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Pies On The Common Adds a Bit of Cheescake

Filed under: Around Town,Arts / Culture by Randy Harris at 4:05 pm on October 15, 2011
Judy Jackson gets copy of the ''CELEBRATION 2012'' calendar autographed by Mr. February at the First Parish in Framingham's annual ''Pies On The Common'' fair October 15, 2011

Judy Jackson gets her copy of the ''CELEBRATION 2012'' calendar autographed by Mr. February at the First Parish in Framingham's annual ''Pies On The Common'' fair on Saturday, October 15, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - It was a perfect fall afternoon to wander down to Framingham Centre for the 21st Annual Pies the Common craft show and pie sale -- a fundraising event sponsored by First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist Church.

Along with the pies, this year's event featured a bit of cheesecake -- the naked old guys from the First Parish in Framingham were there, (with their clothes on), autographing their now world-famous "CELEBRATION 2012" photo calendar.

Twelve gentleman from the First Parish, all between the ages of 64 and 87, posed au natural, (yup -- that means "naked"), for a fund raising calendar which, "boldly proclaims the joys of being an older man whether 64 or 87 with whimsy and humor".

News of the calendar has spread literally around the world, making headlines from ...[read more]

The Infractions Funky Music Fills the Common

Filed under: Arts / Culture by News Staff at 8:54 pm on July 1, 2011

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Infractions packed the house in a July 1st, 2011 performance at the Framingham "Concerts on the Green".

Due to rain last week, this was the first night a band played this year in the free summer concert series that's been running on the Framingham Centre Common every year since 1996.

The Infractions "Play That Funky Music"

This was also the first time a new stage, built by students from Keefe Tech was used.

Aside from the music, the crowd was also treated to ...[read more]

Concerts on The Green - 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized by News Staff at 12:59 pm on June 2, 2011

FREE Summer Concert Series


Friday Evenings 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Framingham Village Green

Framingham Centre, Massachusetts

Kathy Foran, Realty Executives(Concert schedule page sponsored by Kathy Foran, Realty Executives)


June 24 Heritage Pops Orchestra


July 1 The Infractions
July 8 The Reminisants
July 15 Common Ground
July 22 Three Swinging Tenors
July 29 XRB Band


August 5 Off the Hook
August 12 Three of a Kind

~ Bring a blanket or chair. ~

• Restrooms • Food • Concession Stand •

Assistive Listening Devices available.

Please call ahead for ADA assisted listening device: (508) 532-5485

Directions: The "Village Green", (also known as the "Framingham Centre Common"), is located just north of Rt. 9 on Edgell Road. From Rt.9 (East or West), take the Framingham State College / Main St., Framingham Centre exit and proceed north on Edgell Rd. - Village Green is located approximately 1/10 mile from exit. From Sudbury, (Rt. 20), take Edgell Road exit (near Friendly's) and follow south to Framingham Centre. From Downtown Framingham, take Union Ave. / Main Street heading north, cross Rt. 9 and continue approximately 1/10 mile.

Parking: FREE parking is available on-street and off-street, (in church parking lots which surround the Village Green). Please park only where instructed by signs or traffic officers.

Please watch for pedestrians in and around concert and parking areas.

Arrive early for best parking.

Transportation provided free of charge from Framingham Senior Public Housing.
Please call your housing office for bus schedule.

Concert Cancellation & Info (508)532-5488

The Town of Framingham is a registered licensee of BMI and ASCAP copyrighted music.


Framingham July 4th Weekend Activities

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Randy Harris at 10:47 pm on June 29, 2010

[PROMO] Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Movie

FREE Admission! • Open-air-movie • 8:00pm, Saturday July 3, 2010 • Framingham Centre Common

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Town of Framingham is hosting (2) FREE outdoor concerts and a special outdoor movie screening on the Centre Common.

Friday July 2, 2010 - 6:30-8:30pm, Concerts on the Green presents Off the Hook, a 9-piece funky rock and pop band.

Saturday July 3, 2010, Concert & Movie! - From 6:00-8:00pm, Sound Assembly Chorus will perform "four-part a cappella singing, heavy on the harmony". The chorus' repertoire includes traditional American music in barbershop quartet style, as well and Disney songs and contemporary tunes from Billy Joel, John Lennon & Paul McCartney, and more.  The concert is free and open to the public.  Food concessions and rest rooms on site.

Following the Saturday July 3rd concert,  at 8:00pm, the movie ...[read more]

2010 Concerts on the Green

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Randy Harris at 3:24 pm on May 25, 2010

Concerts on the Green, Framingham Centre Common

Centre Common, Framingham, MA (USA)

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The 2010 Town of Framingham "Concerts on the Green" summer concert series opens June 4th with the Framingham High School Band kicking off the season. The concerts, held Friday nights from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on the Framingham Centre Common feature acts performing music from all genres; country western, bluegrass, big band, gospel, techno-pop, oldies and classic rock cover bands.

This summer's lineup includes: The Framingham High School Band, Chad Burdick, Marshalee, Summer Street Band, Off the Hook, Sound Assembly Chorus, HELP! (Beatles cover band), The Reminisants, The Glamour Girls, The Infractions, John Penny Band, The Skinny Ties, Amy Gallatin and the Tom Nutile Orchestra.

There is no charge, (concerts are free to the general public), but the organizers would appreciate if concert-goers bring and donate ...[read more]

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