Upcoming Events

For more information and to get involved with Newburyport’s 2nd Indigenous People’s Day Event, visit: https://www.frsuu.org/social-justice/indigenous-peoples-day/; Facebook.

Stay tuned for new fall dates for community open mics, drum circles and more! For more info: 978-834-0367. Info: Facebook.

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Join us Friday April 22, 1-5pm, for a free, outdoor, Earth Day Climate Justice Rally and multicultural event, featuring drumming, theater, speakers, family activities and mainstage music performances by Lucky Leroux, Meg Rayne, John Hyde and friends @ 2pm, Mamadou @ 4pm. Thanks to Ganesh Imports, Sarah Oleson Yoga and Janco Publishing for sponsoring the music.

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Other ongoing events-


Imagine Studios’ community Drum Circles!

April 15 & Third Fridays monthly, 7pm. Gather around the circle and share in the joyous practice of group rhythm making and song. Feel free to bring drums and percussion instruments or play those provided. Refreshments provided. All ages and experiences are welcome! $5-10 suggested donation.

Imagine’s monthly community open mic Begins again, Friday May 6 (1st Fridays Monthly)! Proceeds Benefit Ukraine

Musicians and poets of all ages, genres and abilities are welcome!  Refreshments provided by “People’s Café”. Donations to benefit Ukraine.


You are also cordially invited to these ongoing drum classes:

African Drum Classes with master Senegalese drummer Mamadou Diop- Sundays, 5-6 pm at the Dance Place, Tannery, Water St. Newburyport. These classes offer song and traditional African rhythms in a joyful, supportive learning community on a drop in basis, $15/class.



Stay tuned information about these and other collaborative community events at the People’s United Methodist Church, 64 Purchase st. Newburyport, in collaboration with Khora Collective =A network of conversation and resource sharing focused on transforming our communities for the common good- Discerning Goodness, Creating Beauty, Living Truth, and the People’s Cafe’ = Creating a space and building community where all people are welcome.

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The public is invited for a free hybrid in person and online screening of the Upstander Project film, Dawnland, a film about cultural survival and stolen children- WINNER of the EMMY® AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING RESEARCH. Wednesday, March 30, 7-9pm.

The screening will be followed by a live Q&A with panelists Chris Newell (Passamaquoddy) senior advisor for Dawnland, Director of Education at the Akomawt Educational Initiative and author of the recent book “If You Lived During the Plimoth Thanksgiving”; Dawn Neptune Adams (Penobscot) a featured participant in Dawnland and the Maine Truth and Reconciliation Process, is a filmmaker, co-director of the short documentary Bounty journalist and environmental activist. Mishy Lesser, Ed.D. is an Emmy® award-winning researcher and the learning director for the Upstander Project and Education Fellow at the Dodd Human Rights Impact at the University of Connecticut. She is co-director of the Upstander Academy.

This screening is free, but donations are encouraged to support the work of Maine Wabanaki REACH and The Upstander Project.

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