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Scarecrows on the Centre Common!

Build a scarecrow at home and display it on the Centre Common during the month of October!
Due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, sign up for a set up and removal time is required.

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Welcome to the

Framingham Centre Common
Cultural District

The Framingham Centre Common offers the timeless vista of a prototypical New England village with churches and stately white homes gathered around a rectangular common shaded by trees along its length. With this 18th century common as its hub, the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District (FCCCD) offers a rich, distinctive blend of the old and the new, including historical architecture, arts, cultural, and educational institutions, businesses, and open space.

So whether the purpose of your visit is to check out a museum exhibit or participate in any number of events on the Common, shop, have a meal, or paddle the Sudbury River, the Framingham Centre Common Cultural District is the place to enjoy these activities and more in the heart of our city.

Mayo-Collins Square
Panel Unveiling

On August 26, the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment, the FCCCD and the Framingham History Center unveiled an interpretive panel at Mayo-Collins Square on the Centre Common. This panel tells the history of two prominent Framingham suffragists, Louise Parker Mayo and Josephine Collins.

Watch the video from Access Framingham
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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District4 hours ago
Coming up at the Centre Common this week!

🎃Take a stroll around the Centre Common and check out our scarecrows! Want to make your own scarecrow? Sign up and view the rules on our website, FraminghamCentreCommon.org.

☎️As the weather gets colder, we hope you continue supporting the restaurants at the Centre Common with takeout orders #FramRecoversTogether Restaurants like Dulce D Leche, AOI Japanese, and University Pizza all offer great options for takeout.

🪑Starting Wednesday, Common Ground Yoga will offer a four-week virtual chair yoga class. Perfect for those long Zoom sessions, or if you have limited mobility. Visit their website for more information.

👻Next Sunday, October 25, the Framingham History Center's annual tour of Framingham cemeteries goes virtual! Visit their website to purchase tickets.

⛪️Worship services are available throughout the week, in-person, virtually, and via Access Framingham , at all of our wonderful churches: St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Framingham, Massachusetts, St. Bridget Parish, Framingham, First Parish in Framingham Unitarian Universalist, The Plymouth Church in Framingham, and First Baptist Church Framingham.
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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District3 days ago
Did you miss the 🍂🍁Scarecrows on the Centre Common🍁🍂 set-up last weekend, but still want to make one? You still can! Be sure to sign up on our website and read the rules, then bring it down when you're ready! The pink flags mark where they can be installed.

We hope to see some new additions this weekend!

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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District5 days ago
AstroNights LIVE at The Christa McAuliffe Center returns this Friday with Mars Mania! Sign up for the Zoom webinar or watch on their YouTube channel.
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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District5 days ago
Today is the last day to bid on the Framingham History Center's Explore the Art of the Common works! These were painted en plein air on October 3. Visit their bidding site to view all the paintings and bid today!
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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District6 days ago
Starting this Saturday, October 17, Danforth Art will offer a series of gallery talks and workshops via Zoom, the Meta Fuller Series.

Fuller was a prominent African-American sculptress during the early decades of the 20th century. The Danforth features a large collection of Fuller's works, displayed in a permanent exhibit.

Sign up for the workshops via the Danforth's website; supplies will be mailed to participants.
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Framingham Centre Common Cultural District6 days ago
Students from the Walden School at The Learning Center for the Deaf (MA) set up their scarecrow on Friday. He is making the sign of the Learning Center!

Want To Get Involved?

There are a number of ways to participate, including:

1.) Sign up for our mailing list for news from the District.
2.) Follow the FCCCD and the individual member institutions on social media.
3.) Link to the institution websites and help cross-promote events with your customers.
4.) Attend cultural events and encourage others to do so.