26 Jun Lupinewood’s Summer Celebration
Dear friends, neighbors, and community members!
You are invited to join us at Lupinewood for our first ever public event! We will be hosting a community dinner and summer solstice party to mark our collective’s first winter and spring here, and to celebrate before we dive into this summer’s big projects. Come and enjoy delicious food and live music on the hilltop grounds of a former robber baron’s mansion. The event is free and open to all—swing by for an hour or bring games and stay all day! (details below.)
Last winter, after seven years of preparation, our collective of organizers, educators, artists, and health care workers successfully closed on Lupinewood: a time-worn 1880s mansion, perched atop a ridge in downtown Greenfield, overlooking the Connecticut River valley, and contiguous with a number of public trails and vistas.
As a majority-trans collective, we moved into Lupinewood to create a deep and flexible resource for organizers and marginalized people. Future plans include a low-cost herbal clinic, a native plant sanctuary, a communal print shop, artist studios, and indoor and outdoor meeting, workshop, and event space. We have started working on major structural repairs to the buildings; this summer, we are working towards replacing the failing roof and installing a industrial kitchen capable of cooking for larger events. We have already accomplished a lot in our first two seasons here—and so much more remains to be done.
However, before the busy summer season overtakes us, we want to pause a moment to celebrate with our communities. See below for more information, and please reach out if you have any questions. This event also celebrates the launch of our summer campaign, which will be raising money for the necessary repair and construction work needed to protect the historic buildings and lay the foundation for the coming years of work at Lupinewood. We hope you will join us!
The Lupinewood Collective
WHO: All are welcome!
WHERE: Lupinewood, 172 Highland Ave. in Greenfield, MA.
WHEN: Sunday, June 25th, from 4pm to 9pm.
Single-dish home-cooked dinner will be served at 5:30 until we run out. Vegan and gluten-free options will be available. Donations to cover food costs will be accepted, but not required.
From downtown Greenfield, head east on Main Street, passing the library on your left and the movie theater on your right. At the fork in the road, turn right, and follow Crescent Street for 0.1 miles. When the road bends sharply left, bear softly left to turn onto Highland Ave. You will begin to ascend a large hill. Bear right at the fork to stay on Highland Ave, and continue upwards until you reach a traffic circle. A parking attendant from the collective will help you from there.
As pet owners, we know personally how nice it is to bring one’s non-humans along, but please keep your pets at home for this one (save for service animals!).
Supervised children are welcome!
We have them! They will be fenced off, but if you and yours are allergic please come prepared just in case.
We have a wheelchair-accessible ramp to our front door, with a bathroom available on the 1st floor.
SAFETY: In maintaining the anti-oppressive space we are building at Lupinewood, we ask that you come prepared to be respectful of and responsible to people’s boundaries, people’s needs, and the ways that systems of power impact each of us differently. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.