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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

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In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Time: June 24, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Arnold Arboretum
Street: 125 the Arborway
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map:…
Phone: 617-384-5277
Event Type: story, and, music, event
Organized By: Diane Edgecomb
Latest Activity: Jun 5, 2011

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Event Description

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

with Award-winning storyteller Diane Edgecomb (

accompanied by Margot Chamberlain on Celtic harp and Song

Where: Arnold Arboretum (story and music event begins at the Hunnewell Visitor’s Center) 125 the Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


Fri Jun 24th  6:30–8:30pm

Sat Jun 25th  6:30- 8:30 pm

Tickets $20 per person - suggested for ages eleven and above.

Reservations through the Arnold Arboretum at 617-384-5277 or on the web at


In the Groves is an annual story and music event to celebrate the Summer Solstice. This strolling performance takes the audience on a two-mile journey through Jamaica Plain’s Arnold Arboretum to some of its oldest and loveliest groves where legends, songs and music that center on those particular trees will be shared. This enchanting evening of tree myths from around the world was designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum. It starts at the Arnold Arboretum’s Hunnewell Visitor’s Building, 125 the Arborway and continues along tree-lined paths with story and music accompanying the way. As twilight descends the audience visits cherry, evergreen, ash and birch groves ~ celebrating nature with tree legends, songs and music from many lands. Pieces and music are drawn from the rich cultural traditions of Japan, Wales, England, Australia, Russia and Native America. The evening culminates with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told among the birches of Bussey Hill at sunset. Appropriate for adults and for children eleven years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held indoors and additional Solstice legends will be added. Reservations through the Arnold Arboretum at 617-384-5277 or on the web at

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