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Portland, ME 04101 United States

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June 2019

Zumba Fitness Class

June 25 @ 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

June 26 @ 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 feat. Yellow Tulip Project

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

June 27 @ 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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Pianos in the Squares 2019 Kickoff!

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Back again for July 2019! A few of Portland’s well-traveled squares are about to get more colorful and musical with the addition of Pianos in the Squares. Pianos in the Squares is a project of City of Portland Parks, Recreation & Facilities, Portland Downtown, and Friends of Congress Square Park. Colorful, painted pianos will be available for all to play and enjoy in Monument Square, Congress Square, Longfellow Square and Bramhall Square throughout the month of July. Join us for…

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Salsa Night with Primo Cubano & PM Salsa

June 28 @ 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

June 29 @ 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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Pickwick & Friends Print Fair

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for the 4th annual Print Fair co-presented with Portland’s Pickwick Independent Press! Over 40 Maine Printmakers will be exhibiting, demoing, and selling their work in Congress Square Park. Rain date is June 30th.

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Saturday Snack Shop with Fork Food Lab

June 29 @ 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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“Close Encounters of the Third Kind” Film Screening

June 30 @ 8:45 pm - 10:45 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Science fiction adventure about a group of people who attempt to contact alien intelligence. Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) witnesses an unidentified flying object, and even has a "sunburn" from its bright lights to prove it. Roy refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw and is prepared to give up his life to pursue the truth about UFOs.   Join Portland Summer Films every Sunday at dusk from June through August for free screenings of classic films. Thanks to…

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July 2019

Zumba Fitness Class

July 2 @ 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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195th Maine Army National Guard Band (Bangor)

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The 4th of July week brings a free concert with the 195th Maine Army National Guard Band (Bangor)! Over 30 musicians will present a variety of classical, jazz, popular music, marches, patriotic favorites, and show tunes arranged for the concert band. Headquartered in Bangor, the band is made up of traditional National Guard members with civilian careers; it's ranks are filled with professional musicians, educators, students, administrators, salesmen, builders and other professionals.

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

July 3 @ 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 feat. The Art Department

July 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

July 4 @ 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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Pilates Fitness Class

July 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come break a sweat in Congress Square Park with a Pilates class taught by Ash Salisbury. This class is free, and donations are welcome. This is an all-levels class -- all ages and abilities welcome! Pilates involves exercising through controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and…

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Sabouyouma

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for a free concert and dance party with Sabouyouma! Sabouyouma is a high energy 7-piece polyrhythmic groove machine that formed through ongoing musical relationships in Burlington, Vermont's vibrant West-African dance and drumming scene. Sabouyouma is led by Guinean-born Ousmane Camara: the band's front man, composer, and master Balafonist (the Balafon is a West-African marimba). In 2017 Sabouyouma opened for nationally touring acts like Xenia Rubinos (Brooklyn), Polyrhythmics (Seattle), Ikebe Shakedown (Brooklyn), and Jonathan Scales Fourchestra (Asheville, North Carolina), and…

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Check Mates! Chess

July 6 @ 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

July 6 @ 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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“Fried Green Tomatoes” Film Screening

July 7 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

On one of trapped housewife Evelyn Couch's (Kathy Bates) Wednesday nursing home visits, she encounters Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a colorful old woman who brightens Evelyn's outlook by sharing tales from her past. As Ninny recounts the exploits of her free-spirited sister-in-law Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson), owner of a small Alabama café in the 1920s, and the bond Idgie shared with her friend Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), Evelyn gains the confidence to change her own life for the better. Join Portland…

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Zumba Fitness Class

July 9 @ 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

July 10 @ 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 feat. Port Veritas

July 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

July 11 @ 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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Pilates Fitness Class

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come break a sweat in Congress Square Park with a Pilates class taught by Ash Salisbury. This class is free, and donations are welcome. This is an all-levels class -- all ages and abilities welcome! Pilates involves exercising through controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and…

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Celebration Barn’s Happenstance Theater & Playshop

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

PREPOSTEROUS! is Happenstance Theater’s sophisticated, family-friendly, pocket-sized theatrical clown circus! These charming vintage clowns play circus animals sing as a human calliope, do the classic circus mirror routine, invent a number of ridiculous "entrées", perform live music, and execute a very satisfying slow motion number involving a pie! The show premiered in the summer of 2017 at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and has been performed at The National Theater as part of their Saturday Morning family series. Following the hour-long…

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Check Mates! Chess

July 13 @ 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

July 13 @ 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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Social Justice Street Fair

July 13 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join Maine’s social justice organizations for our second annual Social Justice Street Fair! Learn about the amazing work happening in our community to advance social, economic, environmental, and racial justice. Organization list and food vendors TBA. Hosted by Maine Initiatives, this fair is open to any organization working on social justice issues– come join us, set up a table, and share your work with the community.

