Riverfest - Yoga, Dance, Art and Wildlife at the Old Manse, June 20

06/20/2021 12:00 pm
06/20/2021 4:00 pm

Come to the riverbank by foot, or paddle, bring a picnic, and enjoy an afternoon of entertainment at the historic Old Manse (269 Monument Street, Concord).
Interested in renting a boat? Contact the South Bridge Boat House.

Outdoor Yoga Join Ashley Nichols for a peaceful and relaxing 60 minute outdoor yoga class. This is accessible to all ages and skill levels. Bring your own mat or towel and don't forget your water! 12 - 1pm

Plein Air Painting: Join or watch talented artists as they paint “En Plein Air” (French for painting outdoors) on the grounds of the Old Manse. Learn how painters ply their craft, ask questions and revel in the magic. For more information, Email Richard. 1 - 4pm

Snakes of New England and the World See a variety of local snakes close-up, and a few exotic one too. Rick Roth, Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team, will bring some of his favorites and talk about their lives and habits. 1 - 2pm

Create Your Own Fish and Turtles Join OARS to turn a recycled soda bottle into a colorful fish. Or paint a turtle! Younger children can celebrate the rivers by creating their own watersticks. 1 – 2:30pm

One Revolution Art Challenge Your challenge is to imaginatively fill in the picture surrounding the Old North Bridge - site of the "shot heard 'round the world." Printed activity sheet, pen, pencils, markers and crayons will be at the Old Manse. Then, share your creation on social meeting using #OneRevolutionArt, tagging both @MinuteManNPS and @The UmbrellaArts! 1 –2:30 pm

Wetland Wildlife Join a Mass Audubon naturalist for a family-friendly visit with native wildlife, birds and reptiles that live along the banks of the rivers and depend on a healthy habitat. 1:30 – 2:30pm

Dance for the Rivers Encore Dance Ensemble will perform three dances on the beautiful grounds of the Old Manse. 2:30pm
Katonti - An Israeli folk dance with lyrics sung in Hebrew
Joy - In celebration of spring and renewal
Let Me Up - A spiritual and uplifting dance in honor of racial justice and equity.

Check out the complete list of in-person, self-guided, and virtual Riverfest events taking place June 19-20.