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Backyard Block Party

Join us for an afternoon of FREE fun at our 8th annual Backyard Block Party on Sunday, June 3rd from 12:00-4:00 pm at Agassiz Baldwin Community and Maud Morgan Arts.

Things To Do:

  • Fold & Dye at a Maud Morgan Arts Family Workshop
  • Learn Tai Chi with Living Well Network’s Jean Lukitsh at 12:30 PM & 1:30 PM
  • Blow giant bubbles
  • Build with big blue blocks
  • Play bocce (weather permitting)
  • Snack on watermelon, popcorn, and lemonade
  • Give and get at the Multi-generational Clothing Swap, organized by Living Well Network
  • Compete against your buddies in our new Game Tent
  • Visit the Portrait Studio
  • Relax in the shade
  • Get a kid-designed temporary tattoo ($1 per tattoo)
  • Stretch with Leela Yoga & Wellness‘s Family Yoga at 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM

Things To See:

Balloon Twisting with Wendy
2:00 PM, Front Porch

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Baldwin Tower
3:00 PM, Fort Agassiz play structure

Agassiz Afterschool Dance Crew
3:15 PM, MMA stage

Community Open Mic Performances
3:30 PM, MMA stage

From the Studios: Student Art Show
All day, in the Chandler Gallery

Community Open Mic
NEW in 2018: Sign up to perform at our Community Open Mic! Do you sing, play an instrument, or recite poetry? We want to hear you (please keep your performance family-friendly)! There will be a 2-song or 5-minute limit per performer. RSVP now by emailing: psinclair@agassiz.org.

Temporary Tattoo Contest
As part of the Backyard Block Party, young people and adults are encouraged to submit designs to our 2nd annual temporary tattoo contest. Winning designs are chosen via a community vote and the tattoos debut at the Block Party ($1 per tattoo). Creators of winning designers will also receive a small prize. Download the guidelines.


  1. Each person may submit up to two designs.
  2. Designs should be between 1 inch and 3 inches on all sides.
  3. Light colors like yellow will not show up well on skin, so use bright colors like red, and dark colors like black and purple. If you use a light color, try outlining it in black.
  4. Keep the theme of your design kid-appropriate, please. ABC staff reserve the right to exclude designs that are deemed inappropriate for children.
  5. Email your completed designs to mwoods@agassiz.org by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 16.

Three Winners
Voting will take place on May 12-16.

  • Kid’s pick- chosen by students in ABC and MMA programs
  • Community pick- chosen by community members
  • Staff pick- chosen by ABC and MMA staff and faculty

See more photos from our 2017 event on Flickr.

The 2018 Backyard Block Party is sponsored in part by a grant from Mass Cultural Council.

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