Friday, July 14, 2006

Greater Boston Family Day and Jewish Music Festival at Prowse Farm

Friday, July 14, 2006

After a two year hiatus, The Greater Boston Family Day and Jewish Music Festival is returning to Prowse Farm in Canton on Labor Day, Sept. 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year's Festival is presented by WBOS 92.9 FM Boston radio and sponsored by Shaloh House Chabad of the South Area. The event is free of charge and will take place rain or shine. Parking is $5 per vehicle.
"We decided to host this extravaganza again," stated Barry Cooperstein, President of Shaloh House, "because there is a desire in the Jewish community to come together in an atmosphere where all are welcome to have fun, listen to music and spend time with their families."
With the emphasis on promoting our local talents, the festival is featuring the diverse musical styles of: Shirav (Rabbi Paskin and Rabbi Creditor), the Grabb Brothers Band, Dan Gil and Band and Fishel Bresler and his Chasidic Trio Band. In addition, there will be special children's performances by musician Wayne Potash and magician Steve Brenner. The Master of Ceremonies for the day is's Mark Snyder of the Entertainment Minute and weekly columnist in the Stoughton Journal.
Special areas will be set-up throughout the vast space for vendors, non-profit agencies, children's arts and crafts, Judaic booths, rides for children, and the Irving and Mamie Albert children's library. The whole location is handicap accessible.
No event would be complete without great food. There will be completely kosher concession stands including hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, chips, drinks, cotton candy, and much more. For a nominal fee, your family will eat like kings.
"As in year's past, what makes this event unique is there is no political agenda or separation between the cultures. The Family Day is a purely haimish event where everyone - every age, every class and every level of observance can feel comfortable," said Leslie Cain Tamarkin, Festival committee member. "Obviously that concept has spread, since we now have the recognition and support of one of Boston's biggest radio stations."
Volunteers are needed in advance and on the day of the event.
For more information or directions, call Shaloh House toll free at 1-866-2-SHALOH or visit our website at

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