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Fête de la Musique Brings Music to South End Parks

Last Saturday, June 22, Community Music Center of Boston held its 7th annual Fête de la Musique to celebrate the summer solstice. From 3-6 pm, BCA Plaza, Frieda Garcia Park, Hayes Park, Ringgold Park, and Union park filled with music, activities, and people. Despite the two brief rain showers, people wandered, ate ice cream, and danced along with the music. If you attended, we would love to know about your experience! Please contact Sarah and send your feedback!

At BCA Plaza, CMCB students and alum performed, while balloon animals were made for a line of children. We also did a special presentation for Will Fickes to honor his leadership at CMCB.

Will Fickes receives proclamation for service

At Frieda Garcia Park, Urbanity Dance taught dance and Fernando Brandão Choro Quartet performed Brazilian music, while visitors ate fresh cookies from Flour and chicken and rice from Vejigantes. Later, Frieda Garcia stopped by to enjoy the music.

Photo by Marie Tai.

At Hayes, the sweet strains of Anju and the rocking tunes of Petrichor were heard.

Photo by Becca Connors.

In Ringgold, Claudia + Dan Zanes performed a sensory-friendly concert. Claudia previously worked at CMCB as the Music Therapy director.

In Union Park, children and adults tried out new instruments at the instrument petting zoo. Children made bubbles, while families picnicked. Union featured music by Crocodile River Music and a fantastic Lion Dance performed by the NUWA Athletic Club.

Please support future Fêtes by making a gift today!


Thanks to our performing artists and to all who came out to enjoy the day. Also, a huge thanks to all our volunteers for their help before, during, and after the event. We couldn’t have pulled this off without you!

See more photos from the event. All photos by Aram Boghosian, unless otherwise noted.

Grateful Thanks to Our Sponsors

Berkshire Bank

Frieda Garcia Park Cambridge Trust Hayes Park

Ted Pietras

The Hatton Family
Charitable Fund

Union Park
Neighborhood Association

Jeffrey Thomson

Eight Streets Neighborhood Association Gibson Southebys Ringgold Park
Mass Cultural Council The Blueman Group Frence Cultural Center Logo

Special thanks to our additional sponsors who are supporting the food and activities of Fête de la Musique!

Ben & Jerry’s – Newbury Street


Blackbird Doughnuts


Are you interested in being a sponsor for Fête 2020? Please contact Sarah Spinella, Chief Advancement Officer at 617-484-7494, sspinella@cmcb.org

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