All posts by Aimee Thibodeau

Get ready to dance at the kick off parade with Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts

In the Dominican Republic, Carnival is celebrated throughout February with groups of elaborately costumed and masked people parading through the streets. To kick of the 14th American Folk Festival, Asociación Carnavalesca de Massachusetts is bringing some of that energy and excitement to the Bangor Waterfront, starting with the traditional festival parade at 6:45 p.m. from the […]

Ready or not, here it comes!

We hope that you are preparing to celebrate a 4th of July weekend filled with fun in the sun, but want to send out a quick reminder that we’re getting even closer to the American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront. The anticipation continues to build and over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing […]

A look at dollmaker Wendy Hamilton

Ardeana Hamlin of The Weekly recently wrote a great piece on one last year’s featured Folklife artists, Wendy Hamilton. A dollmaker herself who also presented at the Folk Festival, Hamlin was impressed with Hamilton’s work and wanted to take a closer look at the family tradition she’s carrying on. Check the story out by clicking here.