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Star Wars Day at the Higgins Armory - Boston Events INSIDER

Star Wars Day at the Higgins Armory at Boston Events INSIDER Johnny's Summary
See a lightsaber fight and take a saber class! The Higgins Armory features medeival suits of armor and weapons. But this week, they add Star Wars re-enactors like costumed "stormtroopers". Did you know that fans call May 4 "Star Wars Day"? May the 4th be with you! 10am-4pm. . 508-853-6015. Higgins Armory, 100 Barber Ave, Worcester, MA . Find Johnny Monsarrat to learn more about his world records.
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Star Wars Day!

On May 12th Jedi Knights and Imperial Stormtroopers are taking over the Higgins. Compare the stormtroopers armor to that of the Gothic knight, see who will win a lighsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Higgins' own Jedi, and even sign up for a lighsaber class and harness the force to discover if you have what it takes to be a Jedi.

Members of the New England Garrison of the 501st Legion and the Alderaan Base of the Rebel Legion will be on hand to share their knowledge of the Star Wars galaxy throughout the day.

Star Wars Day

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... Jedi Knights and Stormtroopers of the Empire have taken over the Higgins. Compare the stormtroopers armor to that of the Gothic knight, see who will win a lighsaber battle between Darth Maul and the Higgins' own Jedi, and even sign up for a lighsaber class and harness the force to discover if you have what it takes to be a Jedi.

Members of the New England Garrison of the 501st Legion and the Alderaan Base of the Rebel Legion will be on hand to share their knowledge of the Star Wars galaxy throughout the day.

COST:

Most programs Free with Museum Admission

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:

No

CATEGORY:

All Ages

Salle d'Armes Class

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever wondered what it is like to wield the knightly longsword or the musketeer's deadly rapier? At the Higgins Academy of the Sword you will receive expert instruction in rapier, longsword, and dueling sabre, as well as the classical forms of modern fencing weapons. We invite you to join a growing community of men and women exploring the art, science, and spirit of the sword in a safe, progressive system of instruction. Build overall fitness and coordination as you learn living swordplay traditions handed down from the days when a person's life might depend on their skill with a blade.

Class meets every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:00 and Saturday mornings from 10:30 to noon. Monthly tuition rate of $100 applies. Individual classes are $20 each. The class is open to age 16 and up. No equipment is required.

To enroll, please contact Heather Feland at (508) 853-6015 or higgins@higgins.org.

COST:

Monthly tuition rate of $100 applies. Individual classes are $20 each.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:

Yes

CATEGORY:

Swordplay Classes

Academy of the Sword

Jedi Lightsaber Initiation

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

The way of the Jedi, easy is it not. To master the lightsaber, many years of practice it takes. For those not attuned to the Force, a few limbs can they lose. Thankfully, at the Higgins Armory Museum, safe practice lightsabers we have developed. Come to learn the basic lightsaber guards, strikes, and parries you will. Perhaps a Force-sensitive you are?

Cost: $10. Class is open to age 14 and up, or age 10 if accompanied by a participating parent. Space is limited. No experience is needed and all equipment is supplied. Workshop participants are advised to wear comfortable clothing with long pants and athletic footgear. For questions or to register, please contact Heather Feland at (508) 853-6015, ext. 23, or higgins@higgins.org. *Note: As per Galactic Code 211.587, Section B, Paragraph 9, children proven to be Force-sensitive will be taken to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant.

COST:

$10 per person

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:

Yes

CATEGORY:

Swordplay Classes

Academy of the Sword

Dressing a Stormtrooper/Dressing a Gothic Knight

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

See how the armor of a 15th-Century Knight compares to the armor of one of the Emperorís Stormtroopers.

COST:

Free with Museum Admission

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:

No

CATEGORY:

All Ages

Jedi Lightsaber Initiation

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

The way of the Jedi, easy is it not. To master the lightsaber, many years of practice it takes. For those not attuned to the Force, a few limbs can they lose. Thankfully, at the Higgins Armory Museum, safe practice lightsabers we have...


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