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April 2017

May Day Celebration!

April 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us for the official opening of our 2017 season with our 3rd annual May Day Celebration! Don’t miss this wonderful family friendly community event in celebration of Spring and public spaces! There will be May Pole festivities and New England folk dancing with live music and instruction by Caller Maggie Robinson. Fun, easy social dances for all ages – families, singles, and couples welcome. Bring friends, bring the kids! Plus, there will face painting and tissue and crepe paper May crowns made…

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May 2017

Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Royal Hammer (Roots Reggae)

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us for live music during the May First Friday Art Walk featuring Royal Hammer! Royal Hammer is a seven-piece roots reggae collective from Portland, Maine. Comprised of some of Portland’s most talented and seasoned musicians, Royal Hammer has for many years paid thoughtful and respectful homage to the great traditions of Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Roots Radics and many others. Fresh off the release of its debut album, My Bubble, Royal Hammer has begun spreading their message of love,…

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Community Event: Air Story from LumenARRT!

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

“Air Story,” the latest video projection from LumenARRT!, will be in Congress Square on First Friday.  LumenARRT!, the video crew from The Artists’ Rapid Response Team (ARRT!), is using this projection to remind people that climate change is an undisputed fact among scientists and that there are many toxic substances in our air.  The brief video projections will be repeated from approximately 7:45 to 9 PM.   An interactive component will allow viewers to find out the air quality in their…

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Community Event: Steel Drum Street Dance

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join Sister Steel Pan Band (Portland) and Planet Pan Band (Blue Hill) for an outdoor dance party in the heart of Portland! We’ll be kicking off the 27th Annual New EnglandSteel Pan Festival held the following day at Thompson’s Point. Come and dance side by side with steel pan players from over twenty different bands around New England as they join together to let loose as audience members for a night! The mix of traditional calypso and familiar pop will be sure to have you dancing…

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Summer Swing Dance with CC & The Swing Set

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Help us kick off our 4th season of summer swing dances in the square with our incredible partner Portland Swing Project! This talented musical powerhouse plays songs from the prohibition era on, songs from around the world, and originals fit to swing.  The group’s core includes Caroline Cotter on ukulele, guitar and vocals, Tyler Lienhardt on fiddle and vocals, and Jed Bresette on standup bass and vocals. They’ll make you want to dance! Or tap your foot and smile. www.ccandtheswingset.com Portland Swing Project is a local organization with…

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Salsa in the Square with PM Salsa and Primo Cubano!

May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 22, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Don’t miss our sizzlin’ Salsa in the Square evenings with PM Salsa featuring Primo Cubano! ALL Level dancers wanted!  From 6:00-6:30 enjoy a free 1/2 hour beginner Salsa lesson with Wendy of PM SALSA, followed by live music and dancing with Primo Cubano. Come dance the night away on the 4th Friday of the month. PM Salsa seeks to spread the joy, creativity, athleticism and passion that is brought about through salsa dancing and to grow a stronger community through dance. Wendy Edwards of PM…

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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June 2017

Films in the Square: NEW YORK STORIES

June 4 @ 8:30 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Cocek! Brass Band

June 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Like a spiraling galaxy, wandering notes from Balkan scales fill the corners of any room Cocek! Brass Band performs—trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, tuba, all pouring out notes in varying speeds and directions.  Pockets of writhing hipsters, grandmas, Balkan dancers and stragglers begin to swell as the Tappan drum (traditional Eastern-European drum) pounds out rhythms that seem to juggle the wandering arpeggiations and catchy melodies of the horn section. A collection of original compositions influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance music,…

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Films in the Square: THE OUTSIDERS

June 11 @ 8:45 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Summer Swing Dance with King Day’s New Imperials

June 14 @ 6:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Playing Jump Blues, West Side Soul and Early Rock n' Roll. King Day & his New Imperials will have you on your feet. Portland Swing Project is a local organization with a passion for swing music and dances of the 1920s to today. We teach, dance, perform and provide live and DJ’d swing music spanning a century to local venues. We’re also some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet - we have a bunch of fun so come join…

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Films in the Square: DIAL M FOR MURDER

June 18 @ 8:45 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Contra Dance featuring Maivish with Dugan Murphy

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

We're thrilled to announce we've added a monthly contra dance night to our summer line-up in partnership with Portland Intown Contra Dance. Kick off summer right with a summer solstice contra dance with live music featuring Maivish with Dugan Murphy! Portland Intown Contra Dance is up to growing a lively community through weekly zesty, joyful, intergenerational contra dancing to live music. They insist no partner and no experience is needed to have a delightful and connected dance. Dugan Murphy will teach each of this evening's…

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Salsa in the Square with PM Salsa and Primo Cubano!

