In partnership with local institutions and organizations, we organize events, projects, and programs that emphasize the value in exploring our many cultures, religions, and ways of life.

Join Us at an Upcoming Event

International Women’s Day Wellesley 2020

Date: March 8, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Village Church

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Wellesley Women’s Initiatives in partnership with the World Of Wellesley invites the community to join them in celebrating International Women’s Day 2020. There will be music, dance, art activities and speakers to inspire girls and women of all ages. This year’s theme is to celebrate women and support equity, regardless of divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, socio-economic or political, and acknowledge that women must gain full and equal participation in global development. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Rama K. Ramaswamy, Darlene J Howland or Melinda Arias-Voci at wellesleywomensinitiatives20@gmail.com.

Multicultural Festival 2020

Date: April 3, 2020

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Wellesley Middle School

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Explore activities showcasing the wide range of cultures represented by Wellesley elementary school students. Food, demonstrations, games, performances, arts and more! This is NOT a drop-off event. FREE admission.

This event is organized in partnership with PAWS, Hardy, Hunnewell, Schofield, Sprague, Fiske, Bates and Upham elementary schools.

Help us make the 2020 Wellesley Multicultural Festival a huge success by signing up to share your cultural experience. Conduct a workshop, organize a performance, present a poster exhibit and/or contribute a cultural food item. All cultures are welcome! Exhibit set up will start at 5 PM. Sign up to exhibit now!

Annual Wellesley Veterans’ Parade 2020

Date: May 17, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Wellesley

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World of Wellesley will participate in the annual Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend parade. Join our parade marching group or watch the parade and cheer us on. The parade starts at the intersection of Route 16 (Washington Street) and Route 9 and continues westbound along Route 16 to Wellesley Square. The reviewing stand is in Wellesley Square.

Support Our 2020 Marathon Runner

Running the Boston Marathon for the third year in a row and excited to support World of Wellesley! In 2016, my family and I were targeted by some students in our town and surrounding towns in a racially motivated incident. Click here for national public radio (WBUR) news coverage. Our town’s response completely surprised us—people from across the political spectrum stood against racism and supported our family stance of confronting the scourge of racism with courage, grace and determination. It is with those three virtues I will run to celebrate all the people, who live in our town and beyond, regardless of race. That is why I am running for the World of Wellesley in their aim to make “Wellesley, Massachusetts a welcoming community where diversity is celebrated.” 2020 also happens to be their 30th year!

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Support Indigenous Peoples Day

World of Wellesley, together with other community members, invite you to participate in a community signature drive. Your signature would support a resolution being created and accepted, by the Wellesley Board of Selectman, for Wellesley to honor Indigenous Peoples Day and no longer recognizes Columbus Day, on the second Monday of October.

We as people who reside, work, and engage in Wellesley acknowledge this town is located on the traditional territory of the Massachusett People. Learn more about Native Land.

Blog Posts

2019 Program Book

Coming to your home on October 10th with the Wellesley Townsman or download your copy now.

See our full calendar of events for the year along with notes about World of Wellesley from institutions across the town. Thanks to our sponsors for making this book possible and supporting all of our work!

In the Media

Read about World of Wellesley in the June 2019 issue of Living Well Wellesley magazine.

Thank you Hometown Weekly Newspaper for your continued support of World of Wellesley!

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