Island Party

MassMu Brings the Island to you!

Join us for this virtual watch party on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 7:00-8:30pm!

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Create your own tropical oasis and enjoy the Massillon Museum Island Party from home and enjoy Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band! Check out our party prep videos below.

Check out the Virtual Island Party streaming on MassMu YouTube and Facebook channels at 7pm on Friday, July 17.



About MassMu's 26th-Annual (Virtual) Island Party

The Massillon Museum’s 26th-Annual Island Party, a virtual watch party on Friday, July 17, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. Expect the good-time reggae music of Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band with entertaining MassMu videos during band breaks.

Carlos Jones and the Peace, Love, and Unity Syndicate (Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band) delivers soulful roots reggae with lyrics that concentrate on a message of peace and harmony within the human race and the environment. The group creates a festival-like atmosphere everywhere they play, drawing crowds spanning all ages and backgrounds. The music is uplifting, including many original songs and an array of Bob Marley, Culture, and other recognizable covers. Voted "the Best Reggae/Ska Band" in Northeast Ohio by the Scene Magazine readers' poll, Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band have appeared onstage with The Wailers and Ziggy Marley. To learn more about Carlos Jones, visit his website.

To help rev up an island atmosphere for revelers at home, the Museum will present a series of three noontime Facebook and YouTube prep sessions.

  • On Tuesday, July 14, Nancy Jobe, the Museum’s former events coordinator, will present ideas for turning a patio or deck into an island oasis.
  • Wednesday’s virtual pre-party video will feature MassMu Administrative Assistant Anna Young demonstrating how to make a perfect margarita.
  • And on Thursday, July 16, Stephanie Toole, MassMu education and outreach manager, will illustrate crafts that would have been organized for children if the event were in person—paper fish for little ones and tropical toucans for older children.

“Since 1995, the Island Party has been a Massillon Museum tradition—an annual “thank you” to the community for its continuing support. Each year, 2,000 to 3,000 or more area residents share the fun!” said Executive Director Alexandra Nicholis Coon.  “Although we won’t be together on the lawn, we want to remind the community that we’re back open during regular hours with thorough safety precautions, we welcome everyone, and we’re grateful to our community for its ongoing support.”

Prepare for the Virtual Island Party with these helpful videos:

Turn your backyard into an Island Oasis!

Make the perfect Margarita!

Create a Toucan!

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