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September SomerStreets: Strike Up the Bands!

Join us on Sunday, September 15th from 2:00-6:00pm on Highland St. between Central St to Lowell St. for two stages of music, a beer garden, interactive activities, a vintage and artisan market, a bouncy house, and much more! Free and open to all! Music Lineup: ONCE Somerville stage: 2:30 pm – Charmed & Strange 3:45 pm – The American […]


The Somerville Switchboard

I almost always do interviews for print articles in person. But this time, I decided to make an exception. “City of Somerville, how may I help you?” Norma Douglas has been a phone operator for the city for 32 years. She’s one of two people who answer the approximately 100,000 calls that come into the […]


DEDHAM: DOMINICAN FOOD AND LIFE CHANGES

Pop-up dinner event at Neal and Kate’s home in Dedham. It’s summer, enjoy on the patio amazing Latino cuisine with Dominican flavors cooked by Maga, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic. Kate, an international security expert, nurse, mother and co-founder of D2 Northeast will curate a conversation about navigating life with hope in the midst […]


RESCHEDULED! East Somerville’s Tucked Away Architectural Treasures: Walking Tour

RESCHEDULED TO RAIN DATE! Ed Gordon, President of the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, will lead a lively walking tour of historic buildings and landscapes already undergoing changes in East Somerville. We will start at Mudflat Pottery School at 11:30 AM and will meander through the neighborhood to make it to […]


East Somerville’s Tucked Away Architectural Treasures: Walking Tour

Ed Gordon, President of the New England Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, will lead a lively walking tour of historic buildings and landscapes already undergoing changes in East Somerville. We will start at Mudflat Pottery School and will meander through the neighborhood on our way to The Holiday Inn for some complimentary refreshments. […]


Jane’s Walk: Somerville’s Winter Hill and Gilman Square: Past, Present, and Future

On this neighbor-led tour of Winter Hill and Gilman Square, local folks can share stories, insights, and visions for this gradually evolving area with lots of history, new businesses, a GLX station, and an expanded Somerville High School campus. We will meet outside Summit Apartments (425 Broadway) and will walk down to Gilman Square, with […]


Youth on Climate Justice: Why should we care?

?What is climate justice? How does it connect to racism? Why should Somerville residents care about climate change? How are young people experiencing, dealing with, and fighting climate change? How does and will it affect us, from the food we eat to the health inequities we face? What can we do about it? If you’ve […]


CYDP: Celebrating 15 years

Celebrating 15 years of artistic excellence, Deborah Mason’s Cambridge Youth Dance Company (CYDP) will perform their annual spring concert at Boston University Dance Theater, 915 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston for three performances, April 27 (2 pm & 7 pm – 28 (2 pm), 2019. The performances will feature choreography and restagings from renowned local and national stars […]


SomerStreets: Strike Up the Bands!

Join the City of Somerville (Official) & Somerville Arts Council for Strike up the Bands, the September installment of the City’s SomerStreets festival, on Sunday, September 16th, from 2pm to 6pm on Highland Ave. between School St. and Lowell St. This event is FREE & open to the public! Activities along Highland Ave. will include: […]


Comedian Ophira Eisenberg

Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s Ask Me Another. She has appeared on HBO’s Girls, Gotham Live, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, The Nightly Show, Comedy Central, and VH-1. Selected as one of New York Magazine’s Top 10 Comics that Funny People Find Funny, and featured in the New […]


SomerStreets: Seize the Summer

SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and […]


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 […]