The Harvard Square Holiday Fair will be starting on Friday, December 6th and continue every Friday-Sunday until December 23rd. The fair will be held at the First Parish Church in Cambridge.
"That’s twelve whole days of peace, love and holiday shopping. This is not your average 'craft fair'-it’s a high energy underground marketplace where people see old friends and make new ones.
The fair is juried and changes a little every year. This years mix of New England craftspeople and world traveling importers features many wonderful gift items - arty clocks, stunning photographs, beautiful fleece hats and accessories, fabulous pottery, all kinds of jewelry: funky and hip; classic silver and gold, and exotic vintage from Asia, hand printed cards and calendars, handcut metal light fixtures and so much more. There is a great selection at really affordable prices."
For more information on this event, please click here.
Celebrate Thanksgivukkah at the Beat Hotel on Wednesday, November 27th!
"For one night, we revel in the convergence of two major food holidays and you can enjoy cross-cultural menu items and specials like, Smoked Beef Brisket with Challah Stuffing & Cranberry Pumpkin Tzimmes and Maple Smoked Salmon with Potato, Carrot & Parsnip Latkes
At 8:00PM enjoy the melodic sounds of Tammy Scheffer. Raised in Belgium and Israel, Scheffer’s music combines influences of contemporary jazz with her own expressive voice and a strong sense of melody."
Enjoy great food, drinks and music this Thanksgivukkah in Cambridge! Please click here for more information and updates on events at the Beat Hotel.
Reservations are strongly recommended.
Check out the HONK! Festival in Somerville from October 10th to the 13th!
"Activist street bands from around the world converge on Davis Square for the annual HONK! Festival. This year's line-up of 26 bands includes the Young Fellaz Brass Band from New Orleans, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra from Brooklyn, Perhaps Contraption from London, and Os Siderais from Rio De Janeiro. Those and other visiting ensembles will be joining locals AfroBrazil, Dirty Water Brass Band, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, and the Second Line Social Aid & Pleasure Society Brass Band.
The New Orleans spirit of taking music to the streets is an inspiration for the HONK! movement, so it's appropriate that the 2013 edition of the festival parade will be led by New Orleans's Original Big 7 Social Aid & Pleasure Club, a group that staged a redo of their Mother's Day parade after gunmen opened fire on the event last May. "
For further information on the event and scheduled events, please go to honkfest.org.
Enjoy 13+ pumpkin beers, on daft, during Pumpkinfest at Tommy Doyle's! The Pumpkinfest event will be on October 9th from 7:00pm-10:00pm in Cambridge.
The event is free but guests do need to register online. The ticket also provides discounts to fall and pumpkin themed food specials. Some of the beers provided at the event will include Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Woodchuck Hard Cider Private Reserve Pumpkin and UFO Pumpkin.
Guests can vote on their favorite pumpkin beers to pass on the Golden Pumpkin, and win brewery prizes! All three floors will be open for this event. Guests can also participate in trivia starting at 10pm.
The Cambridge 5K is a group that organizes 5k events throughout the year. This upcoming month, the Cambridge Brewing Company will be sponsoring the Cambridge 5K's Oktoberfest race!
The event will be held on Sunday, October 6th in Kendall Square.
"Get in the spirit! Run the race in your Lederhosen or Dirndl and you could win a great prize in our German costume contest! Unleash your inner-Bavarian!
Registration includes a race shirt + food & beverages at the post-race Oktoberfest party sponsored by Cambridge Brewing Co., Jacob Wirth & Cambridge Marriott."
Please click here to find out more information on registration.
On Sunday, September 29th, participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walk will take place at Canal Park at CambridgeSide Galleria in Cambridge. Registration and participation starts at 8:30am. Participants can also register as an individual or group online.
"The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more --- in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal."
On Sunday, September 8th, Cambridge will be celebrating their Cambridge Carnival International near Central & Kendall Square!
"Cambridge Carnival International is a colorful city-wide festive celebration that is rooted in African traditions." There are thousands of spectators that come and enjoy the carnival's parade, music and ethnic food!
The Cambridge Carnival International starts of with their famous costume parade at 12:30pm. The parade features steel bands and a customer competition. The carnival continues with various musical and dance performances. KidsFest will also be going on all day and will entertain children with face painting, arts and crafts and OPENAIR Circus.
City Wine Tours
allow guests to enjoy the beauty and culture of the Boston area in a unique way. With tours in Harvard Squre
, South End
, Back Bay
and the North End
, these tours explore the most historic areas while educating patrons on the wines at award winning restaurants.
One of the tours is the Harvard Square Tour. "City Wine Tour's Harvard Square wine tour offers a hands-on glimpse into the inner-workings of the Square's vibrant restaurant culture. Learn interesting yet little known facts about Harvard and its surrounding area while sampling award-winning Mediterranean, New England, and Italian cuisine. Book our Harvard Square Tour today and enjoy a world-class selection of wines from Spain, Italy, and France!"
The next tour date is on August 31st and starts at NuBar in Cambridge at 3:30pm. Tickets are $65.00 and can be purchased online.
Check out the Cambridge vs Boston Hometown DJ Throwdown at The Sinclair in Harvard Square on Saturday, August 24th at 8:00pm.
"Please join Leland Cheung (Cambridge) and Tito Jackson (Boston) at the hottest venue in the Metro, The Sinclair, and enjoy the fight for bragging rights amongst 8 of Boston's hottest DJs. With our MC On and On as host, it's time to get down and dirty as these stars go toe-to-toe for the good of Youth on Fire (Cambridge) and Boston's Alliance of GLBT Youth.
Come see what we're fighting for. Research has shown that approximately 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBT; many of those youth are homeless because they were kicked out after coming out to their parents.
Youth on Fire and BAGLY are two great organizations helping those kids, but they need your help to continue their mission. All proceeds go to these two charities so come support your hometown!"
Please click here to go to the event's facebook page for further details and scheduling information. Tickets are $20 advance and $25 day of the event. Tickets are available online through ticketmaster.com.
From August 18th-23rd and August 25th-30th over 200 restaurants will be celebrating Restaurant Week.
Restaurant Week is a two week period during select times of the year where guests can experience tasty prix fixe menus for an incredible bargain. The two course lunches are $15.13, three course lunches are $20.13 and three course dinners are $38.13. Some locations will also offer wine pairings for an additional fee.
Participating restaurants include Meritage, Morton's and Grotto! Check out the Restaurant Week's website for the full list. Some restaurants may only allow a lunch or dinner option and others may have small portions off their regular menu so choose wisely.