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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. […]


7th Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party at Taza Chocolate

Calling all calaveras, skulls, ghouls, goblins, and friends!!! It’s time to join us at the factory store for our favorite party of the year!! We are taking over the block outside the chocolate factory once more with food, music, and frolic for all ages! In addition to free samples of our hot chocolate along with […]


Parenting Journey Fall Open House, 10/18

Parenting Journey welcomes the community to a Fall Open House to learn how the organization partners with families to address the community’s most pressing challenges, including recovery from substance use and recent federal immigration decisions. This is a great chance to meet others in the parent advocacy community and share resources that can be helpful […]


Union Comedy Booted Out of Bow Market Plans

Bow Market developers have severed plans with Union Comedy to open a studio in the new complex, the comedy theater’s organizers said in a letter. Union Comedy organizers said Bow Market was ending their agreement in favor of a “more well-known institution.” “This abrupt change came despite receiving assurances and agreeing upon terms,” they wrote. “Needless to […]


Third Annual Hip-Hop Festival Heads to Union Square

Rap, spoken word, dance, and visual art will take over Union Square this Sunday at the city’s third Evolution of Hip-Hop Festival. Yvette Wilks, who runs production company “Wat’s da WURD!” and SCATV show “The Somerville Line,” sparked the annual event when she came to the arts council with her idea for a hip-hop festival. Wilks […]


100 Years of Fluff

One hundred years ago, confectionary shop owner Archibald Query invented Marshmallow Fluff in his Union Square home. While production of the sticky-sweet spread has since moved to Lynn, Fluff has managed to cement itself in the fabric of Somerville—in part through an annual festival that attracts thousands of visitors to the square. The Fluff Festival, […]


Storage Wars

In Somerville, torrential summer rain and the accompanying anxiety are all too familiar. The hand-wringing over whether you did or didn’t smell any moisture as you descended downstairs. The startling sight of your belongings bobbing like buoys next to the washer and dryer as water floods into your basement. In the November/December 2015 edition of […]


Hey, Macaron-a: Maca Macaronerie Heads to Somerville

Last week, we told you that the Gloucester-based pierogi pop-up Jaju Pierogi will set up shop at Bow Market when it opens in Union Square. And it looks like Jaju won’t be the only farmers market favorite headed for the shared restaurant and retail space—the Greater Boston macaronerie Maca will also make its brick-and-mortar debut at Bow. […]


Jaju Pierogi to Have a Permanent Home in Union Square

We couldn’t have agreed more with Eater Boston when the site proclaimed earlier this year that there simply are not enough places to get pierogi around here. That Eater take accompanied the news that at least Gloucester-based Jaju Pierogi was here to satisfy our potato and dough needs, popping up at places from Sillari’s Pizza and […]