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All Upcoming Events, Starting on May 1, 2017

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 11:00am

Come join the Somerville Council on Aging as we celebrate Older American's Month. Limited seating and transportation.

Mon, 05/01/2017 - 6:30pm

The Spring ResiStat schedule is here! ResiStat meetings are your chance to get updates on major projects in the City, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, meet and chat with your neighbors and elected officials, and enjoy refreshments.

Tue, 05/02/2017 - 6:30pm

The Somerville Elections Department in conjunction with the State’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) will be hosting a Financial Training Seminar for Somerville Voters who would like to run for Municipal Office Tuesday May 2nd at 6:30 pm in the Aldermanic Chambers.

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 5:00pm

Exhibit Reception - Photographs by Randi Freundlich, and photographs by youth from The Welcome Project

Stop by and say hello! Light refreshments with Mayor Joe Curtatone and others

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:00pm

The Somerville Historic Preservation Commission (SHPC) shall hold a Public Hearing concerning buildings which have been determined ‘preferably preserved’. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss alternatives to the full demolition of the house at 57 Broadway.

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:30pm

The Spring ResiStat schedule is here! ResiStat meetings are your chance to get updates on major projects in the City, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, meet and chat with your neighbors and elected officials, and enjoy refreshments.

Sat, 05/06/2017 - 7:30pm

To celebrate the City of Somerville's 175th Anniversary, this year’s short films theme is “Somerville old and new.”

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 12:00pm

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 140 Section 157, the Somerville Police Department will be conducting a public hearing on a dog complaint to determine whether a dog is a nuisance or dangerous dog, in accordance with Section 157 or other applicable law. Said canine named “Poppy” is owned by Maria Shik and housed at 39 Florence Street, Apt 1, Somerville, MA.

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:00am

$10.00 Price Includes: Lunch, Coffee, Dessert Cards & Prizes. Come and have a fun filled day!

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 3:00pm

The Somerville Housing Department is calling on members of the community to help spread the word about this year’s annual survey of youth who do not have a stable place to live. The Youth Count is an effort to gain a clearer understanding of the housing status and story of youth without a stable place to stay on any given night in Somerville and Arlington. 

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 6:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the West Branch Library Visioning meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 10, has been postponed.  Information on an alternate date will be shared as soon as available. We look forward to continuing our discussion about renovations to the West Branch Library and hearing your feedback at that time.

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 6:00pm

The Somerville Commission for Women will join thousands of other groups around the world to host a screening of 50/50: Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Women + Power on Wed., May 10. The 20-minute film is meant to spark a discussion among attendees about issues of gender equality and how our community can work toward gender parity.

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 2:00pm

As a continuation of our last neighborhood planning meeting on the topic of design and character, our staff wants to walk with you through Davis Square to observe and discuss design elements of existing buildings. This will require daylight, so we're scheduling three different time slots earlier in the day, on three different days.

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 4:00pm

Somerville youth aged 12-18 are welcome to an open audition for the 2017 Somerville Sunsetters. Click on the flyer for more information.

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:00am

The City of Somerville’s Styrofoam Recycling program will return for all Somerville residents on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Residents may visit the Department of Public Works yard, located at 1 Franey Rd., between 9 a.m. and noon to dispose of all types of EPS (Styrofoam) foam packing materials, including foam bracing and packing peanuts.

Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:00am

Help to conserve water and protect the environment by saving rainwater! Rainwater barrels are now available to order and can be picked up at this event. The deadline for ordering a rain barrel is Saturday, May 6th at 5 p.m.

Jane's Walk 2017 starts at Conway Park and ends at Aeronaut Brewery
Sat, 05/13/2017 - 9:30am

Join us for the kickoff to Somerville’s May Preservation Month — with a leisurely stroll through the area recently dubbed as "Innovation Row." See how a formerly industrial area is transforming into a mixed-use neighborhood. Residents and business owners, current and former, get together to tell stories about the community, explore the area, and connect with neighbors.

Two City residents play an accordion and a fiddle on a porch during PorchFest 2012
Sat, 05/13/2017 - 12:00pm

Somervillians share their love of playing and listening to music by holding porch concerts across the City.

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:30pm

To provide background, answer questions, and take public testimony regarding the proposed fiscal year 2018 Somerville Water and Sewer Rate Charges, an Informational Session with Q&A followed by a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, May 15th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Somerville High School Cafeteria, 81 Highland Avenue. The Informational session with Q&A starts at 6:30 p.m.

