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James Whitcomb Riley Boyhood Home and Museum

(317) 462-8539||http://www.jwrileyhome.org

The JW Riley Boyhood Home and Museum are part of the Greenfield Parks Department.

April 2022

Open Mic Poetry Night

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

April is National Poetry Month. Join us for this Second Friday event! We invite all ages to share their original or favorite published poetry with us. Register by contacting the museum at jwriley@greenfieldin.org or calling 317-462-8539

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June 2022

Two Jasons (Singer/Songwriter Series)

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Second Friday Event! Jason Irwin and Jason Rodgers have been friends most of their lives. They share a lot of similar interest including a deep love for music and songwriting. They used to spend a lot of their time hanging out and playing each other the song they had just written. That led to performances across the Indianapolis open mic stages and eventually to the birth of Two Jasons as their performance vehicle. Over the last few years Two Jasons…

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Pixy Tea Party

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Pixy People is one of our favorite poems written by James Whitcomb Riley. We are bringing his poem to life with a traditional tea party. The Pixy Tea is held in the gardens of the Riley Museum where real-life Pixy's will join us. This is a great way to spend quality girls' time with those young and not as young. Adults (16+): $20 Children (3 - 15): $10 Tickets go on sale Saturday; April 23 at https://parks.greenfieldin.org

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August 2022

History of Chocolate Art Show

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Second Friday Event Join us in Lizabuth Ann's Kitchen during the annual Chocolate Walk as we see all things CHOCOLATE. Local artists are encouraged to submit their entries to be displayed during the month of August. Photography and paintings are welcome

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September 2022

Singer/Songwriter Series

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Second Friday Event Join us in the Gardens of the Riley Museum and enjoy the music. Performer TBA

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October 2022

James Whitcomb Riley Birthday Celebration

October 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Riley Museum and help us celebrate Riley's 173rd birthday with cake and punch. Meet the Riley Festival Queen and her court and perhaps Mr. Riley himself.

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Festival of Jack-o-Lanterns

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until October 31, 2022


Have a little fun and carve a pumpkin for Greenfield’s 2022 Jack-o-lantern Contest. It’s free to enter. We will set up a fun and maybe a bit spooky display in the gardens of the Riley Museum. Stop by any evening from 7 - 9PM to see the jack-o-lanterns glowing or visit during the day if you prefer. Prizes will be given for both adult and child carvings. Be sure to vote for the People’s Choice Pumpkin.

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December 2022

Christmas Poems and Stories

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an open house of the Riley Boyhood Home and enjoy poems and stories for the season. Light refreshments will be available in Lizabuth Ann's Kitchen. The Home and Gardens will be decorated for your enjoyment.

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