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9 hours ago
The Ashmont Farmers Market occurs each year on the MBTA Plaza in #PeabodySquare. Our #FarmersMarket is one of the amazing programs of Greater Ashmont Main Street, this crowdfunding campaign to revitalize Peabody Square is another. This the Ashmont Farmers Market brought hundreds of people together each week to shop, meet neighbors, and even get in a workout during the #FitFridays programming by Dorchester YMCA and 4 Corners Yoga + Wellness. This campaign will help make our square even better. Watch the video and consider donating to help make tangible improvements to the public space that connects our neighborhood! Learn more and give at Patronicity.com/PeabodySq
32 hours ago
Everybody's friend George is here to stay! World's Only CuriousGeorge Store to remain in Harvard Square during construction. http://www.harvardsquare.com/articles/cambridges-favorite-monkey-remain-harvard-square
36 hours ago
Tavern in the Square Allston will be hosting their annual free Thanksgiving Dinner (focusing on the elderly, those who are homeless, and families in need). The dinner will be served 11am - 1:30pm. Want to get involved? They are looking for volunteers and will be collecting clean socks & undergarments, hygiene products, hats, gloves. Email AllstonInfo@taverninthesquare.com or call (617) 782- 8100 for more information. #AllstonBrightonCares
4 days ago
The inaugural Run AMOC! Festival is performed by the new American Modern Opera Company (AMOC), a diverse collective of singers, dancers, instrumentalists, a director, and a composer aiming to expand the definition and reach of opera in our world through collaborative, interdisciplinary work. These newly developed pieces by AMOC artists will be performed at venues around Harvard Square. A STUDY ON EFFORT Friday, December 15 at 7:30PM & Sunday, December 17 at 3PM Harvard Dance Center, 66 Garden Street, Cambridge An exploration of the connections between sound, body, and duration CAGE MATCH Saturday, December 16 at 7PM OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge Duels of virtuosity performed by pairs of artists from varied disciplines WERE YOU THERE Monday, December 18 at 8PM Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge A music-theater meditation on the victims of police brutality Tickets from $25. Discounts are available when purchasing tickets to multiple festival events.
4 days ago
What a great year round resource, listing dozens of food access points throughout Dorchester! The flyer is easily printable and available in several languages spoken throughout our community too, which we really appreciate. h/t to the Boston Public Health Commission Mayor's Office of Food Access - Boston for production and Codman Square Health Center for publicizing it!
4 days ago
Allston Brighton CDC is partnering with ABCD to help keep families warm this winter. We are accepting donations at the All Bright Community Center, located at 1287B Commonwealth Ave. We are collecting coats, hats, mittens and gloves. Distribution will be on December 8th. #AllstonBrightonCares
5 days ago
Thank you to everyone who made last evening's All Bright Night such a success! Thank you to all of our sponsors, funders, partners, elected officials, staff, board, residents and constituents for supporting us as we strive to make Allston Brighton a safer, more stable, and healthy community for ALL residents - we couldn't do this work without you! We look forward to celebrating with everyone again next year! Pictures from the event will be posted soon!
6 days ago
Not cooking for Thanksgiving? No problem! Plenty of options here in Harvard Square.
6 days ago
Not cooking for Thanksgiving? No problem! Plenty of options here in Harvard Square! http://www.harvardsquare.com/events/celebrate-thanksgiving-harvard-square-2017
6 days ago
Pilot of LDA 101 program, in which 11 residents in our affordable housing portfolio attended a series of workshops to further develop their leadership skills and abilities, as well as network with each other to build social capital within our buildings and the broader community..
Over the last five weeks, we piloted a Leadership Development Academy for residents living in our buildings. We had 11 residents go through workshops focused on team building, effective communication, active listening, and other foundational skills. The program culminated in a graduation and celebration, where Councilor Mark Ciommo and Councilor Annissa Essaibi George presented graduates with a Resolution welcoming them as new resident leaders. A few pics from the workshops are below- more will be posted soon!
Why I Drybar in Harvard Square!
Some residents have pushed for ground-level reconstruction, arguing that it would lower this barrier, reduce noise from vehicles revving uphill, and allow for more development in the future by creating decks over the roadways — while being the least costly of the three. “It just unlocks all these things,” said Harry Mattison, an Allston resident and member of a neighborhood task force working on the highway design. “Even if they’re not done as part of this project, they could still be done over time. But once you build a new highway viaduct, it’s there forever and you can never improve it.”
