Two existing local Montessori Wildflower Schools and a new one are planning a free community block party on the downtown Haverhill promenade with an outdoor movie to follow.
Glycine Montessori, 76, rue Merrimack; Marigold Montessori, 26, rue White; and Snowdrop Montessori, scheduled to open in September at 181 Washington Street, are hosting the event on Saturday, August 7 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Representative Brian S. Dempsey’s promenade behind Harbor Place. A rainy date is forecast for Sunday August 8th.
There will be an exhibition of original artwork created by children from Marigold and Wisteria Montessori schools, a community mosaic project led by local artist Faith Benedetti and interactive science experiments. Children also have the opportunity to participate in yoga, music and dance activities.
Youth organizations, Violence Prevention and Intervention, Merrimack Valley NAACP Youth Council and Model UN will share information and organize activities. Youth groups from Be Imagine Music Studio will host performances and Melanie Capalbo from Rise will lead a dance demonstration.
Haverhill Public Library also plans to offer free books and fun gifts for all ages, as well as information on library services for children, parents and teachers. The Wisteria Montessori School will be offering school visits to interested families throughout the event.
A screening of the 1973 film, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, follows the block party at sunset.
Questions can be emailed to [emailÂ protected].