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 22, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Don’t miss our sizzlin’ Salsa in the Square evenings with PM Salsa featuring Primo Cubano! ALL Level dancers wanted!  From 6:00-6:30 enjoy a free 1/2 hour beginner Salsa lesson with Wendy of PM SALSA, followed by live music and dancing with Primo Cubano. Come dance the night away on the 4th Friday of the month. PM Salsa seeks to spread the joy, creativity, athleticism and passion that is brought about through salsa dancing and to grow a stronger community through dance. Wendy Edwards of PM…

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Films in the Square: ARTHUR

June 25 @ 8:45 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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July 2017

Films in the Square: SELMA

July 2 @ 8:45 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

July 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Theater Ensemble of Color

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Daily until July 6, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Theater Ensemble of Color or TEoC (pronounced TEE-ock) strives to strengthen our communities through education, inclusion, and social activism focusing on arts, performance, culture. The show is a fully originally devised ensemble piece. The story follows a day in the lives of several characters who consider themselves "Other". An immersive show giving light to Maine's multi cultured communities and their stories of strength, survival and triumph.

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Theater Ensemble of Color

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Daily until July 6, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Theater Ensemble of Color or TEoC (pronounced TEE-ock) strives to strengthen our communities through education, inclusion, and social activism focusing on arts, performance, culture. The show is a fully originally devised ensemble piece. The story follows a day in the lives of several characters who consider themselves "Other". An immersive show giving light to Maine's multi cultured communities and their stories of strength, survival and triumph.

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Films in the Square: SUPER 8

July 9 @ 8:30 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

July 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Summer Swing Dance with the Soggy Po’ Boys

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Summer Swing Dance with the Soggy Po' Boys and Portland Swing Project! Born on a snowy Fat Tuesday night of 2012, the Soggy Po' Boys have been honing their craft of New Orleans' music as part of their Tuesday residency in their home town of Dover, New Hampshire. In between local gigs they've fit in more than a hundred shows every year, from festivals and concerts to politics-infused burlesque collaborations and street parades, spanning Maine to Georgia.  The band is equally at home everywhere…

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Films in the Square: STRANGERS ON A TRAIN

July 16 @ 8:30 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Contra Dance featuring Greg Boardman & Friends, with Caller Maggie Robinson

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Portland Intown Contra Dance featuring Greg Boardman & Friends, with Caller Maggie Robinson! Portland Intown Contra Dance is up to growing a lively community through weekly zesty, joyful, intergenerational contra dancing to live music. They insist no partner and no experience is needed to have a delightful and connected dance. Maggie Robinson will teach each of this evening's dances in her casual and warm style. 's joined by a trio comprised of Greg Boardman on fiddle, Neil Pearlman on piano and mandolin, and Hadith Bani-Adam…

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Choro Louco

July 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Choro Louco is back by popular demand! Brazilian Choro has been around for over a hundred years, but in this country itʼs virtually unknown. David Grisman, Mike Marshall and a handful of others have helped introduce the music and the musicians to a larger audience, but itʼs still largely under the radar of most music listeners...Its beautiful melodies, complex harmonies, and syncopated rhythms combine elements of European folk and classical, ragtime, jazz, Latin, and African music creating a style that…

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Films in the Square: THE GOODBYE GIRL

July 23 @ 8:30 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

July 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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The Casco Bay Tummlers

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

The Casco Bay Tummlers, based in Portland, Maine, have been performing klezmer music since 1988! They have released three recordings and were featured performers on the LL Bean Holiday CD. They have a dramatic side, creating and performing the music for the world premiere of "Manifest" at the Portland Stage Company and for a whimsical Belgian documentary, "Mon noM". The Tummlers have a unique sound and a stage performance that features all members of the band. Steve Gruverman brings an…

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Salsa in the Square with PM Salsa and Primo Cubano!

July 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 22, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Don’t miss our sizzlin’ Salsa in the Square evenings with PM Salsa featuring Primo Cubano! ALL Level dancers wanted!  From 6:00-6:30 enjoy a free 1/2 hour beginner Salsa lesson with Wendy of PM SALSA, followed by live music and dancing with Primo Cubano. Come dance the night away on the 4th Friday of the month. PM Salsa seeks to spread the joy, creativity, athleticism and passion that is brought about through salsa dancing and to grow a stronger community through dance. Wendy Edwards of PM…

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Films in the Square: PEE WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE

July 30 @ 8:15 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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August 2017

Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

August 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Films in the Square: A MONSTER CALLS

August 6 @ 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Summer Swing Dance with the Hadacol Bouncers

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Summer Swing Dance with the Hadacol Bouncers and Portland Swing Project! The Hadacol Bouncers formed in the summer of 2013 for a Portland, Maine swing dance festival and never looked back. The group is a joint effort by co-band leaders Tom Whitehead (piano) and Peter Dunphy (banjo). Tom has a multi-style background in blues, New Orleans R&B and Bebop piano, and Peter has been playing New Orleans and Chicago style jazz since he was fourteen. When forming the group, Tom…

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Films in the Square: THE VISITOR

August 13 @ 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Contra Dance featuring Volution, with Dela Taylor!

