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Portland, ME 04101 United States

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June 2018

Tai Chi Chih & Qigong

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free 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 studies…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance featuring Darlene Underwood & Wild Rumpus

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

In traditional New England social dancing, everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. Every dance is taught and beginners or experienced dancers alike can jump right in during any dance. Come alone or bring a friend! Tonight, Darlene Underwood will be teaching dances, and Wild Rumpus will be playing music. Traveling from Ohio, these talented folk performers with have you eager to dance. Portland Intown Contra Dance enriches lives and cultivates a vibrant community through dance. They gather every Thursday night…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

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

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

June 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

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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Fishin’ Ships Food Truck

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Fishin' Ships Food Truck starts with a classic street food that pays tribute to Portland’s historic fishing industry - fish and chips! Then, they break the mold of what is traditionally considered fish and chips by offering craft beer batters made with gourmet ingredients. Look forward to a perfected classic, and twists like a basil and thai chili battered fish, prepared in Bissell Brothers Substance beer batter or a curry and onion battered fish, fried in Allagash White beer batter. A rotating menu of…

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Make Music Portland featuring Bellatrix

June 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Congress Square Park is excited to be a host for the 6th annual Make Music Portland 2018! Portland once again joins hundreds of cities around the world in celebrating the Summer Solstice & Make Music Day by filling the streets with free musical performances, music lessons, and community play-a-long events. Make Music Portland is a free, all-day celebration of sound that is open to all ages, genres, styles, and abilities. There will be play-a-long events for the musicians and non-musicians…

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Make Music Portland featuring The Casco Bay Tummlers

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

Make Music Portland, part of the international Fête de la Musique, is the official organizer of Make Music Day Portland, a festival of sound. Occurring annually on June 21, Make Music Day is a free event to attend and participate in and is open to all ages, genres, styles, and abilities. During this daylong celebration, the city comes alive with music. Performances take place on city sidewalks, in parks, patios, and even on back porches. Make Music Day Portland is…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Salsa Night with Primo Cubano & PM Salsa

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come to Congress Square Park from 6-8pm for an 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 primary…

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Check Mates! Chess

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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Pickwick & Friends Print Fair

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us for the 3rd 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.

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Films in the Square: “Back to the Future”

June 24 @ 8:45 pm - 10:45 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: June 24th -- Robert Zemeckis' "Back to the Future" In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified…

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Monday of the Minds Community Hip Hop Cypher

June 25 @ 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 September 24, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Monday of the Minds: A Community Hip Hop Showcase Presents “Hip Hop In The Park” in Downtown Portland, Maine. Join us in Congress Square Park for Freestyle Cyphers and Hip Hop Dance Classes hosted by Rizing In Life Entertainment. Celebrate the vibrant and ever growing scene in New England every fourth Monday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM before Monday of the Minds heads over to Flask Lounge for the evening.   This is a series! Join us every 4th…

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Community Drawing Circle

June 26 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come draw portraits of your neighbors! Artist Lucy Walker has invited artists and creative leaders from the community for portrait sessions in Congress Square Park - and you're invited to draw them! No experience or supplies necessary. Optional: Bring a board for drawing on if you have one, and any art supplies from home you'd like to play with. (We'll also have supplies.) Lucy Walker is a Maine artist and teacher living in Scarborough. She has a BA in Visual…

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Flow Yoga

June 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 11, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays after work for a 1-hour powerful, free public all levels yoga flow hosted by Be Well Portland. This will be a fun, upbeat class with music to keep you pumped up and creative flows to keep you moving. Bring a mat, water and any props you might like. Take this time to connect with your community, have some fun, maybe try something new, and de-stress your Tuesday! Head over to Taco Escobar for…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free 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 studies…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Kafari & Jake Hoffman

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

In this family-friendly event, Kafari (rhythm bones) and Jake Hoffman (banjo, guitar, voice) will lead an experience that is part concert and part history lesson, sing-along, square dance, and music class. After a short performance, audience members will have the opportunity to engage directly with the artists, learning to play the bones, lifting their voices in song, dancing in partners and groups, and engaging in a communal play-along. Kafari and Jake will finish the experience with another performance incorporating audience…

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

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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Somali Mainer’s Youth Network’s Community Arts Showcase

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join Somali Mainer's Youth Network for an evening of community arts - from music and fashion to poetry and acting! Somali Mainer's Youth Network's mission is to bring unity and awareness through the Somali community by empowering youth, getting both parents and youth involved in and aware of what goes on around their community. Through workshops, community service, and local events, they aspire to unite Somali Youth and give them opportunities to break the language barrier, gain educational opportunities, and engage…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Air National Guard Band of the Northeast

