Join Us to Get Real About Climate Change
Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

Join Us to Get Real About Climate Change

  • East Somerville Community School,

If you want to get involved, please join us on June 26 to help map out Somerville's climate change plan, called Somerville Climate Forward. This plan seeks to significantly reduce Somerville's carbon emissions and make preparations for the already-occurring effects of climate change. This event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Somerville Community School, 50 Cross St.

The Mind Reader with Christopher Grace
Jul
15
7:00 pm19:00

The Mind Reader with Christopher Grace

  • The Rockwell Theater

“The Mind Reader with Christopher Grace” takes place Saturday, July 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. The show will be held at The Rockwell at 255 Elm St., Somerville, MA 02144. The Rockwell, formerly the Davis Square Theatre, continues the legacy of hosting world-class talent for the Boston community. General admission tickets are available for $22 and VIP front row seating is available for $30. Tickets can be purchased by visiting http://www.christophergracelive.com/the-mind-reader-show

Ride For Food: Ride bikes, Fight hunger
Sep
24
7:00 am07:00

Ride For Food: Ride bikes, Fight hunger

  • Noble & Greenough School

Ride For Food for Food For Free! Bridging the gap between waste and want since 1981.

If you like bike riding and want to help keep Food for Free's anti-hunger work rolling, we want you on our team!


2017 Garden Tour: Big Gardens, Small Spaces
Jun
25
11:00 am11:00

2017 Garden Tour: Big Gardens, Small Spaces

  • Somerville Garden Club Tour

The SGC 2017 Garden Tour showcases the creativity and variety of compact gardens. 21 gardens will be open to ticket holders. Proceeds from the 2017 Garden Tour support the educational programs and public plantings of the Somerville Garden Club.  Tickets are on sale for $18.

Artist Wine & Cheese Meet Up
Jun
21
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Wine & Cheese Meet Up

  • Workbar Union

Join us for a casual evening of networking and to learn more about Somerville Local First. Wine and cheese will be provided!

RSVP by emailing courtney@somervillelocalfirst.org

Free Training for Healthcare Jobs
Jun
20
3:00 pm15:00

Free Training for Healthcare Jobs

  • Partners HealthCare

Somerville-based Partners HealthCare is offering a free eight-week training program for those interested in pursuing entry-level work in Partners hospitals. This full-time training program includes four weeks of classroom instruction and four weeks of hands-on experience-building with an internship.

Flag Day Celebrations
Jun
17
10:00 am10:00

Flag Day Celebrations

  • Prospect Hill Monument

Somerville is home to the first American flag, or at least one of them. The Grand Union Flag was flown by George Washington on Jan. 1, 1776, to rally the fledgling Continental Army. The history of this flag is complex and interesting, and the flag remains a centerpiece of Somerville's historical identity. This year, Somerville celebrates its 175th birthday as an independent city (it was part of Charlestown until 1842), and there is a special event to commemorate the Grand Union Flag. 

Planning for the Future, 6/15
Jun
15
4:00 pm16:00

Planning for the Future, 6/15

  • Holland Street Center

Join the Council on Aging for this discussion of financial and legal issues related to planning for the future and passing your legacy onto the next generation

13th Annual Boston Tango Festival & Tango Competition
Jun
14
Jun 18

13th Annual Boston Tango Festival & Tango Competition

  • Holiday Inn Boston, Bunker Hill Area

Join Tango Society of Boston for the 13th Annual Boston Tango Festival and 3rd Annual Tango Competition from June 14-18, 2017!

This year, Tango Society of Boston will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

Support Fair Housing
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

Support Fair Housing

  • East Somerville Community School

Somerville's Housing Division is working on an assessment of fair housing in the city. To help learn more about residents' experiences with fair housing, Welcoming and Inclusive Neighborhoods Somerville (WINS) was launched. Right now, WINS is seeking feedback on your housing experiences. Visit the WINS website to take a survey and learn more about fair housing policies. To continue to this conversation, WINS has scheduled a meeting about this topic. Join us for that meeting!

Somerville Nonprofit Kickball Game
Jun
12
4:00 pm16:00

Somerville Nonprofit Kickball Game

  • Trum Field

On Monday, June 12th from 4-6pm @Trum Field, join the Somerville Media Center and the Somerville Arts Council for a community kickball game, open to Somerville community groups  as a chance to come together for an afternoon of light exercise and entertainment.

14th Annual Save Our Homes Walk
Jun
11
1:30 pm13:30

14th Annual Save Our Homes Walk

  • Somerville High School

Each year, the Save Our Homes Walk to Prevent Homelessness in Somerville raises thousands of dollars to help Somerville families avoid eviction and stay in their homes. The 2017 Walk is Sunday, June 11 at 2pm and will cover 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), beginning and ending at Somerville High School. The Walk route will pass several landmarks that relate to affordable housing in Somerville.
 

Art at Warehouse XI: By David Lopez
Jun
9
Jun 10

Art at Warehouse XI: By David Lopez

  • Warehouse XI

Stop by Warehouse XI on Friday, June 9 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, June 10 from 12:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m for an beautiful art exhibit by David Lopez. Enjoy the rich talent by this local artist.

