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City of Cambridge Dance Party

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, Jun 24, 2015

"Stately Cambridge City Hall provides the backdrop for the annual neighborhood boogie bonanza on Mass. Ave. between Prospect and Bigelow Streets. Shake it with thousands of your closest friends while DJs spin dance hits from old school Motown to ‘80s/’90s party classics. (Parachute pants are optional.)"

"Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather in front of Cambridge City Hall for this annual, FREE dance extravaganza on Friday, June 26 from 7pm-11pm. Celebrate summer with an evening of community and music. After dark, colorful lights will be launched, adding to the magic of the evening.


Mass Ave, between Prospect and Bigelow Streets, will be closed to traffic during the event, but open for dancing!! 

Attendees are strongly encouraged to take public transportation to the event."

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Saturday BBQs @ Formaggio Kitchen

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Jun 19, 2015

Kick off Father's Day weekend by taking your Dad to Formaggio Kitchen for their Saturday BBQs:

"Each year as the weather warms up, we roll out our massive Weber grill to finish house smoked meats and a variety of sides to satisfy a long line of die hard fans. Our 2015 season kicked off on Saturday, April 4th and will continue into October.

Check out our 2015 BBQ menu and call us at 617-354-4750 with your pre-order. We are happy to take smaller pre-orders up until 4pm on the Thursday before the barbecue. If you’re serving a large group of 8 or more people, you must place your pre-order prior to Wednesday by 12 noon. Please be aware that pre-orders will not be warmed up on the grill at time of pickup. Hot dogs, sausages and other items that require “finishing” on the grill are not available via pre-order.

Each week, our work begins in earnest on Thursday as we start prepping and smoking the meats. We smoke our brisket, chicken, lamb and pork shoulder using a variety of woods, and we put a healthy dose of dry rub on the pork ribs. We also cook up a heaping batch of baked beans, caramelized onions, and coleslaw to provide the trifecta of killer sides.

On Saturday morning, we roll out the grill and get the fire started with hardwood lump coals as a line of customers starts forming. We love the laid-back, welcoming atmosphere, and so do others: In 2007, we were voted Best Street Food by Boston Magazine, and in 2009 we were named one of the top ten best new BBQ spots in the US by Bon Appétit. Most importantly, we have a following of devoted regulars who make it all worthwhile. So stop by and join us for some great barbecue!"


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Best Dog Parks in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Thu, May 28, 2015

Take your pooch and head to one of these great dog parks in Boston  (list kindly compiled by Rover.com)

1. Boston Common | Back Bay

"Boston Common is one of the most beautiful parks in the city. The Common allows well-behaved dogs to be off leash between 6am and 9am and again from 4pm to 8pm. Dogs are allowed in the park on-leash throughout the day."

2. Richmond Street Dog Park | North End

"This is a North End hidden gem. It is an entirely fenced-in, off-leash park maintained by a local community group. The park was renovated in April of 2013 and features new paving, gravel, fencing, flowering plants, a trash barrel and cleaning equipment. Poop bags are also available onsite."

3. Danehy Park | Cambridge

"Located at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge residents love this 50-acre park that features an unfenced, off-leash area. The park also features a soccer field and a baseball field and is always full of friendly, local dog owners."

 

Check out the complete list here

 

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50 Shades of Bey

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, May 09, 2015

“Fifty Shades of Bey” is coming to the Oberon for a two-night run May 14 and 15! A very interactive performance by Lipstick Criminals and director Vanessa White, this all Beyoncé-choreographed dance night is sure to be a blast.

 

"Think you're ready?
Been locked up in the house way too long?

May 14 and 15, pull out that Freakum Dress for
FIFTY SHADES OF BEY

All Beyoncé. All night. All right."

 

Follow @lipstickcriminals on Instagram (cake by the pound) for behind the scenes photos and videos leading up to the show. #fiftyshadesofbey
 

Buy tickets here!

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Have a picnic!

Posted by Susie Callahan on Wed, May 06, 2015

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Now that we're experiencing some top notch spring weather, why not get outside and soak up the sun? Head to your favorite outdoor park and have a picnic!

Here's a helpful tip from Boston.com on how to "Picnic like a boss":"If you’re looking for a way to spend a lazy Saturday — but you’re feeling just plain, well, lazy — call up the pros, and rent a fully loaded picnic basket en route to your favorite greenspace. Central Bottle stocks theirs with Iggy’s baguette, New England cheeses, house-made fig jam, and more, along with your choice of red, white, rose, or beer. 196 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, centralbottle.com"

 

 

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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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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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