Annual Cambridge Revels RiverSing

While I’m between trips I thought I’d share some (edited) posts I originally wrote while in school in Boston in 2009/10 on a now defunct blog (read at most by only three family members). Inspired by The Year of 52 Adventures, I made a point of using my weekends to explore much of what Boston had to offer. I fell in love with Boston, so if you happen to find yourself in Boston, perhaps these posts will lead to your own love affair…

When stumped for something to do, I turned to the blog, Cheap Thrills Boston. That’s how I found out about the Annual Charles River Revels RiverSing (happening Sept. 20th this year!)

The event was free and something about sitting on the river bank at sunset and singing out the Spring season sounded appealing, so I grabbed a friend and headed to Cambridge. When we arrived there were already several people sitting on blankets at the river’s edge and a stage set up much farther away than we were able to get near. We put our blanket down near the bank, somehow found a program with the song lyrics, and intermittently listened and sang along with the crowd. As we sat on the river bank and sang as a group the sun set and lights slowly turned on, lighting everything up in a soft glow.

We continued to sing in the Fall season as darkness fell. Finally, after it had grown dark, a boat appeared on the water and a voice from the boat joined in the singing.

It was all somewhat mystical and then it was over. It was officially Fall.

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