After another long, lazy, sticky summer, the cooler air of September seems to wake us all up and reminds us to dust offer our collective social calendars. This weekend gets things moving in Harvard Square with the New England Americana Festival. With five venues and three nights music, Harvard Square will be jumping September 13th-15th. For performance and ticket information please visit http://newenglandamericana.com/. For a special treat, check out the Free Daytime Outdoor Stage at Winthrop Park on Saturday, September 15th.
If music is not your thing-how about something a little more “out there”? The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics opens itself up to the public once a month for free public lectures. On September 20th the topic will be “Hunting Alien Moons.” For more information and a list of upcoming public events at the center please visit http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/events/public_events.html. Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Around that same time, on Earth we will be finding our balance. On September 23rd, the 9th annual Revels Reversing celebrating the Autumnal Equinox will occur. The free event is perfect for families. After a kick off at Winthrop Park at 5pm, follow by a 5:45pm procession to the Charles River, the singing goes into high gear at 6pm. For more information check out the Revels website http://www.revels.org/ .
No matter what you do in the coming weeks, we at Harding House hope you will take a minute to savor these last few warm days of late summer and enjoy this wonderful time of year when days are still bright and the sunshine is still warm, they will gone before you know it.