Location: LAT/LONG: 41.877678, -71.382487
67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Type of Event
What does Labor Day mean to you?
For more than a century, people have honored the contributions of workers in the United States on Labor Day. Many people are not always free to celebrate on the holiday, however, and there is a long tradition of gathering to enjoy rest and leisure on other surrounding days of rest.
Join us for a weekend of special tours, music, and picnicking in the shadow of America’s first cotton spinning mill. There will be special programs at Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark from September 1-3, 2023, all free of charge.
In addition to picnic tables onsite, there will be a tent and yard games. Please feel free to bring your own blankets and chairs.
Note: The Labor Day holiday will be observed on the site and there will be no programs on Monday, September 4, 2023. The grounds will be open dawn to dusk.
River Bend East Music Festival (Friday and Saturday)
Aurea Ensemble - Listen!
“When words leave off, music begins” -Heinrich Heine.
Awakening our sense of sound in words and music, Listen! embraces the relationship of sound, language, music and poetry. This very popular program includes poetry of Wendell Berry, Mandelstam and Federico Garcia Lorca; harmonica improvisations of Chris Turner; and music of Bach, Mozart, Piazzolla and Martinu.
Chris Turner, Spoken Word & Harmonica
Megumi Stohs Lewis, Violin
Consuelo Sherba, Viola
Emmanuel Feldman, CelloBased in Rhode Island, Aurea Ensemble is an eclectic chamber ensemble that explores the relationship between music and the spoken word. The group takes its name from Catena Aurea Homeri, or the Golden Chain of Homer, a symbol of 18th century esoteric alchemy—the combining of disparate elements into a divine new element. This is the very definition of every Aurea event: a new kind of artistic experience is created out of the group’s strong framework of classical, folk and contemporary music performed together with eloquent poetry, journals and prose.
Reservation or Registration: No
Contact InformationAllison Horrocks