Monday, September 13, 2010

Beyond Exit 17 - Events and Happenings Near Campus

Photo: Wingaersheek Beach, a local white sand beach in nearby Gloucester. This beautiful beach runs along the Annisquam River and Ipswich Bay, and is known for its long sandbar that forms at low tide.

Trails and Sails
The Essex National Heritage Area is hosting is annual double weekend Trails and Sails event starting Friday, September 17th. The annual event features two back to back weekends of walks and all things water. Events are free and include over 100 partner sites across the Essex National Heritage Area.
Festival dates run September 17-19 & 24-26.

Not For Sale
Not For Sale Massachusetts is having its first ever walk-a-thon on Saturday, September 18. There will be fair trade snacks, students from all over Boston, church folks, and a day to raise funds and awareness for those enslaved today. The walk starts at 10 a.m. at the Boston Common. If you want to be a tour guide, contact

Rumble on the River
On September 19 Community Rowing hosts a free outdoor music and rowing festival at the Harry Parker Boathouse on the banks of the Charles River in Brighton. The inaugural all-day festival, Rumble on the River, features live music by local bands and rowing races between sets.

E Train to the MFA
On Thursday, September 23, the MFA is throwing a College Night for students across the city of Boston.The night includes music, free snacks, prizes, and lots and lots of art. To get to the MFA, jump on the Green Line's E train and get off at the MFA stop. All Gordon College undergraduate students recieve free admission to the MFA simply by showing your Gordon student ID card. This is a free year-round bennefit to students at Gordon College, thanks to connections within the Gordon Department of Art.

Grecian Festival

The three-day Greek Festival in Boston starts Friday, September 24, at Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. This authentic cultural event features live Greek music, craft bazaar, and homemade specialty gyros, souvlaki, and loukoumades.

Outdoor Art and Indie Design Market
The SoWa Open Market offers an ever-changing group of artisans, vendors and farmers in the South End's well-known artist's community. Over 100 artist stalls every Sunday through October 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston.

Swim with the Sharks
Submerge for a unique swim with a whale shark, a great white, and other species inhabiting the world's oceans.
Now through October 7 the Museum of Science 3-D Cinema will be showing The World of Sharks. Submerge in 3-D for a look at a whale shark, a great white, and other species inhabiting the worlds' oceans.

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