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Portland Intown Contra Dance is up to growing a lively community through weekly zesty, joyful, intergenerational contra dancing to live music. They insist no partner and no experience is needed to have a delightful and connected dance. Dela Taylor will teach each of this evening's dances, bringing her humor, and fresh, light calling style. She'll be joined by Volution, a dynamic band that deftly moves from tunes with energy and zest to those with room and gravitas. Adams Carney is on fiddle…

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Films in the Square: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (1973)

August 20 @ 7:30 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Novel Jazz Septet

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Novel Jazz is back by popular demand! “Novel Jazz” is a band that re-interprets the great works of jazz icons, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. For over a decade, they have been mining the rich musical collections of these legends (together they wrote ~3000 compositions, of which most jazz lovers are familiar with only about ~2% of these!). Through regular trips to the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. (and more recently, the Strayhorn Collection at the Univ.…

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Salsa in the Square with PM Salsa and Primo Cubano!

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 22, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Don’t miss our sizzlin’ Salsa in the Square evenings with PM Salsa featuring Primo Cubano! ALL Level dancers wanted!  From 6:00-6:30 enjoy a free 1/2 hour beginner Salsa lesson with Wendy of PM SALSA, followed by live music and dancing with Primo Cubano. Come dance the night away on the 4th Friday of the month. PM Salsa seeks to spread the joy, creativity, athleticism and passion that is brought about through salsa dancing and to grow a stronger community through dance. Wendy Edwards of PM…

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Films in the Square: LA LA LAND

August 27 @ 7:30 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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September 2017

Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Big World (Eclectic Electric)

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Eclectic Electric, BIG WORLD is a band that focuses on taking compositions from Jazz and other musical genres to explore the musical form through improvisation. Performing Original Compositions along with Sonny Sharrock’s songs from "Ask the Ages”, "Funky President" by James Brown and "Dance of Maya" by Mahavishnu Orchestra gives BIG WORLD a springboard for creating wavelengths of tactile sound firmly rooted in the essence of each song while paying homage to the original. John Clark (Electric Bass) John McCain…

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Summer Swing Dance with Tom Whitehead’s Rites of Swing

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

This group is lead by vocalist, guitarist and pianist, Tom Whitehead. The ensemble also features Michael Arciero on guitar, Kris Day on upright bass and Don Whitney on drums, with special guest Ellen Carlson on violin. The sound evokes the smooth, acoustic feeling of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz style, but with a distinctly American flavor of vocal standards from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Whitehead sings in a very mature, improvisatory style that is greatly complimented by Arciero’s dynamic and…

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Contra Dance featuring Glen, Bethany & Dave, with Dugan Murphy!

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Portland Intown Contra Dance is up to growing a lively community through weekly zesty, joyful, intergenerational contra dancing to live music. They insist no partner and no experience is needed to have a delightful and connected dance. Dugan Murphy will teach each of the evening's dances; he's known for emanating joy and for teaching with the artful precision of clockwork. He's joined by a trio comprised of Bethany Waickman on guitar, Dave Langford on fiddle, and Glen Loper on mandolin and tenor banjo. All three musicians are…

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Salsa in the Square with PM Salsa and Primo Cubano!

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 22, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Don’t miss our sizzlin’ Salsa in the Square evenings with PM Salsa featuring Primo Cubano! ALL Level dancers wanted!  From 6:00-6:30 enjoy a free 1/2 hour beginner Salsa lesson with Wendy of PM SALSA, followed by live music and dancing with Primo Cubano. Come dance the night away on the 4th Friday of the month. PM Salsa seeks to spread the joy, creativity, athleticism and passion that is brought about through salsa dancing and to grow a stronger community through dance. Wendy Edwards of PM…

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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October 2017

Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Summer Swing Dance with Clyde Bisbee and the Wheelhouse Revelers

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us for our last swing dance of the 2017 season. New to Congress Square Park! Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers are a 6-piece, swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. While many modern groups playing this style of music are decidedly “New Orleans,” in flavor, Clyde and the Wheelhouse Revelers approach the genre from the more northerly and western reaches. Their sound, while eschewing any singular label, has…

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Swing Dance with Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us for the final swing dance of the 2017 season with Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers!  A 6-piece, swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. While many modern groups playing this style of music are decidedly “New Orleans,” in flavor, Clyde and the Wheelhouse Revelers approach the genre from the more northerly and western reaches. Their sound, while eschewing any singular label, has more of a west coast…

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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