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Five things to do, May 22-28

Memorial Day events, theater therapy, an arts festival in Marshfield, and more.

Volunteers are needed to help plant the Memorial Day Flag Garden on Boston Common.
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Volunteers are needed to help plant the Memorial Day Flag Garden on Boston Common.


Wednesday, May 24

Volunteer to help plant the eighth annual Memorial Day Flag Garden on Boston Common, led by the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund. The garden consists of more than 37,000 flags that represent service members from Massachusetts who lost their lives serving our country since the Revolutionary War. 1 p.m. Registration required.


Wednesday, May 24

Students from two Boston public schools transform pain into performance in the I Dream: Boston 2017 Culminating Performance at the Emerson Paramount Center. Daniel Beaty, an artist in residence at Emerson College, launched the nationally recognized program to help young people work through trauma and social issues with the help of theater. The students will perform original works, with a spoken-word performance by Beaty. 6:30 p.m. Free, RSVP required.


Friday, May 26

Get ready for a nostalgic dance party when Emo Night Brooklyn comes back to Boston. Started in Brooklyn by a Berklee grad and a Tufts alum, this pop-punk event has traveled the world, often featuring surprise guest DJs from beloved bands. Mosh, request songs, and sing along to the emo hits of your youth. At Brighton Music Hall. 21-plus. $13.50, $10 advance. 9 p.m.


Friday-Sunday, May 26-28


The North River Arts Society brings the Festival of the Arts to Old Main Street in Marshfield Hills for its 41st year. The schedule includes a giant puppet parade, a juried art show, an arts and crafts marketplace, painting demonstrations, and entertainment by the popular South Shore cover band The Infractions. Preview party Friday 7-10 p.m. $30, $25 in advance; festival admission free.


Saturday-Monday, May 27-29

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Spend part of Memorial Day weekend making paracord “survival” bracelets for service members and first responders as part of Honoring Our Heroes at the USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown. The museum partners with Operation Gratitude to help visitors create the bracelets and write letters that go into care packages. Admission by suggested donation.

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