Annual Revels RiverSing Community Celebration

6:00 PM Sunday, September 22, 2013

Join us for a magical night of music, song and celebration as Revels welcomes the Autumnal Equinox at the Weeks Footbridge (DeWolfe St. and Memorial Drive), along the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge.

This year marks Revels RiverSing's 10th anniversary and includes pre-show festivities in Harvard Square at 5 p.m., followed by a puppet-filled parade to the Charles that all can join!  Once at the Weeks Footbridge (at Dewolfe and Mem Drive) there'll be singing, poetry and more, all starting at 6pm sharp.

Helping us celebrate this special anniversary is guest performer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary plus the Revels Singers, sax great Stan Strickland, a great folk band, guest soloists, Actors' Shakespeare Project, Cambridge Poet Populist Lo Galluccio, acrobats and street performers from Moonship Productions, Sara Peatie's Puppeteers Cooperative, a fabulous "honk" band, and the magical, larger-than-life butterflies of Gabriel Q.

At the Charles, we’ll sing familiar folksongs (lyrics will be available online at and at the event).  Enjoy seasonal poetry at evening’s end along with the most magical moment of all, an improvisational call-and-response from jazz great Stan Strickland aboard an illuminated Sun/Moon boat floating along the Charles.

Event Timeline:

5:00 p.m. -- Gather in Winthrop Park for family festivities including face-painting, hula-hooping, a “honk” band and more!

5:45 p.m. -- Parade to the River (all join)

6:00 p.m. -- The singing along the Charles begins!

Come early and enjoy a picnic along the River amidst the splendor of the Parklands!

Revels RiverSing is supported, in part, by the Harvard Square Business Association, the Cambridge Arts Council, the Charles River Conservancy (co-founder), and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

This is a FREE family event. For more information, visit

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