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast will present an exciting concert of wind band favorites in Congress Square Park on Friday, June 29! Free and open to the public. The premiere military band from within the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, they have played throughout the United States and abroad, and features a variety of classical, jazz, popular music, marches, patriotic favorites, and show tunes arranged for the concert band. A traditional Air National Guard squadron, the band consists…

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Check Mates! Chess

June 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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July 2018

Films in the Square: “Little Shop of Horrors”

July 1 @ 8:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: July 1st -- Frank Oz's "Little Shop of Horrors" Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a…

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Silent Book Club

July 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 4, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Welcome to introvert happy hour! Join others who love books every 1st Monday in Congress Square Park throughout the season. Bring a book you'd like to enjoy, talk with others who love books (if you wish), and simply enjoy the ambiance of the Square while reading with others. "There's no assigned reading at Silent Book Club. SBC can happen over coffee, over lunch, long distance, on Instagram, and in person once a month in more than 40 cities around the…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

July 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

July 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 27, 2018

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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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

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

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Dark Follies

July 6 @ 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:15pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 6, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Dark Follies is an award winning vaudeville style variety show based in Portland, Maine. Family friendly while still keeping an edge, Dark Follies features the live music of the Dark Follies Rhythm Orchestra, dancing, juggling, side show acts, fire performers and more. Celebrating their ten year anniversary, this year Dark Follies is showcasing performers who have shared the stage with the troupe over the past decade of their history as street performers in Portland. Dark Follies will perform in Congress…

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Check Mates! Chess

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

July 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Fishin’ Ships Food Truck

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Fishin' Ships Food Truck starts with a classic street food that pays tribute to Portland’s historic fishing industry - fish and chips! Then, they break the mold of what is traditionally considered fish and chips by offering craft beer batters made with gourmet ingredients. Look forward to a perfected classic, and twists like a basil and thai chili battered fish, prepared in Bissell Brothers Substance beer batter or a curry and onion battered fish, fried in Allagash White beer batter. A rotating menu of…

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Films in the Square: “Grease”

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

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: July 8th -- Randal Kleiser's, "Grease" Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of "Grease," the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad…

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Community Drawing Circle

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until September 11, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come draw portraits of your neighbors! Artist Lucy Walker has invited artists and creative leaders from the community for portrait sessions in Congress Square Park - and you're invited to draw them! No experience or supplies necessary. Optional: Bring a board for drawing on if you have one, and any art supplies from home you'd like to play with. (We'll also have supplies.) Lucy Walker is a Maine artist and teacher living in Scarborough. She has a BA in Visual…

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Flow Yoga

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 11, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays after work for a 1-hour powerful, free public all levels yoga flow hosted by Be Well Portland. This will be a fun, upbeat class with music to keep you pumped up and creative flows to keep you moving. Bring a mat, water and any props you might like. Take this time to connect with your community, have some fun, maybe try something new, and de-stress your Tuesday! Head over to Taco Escobar for…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

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

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

July 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 27, 2018

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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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

July 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Check Mates! Chess

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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Flea Bites Food Truck Brunch

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come to the park to enjoy an afternoon of live music and street food! This month, four trucks will be featured, and musicians TBA will perform. Sponsored by Portland Flea-for-All.   Flea Bites is a series! Join us in Congress Square Park for the Food Truck Brunch on third Sundays June through October from 11am - 3pm every time.

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Films in the Square: “The Great Outdoors”

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

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: July 15th -- Howard Deutch’s "The Great Outdoors" It's vacation time for outdoorsy Chicago man Chet Ripley (John Candy), along with his wife, Connie (Stephanie Faracy), and their two kids, Buck (Chris Young) and Ben (Ian Giatti). But a serene weekend of fishing at a Wisconsin lakeside cabin…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

July 15 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Portland Intown Contra Dance featuring Dugan Murphy with The Riff Raff

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

In traditional New England social dancing, everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. Every dance is taught and beginners or experienced dancers alike can jump right in during any dance. Come alone or bring a friend! Tonight, Dugan Murphy will be teaching dances, and The Riff Raff will be playing music. Hailing from here in Portland, Maine, Murphy is a nationally acclaimed contra dance caller, teaching with clarity and joy. The Riff Raff comes mostly from Western Massachusetts, and is…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

July 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

July 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 27, 2018

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 featuring Tom Whitehead’s Rites of Swing

July 20 @ 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, Tom Whitehead's Rites of Swing 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. "Rites of Swing is lead by vocalist, guitarist and pianist, Tom Whitehead. The ensemble also features Michael Arciero on…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

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

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Check Mates! Chess

July 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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Fishin’ Ships Food Truck

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Fishin' Ships Food Truck starts with a classic street food that pays tribute to Portland’s historic fishing industry - fish and chips! Then, they break the mold of what is traditionally considered fish and chips by offering craft beer batters made with gourmet ingredients. Look forward to a perfected classic, and twists like a basil and thai chili battered fish, prepared in Bissell Brothers Substance beer batter or a curry and onion battered fish, fried in Allagash White beer batter. A rotating menu of…

