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Portland, ME 04101 United States

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August 2019

Nia Fitness Class

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join local teacher Erin Curren for Nia - a fun and expressive fitness class - every Monday in August from 12-1pm! Though typically done barefoot, shoes are recommended for Nia in the park. $10 suggested, class cards available. Nia is an exhilarating, non-impact fusion fitness class that draws from the Martial Arts, Dance, and Healing Arts. Have fun while getting a great workout that is easy on the joints and connects you to your awareness in motion. Participants will learn…

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Zumba Fitness Class

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come break a sweat in Congress Square Park with a Zumba class taught by Kristin Sutton of Avant Dance Studio. Donations are encouraged - pay what you can! Suggested donation of $5-10. Expect to dance for 45 minutes. Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included. All ages and abilities welcome!   Zumba in the Square is a series! Join us for…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free, rejuvenating Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class! Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is like moving meditation. It 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. It’s 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. Various…

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Open City Night

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

What matters to our community right now? Are we engaged in decision making processes the impact us? Are our needs and hopes being met? Do we know our neighbors? What does it mean to participate in civic life? Open City nights in Congress Square Park are opportunities for neighbors to gather to ask questions and share information about issues important to our shared community life. Co-presented with local organizations, you can expect these evenings to be artful, participatory, informative and compelling. All…

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

August 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public is a casual hand-crafts group that meets weekly in the Square. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, gather with others to create craft and community each week! *This event is weather-permitting. Should rain or inclement weather occur, the group will likely meet in the Reiche School Community Room.*   Knitting in Public is hosted in Congress Square Park weekly every Thursday from 9:30 until 11 am May through September.

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Salsa Night with Primo Cubano & PM Salsa

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 24, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come to Congress Square Park from 6-8pm for a free evening of hopping music and salsa dance (lessons included!). PM Salsa teacher Wendy Edwards has been teaching for over 15 years. Come at 6pm to learn basic moves and enjoy an evening of social dance with music by Primo Cubano! Primo Cubano will play traditional Cuban dance music called “SON,” which dates back to the turn of the 20th Century. Son is the most popular style to come out of Cuba and is the…

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Check Mates! Chess

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The Check Mates! is a casual community chess club for everyone. All ages and experience levels welcome. Come for just a game or stay for as long as you like.   Use one of 10 new Weighted Tournament Style chess sets to play a game with a friend or a neighbor you don’t yet know.   *This event is weather permitting. If it gets too cold, Check Mates! will meet at the nearby Coffee by Design on Congress Street.*  …

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Saturday Snack Shop with Fork Food Lab

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Drop by Congress Square Park for the Fork Food Lab Market Pop Up! Shop snacks and goodies from various members at Fork Food Lab. There will be a variety of goods from vegan deserts to fresh salsa. Stay tuned for detailed information on daily offerings.   Saturday Snack Shop is a series. Drop by every Saturday at 11 AM-2 PM from June 8 through August 31 to enjoy treats!

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The Way We Move Accessible Interactive Circus Arts

August 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 26, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Do you want to add some whimsy to your life? This accessible circus and flow arts program can help you learn a new skill while having lots of fun. Learn from trained professionals who have experience helping people of all skill and ability levels discover the amazing world of circus and flow arts. The Way We Move is an interactive flow arts/circus program for children and adults with disabilities, and anyone else who wants to participate. This interactive activity will allow children and…

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“Mary Poppins Returns” Film Screening

August 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny, Mary Poppins, returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.   Join Portland Summer Films every Sunday at dusk from June through August for free screenings of classic films. Thanks to Coffee by Design for making this series possible!

