Friday, July 29, 2011

Cape Verde Festival Correction

BROCKTON--The annual Brockton Cape Verde Festival will be held at the Arnone Elementary School on Belmont Street, Sunday, July 31, from Noon to 8 p.m..
We incorrectly posted it would be held at 455 Oak St., the grounds of Fuller Craft Museum.
Sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cape Verde Festival Sunday, July 31

BROCKTON--The annual Brockton Cape Verdean Day Festival will be held Sunday, July 31 on the grounds of the Fuller Craft Museum.
There will be live bands, numerous performances, children's games, activities and rides, and a host of food vendors.
Most activities are free and all are welcome.
The festival takes place at 455 Oak Street and runs from Noon to 7 p.m.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Free Soccer Camp For Brockton Youth

BROCKTON--Mass Premier Soccer & Bank of America Inner City Initiative will hold a three day camp from August 15-17 at Southeastern Regional High School, free of charge to player’s from Brockton ages 8-16.
Players will be provided daily transportation to and from camp conducted by MPS professionally licensed coaches.
MPS offers a unique camp program built upon age appropriate, structured curriculum delivered in a fun and challenging environment.
If you would like to sign up for this camp please email with your child’s Name/Date of birth/contact number and address.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summerfest Kicks Off Aug. 5

BROCKTON--School officials will host Summefest Aug. 5-7 in honor of the 40th anniversary of the high school and community schools program.
“Summerfest was a great way for people of all ages to get together, have some fun and enjoy being a part of Brockton,” said Community Schools Director Kathleen Smith in a prepared statement.
“Community Schools is meant to be a center of activity for children and adults, and we see this project as a way to kick-start one of Brockton’s best events and get people excited to celebrate summer and the city--together,” she said.
Summerfest was launched in 1971 to cap off the yearlong celebration of the new Brockton High School and the recently launched Community Schools program.
The event, which ran for many years, was a blend of music, food, crafts and activities for families.
Summerfest will return August 5-7 with events and activities for residents of all ages.
The revived Summerfest will kick off Friday night August 5 with a Summerfest dance at 7 p.m. at the Shaw’s Center.
Attendees will get to kick it up with their classmates, friends and neighbors, take in a Brockton Rox baseball game, and dance the night away to the tunes of their youth.
The family-themed Summerfest activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday August 6th at Brockton High School. S
chool and community groups, athletic organizations and friends from all over the city will organize games, crafts and activities for children of all ages.
Food, music, swimming (indoors and out) are part of a line-up that promises to be a fun day out for the whole family.
Summerfest weekend winds down Sunday Aug. 7 at Campanelli Stadium when the Rox take on the Rockland Boulders at 5:05 p.m.
Visit or call 508-580-7595 for more information.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

UPCOMING: AUG. 26: Emerging40 South Shore Mixer

Emerging40, a nonpartisan young professionals network, will host a South Shore social mixer, "2011 White Party," Friday, Aug. 26 at the Shaw's Center in Brockton.
Andrew Ambroise, the group's head, said he hopes everyone wears white--whether it be a white suit or white dress--to coincide with the "2011 White Party."
He describes the event as an exclusive social mixer for the area's young professionals who are looking to have a good time while connecting with new friends in the area.
There will be food, wine tasting, dancing and music by DJ Chubby Chub, who will feature Top40, Pop, 80's, 90's, Hip Hop and Old Skool.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 774-240-8044, or visiting Emerging40's new website by clicking here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Patriots Brown Celebrates With Rox Saturday

BROCKTON--The Brockton Rox will celebrate an extended homestand this week with beer specials, special events and an appearance by former New England Patriot Troy Brown, who will throw out the first pitch Saturday, July 23.
Game time is 7:05 p.m. when the Rox, on a 12-1 hotstreak, will take on Newark.
Brown will sign autographs and throw out the first pitch.
Also Saturday night, the Rox will celebrate National Hot Dog day by giving out a voucher for a free hot dog to the first 1,000 fans.
The Rox are also trying to set the Guinness World Record for the World's Most Expensive Hot Dog.
To find out more, click here to visit the Rox website.
Here's a list of other deals and events the Rox will offer during the homestand:
Tuesday, July 19: Rox vs. New York, 7:05 p.m. Two-for-Tuesday, with $2 Miller Lite and Coors Light in the beer garden, and the Coors Light Girls on hand with games and prizes.

Wednesday, July 20: Rox vs. New York, 7:05 p.m. Costco Wacky's Country Night at the ballpark, presented by Texas Roadhouse. It's also Ticket Amnesty Night - present your unused tickets from prior games for admission to Wednesday's game.

Thursday, July 21: Rox vs. Newark, 7:05 p.m. Heineken Thirsty Thursday: $2 Heinekens in the beer garden, all game long! Plus, if you're a fan of the Rox on Facebook, e-mail us at before 9 a.m. on Thursday for a free ticket to the game.

Friday, July 22: Rox vs. Newark, 7:05 p.m. Postgame Fireworks.

Saturday, July 23: Rox vs. Newark, 7:05 p.m. Celebrity three-time Super Bowl winner and former Patriot Troy Brown, who will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and sign autographs.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Free Summer Movie Nights At Rox Stadium

BROCKTON--Kids and parents are invited to spend two Friday nights at Campanelli Stadium for two free movies beginning Friday, July 15 with a free showing of "How To Train Your Dragon."
Mayor Linda M. Balzotti and the Brockton Rox have teamed up to bring the family oriented nights to residents.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the movies begin at 6:15.
Concession stands will be open during the movies.
The event is free.
The next movie will be "Tangled," which will be shown Friday, Aug. 12.
All are welcome to attend.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Heights Crossing Concerts Kickoff Tonight, 6 p.m

BROCKTON--The annual series of summer concerts at The Patio at Heights Crossing in Brockton will kickoff tonight at 6 p.m. with The Villainaires performing a mix of music from the 1950s to the 1970s.
“These outdoor concerts are a wonderful way to spend an evening, and come together as a community” said Mayor Linda M. Balzotti in a prepared statement. “Attendees get to see great live music and at no cost,” she said.
The free concerts will be held every Thursday night at 6 p.m. until Aug. 11.
The lineup of musical acts is as follows:
July 14: Billy Cuoto & the Afterhours
July 21: The Corvairs
July 28: The Cavaliers
Aug. 4: Java Jive
Aug. 11: Four Guys in Tuxes
The Patio is located at 35 Christy Place.
All the summer concerts are free and open to the public.
In addition to music, each concert will also feature a raffle and light refreshments.
All the performances are scheduled to take place outdoors.
In the event of rain, please contact the Mayor’s Office.
The Mayor’s Summer Concert series is sponsored by the Brockton Cultural Council.
For more information concerning this event, contact the Mayor’s Office at 508-580-7123.
(Photo above courtesy of Java Jive. The trio performs at Heights Crossing, Thursday, Aug. 4)