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May 31, 2022 | In This Issue

Fun and Affordable Activities for the Summer

Karen Foran Dempsey Ballroom Naming Ceremony

Many Cultures, One Heart Sculptures Locations

Framingham Juneteenth Fest 2022

Framingham's Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Public Forum

Fun and Affordable Activities for the Summer!

Framingham has a lot to offer when it comes to nature, art, and history.

If you would like to learn more about Framingham’s history do not hesitate to visit the Framingham History Center. The museum has a collection encompassing over 400 years of local history. You can see its exhibitions at the Edgell Memorial Library located on 3 Oak Street. Museum hours are Tuesdays to Thursdays from 10am to 4pm, walk-ins welcome and Fridays, by appointment. To learn more, visit the website.

For those who love art, The Danforth Art Museum is a great place to explore different styles of art. The Museum’s Permanent Collection focuses on American Art from the 19th century to the present day. Changing exhibitions feature both historic works and the works of regional contemporary artists. As it merges with the Framingham State University, the museum also has students’ artwork. The Danforth is located in the Jonathan Maynard Building on the historic Framingham Centre Common. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. To learn more, visit the website.

When it comes to nature, Framingham has several trails with different levels of difficulty for all to enjoy. Click on each of them below to learn more!

Karen Foran Dempsey Ballroom Naming Ceremony

The Framingham Disability Commission will be celebrating the Karen Foran Dempsey ballroom naming ceremony on July 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at The Village Hall.

Foran Dempsey, a lifelong resident of Framingham and advocate for the rights of those with disabilities, made her vision into reality by advocating for the installation of an elevator at the Village Hall to access the second floor. An elevator has a significant impact on those with physical disabilities to access all the spaces at the Village Hall, a historic building in the City of Framingham.

To RSVP email Sheryl Goldstein at

June Festival Celebrations in Framingham

Many Cultures, One Heart Sculptures Locations

On June 18, the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District celebrated the Many Cultures, One Heart festival. The festival had music and dance performances from several multicultural communities that call Framingham home. The festival  unveiled many heart sculptures that are now located around the City of Framingham, ready to be visited by all residents and those visiting.

The public art project was designed to highlight the artistic and ethnic diversity of Framingham. Artists from different backgrounds who participated in the project include Black, Indigenous, Asian, Brazilian, Latino, white, multiracial, Jewish, LGBTQ+, and artists with disabilities from all ages.

Click here to see the map displaying where the heart sculptures are located!

Framingham Juneteenth Fest 2022

The Framingham community celebrated Juneteenth at the Framingham Farm Pond. Mayor Charlie Sisitsky and First Lady Robin Kaye joined community members at the second annual Juneteenth Fest. Attendees enjoyed of food, music, games, raffle, and face painting. The community was invited to learn, be enriched, and empowered while commemorating a crucial time in American history.

Juneteenth commemorates the end of the Civil War which gained the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Juneteenth has been celebrated in many places of the U.S. since 1865. However, it was not until 2021 that President Biden declared Juneteenth, June 19th, as a federal holiday. 

Framingham’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Public Forum

The public had the opportunity to attend Framingham’s Community Preservation Committee (CPC) Public Forum on June 22nd at City Hall and virtually. In this forum, City residents were able to participate and provide feedback on the Community Preservation Plan before it is finalized for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1, 2022.

Framingham adopted the Massachusetts Community Preservation Act (CPA) in November 2020 by voter referendum. In adopting the Act, voters agreed that property owners would pay a 1% annual surcharge on local property taxes which supports the preservation of open space and historic sites, creates affordable housing, and develops outdoor recreational facilities.

At the forum, Committee members outlined the process by which it will solicit and evaluate applications from the community and disperse awards under the Community Preservation Act guidelines.


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