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First annual Urban Arts Festival comes to Hyde Park

Posted by Jeremy C. Fox  July 18, 2013 04:35 PM

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A local non-profit group will present its first annual Urban Arts Festival in Hyde Park, including visual and performing arts, family activities, and food.

Save Our Streets Boston will host the festival on the afternoon of Saturday, July 27, at the Francis D. Martini Memorial Shell Park alongside the Neponset River, the organization announced Wednesday.

“The Urban Arts Festival is a free event to display and encourage the arts within the Boston community and promote positive creative outlets among its youth, all while supporting local Boston artists,” Save Our Streets said in a statement.

From noon to 2 p.m., the festival will include children’s games such as dodgeball, sack races, and tug-of-war, as well as art activities, and organizers have invited Boston police and firefighters to speak to the children.

Local performers will take the stage from 2 – 6 p.m., including spoken-word poet London Bridgez, while visual artists create original works in various media. The festival will also include food, drink, and raffles for prizes including paintings and Red Sox tickets.

The Urban Arts Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Martini Memorial Shell Park, 1015 Truman Parkway in Hyde Park. For more information or to volunteer, visit www.sos617.org or contact Fitzgerald David at 857-719-9467 or info@sos617.org.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com.
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