Fish Pier Seafood Festival Tickets at New Deal Fish Market

Published on September 24, 2012, by in Uncategorized.


Im going to step outside of East Cambridge for a moment to tell you about a great event taking place Saturday October 6.

Our friends at the Boston Fisheries Foundation are putting on the first Boston Fish Pier Seafood Festival.  This is going to be a great event celebrating the food that built the Commonwealth and the Fishermen who have put that food on our tables for generations.

It will also highlight the only working fish pier in Boston which is coming up on its 100th year anniversary.  The Fish Pier itself is a major piece of the chain that gets fresh, local fish into our neighbrohood through small locally owned businesses such as New Deal Fish Market.

Tickets for the event can be purchased on line, but they are also available at New Deal Fish Market (622 Cambridge St).


The Taste Ticket

Published on September 21, 2012, by in Rib Fest.

Do I need a ticket to come to Rib Fest? If my friend doesnt have a ticket can he/she still come?

Each year we try to put up a new post with an explanation of some frequently asked questions about the Taste Ticket. The most common, “Do I need a Taste Ticket to come to Rib Fest”

The answer, “no, you dont need a ticket to come to Smoke This Rib Fest, BUT you do need a ticket to eat ribs”

That being said, the Taste Ticket is the best way to experience STRF because it allows you 10 samples of ribs on a first come first serve basis from our (currently) 20 local restaurants.  Then the Ticket doubles as your ballot.  You can cast your vote for your favorite rib and help us crown the winner of The People’s Choice Award

We always expect and welcome more people to come to the community event to enjoy the music, activities, and of course food!.  So we ask each retuarant to bring additional food items that reflect their own menus.  This way the event is open to the public and there is plenty of food options for everyone who joins us.

Hope this sheds some light on the Taste Ticket, but if you have any questions we are happy to answer them.  Email us at





Smoke this Rib Fest 2013



East Cambridge’s Culinary Showdown

Cambridge, MA: The East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA) is proud to present The East Cambridge Business Association “Smoke This” Rib Fest 2013, on Sunday October 20, 2013 from 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. The Rib Fest and Street Fair will take place on Cambridge Street in East Cambridge, between Fulkerson Street and Fifth Street.

The Rib Fest is a culinary showdown pitting pit master against pit master for the title of the best ribs in town. The event is perfect for all ages so come and enjoy some BBQ, live music and so much more. There will be plenty of food and fun to be had, but for the best chance to sample a variety of ribs and to cast your vote, you’ll need a Taste Ticket which will get you 10 rib samples from the restaurants of your choice at a first come first serve basis. Taste Tickets are on sale starting September 9th. Taste Tickets sell out every year, so each restaurant will also be selling a dish at a great price, showcasing food from their fall menu. So even if you miss out on buying a Taste Ticket, you can still enjoy tasty food from the best restaurants around town!

Enjoy cooking demonstrations from local chefs, brought to you by how2heroes, while the kids enjoy fun and games with The East End House. Local favorites The Atwood’s Monday Night Bluegrass Band will get you moving with their Bluegrass and Americana rhythms. Participating restaurants include Abigail’s, Area 4, ARTBAR, Atwood’s Tavern, Bambara, CRLS Culinary, East Coast Grill, East Side Bar & Grille, Lord Hobo, New Deal Fish Market, Ole, Puritan & Co., Redbones, Trina’s Starlight Lounge, and Tupelo.

Rib Fest is a perfect opportunity to get a taste of the local fare in and near East Cambridge and is produced by The East Cambridge Business Association and sponsored by Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Cambridge Savings Bank, Clark Hunt Ahern & Embry, CPCU Credit Union, East Cambridge Savings Bank, EF, Forest City, HYM Investments, Leggat McCall, Linear Retail, McKinnon Co., MIT, Rogers Properties Group and Vinfen. Rib Fest is also made possible by our friends at Atwood’s Tavern, Blossom Floral Design, Cambridgeside Galleria, Cambridge Printing, East End House, how2heroes, Kroner Design, PageWorks and the Royal Sonesta Hotel.


East End House Block Party is Wednesday

Published on August 13, 2012, by in East End House, Free.

State Chooses Three Finalists for Courthouse

The State’s Department of Capital and Asset Managment recently revealed that developers HYM, Divco West, and Leggat McCall are the three finalist for the redevelopment of the Sullivan Courthouse.

All three currently have or have had a presence in East Cambridge.  Divco recently acquired the Davenport building on First St. Leggat McCall converted the old Durans chocolate factory into what is now One First Street. HYM is the developer of the Northpoint project.


Free Summer Movie Night is this Thursday

Join the
East Cambridge Business Association
292 Cambridge St
Thursday August 9th
followed by a Family Friendly Movie
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the show.
 Free Popcorn and water provided by ECBA and East Cambride Savings Bank

Run & Ride at Cambridgeside: Free Family Fun

Hey kids!  Ready, set, go!
Do you love to ride your bike and run?  Compete in the third annual, kids only duathlon with biking and running in and around CambridgeSide Galleria!

Run & Ride at CambridgeSide is for kids 5-15 years old, with prizes, race t-shirts, giveaways, entertainment and more.  Race with your friends and make new ones – sign up for Run & Ride at CambridgeSide today!

Sunday, July 29, 2012
8:30am Registration
10am Event Begins

CambridgeSide Galleria
100 CambridgeSide PlaceCambridge, MA  02141

Pre-register for FREE today at

Help a child turn a page. Bring a new, unused school supply for donation to the East End House. Run & Ride is an innovative community collaboration between CambridgeSide Galleria, City of Cambridge, Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge Police Department and Cambridge Fire Department. 


Summer In The City @ Donnelly Field

Published on July 9, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

Jungle Jim’s Wild about Balloons &
Agenda for Children’s Literacy StoryWalk
Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00am

Location: Donnelly Field, Willow St. & York St.
Rain site: Frisoli Youth Center, 61 Willow St.

Jungle Jim spins stories as he twists great balloon animals and performs stunning magical tricks. While you are at the park, enjoy arts & crafts activities, snacks, book give-a-ways during the StoryWalk Kick-Off Event.

After the performance, take a StoryWalk! Participating Inman Square businesses display a page from the same children’s book in their street-front windows and offer discounts and giveaways to children and families.

Sponsor: Inman Square Business Association and Agenda for Children’s Literacy

Performance runs about 45 minutes long.
Designed for children, but fun for all ages!


BOOMTOWN Festival 2012

BOOMTOWN is once again returning to East Cambridge with a week long celebration of fun family events!
It all begins on Monday July 16th at 4pm with FREE chalk art, face painting, dancing, and drumming workshops.  Then there is a free evening concert by The Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Band starting at 7:30 in Centanni Court Yard.

BOOMTOWN is organized by the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center on Second Street, and brings fun art projects and evening concerts to the East Cambridge Neighborhood.  This year, while you are feeding your soul with culture and fun, your belly can be feed with tacos from The Taco Truck, from 4-8pm each night.

Its a great neighborhood event that is FREE!  Be sure the check the schedule to see whats happening each night at BOOMTOWN!



Published on June 20, 2012, by in Uncategorized.

Cambridge Symphony Orchestra
Pops on the Lawn

Cynthia Woods, Music Director

Sunday June 24, 3:00 PM
@ Sennott Park
(Prospect St at Broadway)

Featuring your favorites from Movies, Musicals and Television!

Superman & Superman Returns
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
West Side Story

… and many many more!

This concert is FREE and open to the public!

This program is supported in part by a grant from MetLife and the Cambridge Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra · 617-576-1819 ·

Please check our website for the Rain Location.

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