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Nia Fitness Class

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Monday, repeating until August 26, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join local teacher Erin Curren for Nia - a fun and expressive fitness class - every Monday in August from 12-1pm! Though typically done barefoot, shoes are recommended for Nia in the park. $10 suggested, class cards available. Nia is an exhilarating, non-impact fusion fitness class that draws from the Martial Arts, Dance, and Healing Arts. Have fun while getting a great workout that is easy on the joints and connects you to your awareness in motion. Participants will learn…

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Local Talent: Hip Hop in the Park with Monday of the Minds

August 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until August 27, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us in Congress Square Park for an open mic and feature of talented local hip hop and freestyle performers. Enjoy the talent of your neighbors or join in by performing yourself! Celebrate the vibrant and ever growing scene in New England fourth Mondays at 6–8 PM from June through August, just before Monday of the Minds heads over to Flask Lounge for the evening. Hosted by Rizing In Life Entertainment and Monday of the Minds.   This is a series!…

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Zumba Fitness Class

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come break a sweat in Congress Square Park with a Zumba class taught by Kristin Sutton of Avant Dance Studio. Donations are encouraged - pay what you can! Suggested donation of $5-10. Expect to dance for 45 minutes. Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included. All ages and abilities welcome!   Zumba in the Square is a series! Join us for…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free, rejuvenating Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class! Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is like moving meditation. It 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. It’s 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. Various…

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Open City Night

August 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

What matters to our community right now? Are we engaged in decision making processes the impact us? Are our needs and hopes being met? Do we know our neighbors? What does it mean to participate in civic life? Open City nights in Congress Square Park are opportunities for neighbors to gather to ask questions and share information about issues important to our shared community life. Co-presented with local organizations, you can expect these evenings to be artful, participatory, informative and compelling. All…

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

August 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public is a casual hand-crafts group that meets weekly in the Square. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, gather with others to create craft and community each week! *This event is weather-permitting. Should rain or inclement weather occur, the group will likely meet in the Reiche School Community Room.*   Knitting in Public is hosted in Congress Square Park weekly every Thursday from 9:30 until 11 am May through September.

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The Portland Hum (Drone Music)

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Q u a p i c o presents "The Portland Hum," an epic drone event to the heart of Portland, Maine. A six hour performance featuring six artists making ambient music without breaking the sound. The beauty of doing this event outdoors is the incorporation of Portland's natural sounds; people's voices, busy streets, and the rhythm that can only be found in this city. Listeners are encouraged to bring comfy seating in order to endure the varying sounds of digitally…

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Check Mates! Chess

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The Check Mates! is a casual community chess club for everyone. All ages and experience levels welcome. Come for just a game or stay for as long as you like.   Use one of 10 new Weighted Tournament Style chess sets to play a game with a friend or a neighbor you don’t yet know.   *This event is weather permitting. If it gets too cold, Check Mates! will meet at the nearby Coffee by Design on Congress Street.*  …

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Saturday Snack Shop with Fork Food Lab

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Drop by Congress Square Park for the Fork Food Lab Market Pop Up! Shop snacks and goodies from various members at Fork Food Lab. There will be a variety of goods from vegan deserts to fresh salsa. Stay tuned for detailed information on daily offerings.   Saturday Snack Shop is a series. Drop by every Saturday at 11 AM-2 PM from June 8 through August 31 to enjoy treats!

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“5 Year Supper” Anniversary Party & Community Meal

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Friends of Congress Square Park is celebrating our 5th anniversary this season! We're celebrating the thousands of people who helped create this one-of-a-kind place by throwing a party. Delicious local food, outstanding local artists - including live music...  All free and all fun. Join us!

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September 2019

A People’s FLEA Community Flea Market

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The A_FLEA series is a socially engaged arts project by Jule Osten (Berlin, Germany). Jule curates and produces flea markets around the world offering a stage for interactions that go far beyond the purpose of commerce. Based on a historical research and many years of experience she has created a special concept of flea markets which encourages conversation between strangers, celebrates the value of diversity, sharing stories and homemade food, invites and empowers local artists/makers whilst sparking a sense of…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free, rejuvenating Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class! Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is like moving meditation. It 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. It’s 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. Various…

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Create with ME Festival hosted by Dead Flow It Society

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us in Congress Square Park for a continuing series of open creative workshops and performances! This event encourages collaborative participation from the crowd for all age groups, and skill levels with art, poetry, dancing, crafting, and music. Throughout the night there will be live local art vendors, open workshops, and end with two headlining acts. Whether you are watching or participating, you are sure to leave with inspired creativity! This event is hosted by  The Dead Flow It Society. Kyler…

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

September 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public is a casual hand-crafts group that meets weekly in the Square. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, gather with others to create craft and community each week! *This event is weather-permitting. Should rain or inclement weather occur, the group will likely meet in the Reiche School Community Room.*   Knitting in Public is hosted in Congress Square Park weekly every Thursday from 9:30 until 11 am May through September.

