Here are some dates to put in your calendar!
The May 8 scheduled meeting was postponed to May 15, as the Malden River Works Steering Committee was also meeting on May 8. Since there are overlapping members of Malden River Works and the Friends of the Malden River (FoMR), they will be postponing the monthly meeting to May 15 via Zoom.
New: Saturday, May 13, 1-4 p.m.: Wicked Cool Mystic will be treating folks to ice cream at Kierstead Park in Malden. We want to hear from you! Share ideas with us of how city policies and infrastructure can keep us cool during the increasing heat waves! Did I mention free ice cream and fun activities? You can fill out a Malden community survey at https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erDwrhJ8NqHVTTw or in your home language (best):
- Arabic: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_78NPsQMhnq5Uke2
- English: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_erDwrhJ8NqHVTTw
- Simplified Chinese: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bQxqfE2xhPfpSJ0
- Spanish: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_24qHiug8Q0mvyui
- Vietnamese: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_839WYrGDVgRyaSa
- Portuguese: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3z0erS0vCaV1pLU
- Haitian Creole: https://bostonu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_88R2aA6GgucvnbU
Sunday, May 14, 9:30-noon: Idle Hands Craft Ales is running a Malden River/Neighborhood Cleanup with a complimentary beer for people over 21 years old. Let’s celebrate Mother Earth by caring and sharing with Running Club Malden and FoMR. To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mothers-day-for-mother-earth-malden-river-cleanup-tickets-596003030107?fbclid=IwAR1LrOG26M1ogJ-lQRPrpuitmMSJ9P49yjH9hoCYv5fKBI2BrWDuyOh61go or just show up!
Sunday, May 21, 8:00-noonish: The Mystic River Watershed Association’s 27th Annual Herring Run and Paddle (https://mysticriver.org/calendar/2023/5/21/27th-annual-mystic-river-herring-run-and-paddle) at Blessing of the Bay Boathouse. Register now for a fantastic way to support the Mystic River. Bike to the Sea will be leading a 14-mile bike ride (11:00-1:00). For more information go to https://biketothesea.org/event/2022-herring-run-paddle-bike-copy/
Saturday, June 3, 2 p.m.-5 p.m.: Explore Malden River with the Chinese Culture Connection and Malden River Works. Come to River’s Edge for an Environmental Science Fair and family fun with games and activities. More information to follow!
Saturday, June 10,12-7 p.m.: Malden PorchFest throughout our Fair City! (https://maldenporchfest.com/)
Saturday, June 17, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Juneteenth in Malden: at Lincoln Commons with music, performances and a free community BBQ. For more information go to https://cityofmalden.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=3446
Support the Massachusetts Waterways with a Massachusetts Environmental Trust license plate; purchase an Environmental Trust Plate – https://www.mass.gov/guides/a-guide-to-purchasing-a-specialty-environmental-license-plate
Mission of the Friends of the Malden River: FoMR seeks to promote awareness of and interest in the Malden River, improve its water quality and increase access for public enjoyment. Check out their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FriendsoftheMaldenRiver) and website (https://maldenriver.wordpress.com/) for more information!