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June 2008 Events Calendar

Through June 1

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




June 11-21

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Guys and Dolls

Robinson Theatre
617 Lexington Street, Waltham
781-891-5600 | reaglemusictheatre.com

This Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway’s Chicago, PBS’s Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops).  Sparks fly and chaos erupts when a slick gambler is challenged to take an uptight Salvation Army girl to Havana on a bet to finance “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York.” Directed by Broadway veteran David Hugo (Les Miserables).




June 11

JFK Library Presents:
The Legacy of James Baldwin

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Following a screening of the newly restored documentary, James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, the filmmaker Karen Thorsen, Tufts professor Peniel Joseph, poet Nikky Finney and James Baldwin's niece Aisha Karefa-Smart discuss his call for equality and its relevance today. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.




June 13-14

ICCNE Presents: The Boston Irish Festival

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Free parking | $15 per day, Members $10
bostonirishfestival.info | irishculture.org

Boston Irish Music Festival is two days of non-stop Celtic music at the Irish Cultural Centre in Canton. Ticket prices for the 2015 Boston Irish Festivals are $15.00 single day entry, $10.00 for Irish Cultural Center Members (membership card required). Children under 12 are free. Please check back for the full lineup of music. Festival includes Feis, 5K Road Race, and plenty of music for all.




June 14

ICCNE Canton Summer Céilí

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00-7:00 pm | $10 at the door
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Held the 2nd Sunday of every month with live Irish music by Billy O'Neill and friends, the ICC Canton Céilí is a great place for those who know how to Céilí and for those new to the dance.  It's a great place to meet new people and no partner is necessary. Come and enjoy set dancing, waltzes, quickstep, and other traditional dances. And enjoy a great workout!




June 19-21

Discover Newport:
Newport Flower Show - Celebrating 20 Years

The Preservation Society
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | $20 | newportmansions.org
discovernewport.org

Long before it became home to the Newport Flower Show, Rosecliff was the birthplace of the American Beauty Rose. This iconic flower, which became a symbol of excellence, is the inspiration for the flower show's 20th anniversary. Join in to celebrate the classic and timeless style of the American Beauty.




June 20 (Raindate: June 21)

5th annual Blackstone River Theatre
Summer Solstice Festival

Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children, free 5-and-under
Session at theatre following fest from 8:30-11:30 pm
401 725-9272 I riverfolk.org | Festival

Five entertainment stages plus food and craft vendors. Featuring: Calan (from Wales), The Gothard Sisters, Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Robbie O'Connell & Dan Milner, Pendragon, RUNA, The Vox Hunters with Torrin Ryan, Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance. More to be announced!




June 22

JFK Library Presents:
David McCullough on the Wright Brothers

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

David McCullough discusses his new book, Sky High: The Epic Story of the Wright Brothers. This forum is full. Please check out the web cast here.





June 22 - 29

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

Come along with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track as we travel in small groups (14 or less) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week bus tour takes you to beautiful northern Ireland including Counties Antrim, Donegal, Mayo, and more. The north of Ireland is a place of exceptional beauty full of great idealists, literary greats, and a causeway built by a giant! Get the inside scoop on Belfast from a cabbie as he drives you behind the scenes through Protestant and Catholic communities. Walk atop the ancient city walls of Derry and go to Ireland’s most northerly point – Malin Head. Stay in small towns in locally owned guesthouses and hotels where an excellent traditional music session is just around the corner in a cozy pub. All this and more in the beautiful north of Ireland. Come along, we’d love to travel with you!





June 24

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Nuala Kennedy with Eamon O'Leary

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 pm | 617 776-6896 | BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Nuala Kennedy is an Irish singer and flute player whose music features liltingly beautiful vocals, adventurous instrumentation, and an imaginative mix of influences. Eamon O'Leary is originally from Dublin and now a fixture on the trad Irish scene in New York where he lives. The Burren Backroom was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




June 27-28

3rd annual Milton Music Festival

Governor Hutchinson's Field
Adams Street, Milton, MA
Sat: 5-10 p.m. | Sun: 1-7 p.m.
FREE | Refreshments available | Saturday | Sunday

The Milton Music Festival, organized by We Are Milton, is staging a two day celebration. The concerts culminate in a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. The festival presents Celtic Sunday from 1-7 p.m., an afternoon of Irish traditional music, plus a line-up of great local performers.




June 29-July 6

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!




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