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Portland, ME 04101 United States

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April 2019

World Tai Chi & Qigong Day – Free Kick-off Class!

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Come Kick Off This Season's Free T'ai Chi Chih Moving Meditation Classes at Congress Square Park with a preview practice taking place on World Wide T'ai Chi/Qigong Day, Saturday, April 27 at 10 am, in the Square. Classes will then start on Wednesday, May 1, meeting weekly on Wednesdays at 10 am. Always FREE to the public. Old pros and those who have just started practice, as well as curious bystanders of all ages wellcome!   What's Tai Chi? Tai…

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May 2019

Spring Volunteer Day!

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Be a part of preparing Congress Square Park for Spring! We’ll meet the morning of Wednesday, May 1st from 9am – noon to: Hang lovely patio lighting Bring out the cafe tables, chairs and umbrellas Clean and tidy the park and furniture Paint the wooden benches Dress in layers in clothing you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. We’ll have all the supplies needed, though you may wish to bring your own work gloves. All ages, all people welcome! RSVP to Dela…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until September 25, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

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

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Community Dialogue with MECA

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

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

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Check Mates! Chess

May 4 @ 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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Hope Day with Yellow Tulip Project

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The 3rd Annual Yellow Hope Day Celebration is an event focused on community building and stigma reduction of mental illness. Hosted on Sunday, May 5th in Congress Square Park from noon - 2pm, the event will feature music, speeches, poetry, wellness tables, crafts, and hopeful activities. Hope Day will conclude with a community walk to Longfellow Square to view the Community Hope Garden that was planted there in October. The Yellow Tulip Project focuses on smashing the stigma that surrounds mental…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Maine Academy of Modern Music Showcase

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

The Maine Academy of Modern Music will host a MAMMOTH Brass Band, Rock Chorus, and Strings Pop-Up performance at Congress Square Park on Friday, May 10th from 6-8pm. FREE and open to the public! ABOUT MAMMMOTH: Where MAMM is already well known for its fun, electric guitar-driven rock programming such as its popular summer camp series, its annual Girls Rock! concert, and the MAMM SLAM battle of the bands competition, the Academy's new MAMMOTH programs allow the school to broaden…

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Check Mates! Chess

May 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

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

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Clowning Workshop with Tennessee Shakespeare Company

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Interested in learning how to clown?! Come play! Carmen Maria, Education Manager at Tennessee Shakespeare Company will lead a workshop open to the public and passers-by on clowning/physical theater for everyone. All ages, all welcome! Carmen Maria, Education Manager at Tennessee Shakespeare Company, has also worked with Portland Stage and Theater at Monmouth, Orlando Shakespeare (FL), Advice to the Players (NH), We Players (SF), Co-Founder: Bare Portland, Founder: Bare Theatre (NC) and Nickel Shakespeare Girls (National). She is a Shakespeare…

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Interactive Bunraku Puppetry with Figures of Speech Theatre

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Try your hand at bunraku puppetry in a free playshop with Figures of Speech Theatre! Participants will work in groups of 2-3 puppeteers to animate a single puppet and create short, non-verbal performances, which we’ll share with each other. Along with noh and kabuki, bunraku is one of the “high forms” of theater in Japan. We’ll make it easy & accessible for people of all ages and abilities! Figures of Speech Theatre creates and tours visionary works of performance forged…

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Check Mates! Chess

May 18 @ 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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Volunteer Gardening Day!

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

It's time to plant! Be a part of beautifying Congress Square Park! We’ll meet the morning of day, May 18 from 9am – noon to: * Plant flowers and greenery in all of the beds * Replant and pot the moveable planters Dress in layers in clothing you wouldn’t mind getting dirty. We’ll have all the supplies needed, though you may wish to bring your own work gloves. All ages, all people welcome! RSVP to Dela Murphy, Executive Director at…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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The Spring Share with MaineShare

May 22 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

It’s Spring! Let’s Get Together for Maine!   You Love Life here! So do we. Healthy Living, The Outdoors, Good People and Great Causes. We are proud to call Maine home and want to do our part to help our communities thrive. We can all make a difference by celebrating Maine’s most valued giving day.   Every May, The SpringShare (@thespringshare) celebrates nonprofit organizations in Maine. Our goal is to grow awareness and raise $50,000 to support all they do…

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The FLUKES Ukulele Band

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

The FLUKES – or the Falmouth Library Ukulele Society – boast a membership of over 35 ukulele musicians. They play everything from Bach to the Beatles and beyond! During weekly Wednesday night rehearsals, led by their fearless leader, Nina Allen Miller, they’ve built a repertoire from many different musical genres, practicing, playing and most of all having a lot of fun. So far they have triumphantly performed throughout New England, including performances with the Portland Symphony Orchestra at “Magic of…

