SEPTEMBER 29 SCHEDULE
MINUTEMAN BIKEWAY DAY IN ARLINGTON
Celebrating 25 years of the Minuteman Bikeway
A roving jazz harpist performing from a wagon pulled by a bicyclist, 10 miles of haiku poetry, and live music in multiple outdoor locations are some of the exciting activities planned for Saturday, September 29 from 11 am to 3 pm. Arlington, Lexington and Bedford have joined forces to organize a free, festive celebration of the 10-mile bike trail that connects their communities.
SPY POND PARK (intersection of Linwood Street and the Bike path)
The A-Town Brass Band, an all volunteer group made up of Arlington residents of all ages performing New Orleans style brass band music.
The Lokensgard Blechblaser Ensemble. performing a mix of classical and “pops” repertoire.
AERONAUT ARLINGTON BEER GARDEN (Whittemore Park, Arlington Center)
1 – 3 pm
Will Hatch and Co: a singer-songwriter offering a nuanced take on classic American themes. Spinning spider webs on guitar and banjo, Will’s songs meld poetry with detailed finger picking.
ON THE BIKEWAY NEAR TRADER JOE'S & HURD FIELD (Arlington Heights)
The AHS Jazz Combo, a quintet of Arlington High School Students performing jazz, funk, originals, and rock music
The Grüvmeiners, they look like a Oompa Band but sound like your 80's mix tapes; dance to your favorites by Madonna, Jackson 5, Wham! and more!
ROVING HARPIST ON THE BIKEWAY
Acclaimed Jazz Harpist Deborah Henson Conant travels the globe to share her music; today she's travelling the Bikeway! Deborah lives in Arlington and is a big fan of the bikeway; she will performing along its 10 miles from from a wagon pulled by Bedford Bicycle Committee member Dave Enos, one of the extraordinary volunteers who has helped organize the celebration.
POETRY: HAIKU HANGOUT
From 11 am to 3 pm on Uncle Sam Plaza in Arlington Center, join Arlington Public Art, 4 local poets and Cambridge Typewriter. Write new haiku on vintage typewriters, learn about Bikeway Haiku, and share your haiku poetry through an open mic. Set off to explore 10 miles of poetry stenciled written by people of all ages and walks of life, stenciled on the Bikeway from Alewife to Lexington.
ArtsLink Arlington, the town’s newest arts group, will join Arlington Public Art in Uncle Sam Plaza with an eco-friendly installation of transformed trash and information about their artist-based organization.
Welcome these haikus
On our beloved bikeway.
Let's call them "baikus."
– Steve Baggish
Not just for bikers
But for writers – searching
for the perfect word.
– Irene Hannigan
The Arlington Bike Committee will be on hand to talk about any concerns or ideas around biking in Arlington, on the Minuteman and off! Look for their table at the Aeronaut Arlington Beer Garden.
This event is sponsored by Aeronaut Arlington, Artist & Craftsman Supply Company, the National Park Service, and many individual supporters and volunteers.