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Rescheduled May-plewood Festival returns to Maplewood Square on Sept. 30

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On Saturday, September 30, the May-plewood Festival will return to Maplewood Square from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The festival will feature a variety of live music, art and fun activities. The Maplewood restaurants will offer options for Latin-American, Caribbean and Chinese food as well as affordable food lunch specials for pizza and burgers.

The live music lineup will include the band Slide Slip, Carlos Parada and friends, and Rusty Scott. Side Slip is a Malden-based band and has performed all over the Boston area. Rusty Scott is a jazz organist who has played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie and Stan Getz. Carlos Parada is a Latin percussionist who has performed with artists such as Celia Cruz and Tito Puente.

There will be a variety of art vendors and children’s activities. The art vendors will sell handmade items, including paintings, sculptures and jewelry. The children’s activities will include face painting, balloon animals and costumed characters ready for fun pictures.

The May-plewood Festival is a free event and is open to the public. The festival is sponsored by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson, Ward 6 Councillor Stephen Winslow and the Maplewood Committee.

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