June 2018
Natick Center Comes Alive!
The summer flowers have been planted downtown, thanks to the Natick Garden Club, and along with our event schedule Natick center is in full bloom! Starting with Natick Nights on June 7th from 5:00-8:00 pm with 'Kids' Night' featuring special activities, business offerings, a Kids' Rave Party and more! We also have historical tours beginning, electrical boxes being transformed and concerts on the Common starting this month too!

There's always something to do, so check our full calendar of events all month long at our website at natickcenter.org .
Artist Mary Erickson will begin transforming the electrical box across the street from Calliope Paperie with her
"Poppies" artwork within the coming month!
 
Natick Nights begins June 7 th !
Natick Nights begins on Thursday June 7th taking place each Thursday night in June & July from 5:00 -8:00 pm. It's a great time to visit all the fine stores and hidden gems in Natick Center. We'll have musicians, entertainment, activities, dining and merchant specials throughout the evening!

The themed nights for the season are as follows:

June 7th - Kids Night
June 14th - Vintage Night
June 21st - Murder a Merchant Mystery
June 28th - Kids Night & The Voice Competition
July 5th - Ladies Night & Healing Arts Night
July 12th - Brewfest
July 19th - Artwalk
July 26th - Xmas in July

Each Thursday there's something new, so be sure to check our Website and/or Facebook page for the event listings each week.

We look forward to seeing you Downtown this summer!
Natick Nights begins with Kids' Night
 on June 7th!
Natick Nights features local musicians and fun activities for all ages!
Archana Menon, Bruno and Swati Dave all enjoying the districts first Holi Festival!
Holi Festival - 2018
On Saturday, May 26th the rescheduled Holi Festival was held with many gathering on the Memorial Day weekend for this first time celebration!

Holi colored powder was provided for all participants, along with festive Bollywood music and delicious Indian food provided by Biryaniz N Breadz . It was a day full of color and laughter! Thank you to all the volunteers and the Fiske Memorial United Methodist Church for allowing us to cover their parking lot with the Holi festival colors of joy!

We are pleased to be bringing this and many other events to Natick this year. The cultural district provides these events free to the public with support from the Town of Natick and local businesses.
Electrical Box Overhaul
We are proud to announce the artists chosen by the Public Art Committee who will decorate the next two electrical boxes are Mary Erickson and Rebecca McGee Tuck, both Natick residents! Their talents will convert these drab, utilitarian structures into canvases displaying their unique artwork.

Mary Erickson (see photo at top) will be transforming the electrical box across the street from Calliope Paperie with her vibrant "poppy" design. Rebecca McGee Tuck will paint the electrical box on the side of the Police Station with a comic book inspired th emed artwork because she "... chose the comic style as I believe that Police officers are heroes and the graphics and text relate to comic book heroes.”

We look forward to seeing their work gracing the Downtown landscape and so grateful to have these two amazing artists in Natick!
Rebecca McGee Tuck will paint the electrical
box on Clarendon St. next to the Natick Police Dept.
Harwood Mansion on Walnut Hill
Eliot Hall at the Walnut Hill School
Historical Walnut Hill Walking Tours
Are you interested in learning about the history of Natick’s Walnut Hill neighborhood, once the home of many of Natick’s wealthiest residents in the 1800's? 

Come take a walking history tour of the neighborhood on Saturday, June 9 th  with local historian, Vincent Vittoria, and learn about the people, mansions, and other interesting places that give this delightful old neighborhood such a fascinating history.  
 
The tour will meet downtown on the pedestrian bridge over the train tracks and begin at 10:30 a.m. It will last about 90 minutes. There will be a fair amount of walking and some hilly terrain so please wear appropriate shoes and bring some water if it’s hot. Space is limited to 12 participants.

Please sign up at  walnuthilltours@gmail.com .  
NRP Summer Concerts & Family Entertainment
Each summer the Natick Recreation and Parks department, along with local sponsors, put on a exciting series of concerts on the Natick Common. These performances take place on Monday nights for eight weeks from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, beginnin g Monday June 25 and ending on Monday Aug. 13th.

The NRP offers family entertainment in the summer months with the Family Performing Arts Series which also takes place on the Natick Common on Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM beginning July 5th and ending on Wednesday, August 8th.
The Summer Concert and Family Performing
Art Series fill the summer nights
with entertainment!
The Natick Farmers Market will host walking tours each month with Maureen Sullivan!
Natick Farmers Market
The Natick Farmers Market has new vendors and crafters each week and is located on the beautiful common each Saturday from 9:00-1:00 pm. From fresh vegetables, fruits, pastries and crafts with weekly music, this market not to be missed!

Maureen Sullivan's walking tour departs from the gazebo at 10:00 am!

Please visit  natickfarmersmarket.com   for more information and a weekly list of vendors.
ArtWalk, July 19 th
Natick Center Cultural District's ArtWalk is celebrating its 11th season! More than 74 artists will be stationed outside local businesses and studios in Natick Center to share their work during ArtWalk on Thursday, July 19th from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. After dusk a unique projection event will take place called "Electric Pilgrim" on Summer St. in Natick Center by TCAN and across from Barleycorns. This FREE event and the chance to enjoy the lively, family friendly atmosphere and a wide variety of arts festivities. This event is held rain or shine.
Proudly sponsored by  MutualOne Bank  and by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Natick Center Cultural District
20 Main St., Suite 208
 Natick, MA 01760 - 508-650-8848
Check out our Events Calendar on our website for more information about Natick Center activities!

You can also visit our Business Directory for information on our local, downtown merchants,
art classes, organizations and much more!