Ready... Set... GO! So our June is off to a great start. We had three awesome shows last week. The Boston Hassle show presented 4 local bands, running the gamut from ingenue Ragu to local legend Bad History Month. The following evening showcased 4 youth musicians on The All You Got Tour. On Tuesday 6/12, we held our first children's event with a sing-a-long with Kassandra Melo. Both she & the bubble machine were a big hit & we can't wait to have her back!
UP NEXT - The Seba Molnar Jazz Quartet will grace our stage on Fri. 6/22, 7-9 pm. We had a cancellation for our scheduled theatrical performance on 6/24, so this might be it for June, #sadface. But don't worry, we will be back after the Independence Day break & will be going like gang busters! We are still ironing out contracts with performers, so we will be adding another 20 or so events to the schedule as things get signed. Stay tuned to the SCHEDULE page for updates! We are looking for volunteers to help us at each event, so if you have already received that email, please complete the poll & let us know your availability. If you haven't signed up to get email alerts yet (about shows, volunteer events, etc.), please do so on the GET INVOLVED page & we will contact you.
Have a safe & happy 4th everyone!
Hi everyone! Well we did it. Thanks to 50+ volunteers last week, the amphitheater is in tip-top shape & ready for our upcoming season. Please join us on Thursday, May 17, at 7 pm, as we celebrate the completion of the Herter Amphitheater Lighting Project, by flipping the switch & launching our summer season!
DCR Commissioner Leo Roy is expected to attend this event, as are other local & state officials. Please come out & support us! Show them that the community supports our restoration & programming efforts! RSVP not required but appreciated: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's everyone doing this Saturday, May 5th? Come on down to the ole Herter Amphitheater & help us get ready for our upcoming season (opening in just 3 weeks!). We need all hands on deck to help us rake, prune, weed, clean, scrape, paint & repair. If you have waders, boat hooks or pool nets, please bring 'em as we need help removing dead branches & debris from the moat. The day is short - just 9 AM - noon, so there is plenty of time to get your Cinco de Mayo on afterwards. And besides, what better way to enjoy an ice cold margarita or cerveza than after a few hours or hard (but rewarding!) work?
Please wear appropriate clothing, no open-toed shoes. Hats are always encouraged. Bring sunscreen or bug repellent, or what ever you may need. BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE OR SNACKS. Email Sasha at email@example.com to sign up.
This week, April 15 - 21, marks National Volunteer Week. The theme for National Volunteer Week is “Celebrate Service.” Volunteerism empowers individuals to find their purpose, to take their personal passion and turn it into meaningful change for their communities. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our volunteers who helped us & our project partner, the Charles River Conservancy, restore the Herter Park Amphitheater over the past two years, spending countless hours raking, pruning, weeding, sanding & painting. We also thank those who helped out at our shows last year - greeting guests, handing out programs, taking photos, & selling concessions.
We had a small, but very successful mini-season last year, with only a half-dozen or so performances. We are planning for so much more this season, and thus need more volunteers than ever. If you are interested in helping out in any way, or even if you want to stay informed for upcoming events, please head on over to our GET INVOLVED page to sign-up.
And if you would like to participate in our Volunteer Clean-Up Day on May 5, from 9 AM -12 PM, email Sasha at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Howdy folks! Are you an awesome, outgoing individual with some knowledge of theater tech & a flexible schedule? If so, we are looking for you! We are looking for 1-3 people to help us coordinate & manage the amphitheater space, from cleaning, event set up, volunteer coordination, working the lights, interfacing with patrons/vendors/performers to clean up & lights out. Our season runs from May to October, with 2-4 events per week. Access to a car is helpful but not mandatory. DEADLINE is FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 AT 5:00 PM. For full job description & further information, visit: http://bit.ly/FOHP-job18
And save the date! Our first volunteer clean-up day will be May 5! This will be our only open-call clean-up event this spring. Visit the SCHEDULE page for more info.
Just a quick update to let everyone one know we finally have our Twitter & Instagram accounts all set up (@herterpark for both), in addition to our Facebook page. So now you can follow us via your preferred social media platform. Or ALL of the above!
WE STILL NEED VOLUNTEERS for SATURDAY! As of this writing, we have TWO people signed up. That's it - just TWO. We need 4-6 people for three shifts lasting 3-4 hours/shift. If available, please sign-up here! http://bit.ly/FoHP-07-15-17
Well, it's finally happening - our Grand Re-Opening Kick-Of event this Saturday, July 15, from 3 pm to 8:30 pm!! This is a FREE show with a variety of programming for all ages. We are making final tweaks so bookmark the Schedule page for final line-up!
HELP: VOLUNTEERS WANTED! We need event staff to help us set up, staff tables & break-down. Each shift lasts 3-4 hours. More info & sign-up here: http://bit.ly/FoHP-07-15-17. We also need additional volunteers to run around photographing/filming the event.
FOOD TRUCK(s) WANTED! We have tried to line up a food truck but have not had any success due to our limited/non-existent budget. If you have any leads please contact us at email@example.com or through the Friends of Herter Park Facebook page.
Come to our OPEN HOUSE event on-site, at the amphitheater! Drop in anytime between 6:00 - 7:30 pm. (Rain date May 10th, same time.) Come meet the Friends of Herter Park! Find out who we are! See the space & our restoration efforts thus far. Hear about our plans for the future. Plenty of parking. FAMILIES WELCOME!
Volunteers - sign up for committees! (Programming, fundraising, site improvements, or communications & outreach)
Artists & entertainers - sign up to perform! Get a feel for the venue!
We have held several private/corporate volunteer clean-up days & have three more scheduled between now & mid-May. We raked out 140 bags of leaves! Yes, 140 bags!!! We are in the process of aerating, loaming & seeding the mounds facing the stage. Thanks to the Solomon Foundation for paying for the materials! We also want to thank the Esplanade Association for donating a 100 gallon watering tank to our project partner organization, the Charles River Conservancy. Watering the new grass seed is crucial for getting the grass to take. So all those dog-walkers strolling through the theater, please KEEP OFF THE GRASS while it is germinating. Thanks!!!
We did it! We broke the seal on 2017! We held our first clean-up day & boy, was it COLD! On Saturday, March 11th, ten committed community volunteers braved the freezing temperatures and joined the Charles River Conservancy for a chilly Herter Park Theatre cleanup. Originally scheduled from 9 am - 12 pm, a high of 23 degrees ended the event about an hour early. But in two hours, volunteers where able to get a lot done! Work included pruning branches obstructing pathways, removing dead limbs, and cutting back invasive multiflora rose. Thank you to all who came out!!! See you at the next one?