Full details, including other street closures and parking restrictions, here.
(Thank you josephineave, who introduced this Subject line way back in 2008.)
The Medford Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Clippership Day is returning to Medford Square on Saturday, May 6th, from 12:00 noon until 9:00 pm. High Street, from Colleen's Ice Cream Shop to Forest Street will be transformed into an outdoor street festival reminiscent of the last Clippership Day which was held back in 2005.
Medford history displays and tours along with vendor/business tables, civic/service organizations, live music, food court, games, entertainment, a Dress your Pup parade, corn hole tournament, and much more will be included in the day’s festivities. All are welcome.
Vehicle traffic will be detoured away from this area during these times. Please plan accordingly.
For up to date information and details visit www.medfordchamberma.com.
According to email from the city, Elm Street will be closed from Dover St. to Cutter Ave. on Saturday from noon to 9 pm for the Honk! Festival. In previous years, the street has remained open for the festival, but the city decided this year that the crowds of people would be safer without traffic.
As usual, the street will also be closed for the Honk! parade on Sunday, from 10 am to 1 pm.
HONK!: Deconstruction of Joy is a photography exhibition coinciding with HONK! Fest 2016. The goal of the exhibition is to showcase images encapsulating the energy and joy that takes place during the HONK! Fest.
Thursday, October 6, 2016; 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
October 6-22, 2016
Nave Gallery Annex, 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Thursday & Friday, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm-6:00 pm
Mike Cipriano, Greg Cook, Josh Dietrich, Richard Lanier, Leonardo March, Joseph Maxwell, Tim Plenk, Gilead Tadmor, Julie WIlliams-Krishnan, Chris Yeager
Wanted to extend an invitation to an event happening next week in your neighborhood:
Come celebrate on Monday October 3 from 6-8PM in Seven Hills Park with sprout, Powderhouse Studios, and XQ!
As you may have heard, we just received a big award from the XQ Institute to help make Powderhouse Studios — formerly the Somerville STEAM Academy — happen! We've got a lot of work ahead, but we're going to take some time to celebrate with:
+ XQ's mobile bus exhibition about the future of learning
+ participatory music from School of HONK
+ creative projects with Parts and Crafts
+ and delicious food and drink from Redbones.
All are welcome at this free, public event! More details here.
Let me know if you have any questions,
and hope you can join us for the fun!
Here's a fun, beneficial event in it's 6th year that's sponsored by our friends at First Church Somerville:
DRAG GOSPEL FESTIVAL 2016 Benefits the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force!
Sat. Oct. 15, 6-9 p.m. at Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. Drag Show! All ages, no cover, love offerings and tips benefit the Task Force
Sun. Oct. 16, 10 a.m., First Church Somerville, 89 College Ave, Davis Sq, Somerville, Drag Gospel Worship! All welcome. Brunch after. Come in drag or come as you are! Love offerings benefit the Task Force
“The higher the hair, the closer to God.” - Dolly Parton
James Adams/Serenity Jones email@example.com
It’s back! It’s wilder, weirder, and wackier than ever! DRAG GOSPEL FESTIVAL is blazing with bling, dripping with dazzling drag divas, and loudly, proudly full of PRAISE!
All to benefit the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force, which helps LGBT asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution in their home countries. Often victims of rape and torture, they are legally unable to work in the USA for a year or longer while they seek political asylum. The Task Force gives them a safe home, food, and other basics of life until they receive a work permit and can legally support themselves.
On Saturday, October 15, the drag divas mix it up at Club Café, Boston! All ages show in the glamorous environs of Boston’s most famous LGBT-friendly club. Featuring: Drag Festival Mama, Serenity Jones; magnificent MC and scintillating songstress from NYC and Philadelphia, Sapphira Cristal; special Guests Mizery; Kamden T. Rage, and others TBA! (To Be Admired, that is). Soulful sounds from Project Soul and more!
Wear your dancing shoes! Bring lots of dollar bills to tip the drag queens. All tips and love offerings benefit LGBT Asylum Task Force.
On Sunday, October 16, join Drag Gospel Worship and “get dragged to church!” You’ll never think of church quite the same way again. Come as your favorite drag king or queen or come as you are – all welcome! Love offering for the Task Force. Brunch to follow in the fellowship hall.
Unlike in some past years, this does not conflict with the HONK Parade and Harvard Square Oktoberfest, and it appears to involve only Redbones and not other Davis Square restaurants.
Also at Trum Field, the city's annual Family Fun Day will happen this Saturday, June 25, from noon to 4 pm, featuring community BBQ, pony rides, train rides, children’s activities, face painting, music, and more.
