19 hours ago

We can’t deny — #CSBA member Happie has one o...

We can’t deny — #CSBA member Happie has one of the best views in the neighborhood. 🌆 #CentralSQ 📷: @ektaraochavan on Instagram


22 hours ago

Agassiz Baldwin Community shared Cambridge Co...

Today we're sending out a hearty THANKS to Cambridge Common for hosting our 1st-5th graders and helping them prepare for Flying Zucchini Cafe, a 2-day restaurant run by Agassiz Baldwin Afterschool students (with the support of their teachers).


44 hours ago

Cambridge Historical Society is hosting a Spr...

Cambridge Historical Society is hosting a Spring Benefit on 4/26, 6 PM. Enjoy good company, music, & hors d'oeuvres. This year's theme is 'Where Is Cambridge From?"via @CambridgeHS http://bit.ly/2H6sPFu

    "From Cambridge," A Benefit for the Cambridge Historical Society
    Enjoy good company, music, hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer donated by Cambridge Brewing Company. Support the work of the Society at our Spring Benefit, and celebrate this year's theme, asking 'Where Is Cambridge From?" Special Guests Hear from two local restaurant owners and an urban anthropologist about their experiences with clientele, food, and belonging in Central and Harvard Squares.
    https://www.eventbrite.com

2 days ago

Harvard Square was live.

Visiting with Ned and Ivy at the incomparable Brattle Theatre...

    Harvard Square
    Visiting with Ned and Ivy at the incomparable Brattle Theatre...
    http://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

#CSBAspotlight: On The Rise

#CSBAspotlight: On The Rise

    #CSBAspotlight: On The Rise
    As Women's History Month comes to a close, it's time for a #CSBAspotlight on On The Rise (OTR)! OTR is a team of 13 staff members (and volunteers & interns) that help provide homeless and formerly homeless women with the tools and services they need to succeed.
    https://centralsquarecambridge.com

2 days ago

#CSBAspotlight: Teddy Shoes

#CSBAspotlight: Teddy Shoes

    #CSBAspotlight: Teddy Shoes
    It's time for the latest #CSBAspotlight - Teddy Shoes ! This #CentralSQ staple has been a part of our community since 1957 and has evolved with the neighborhood. "When my father (Theodore) started the business, his parents owned this building - so we've always been located in this exact spot.
    https://centralsquarecambridge.com

3 days ago

Cross the finish line, then keep running to #...

Cross the finish line, then keep running to #CentralSQ! #CSBA member Central Square Florist gives away free roses to marathon runners each #MarathonMonday 🌹


3 days ago

Agassiz Baldwin Community’s office and Childr...

Agassiz Baldwin Community’s office and Children’s Programs are closed today, April 16, in observance of Patriot’s Day.

    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

The Pulse of Harvard Square. GoNation: Where...

The Pulse of Harvard Square. GoNation: Where social meets local in real time!

    The Harvard Square Business Association welcomes its newest member GoNation
    The Harvard Square Business Association welcomes its newest member GoNation: where social meets local in real time! The Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to welcome their newest member, a Cambridge (and Ct.) based tech startup, GoNation.com.
    http://www.harvardsquare.com

Apr 10

Two words: FREE. PIZZA. 🍕 To close out Oath P...

Two words: FREE. PIZZA. 🍕 To close out Oath Pizza's CSBA Instagram takeover, they’re giving away two gift cards! Visit instagram.com/centralsquarema to enter.


Apr 10

Harvard Square Welcomes Boston Calling Bosto...

Harvard Square Welcomes Boston Calling Boston Calling Count Down! 45 Days and counting..... #BostonCallingCountDown #BostonCallingHarvardSquare Where are you staying? #HarvardSquareStay Where are you eating? #HarvardSquareEats #HarvardSquareLateNight #HarvardSquareQuickBites #HarvardSquareFineDining Got clothes? #HarvardSquareShops More fun? #HarvardSquareTours #HarvardSquareEntertainment #HarvardSquareMusic #HarvardSquareMovies #HarvardSquareArts Need stuff? #HarvardSquareRetail Get Smart! #HarvardSquareMuseums #HarvardSquareHistory Parking? #HarvardSquareParking Questions? #HarvardSquareAnswers Full details click here: http://www.harvardsquare.com/events/boston-calling-music-festival-2018


Apr 10

Calling all pizza lovers in #CentralSQ 🍕 #CSB...

Calling all pizza lovers in #CentralSQ 🍕 #CSBA member Oath Pizza is taking over our Instagram today! Follow along on our Instagram story: instagram.com/centralsquarema 👇


Apr 09

Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center is excited to ...

Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center is excited to partner with Freepoint Hotel - West Cambridge on a new exhibition featuring 41 pieces by 29 Boston area artists. Join MMA at the Freepoint Hotel on Thursday for the opening reception of Art@Freepoint X Maud Morgan Arts. RSVP: http://bit.ly/FreepointXMMA


Apr 09

Agassiz Baldwin Community shared their post.

Tomorrow! Come learn about composting in Cambridge and discuss rising housing costs and displacement at the April 10 ANC Meeting, 7:30 PM at 20A Sacramento St.

    ANC Meeting - April 10 - Agassiz Baldwin Community
    Join us on Tuesday, April 10, for an Agassiz Neighborhood Council meeting at 7:30 PM. We meet in Maud Morgan Arts, on the second floor 2D studio at the rear of the building, 20A Sacramento St.
    http://agassiz.org

Apr 08

From the residents who call #CentralSQ home t...

From the residents who call #CentralSQ home to the officers who keep our neighborhood safe, we’re thankful for all of our #CitizensOfCentralSQ 💙 📷: Cambridge Police Department


Apr 05

Coming up at the Community Artist Spotlight S...

Coming up at the Community Artist Spotlight Space: Evidence by Kirsten Emack. Opening reception this Thursday, April 5 at 5 PM: http://agassiz.org/2018/04/evidence-community-spotlight-space/

    Evidence: Photographs by Kristen Emack at Community Spotlight Space - Agassiz Baldwin Community
    Evidence: Photographs by Kristen Emack Dates: April 2-April 30, 2018 Reception: Thursday, April 5 at 6:00-8:00 pm Hours: Monday-Friday, 3:00-6:00 pm My initial obsession to document my daughter Appaloosa's childhood is linked directly to the lack of imagery captured ...
    http://agassiz.org

Apr 05

Come to our art double-header! Attend two gal...

Come to our art double-header! Attend two gallery receptions AT THE SAME TIME (4/5, 6 pm): Small Works Salon 2018 at Chandler Gallery & Evidence: Photographs by Kristen Emack at the Community Artist Spotlight Space via Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center http://kristen-emack.format.com/ http://bit.ly/chandler_gallery_current_exhibition

    Kristen Emack's Portfolio - Home
    Documentary and fine art photography by Kristen Emack
    http://kristen-emack.format.com

Apr 05

Coming up next at the Agassiz Neighborhood Co...

Coming up next at the Agassiz Neighborhood Council community meeting: Learn about the expansion of Cambridge's compost program and join a discussion of rising housing costs in Cambridge. http://agassiz.org/2018/04/anc-meeting-april-10/

    ANC Meeting - April 10 - Agassiz Baldwin Community
    Join us on Tuesday, April 10, for an Agassiz Neighborhood Council meeting at 7:30 PM. We meet in Maud Morgan Arts, on the second floor 2D studio at the rear of the building, 20A Sacramento St.
    http://agassiz.org

Apr 05

Central Square Business Association added 2 n...

Heads up, #CentralSQ commuters! The elevator at the Central MBTA station will be out of service beginning Monday, April 9th. More information: https://mbta.com/stops/place-cntsq


Apr 04

You probably use a smart phone or a computer ...

You probably use a smart phone or a computer every day, but are there technical words people say that you just find confusing? Come to our class for adults age 55+ to catch up on the lingo - 4/18 from 1-3 PM at the ANC Community Room. http://agassiz.org/2018/04/what-does-that-mean-technical-and-computer-terms-for-everyday-users/

    What does that mean?! Technical and Computer Terms for Everyday Users - Agassiz Baldwin Community
    You probably use a smart phone or a computer every day, but are there technical words people say that you just find confusing? Do you hear certain computer terminology so often that you're embarrassed to ask what it means?
    http://agassiz.org

Apr 04

We are excited to announce that MayFair is ju...

We are excited to announce that MayFair is just weeks away. This year, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo and to commemorate Mexican-American culture, we will be filling the Square with the upbeat sounds of Mariachi music! Mariachi is often described as the sound that speaks to your emotions! Come join us as we dance in the streets to the lively and festive sounds of Mexican music, and partake of international food, handmade art, beautiful jewelry and one-of-a-kind crafts! Applications are due by April 21st.

    35th Annual MayFair Applications
    http://www.harvardsquare.com

Apr 03

For more then 10 years our Afterschool progra...

For more then 10 years our Afterschool program has worked together to put on a two day, healthy restaurant for their families. Help support our kids efforts!

