Friday, July 18, 2008

WEEKEND PICK: Life is good Festival on Boston Common Saturday!

From sack races and seed-spitting to an old-fashioned tug-of-war you'll find all the backyard activities you need at the 2008 Life is good festival on Boston Common Saturday. Bay State Parent magazine is one of the media sponsors of the event. Stop by -- we'll be near the sack races -- and say hello!
The FREE festival, which benefits charity, begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m.
100% of all funds raised -- including those from 2008 World's Greatest Backyard Athlete Competition -- plus sale of Life is good products and personal donations that day will go to the Life is good Kids Foundation.
There is a lot of entertainment planned, including several musicians. And this outdoor concert is-FREE!

At 11:30 a.m. - Steve Songs performs for an hour

At 1 p.m. see Double Dutch & Hula Hoop demonstrations

At 2 p.m. - Check out Electric Youth

At 3 p.m. - Listen to Melvin Sparks Funk & Groove Trio

At 4:30 p.m. - the World Greatest Athlete Finals take place

At 5 p.m. -- Listen to Robert Randolph Pedal Steel Driven Blues for an hour

The festival, produced in conjunction with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, benefits Project Joy, a Boston-based non-profit organization whose mission is to use the healing power of play to transform children impacted by violence, poverty and loss into healthy and joyful players in the game of life.

Life is good's festival features:

* The Olympic Village: This is the site of the 2008 World’s Greatest Backyard Athlete competition.

* Jaketown: Features games aplenty, including lacrosse, speed pitch, soccer kick, Frisbee toss, basketball, tug-o’-war, volleyball, etc.

* Chillville: Features arts and crafts, face painting, and a kids stage.

* The Joy Zone: Features kids’ games hosted by Project Joy, including a 50-foot multi-colored parachute.

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