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Films in the Square: “Rebel Without a Cause”

July 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: July 22nd -- Nicholas Ray's "Rebel without a Cause" After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark (James Dean) is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond…

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Monday of the Minds Community Hip Hop Cypher

July 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 September 24, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Monday of the Minds: A Community Hip Hop Showcase Presents “Hip Hop In The Park” in Downtown Portland, Maine. Join us in Congress Square Park for Freestyle Cyphers and Hip Hop Dance Classes hosted by Rizing In Life Entertainment. Celebrate the vibrant and ever growing scene in New England every fourth Monday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM before Monday of the Minds heads over to Flask Lounge for the evening.   This is a series! Join us every 4th…

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Community Drawing Circle

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come draw portraits of your neighbors! Artist Lucy Walker has invited artists and creative leaders from the community for portrait sessions in Congress Square Park - and you're invited to draw them! No experience or supplies necessary. Optional: Bring a board for drawing on if you have one, and any art supplies from home you'd like to play with. (We'll also have supplies.) Lucy Walker is a Maine artist and teacher living in Scarborough. She has a BA in Visual…

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Flow Yoga

July 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 11, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays after work for a 1-hour powerful, free public all levels yoga flow hosted by Be Well Portland. This will be a fun, upbeat class with music to keep you pumped up and creative flows to keep you moving. Bring a mat, water and any props you might like. Take this time to connect with your community, have some fun, maybe try something new, and de-stress your Tuesday! Head over to Taco Escobar for…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

July 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 27, 2018

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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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

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

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Salsa Night with Primo Cubano & PM Salsa

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

Come to Congress Square Park from 6-8pm for an 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 primary…

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Check Mates! Chess

July 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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“The Way We Move” Accessible Interactive Circus Arts

July 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Films in the Square: “The Man who Knew too Much”

July 29 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: July 29th -- Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew too Much" Dr. Ben McKenna (James Stewart) is on vacation with his wife (Doris Day) and son in Morocco when a chance encounter with a stranger sets their trip, and their lives, on a drastically different course. The stranger,…

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August 2018

Tai Chi Chih & Qigong

August 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free 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 studies…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

August 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

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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Fishin’ Ships Food Truck

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Fishin' Ships Food Truck starts with a classic street food that pays tribute to Portland’s historic fishing industry - fish and chips! Then, they break the mold of what is traditionally considered fish and chips by offering craft beer batters made with gourmet ingredients. Look forward to a perfected classic, and twists like a basil and thai chili battered fish, prepared in Bissell Brothers Substance beer batter or a curry and onion battered fish, fried in Allagash White beer batter. A rotating menu of…

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Raging Brass

August 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Raging Brass is a 7-piece band collectively creating Afro-Caribbean music. They are a brass-roots dance band following the musical migration from West Africa to Cuba, Jamaica, and Brazil with the spirit of New Orleans. This eclectic group was established in 2014 by trumpeter and bandleader Marc Chillemi in Southern Maine. Raging Brass explores roots music fueled by the rhythmic and melodic intuition of each player in the styles of Afro-Beat, Ska, Soukous, Highlife, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Samba, Cumbia, and Salsa.…

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Dark Follies

August 3 @ 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 8:15pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 6, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Dark Follies is an award winning vaudeville style variety show based in Portland, Maine. Family friendly while still keeping an edge, Dark Follies features the live music of the Dark Follies Rhythm Orchestra, dancing, juggling, side show acts, fire performers and more. Celebrating their ten year anniversary, this year Dark Follies is showcasing performers who have shared the stage with the troupe over the past decade of their history as street performers in Portland. Dark Follies will perform in Congress…

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Check Mates! Chess

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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Films in the Square: “War Games”

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: August 5th -- John Badham's "War Games" High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation's nuclear arsenal in response to his…

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Silent Book Club

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until September 4, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Welcome to introvert happy hour! Join others who love books every 1st Monday in Congress Square Park throughout the season. Bring a book you'd like to enjoy, talk with others who love books (if you wish), and simply enjoy the ambiance of the Square while reading with others. "There's no assigned reading at Silent Book Club. SBC can happen over coffee, over lunch, long distance, on Instagram, and in person once a month in more than 40 cities around the…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free 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 studies…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

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

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

August 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

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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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Check Mates! Chess

August 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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Films in the Square: “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”

August 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: August 12th -- Steven Spielberg "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" 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…

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Community Drawing Circle

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Second of the month, repeating until September 11, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come draw portraits of your neighbors! Artist Lucy Walker has invited artists and creative leaders from the community for portrait sessions in Congress Square Park - and you're invited to draw them! No experience or supplies necessary. Optional: Bring a board for drawing on if you have one, and any art supplies from home you'd like to play with. (We'll also have supplies.) Lucy Walker is a Maine artist and teacher living in Scarborough. She has a BA in Visual…

