The Creative Arts Network (formerly AHA! Fall River) officially kicked-off summer with a weekend filled with art & music of all types and for all ages on June 23-25, 2017, Free performances on Sunday the 25th included guitarists Lou Leeman, Duke Robillard and Mauricio Morais and Brazilian Band Pagonejo and the Ba Ha Bros. The AMP Academy Gym also demonstrated what they do at their parkour and movement gym. Activities for the children and families included a giant fish puppet, a family Boardwalk tour, the Toe Jam Puppet Band, the Bubble Guy, balloon making, and a magic show with Dennis Blanchard. "It's been a great day down here. The weather's been fantastic, Everyone's enjoying it," said organizer Sandy Dennis. AHA! Fall River was formed in June 2013 in collaboration with the New Bedford AHA! and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts. AHA! stands for arts, history and architecture. The organization held its first event on June 21, 2013 and has held more than a dozen events since then. The purpose of the organization is to develop collaborative relationships in order to expand and sustain arts and cultural programming in the two cities. Click here for a four-minute video of the event.  Click here for photos and video of the April 20th Braga Bridge Party event. For more information, contact Sandy Dennis at 508-646-3621.

(Top two rows) The all-day event was held on the grounds of Heritage State Park and included lots of activities for children, including hula hoops and Vinnie Lovegrove, the Bubble Guy, of the Toe Jam Puppet Band who produced hundreds of giant bubbles for children to chase while the music played. (Row three, center) Organizer Sandy Dennis kept things running smoothly. (Row four) While the Brazilian Band Pagonejo performs, the AMP Academy Gym demonstrates what they do at their parkour and movement gym in Fall River. (Bottom row) Vinnie Lovegrove returns with more bubbles to chase. .

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