    I just donated to Agassiz Baldwin Community. Do the same!
    This is a great cause! Join me in my efforts to support them. Donate Now!
    https://donatenow.networkforgood.org

Apr 03

Please give a warm welcome to our newest #CSB...

Please give a warm welcome to our newest #CSBA member, Whole Heart Provisions! You may have eaten at their Allston location, but we’re excited to announce they’ll be opening up a new location in #CentralSQ very soon 🥗 📷: @the_maya_lifestyle on Instagram


Apr 03

Harvard Square is supporting Autism Speaks.

Thank you Cambridge Savings Bank for shining a light on Autism..CSB is true blue!


Apr 01

Happy #Easter from #CentralSQ! We’re looking ...

Happy #Easter from #CentralSQ! We’re looking forward to blue skies & fresh blooms around the neighborhood as the weather starts to feel a bit more like spring ☀️ 📷: @lioshenkawaco on Instagram


Mar 30

Agassiz Baldwin Community shared Maud Morgan ...

    Summer Program Descriptions - Maud Morgan Arts
    Choose your interests. Try new mediums. Investigate a variety of media this summer through programming for youth through Creative Arts Workshops and for adults through our Summer Ceramics Series. Creative Arts Workshops for Youth: Six unique weeks of creative art workshops that will explore two subjects for two hours each day, ceramics and one of a ...
    http://www.maudmorganarts.org

Mar 29

Central Square Business Association added 9 n...

As #WomensHistoryMonth comes to a close, it’s time for a #CSBAspotlight on On The Rise (OTR)! OTR is a team of 13 staff members (and volunteers & interns) that help provide homeless and formerly homeless women with the tools and services they need to succeed. Get an inside look at the organization below! “OTR was founded in the mid 1990s by a recent Harvard University graduate who worked at the student-run shelter and realized there is a whole community of people who were falling through the cracks of social services. At the time, many services for the homeless claiming to be inclusive would screen women out because of issues like substance abuse & addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence situations, etc. and require people to prove readiness for services. The basis for OTR was to create a very low threshold for entry and not have a timeline-centered program of how long people have before they should be ‘cured.’ These issues that took a lifetime to develop are not going to disappear overnight — sometimes a 90-day program isn’t enough. Our house, the Safe Haven, really becomes home for the women who come here. They can use our address as their permanent mailing address, relax and watch TV, check email, do laundry, take a shower, enjoy meals, and so much more. With a holistic approach, we aim to let these women become comfortable, form relationships with the staff, and lead us to understanding their needs and allowing us to help them access the services they need. They are the experts in what they need and we’re creating an environment where their initiative can flourish. Our programs have a huge emphasis on building relationships and trust. Some of the main issues associated with homelessness include substance abuse, medical and mental health, and legal issues. In dealing with these issues, many of the women have had experiences that lead them to not trust people, specifically in the social services, healthcare, and legal systems. We work with them to provide and connect them to the services they can trust. A big initiative of ours is the Keep the Keys program — emphasizing the importance of continued services after women have found housing. There are many opportunities that just aren’t an option when you’re homeless (e.g. jobs, healthcare, getting an education) because it’s just too difficult or chaotic. Those opportunities tend to open up for the first time in many years once a woman has secured housing. We’re invested in these relationships long-term and want to be a part of that journey and ensure their continued success.” — Martha Sandler, Benny Wheat, Charyti Reiter, & Delphene Mooney of On The Rise On The Rise would like to send a special thank you to their local partners, volunteers, and interns for all the work they do to keep the organization running! For more information about the organization, visit ontherise.org!


Mar 29

Eat Fresh and Do Good. Local farmers need yo...

Eat Fresh and Do Good. Local farmers need your help!

    Harvard Square Winter Farmer's Market Organizers Start a GoFundMe Campaign!
    As the winter market comes to the end of their second season, their future remains uncertain. To date, they are unable to cover their overhead maintenance, transportation and storage costs related to the winter sheds. It is for this reason, they are reaching out to the community to ask for financial help.
    http://www.harvardsquare.com

Mar 29

Central Square Business Association added 9 n...

