The ArtBeat in Somerville is a free event that "encourages artists, musicians, and more to express themselves all under a central theme." The theme for this year will be 'Hatched'.
The ArtBeat Festival will be held in Davis Square on Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th.
"ArtBeat is one of the area's largest and most innovative arts festivals, with over a dozen bands, dance troupes, 75 craft vendors, food and hatch-themed activities."
Please click here for more information on the ArtBeat Festival and the 'Hatch' theme this year!
Fourth of July is right around the corner and it's almost time for some fireworks!
The Boston 4th of July Spectacular event is one of the best in the country but there are also some wonderful fireworks outside of Boston. Here are a few suggestions on fireworks to check out with your family and friends for the 4th of July!
Keep in mind that these times and dates are subject to change.
June 28, 2014
Braintree 6/28/2014 10:00 PM Braintree High School [Rain Date 6/29/2014]
Hingham 6/28/2014 9:15 PM 3 Otis Street [Rain Date 6/29/2014]
June 29, 2014
Hyannis 6/29/2014 9:00 PM Willowbend CC Golf Course
July 3, 2014
Weymouth 7/3/2014 9:00 PM Barge off Wessagusset Beach [Rain Date 7/6/2014]
Gloucester 7/3/2014 9:30 PM Stage Fort Park - Fort Area]
Somerville 7/3/2014 9:00 PM Trum Field [Rain Date 7/10/2014]
July 4, 2014
Nahant 7/4/2014 9:00 PM Bailey Point Road (Bailey Beach)
Salem 7/4/2014 9:00 PM Derby Wharf [Rain Date 7/5/2014]]
Waltham 7/4/2014 9:30 PM Leary Field [Rain Date 7/6/2014]
Winthrop 7/4/2014 9:15 PM Coughlin Park [Rain Date 7/5/2014]
For a full list of fireworks scheduled for the 4th of July in Massachusettes, please click here.
"The Somerville Chamber of Commerce Dining and Nightlife Group presents the 16th Taste of Somerville on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Held in the heart of Davis Square, the 2014 Taste of Somerville will feature over 40 notable participating restaurants, breweries and retailers. Food and beer lovers alike are invited to taste through the myriad of restaurant options Somerville has to offer in support of The Somerville Home.
From 5:30PM to 7:30PM, attendees will taste all of the culinary riches Somerville has to offer. In addition to an impressive list of notable establishments, the Taste of Somerville will also feature a Farmer’s Market, beloved local breweries and national wineries."
Please click here for more general information on this event. For ticket availability, click here.
Somerville is getting an exciting addition in Assembly Row. The new Legoland will be opening on May 23rd and will feature rides, a 4D movie theater with sensory effects and much more!
"The complex also includes Lego models of historic Boston landmarks, such as Fenway Park, the USS Constitution, and Paul Revere’s house. It is the largest 'miniland' section of all the Legoland Discovery Centers, according to company officials."
Tickets are suggested for guaranteed entree. Lego fanatics can get early bird tickets on the Legoland website here.
What better way to kick of the summer than some fun times with your friends and family at the Somerville Food Truck Festival!
The food truck industry is really taking off in the Boston area and the Somerville Food Truck Festival will have most of the competition for guests to enjoy! Over twenty food trucks will bet there this year including Fugu, Makin' Jamaican, Roxy's Grilled Cheese and Sweet Tomatoes!
The Somerville Food Truck Festival will be held on Saturday, June 7th from 11:00am-4:00pm in Assembly Row. Tickets are only $5 and free for children under 12.
Please click here for more information on the Somerville Food Truck Festival!
"The Somerville Garden Club was founded in 1994 by a group of Somerville residents to promote home gardening as well as the horticultural possibilities of Somerville’s public spaces."
The Somerville Garden Club holds meetings about once a month to discuss gardening tactics and concepts. On Wednesday, April 9th, the meeting's focus is Edible Landscape Design. The meeting will be held from 7-9pm at the Tufts Administration Building.