Carnival at SomerStreets
Jun
4
2:00 pm14:00

Carnival at SomerStreets

  • Broadway Somerville, MA United States

For the 8th year in a row East Somerville Main Streets will partner with the City of Somerville and the Somerville Arts Council to present Carnaval @ Somerstreets.

Fusion Playground
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

Fusion Playground

  • Warehouse XI

Let's dance and play in a big, beautiful Somerville warehouse! Partner dance the night away, connect with a new friend under a rainbow cloud, explore fiber art caves, or take a dive into the conversation ball pit, all brought to you by Somerville artist Easton Smith and Ashley Kirsner of Skip the Small Talk. What will you discover at The Playground?

Aux Plaisirs, aux Délices: A Springtime Soirée
May
22
8:00 pm20:00

Aux Plaisirs, aux Délices: A Springtime Soirée

  • The Green Room

Long & Away invites you to a delightful soirée to welcome spring! Sip wine, nibble cheese, and delight in 17th-century French music for viols, voice, and theorbo. The evening includes gorgeous consorts by Moulinie, Dumont and Charpentier; divine airs de cour by Lambert and Guedron; and luscious instrumental works by Lully and Sainte-Colombe. You are invited to bring your own beverages; some wine and snacks will be available.

Karen Burciaga, Jane Hershey, Anne Legene, Carol Lewis, James Williamson, violas da gamba; with special guests Elise Groves, soprano, and Nathaniel Cox, theorbo

$10 suggested donation

Porchfest
May
13
12:00 pm12:00

Porchfest

  • City-wide!

For one weekend every year, bands and musicians are able to rise up from their basements and practice spaces to play sets on the front porches of Somerville. PorchFest, a sprawling music festival in Somerville now in its seventh year, will happen on Saturday starting at noon.

Come and enjoy music in Union Square from 12-2pm! Stop by the farmers market then head on over to the porches. Full schedule can be found here.

Pop-Up Craft Fair
May
13
11:00 am11:00

Pop-Up Craft Fair

  • Workbar Union

Stop by Workbar Union for a Pop Up Craft Fair!

There will be wide variety of artists with amazing work AND the pop up falls on a jam-packed day of fun in Union Square. 

Union Square Farmers Market: OPENING DAY!
May
13
9:00 am09:00

Union Square Farmers Market: OPENING DAY!

  • Union Square Plaza

Join us for the one of the largest farmers market in the state, rain or shine! The market will run every Saturday, from May 13 through November 18, 9-1PM at the Union Square Plaza.

The Union Square Farmers Market will offer a wide range of locally produced vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, seafood, bread, cheese, baked goods, wine/hard cider, syrups, and other specialty foods in addition to weekly live music and activities. We are excited to invite over forty (40+) vendors throughout the New England area to come and join us at the Square. To see the full list of vendors, click here.

 Immigration and Somerville's Economy: A Historical Perspective
May
10
6:30 pm18:30

Immigration and Somerville's Economy: A Historical Perspective

  • 520 Mystic Avenue Somerville, MA, 02145 United States

On May 10th, The Somerville MuseumThe Welcome Project and the Union Square Playlist present a panel discussion on the historical role of immigration in Somerville's economic development. Moderated by the Massachusetts Historical Society's Director of Programs Gavin W. Kleespies, the panel includes public historian Edward Gordon, The Welcome Project 's Executive Director Ben Echevarria and members of Somerville's business community.

Unbelievable mural unveiling!
May
8
6:00 pm18:00

Unbelievable mural unveiling!

  • Gracie's Ice Cream

Gracie's Ice Cream is excited to show you the mural artist Lauren May painted in the shop. It is amazing. Lauren is amazing, and this mural came out better than anyone could have expected. Come by May 8th for the official opening party. More details soon!

Business Communication Mastery - Storytelling
May
1
5:30 pm17:30

Business Communication Mastery - Storytelling

  • Workbar Union

You can be a storyteller and it’s about how you tell it! No matter if you just want to tell better stories to friends, to co-workers, pitch to investors or be the next best motivational speaker. This workshop will equip you with the necessary tools to tell the best stories, grab the attention of others and help you share your experiences.

Somerville Media Center: Open House & Launch Party
Apr
28
12:00 pm12:00

Somerville Media Center: Open House & Launch Party

  • Somerville Media Center

After over 30+ years of operation, the organization has created an umbrella brand for three main programs: SCATV, Boston Free Radio, and Somerville Neighborhood News. The Somerville Media Center launch party will take place on April 28th from 12pm - 4pm at 90 Union Square. All are welcome to come and check out the new signage, have a tour, meet more of your community media neighbors and enjoy some snacks. 

World Climate Simulation
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

World Climate Simulation

  • 167 Holland Street Somerville, MA, 02144 United States

Think you have what it takes to negotiate a successful international climate agreement? Join other members of the Somerville community for a mock UN climate negotiation. You will take on a role of a UN negotiator and will be challenged to create an international climate deal that limits global warming to less than 2 ˚C above preindustrial levels. This will be a fun and interactive event to learn about climate change at both the global scale and in Somerville. Everyone is welcome! Whether you are a climate scientist or you are brand new to learning about climate change, there will be plenty to learn and lots of fun to be had for all.