Feast of the Falls -2017


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**** 2017 Feast of the Falls tickets are now available ***

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On Sunday, June 25,  400 Upper Falls friends and neighbors will one again gather around one very long table in Hemlock Gorge for the 5th annual Feast of the Falls. 

The Feast of the Falls is a community gathering like you've never seen.  At 5 PM as the neighbors of Upper Falls walk through the streets towards the Feast the church bells begin ringing.  The guests arrived over Echo Bridge to the decorated woods full of the music of a string quartet wafting through the trees. They sit down at one long 350 foot table for a four course gourmet dinner, served by their elected officials and the familiar faces from local businesses.  When dinner ends, guests are invited to gather around the Upper Falls street piano where neighbors will play and sing together.  As darkness falls, the guests leave via an illuminated Echo Bridge that have been decorated by the children of the neighborhood.

FREE tickets will be handed out on this web site on a first-come-first-served basis on Sunday, June 11 at exactly 6 PM to Upper Falls residents.  They go quickly so set your alarms.

The entire Feast is provided FREE! to Upper Falls residents thanks to the amazing generosity of our local businesses and organizations.

Click here to see footage from the Flying Feast Cam at last year's Feast

Here's a few comments from guests about the Feast ...
"I've lived in Upper Falls for 30+ years. I have enjoyed so many points about this village. Last evening confirmed my desire to spend the rest of my days here."

"I don’t think I’ve been to a better event in all my life. Everything about it was outstanding, almost miraculous."

"Upper Falls came alive last night!"

"... the whole evening was unforgettable! This is community at its best."

"It was a magical joyous night in an amazing community .. t was an unforgettable privilege to be able to be a part of such an event"

"It was the best community event I’ve ever been to"

"The feast was fabulous!"

"Simply amazing! I am in awe of the entire event"

"There have been many wonderful moments in our over 42 years in NUF. This is right at the TOP! Thanks for refilling the glass of community spirit!"

"A screamin' huge thank you to all who made the Feast such a success"

"By far the best event of the year!!!
" - Anna Bulkin

"We could have easily have been in Tuscany or Provence as I imagine them both to be yet there we were right here in our own beloved backyard!!!!" - Nancy Peterson

"The Feast of the Falls was a wonderful event.  Special thanks for making this a very special evening." - Michael Penza

"We absolutely loved the feast, it was above and beyond what we imagined!" - Amanda Cole

"We had a great time being part of the party. What a special  event" - Mary & Jeff Brown

"Thank You!!!   We had so much fun!" - Heather Kraft

"The Feast of the Falls was a blast" - Linda Goetz

The Feast of the Falls is put together by the residents, the businesses, organizations of Upper Falls.  Local businesses and organizations have contributed generously both financially and with supplies.   An army of neighbors volunteer their time to put the whole production together - everything from setting the Feast up, checking guests in, working in the kitchen, serving the food, and tearing it all down at the end.  Our elected officials and small business owners pitch in waiting on the guests. 

It's a party by Upper Falls, for Upper Falls.

Many, many thanks go to all our sponsors.

The Upper Falls CDC generous sponsorship of the first Feast of the Falls was crucial and immensely appreciated.  Once again this year, the CDC is a major sponsor of the Feast of The Falls, as well as also sponsoring an array of other worthwhile Upper Falls projects throughout the year.




The Feast of the Falls welcomes Sysco as a major sponsor.  Sysco provided most of the delicious food served at this year's Feast




Carriage House Violins has been our musical sponsor for every Feast.  Every year they put together the Echo String Ensemble especially for the Feast.  Their pre-dinner music in the woods is a key piece of the magic of the Feast.

If you play a violin or viola you can get everything you need from Carriage House Violins right here in Upper Falls.


If you play any other stringed instrument, just walk upstairs to Johnson String Instruments.  Johnson Strings just moved to the Falls two years ago and they jumped right in to become a sponsor of this year's Feast.  They're a great new addition to the neighborhood.

Re-Stream is back again this year as a Feast sponsor and is contributing in a number of different way.  Re-Stream was founded by Upper Falls'er Karen Osborn.  Karen's ongoing generosity in the neighborhood is legendary. 








Whole Foods is back again as a Feast sponsor and is donating a variety of ingredients and supplies to create the Feast.

Shop at Whole Foods for the finest high quality foods





How do you get truck loads of tables, chairs, grills, serving dishes and other supplies delivered to Hemlock Gorge?  You call Peterson Party Center.

The Feast welcomes Petersons sponsorship once again this year.








They've been fixing cars and pumping gas since the first cars began driving around Upper Falls.

They are our friendly neighborhood gas station and great mechanics to boot.  So give them your business and thank them for their sponsorship of the Feast of the Falls.








Elaine Construction does it all - construction management, general contracting, and project consulting.

This family run firm right here in Upper Falls is a great neighbor and great construction company.  Thanks to the Wexler family and Elaine Construction for their sponsorship of the 2014 Feast.




Where do you go for lighting fixtures or electrical supplies?  Where did we go when we needed 300 feet of heavy outdoor cabling on short notice?  Newton Electrical Supply.

They're right down the street and have a great selection of lighting and electrical fixtures.  When you're there, thank them for their sponsorship of the Feast ... and for setting us up with all that cable.











Like the CDC, the first Feast of the Falls would not have been possible without the support of the Tzu Chi Foundation on Summer St.  Tzu Chi prepared an entire alternate vegetarian  menu as well as being our 501(c) sponsor, and taking care of all permitting.  We're delighted that once again the Tzu Chi Foundation is back as a sponsor for the 3rd Feast.  The Tzu Chi Foundation is a relief organization that does amazing disaster relief work around the world









Evan Westrate has been a behind-the-scenes contributor from day one both financially, with his labor, and by creating the amazing Feast Fireflies







Christopher Osborn from Better Life Food is the Feast's chef and logistical mastermind.  Upper Falls based Better Life Food's is a major sponsor of the Feast and produces the event on the day.  If you see what they can do in Hemlock Gorge for 350 people, imagine what they can when catering your next party.


Seana Gaherin from Dunn Gaherins is the Feast's creator and visionary.  Dunn Gaherins is a major sponsor of the Feast.  Their staff works behind the scenes to deliver that fantastic Feast food to your plates.  Stop by Dunn Gaherins for a great meal at Newton's friendliest restaurant and thank Seana for making the Feast a new Upper Falls tradition.