June 2019
All You Need is Love!
Natick is known for it's wonderful sense of community and people experience it in many ways as they live, work or visit here. The Natick Center Cultural District seeks to lift the spirits of the community members through it's events and projects and partnerships.

The Tunnel of Love art installation is all about the LOVE that has brought the community together to create this amazing project. Read more about it below and get info. on other events that help bring the love within our community to the surface!

We've highlighted a few events below but visit our website for a full listing at:   natickcenter.org.
Tunnel of Love is a community wide project installed over the pedestrian bridge (T-Station) and has transformed this space into a colorful, amazing work of art!
ArtWeek Highlights
The Natick Center Cultural District partnered with ArtWeek from April 26 - May 5 to focus on the arts and culture in the Commonwealth. Businesses joined with artists who brought many new and exciting opportunities for everyone to experience .

From the Golden Tones community concert with NHS students, to artists at Dates and Olives, and Agostino's, The Smiling Faces Outdoor Mosaic Art Installation and many more events featured in town.

The Smiling Faces Outdoor Mosaic Mural created by artists Carol Krentzman and Amy Robinson Steinmetz was installed during ArtWeek on the corner of Court and Adams St.! (see right) This incredible, permanent, art installation took many hours and many hands in the community to create.

Artist Jason Cheeseman-Meyer created individual portraits for those at Agostino's restaurant and happy patrons walked away with a keepsake to remember the night by.

Thank you to those who participated and hosted ArtWeek events and we look forward to more exciting events for next year!
The Smiling Faces Outdoor Mosaic Mural by Carol Krenztman & Amy Robinson Steinmetz.
Portraits at Agostino's drawn by local artist
Jason Cheeseman-Meyer.
The magnificent Tunnel of Love has been a labor of love assembled by the Natick Community!
Make sure to visit the Tunnel of Love, take pictures and use the hashtag: #tunneloflovenatick.
Tunnel of Love
Natick's Tunnel of Love is an exciting public art project brought to us by the Morse Institute Library (MIL) Stitchers consisting of a floral arbor made of colorful knitted/crocheted flowers! The 3 month art installation is on the MBTA pedestrian bridge in Natick Center creating a one-of-a-kind gateway into town!

Made with over 900 flowers in total, created by 70 people, some from other states, and more flowers being added daily to the bridge. This project was coordinated by artist Denise Girardin, Karen Perkins and Fran Weisse from the Morse Institute Library Stitchers as well as the numerous volunteers who helped to stitch and install the magnificent piece of art!

The formal dedication of this project will be held on June 20th during Natick Nights, more details to follow.

You may view more photos and links to interviews on their Facebook page and read the Natick Bulletin & Tab article about the project here: Tunnel of Love .

The organizers encourage those to add their own pieces to the free space along the bridge, helping to spread more love across the town!
Historic Walking Tours
"Oldtown" Walking Tour of South Natick
Sunday, June 30, 1:00 -  2:00 pm.

Join a Natick Historical Society guide for a 45-minute walk through the heart of South Natick. The tour includes discussion of the 17th-century “Praying Indian” settlement and of the 19th-century local residents who inspired the characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel, Oldtown Folks.
This program is FREE and open to the public.

*Please meet at the entrance to the Bacon Free Library/Natick History Museum, 58 Eliot Street.
"Oldtown" Walking Tour of South Natick
Sunday, June 30, 1:00 -  2:00 pm.

Community members came out to enjoy a celebration of Holi on May 18th!
Holi Festival
It was a beautiful day for our 2nd annual Holi Festival on May 18th! There was much celebration with vivid colors, music and food. It was wonderful to meet new friends and see familiar faces and be supported by our community partner  SPARK Kindness  at the  Fisk Memorial United Methodist Church . Thank you to all who helped and attended, we hope you enjoyed the event!

(Holi (/holi/; Sanskrit: होली Holi) is a spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, also known as the "festival of colors" or the "festival of love".)

We look forward to next year's Holi event!
Farmers Market
The Natick Farmers Market features local farmers and vendors from 9:00-1:00 pm on the gorgeous Natick common every Saturday. From fresh fruit & vegetables from local farms, to bread bread, cheese, pastries, unique crafts, live music and more!

Please visit  natickfarmersmarket.com   for more information and a weekly list of vendors.
The market is on the beautiful Natick common each Saturday from 9-1:00 pm.
On June 2nd from 4-6:00 pm at the
Common St. Spiritual Center.
Womanhood and Gender in Tagore's Songs
Womanhood and Gender in Tagore’s Songs on June 2nd from 2-4:00 pm is an examination of what it was to be a woman in the late 19th and early 20th century India — and what it is still to some extent, today.

Rabindranath Tagore was a late 19th, early 20th century Nobel Laureate composer whose prolific thoughts permeated in multiple forms of art including song, dance, painting, drama, poetry, prose, articles and music. The lyrics of the songs in this program push the boundaries of the traditional roles of women and the expectation that a society has on women. The program includes many topics such as colorism, social immobility, and gender fluidity as they relate to womanhood, what it means to be a woman and society’s expectations from the moment she is born.

Performances by Maitreyee Chakraborty (vocals), Dipanwita Bhattacharya (dance), Monami Roy (harmonica), Ayon Basumallik (keyboard), Dhruva Acharya (percussion).

Supported by SPARK Kindness and Kumon (Natick). Suggested $5 donation at the door.
Natick Nights Begins!
Great events in our community on Thursdays Nights for "Natick Nights" beginning June 6th!

From 5:00-8:00 pm, every Thursday from June 6th through July 25th, 'Natick Nights' will be showcasing the entertainment and artistry that's unique to Natick Center. There may be street performers, walking history tours, artist demonstrations, maybe a beer or wine tasting, restaurant specials and a featured merchant each Thursday night. These are just a few of the things that we will have on Natick Nights, so come downtown and "Make a Night of It!"

Each week has a theme:

June 6th - Vintage Night
June 13th - Kids' Night
June 20th - Bling Quest
June 27th - Healing Arts Night
July 4th - 4th of July parade, NO Natick Nights
July 11th - Craft Brew Night
July 18th - ArtWalk
July 25th - Christmas in July

We want you to be looking forward to every Thursday night as it will never be the same - the same great location - but a mix of events that changes each week!
Natick Nights Begins June 6th in Natick Center
from 5-8:00 pm!
4th of July Parade in Natick beginning at 9:00 am!
4th of July Parade
Join us for Natick's 64th Annual 4th of July parade starting at 9:00 am, rain or shine! The parade route begins at Wilson Middle School and travels down Route 27 to the Natick Common and concludes right after St. Patrick’s Church. Come one, come all!
The parade is put on by an all-volunteer group, the Friends of the Fourth. Please see their website for a list of sponsors and for all the 4th of July events visit:

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

Also visit the business directory for downtown information on local merchants,
art classes, organizations and much more!