"Barbra Emerson, a Principal Master Gardener and enthusiastic grower of both new and heirloom vegetables, will discuss concepts to consider when integrating edible plants into your ornamental garden or adding edible flowers to your vegetable garden. Her goal is to help you have fun and enjoy growing your own healthy food."
All Somerville Garden Club meetings are free and the public is invited to attend. Club member experience ranges from beginner to expert and have over 200 members. Please click here for more information on the Somerville Garden Club and scheduled meetings.
Ready for a bike ride around the Esplanade? Boston, Brookline and Somerville join Cambridge and open The Hubway, the city's bike sharing system, on Wednesday, April 2nd.
"The Hubway team has been hard at work deploying stations, and nearly 100 stations (out of 140) are expected to be operational by April 2nd, with most remaining stations to be rolled out in early April. Please note: stations along Boylston Street in Brookline and Boston will not be deployed until after the Boston Marathon."
Participants can sign up online for a Hubway Membership. There are monthly and annual memberships available. There is also an option for a one/two day rental for those who are visiting or just want to have some fun touring the city on the weekend.
Interesting in finding out more? Check out TheHubway.com.
Tickets for the 14th Annual Irish Film Festival are on sale now! The festival will be held from Thursday, March 20th to Sunday, March 23rd at the Somerville Theatre.
"Boston Irish Film Festival Productions, a non-profit entity with 501(c) 3 status, was set up in 1999 to celebrate and promote global Irish cinema. The festival quickly became the largest event of its kind outside Ireland. It provides exhibition, distribution, and educational opportunities for filmmakers; honors their work with awards; and produces original documentaries on contemporary Irish cinema."
Categories for the film festival include best drama, best breakthrough and director's choice.
Guests can by individual tickets or a guest pass for the festival. For more information, please go to IrishFilmFestival.com.
"Pets in Need Animal Rescue of Somerville cordially invites you to enjoy an evening of entertainment and giving at the 16th Annual Pets in Need Silent Auction!
There will be great items to bid on, a band, cash bar and complimentary food. Best of all, 100% of proceeds from the event will benefit the dogs and cats served by Pets in Need.
Admission is free! Get an early start on your holiday shopping while enjoying a fun evening and helping local homeless animals at Pets in Need's biggest fundraiser.
Featured items include stays at fabulous area hotels like the Liberty Hotel and the XV Beacon, gift certificates at delicious restaurants, spa services, and admission to dozens of local sights, including the New England Aquarium!"
The Pets in Need Silent Auction will be at the Somerville City Club on Friday, November 15th from 7:00-9:00pm. There is no registration or admission fee required.
For more information on this event, check out www.petsinneedanimalrescue.org.
It's that time of year again. Although its only the beginning of November, CVS (notoriously) already has their Christmas display up and all holiday events are starting to come together.
The Ugly Sweater Run, which will be in Somerville on Sunday, November 30th, is one of the large upcoming holiday events. This event is fun and festival and also works with Toys for Tots to bring joy to children in need during the holidays.
"The run is approximately 3.1 miles long on city streets. The start line will have snow machines, reindeer games and awesome holiday music. Once you’re on the course, you’ll find holiday themed aide stations every mile – EG – Sled hills (weather permitting), Hot Chocolate aide stations, Christmas Trees lining the streets and more snow.
After the run, participants are welcome to join in the post run festivities which include awards for best real mustache and worst sweater. There will be Sam Adams and hot chocolate after the event. Make sure you bring your ID if you are 21+.
All participants should leave the donations for Toys for Tots under the large Christmas tree at the event.
Tickets for this event are $39 (registration fee may be applied). Each Ugly Sweater runner receives a custom vintage knit hat, unlimited hot chocolate, two free Winter Lagers (if you’re of age of course!) and a mustache.
Livingsocial.com is now having a special deal for registered users. Entry for one is only $22.00 for a limited time. Please click here to view special/sign up for livingsocial.com.