"Seeking to stem the tide of investors, Harvard [has] set aside $3 million of its community benefits package to support the All Bright Homeownership Program, an initiative to buy up homes in the area and resell them to homeowners with an owner-occupancy deed restriction, meaning that the buyer must live on the property. The program, implemented with the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation and the City of Boston in 2015, has so far sold 13 housing units to homeowners. #homeownershipmatters
11th Annual Folk Music Month in Harvard Square Stop by the lobby of the Charles Hotel (One Bennett Street) to view photographs of legendary musicians at work and play in Harvard Square during the second half of the 20th Century. Harvard Square has long regarded as the epicenter of critical thinking and social reform and where artists such Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and more honed their craft. Forever Young: Photographs from the Collection of Folk New England is on view through November 30th. http://bit.ly/2ml3fGV
CrimsonBikes presents the Allston Bike Pop-Up: a three week temporary sales & repair shop and bike community space. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays now through November 18!
It's getting chilly outside and we're getting excited for our upcoming Greater Ashmont Pop-Up Holiday Market! We've got a wonderful line-up of vendors joining us. Check out the list, invite a friend to the event below, and make plans to join us for our Small Business Saturday market, followed by the Mayor's tree-lighting in #PeabodySquare! 🎶 Jon Ong and the Funky Monkeys will be performing a selection of jazz, gospel, and holiday music. 🎨 Dot Art will be providing visual art activities for children of all ages. 🕰 Dorchester Historical Society with DOT-themed gifts and memorabilia 🍅 Spring Brook Farm for winter pantry vegetables (squashes, potatoes, and other root vegetables), all kinds of meats, hot cider, pies, preserves, & knit scarves, mittens, & hats 🌿 Bittersweet Herb Farm of Willmington, MA will be selling their delicious jams, mustards, balsamic vinegars, vinegar, seasonings, and finishing sauces! 🎄 The Mather Elementary School Girl Scouts Troop will be offering holiday wreaths, greens, and even Christmas Trees by way of EverGreen Delivery! 👕 Artist Yusef Akbar of Airbrush Matrix will be designing custom T's 💎 Touch of Silva will be selling their custom hand made jewelry, by local artisan Jo-Ann Silva-Winbush 📸 Local photographer, Thomas Reale Photography will be displaying and selling prints of his work 📸 Local photographer, Kayla Clare Photography, will be displaying and selling prints of her work 📗 Artisan Syndal Dmochowski will be selling hand-made greeting cards 🎁 Milton Artisan, Leonard Perry will be selling hand-crafted, velvet lined jewelry boxes ❄️ Studio Tessare will be selling an assortment of hand-painted or dyed scarves, shawls, and ponchos. 🎅🏽 The #BuddyInBoston vehicle will be joining us to promote the upcoming ELF the Musical and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical coming to the Boch Center We hope to see you on the 25th!
EmPath, Charlesview, Family Nurturing Center, and ABCD are teaming up to organize a holiday meal and celebration for families living in shelter in Brighton. Please consider supporting this effort by contributing food or paper goods to make this event fun, nutritious, and delicious for families! More info on how to participate here: https://www.mealtrain.com/potlucks/vqm416
The holidays are approaching, so why not shop for gifts, decorations, and more while donating to Allston Brighton CDC? Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday season at smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2716278 and Amazon will donate a percentage to Allston Brighton CDC at no additional cost to you! #48ShoppingDaysLeft
An intimate evening with Isabel Allende at the José Mateo Ballet Theatre. Produced by the Harvard Coop and the @Harvard Square Business Association.
A big THANK YOU to Cambridge 5K who graciously donated to help fund holiday lights in the Square! http://www.harvardsquare.com/blog/celebrating-30-years-winter-lights-harvard-square-1986-%E2%80%93-2016
Attention neighbors! Do you care about affordable housing, historical preservation, and open spaces? Apply TODAY to be 1 of 9 people recommending how to spend $20 million per year in Community Preservation Act funds!
Check out these photos from last year's All Bright Night! Don't miss out on the fun, get your tickets today! #TBT https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-bright-night-2017-tickets-38242228535
David's Tea...fun, fresh and innovative...tea served as you like it in Harvard Square!
DAVIDs TEA ...fun, fresh and innovative...tea served as you like it in Harvard Square! #wheresdenisetoday #meetyourneighbors #cambridge #communitypartner #thisplacesmellsincredible #teasofthemonth #gettingreadyfortheholidays #looseleaftea #gifts
Last Friday evening, we hosted a Halloween party and Haunted Hallway for residents in our properties. A spooky time was had by all! Thank you Tony Arias, Arthur Downey Jr., Annie Carlson for volunteering and helping us with the scares!
Tomorrow is the final day we're accepting vendor applications for our Greater Ashmont Pop-Up Holiday Market! If you make crafts and would like to vend at this year's market, make sure to get your application in. You can find info on applying in the event details!
Harvard Square Business Association team, Denise and Bill clean the kiosk and pit in anticipation of Harvard's Freshman Family Weekend. Welcome to the Square!