What of a Summer Evening? (Tito Puente Latin Music Series) 3

What of a summer evening when you accept your friend’s invitation and join your fellow humans to celebrate being alive?

The venue is public – O’Day Park next to Villa Victoria Center for the Arts. The music is live. There is just enough sun and just enough of a breeze for summer comfort. Rain teases but does not fall.

The music washes over you in waves and enters your veins making your legs, fingers, shoulders, toes, head, arms, hair and eyes dance in response. Some peoples’ bodies compel them to the space in front of the benches and chairs of the small amphitheater. They fill that space. They dance:

  • Women and men,
  • Women and women,
  • Men and men,
  • Children,
  • Soloists

in a variety of casual and fine array, the tribes of the human family represented in the skin tones from onyx to alabaster and the hair luxuriantly curly/kinky/straight/bald and the eyes of every shape and size.

We are beautiful people in this lovely world.

Who: Son de Madre were the musicians last night. Others are scheduled for the remaining events.
(Remaining Dates: JULY 22, JULY 29, JULY 31 AND AUGUST 5 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM)

Where: O’Day Park next to Villa Victoria Center for the Arts at 85 W. Newton Street.
(Note that some of the concerts will be at other venues – to find out more go to:

How: Presented by Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, Berklee College of Music and City of Boston ParkARTS


Thank you for a little bit of heaven on earth – peace, joy, music, dance and connection.

About Candelaria Silva

Candelaria Silva-Collins is a marketing, community outreach and programming consultant; writer; and trainer/facilitator who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. She has designed and facilitated workshops on a wide variety of topics including communication, facilitation, job search skills, team building, and parenting issues. She currently coordinates the Community Membership Program of the Huntington Theatre Company. Her work as Director of ACT Roxbury was profiled in several publications, including The Creative Communities Builders Handbook. Candelaria’s children’s stories, short stories, essays and reviews have been published in local and national publications and she is an active blogger. Her publications include the booklets, Handling Rejection; Pushing through Shyness: Networking Tips when You’re Shy, Slow to Warm Up or Just don’t Feel you Belong; and Real Questions about Sex & Relationships for Teens: A Discussion Guide for Parents. She has served on the boards of Goddard College, Wheelock Family Theatre, Boston Foundation for Architecture, and Discover Roxbury. She is currently Chair, Designators of the Henderson Foundation.

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