Wednesday, May 22, 2019

New England Residents Take Note: FREE EVENT: Lexington's Discovery Day on Sat. May 25th

Celebrate Lexington's Discovery Day this
Saturday, May 25th

Celebrate the beginning of summer at Lexington's 40th annual Discovery Day on Saturday, May 25. Sponsored by the Lexington Retailers Association and hosted by over 90 of Lexington’s businesses and civic organizations, this is a special day to "rediscover" the delights of our town. Meet up with friends and neighbors as you walk freely along Massachusetts Avenue in the center of Lexington (closed off this year to auto traffic) for the community street fair featuring live entertainment, local merchandise, delicious food, a beer garden and giveaways!  Festivities begin at 10 am and conclude at 3 pm, with free parking at the Depot lot and meters in the center.

Delicious Food and Drink

Fuel up for the day with a taste of local restaurants including: Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Bertucci’s, Daikanyama’s Japanese Cuisine, Il Casale, Parfait, Rancatore’s Ice Cream, Royal India Bistro, Sanyo, Upper Crust Pizza, Waxy O’Connor’s, and more. Grab a refreshing drink at Berman’s Wine & Spirits beer garden featuring Harpoon and Clown Shoes craft beers.


Between shopping and eating check out what’s happening in town from Lexington’s diverse civic groups.. The kids will enjoy fun activities at Emery Park hosted by Pinot’s Palette, Elite Freestyle Karate, Lexington Education Foundation, LexFUN!, ArtSpan, and more. Be on the lookout for the Red Sox’s mascot Wally, sponsored by William Raveis Real Estate.

There’s much to see and hear!Beginning with performances at the bandstand from the students of the Dance Inn. At 10:45am dance and sing along to music by Ben Rudnick and Friends.. From 11:45am to 12:45pm the Mariachi Mexico Lindo will roam through the crowds, and topping the day off we will be entertained by the talented Lexington High School Jazz Improvisation and Jazz Combo ensembles.

Giveaways & Shopping
Throughout the day there will be drawings for prizes donated by local merchants. To be eligible for the prize drawings pick up an entry from the Lexington Chamber of Commerce booth near Crafty Yankee. Winners will be announced from the bandstand and following Discovery Day winners will be notified of their prize and the location of the business to retrieve their prize through a mailed letter.

There are over 90 local businesses and organizations at Discovery Days and many local shops will have free giveaways and special deals. While you’re in the center stop by the Lexington Historical Society’s Annual Relinquished Treasures Spring Sale at the Depot from 9am - 2pm. The treasures include items donated from local homes such as glassware, china, silver, jewelry, vintage clothing, furniture and collectibles. Proceeds from this sale support the organization, which has been instrumental in preserving our town’s history for over 120 years.

Town Leaders & Services
Get set for summer by purchasing your swim tags and tennis court and golf IDs right on site from the Lexington Recreation Department. Have a question about town or state issues? Both the Lexington Board of Selectmen and State Representative Michelle Ciccolo will be present to hear your opinions and share current news. Learn about fire safety from the Lexington Fire Department with a visit in the “Safe House”. Get the latest safety tips from Lexington Police Department. The Lexington Department of Public Works, Department Water & Sewer Division will provide information on water conservation and quality, while the Environmental Service Division will demonstrate composting and recycling.  

Discovery Day is made possible with the additional financial support of the following businesses:
Grant B. Cole Realtors, Keith Asarkof DMD & Associates, Avenue Deli, Cambridge Trust Company, Fancy Flea Antiques & Fine Jewelry, Lexington Dental Associates, Lexington Graphics, Lexington Toyota, Salem Five Insurance Services, Signature Stationers, Spaulding Outpatient Center for Children at Lexington, Tricon Sports and Wilson Farm.

Participating businesses:

Abbott’s Frozen Custard, Allan Azoff's Martial Arts Academy, Artis of Lexington, Berman’s Wine & Spirits, Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizza, Boston Sports Club, Brookline Bank, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cole Home Improvement, Coppe & Sears Pediatric Dental & Orthodontic, Crafty Yankee, Daikanyama Japanese Cuisine, Daniels Chiropractic Office, D B Studios, Digital Federal Credit Union, Elite Freestyle Karate, Empow Studios, Firefly Moon, Get In Shape For Women, Help Around Town, Home Instead Senior Care, Il Casale, Jackrabbit, Leading Edge, Lexington Therapeutic Massage, Michelson's Shoes, Omar’s World of Comics, One 2 One Bodyscapes, Parfait, Paul Mammola Salon, Pepperlane, Pinot's Palette, Rancatore's Ice Cream, Rodan & Fields – Emily Hickey, Royal India Bistro, Russian School of Mathematics, Sanyo, Sartori Insurance Agency, Spectacle Management, Summer’s Edge Day Camp, Tang's Natural Healing, TD Bank, The Dance Inn, Theatre Pharmacy, Upper Crust Pizzeria, Verizon Wireless Lexington, Watertown Savings Bank, Waxy O’Connor Restaurant, Webster Bank, William Raveis Real Estate, Yamaha Music School.
Other organizations taking part:

ArtSpan, Bina Farm Center, Chinese Americans of Lexington, Christian Science Reading Room, Communities Without Borders, Falan Dafa Association of New England, Grace Chapel ESOL, Grace Chapel Kidsweek, Lexfarm, LexFUN!, Lexington Arts and Crafts Society, Lexington at Home, Lexington Bicycle Advisory Committee, Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Lexington Christian Academy, Lexington Comprehensive Plan Committee, Lexington Democratic Town Committee, Lexington Education Foundation, Lexington Elected Officials, Lexington Environmental Services, Lexington Fire Department, Lexington Goes Purple, Lexington Historical Society, Lexington Human Rights Committee, Lexington Human Services Department, Lexington Interfaith Garden, Lexington Police Department, Lexington Pride Coalition, Lexington Recreation & Community Programs, Lexington Republican Town Committee, Lexington School Health Advisory Committee, Lexington Ski Club, Lexington Symphony, Lexington Transportation Services, Lexington Tree Committee, Lexington Water/Sewer Department, Lexington Youth & Family Services, LexMedia, LHS Robotics Club, My Weekday School, Penguin Coding School, Rotary Club of Lexington, Scouts Lexington, State Representative Michelle Ciccolo, Supportive Living/Douglas House, Sustainable Lexington Committee, The Goddard School, The LEAP School, William Diamond Jr. Fife & Drum Corps, and Young Engineers of Lexington.

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