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Sister Steel – Drum Playshop & Concert

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

Sister Steel will host a playshop and performance in Congress Square Park on May 24 from 6-8pm. Come learn how to play a rhythm on a steel drum and then make music with your neighbors! Performances will sandwich the playshop. Sister Steel is the next generation of New England steel band enthusiasts and they have been honored to not only grow up with a direct link to Trinidad and Tobago, but to learn from the best outside of the Caribbean.…

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Check Mates! Chess

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

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

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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Ballet Bloom Project – Dance Performance

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

Ballet Bloom Project will present a dance performance comprised of 5 contemporary ballet works. A performance series will be hosted at 6pm, then repeat at 7pm. The world of ballet continues to “bloom” and progress as dancers and choreographers explore the art form and repeatedly push new boundaries to expand the definition of ballet to include a contemporary aesthetic. Ballet Bloom Project is a project-based performing group, led by founder and resident choreographer Rose Hutchins, with a mission to advance…

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June 2019

Check Mates! Chess

June 1 @ 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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“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Film Screening

June 2 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children's television show Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.   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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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

June 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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

June 5 @ 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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Square Hop feat. Sea Level & The Memorial Skylight

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

On June 7 from 6-8pm, Sea Level & The Memorial Skylight will present a full park sound installation - a living moving three dimensional soundscape. As visitors navigate Congress Square Park, they'll experience in-the-moment individualized and collective musical compositions that are responsive to natural parameters like sunset, humidity, and the activity of people, animals, and insects. The performance will include various musical guests as well as live shadow art accompaniment directed by Ian Bannon of Figures Of Speech Theater. Sea…

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Check Mates! Chess

June 8 @ 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

June 8 @ 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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“Best Of Hell” with 2Sheets Theater

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

A smattering of of 2Sheets Theater Company's favorite stories so far. Skunks making love on the hood of a car, bugs looking for honey, Eastern European servants, time traveling accountants. Short and wise tales of hysterical existentialism, warring ideals, and playful philosophy. 2Sheets Theater has been described by the Portland Phoenix thusly: "You never know exactly what you’ll get from 2 Sheets Theater Company, but the small and adventurous collective of friends and collaborators produces original and devised theatrical works…

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“Rebel Without a Cause” Film Screening

June 9 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

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 with a disturbed classmate, Plato (Sal Mineo), and falls for local girl Judy (Natalie Wood). However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz (Corey Allen). When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's…

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Zumba Fitness Class

June 11 @ 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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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

June 12 @ 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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Neveah Dance Circus

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Nevaeh Dance Circus is an innovative, creative, and talented group of movement artists from the hills of western Maine. Their modern form of dance theater incorporates a variety of different dance styles, and forms circus arts. Come to Congress Square Park on June 14 from 6-8pm to enjoy a performance that's a fusion of dance, theater, comedy and circus arts! Nevaeh can be seen entertaining at a variety of venues such as festivals, fairs, camps, music shows and more! Nevaeh…

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Check Mates! Chess

June 15 @ 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

June 15 @ 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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“Best in Show” Film Screening

June 16 @ 8:45 pm - 10:45 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives -- the Mayflower Dog Show. The canine contestants and their owners are as wondrously diverse as the great country that has bred them.   Join Portland Summer Films every Sunday at dusk from June through August for free…

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Zumba Fitness Class

June 18 @ 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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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. Maine Inside Out

June 19 @ 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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Make Music Portland feat. Instrument Petting Zoo

June 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

Congress Square Park is excited to be a host for the 7th annual Make Music Portland! 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 to…

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Make Music Portland feat. Boston Opera Outreach Troupe

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

Congress Square Park is excited to be a host for the 7th annual Make Music Portland! 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 to…

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Check Mates! Chess

June 22 @ 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

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

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

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The Way We Move Accessible Interactive Circus Arts

June 23 @ 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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“Back to the Future” Film Screening

June 23 @ 8:45 pm - 10:45 pm
Congress Square Park Portland, ME 04101 United States

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 DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the…

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

June 24 @ 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

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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

July 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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 3 @ 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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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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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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

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

An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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 10 @ 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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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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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
|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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“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
|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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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 17 @ 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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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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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
|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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“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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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 24 @ 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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Pilates Fitness Class

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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
|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

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
|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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

July 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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
|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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August 2019

Check Mates! Chess

August 3 @ 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

August 3 @ 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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“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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Zumba Fitness Class

August 6 @ 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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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
|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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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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“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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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. This class is free, and donations are welcome! 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 45-minute classes every Tuesday…

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Tai Chi Chih & Qigong Moving Meditation Classes

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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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