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Ignite! Global Street Food and Fire Festival

Celebrate Union Square’s sizzling food landscape as we bring you an evening of international eats, fire throwers, roving entertainment, and a raucous celebration of global culture! And don’t forget to bring a contribution to the festival’s food drive, benefiting the Somerville Homeless Coalition! It’s easy– just bring a can or two of food to the […]


Ignite! Festival Returns to Union Square

The annual Ignite! Festival will return to Union Square on Saturday for a night of food, cultural exchange, performances, and fire. Designed to “showcase the incredibly delicious and diverse food landscape of Union Square”—according to Rachel Strutt, cultural director for the Somerville Arts Council—the festival weaves together dishes from the fabric of the city. There […]


Acupuncture For Cyclists Workshop

In this free workshop, learn how acupuncture can help both chronic and acute health concerns to keep you biking. Demo treatments available! Open Space Community Acupuncture offers $5 off all treatments, for all cyclists, for all of July. Please reserve your spot by filling out the online form, and book an appointment anytime, at openspaceacupuncture.com


Intentional Neural Healing Workshop

Through talks and demonstration, learn a multi-disciplinary approach to neural homeostasis and physical and emotional wellness. Guest teacher Ardyne Solomon has been practicing Craniosacral Therapy and Zero Balancing in Omaha, Nebraska for more than two decades. In that time she has become a leader in the local bodywork community; combining her training in Reiki, Neural […]


Meet the Bow Market Vendors

When Bow Market opens on May 12, the complex will revitalize a bizarre, “vaguely pentagonal” structure and offer up tiny storefronts for budding businesses. Many of the spaces clock in at around 160 square feet. From nabbing the renowned Comedy Studio from Harvard Square to providing brick-and-mortar spaces for beloved local pop-ups, the marketplace bears […]


Building Bow Market

“The building’s a little bit baffling in terms of how they built it and why,” Matthew Boyes-Watson says of the former carport that will introduce 28 businesses into Union Square this spring. He chuckles, recalling the discovery that many wall angles are slightly off. “Nothing is square, it’s a nightmare.” He and fellow owner and […]


The Start Up Stand Up Comedy Presented by Boston Chai Party

It’s the initial public offering of The Start Up, a stand-up comedy show presented by Boston Chai Party and hosted by Foundation Kitchen. We’re promising a high ROI with dividends paid out in laughs and a chai treat. Featuring: Nick Chambers Jiayong Li Mariel Cabral Elisha Siegel The Start Up is a comedy night mixing stand-up comedy with the entrepreneurial […]


ESSENTRICS Stretch Class

Relieve pain and regain your flexibility and mobility while reawakening the power of your 650 muscles with this full-body dynamic stretch class. Join us we work through every joint & releases tight muscles through innovative movement. You’ll feel healthier, balanced, and more energized!


Brass Attack

BRASS ATTACK! Three of the Boston area’s favorite brass bands will converge on Tuesday, March 20th to welcome in the Spring with a barrage of brass band music. Each group has a special and entertaining performance style which makes this a show you’ll not want to miss. This is a heavy dance show so be […]


Percussive Dance Intensive with Sandy Silva

All backgrounds are welcome to explore making music through dance. Sandy Silva has been teaching percussive dance for over 20 years. She began studying with master dancers and assimilating her learning through performing, creating and teaching with musicians from multiple musical genres. She draws upon the essence of these music/rhythm dance styles and is able […]


Union Square Pop Up Holiday Market

In it’s 4th year the Union Square Pop Up Holiday Market is happening on December 9 and 10 at Warehouse XI.  Located in the heart of Union Square this weekend-long market features the work of many local artists and crafters offering a plethora of creative and distinct wares. Shop in a fun and relaxed atmosphere to find unique gifts for those special people […]


Albertine Press Sets Up Shop in Inman

A whole crew of antique letterpresses is headed to Cambridge next week as Albertine Press, a Somerville design and letterpress studio, gets a brick-and-mortar storefront in Inman Square. Albertine Press makes greeting cards, stationery, journals, coasters, and more by pressing raised, inked designs into cotton paper. The letterpress technique makes an impression in the paper. […]