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[personal profile] ceelove
My daughter would like to view the Boston fireworks, but not from up close (i.e., dealing with crowds). Suggestions on where in Somerville we could go for a decent view of the Boston sky tomorrow night?
[personal profile] ron_newman
Yes, it's that time again. Broadway between Ball and Magoun Squares will be closed to traffic this Thursday, June 29, for a street party starting at 6:30 pm followed by fireworks at 9:15 pm. Before the fireworks, enjoy outdoor performances by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, local Disco-Funk band Booty Vortex, and the Somerville Sunsetters.

Full details, including other street closures and parking restrictions, here.

(Thank you [personal profile] josephineave, who introduced this Subject line way back in 2008.)

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Jun. 3rd, 2017 09:59 pm
[personal profile] ron_newman
Hi. Does anyone here know why we were seeing and hearing fireworks tonight, around 9:40 pm? From where I was (Lowell and Woodbine streets), they seemed to be coming from the direction of Medford Hillside.
[identity profile] bettyw.livejournal.com
Due to Arlington Town Night/Day there will be a fireworks show Friday (tomorrow 9/16) after dark at Spy Pond.
[identity profile] granola-gurl.livejournal.com
I was woken up last night by a very short (but bright and beautiful!) firework display.  They were likely in the direction of Trum Field.  I looked at the clock since it seems kinda late and it was midnight.  Did anyone else hear/see them?  Was I hallucinating?   

Fireworks?

Jun. 4th, 2016 10:56 pm
[identity profile] skexy.livejournal.com
Does anyone know anything about the various fireworks set off through the city this evening?
[identity profile] lancedavisward6.livejournal.com
The email below the cut was sent to Davis Square business owners late yesterday.  There is necessary utility infrastructure work to be done by Eversource in support of the grocery tenant coming in to 240 Elm St.  DPW was able to negotiate a schedule that will also allow water main work to be done in the same area, to avoid having to rip up the roadway twice in that spot. Work will begin this evening (5/24/16) at 6:00 PM and is scheduled to be completed by Thursday morningFriday by noon.Read more... )

fireworks?

Sep. 12th, 2015 09:00 pm
[identity profile] she-of-emeralds.livejournal.com
Does anyone know what the occasion is tonight (Saturday the 12th) for the fireworks I've been hearing for the last half hour or so?
[personal profile] ron_newman
Thursday 9/10: Tufts University fireworks, 8:30-8:45 pm at the Residential Quad on Packard Ave in Medford
EDIT 9/10: Rescheduled to Saturday 9/12

Friday 9/11: Arlington Town Night at Spy Pond. I'm not sure when fireworks are (I can't find info on the town website) but some time after dusk.

Saturday 9/12: At end of Assembly Row Riverfest
[personal profile] ron_newman
This year, Somerville's annual pre-Independence Day fireworks will take place on Thursday, July 2. As always, the fireworks will launch around 9:15 pm from Trum Field, on Broadway between Ball and Magoun squares.

A street party on Broadway will precede the fireworks, with entertainment starting at 6 pm from the Somerville Sunsetters, Booty Vortex, the USO Metropolitan New York Performers,the Boston Windjammers, and “Somerville Idol” Tammy Rego.

See the official city press release for full information on street closures and parking restrictions.

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May. 26th, 2015 10:58 pm
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Anyone know what's up with this loud bang I've been hearing about this time of night lately, somewhere east of Ball Square?
[personal profile] ron_newman
Friday: Arlington Town Night starts at 5 pm at Spy Pond Field, with FIREWORKS over Spy Pond at 8 pm.

Saturday: Arlington Town Day, 10 am to 3 pm, on Mass. Ave. in Arlington Center, between Pleasant/Mystic and Jason streets. This event is to Arlington what ArtBeat is to Somerville, with lots of music, food vendors, and booths from local organizations.

