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May 2008 Events Calendar

Current Special Exhibit - - through November 2018
JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
9 am - 5 pm | AD: $14 | Seniors & Students: $12 | CH & Veterans: $10 | Ages 12 & under: Free
1 866 JFK-1960 | 617-514-1600 | Exhibit details

JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos is the title of the exhibition commemorating President Kennedy’s centenary. Featuring a compelling selection of items drawn mostly from the Kennedy Library’s collections, the exhibition chronicles historic milestones in the President’s career, administration, and his personal life. Highlights include items from his childhood and adolescence; a flag from PT 109 (the boat commanded by JFK during World War II); items relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and notes in preparation of his landmark address on civil rights. Several items have never before been displayed, including some of JFK’s personal belongings. This special exhibition reflects the arc of President Kennedy’s life—the challenges, burdens, and opportunities of his life and times—as well as the sweep of history over the last century.

May 1, 3 & 5

Boston Symphony Orchestra:
All-Brahms Program Piano Concerto No. 2 Symphony No. 2

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm |

BSO Conductor Emeritus Bernard Haitink leads the final series of the 2017-2018 season, an all-Brahms program featuring beloved pianist Emanuel Ax in the composer’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 2. The turbulent First, the Second Concerto is a magisterial, far-ranging work of symphonic proportions, in four movements rather than a typical concerto’s three. Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 was composed relatively quickly in 1877, following his extended, years-long effort to complete the long-awaited First. The lilting Second Symphony is generally regarded as the most genial and relaxed of Brahms’s four great works in the genre.

May 5

BRT Presents:The Atwater-Donnelly Trio

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $16 | Call to Reserve: 401-725-9272 |

BRT favorites Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return with Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, cello and vocals to present an engaging concert of traditional American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. They have performed and researched folk music extensively in New England, Ireland, England, Prince Edward Island, the Ozarks, and Appalachia.

May 7, 14, 21, 28

ICCNE Presents:
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
781 821-8291

Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square. No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.

May 21-28 (ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!)

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,635 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | | Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!

James and Deborah Fallows

May 29

JFK Library Forum Presents:
The Heart of America

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Chick here to register
617 514-1644 |

Panelists including James and Deborah Fallows, authors of Our Towns: A 100,000 Mile Journey into the Heart of America, and Hillary Frey, executive editor of HuffPost, shed light on contemporary issues facing the heart of America.

Kerry Kennedy

May 30

JFK Library Forum Presents: Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Chick here to register
617 514-1644 |

Kerry Kennedy, pictured, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund, and LaDonna Harris, founder and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, discuss Kennedy's new book, Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope, a collection of interviews with world leaders, activists, and celebrities about her father’s influence.

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