Kick-off Riverfest, June 21-22, 2013 with
OARS & Musketaquid Arts & Environment
Friday, June 21, 2013
Celebrate the arrival of Summer along the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord Rivers!
Activities Begin At the Old Manse 4:30pm
Wild Plants I have Eaten with Ross Cohen, 4:30-6pm
Ross is an expert forager and author, on a 90-minute ramble around the Old Manse
to discover at least a dozen species of edible wild plants. Keys to the
identification of each species will be provided, along with information on
edible portions, seasons of availability, and preparation methods, along with
general guidelines for responsible foraging.
Robbins House Open House, 5:30-7:30pm
The Robbins House was built by the son of slavery survivor and Revolutionary War
veteran Caesar Robbins in the early 1800s. It was originally located at the edge
of Concord?s Great Meadows, in an area where self-emancipated Africans
established their homes. In 2011 the Drinking Gourd Project moved the house to
land adjacent to North Bridge; come hear about Concord?s early African
Old Manse Open House Tours, 6 & 7pm
Join the Trustees of Reservations and enjoy free admission for a tour of the
first floor of the Old Manse situated on the banks of the Concord River.
Musical Picnic with Snow Crow on the banks of the Concord River, 6:30 pm
Illuminated Flotilla from the Old Manse to the Old Calf Pasture
with Voices for the Earth, 8:00 pm
Launch your canoe, rowboat, or kayak for a trip up the Concord River to the
confluence of the Assabet and Sudbury Rivers at Egg Rock. Bring along a candle
lantern that you can attach to your boat. Boat rentals available from the
South Bridge Boat House. Boat take-out at Lowell Road bridge. For those who
want to participate without getting wet, the best viewing spot is from the
Lowell Road Bridge just outside Concord Center.
Drum and Dance Bonfire at the Old Calf Pasture
with Earth Drum Council, 8:00 pm
For more information call OARS at 978-369-3956
or Musketaquid Arts and Environment at 978-371-0820.
For canoe rental, call South Bridge Boat House 978-371-2465,
and ask for Solstice group rate.
For more information on Musketaquid Arts and Environment please contact Nancy Lippe at 978-371-0820 x213 (Emerson Umbrella), or firstname.lastname@example.org.