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An American Guitar Album: U.S. Guitarists from the Parlor to the Archtop Guitar

The 2019-2020 season of Early Music Afternoons continues on Sunday, December 1, 2019 with a concert of 19th– and 20th-century music from our own United States performed by Olav Chris Henriksen on six different guitars.   The program, entitled “An American Guitar Album”, will feature many different styles of music spanning the century from about 1820 […]


Family Class: Metal Turtle Making

In this fun family class, you’ll learn to use some basic jewelry making techniques to transform a single stone and some copper sheets into a turtle sculpture sure to delight both child and parent. Each pair of students will work together to learn different techniques and how to properly use tools to form and bend […]


Somerville 2069

Somerville 2069: Imagine Somerville an INTERACTIVE TOUR of the FUTURE… Join SCC and local students, artists, kids, leaders, thinkers, and makers as we journey to Future Somerville through art, video, performance, interactive displays, installations, games, and more!! This is a free, family-friendly, immersive experience…All are welcome!


Parenting Journey Host Second Annual Social & Family Justice Institute

The Social & Family Justice Institute is a convening of cross-sector stakeholders and partners to advance an agenda that promotes community, uplifts parents, and cultivates leadership. This year’s institute will focus on Transforming Our Communities through Civic Engagement. Parenting Journey will facilitate a conversation with other inspired thought-partners to discuss what’s at stake for families […]


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 & […]


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 […]


August SomerStreets – Seize the Summer!

Join us on Sunday, August 4th from 2:00-6:00pm on Holland St. between Davis Square and Cameron Ave. for two stages of music, interactive activities, a vintage and artisan market, and much more! The music line-up will include Emma June and others to be announced! SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets […]


ArtBeat Festival!

The city’s largest cultural festival with over 15 bands, including Cliff Notez, Barrence Whitfield, El Huateque, Ruta Beggars, and Mike Gent. Plus a dance showcase, a parade, 80 craft vendors, kids activities, food , a poetry banquet—and considerably more culture and revelry! This year at the festival, we’re exploring how we all consume—especially how this […]


Fourth of July Celebration (June 27th)

On Thursday, June 27 (rain date June 28th) come and enjoy our annual fourth of July celebration with live music and a fireworks show! Live entertainment at Trum Field will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include performances by the USO Metropolitan New York Performers, and local Disco-Funk band Booty Vortex, leading up to a 30-minute […]


Family Fun Day

Kick off the Summer at Family Fun Day! Come and check out Parks & Recreation vendors and see what opportunities are available through out the summer months. There will be a FREE BBQ, face paint, music, games, crafts, bouncy houses, and more! Join us at Trum Field on Saturday, June 22nd (rain date June 23rd) from […]


Something Ventured: La Posada

Posada siblings dish up a childhood love for Latin American cooking The siblings behind La Posada discovered a love of food at a young age in their home country of El Salvador. “I grew up around food,” Joe Posada says. “Living at home was like living at a restaurant, there was so much food, so […]


O2 Yoga’s Vegan Cafe Aims to Transition Into Food Truck

VO2 Vegan Cafe, located inside O2 Yoga’s Cambridge location, has always been a family business. Mimi Loureiro was the driving force behind the Mass Ave. wellness center—made up of the cafe, O2 Yoga, and massage space—while her husband, Steven Carpenter, led its buildout. Their sons, Dylan and Deven Carpenter, worked in the cafe, and Deven, 15, […]