After snow was predicted for Sat. April 7, plans for the newly revamped “One St. Mary’s” Carnival (or OSM) were almost foiled — luckily the Programs Board team planning the event was able to move quickly, and adapted the OSM Carnival (previously known as World Carnival) for the indoors.
The Kick-Off Lunch was held on Fri. April 6 in the Great Room, while the main event of the weekend was held in and around Montgomery Hall, with music, vendors, student performers and club activities spaced out around Upper Monty. Activities included games, a henna station, and a variety of food trucks that parked in Dorchester Circle.
The Spring Concert was moved to the large performance hall in Monty 25 on Saturday night, with performances by Kosha Dillz and Black Tie Stereo. The OSM weekend still concluded on Sun. evening with the Festival of Lights at St. John’s Pond, where students released lanterns into the sky and participated in relaxation-focused activities like an aromatherapy station. Campus A Capella groups and Joy Ike performed to cap off the carnival weekend.
This is the inaugural year for the newly rebranded “One St. Mary’s” Carnival, a traditional springtime event for St. Mary’s that has undergone a number of name changes and redirections over the years. Time will tell what the carnival will look like next year.