As #WomensHistoryMonth comes to a close, it’s time for a #CSBAspotlight on On The Rise (OTR)! This team of 13 staff members (plus volunteers & interns) provides homeless and formerly homeless women with the tools and services they need to succeed. Get an inside look at the organization below! “OTR was founded in the mid 1990s by a recent Harvard University graduate who worked at the student-run shelter and realized there is a whole community of people who were falling through the cracks of social services. At the time, many services for the homeless claiming to be inclusive would screen women out because of issues like substance abuse & addiction, mental health issues, domestic violence situations, etc. and require people to prove readiness for services. The basis for OTR was to create a very low threshold for entry and not have a timeline-centered program of how long people have before they should be ‘cured.’ These issues that took a lifetime to develop are not going to disappear overnight — sometimes a 90-day program isn’t enough. Our house, the Safe Haven, really becomes home for the women who come here. They can use our address as their permanent mailing address, relax and watch TV, check email, do laundry, take a shower, enjoy meals, and so much more. With a holistic approach, we aim to let these women become comfortable, form relationships with the staff, and lead us to understanding their needs and allowing us to help them access the services they need. They are the experts in what they need and we’re creating an environment where their initiative can flourish. Our programs have a huge emphasis on building relationships and trust. Some of the main issues associated with homelessness include substance abuse, medical and mental health, and legal issues. In dealing with these issues, many of the women have had experiences that lead them to not trust people, specifically in the social services, healthcare, and legal systems. We work with them to provide and connect them to the services they can trust. A big initiative of ours is the Keep the Keys program — emphasizing the importance of continued services after women have found housing. There are many opportunities that just aren’t an option when you’re homeless (e.g. jobs, healthcare, getting an education) because it’s just too difficult or chaotic. Those opportunities tend to open up for the first time in many years once a woman has secured housing. We’re invested in these relationships long-term and want to be a part of that journey and ensure their continued success.” — Martha Sullivan, Benny Wheat, Charyti Reiter, & Delphene Mooney of On The Rise On The Rise would like to send a special thank you to their local partners, volunteers, and interns for all the work they do to keep the organization running! For more information about the organization, visit ontherise.org!


Mar 28

Easter's coming! Shop local stores, make a re...

Easter's coming! Shop local stores, make a reservation at your favorite eatery, attend Easter Mass and visit with the Easter Bunny. Harvard Square has it all!

    Easter Weekend in Harvard Square
    Calling all Coop Kids | Saturday, March 31st | 11:00 am This Holiday Weekend, We're Celebrating Multicultural Book Day! Every Child Deserves to See Themselves in Books. Come join us for Story Time and Crafts! Ages 8 and under, Lower Level, Harvard Square Coop
    http://www.harvardsquare.com

Mar 28

Celebrate Easter in Harvard Square. Shop the ...

Celebrate Easter in Harvard Square. Shop the local stores for all your holiday needs, reserve your favorite eatery, attend Easter Mass and visit with the Easter Bunny. Harvard Square has it all!

    Easter Weekend in Harvard Square
    Calling all Coop Kids | Saturday, March 31st | 11:00 am This Holiday Weekend, We're Celebrating Multicultural Book Day! Every Child Deserves to See Themselves in Books. Come join us for Story Time and Crafts! Ages 8 and under, Lower Level, Harvard Square Coop
    http://www.harvardsquare.com

Mar 28

Spotted at Cambridge City Hall: a large portr...

Spotted at Cambridge City Hall: a large portrait of Maria L. Baldwin, an African-American educator, civic leader, and Cantabrigian who was the first African American female principal in the Northeast,and who headmastered the Agassiz (now Baldwin) School for 40 years! We're so proud to have Ms. Baldwin's name as part of our history and legacy, and we strive to carry the spirit of her efforts with us into the future. #womenshistorymonth #womenleaders #CambMA


Mar 27

Agassiz Baldwin Community shared Bob Slate St...

Bob Slate Stationer over Harvard Square has just alerted us to the fact that a National Pencil day exists. It's this Friday! 😄


Mar 27

On sunny days, #CentralSQ comes back to life ...

On sunny days, #CentralSQ comes back to life ☀️ #CitizensOfCentralSQ 📷: @wise_photography ft. @maddieoakley on Instagram


Mar 27

Harvard Square was live.

Harvard Square Business Association and Boston Women in Media Entertainment's, The Story Behind her Success Women's breakfast in celebration of women's history month.

    Harvard Square
    Harvard Square Business Association and Boston Women in Media Entertainment's, The Story Behind her Success Women's breakfast in celebration of women's history month.
    http://www.facebook.com

Mar 25

Central Square Business Association added 4 n...

Who’s ready for the return of the #CentralFlea!? Vendor applications are now open for the 2018 season: newenglandopenmarkets.com/central-flea


Mar 23

Agassiz Baldwin Community shared Backyard Med...

