It’s time again for the annual East Cambridge & We-Ha Clean Up, and the organizers invite you to join your neighbors for a morning spent beautifying our community, followed by lunch and a volunteer celebration at Kennedy-Longfellow/Putnam Avenue Upper School. There will be flower planting, mulching playgrounds and tree wells, trash pick-up, and more.
The Clean Up is a collaborative effort organized by East End House and the East Cambridge Business Association in partnership with Kennedy-Longfellow Elementary School, Putnam Avenue Upper School, Inman Square Business Association, CambridgeSide Galleria, Charles Street Community Gardens, and the Cambridge Department of Public Works.
The Clean Up will take place this Saturday, May 9th between 9:30 am and 1: pm at four different locations:
- Silva Park (Otis & Sciarappa)
- Bocce Court (King Open)
- Kennedy Longfellow (Spring St)
- Inman Square (Velluci Plaza)
Volunteers may sign up to clean any location by registering here or just show up on Saturday morning at any of the locations listed above. Hope to see you there on Saturday morning!
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
Congratulations to the East End House for receiving re-accreditation from both the Council of Accreditation (COA) as well as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This endorsement recognizes that East End’s practices are in full alignment with best practices for the learning, health, and development of our youth.
East End House, one of Cambridge’s oldest social service centers, supports families and individuals of every age and ability with their inventive after school programs, helping our children learn just as much outside of the class room as in one!
Congratulations to everyone at East End House, and their partners at the Cambridge Public School District—you continue to make us proud every single day.
City Sprouts teaches kids about nutrition and biology by showing them how to grow their own vegetables, like these peppers from the Cambridgeport School. Photo by Kristen Emack via Cambridge Day.
Christmas came early for Cambridge’s City Sprouts and East End House after-school programs. Both groups recently received five-figure “quality enhancement” grants from the Commonwealth’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The money is intended to fund an expanded menu of STEM-focused service-learning summer programs and to expand the amount of time our kids spend learning outside the classroom.
Congratulations to everyone at City Sprouts, East End House, and their partners at the Cambridge Public School District—you continue to make us proud every single day.
The Charles Riverboat Company docks at the Cambridgeside Galleria.
The annual East Cambridge Crime Prevention Meeting and Boat Cruise will take place tonight, September 19. The boat will leave the Charles Riverboat Company at the Cambridgeside Galleria at 6:00pm, so the organizers have asked that people arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 for boarding.
Once you’re on the river, pizza and light refreshments will be served as neighbors will have the chance to speak with police officers and detectives in an informal setting. I’ve always believed that community members and public safety officials need to work hand-in-glove, and events such as this boat cruise are a great way to build trust and open lines of communication.
The weather’s been beautiful, and with luck, this boat cruise will include a sunset. I hope you’ll attend!
The East End House will be holding its annual Summer Block Party on Wednesday, August 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is a fun family event with barbecue, ice cream, face painting, games, live music, and more. The Block Party is a free community event and all are welcome. Hope to see you there!
The East End House is located at 105 Spring Street in East Cambridge.