Full details, including traffic and parking restrictions, are in this official city press release.
(A note on the Subject line: we've been using it, or some variation thereof, ever since josephineave first posted it in 2008.)
East Somerville’s Carnaval has been rescheduled to Saturday June 11 and needs new volunteers!
Come volunteer a little bit of your time to be immersed in an amazing world of cut open fresh coconuts, circus, mariachis, bouncy house jumping, pupusas, stilting and juggling, skateboarding and jumping around, injera bread, drumming and tons and a masquerade contest!
Here is the platform they use to sign up as a volunteer:
Full details here, including parking restrictions and street closures. Of special note:
The 2016 parade will feature 21 performing groups, including new bands and performers such as: The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps from Nashua, NH; The Freedom Trail Band (first LGBT band to perform in the parade); OUTVETS, marching in honor of LGBT Veterans; and the Blues Brothers: Next Generation performing group.
(Cambridge also has a parade, on Monday morning. Nobody seems to ever know about it, and it's sparsely attended.)
Proceeds from this year's event will benefit Somerville CAN. Somerville CAN is a collaboration of 11 local organizations that work independently and in partnership to: feed the hungry, train and educate vulnerable youth, improve health and eliminate racism. Somerville CAN is fiscally sponsored by Community Action Agency of Somerville.
Somerville CAN Members include: Community Action Agency of Somerville, Groundwork Somerville, Boys & Girls Club of Middlesex County, Respond, Inc., Somerville Community Access Television, Somerville Community Corporation, Somerville Home, Somerville Homeless Coalition, Somerville Local First, Second Chances, The Welcome Project.
Buy tickets: http://bit.ly/1s1FUY9
Full details: http://navegallery.org/wp/
Our band has an out of town gig this Saturday night and even though the timeslot for the Davis Porchfest is from 4-6, the officials have graciously allowed our porch to open from 2-4. Everyone is welcome to come by then and at the end of the set, you'll be already in place to hear the rest of the great bands in Davis!
Should be a fun Somerville weekend :) 161-163 Elm Street (between Posto and Ace Wheelworks)
See what happens when a bored businessman skips work and just keeps pedaling.
Watch the protagonists of our films as they encounter everything from llamas to cranky border patrols to mountaintop thunderstorms.
Be inspired by two families who bring their kids along for the ride - and make sure the Easter Bunny doesn’t forget their campsite!
Get an inside look at Cuba’s vast bike culture, including a man who built an 18-ft tall bike!
In addition to the 8 fantastic and inspiring films on tap, the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival begins with a social hour (6:00 - 7:00 PM) and the famous Cookie Showcase, an all-cookie buffet featuring the best bakeries of Arlington and beyond! Every attendee will be entered into a drawing to win a trip to Italy with Ciclismo Classico! You can also win a beautiful bike jersey as part of our Great Jersey Giveaway!
Special guests for the evening are Jim Sayer, Executive Director of Adventure Cycling Association (when you hear him speak, you’ll be ready to quit your job and go biking!) and Charles Scott, the “family adventure guy” and filmmaker of our 2016 Grand Jury Prizewinning film.
It's a great time, and proceeds benefit Adventure Cycling Association and MassBike. Tickets available now ($15 in advance; $20 at the door) at http://regenttheatre.com/details/
Additional dates have also been added further afield:
Thursday, June 2nd, Newburyport, MA
Friday, June 17th, Danbury, CT
More info at http://www.ciclismoclassico.com/filmfest
There will be free hot mulled cider and freshly-brewed coffee and pastries thanks to our starting-point hosts at the Kickstand Café. We’ll also enjoy hot cocoa and cookies at Harvard Square, courtesy of the Harvard Square Business Association!
It’s a parade, not a race – so if you have a bicycle, we’d love your holiday spirit along for the ride!
Join the Jingle Ride!
Date: Sunday December 13th, 2015 (ride will be cancelled if there is extreme weather)
Time: registration opens at 10:15 AM, ride leaves promptly at 11 AM
Distance: 22-mile leisurely loop from Arlington to Boston and back
Starting point: Kickstand Café, 594 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center, MA
Cost: Suggested donation of $25 (children under 18 are free if accompanied by an adult). All proceeds go to Horizons for Homeless Children.
RSVP is required. Please RSVP at http://jingleride2015.eventbrite.com or contact Francesca at 781-646-3377.
PS: this year we aren't on the same day as the Jingle Bell Run, so you can do both if you'd like :)