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A message from CITY OF MEDFORD

Hello, This is Captain Barry Clemente with an informational message. All are welcome to join us on Monday, April 16th for our annual Patriot’s Day event.

This year our event will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the Medford Public Library (111 High Street) to recognize the individuals who courageously fought during the Revolutionary War in the Battle of Menotomy from the City of Medford. We will then gather at the Old Salem Street Burial Ground on Salem Street at 10:30 a.m. for our ceremony. At the conclusion of the ceremony, all are invited to march to the Gaffey Funeral Home while we await the arrival of Paul Revere. Visit for the schedule of events.

There will be authentic Bostonian food provided by Salvatore’s Restaurant, Boston Crème doughnuts from Dunkin Donuts and Donuts with a Difference, water provided by Accardi Foods, music by the Occasional Brass & Strings group, as well as fun activities for all
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Friday 9/8: Boston Bike Party, Cambridge/Somerville edition. Meet at Alewife station at 7 pm, start rolling at 7:30, eventually ends up at Assembly Row.

Saturday 9/9: Walking tour and celebration of the Somerville Community Preservation Act, starting in East Somerville at 12:30 pm, continuing through Union Square, ending at the Prospect Hill Tower at 2:30 pm.

Saturday 9/9 (with some activities on Friday and Sunday): Assembly Row Riverfest, including fireworks over the Mystic River Saturday night.

Friday-Sunday, 9/8-10: Greek Food and Music Festival at Dormition Church, 29 Central Street.

Friday-Sunday, 9/8-10: Italian Festival of the Healing Saints Cosmas and Damian, on Warren Street at the Cambridge-Somerville line, near Twin City Plaza.

Sunday 9/10: Rock & Roll Yard Sale in Union Square.

Sunday 9/10: Cambridge Caribbean Carnival, parade followed by festival in Kendall Square.

Sunday 9/10: Somerville Dog Festival at Trum Field.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Because of threatened rain tomorrow night, the Friday night part of ArtBeat, in Seven Hills Park, will instead take place Saturday night, after the regularly scheduled Saturday daytime ArtBeat events.

Full information here:
[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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Accessible from Davis Square by the 96 bus!

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
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Sunday, October 9, 2016; 11:00 am
Nave Gallery Annex (Davis Square), 53 Chester St, Somerville, MA
Do you want to march in the HONK! Parade with us this year?
Join our group, Let it Snow! Save the North Pole! Santas Against Global Warming, in Davis Square, Somerville on Sunday, October 9 to march in the 2016 HONK! parade. We are a group of artists and environmental activists, parents, kids and New England Earth dwellers who want it to be cold enough to snow every Christmas, and who want the north pole and all the habitats on Earth to remain habitable. We are putting fossil fuels on the naughty list.

[personal profile] ron_newman

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.

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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.

Leonardo March

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

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Heya Davis Square Livejournal!

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!
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Hi Folks,

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

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.
[personal profile] ron_newman
Redbones will have an Oktoberfest on Chester Street this Sunday, September 25 from noon to 6 pm. (rain date Sunday, October 2)

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.
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Don't forget to stop by the Brown School PTA booth at ArtBeat tomorrow for your 2016/2016 Brown School Community Card.  Still only $10!  For those of you that don't know about it, the Brown School Community Card gives you discounts at local businesses.  You can use the card multiple times at each business for an entire year.  Thanks to our new sponsor SunBug Solar, the entire $10 purchase price goes to the Brown School PTA.  The Brown School (located at the corner of Willow & Kidder Ave) is Somerville's oldest public elementary school.   New this year:  Comicazi (save 10%), Magpie Kids (save 10%) and Somerville Bread Company (save 15%)  If you can't make it to ArtBeat, the cards will be for sale at Mr. Crepe, Davis Squared and When Pigs Fly Bread later this month.   Complete list of discounts here )
[personal profile] ron_newman
I saw a poster in Davis Square announcing a 'Crustafarian' reggae music and pizza festival in Seven Hills Park, tomorrow (Saturday 6/25) from 1 to 5 pm. It is sponsored by the new Oath Craft Pizza.

I can't find a real web page for this festival, just this Facebook event.
[personal profile] ron_newman
The city's annual pre-4th-of-July fireworks display will take place at Trum Field next Thursday, June 30, at about 9:15 pm. As usual, a street party on Broadway will precede the fireworks, starting at 6 pm, this year featuring the 215th Army Band, local Disco-Funk band Booty Vortex, the USO Metropolitan New York Performers, and the Somerville Sunsetters.

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 [ profile] josephineave first posted it in 2008.)
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(posting for a favorite client of mine)
Hey Everyone!!

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: It's super easy and super self explanatory!!! Please take a look and add some last-minute fun to your Saturday!
[personal profile] ron_newman
Starts at 1 pm at City Hall, marches down Highland Avenue to Davis Square, Holland Street to Teele Square, and Broadway to the veterans' cemetery on Clarendon Hill.

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.)
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This year's Taste of Somerville will be held outside at 50 Holland Street on Wednesday June 8th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. It features local food and brews along with live music. Check out the current list of participants here:

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:
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Sunday, June 12, noon-6 pm
Seven Hills Park at Davis Square
The Somerville Squeezebox Slam is a celebration of accordions, button boxes and other free reed instruments that we’ve come to know and love. Accordionists of all sizes, shapes, skill levels and musical genres are invited to stroll around the neighborhoods of Somerville, sharing their melodious sounds, and like pied pipers from an alternative fairy tale, beckon all to come and follow them as they head to Davis Square for a concert of some of New England’s finest squeezebox players. So dust off your grandfather’s squeezebox that’s been sitting in the attic and join us for an afternoon of pumping the bellows!
Presented by the Nave Gallery and the Somerville Arts Council; produced by Michael McLaughlin.

Full details:

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Hi all
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)


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