Arlington Heights Spring Fling Festival 2023
2:00-5:00: Meet Nuala, a Great Horned Owl, and Falconer Diane Welch
LOCATION: Outdoors in front of ACMi Studio, 85 Park Avenue
2:00-5:00: ACMI takes you into other worlds with green screen technology
LOCATION: Inside ACMI Studio, 85 Park Ave
2:00-3:30: Kids Craft – Make a wind chime with artist Tonya Grifkin
LOCATION: Wonder Yoga Studio, 1305 Mass Ave
2:00-5:00: Touch-A-Truck hosted by the Arlington Fire and Police Departments, joined by Top Notch Contracting’s Mini Excavator and Intelligent Labor and Moving Company’s unique electric truck!
Family Games: Bean bag and ring toss!
LOCATION: Heights Bus Depot
2:00-3:00: TNT - Jazz and R&B with Jeff Robinson on Tenor Sax and Dave Harris on Tuba with special guest Jim Arhelger on Drums
LOCATION: Outdoors at MyEyeDr. – Corner of Park Ave and Mass Ave
2:30-3:30: Lucy and Jeff Pyle - Bluegrass Duo (Fiddle and Guitar)
LOCATION: Heights Bus Depot
3:30-4:00: Japanese Taiko drumming by Odaiko New England
LOCATION: D’Agostino’s Parking Lot, 1297 Mass Ave
4:00-5:00: Finale: Dirty Water Brass Band
LOCATION: Starts at Bus Depot and parades to D’Agostino’s Parking Lot, 1297 Mass Ave, for performance
CHORAL MUSIC AND POETRY AT PARK AVE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
2:00-4:00: Get out of the sun and bustle and enjoy alternating music and poetry readings. Arlington Poet Laureate Jean Flanagan Flanagan will debut a collaborative Kindness Poem written with contributions from the community; she has invited local poets Thomas DeFreitas, Steve Rapp, and Andy Oram to join her. Cantilena – a women’s chorus and the Madrigal Singers share the magic of their vocal music.
LOCATION: Park Avenue Congregational Church Parish Hall, 50 Paul Revere Rd
EXPLORE THE ARTS
2:00-4:00: Plein Air painting featuring artists Suzanne Menon and Sudakshina Bhattacharya
LOCATION: Suzanne will be outdoors in front of Apothca, 1386 Mass Ave and Sudakshina will be outside the Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Rd
2:00-5:00: Exhibition hosted by Roasted Granola Café and RepHAIRations showcasing the work of Arlington photographer Maria Fonseca and Arlington musician and artist Larry Terry.
LOCATION: Roasted Granola Café, 1346 Mass Ave
2:00-5:00: Take your own tour of some of the 60+ storefront windows painted by community neighbors to celebrate spring & sustainability
LOCATION: Throughout the Heights
TAKE ACTION – PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT!
2:00-5:00: Learn from 25+ organizations and businesses on how you can promote a healthier environment.
3 LOCATIONS: Heights Bus Depot, in front of ACMi, 85 Park Ave, and 1308-1312 Mass (next to the Heights Pub)
Free Festival Parking at Arlington Coal and Lumber’s lot, 41 Park Avenue
This festival is free to all, thanks to a prestigious grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the generosity of the following sponsors: the Arlington Committee on Tourism and Economic Development, the Chamber of Commerce, AHCA, ArtsArlington Cambridge Savings Bank, Intelligent Labor and Moving, RB Farina Roofing, and Senné Residential.
A warm thanks to the Town of Arlington, Roasted Granola Café, RepHAIRations, Wonder Yoga, Intelligent Labor & Moving, and Park Avenue Congregational Church, and all the storefront businesses hosting window painting
for their invaluable support – it takes a village!
Thanks also to Arlington Coal and Lumber and D’Agostino’s Delicatessen for loaning their parking lots for the festival.
Organized by the Arlington Heights Community Association, the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, ArtLinks, and the Arlington Chamber of Commerce.