city of somerville

October SomerStreets: Monster Mashed-Up

Join the City of Somerville and the Somerville Arts Council for “Monster Mashed-Up”, the October (and final) installment of the City’s SomerStreets festival. See you there on Sunday, October 20th (rain date Oct 27), from 2pm to 6 p.m. on Somerville Ave. from Union Square (Hawkins St.) to Park St! This event is FREE & […]


Historic Bike Ride: Tracking The T – Restoring Public Transit in Somerville

Join the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission and the Somerville Bike Committee for a 12-mile bike ride exploring the past, present, and future of public transit in Somerville! We will start at Somerville City Hall (93 Highland Ave.) and will hear from speakers at several stops, before ending with refreshments in Union Square. The ride is […]


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 […]