July Events

There’s a lot going on in Melrose this July! Mark your calendar for these dates, and stay tuned to this blog for more information!

July 4: Fourth of July celebration at Melrose Common and the Mount Hood Park Association’s annual concert at Mount Hood.

July 9: Melrose Americans play in the All-Star Tournament, representing the Intercity League, at Morelli Field.

July 12: Blanket and Basket Concert on the Beebe Estate Lawn, featuring Matt Heaton and the Outside Toys, from 6-6:45 p.m.

July 26: Blanket and Basket Concert on the Melrose Public Library Lawn, featuring Jeff Jam, from 6-6:45 p.m.

July 29: Summer Stroll, 6-9 p.m., on Main Street between Upham/Essex and Grove streets. Main Street will be closed down and turned walkway where people can stroll, dine, and shop.

July 30: Four Corners Music Festival, 2-8 p.m. at the West Knoll.


Summer Yard Waste Collection Schedule

The summer yard waste collection schedule has begun. Yard waste (maximum of 10 bags per household) will be picked up the weeks of July 18, August 15, and September 12. Yard waste can also be brought to the City Yard, 72 Tremont Street, which is open from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, check the Curbside Collection Calendar.

Drum Circle for Unity and Solidarity Friday Evening

One Pulse, Many Drums: A Community Drum Circle of Unity and Solidarity

Please join Roman Music Therapy Services at Ell Pond in Melrose on July 1st from 6:30-7:30PM to come together as a community in solidarity with all of those affected by the Pulse Night Club shooting and all people affected by violence in our country and around the world. Please bring your own chair and we will provide drums and instruments for participants of all ages. Rain location will be First United Methodist Church, 645 Main St, Melrose.

First Melrose Community Iftar Dinner a Success!


It was a pleasure to join members of Melrose’s Muslim community, the Human Rights Commission, Alderman Monica Medeiros, Alderman Jen Lemmerman, School Committee member Liz DeSelm, and Rep. Paul Brodeur for a community Iftar dinner on Friday night. We are in the month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sunrise to sundown, and an Iftar dinner is the traditional breaking of the fast. It was a wonderful event that brought people from all areas of our community together, and I was happy to be a part of it. Thank you to all those who worked so hard to organize it.

Teachers’ Contract Settled

Joint Statement by Superintendent of Schools Cyndy Taymore, the Melrose School Committee, and the Melrose Education Association

School Department officials and the Melrose Education Association are pleased to announce the achievement of a new three year collective bargaining agreement. The mutual goal throughout this process has been to negotiate an agreement that invests in our teachers, serves the needs of our children, and is in the interest of taxpayers. It is a collaborative agreement that serves the educational needs of our students, and recognizes the talent, perseverance, and commitment of our first-rate educators. It will provide our School Department administration with a pathway to work collaboratively with the MEA to strengthen teaching and learning for all children. We appreciate that both the MEA and the School Committee were willing to engage in Interest Based Bargaining that focused on the mutual interests of the students, staff, and community. We look forward to continuing the work of providing first class educational services and opportunities for all students in the Melrose Public Schools.

Mt. Hood Park Association Sponsors Fourth of July Concert at Mount Hood

Here is the information from the Mt. Hood Park Association website.

The Mt. Hood Park Association is sponsoring its 31st Annual July 4th Concert in front of the clubhouse at Mount Hood Memorial Park, 100 Slayton Road, Melrose.

Festivities will begin Monday, July 4th, at 6:45 pm with the Middlesex Concert Band providing music. This year’s music program promises to be an exciting selection of new songs highlighting the patriotic theme of the day as well as popular show tunes. Free popcorn and lemonade for the children will be provided compliments of Golf Management Co as quantities last.

We are continuing the tradition of ending the concert with “Stars and Stripes Forever”, in which all children will be given free American flags to wave while marching in front of the clubhouse.

Come join us for a special July 4th celebration and bring your family and blankets or chairs to listen to music in one of the most beautiful and pristine venues in Melrose.

Join Us for the Melrose Fourth of July Celebrations

Ages: All Ages
Date: Mon, July 4, at Common Park
Cost: FREE!
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Event will be cancelled in case of rain.

Come join us for our Annual Bike & Carriage Parade around Common Park. Bring your decorated bike, wagon, carriage, scooter, skateboard, or other custom ride and take part in the festivities. Parade registration is no longer required. The parade will begin at 10:30am, sharp so be sure to arrive early! At the conclusion of the parade all youth participants will receive a ribbon. We will also have free face painting, games and activities. Concessions will be available at the event for purchase.

10:30 a.m. Parade Begins (10:30 a.m. Sharp!)
11:00 a.m. Event Festivities Begin

Face Painting


Games, Activities, & Crafts


12:30 p.m. Event Ends