7 hours ago

Harvard Square was live.

Some busking on a perfect Spring day in the Square! #wheresdeinisetoday #cambridge #arts #busking #cambridge #springhassprung

    Harvard Square
    Some busking on a perfect Spring day in the Square! #wheresdeinisetoday #cambridge #arts #busking #cambridge #springhassprung
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15 hours ago

ICYMI — Whole Heart Provisions is NOW OPEN in...

ICYMI — Whole Heart Provisions is NOW OPEN in #CentralSQ! 🥗 They’re taking over our Instagram story for the day to give you an inside look at the new location. Follow along: instagram.com/centralsquarema 📷: @itsbeccawolf

    Central Square Business Association
    ICYMI - Whole Heart Provisions is NOW OPEN in #CentralSQ! 🥗 They're taking over our Instagram story for the day to give you an inside look at the new location. Follow along:...
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33 hours ago

The weather is looking perfect for Harvard Sq...

The weather is looking perfect for Harvard Square’s 1st Inclusive 5K Race on Sunday, April 29th at 9:30 a.m. Join the Bionic 5K race as a runner (https://www.bionic5k.com/) or as a spectator! Families, friends, runners or not…all are welcomed to 41 Church Street which is the start and finish of the race. Come to encourage the runners and show your support! Stay for the after race party…and then wander over to the Harvard COOP for a special reading of Rescue & Jessica.

    First Inclusive 5k race in Harvard Square and a Special Book Reading at The COOP
    The Harvard Square Business Association is excited to announce that on April 29, 2018, at 9:30am, the first inclusive 5K race in Harvard Square will commence. "This race recognizes the resilience and tenacity of disabled athletes while celebrating the recent advances in science and technology that are ushering in a new bionic age", according to race director and Cambridge resident, Will Borden.
    http://www.harvardsquare.com

2 days ago

#CentralSQ: Where even the electrical boxes h...

#CentralSQ: Where even the electrical boxes have character. 📷: @brightly_shine on Instagram

    Central Square Business Association
    CentralSQ: Where even the electrical boxes have character. 📷: @brightly_shine on Instagram
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

On April 20th, Harvard Square Business Associ...

On April 20th, Harvard Square Business Association Hospitality Committee members held their bi-annual Clean Up Day. Assisted by the industrious staff from the City of Cambridge’s Department of Public Works, HSBA volunteers spent hours scouring the Square, just in time for Earth Day!

    Spring Clean Up Day 2018
    On April 20th, Harvard Square Business Association Hospitality Committee members held their bi-annual Clean Up Day. Assisted by the industrious staff from the City of Cambridge's Department of Public Works, HSBA volunteers spent hours scouring the Square, just in time for Earth Day!
    http://www.harvardsquare.com

4 days ago

  • Plastic Makes Practice

    Mr. Babecka is asking for $321.86:
    My students need light-weight instruments for teacher demonstrations between multiple school buildings.
    Amigos School Comment

5 days ago

The #CentralFlea is BACK! Join us on Sunday, ...

The #CentralFlea is BACK! Join us on Sunday, May 6th as we celebrate our opening day of the season — with a brand new location and an exclusive Beer Garden. RSVP & tell your friends: Opening Day at the Central Flea!

    Central Square Business Association
    The #CentralFlea is BACK! Join us on Sunday, May 6th as we celebrate our opening day of the season - with a brand new location and an exclusive Beer Garden. RSVP & tell your friends: Opening Day at...
    http://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

Harvard Square was live.

Happy Earth Day! Members of the Harvard Square Business Association and The City of Cambridge Department of Public Works (Official) are out beautifying the Square today. Thanks to Tom Crowley from Edward Jones Financial Services for getting us started! #Wheredenisetoday #Cambridge #HarvardSq #CambridgeDPW #givingback #EarthDay

    Harvard Square
    Happy Earth Day! Members of the Harvard Square Business Association and The City of Cambridge Department of Public Works (Official) are out beautifying the Square today. Thanks to Tom Crowley from...
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Apr 18

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


Apr 18

Apr 17

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...
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Apr 16

#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

Apr 16

#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

Apr 16

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 🌹


Apr 13

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 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

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

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

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 02

Kris_Butler posted 2 photos to Flickr:

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 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 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

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

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 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

Harvard Square added an event.

