Organizers of one of Jamaica Plain's signature events, the Wake Up the Earth Festival, say the massive celebration is a go for Saturday, despite a forecast that calls for possible thunderstorms.
, the nonprofit group that puts on the festival, announced on its Web site this afternoon that the festival is a go.
"There are some scattered showers, but we are undeterred," says an upbeat message on the machine at Spontaneous Celebrations.
The colorful, joyous event starts with a at the Monument at 11 a.m. The takes place along the , across from Stony Brook T, between noon and 5 p.m.
One of the special events at this year's Wake Up The Earth is the planting of a seedling as part of the "" art project by Mexican artist Pedro Reyes. The ceremonial planting, done with a shovel made from melted-down firearms, takes place near the Stonybrook basketball courts at 2 p.m.
The festival celebrates the grassroots movement that stopped a government plan to demolish parts of JP to make way for I-95.