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Flow Yoga

August 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 11, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays after work for a 1-hour powerful, free public all levels yoga flow hosted by Be Well Portland. This will be a fun, upbeat class with music to keep you pumped up and creative flows to keep you moving. Bring a mat, water and any props you might like. Take this time to connect with your community, have some fun, maybe try something new, and de-stress your Tuesday! Head over to Taco Escobar for…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free 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 studies…

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Portland Intown Contra Dance featuring Dugan Murphy with Maivish

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

In traditional New England social dancing, everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. Every dance is taught and beginners or experienced dancers alike can jump right in during any dance. Come alone or bring a friend! Tonight, Dugan Murphy will be teaching dances, and Maivish will be playing music. Hailing from here in Portland, Maine, Murphy is a nationally acclaimed contra dance caller, teaching with clarity and joy. Maivish explores the landscape of time-honored melodies and songs, and comes home…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

August 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

August 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

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 featuring The Bailsmen

August 17 @ 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, The Bailsmen 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. "Brooklyn’s The Bailsmen play Jazz and Vintage Swing. With over 200 events and concerts a year, The Bailsmen are New York's…

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Check Mates! Chess

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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Flea Bites Food Truck Brunch

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come to the park to enjoy an afternoon of live music and street food! This month, four trucks will be featured, and musicians TBA will perform. Sponsored by Portland Flea-for-All.   Flea Bites is a series! Join us in Congress Square Park for the Food Truck Brunch on third Sundays June through October from 11am - 3pm every time.

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Fishin’ Ships Food Truck

August 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Fishin' Ships Food Truck starts with a classic street food that pays tribute to Portland’s historic fishing industry - fish and chips! Then, they break the mold of what is traditionally considered fish and chips by offering craft beer batters made with gourmet ingredients. Look forward to a perfected classic, and twists like a basil and thai chili battered fish, prepared in Bissell Brothers Substance beer batter or a curry and onion battered fish, fried in Allagash White beer batter. A rotating menu of…

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Films in the Square: “New York Stories”

August 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: August 19th -- Norman Tokar's Woody Allen's, "New York Stories" 3 Short Stories: Martin Scorsese's "Life Lessons," Francis Coppola's "Life Without Zoe" and Woody Allen's "Oedipus Wrecks."   Portland Summer Films will play every Sunday evening at dusk in Congress Square Park from June 3rd through August 26th.…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free 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 studies…

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Falafel Mafia Food Truck

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Falafel Mafia is a Maine based food truck and catering company specializing in Falafel pita pockets and other Middle Eastern cuisine. They aim to support local farms while making creative and delicious food, much of which is vegetarian or vegan. And they'll be in Congress Square Park regularly throughout the season! Check out our calendar to see which events will feature their cuisine.  

Find out more »

Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

August 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

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

Come to Congress Square Park from 6-8pm for an 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 primary…

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Check Mates! Chess

August 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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“The Way We Move” Accessible Interactive Circus Arts

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Films in the Square: “Black Panther”

August 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue. This week: August 26th -- Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther" After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when…

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Monday of the Minds Community Hip Hop Cypher

August 27 @ 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 September 24, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Monday of the Minds: A Community Hip Hop Showcase Presents “Hip Hop In The Park” in Downtown Portland, Maine. Join us in Congress Square Park for Freestyle Cyphers and Hip Hop Dance Classes hosted by Rizing In Life Entertainment. Celebrate the vibrant and ever growing scene in New England every fourth Monday from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM before Monday of the Minds heads over to Flask Lounge for the evening.   This is a series! Join us every 4th…

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Community Drawing Circle

August 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come draw portraits of your neighbors! Artist Lucy Walker has invited artists and creative leaders from the community for portrait sessions in Congress Square Park - and you're invited to draw them! No experience or supplies necessary. Optional: Bring a board for drawing on if you have one, and any art supplies from home you'd like to play with. (We'll also have supplies.) Lucy Walker is a Maine artist and teacher living in Scarborough. She has a BA in Visual…

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Flow Yoga

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until September 25, 2018

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until September 11, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Join us on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays after work for a 1-hour powerful, free public all levels yoga flow hosted by Be Well Portland. This will be a fun, upbeat class with music to keep you pumped up and creative flows to keep you moving. Bring a mat, water and any props you might like. Take this time to connect with your community, have some fun, maybe try something new, and de-stress your Tuesday! Head over to Taco Escobar for…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2018

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free 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 studies…

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Chase the Chill: Knitting in Public

August 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until September 27, 2018

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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September 2018

Check Mates! Chess

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

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.* Check Mates! Chess…

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“The Way We Move” Accessible Interactive Circus Arts

September 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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