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Threaded. The Runway Show. With Jacob A. M. Powers & Friends

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

Threaded. The Runway Show. With Jacob A. M. Powers & Friends An urban runway show that clashes the gritty stylings of budding Portland-based painter Jacob A. M. Powers, with the beauty and grace of fine art and fashion. The set and clothing will be designed in-house by Powers and his team. Music, lights, and beauty... Portland at it’s finest.   Jacob A. M. Powers is a Portland native and self taught painter working in mixed media with salvaged material. He…

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Check Mates! Chess

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The Check Mates! is a casual community chess club for everyone. All ages and experience levels welcome. Come for just a game or stay for as long as you like.   Use one of 10 new Weighted Tournament Style chess sets to play a game with a friend or a neighbor you don’t yet know.   *This event is weather permitting. If it gets too cold, Check Mates! will meet at the nearby Coffee by Design on Congress Street.*  …

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Try Your Hand International Calligraphy Festival

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Did you ever wish you could write in another language? Or have beautiful penmanship in your own? Here’s a chance to Try Your Hand at an international calligraphy event at Congress Square Park! People from around the world will show you how to write in their native script, such as Cyrillic, Japanese, Arabic. You’ll also have a chance to try Medieval and Modern Latin alphabet calligraphy. You’ll learn a few words and perhaps a proverb from the different cultures and…

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Dance Party for Everyone!

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come join Ed King, Rosanne Graef and all your friends from Congress Square Park for a whole lotta shakin’ to 50 years of hits, misses and dance crazes. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a song in your heart. Lace up your blue suede shoes and high-heeled sneakers and let’s do a little dance!

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free, rejuvenating Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class! Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is like moving meditation. It 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. It’s 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. Various…

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Local Talent: Portland Community Orchestra

September 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for a performance in Congress Square Park with Portland Community Orchestra! Portland Community Orchestra strives to create unique and engaging musical experiences for people of all ages and musical backgrounds! The Orchestra focuses on enjoying the experience of playing music together and learning how to produce a full and beautiful sound. Repertoire is drawn from all musical eras and styles.

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

September 12 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public is a casual hand-crafts group that meets weekly in the Square. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, gather with others to create craft and community each week! *This event is weather-permitting. Should rain or inclement weather occur, the group will likely meet in the Reiche School Community Room.*   Knitting in Public is hosted in Congress Square Park weekly every Thursday from 9:30 until 11 am May through September.

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Contra Dance with Portland Intown Contra Dance featuring Lake Effect with Katy Heine

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for dancing in Congress Square Park! If you can walk, you can contra.  Truly.  It's an easy, enjoyable, and accessible dance form for most people. Contra dance is community social dancing to live music.  It's lively, joyful, welcoming, modern, traditional, and fun! No partner is needed - you dance with everyone! Our community is diverse and intergenerational, so you know you'll meet a lot of different people as you make your way down the line. Live music will be provided by…

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Check Mates! Chess

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The Check Mates! is a casual community chess club for everyone. All ages and experience levels welcome. Come for just a game or stay for as long as you like.   Use one of 10 new Weighted Tournament Style chess sets to play a game with a friend or a neighbor you don’t yet know.   *This event is weather permitting. If it gets too cold, Check Mates! will meet at the nearby Coffee by Design on Congress Street.*  …

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Play Me a Story with Portland Stage

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for a fun, interactive, and family friendly theatre event hosted by Portland Stage! Experience the Fun & Magic of Theater with Play Me a Story! Enjoy a performance of children’s stories, then participate in an acting workshop with professional theater artists. Build literacy, encourage creativity and spark dramatic dreams!

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“SAMSARA” Film Screening with PMA Films

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. Samsara is a 2011 American non-narrative documentary film, directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson, who also collaborated on Baraka (1992), a film of a similar vein. This film is made possible due to a collaboration with The Portland Museum of Art and PMA Films.

