Portuguese American Journal

7th Boston Portuguese Festival celebrating ethnic pride – Massachusetts

Portuguese American resident community of Greater Boston is organizing the 7th Boston Portuguese Festival to celebrate their ethnic pride with a series of cultural events during the course of May and June.

Started in 2006, the annual festival will promote and disseminate the Portuguese culture and heritage in Massachusetts’ main city, not only to the Portuguese-American public, but also to the American community at large, namely in the fields of Literature, Music, Cinema, History & Current Affairs, Science & Technology and Heritage.

This year’s festival will feature some of the most expressive components of the Portuguese culture through Music, Visual Arts, Photography, Heritage and many Recreational Activities.

The celebrations are sponsored by the Consulate General of Portugal in Boston and the Luso-American Education Foundation in partnership with the local Portuguese-American community.

Schedule of Events

May 3

“Portuguese Music Recital for Cello” by David Cruz & Raquel Gorgojo

Emmanuel Church

15 Newbury Street, Boston

Reception: 6.15pm, Concert: 7pm

May 4

Literatures in Portuguese Language Conference: “Re-construction of Identity in

Contexts of Migration

UMass Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd. Boston

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (registration starting at 8:30 am)

Contact – Center for Portuguese Language Instituto Camões/UMass Boston – Healey Library 06.12 clpic.boston@gmail.com

May 16

“Fado Vadio” Photograph Exhibition by Luís Pavão

Film Exhibit “Fados” by Carlos Saura, 2007

Emerson College,, Huret & Spector Gallery Tufte Performance and Production Center

10 Boylston Place, Sixth Floor, Boston

Exhibit Reception and Inauguration: 6pm, Film Exhibit: 7pm

The exhibit will be on until May 25, from 3pm to 7pm, except on weekend days.

May 18-21; 25-26

Portuguese Cinema: The School of Reis: The films and legacy of António Reis and Margarida Cordeiro

Harvard Film Archive

Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts 24 Quincy Street

Harvard University, Cambridge

Opening: May 18 – 7pm

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June 2 (16 rain date)

Portuguese Lusitano Horse Show

Vitor Silva, Sons of the Wind Farm,

84 Birchmeadow Road, Merrimac, MA 01860, 9pm-5pm

June 3

Azorean Whale Boat Regatta

MIT Pierce Boathouse, 409 Memorial Drive, Cambridge,12pm – 4pm

5 Heritage Day Of Portugal

Massachussets State House, Boston 10am

June 8

BPF Annual Reception – Celebrating Beira Alta

Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza, Boston , 6pm-8pm

By invitation only

June 10

Flag Raising Ceremony & Reception

Boston City Hall, 11am

June 10

Saint Anthony’s Procession

400 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Cambridge 2pm

June 17

Day of Portugal Parade – Somerville and Cambridge

Events are subject to change. Updates will be posted on the Boston Portuguese Festival’s

webpage >> and Facebook >> page.

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