Storefronts-For-All in Cambridge, starting with Boston Bed Company

Published on June 2, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

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The City of Cambridge announces grant funding to remove architectural barriers with the Storefront Improvement Program.

Come join the City of Cambridge as we have a groundbreaking ceremony for Boston Bed Company, the first Cambridge retailer to receive a 90% reimbursement for removing architectural barriers and making their Storefronts-For-All.  This East Cambridge retailer will host the event to showcase the services available to independent businesses and property owners through the Storefront Improvement Program.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Speaking program begins promptly at 9:15 AM and includes:

  • David P. Maher, Mayor of Cambridge
  • Andrew Rosenblatt, President of Boston Bed Company
  • Richard Rossi, Cambridge City Manager

The Storefront Improvement Program provides technical and financial assistance to property owners or tenants seeking to renovate or restore commercial building exterior facades. The Program removes architectural barriers at the storefront entrance, improves the physical appearance of independent businesses and enhances the commercial districts of Cambridge.  This program provides:

  • 90% matching grant up to $20,000 for improvements to entrance that complies with the American with Disabilities Act and the Massachusetts Architectural Access Board guidelines, including ramps, lifts, doors hardware and automatic openers, accessible parking, and signage.
  • 50% matching grant up to $15,000 for other façade improvements, including better windows, paneling, architectural details and restoration of historic features.
  • 50% matching grant up to $2,500 for signage, lighting and awning improvements.
  • An architectural consultant retained by the City is available to provide assistance to applicants through the conceptual design stage at no cost to the applicants.
 

Cambridge Conversations – Citywide Master Plan

Published on June 2, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Cambridge Conversations, a series of listening sessions to be held in different neighborhoods across the city during June 2014.   These conversations will help shape the master plan process as we move from listening to working together to develop a shared framework, and from there to a plan and action.  Here is your opportunity to share your ideas about what is working well, what could work better, and what kind of city we want – today and in the future.

Cambridge Conversations will kick off with a series of three community meetings.  Join us at a location and time that works for you.

  • Tuesday, June 10, 6:30-8:30 PM:  Tobin School Gym, 197 Vassal Lane
  • Wednesday, June 11, 6:30-8:30 PM:  Kennedy School Cafeteria, 158 Spring Street
  • Saturday, June 14, 10:00 AM-12:00 noon:  Cambridge College, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue, 1st floor

Additionally, informal drop-in sessions are being scheduled in multiple locations around Cambridge.  Stop by and see us.

  • Monday, June 16, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM:  Windsor Street Health Center Lobby, 119 Windsor St
  • Thursday, June 26, 4:00-7:00 PM:  Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave

We will also be available at several community events and public meetings over the summer so look for the Community Conversations table at

  • Fresh Pond Day:  Saturday, May 31, 11:00-3:00 PM              
  • Eastern Cambridge Kendall Square Open Space Study/Connect Kendall Square Public Meeting: Tuesday, June 3, 5:30-7:30 PM – Kendall Marriot Hotel, 50 Broadway
  • Cambridge Bicycle Network Plan Open House: Thursday, June 12, 5:00 PM-8:30 PM – Cambridge Main Library, 449 Broadway
  • Kendall Square Farmers Market: Wednesday, June 18, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM – Main Street sidewalk at Kendall Station
  • Alewife Public Meeting (City Council Transportation & Public Utilities Committee): Thursday, June 19, 6:00-8:00 PM — Tobin School Lobby, 197 Vassal Lane

* Please feel free to forward this notice to others who might be interested.

 

Art Mind & Body Art Gallery: WAKAYA Closing Reception Saturday 5pm

Published on May 16, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

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ECBA Freedom Run 2014

Published on May 5, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

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Its time for the second annual ECBA Freedom Run!

Freedom Run is a patriotic summer “kick off” race through East Cambridge that’s hosted by the East Cambridge Business Association (ECBA), sponsored by the CambridgeSide Galleria  and produced by Cambridge 5k

Registration includes a great shirt + post-race party in Canal Park that features free food, craft beer, great music + an epic costume contest & dance off!

Sign Up Now!

 

Live Bird @ Multicultural Arts Center

Published on April 28, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

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Live Bird

May 2 & 3, 2014 at 8 PM

Live Bird is a one-man play celebrating the life and music of the legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker which is written, directed, and performed by Jeff Robinson. The play is set in a bar in NYC in the summer of 1947 and is an intimate floor stage play that allows you to really experience what it was like to be in the room with Parker himself.

$20 General Seating / $15 students (with ID), seniors (65+), JazzBoston members.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

 

 

Tickets will be available online until 1 hour before the show, they will then be available at the door.

 

Film Screening: Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story

Published on April 28, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Thursday, May 1, 2014

Location:
Main Library
449 Broadway
Lecture Hall
Cambridge

Celebrate what historian Yehuda Bauer describes as “the greatest act of rescue by a single individual during the Holocaust” with this fictionalized film that portrays the courageous story of Portuguese diplomat Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

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Spring Fling – Saturday May 3

Published on April 28, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Spring Fling

City of Cambridge – Department of Human Service Programs –
Community Schools Division

Kennedy Neighborhood Council and Community School
Present the

5th Annual Spring Fling

 

Kennedy Longfellow School – 158 Spring Street – Cambridge

Saturday, May 3rd 11am to 2pm

(rain date – May 17th)

Please join us for this family and child oriented festival.

Entertainment by Davey the Clown – Face Painting – Arts and Crafts – Raffles

Moon Bounce – Food – Snow Cones –Popcorn and More

Sponsored by the East Cambridge Savings Bank

with participation from the Agenda For Children, ECBA, Cambridge Police Dept., Cambridge Fire Dept, East End House, East Cambridge Families Group, Kayem

 

Paul Kroner | Seen + Felt

Published on April 28, 2014, by in Uncategorized.
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Touch Art Gallery, May 19-June 16, 2014

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I’m pleased to announce my first gallery show
at the Touch Art Gallery in Cambridge.

The show will include works in oils and acrylics and
sculptures that are cast in bronze, steel and non-metallic media.
Read More >

Artist Reception: Friday June 6, 6-8 pm

Touch Art Gallery
281 Concord Avenue, Cambridge 02133

www.paulkroner.com

 

ACKS Arts Gateway Photo Exhibit

Published on April 9, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

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April 9, 2014
215 First St
4:30-6:30pm

Join the teen artists of the digital art studio from the Community Art Center and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. to celebrate the opening of the ACKS Arts Gateway Photo Exhibit.

The opening will be followed by a cheese and wine reception

For more information about the ACKS Arts Gateway, visit our Public Art Initiative blog

 

 

East Cambridge Clean Up Day – April 12

Published on March 26, 2014, by in Uncategorized.

Join the East Cambridge Business Association, East End House, Kennedy Longfellow and Putnam Ave Upper School for

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The 5th Annual Clean Up Day
& Environmental Fair
Saturday April 12th : 9:30am – 1:00pm

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we invite you to join us for a morning of beautifying our community, followed by lunch and a fun, family environmental fair at Kennedy-Longfellow/Putnam Avenue Upper School.

We will be completing some projects around the K-Lo and East End House as well as our annual clean up of Cambridge Street and mulching of the tree wells.  East Cambridge In Bloom (Flower Baskets sponsored by ECBA) will be coming soon afterwards with the assistance of the Department of Public Works

Volunteers can gather at three spots

  • Silva Playground (Otis & Sciarrappa)
  • King Open Bocce Court
  • Kennedy Longfellow/Putnam Ave Upper School (158 Spring St)

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