Cambridge Discovery Days: Exploring East Cambridge

The Historic Cambridge Collaborative is hosting the 13th annual Cambridge Discovery Days is comeing to East Cambridge on Saturday August 13. This is your chance to discover new parts of East Cambridge history.  The tour begins at the History Station, corner of Cambridge and Third streets, by the Registry of Deeds at 10:00am.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, East Cambridge was virtually an island isolated from the rest of Cambridge, surrounded by salt marsh and the Charles River. Only after land speculator Andrew Craigie built a bridge (now the site of the Museum of Science) to Boston in 1809 and, in 1814, maneuvered to relocate the county courthouse from Harvard Square to East Cambridge did the area begin to develop. By 1880 most of the house lots were filled, and East Cambridge had become the industrial center of the city. The industries are now gone, but many 19th century houses remain. The tour will begin at Craigie’s courthouse complex and explore the area’s rich residential and industrial history

Guide: Susan Maycock, Architectural Historian, Cambridge Historical Commission
More information: Cambridge Historical Commission, 617 349 4683

 

East End House Annual Summer Block Party -FREE EVENT

Published on August 8, 2011, by in East End House, Free.
Wednesday August 17
6:30 – 8:30 pm
in front of the East End House
105 Spring St
 All are welcome to attend this free community event!!

Join us for a BBQ, Ice Cream sundaes, games, face painting, balloon animals, live music, a moonbounce and more!

for more information visit http://www.eastendhouse.org/ or contact Katie Gerard at 617-876-4444 or katie@eastendhouse.org

 

INMAN SQUARE FUNCH!

Published on August 3, 2011, by in Inman Sq.

 Fun. Lunch. Music. Wellness.
Every Thursday in August, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Vellucci Plaza (intersection of Hampshire and Cambridge Streets in Inman Square)
Presented by the Inman Square Business Association in collaboration with the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge Department of Public Works and Cambridge Community Development Department.
Treat yourself to a terrific mid-day break in Inman Square Thursdays in August from 12:00 – 2:00 at INMAN SQUARE FUNCH, a series of programs featuring great music, wellness activities and brown bag lunch specials from area restaurants. 
Tomorrow’s schedule includes:
·         Melodeego/pedal-powered soul and rock – http://www.melodeego.com/this group needs help from the audience to pedal the bicycle-powered sound system.
·         Personal training tips from Fitness Together (12:45 – 1:15 pm) www.fitnesstogether.com/cambridge
Music and wellness events are free.  Bring a co-worker, friend or family member – what better way to spend your lunch hour this summer!  For updates and the schedule of future Funch performances, visit http://www.inmansquare.com/
Stop by these Inman Square restaurants for brown bag lunch specials to take along with you to Vellucci Plaza each Thursday in August:
1369 Coffee House – 1369 Cambridge Street – www.1369coffeehouse.com
$9 for any sandwich, a piece of fruit, and a cookie (while supplies last).
City Girl Café – 204 Hampshire Street – www.citygirlcafe.com
$10 for sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Olecito – 12 Springfield Street – www.olecito.net
Free fountain soda with lunch purchase. (Must show coupon distributed at Vellucci Plaza during event.)
Inman Square Restaurants that wish to offer a take-out special for this musical series can send me their information or contact Renee Farster at 617-491-0176.
Activities will be cancelled in the event of rain.  
Let me know if you have any questions.
 

East End House Summer Block Party

Published on July 27, 2011, by in Uncategorized.
 

BOOMTOWN!

The full BOOMTOWN schedule has been released and its a great line up of fun activities and performances for the whole family.

Whether you are crafting an artsy hat to shade you from the summer sun, or soothing your soul with the music of Bob Marley, BOOMTOWN is fun for the whole family.

For two weeks in July the Centanni Court Yard (btwn Second and Third) is taken over by the Multicultural Arts Center and turned into a showcase for local artists and performers.

Check out their full schedule

 

EC Storywalk

Enjoy a stroll down Cambridge St. with your children and read the pages of a favorite children’s book along the way.  Start at New Deal Fish and head towards Lechmere Square.

Participate on July 11 and 18  at 1:00pm and follow the pages to The Multicultural Arts Center for special kids events and book giveaways.  Check the BOOMTOWN schedule for more details.

Storywalk is a project of the Agenda For Children and Childrens Literacy Initiative

Thanks to New Deal Fish, Boston Bed, DM Inc, Tim Toomey, Threla, Foley Fiore Architecture, Cambridge Street Cleaners, Courthouse Seafood and Restaurant, Susan’s Salon, Roger’s Funeral Home, and East Cambridge Savings Bank  for participating.

 

First Street Garage Improvements on the Way

Published on July 9, 2011, by in First Street.

First Street is going to receive a bit of a face lift thanks to the City of Cambridge.  For a long time now, the ground floor of the First Street Garage has been a bit of an eyesore.

According to the City Manager the boarded up windows will soon be replaced with artistic murals. This will certainly be a nice improvement for the area and we look forward to the project

 

K-Lo Spring Fling

Published on July 9, 2011, by in K-Lo, Spring Fling.

Congratulations to the Kennedy Longfellow Community School for once again hosting a very successful Spring Fling event.

The ECBA had a great presence there as well.  Thanks to Bob Salines of Pug’s Bar and Grill for donating his popcorn and snow cone machines once again for the neighborhood event.

Hope to see even more ECBA members involved next year. Congrats to K-Lo Community School

 

Run and Ride @ Cambridgeside

Published on July 9, 2011, by in Family, Kids, Race.

On Sunday, July 31, 2011 children ages 5 to 15 years will be running and biking as part of Run & Ride @ CambridgeSide duathlon event.  Children are invited to compete in the second annual, kids only Cambridge duathlon taking place in and around CambridgeSide Galleria.

In February, Cambridge signed on to the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign, which aims to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.  Run & Ride at CambridgeSide promotes active health and fitness for children.  This event is an innovative community collaboration between CambridgeSide Galleria, City of Cambridge, Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Fire Department, baystateparent magazine and Endurance Coaching. The event features prizes, race t-shirts, giveaways, entertainment and fun for the whole family.  The race is free for all participants.

For more information, please email csginfo@nedevelopment.com or call 617.621.8668.

 
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