Local Montessori schools to host Boardwalk Block Party on Saturday, August 7th

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Haverhill, MA — Local Wildflower Montessori schools, Wisteria Montessori of 76 Merrimack Street, Marigold Montessori of 26 White Street and Snowdrop Montessori, slated to open this September at 181 Washington Street, are hosting a community block party on the boardwalk at Harbor Place on Saturday, August 7, 4-7pm with an outdoor movie to follow. The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, August 8. The event will offer an afternoon of free, family-friendly programming.

There will be an exhibit of original artwork created by the children of Marigold and Wisteria Montessori schools, a community mosaic project led by local artist Faith Benedetti and interactive science experiments. Children will have the opportunity to participate in yoga, music and dance activities.
Youth organizations, VIP (Violence Intervention & Prevention), The Merrimack Valley NAACP Youth Council and the Model UN will be set up with tables sharing information and hosting activities. The youth bands of BeImagine Music Studio will be hosting performances, and Melanie Capalbo of Rise will be leading a dance demo.
The Haverhill Public Library will have free books and fun giveaways for all ages, as well as information on library services for children, parents, and teachers. Wisteria Montessori School will be offering school tours for interested families throughout the event.

A screening of the 1973 movie, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler will follow the block party at sundown. The full schedule can be found on the Boardwalk Block Party Facebook event page. Inquiries can be emailed to wildflowerblockparty@gmail.com.

The art curriculum used for the children’s exhibit and the block party programming are made possible by generous grant funding from the Haverhill Cultural Council.

Snowdrop, Marigold and Wisteria Montessori Schools are part of the Wildflower network, an ecosystem of decentralized Montessori micro-schools that support children, teachers, and parents. Wildflower aspires to give all children and families the opportunity to choose high quality, beautiful learning environments as they follow life’s unfolding journey. To learn more about the Haverhill Wildflower schools, email infohaverhill@wildflowerschools.org.

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Hailey Moschella

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