South Common Earth Day Event

The design drawing above illustrates some of the ideas being considered for enhancements at the South Common as soon as there is funding for the project.

Here’s more on the South Common Earth Day event coming up on Sunday, April 22, 2 to 4.30 pm, at the Edith Nourse Rogers School, 43 Highland Street, Lowell.


Join artist and calligrapher Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord (, City planner Allegra Williams, musician Joseph Darensbourg, historian Dick Howe Jr, me, and other fascinating people like yourselves at a community gathering to talk about the great park that is the South Common, learn about and see design drawings for the City of Lowell’s planned improvements at the Common, and, coached by Susan, create a handmade book of haiku starting with the ones about the South Common that I posted on Facebook this winter. Joe, a master of book arts himself, will perform music to make books by; Allegra will talk about what’s planned for the Common; and Dick will lead a guided tour of the South Common Historic District. More Green activities are expected. Meet at the front door of the Rogers School at 2 pm for the guided tour.