Learn about what's going on in your backyard, so-to-speak! #CambMA #housing #podcast

    Backyard Media Company
    Hello fans of Backyard Cambridge! We now have a Page specifically for the podcast here: Backyard Cambridge. Please follow us there for podcast-specific updates about new episodes and initiatives...
    http://www.facebook.com

Mar 23

Support #CentralSQ's women this #WomensHistor...

Support #CentralSQ's women this #WomensHistoryMonth! On The Rise is hosting their 5th Annual Empty Bowls Project fundraiser at Puritan & Company tomorrow. For $38, you can select and take home your own handmade bowl from local potters and enjoy tasty soups donated by over 10 local restaurants! Limited tickets are still available for the 1:30pm seating: http://bit.ly/2DNYCZq

    The Fifth Annual Empty Bowls Project to support On The Rise
    Feed the belly, warm the soul. For $38, you select and take home your own handmade bowl donated by local potters from Feet of Clay Studio, MIT SAA, and Indigo Fire Studio and enjoy tasty soups donated by local restaurants such as: 1369 Coffeehouse, Trina's Starlight Lounge, The Druid, City Girl Cafe, Nashoba Brook Bakery, Puritan and Company, The Automatic, Lord Hobo, Atwood's Tavern, Loyal Nine, Highland Fried, Classic Graphx and more!
    https://www.eventbrite.com

Mar 22

Coming up next at the Chandler Gallery - Smal...

Coming up next at the Chandler Gallery - Small Works Salon 2018 http://agassiz.org/2018/03/small_works_salon_2018/

    At the Chandler Gallery's Small Works Salon 2018, Cartography Points in New Directions - Agassiz Baldwin Community
    We begin with a Rand McNally World Atlas. A copper tube twists over, around and through the book, with numerous severed ends poking up through the cover. Like this sculpture, "Maps of Future Pipelines" by Steven Muller, the pieces in the Chandler Gallery's upcoming "Small Works Salon 2018" encompass, pierce and skewer maps and map-making.
    http://agassiz.org

Mar 22

A #TBT with exciting news: The “Marksons” sig...

A #TBT with exciting news: The “Marksons” sign in this photo, which would later become the Blockbuster sign, is getting a makeover! Each year, the City of Cambridge Community Development Department (Official) invites small businesses & groups to propose projects that will enhance their business districts. We’re proud to announce that the CSBA has been selected as a 2018 winner and will be renovating the sign to better reflect our vibrant Cultural District! Learn more about the Small Business Challenge program: http://bit.ly/2DIwwyD 📷: Cambridge Historical Commission


Mar 22

What if you could email a tree in Cambridge? ...

What if you could email a tree in Cambridge? 🌱 Would you? https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/07/when-you-give-a-tree-an-email-address/398210/

    People Are Writing Thousands of Emails to Trees
    The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees. "My dearest Ulmus," the message began. "As I was leaving St. Mary's College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty.
    https://www.theatlantic.com

Mar 21

Agassiz Baldwin Community shared City of Camb...

"I keep hearing about this citywide composting thing, and I want to do it, but I'm nervous." WELL. There's a workshop for you --https://www.facebook.com/events/347802119059352/

    Curbside Compost Expansion Open House - Main Library
    Curbside Compost Expansion Open House - Main Library
    https://www.facebook.com

Mar 21

Winter dine out week is upon us. Check out ou...

Winter dine out week is upon us. Check out our list of participating Harvard Square restaurants; all your favorites are having great deals!!!

Mar 20

Harvard Square was live.

#wheresdenisetoday #JimmyTingle #Running4LtGovernor #IvebeentoBelmont #Holyoke #Lynn #Somerville #Cambridge #Boston #Chicopee #Belmont #itsnotajoke

    Harvard Square
    wheresdenisetoday #JimmyTingle #Running4LtGovernor #IvebeentoBelmont #Holyoke #Lynn #Somerville #Cambridge #Boston #Chicopee #Belmont #itsnotajoke
    http://www.facebook.com

Mar 20

Happy #FirstDayOfSpring! Whether you're bring...

Happy #FirstDayOfSpring! Whether you're bringing home a bouquet for yourself or ordering an arrangement to thank your #Easter host next weekend, fresh blooms from Central Square Florist make every day a little brighter. 🌷💐


Mar 19

Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center celebrates Wom...

Maud Morgan Visual Arts Center celebrates Women's History Month! "We thank Morgan for her efforts in being honest about herself, and being a constant form of inspiration in the art world." https://maudmorganarts.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/womens-history-month-maud-morgan/


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