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The Salvation Army's Skatefest 2015

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, Mar 07, 2015

Join Salvation Army at Skatefest 2015 and help them fight to end child homelessness

The Skating Club of Boston will provide a spectacular skating performance that you, your family, and friends will not want to miss! Multiple national competitors and medalists as well as Olympic Bronze Medalist Simon Shnapir and partner Deedee Leng will all be participating.  All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army's Our Place Day Care Center for Homeless Children.

Their goal is to reach $10,000, so any donation helps! Here's a breakdown of just how much each dollar benefits their cause:

 

Provides 1 child with 1 toothbrush and toothpaste $5
Provides a birthday cake and decorations to celebrate 1 child's birthday $20
Enough food for 1 child to receive nutritious meals and snacks for 1 day $25
Provides child care for 1 child for 1 day $50
Provides child care for 2 children for 1 day $100
Provides child care for 1 child for 1 week $250
Provides child care for 1 child for 1 month $1,000
Provides child care for 1 child for 1 year $12,000

 

Purchase your ticket here.

This event takes place on Sunday, March 8 from 4:30pm-6:30pm at MIT Johnson Athletic Center 100 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA 02139 

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Taste of Chocolate Festival in Harvard Square

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Jan 11, 2015

chocolate-4The Harvard Square Business Association has a ton of fun and interesting events planned for January. One of the events includes lots and lots of chocolate! 

The Taste of Chocolate, held from January 23rd to the 25th, is the "three day chocolate extravaganza" that will be taking place in Cambridge

The Harvard Square "restaurants will feature chocolate appetizers, entrees, deserts, cocktails, cordials and nightcaps while Harvard Square retailers will dazzle you with scrumptious chocolate specials and deals.  

And for you brave and hearty chocolate lovers, our now famous tasty sampling of chocolate goodies from Harvard Square’s finest purveyors will be presented on Saturday from 1pm – 2pm on Deguglielmo Plaza for all to enjoy."

For more information on this, and other Harvard Square Business Association, please click here.  

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Boston's Celtic Music Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Jan 01, 2015

bostonceltic"Boston’s Celtic Music Fest, a program of Passim, showcases Greater Boston’s best musicians, singers, and dancers from Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, and other Celtic traditions.

BCMFest hosts an annual weekend-long festival in January that features more than 100 performers."

This year's Boston's Celtic Music Festival will be held January 9th-11th in Cambridge.

The festival kicks off on Friday with a parade and concert at Club Passim in Harvard Square, and music and traditional dancing at the Atrium. 

Music continues throughout Saturday at several venues, ending in a rousing concert of music and dance on Saturday night."

For more general and scheduling information, please click here

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Tags: cambridge, 365 things to do in Boston, irish music, harvard square

Free Fencing Class in Cambridge!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Wed, Dec 31, 2014

fencingFencing is a exhilarating sport to play and watch.

If you have ever been curious about learning more about fencing, you should check out a free fencing class available at the Olympia Fencing Center in Cambridge

The Olympia Fencing Center "welcome fencers of all ages and skill level. 

Fencing not only builds athletic skills, but improves reflexes, balance, hand/eye coordination, self-esteem and encourages a sense of fair play and sportsmanship."

Check out OlympiaFencingCenter.com for further information. 

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Spend A Day @ the Museum of Science

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Dec 29, 2014

museum of scienceThe Museum of Science, located in Cambridge, is a great way to spend an afternoon. Whether your a tourist or a local, the Museum of Science has a little something for everyone. Here are a few exhibits on display:

Animals Without Passports: "Animals Without Passports is a small exhibit that examines this annual journey from the Atlantic Ocean to warmer tropical waters. You’ll learn about the hazards that humpbacks face as they cross ocean borders, explore issues impacting the marine ecosystem, and consider our own role in protecting these amazing animals."

Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed: "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed, the largest exhibition of its kind in the United States, invites you to uncover the rise and eventual decline of this majestic civilization — including its social, natural, and spiritual realms — through never-before-seen artifacts, hands-on activities, multimedia components, and re-created environments."

