symposium
  • Update
ArtWALK 2022 Update
  •  Members report
FCD Blog Update
  • Publishing schedule; sharing; outreach
FCD Budget Funds and remaining MCC Grant Funds
  • Opportunities to fund performances/events within the Cultural District
  • Purchase of materials and supplies
  • Rain Check Program
FCD Passport
  •  Pat presentation
FCD Partners Meetings
  • Discussion of May 12, 2022 7:00 p.m. Meeting Agenda
  • Discussion of Meeting Topics and Possible New Format
CD Committee Meeting Dates, June 2022 - May 2023
  • Discussion and vote on dates
 Adjourn


Future Meetings:
  • FCD Partners Meeting: Thursday May 12, 2022, 7:00 p.m. 


Franklin Cultural District Committee Meeting - Agenda - May 5 - 7 PM
Franklin Cultural District Committee Meeting - Agenda - May 5 - 7 PM

Franklin Cultural Festival opens applications for artisan vendor booths

CALL FOR ARTISAN VENDOR BOOTHS!

The Franklin Cultural Festival is in search of 50 HIGH QUALITY Artisan Vendors for our juried vendor portion of the festival!

Applications must be submitted online at:
https://franklinma.viewpointcloud.com/categories/1098

Entries can be made in the following categories:
• Fine Arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, mixed media, etc.)

• Fine Crafts (wood, metal, glass, clay, etc.)

• Jewelry (Please note – Jewelry must have some handmade component. Assembled
product won’t be accepted.)
• Accessories (hats, bags, belts, scarves, etc.)
• Fiber Arts (weaving, quilt making, embroidery, home decor)
• Paper Arts
• Bath and Body
• Specialty Foods
Demonstrations of your process are welcome and encouraged.

Please email Shelley Green @ culturalcouncil@franklinma.gov with questions! 

Shared from Instagram -> https://www.instagram.com/p/Cc-dhssssYY/

Franklin Cultural Festival opens applications for artisan vendor booths
Franklin Cultural Festival opens applications for artisan vendor booths

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Hold the date - Sep 10, 2022 - the Franklin Cultural Festival returns!

Franklin Cultural Festival is scheduled to return Sept 10, 2022

It must be the nice weather because we are getting lots of inquiries about the festival this year! We are currently organizing our ARTISAN VENDOR booth applications and will open those very soon! 

Hold the date - Sep 10, 2022 - the Franklin Cultural Festival returns!
Hold the date - Sep 10, 2022 - the Franklin Cultural Festival returns!


Sunday, January 30, 2022

Franklin Cultural Council: Circle of Friends Coffeehouse & Pamela Means share an FCC grant

"Happy post of the day! We'll be announcing our grant awards online over the next few weeks! 
We're so excited to welcome nationally known singer-songwriter, Pamela Mean to Franklin next December! In partnership with the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, Pamela will present "The Power of the Protest Song: Our Shared History & Present Day Struggles" 
This will likely be a sold out show and will be offered for free to our community through our grant partnership with the Massachusetts Cultural Council. "

    Pamela's web page -> https://www.pamelameans.com/

Shared from the Franklin Cultural Council page -> 

Pamela Means performing at the Cultural Festival in Sep 2021
Pamela Means performing at the Cultural Festival in Sep 2021


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Town Administrator Jamie Hellen with another "Talk Franklin" episode - 09/24/21(audio)

FM #613 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 613 in the series. 


This session of the radio show shares my "Talk Franklin" conversation with Town Administrator Jamie Hellen and Marketing Communication Specialist Lily Rivera. We had our conversation via conference bridge to adhere to the ‘social distancing’ requirements of this pandemic period.


We talk about: 

  • Community Preservation Committee

  • 215 Prospect St Chap 61 process

  • Complete Streets

  • Cultural Festival

  • Harvest Festival

  • Housing Production Plan – Planning Board – 9/27

  • Oct 6 – Town Council joint session with School Committee

 

Links to the key topics covered here are included in the show notes. The recording runs about 36 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Jamie and Lily.

** Audio file -> 
https://player.captivate.fm/episode/c717bcfd-8bb7-4040-b371-518b49230af0


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Community Preservation Committee


Harvest Festival scheduled for October  https://www.franklindowntownpartnership.org/2021/04/harvest-festival-scheduled-for-october.html 


Housing Production Plan (revised draft) 

https://www.franklinma.gov/sites/g/files/vyhlif6896/f/uploads/preliminary_final_housing_production_plan_-_august_2021.pdf 



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Town Administrator Jamie Hellen with another "Talk Franklin" episode -  09/24/21(audio)
Town Administrator Jamie Hellen with another "Talk Franklin" episode -  09/24/21(audio)