East End House Block Party – Wednesday

Published on August 19, 2013, by in Uncategorized.


Join us at the East End House Annual Summer Block Party this Wednesday evening from 6-8pm in front of the East End House on Spring Street.  Come down and celebrate the summer with your neighbors at this great neighborhood block party


New East Cambridge Park – Lets Celebrate!

Published on August 19, 2013, by in Uncategorized.


Its time to celebrate a new arrival in East Cambridge – A brand new piece of open space for the community to enjoy.

Perhaps you have noticed a bit of new development along Binney St in East Cambridge.  Well, way back in 2008 the developer of those new shiny buildings, Alexandria Real Estate, and the City of Cambridge came to agreement that made this new park possible

The time to transfer the new 2 acre park over to the City has come and Alexandrai doesnt want to just hand us the keys so to speak, they want to celebrate along with us.  They have invited the whole neighborhood out to a party in the park next Tuesday Aug 27th from 4-6pm.  Lots of food, beverage and fun entertainment … and of course ECBA will be there with the traveling Popcorn Machine you all love.

Come and celebrate the newest East Cambridge Park with all your neighbors.  In order to get a head count for food Alexandria just asks you shoot them an email at RogersStreetParkParty@gmail.com and let them know how many are coming with you.
Looking forward to seeing you all there to celebrate our new edition.


An Inconceivable Free Movie Night – Thursday August 8th

Published on July 24, 2013, by in Uncategorized.

princess bride poster

Join the ECBA, Cambridge Arts Council, and the East Cambridge Savings Bank as we bring the Summer In The City Movie Nights to East Cambridge for its 4th year.

Kicking off the event at 7pm is local performer Jenny The Juggler!

Bring the family, some lawn chairs and enjoy some freshly popped popcorn and treats courtesy of ECBA and the East Cambridge Savings Bank.

This years movie is another classic, featuring pirates, princesses, giants and of course true love

Hope to see you there, if you aren’t busy storming the castle



BOOMTOWN Festival- July 29 – Aug 1

Published on July 23, 2013, by in Uncategorized.


BOOMTOWN is back again for the 2013 Summer Season.  Head on over to the Multicultural Arts Center in East Cambridge  for a FREE summer festival open to the Cambridge community and beyond with a focus on art activities and performances. This year’s theme for BOOMTOWN is inspired by the Emerald City from the Wizard of Oz.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to art workshops, music concerts, dance performances, chalk art, and more!

For a full schedule of the weeks events visit http://www.multiculturalartscenter.org/events/


FREE EVENT: The Cuban Experience: Art, Literature and Dance

Published on June 26, 2013, by in Uncategorized.
Experience Cuba’s vibrant artistic culture through Art, Literature and Dance: enjoy the current visual art exhibition in the Upper Gallery showcasing four Cuban artists, listen to author Raul Villarreal talk about memories of Hemingway’s life in Cuba, follow the dancers to the Theater to experience several popular Cuban and Latin dances! The evening will include:

6:30 – 8:30 PM

Book presentation: Hemingway’s Cuban Son

Author Raúl Villarreal presents Hemingway’s Cuban Son, a book based on memories of his father René, who was not only Hemingway’s longtime majordomo in Cuba, but also his confidant and a friend. Villarreal’s clear recollections offer up humorous stories of escapades and adventures with Hemingway as well as insightful comments on the writer’s work habits, moods, passions, and friendships. He also writes of Cuba before and after the revolution, capturing so well the sense of place and time. Presented in collaboration with Latin Art Space.
Open bar and complementary appetizers in the Upper Gallery to accompany the event from 6:30 to 8:00pm

8:00 – 10:00 PM


Connect to the intoxicating rhythms with live and recorded music, and engage directly with interactive dance performances, where dances from MetaMovements (Anara Frank and DJ Jay Salsa) perform beautiful traditional and contemporary Latin American dances (including salsa, bachata, merengue, as well as Afro-Cuban Orisha “Elegua” and a spirited Rumba), and invite the audience to learn the rhythm or try the steps. To close the show, you will witness the spectacular Cuban rueda, or “wheel” of salsa. Invented in the 1950s in Havana, that is sometimes described as “salsa meets square dancing” because of the entertaining caller who shouts out the moves as the dancers trade partners in fancy turn patterns. Also, enjoy a captivating perspective of history, perfect for all audiences. Presented in collaboration with Metamovements.
Cash bar from 8:00 to 9:30pm.


On view till July 15, 2013, in the Upper Gallery

Heavily influenced by their Cuban heritage and upbringing, four New York-based Cuban visual artists (Clara Morera, Cepp Selgas, Bernardo Navarro, and Jorge Valdés) explore African icons, folklore and religious syncretization through a variety of media including acrylic on canvas and paper, assemblages of found objects, mosaics and mix media artworks. Curated by Astrid Martinez-Jones of Latin Art Space. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday 10:30 – 6pm, and during Theater events.


Longfellow Bridge Reconstruction Public Meeting – July 1

Published on June 25, 2013, by in Uncategorized.

State Representative Tim Toomey


The Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Invites you to a

Public Information Meeting

for the

Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Monday, July 1, 2013

6:00 PM

Robert W. Healy Public Safety Building

125 Sixth St

Rehabilitation of the iconic Longfellow Bridge will begin soon and will have an impact on local traffic.  Please come to this meeting and learn abut the plan to restore the Longfellow Bridge and hear about the traffic managment plans that MassDot wil have in place during this legnthy construction.


Would you like to sell your small crafts?

Published on June 20, 2013, by in Uncategorized.


Are you an artist living or working in Cambridge looking to sell your small craft items?  Did you know that the Multicultural Arts Center has a year round bazaar featuring local artisans?

The Multicultural Arts Center is currently looking for local artists that make small craft items to take part in their year round bazaar in the lobby.  To apply send information, item images, and pricing to shelley@multiculturalartscenter.org by July 1, 2013.  The items should be in the $5-$50 range.

Its also the only place to grab your very own I love East Cambridge T shirt.




East Cambridge In Bloom

Published on June 19, 2013, by in Uncategorized.
East Cambridge In Bloom

East Cambridge In Bloom

That start of summer is official with the kick off of East Cambridge In Bloom.

This will be the 4th year that ECBA has purchased flower baskets for Cambridge St and the impact it has on the neighborhood never gets old.  We have our members to thank for the sprucing up of the street scape that this project brings.

Also thank you to DPW for their work in ordering them and getting them hung and keeping them healthy through the long and hot season.

If you want to show your appreciation stop by a local business displaying our membership stickers and say thanks for making Cambridge St a pleasant place to walk down.


Lechmere Station Design Meeting

Published on June 18, 2013, by in Uncategorized.


The new design for Lechmere Station will be discussed by MassDOT and Northpoint Developers HYM Investments Tuesday night at the Multicultural Arts Center at 41 Second Street 6-8pm

Its an exciting time for what will become a new Lechmere Square here in East Cambridge.  Be sure to stop in and share your ideas for the new station and see the improvements that are coming soon to East Cambridge.


Pops On The Lawn – June 23

Published on June 18, 2013, by in Uncategorized.


This Sunday, June 23, take your aspiring musicians to a Cambridge Symphony Orchestra performance for the whole family at Sennot Park in Cambridge.  The Pops on the Lawn concert is a great summertime tradition and the kids can take part in the instrument petting zoo.  Maybe they’ll be introduced to the instrument they were meant to play!


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