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By Archana Menon
Community Outreach Coordinator, Natick Center Cultural District 


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NATICK – Every Thursday, starting June 3rd through July 29th, ‘Natick Nights’ will be showcasing the entertainment and artistry that is unique to Natick Center.

There may be street performers, a walking history tour, a performance, a gallery opening, artist demonstrations, maybe a beer or wine tasting, restaurant specials, and featured merchant specials between 5 and 7:30 p.m.

Natick Nights, now an annual tradition, hosted by the Natick Center Cultural District, takes place every Thursday night during June and July, rain or shine. This fun, family-friendly series of events also helps promote local artists, businesses, and restaurants.

We welcome residents from our community and others to visit Natick Center and “Make a Night of It”

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Local small business in the community have been hard hit by reduced footfalls and sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we cautiously move towards fully reopening businesses as well arts and culture programming, the Natick Center Cultural District hopes that events such as Natick Nights would provide the community the much-needed impetus to visit Natick Center and support local businesses and artists,
that make our downtown so unique and vibrant.

This year, Natick Nights is supported by a Business Marketing grant from the MetroWest Visitors Bureau, which will help promote Natick Nights and other events in the following months and further NCCD’s goal of establishing Natick Center as a hub of arts and culture in the MetroWest region.

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Natick Center Cultural District is home to more than 200 working artists, The Center for Arts in Natick, the Morse Institute Library, The Walnut Hill School for the Arts, many independently owned businesses and cultural organizations, and an active Parks and Recreation Department, all contributing to a busy year-round schedule of arts and cultural events. Visitors to Natick Center can expect an intimate, friendly experience and the rich heritage of a classic New England town, while celebrating a vibrant, contemporary fusion of art, culture and business. Against the backdrop of the quintessential New England town center, a passionate group of committed individuals and organizations work, through businesses and studios, to create a dynamic and diverse community. We work in partnership with the Town of Natick and committed members to cultivate a lively and diverse downtown neighborhood by enhancing the cultural, economic, and social life of our community. Visit for more details.

The Baker-Polito Administration’s “My Local MA” advertising campaign was developed as a response to the economic impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Massachusetts local businesses and communities. The intent of the campaign is to showcase Massachusetts’ vast array of businesses and attractions – from family owned-restaurants to artisan boutiques to museums – that are a critical part of
the Commonwealth’s economy. Visit for more details

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