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PAPS at the Day of Portugal Parade - Boston Portuguese Festival
on Thursday, 18/07/2013 —

June 23rd was the closing day of the Boston Portuguese Festival. 2 months of events culminated in a big and colorful parade through the streets of Somerville and Cambridge - all Portuguese-American associations of Massachusetts were present, and PAPS was not exception! For the first time, PAPS was represented at the parade. The streets were full of people cheering, wearing the Portuguese Flag colors. The parade ended at Saint Anthony's Church, with a goodbye speech from the Consul Paulo Cunha Alves and with the Banda Filarmónica de Santo António playing the Portuguese and the American National anthems. And to end the day the best way possible, a big block party happened at the churchyard, with shows from the Folk dance groups of Massachusetts and a concert by Portuguese-American artist Nélia, with the traditional "bailarico" following. There was also Portuguese food and Cape Verdian beer brewed by a Dorchester brewery. It was a fun day and we can't wait for the 2014 Boston Portuguese Festival!

PAPS at the 8th Annual Whaleboat Regatta on the Charles River - Boston Portuguese Festival
on Tuesday, 04/06/2013 —

May and June are rich in Portuguese events in Boston! The Boston Portuguese Festival takes place every year and celebrates the Portuguese Community in Massachusetts. Among other events, we had the XIV PAPS Forum on May 11th (you can read more about it in the next newsletter), we'll have the Day of Portugal Parade on June 23rd and the 8th Annual Whaleboat Regatta on the Charles River last Sunday, June 2nd. To learn more about the BPF, visit http://www.bostonportuguesefestival.org/.

PAPS was represented in the Regatta by 2 teams formed by the newly arrived students of the Lisbon MBA (a program organized in partnership with Universidade Católica, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and MIT) and also by 2 Boston PAPS members, Joana Caiado and Joana Soares, who integrated a MIT team. It was a great event that gathered not only the Portuguese community but also American participants! You can find more photos of the event here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151455610043016.1073741835.299520043015&type=1

We are looking forward to the next events and we hope to see many PAPS members there!

 

Photo by Rodney Soares