Saturday: Assembly Row Riverfest, starts at 11 am, with FIREWORKS over the Mystic River at 8 pm.

Saturday night: Project MUM 2014: Retro-futurism, 8 pm to midnight, at the former Waste Management incinerator site, 10 Poplar Street, just across McGrath Highway from Target. (The traditional Meet Under McGrath site is unavailable due to construction, and the event has gotten too large to ever fit there again anyway.)

Sunday: Somerville Dog Festival, 10 am to 3 pm at Trum Field.

If you know of any other local outdoor event that should be listed here, please add a comment.
[identity profile] mattdm.livejournal.com
Honk! is running a kickstarter to support this year's festival, and as of now, they're at $8700 of a $15,000 goal — with only 9 days left. If, like me, you think this is one of the must fun things to happen in our neighborhood, go to Honk 2014 kickstarter and chip in. Even a small bit helps reach the goal, of course, and at higher levels there are nifty rewards.

Read more... )
[identity profile] icecreamempress.livejournal.com
We in Cambridge just got a robocall saying that Boston had moved its Esplanade fireworks and concert event to tomorrow, Thursday July 3, and that parking, etc., would be affected accordingly. More info to come here, I imagine.

Sharing this info here because I expect this will affect a lot of people's commutes and so forth!
[personal profile] ron_newman
This year, Somerville's annual pre-Independence Day fireworks will take place on Thursday, July 3. As always, the fireworks will launch around 9:15 pm from Trum Field, on Broadway between Ball and Magoun squares.

A street party on Broadway will precede the fireworks, with entertainment starting at 6 pm from the Somerville Sunsetters, Booty Vortex, the USO Metropolitan New York Performers, and the U.S. Navy Band Northeast Pops Ensemble.

See the official city press release for full information on street closures and parking restrictions.

The city will also hold a "Family Fun Day" at Trum Field on Saturday, June 28 from noon to 5 pm, with a community BBQ, children's activities, face painting, pony rides, and other kids' entertainments.
[identity profile] boblothrope.livejournal.com
The Davis street piano has a laminated paper sign saying you can play it from 9 am to 9 pm.

Is that an official rule, or did some random person make the sign? There are no hours listed here, even though other listings do have time restrictions.

Having some limit does make sense, since people live above Tedeschi's, etc. But 9 pm is ridiculous. I think a more reasonable end time for such a busy location would be 11 pm or midnight. What does the city noise ordinance say about street musicians and other noise at night?
[personal profile] ron_newman
Our neighboring town of Arlington will shoot off fireworks over Spy Pond tonight.

Tomorrow from 10 am to 3 pm is the Arlington Town Day festival, closing Mass. Ave. between Pleasant and Jason streets. There will be food, music, a huge library book sale, and lots of booths and tables from local community organizations. It's fun.

For more info: Arlington Town Day page
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Assembly Row's Riverfest is this Saturday from 11 am to to 8 pm. There will be food trucks, face painters, bands, a craft market, an outdoor steampunk exhibit, and fireworks over the Mystic River. Read all about it here.
[personal profile] ron_newman
I was bicycling across Somerville last night, east to west, between 10 and 10:30 pm, and heard lots of faraway loud booms that sounded like fireworks. I didn't see any fireworks. Anyone know what this was?

Revere Beach had fireworks scheduled last night, but those were supposed to be at 9 pm.
[identity profile] enhf94.livejournal.com
I'm pretty sure there's _one_ motorcycle that zooms around the Ball Square area a couple times a day - but unpredictably, so it's hard to lay eyes on it. It's a quick rev, very zoom-y, and a much higher pitch than a broken car muffler.

I have no idea if it's leaving the nearby (and very good, I'm told) motorcycle shop, but it's usually heading toward it in the morning and away from it at night.

I don't think it's a massive problem - and certainly not epidemic - but it's getting old, especially when it wakes me up (and I'm usually up before 7). Does anyone recognize what I'm hearing? 

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