OAC-owned Stilt Repair - Aug 31 - 342 Lowell St

We're going to go through a lot of our stilts and review/repair on August 31. If you're interested in helping out, we're looking at minor fixes being made (read: tightening of nuts, replacing straps/buckles, replacing rubber-bottoms) and marking up which stilts need a bit more as well as determining which ones should be removed from our inventory. We'll likely make a start of things at 10am and will go until we feel like calling it quits. Please let us know if you're thinking of coming by emailing peter_jehlen@openaircircus.org.

Cambridge Carnival - Sep 8 - Parade AND Stilting Workshop - Kendall Sq

This year, for Cambridge Carnival, we're marching in the parade AND doing our usual stilting workshop!
  • For the parade - meet us between 10 and 11am at Blackstone St and Western Ave to get costumes. The parade, which is 1.3 miles, will start at noon and go up River St, turn right onto Mass Ave and left onto Main St and end in Kendall Sq. All are welcome, stilters, jugglers, hoopers, diabolo spinners, unicyclists, walkers, everyone. The parade itself will start at noon but
  • For the stilting workshop - we'll be getting set up on Ames St near Main St at 12:30 and then teaching from 1-4pm! This is always one of our busiest workshops so please consider helping out if you're not coming to be in the parade. Remember to show your Circus pride (and make it clear that you're with us) by wearing an OAC t-shirt. As always, we could also use some pictures so if you're even just going to the festivities (or are coming by after the parade but not available to teach) and happen to take a few pictures of our workshop, send them along to pics@openaircircus.org

Somerstreets - Strike up the Band - Sep 15 - Stilting Workshop - Highland Ave (details pending)

We'll be teaching at the September Somerstreets again this year. Join us on Highland Ave (specific location TBD, but we are typically close to Central St) as we teach stilting to children and adults. Remember to show your Circus pride (and make it clear that you're with us) by wearing an OAC t-shirt. Exact timing is still TBD. You can help in any number of ways, from teaching stilting, to managing the wait-list, to answering questions about our program and the upcoming performances, to just walking around on your stilts. We could also use some pictures so if you're even just going to the festivities and happen to take a few pictures of our workshop, send them along to pics@openaircircus.org

HONK Parade - Oct 13 - Parade - Davis Sq to Harvard Sq (details pending confirmation)

We'll be marching in the HONK Parade again this year. Always a great parade, with lots of great bands and great crowds, this parade starts in Davis Sq, goes to Elm St and then Beech St and heads all the way down Mass Ave to Harvard Sq. We'll be setting up at one of the parking lots at Day St at the intersection with Herbert St starting at 11am. Please arrive no later than 11:30am so you have time to get your costumes. If you have any specific needs for the parade, let me know. People walking on foot, stilting, juggling, unicycling, spinning poi, hooping, pretty much any object manipulation you want to show off, all are welcome! We'll likely have our bird puppets for anybody interested. Please keep in mind while coming that roads around Day St will be closed or will have additional traffic due to road closures.
Somerstreets - Monster Mashup - Oct 20 - Parade AND Stilting Workshop - Somerville Ave (details pending)

We'll be parading and teaching at the October Somerstreets again this year.
  • All Parade Details still pending but they typically include:
    • bring your own costume if you have one or pick up a tunic / pants in advance;
    • parade kicks off on Somerville Ave closer to Union Sq, often at Hawkins St
    • start time is 2 so get there by 1:30 to set up
  • Join us on Somerville Ave (specific location TBD but we are typically near the Westward end of the area, close to Central St or Properzi Way) as we teach stilting to children and adults. Remember to show your Circus pride (and make it clear that you're with us) by wearing an OAC t-shirt. Exact timing is still TBD. You can help in any number of ways, from teaching stilting, to managing the wait-list, to answering questions about our program and the upcoming performances, to just walking around on your stilts. We could also use some pictures so if you're even just going to the festivities and happen to take a few pictures of our workshop, send them along to pics@openaircircus.org

OAC Stilt Inventory Enhancement - TBD - 67 Dane St

We're running a little low on a few sizes of stilts. As such, we're going to work on building that supply back up this fall, though we're unsure of when this will happen and we may do it on short notice. If you're interested in helping out with this effort, let us know by emailing peter_jehlen@openaircircus.org.