Latimer Society Will Host Two Events This Weekend

The Lewis Latimer Society, led by co-directors Ron Robinson and Leo Robinson, will hold two special events this weekend: the fifth annual Science Festival Friday, July 22 (12 p.m.-4 p.m.) at the City Hall Lawn, and the first Black Heritage Festival Saturday, July 23 (4-8 p.m.) at Port Park on Marginal Street.

The Science Festival returns after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We’re happy to be back,” said Ron Robinson, who founded the Latimer Society with his brother, Councilor-at-Large Leo Robinson, in 1998. “We have the Chelsea Public Library assisting us. The Museum of Science will have a great display, and we’re proud to have the Chelsea Fire Department participating. They’ve been a part of our festival here every year.”

Robinson said the goal of the Science Festival is to give students the opportunity to enjoy hands-on scientific activities.

“It also presents an opportunity for our students to talk with people about future careers in the field of science and technology,” said Robinson.

The Black Heritage Festival will feature performances by the award-winning Mamadou Band, Sister Noel’s African Dance Company, the Haitian contemporary dance company, Jean Appolon, and the Chelsea Drum Circle. T and D Entertainment will provide a disc jockey for the event.

The Science Festival and the Black Heritage Festival have free admission.

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