On April 29, 2018, the starting gun will go off for the first inclusive 5K race in Harvard Square that recognizes the resilience and tenacity of disabled athletes while celebrating the recent advances in science and technology that are ushering in a new bionic age, according to race director and Cambridge resident, Will Borden. It’s called the Bionic5K and two of the three race founders are amputees. One is the world’s leading scientist in biomechatronics, one is an elementary school teacher, and one has staged and directed six 5K races in Harvard Square from 2011-2016. Borden elaborates, “The 5K is the #1 race distance in the United States. In 2016, 17,000 5K races were held in the US with over 8.2 million finishers. Typical races include one or two disabled athletes in a large crowd of participants. We believe we can do something different.” “By assembling a critical mass of amputee and disabled runners, we can break down barriers and normalize the experience of running alongside people with significant adaptations. In addition, by shining a light on the recent advances in science, technology and rehabilitation medicine, we can engage and inspire a broader group of people as volunteers, runners and supporters, building awareness of the incredible strides that are being made to end disability as we know it today,” adds Borden. “Ultimately, we hope that this truly inclusive race will not only bring different types of runners together but also bring new people into the running community - encouraging those who might ordinarily shy away from a 5k because of disability to join our group of all ages and abilities in celebrating possibilities over disabilities,” Borden added. Contact Will Borden directly, info@bionic5K 617-520-5213 For more information and registration, please go to: bionic5K.com.

    First Inclusive 5k race in Harvard Square!
    https://www.facebook.com

Mar 17

The only proper way to celebrate #StPatricksD...

The only proper way to celebrate #StPatricksDay in #CentralSQ — enjoying a Guinness paired with traditional Irish food & music at The Phoenix Landing, of course. Cheers! 🍺🍀


Mar 15

Zambrero, coming soon to Harvard Square! Gran...

Zambrero, coming soon to Harvard Square! Grand opening event on March 20th 11:00am

    Grand Opening at Zambrero
    One of Australia's fastest growing franchises, Zambrero, has arrived in the United States. The Mexican fast casual restaurant, known for its fresh and healthy food and fight to end world hunger, will open for business in Harvard Square on March 20th.
    http://www.harvardsquare.com

Mar 15

Central Square Business Association added 7 n...

It’s time for the latest #CSBAspotlight — Teddy Shoes, Inc.! 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. I was finishing up at the University of Miami and when my father called and offered me the opportunity to take over his business. I started with him in August of 1978 and I’ve been here ever since. He told me ‘customers can buy shoes anywhere, but if you treat them well they’re always going to come back.’ We aim to really take care of our clients and make sure that everyone leaves satisfied. When we opened, the store specialized in cancellations and factory seconds. At one point there were 16 shoe stores on the block, but Teddy Shoes is the last one standing. We’ve really evolved to be a dance supply store — it’s nearly 90% of my business. We cover everything from ballet to flamenco and carry all of the necessary shoes and garments. We do have family footwear, ladies shoes, oversize, hosiery, and lingerie as well. In 1993, the only two Capezio dance stores in the Boston area closed at the same time. My customers asked me to try to get the line, so I decided to make an investment. From there we began selling more & more dance brands and formed great relationships with companies like the Boston Ballet, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, and so many other local studios. We carry specific items that they require their dancers wear and even list each school’s dress code on our website. I’ve been a member of the CSBA for a long, long time and am proud to still support the organization. I can’t stress enough the importance of small business. We work with our customers to give them the best quality of products and service possible — and see countless return customers due to their satisfaction. If customers don’t give small businesses the opportunity to earn their business, it’s going to be really hard for them to stick around.” — Steven Adelson, Owner of Teddy Shoes


Mar 14

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day in Harvard Square. ...

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day in Harvard Square. Enjoy a classic Irish meal, special discounts and promotions from some of your favorite local businesses.

    Harvard-go-Bragh - Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Harvard Square
    Celebrate St. Paddy's Day with an in-depth look into the craft of glassblowing. You will be introduced to the equipment in the hotshop and learn how to safely gather molten glass and shape it into your very own works of art with Irish flair.
    http://www.harvardsquare.com

Mar 13

Celebrate #NationalWomensHistoryMonth with th...

Celebrate #NationalWomensHistoryMonth with the No Makeup Series in #CentralSQ this Thursday! CSBA member YWCA Cambridge is hosting an exhibition by Steve Osemwenkhae showcasing the natural beauty of women through photographs and stories. Thursday 3/15 • 6pm • RSVP: No Makeup Series by Steve Osemwenkhae

    Central Square Business Association
    Celebrate #NationalWomensHistoryMonth with the No Makeup Series in #CentralSQ this Thursday! CSBA member YWCA Cambridge is hosting an exhibition by Steve Osemwenkhae showcasing the natural beauty of...
    http://www.facebook.com

Mar 11

Harvard Square was live.

    Harvard Square
    Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. 55,315 likes · 945 talking about this · 234,934 were here. Welcome! Harvard Square is a world-renowned shopping, dining, cultural and historical destination.
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Mar 11

Even our T stops have character. #CentralSQ ...

Even our T stops have character. #CentralSQ 📷: @harmonywitte on Instagram


Mar 09

Harvard Square updated their cover photo.

Winthrop Park in Harvard Square...evening light in late winter..


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