Butterfly Garden: "Walk among the free-flying residents of this warm conservatory filled with exotic plants. Overlooking the Charles River, this tropical oasis offers a wonderful opportunity to get close to a variety of living butterflies from New England and across the globe."

To find out more about these, and other exhibits, please click here. There is always something new and interesting going on at the Museum of Science! Plan your trip today!

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Harvard Square’s 36th Annual Oktoberfest!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Oct 09, 2014

oktoberfest"The Harvard Square Business announces the 36th Annual Oktoberfest and legendary HONK! Parade on Sunday, October 12th, 2014.  Annually attended by over 200,000 people, Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest features food from all over the world, arts, crafts, vintage goods, sidewalk sales and one-of-a-kind gifts.

Oktoberfest in Harvard Square was started 1978 by the late Frank Cardullo, a Square mover and shaker and owner of the renowned Wursthaus, which served up traditional German food from 1917 until it closed in 1996.  The early festivals were in keeping with the old world customs.  Over the years, however, the festival has taken on a most discerningly Cambridge vibe to become an Oktoberfest unlike any other."

Some of the live music performers for this years Oktoberfest include Zac Mac Band, Jake Hill and Dirk Hamilton. There will also be a beer hall at the Beat Hotel for those that want to enjoy some beers and traditional German drinking songs! 

Please click here for more information on the 36th Annual Oktoberfest in Cambridge

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New England Americana Festival

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Thu, Sep 25, 2014

americana festival

The 5th Annual New England Americana Festival will be held this upcoming weekend, from Friday, September 26th to Saturday, September 27th ,in Harvard Square.

The New England American Festival is free and open to the public. The event will feature live music, family events, food and a beer garden! The festival will include performances from Time Gearan, Susan Cattaneo and many more! 

There will also be a opening & closing ceremony. Ticket for those events are only $15 each. 

"Cambridge, MA has been a breeding ground for and focal point of traditional American music for generations. The musicians, venues, and fans from and traveling through Cambridge over the years have paved a way of camaraderie, support, and yes, even a little love for all those who follow."

Please click here for more information on the New England Americana Festival! 

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The HONK! Festival is Back!

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Sep 21, 2014

honk festivalThe HONK! Festival is back! HONK! is a fantastic music festival that blends various forms of music, has really started to progress every passing year. 

"The 27 participants of this year's HONK! will be traveling from New Mexico, New Orleans, Paris and Moscow. The marching bands will also come from Somerville, Cambridge and Boston with messages of peace, unity and social revolution."

HONK! festivities will be held in Somerville, Cambridge & Boston from October 10th-12! Performances include acts from The Carnival Band, AfroBrazil and the Red Flame Hunters.

For more information on HONK!, please click here.

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Harvard Sq Outdoor Parkour Classes

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Jul 01, 2014

parkourFascinated by Parkour? Check out the Harvard Square Outdoor Parkour Class on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm in Cambridge!

"This class is open to teens and adults (14+) of ALL abilities and fitness levels but special focus will be given to beginners wishing to learn the fundamentals of parkour, get a great workout, and have fun! 

Classes will include extensive and dynamic warm-up exercises, instruction in the basic movements of parkour, and a number of strengthening and conditioning exercises to ensure the long-term practice of the sport. "

For more information on the Harvard Square Parkour Classes, please click here

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Farmers Market at Kendall Square

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, Jun 03, 2014

kendall square"Since 2007, Kendall Square Corporation has hosted its annual summer Farmers’ Market in the heart of Kendall Square. Through the dedication of our vendors and the support of the entire community, the Farmers Market @ Kendall Square is showing no signs of slowing down!

People worldwide are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food. Shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, meats, fish and flowering plants from nearby farmers. Bring home some fresh bakes bread or other bakery items for dinner. Sample specialty sauces, sweet treats, and other food items from local producers. New items arrive weekly!"

The Kendall Square Farmers Market will be held in Cambridge on Thursdays from 11:00am-2:00pm during the summer. Vendors include Cookie Lady Treats, Lanni Orchards and Long Wind Farm. 

Please click here for further information on the Kendall Square Farmers Market.

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