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Jamaica Plain World's Fair 2009

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Jamaica Plain World's Fair 2009

Time: September 12, 2009 from 12pm to 6pm
Location: Hyde/Jackson Square
Street: Centre Street between Walden and Forbes Streets
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
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Phone: 617-983-3317 ext. 362
Event Type: neighborhood, street, festival
Organized By: Harry Smith
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2009

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Event Description

The 20th annual Jamaica Plain World’s Fair, a celebration of Jamaica Plain’s diversity and community pride, will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from noon to 6:00pm. The event takes place in Hyde/Jackson Square along Centre Street, also known as Boston’s Latin Quarter, the heart of Boston’s Latino community.

The World’s Fair is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a wide range of activities for residents of all ages. The event is free and open to the public and will feature world music, children’s activities, arts and crafts, and international food. More than 50 arts and crafts and food vendors will be participating in the fair. Children’s activities include Moonwalks, Ferris Wheel, face painting, arts and crafts and games.

There will be an outstanding world music lineup at the Fair, with performances by emerging and well-established musical groups. There will be two stages, with musical styles that range from salsa, merengue, mariachi, cumbia, reggae, soul, and jazz. Headliners include: Tony y sus Típicos, Conjunto Raices, Zili Misik, AfroBrazil, Mariachi Mexamerica, and Miles Davis Tribute Band. The Fair will also feature dance performances by Ritmo en Acción, La Piñata and others.

The World’s Fair is co-hosted by the Hyde/Jackson Square Main Street Program, Hyde Square Task Force, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation, and the Hyde/Jackson Square Business Association. These organizations have worked together for many years to strengthen and revitalize Jamaica Plain. This year Fair organizers are also collaborating with the Centre/South and Egleston Square Main Street programs in order to ensure that residents and merchants from across the neighborhood particpate in the Fair.

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Comment by Daniel Perez Lacera on September 12, 2009 at 4:09am
Dear Friend, Neighbor and/or Supporter,

It has all come down to tomorrow, rain or shine, Saturday Sept. 12th will be Voting Day for the 2009 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Elections.

The flyers are out! I will be at the Jamaica Plain World’s Fair handing out flyers and campaigning until the last minute for your vote and the vote of my neighbors. Feel free to send me your email so I can forward you a copy of the campaign flyer. I encourage you to please send it to all your contacts.

I live and work in Jamaica Plain, and my desire is to dedicate my time and energy to the continued success and development of the Jamaica Plain community. I have spent my life in service to my community and plan to serve you further by providing the kind of excellence in leadership that creates safer, more accepting and tolerant neighborhoods. Neighborhoods we can ALL be proud of.

I encourage you to SPREAD THE WORD and SHARE our campaign page with the rest of Facebook or any other resources you might have.

Once again, I would like to respectfully ask for your support. Your vote on my behalf will make every difference in the continuous growth of our community.

Sincerely yours,

Daniel Perez Lacera
2009 Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council At-Large Candidate
Putting a Lifetime of Dedication to Work for You!
VOTE September 12th - 12pm to 5pm @ JP World's Fair at Hyde Square

About the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council:
The purpose of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council is to increase and improve communication between the entire Jamaica Plain community and the city of Boston and other public agencies and parties. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council serves as an advocate and ombudsman for Jamaica Plain residents, organizations, and business people on issues relating to development, service delivery, and such other matters as may be brought to the attention of the members by the residents and members as affecting the Jamaica Plain community. The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council makes decisions in the form of recommendations, resolutions, and/or proposals regarding those issues and communicates them to appropriate city officials and/or other appropriate agencies or parties.

Eligibility to Vote on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council Election:
Eligible Residents are those 16 years old or older AND Listed on the most-current City of Boston List of Jamaica Plain Residents OR Showing proof of age, identity, and JP residency. Such proof includes, but is not limited to: government-issued photo ID, current school report card with envelope, drivers permit, birth certificate, or a piece of mail from a utility or governmental agency.

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