Golden Gals
Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:30am

A fun, safe, social group to discuss women’s issues and growing older. Come meet new friends, reminisce, discuss any and all issues regarding woman and our role in the world today!

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:00pm

As a continuation of our last neighborhood planning meeting on the topic of design and character, our staff wants to walk with you through Davis Square to observe and discuss design elements of existing buildings. This will require daylight, so we're scheduling three different time slots earlier in the day, on three different days.

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:30pm

The Spring ResiStat schedule is here! ResiStat meetings are your chance to get updates on major projects in the City, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, meet and chat with your neighbors and elected officials, and enjoy refreshments.

Antique photo of 33 Bromfield Rd. in Somerville
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 7:00pm

Preservation Planner Kristi Chase, Reference Librarian Kevin O’Kelly and Archivist Nadia Dixson will discuss the different resources that can help you research the
histories of your house and family.

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:00pm

Come inside Somerville’s oldest cemetery, dating back to 1804, and usually closed to the public. Explore this rare and endangered gem, where British soldiers and Revolutionary citizens are buried.

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 9:00am

As a continuation of our last neighborhood planning meeting on the topic of design and character, our staff wants to walk with you through Davis Square to observe and discuss design elements of existing buildings. This will require daylight, so we're scheduling three different time slots earlier in the day, on three different days.

Sat, 05/20/2017 - 11:00am

The 2017 Heroes Salute will honor eight Somerville residents who have served our country and contributed to the overall fabric of our community. The 2017 honorees are:

Stylized painting of the American flag and the Prospect Hill Tower
Sun, 05/21/2017 - 1:00pm

Come celebrate as we honor all who serve our country, commonwealth, and city, and as we celebrate the City's 175th Anniversary!

The parade will depart from City Hall at 1 p.m. SHARP and proceed along Highland Ave. to Davis Square. The parade will continue along Holland St. and end at the corner of Holland St. and Broadway.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:30pm

The Spring ResiStat schedule is here! ResiStat meetings are your chance to get updates on major projects in the City, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, meet and chat with your neighbors and elected officials, and enjoy refreshments.

winds
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:00am

This is a music immersion class for those who have never played a woodwind instrument and would like to start, or have played in the past and are looking for an opportunity to play music again with others!

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:30pm

The Spring ResiStat schedule is here! ResiStat meetings are your chance to get updates on major projects in the City, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, meet and chat with your neighbors and elected officials, and enjoy refreshments.

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:15am

Join Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Somerville Community Preservation Committee (CPC), and the Friends of the Community Path to celebrate the reopening of the Grove-to- Cedar section of the Community Path following repaving work that occurred this month.

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:00pm

The City of Somerville Planning and Zoning Department is holding an additional public meeting to present and discuss the proposed changes to the Demolition Review Ordinance, which requires the Historic Preservation Commission to review buildings proposed for demolition that are over 50 years old.

Planning staff will provide a comprehensive overview of the current use of the ordinance, and explain the scope of the proposed changes including expanded review procedures, and more detailed applicant requirements.

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:00pm

This new event will be a candlelight vigil reflecting the true meaning of Memorial Day. Please don’t miss this opportunity to come together to continue our week of remembrance here in the City of Somerville.

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:30pm

Owners winning awards for work on their properties will be presented original art, AUTOCAD drawings, or woodburnings created by Somerville High School students in the Art Department, the Drafting and Pre-Engineering Program, or in the FabLab. The Awards Ceremony is preceded by a reception with light food and drinks. All are welcome to attend.

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 7:30pm

Due to forecasts of inclement weather, Somerville’s Memorial on the Mystic Concert originally scheduled for Monday, May 29, at Baxter Park, has been moved indoors to the Somerville High School auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. The fireworks have been canceled. The indoor concert is free of charge.

winds
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 10:00am

This is a music immersion class for those who have never played a woodwind instrument and would like to start, or have played in the past and are looking for an opportunity to play music again with others!

movie
Tue, 05/30/2017 - 12:30pm

This movie stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend and Rosemarie DeWitt. This movie is rated PG-13 and runs for approximately 2 hours and 8 minutes.

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 6:30pm

The Spring ResiStat schedule is here! ResiStat meetings are your chance to get updates on major projects in the City, find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, meet and chat with your neighbors and elected officials, and enjoy refreshments.

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:30am

There will be a slideshow and discussion about the economic history of Somerville’s oldest commercial district, Union Square. The discussion will profile some of the Square’s biggest employers beginning in the 1800's, including the meat-packing, glass-blowing, and textile finishing industries. The event will also feature a selection of photographs and histories of businesses spanning the last 100 years.