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

September 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free, rejuvenating Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class! Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is like moving meditation. It 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. It’s 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. Various…

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Community Dialogue with MECA

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

MECA, partnering with Cultivating Community & Learning Works, will create a space for community members to have conversations that speak to our shared community identity and the diverse identities we have individually. Facilitated conversations will be hosted on issues such as immigration, food equity & justice, homelessness, diversity in the Portland community and more. Participants can join or leave conversations as they wish. A creative space for communicating through art will also be offered. Cultivating Community will provide snacks (donations…

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public is a casual hand-crafts group that meets weekly in the Square. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, gather with others to create craft and community each week! *This event is weather-permitting. Should rain or inclement weather occur, the group will likely meet in the Reiche School Community Room.*   Knitting in Public is hosted in Congress Square Park weekly every Thursday from 9:30 until 11 am May through September.

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Swing Night with Portland Swing Project

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

Join Portland Swing Project for live music and dancing in Congress Square Park! All are welcome and no experience is necessary for lively fun! Portland Swing Project spreads the appreciation of swing music and dance through weekly classes and events for all levels of experience. They teach, dance, perform and provide live and DJ’d music to venues throughout Maine. Absolute beginners welcome, no partner needed.

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Check Mates! Chess

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The Check Mates! is a casual community chess club for everyone. All ages and experience levels welcome. Come for just a game or stay for as long as you like.   Use one of 10 new Weighted Tournament Style chess sets to play a game with a friend or a neighbor you don’t yet know.   *This event is weather permitting. If it gets too cold, Check Mates! will meet at the nearby Coffee by Design on Congress Street.*  …

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free, rejuvenating Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class! Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is like moving meditation. It 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. It’s 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. Various…

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

September 26 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 26, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public is a casual hand-crafts group that meets weekly in the Square. If you’re a knitter or crocheter, gather with others to create craft and community each week! *This event is weather-permitting. Should rain or inclement weather occur, the group will likely meet in the Reiche School Community Room.*   Knitting in Public is hosted in Congress Square Park weekly every Thursday from 9:30 until 11 am May through September.

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International Showcase

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for a night of community through music and performance, sponsored by the Maine Immigrant Musical Instrument Project, Portland Culture Exchange, Jenny Van West Music, and Congress Square Park. Featuring a diverse and international lineup of local musicians!

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Check Mates! Chess

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The Check Mates! is a casual community chess club for everyone. All ages and experience levels welcome. Come for just a game or stay for as long as you like.   Use one of 10 new Weighted Tournament Style chess sets to play a game with a friend or a neighbor you don’t yet know.   *This event is weather permitting. If it gets too cold, Check Mates! will meet at the nearby Coffee by Design on Congress Street.*  …

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October 2019

El Malo

October 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for music and dancing in Congress Square Park with El Malo! El Malo is a contemporary Latin-Rock band out of Portland, Maine. They play a blend of classic salsa tunes and original instrumental Latin music that is sure to get any crowd up and dancing! No matter what your usual playlist may be, El Malo promises to create a musical common ground among its viewers! Come enjoy a diverse setlist of relaxing drum beats to lively horn section…

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Planting Day with Yellow Tulip Project

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for the 4th annual community yellow tulip planting ceremony in Congress Square park! Come plant tulips in the Square and hear speeches, poetry, and musical performances from representatives of the Yellow Tulip Project! The Yellow Tulip Project focuses on smashing the stigma that surrounds mental illness and building a community where people realize there is help and hope out there. The YTP is meant to let people know that “Hope Happens”. Their message is simple and clear: come…

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Pumpkins in the Square feat. Jenny Van West Music

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for the 5th annual Pumpkins in the Square! Friends of Congress Square Park is welcoming Fall and celebrating a successful 2018 season with: Live music with Jenny Van West Music Donuts and cider! Pumkin carving and decorating! Fall arts and crafts!  Fun for the whole family. See you there!   

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Thriller Throwdown

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for the 7th annual Thriller Throwdown! What started as a flash mob of 30 dancers in 2012 now has grown into an annual event with more than 70 local dancers and hundreds of spectators. The Throwdown has moved to Congress Square Park and it’s now an all-out dance party! View a recent Thriller Throwdown on YouTube. Gather in the square and watch our zombies re-create Michael Jackson’s iconic video, then stay for a Halloween-themed dance party! If you want to…

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