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“Vertigo” Film Screening

July 14 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

An ex-police officer who suffers from an intense fear of heights is hired to prevent an old friend's wife from committing suicide, but all is not as it seems. Hitchcock's haunting, compelling masterpiece is uniquely revelatory about the director's own predilections and hang-ups and is widely considered to be one of his masterworks.   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…

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Zumba Fitness Class

July 16 @ 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

July 17 @ 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 feat. Somali Mainer’s Youth Network

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

July 18 @ 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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Pilates Fitness Class

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come break a sweat in Congress Square Park with a Pilates class taught by Ash Salisbury. This class is free, and donations are welcome. This is an all-levels class -- all ages and abilities welcome! Pilates involves exercising through controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and…

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Portland Swing Project feat. Hadacol Bouncers

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

Join Portland Swing Project for live music and swing dancing in the Square! This month, Hadacol Bouncers will perform. Portland Swing Project spreads the appreciation of swing music and dance through weekly classes and events for all levels of experience. We teach, dance, perform and provide live and DJ’d music to venues throughout Maine. Absolute beginners welcome, no partner needed. “The Hadacol Bouncers formed in the summer of 2013 for a Portland, Maine Swing Dance festival and have never looked back.  A…

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Check Mates! Chess

July 20 @ 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

July 20 @ 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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“Pinocchio” Film Screening

July 21 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

When the woodworker Geppetto (Christian Rub) sees a falling star, he wishes that the puppet he just finished, Pinocchio (Dickie Jones), could become a real boy. In the night, the Blue Fairy (Evelyn Venable) grants Geppetto's wish and asks Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards) to serve as the wooden boy's conscience. But the naive and trusting Pinocchio falls into the clutches of the wicked Honest John (Walter Catlett), who leads him astray to the sinful Pleasure Island.   Join Portland Summer…

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

July 22 @ 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

July 23 @ 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

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 feat. Brooklyn Swing Ensemble

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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

July 25 @ 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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Pilates Fitness Class

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Thursday, repeating until July 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come break a sweat in Congress Square Park with a Pilates class taught by Ash Salisbury. This class is free, and donations are welcome. This is an all-levels class -- all ages and abilities welcome! Pilates involves exercising through controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout. If practiced with consistency, Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and…

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Salsa Night with Primo Cubano & PM Salsa

July 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 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

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

July 27 @ 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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24-Hour Theater Marathon with Chimera Theatre Collective

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Stage Frenzy is a 24 Hour Theatre Marathon where, over the course of 24 hours, theater artists of various backgrounds, skill-sets, and artistic processes will convene to write, direct, act, design, and perform a freshly written crop of original short plays. Stage Frenzy is an opportunity for theater makers to create theater in its purest form, with little opportunity to over-think or second guess artistic decisions. It is also an opportunity to take risks. This is the time and place…

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The Way We Move Accessible Interactive Circus Arts

July 28 @ 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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“The Ghost & Mr. Chicken” Film Screening

July 28 @ 8:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Looking to score a break as a newspaper reporter and impress beautiful Alma Parker (Joan Staley), milquetoast typesetter Luther Heggs (Don Knotts) pitches a story about his small town's haunted house. When his editor (Dick Sargent) insists Luther spend a night alone in the spooky mansion, where a grisly murder-suicide had taken place decades earlier, the timid reporter learns that the house contains a supernatural resident who doesn't like visitors.   Join Portland Summer Films every Sunday at dusk from…

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Zumba Fitness Class

July 30 @ 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

July 31 @ 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

July 31 @ 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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August 2019

Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

August 1 @ 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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Ikirenga cy’Intore

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join Ikirenga cy’Intore for a free concert on First Friday in August in Congress Square!   Ikirenga cy’Intore is a local Portland dancing and drumming group performing the traditional dances of Rwanda. The choreography depicts scenes of hunting, fishing and other activities while wearing traditional costumes and moving to the rhythms being created on handmade drums.   Christielle Mutoniwase started the group in 2015 to perform at cultural events and weddings and there are now ten members who invite others…

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Check Mates! Chess

August 3 @ 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 3 @ 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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“Poltergeist” Film Screening

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Strange and creepy happenings beset an average California family, the Freelings -- Steve (Craig T. Nelson), Diane (JoBeth Williams), teenaged Dana (Dominique Dunne), eight-year-old Robbie (Oliver Robins), and five-year-old Carol Ann (Heather O'Rourke) -- when ghosts commune with them through the television set. Initially friendly and playful, the spirits turn unexpectedly menacing, and, when Carol Ann goes missing, Steve and Diane turn to a parapsychologist and eventually an exorcist for help.   Join Portland Summer Films every Sunday at dusk…

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Nia Fitness Class

August 5 @ 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 6 @ 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 7 @ 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 7 @ 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 8 @ 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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“Ideas, not Theories” Bicycle Band

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

IDEAS, NOT THEORIES, is a theatrical percussion show, the performance features original music which explores the use of unconventional instruments such as: bicycles, tap and body percussion, water, brushes, as well as traditional percussion instruments such as marimbas and drums. All of the musical works are linked together through a story line, physical theater and comedy, and original characters making the complete performance a unique, quirky and creative artistic experience. Stay after the show to learn how to play a bike and other unconventional…

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Check Mates! Chess

August 10 @ 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 10 @ 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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“We, Lilith” with Stage Rage

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

"We, Lilith" will be a devised piece that explores the story of Adam‘s first wife and how she was unfairly kicked out of Eden told in juxtaposition with stories of modern day women and non-binary or gender fluid people. Through movement, song, stories of her told throughout the ages, and our own stories of survival and persistence, with this piece we will no longer be silent. It’s time to scream like the demon goddess herself. Presented by Stage Rage.​​ "Stage…

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“The Goonies” Film Screening

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

A group of teenagers finds a map leading to a hidden treasure. They must overcome booby traps, natural obstructions, and a gang of desperate thieves in their race for the loot.   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 12 @ 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 13 @ 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 14 @ 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 14 @ 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 15 @ 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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Portland Swing Project feat. Imperial Hot Club

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

Join Portland Swing Project for live music and swing dancing in the Square! This month, Imperial Hot Club will perform, featuring guest fiddler Gabe Terracciano. Portland Swing Project spreads the appreciation of swing music and dance through weekly classes and events for all levels of experience. We 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

August 17 @ 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 17 @ 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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“Saving Mr. Banks” Film Screening

August 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to "Mary Poppins." The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney's proposition.   Join…

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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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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