Community Discussion: Colombian Immigrant Experience in Lowell @ Lowell National Historical Park
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Join Professor Robert Forrant and Ranger Sebastian Cardona for a tour and conversation on Colombian immigration in the Mogan Cultural Center (40 French Street). Though many migrants and immigrants came to Lowell to find work, some were specifically recruited. Cardona will share his insights and research on the settlement and evolution of the Colombian community in Lowell. Free and open to all.

This talk is made possible with funds from Mass Humanities.

Free parking is located at 304 Dutton Street, a 10 minute walk from the museum. On Sundays street parking is also free in metered spaces.

Reading Frederick Douglass Lowell 2019 @ St. Anne's Church
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us for a community reading of Frederick Douglass’s speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” at St. Anne’s Church in Lowell, MA on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Held at 12:00 p.m.

Invited guests and visitors may take turns reading the oration aloud. If you’d like to be a reader, or if you have a selection in mind, email Allison – allison_horrocks@nps.gov.

Curious about the speech? The full text can be found here: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/what-to-the-slave-is-the-fourth-of-july/

Location: St. Anne’s Episcopal Church (8 Kirk Street)
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Fee Information: Free
Contact Phone Number: 978-970-5000

Screening of 13th and Discussion @ Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a screening of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th, which
covers the connections between the 13th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution and the high rates of incarceration among African
Americans in the United States today. This discussion is the
culminating event in the part “Black History in Lowell: A Special
Series on Race, Freedom, and the Spindle City.” This free film
screening will be hosted at the Lowell National Historical Park
Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m. on July 23rd.

More about the film: In 13th, “Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the
history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the
fact that the nation’s prisons are disproportionately filled with

Note: This program is part “Black History in Lowell: A Special Series
on Race, Freedom, and the Spindle City.”

Mindfulness Techniques for Managing Anxiety @ NFI Family Resource Center of Lowell
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop will provide background information on some of the common roots of anxiety, how anxiety effects the brain, and how it works. In addition, you will learn about useful techniques such as breathing exercises, visualization techniques, self-care, and more for managing symptoms of anxiety, feelings of anxiousness, and stress related anxiety.

Kids (12+) are welcome to attend!

Raffle will be done at the conclusion of the workshop.

If you have any questions regarding Mindfulness Techniques for Managing Anxiety, please contact Tianna Guerra at 978-455-0701 ext. 208 or email at tiannaguerra@nafi.com

Dance 4 Peace XXIV @ Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Dance 4 Peace is an annual community event that raises awareness and promotes violence prevention while highlighting youth as assets in the community. The event is a powerful collaborative project in Lowell, MA spearheaded by the Lowell Community Health Center’s Teen BLOCK and the Youth Violence Prevention Coalition that showcases the creative talents of youth in a violence prevention context.

All proceeds benefit Lowell Community Health Center Teen BLOCK programs. Each year we award a deserving young person with the Quoc Bao Le Memorial Scholarship. Your donation and support for this event has helped serve over thousands of young people since 1995.

Southeast Asian Water Festival @ Pawtucket Blvd
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

The Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival, Inc. is dedicated to the preservation, protection and sharing of cultural heritages of the Southeast Asian Americans in the Greater Lowell area of Massachusetts.

Every third Saturday in August, more than 60,000 people from around the country and the world come to Lowell to celebrate water as it is celebrated in Southeast Asia. They come for the blessings, food, crafts, performances and (of course) the races.

Depression Shortcuts: A Conversation on Goal Setting/Motivation @ NFI Family Resource Center of Lowell
Aug 21 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

This is a peer based workshop that will focus on learning how to prioritize and set goals with depression. Topics we’ll focus on include SMART goals, organizational tools, and the science behind developing new habits! We’ll also look at how the cycle of growth can ultimately help increase positive self-image and long-term motivation.

Raffle will be done at the conclusion of the workshop.

If you have any questions regarding Depression Shortcuts: A Conversation About Goal Setting and Motivation, please contact Tianna Guerra at 978-455-0701 ext. 208 or email at tiannaguerra@nafi.com

CMAA Community Barbecue @ CMAA
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a community barbecue event where people can come to have fun-filled time time free food, activities, and to learn more about what CMAA has to offer.

5th Annual Family Festival @ Shedd Park
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Every summer The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc. transforms Shedd Park into our own amusement park with games, water activities, live music, food, and raffles.

New this year!!! A wellness fair! Festival vendors will be unified by a common theme of wellness and we will host community fitness classes throughout the day.

Follow the social media buzz for the event with #CHHFamFest19

Ticket Pricing:

General Admission: $5 per person, same price for children and adults*
Family Ticket: $25 for your whole family!**
Group Tickets: Discounts are available for large groups, summer camps, and others. If you have a group of 10 or more, register with a group ticket and we’ll reach out to you!
All pre-sale tickets come with a bottle of cold water, it can be hot in August!

*Children under two years of age enter free

**The family ticket provides savings for families of 6 or more people

Check back for the community fitness schedule!

All event proceeds support survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones in our community.

Buzz 4 Safety @ Shedd Park and Pavillion
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Buzz For Safety Festival will aim to increase awareness on gender-based violence and how it is connected to toxic masculinity by providing performances from local artists and carrying discussion while folks receive a hair cut with local barbers from Billy’s Barbershop.

Music, performances, and hair cuts!