Northampton celebrates "Inter-dependence Day"
Date: 7/1/2017 Album ID: 2145157
Photos by Kevin Gutting
About 50 performers donned handmade costumes inspired by the four classical elements — earth, air, fire and water — for Northampton’s second annual “Interdependence Day” celebration, co-hosted by Climate Action Now and the Pioneer Valley chapter of Mothers Out Front, in Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 2, 2017.
Deborah Watrous, left, and Molly Scott lead a contingent representing the element of air during the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
An elephant puppet operated by Tim Holcomb leads a contingent representing the land and the animals of the Earth in the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Sylvie Borla, 7, of Connecticut arrives in Pulaski Park amid a swirl of undulating blue sheets representing the sea during the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Ashley Berry, left, of Athol and Hilary Lake, right, of West Cummington wave sheets of blue fabric representing the sea during the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton's Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Anna Sobel, left, leads a contingent representing the humans of the Earth into Pulaski Park during the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Co-organizer Beth Fairservis, right, with arms raised, leads participants in an original play during the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton's Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Olin Katz, 11, and Karen Ribeiro, left, reach out to an elephant puppet inhabited by Tim Holcomb during the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton's Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Co-organizer Beth Fairservis, narrates an original play for the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton's Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Ashley Berry of Athol, dancing with a whale puppet, introduces the element of water during the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton's Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Annika Kotel-Behr, center, 6, of Florence sits with the water contingent, all in blue, after marching in the World We Love parade to Pulaski Park in Northampton to celebrate Inter-dependence Day on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Ashley Berry, left, of Athol and World We Love parade and performance co-organizer Beth Fairservis take part in an original play celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton's Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Molly Scott and David Danielson take part in the World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day in Northampton's Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
The second annual World We Love parade and performance celebrating Inter-dependence Day drew about 100 people - not including the 50 or so participants - to Pulaski Park in Northampton on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
A Declaration of Inter-dependence is unveiled at the end of the World We Love parade and performance held in Northampton's Pulaski Park on Saturday, July 1, 2017.