The Joy Parade

SEPTEMBER 14, 11 AM to 1 PM
CYCLORAMA AT THE BOSTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
539 TREMONT STREET, BOSTON 02116

We’re taking the jubilation of Nick Cave’s Augment to the streets with Boston’s first-ever joy parade! The inflatables along with 100 Boston-area artists & performers, and YOU will form a celebratory three-mile procession relocating the sculpture, creating a joyful public spectacle, and bridging the South End and Upham’s Corner neighborhoods.

Together with our partners, we’re activating neighborhoods from the South End to Upham’s Corner, celebrating community joy, and putting the power of collective making on display from 11 AM to 7 PM

  • 11 AM PARADE Steps off in the South End | Annual Arts & Health Festival kicks-off in Upham’s Corner

  • 12 PM PARADE arrives in Dudley Square | First-ever inPublic Block Party gets underway in Upham’s

  • 1 PM PARADE arrives in Upham’s, welcomed by the Upham’s Corner Arts & Health Fest + inPublic!

  • 7 PM Festivals & Block Party end

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Be a part of it and celebrate the multiplicity of people, art, partnerships, cultures, and communities in the city. We’ll have local food, more than 100 Boston performers, including music by BAMS Fest, public making activities, explorations of shared joy and healing, a 56,000 square foot inflatable sculpture by artist Nick Cave, and a community-created building wrap on display at 555 Columbia Rd.

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