This year’s Feast of Saint Cosmas and Damian will be held on the weekend of September 6th and 7th. This feast is a classic community event and one of the longest continuously running celebrations of its kind in New England. There will be food, games, and music, including a free performance by the Tavares Brothers on the evening of September 6th. Processions with the North End Marching Band will be at 6:30pm on the 6th and 8:30am on the 7th. For more details and an event schedule, check out this year’s feast poster. All are welcome and I hope to see you there!
The East Cambridge Business Association will be hosting the fifth annual Smoke This Rib Fest on Sunday, October 5th. Come enjoy food, music, and fun as some of the best restaurants in the city take over Cambridge Street for the afternoon. Tickets for the event will go on sale starting September 3rd. More details:
The East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA) is proud to present The East Cambridge Business Association “Smoke This” Rib Fest 2014, on Sunday October 5, 2014 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. The Rib Fest and Street Fair will take place on Cambridge Street in East Cambridge, between Fulkerson Street and Fifth Street.
The Rib Fest is a culinary showdown pitting pit master against pit master for the title of the best ribs in town. The event is perfect for all ages so come and enjoy some BBQ, live music and so much more. There will be plenty of food and fun to be had, but for the best chance to sample a variety of ribs and to cast your vote, you’ll need a Taste Ticket which will get you 10 rib samples from the restaurants of your choice at a first come first serve basis. Taste Tickets are on sale starting September 3rd. Taste Tickets sell out every year, so each restaurant will also be selling a dish at a great price, showcasing food from their fall menu. So even if you miss out on buying a Taste Ticket, you can still enjoy tasty food from the best restaurants around town!
Our evolving list of participating restaurants include ARTBAR, Atwood’s Tavern, Bambara, Commonwealth, CRLS Culinary, East Side Bar & Grille, Lone Star, Lord Hobo, Ole, Puritan & Co., and Tupelo. With special guests, The Cambridge Police Department Pitmasters
Rib Fest is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the local fare in and near East Cambridge and is produced by The East Cambridge Business Association and sponsored by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Boston Properties, Cambridge Savings Bank, Cushman & Wakefield, EF, Forest City, Geek Offices, HYM Investments, Leggat McCall, McKinnon Co., MIT, Mount Vernon Group, and Vinfen. Rib Fest is also made possible by our friends at Atwood’s Tavern, Blossom Floral Design, Cambridgeside Galleria, East End House, how2heroes, Kroner Design, and the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation is hosting a Consumer Shred Day on August 27 at the Davis Square Farmers Market from 12 pm to 5 pm – across from Flatbreads located at 45 Day St in Somerville. Attendees will be provided educational materials on a variety of consumer issues including: landlord/tenant rights; lemon laws; home improvement contracting; low-cost banking options; protecting against identity theft; managing credit and debt; and more. Additionally, a shred company will donate its time to accept consumer documents for secure shredding and hold a press event with local officials to discuss identity theft prevention.
What: Consumer Shred Day, Davis Square Farmers Market
• There will be a short 30 minute speaking program beginning at 12:30-1pm, concentrating on identity theft prevention and the importance of protecting personal information.
• Van on site to accept documents for shredding from consumers from 1:00 to 3:00 pm
When: Wednesday, August 27 from 12 pm to 5 pm
Where: 45 Day Street, Somerville, MA
The Friends of the Grand Junction group is hosting a sequel to their successful February bike ride on Sunday, August 24. The Bike Tour of the Corridor II: Summer Edition will take off at noon at the BU Bridge, and will follow the route of the future Grand Junction Path from the BU Bridge to the Somerville Community Path connection. There will be multiple explanatory stops along the way, and the tour is open to all. For more details and to RSVP, please visit this link.
The East Cambridge Business Association will show the movie Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark at the East Cambridge Savings Bank parking lot on 292 Cambridge Street at 7 PM on Thursday, August 14th. The event is part of the City of Cambridge’s Summer in the City cultural program, and will also feature Jenny the Juggler, Boston’s only Female Professional Juggler since 1997. Admission is for free.
Please click here to check out the Summer in the City events calender, and visit this site to learn more about Jenny the Juggler.
The East End House is hosting a free community celebration on Wednesday, August 13th at 105 Spring Street in Cambridge. The party will feature a BBQ, ice cream sundaes, face painting, a magician, balloon animals, games, a moon bounce, live music and more.
The party is hosted with support by All-Brand New England, the Biogen Idec Blues Band, Cambridge Energy Alliance, Cambridge Fire Department, Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Public Health Department’s Men’s Health League, CambridgeSide Galleria, East Cambridge Business Association, East Cambridge Planning Team, J.P. Licks, and the Kennedy Neighborhood Council and Community School.
For more information on the block party or about East End House, please contact Tim Severyn, Senior Director of Community Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-876-4444, or visit www.eastendhouse.org.
WHEN: Wednesday August 13, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (Rain Date: August 20)
WHERE: in front of East End House, 105 Spring Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 between Fifth and Sciarappa
EF Education First (EF), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is hosting “River & A Movie”, an outdoor movie series on Wednesdays in August at sunset in DCR’s North Point Park along the banks of the Charles River.
Admission is for free and parking is available on a first come first serve basis at EF (One Education Street in Cambridge). There will also be free lawn games and kayak rides courtesy of Community Boating from 6pm-7pm, as well as specials at Lingo Bar and Restaurant from 6pm-8pm. Please click this link to RSVP or to learn more about this event. Also see the poster below for more information on the schedule and which movies will air.
The Harvard Square Business Association is hosting a free job fair in historic Winthrop Park on Monday, July 21st, from 2pm – 4pm. There will be numerous job opportunities, and this is your chance to meet hiring managers all in one location. Remember to bring plenty of resumes.
The following businesses will be onsite collecting resumes and conducting interviews:
Beat Hotel, Border Café, Cambridge Family and Children’s Services, Cambridge Historical Tours, Cambridge Savings Bank, Century 21 Avon – Cambridge, Charles Hotel, City Sports, Crema Café, Felipe’s, Flat Patties, Harvard COOP, IHOP, Legal Sea Foods, Lesley University, Otto Pizza, Pyara, World’s Only Curious George Store, Yogurtland
Click here for more information on this event.
East Somerville Main Streets is hosting a Cultural Block Party on Thursday, July 17 between 6 pm and 8 pm at Chuckie Harris Park in Somerville. Entrance is for free.
The block party is a family-friendly event with authentic art, live music, food, games, and face-painting that represents the diverse and welcoming spirit of East Somerville neighborhoods.
When: Thursday, July 17 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Culture Corridor at Chuckie Harris Park, 3-17 Cross St. East
For more info, please visit www.eastsomervillemainstreets.org or call 617-623-3869.
For the second consecutive year the Somerville Arts Council, the City of Somerville, and the Boston Dance Alliance are partnering up to produce a city-wide dance festival. Check out all local and regional talent in squares, parks, and lots across the city in June. Admission is free for all visitors.
June 2014 Calendar
June 7, 7:00 PM
Magoun Square/CVS lot
Deborah Mason, Youth Dance Company
June 20, 8:30 PM
Veterans Memorial Rink Alley
Stefanie Weber/Creatures of Habitat
June 21, 8:30 PM
Janelle Gilchrist Dance Troupe
June 23, 8:30 PM
City Hall Concourse
Andary Dance and Friends
June 27, 8:30 PM
Bank of American parking lot
Reject Dance Theatre, 83paperbirds & inFluxdance
For more information on the performers, please visit this link.