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City Happenings: September 5th & 6th

September 5th & 6th, 2020 is an event filled weekend around Boston! Check out some of this weeks #cityhappenings...

As more things start to open and we transition from virtual city happenings, keep in mind that face coverings and social distancing are still required in most places. Text COVIDMA to 888-777 for Important Updates

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Saturday, September 5th
Sunflowers & Sunshine to Support Emerson Pediatrics - Petals for Pediatrics! Join Verrill Farm and Emerson Hospital for some outdoor social distancing with a gorgeous view! They are so excited to be partnered with Emerson Hospital for this year's event. 50% OF ALL EVENT PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED DIRECTLY TO EMERSON HOSPITAL PEDIATRICS! To maintain proper social distancing measures, masks will be required and admission will be limited by date and time. Admission will include access to the sunflower fields, countless picture opportunities as well as cut your own sunflowers to take home.

Barcathon - Love working out with your pup? Join The Boston Animal Rescue Collaborative for the month of September in their first ever BARCathon! How does it work? Sign up using the link above to track your progress for the month. You set your own fitness goals for you and your pet! The entry fee is $25. The first and second place prizes are going to the fundraising teams that raised the most money for the event! 1st place winner will receive a one virtual group session with Kate Perry Dog Training. 2nd place will receive a goodie bag filled with swag from BARC & some of our event sponsors. There will also be participation prizes for all and random lottery prizes throughout the event. Be sure to post a picture of you and your pet exercising and tag BARC each week for a chance to win treats, toys, etc!

Sunday, September 6th
Experience Chinatown - See, hear, create, and connect. Together, celebrate the rich cultural fabric of Boston Chinatown through free creative activities for all. In 2020, join in the new format as we uplift the neighborhood while ensuring health and safety for all. Throughout September, enjoy unique events and pop-up happenings through virtual and physical platforms, allowing for social distancing and leisurely enjoyment. This event is a part of the We Love Boston Chinatown resiliency campaign, a partnership with community organizations, businesses, and residents that is working together to uplift the community and support local businesses.

Virtual Chairful Where You Sit - Chairful Where You Sit, a one-day (normally outdoor) art installation and fundraiser for the Arlington Commission for Arts and Culture, traditionally coincides with Porchfest and takes place in a festive gathering at historic Uncle Sam Plaza, in the heart of the Arlington Center Cultural District. Chairfest has been re-envisioned as an online event, to be conducted on the Bidding Owl online auction platform. An auction of artistically transformed chairs and other small furniture items rescued from basements and curbs has supported public art in Arlington since 2012, and saved over 400 chairs from landfill. New this year were including artistically revamped small furniture items like side tables in addition to chairs!



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