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All Upcoming Events, Starting on June 1, 2021

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 1:00pm

Join folk singer-songwriter Rachel Sumner for an online set of acoustic music that will include traditional bluegrass/old time songs, original songs, and cover songs from favorites like Bob Dylan, Patsy Cline, and Johnny Cash.

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 6:00pm

Join the Ward Councilors and City staff for a virtual meeting to discuss redevelopment on the Homans Building site, Mobil Gas Station, and the green space called Gilman Triangle. City consultants will present conceptual 3-dimensional massing options based on updated schemes.

Wed, 06/02/2021 - 7:00pm

Public meeting of the Commission for Women. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 10:00am

Public meeting of a regional group with participants and topics of discussion that relate to the metro Boston region. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 3:30pm

Walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is free, and open to all people 12 years or older, regardless of immigration status or health insurance. Identification is not required. 

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 5:00pm

Public meeting of the Charter Review Committee. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 5:30pm

The City of Somerville Office of Housing Stability is hosting a virtual workshop to assist Section 8 tenants looking for housing. This event is designed for Somerville Housing Authority Section 8 voucher holders or Section 8 applicants in the screening process, but all are welcome. 

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 6:00pm

Participants will now be able to not only hear about the highlights from the past year of Somerville Prevention’s work but also participate in the youth-led Student Health Survey Trivia based on the results from the Somerville High School Student Health Survey administered in February 2020.

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 6:00pm

Under Section 24 of the City Charter, Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone has called for a Special Meeting of the City Council on Thursday, June 3, 2021, at 6:00 PM, for the presentation of the proposed FY22 municipal and enterprise fund budgets, with related appropriations, transfers, and other financial items.

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 6:00pm

Public meeting of the City Council. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law.

Thu, 06/03/2021 - 6:30pm

This is a public meeting of the Somerville Bicycle Advisory Committee. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Fri, 06/04/2021 - 10:00am

The Department of Health and Human Services is very excited to partner with Riverside Trauma Center to offer this 2-day virtual training in Psychological First Aid and Post Traumatic Stress Management, free of charge to those who work and live in Somerville.  

Sat, 06/05/2021 - 11:00am

The SomerStreets 2021 season will start in a modified format, featuring a series of smaller events on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6 (rain dates June 12 and 13). Performances will be limited to 150 attendees, and most will require a ticket to attend. 

Sun, 06/06/2021 - 9:00am

Walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is free, and open to all people 12 years or older, regardless of immigration status or health insurance. Identification is not required. 

Sun, 06/06/2021 - 11:00am

The SomerStreets 2021 season will start in a modified format, featuring a series of smaller events on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6 (rain dates June 12 and 13). Performances will be limited to 150 attendees, and most will require a ticket to attend.

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 6:00pm

Public meeting of the Finance Committee. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 6:00pm

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. C. 30A, s. 18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, as well as Mayor Curtatone’s Declaration of Emergency, dated March 15, 2020, this meeting of a City Council Committee will be conducted via remote participation.

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 1:00pm

Ageless Grace is a fitness and wellness program consisting of 21 simple exercise tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind.

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:00pm

Public meeting of the Urban Design Commission. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:00pm

Public meeting of the Finance Committee. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:00pm

Public meeting of the Confirmation of the Job Creation and Retention Trust. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:00pm

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. C. 30A, s. 18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, as well as Mayor Curtatone’s Declaration of Emergency, dated March 15, 2020, this meeting of a City Council Committee will be conducted via remote participation.

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 6:30pm

This is a public meeting of the Somerville Commission for Persons with Disabilities. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 11:00am

Public meeting of the Somerville Housing Authority. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 12:00pm

This 45-minute session via Zoom will treat you to a playlist of diverse musical offerings: a little jazz, some "oldies but goodies," a smidgen of classical, a dip into a barbershop, a trip to Broadway.

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 3:00pm

Celebrate Pride in Somerville this month at the City’s annual flag raising and Big Gay Dance Party. 

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 4:00pm

Walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is free, and open to all people 12 years or older, regardless of immigration status or health insurance. Identification is not required. 

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 4:30pm

Public meeting of the Public Safety Building Project Building Committee. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:00pm

There will be a Public Hearing before the City Council’s Committee on Finance, meeting as a Committee of the Whole, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 6:00 PM, on the Order of Finance Committee Chair J.T. Scott, for public input on the proposed FY 2022 municipal budget.

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:00pm

This is a public meeting of the Board of Library Trustees. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 6:30pm

Please join Ward 4 City Councilor Jesse Clingan, City staff, our team of landscape architects and our general contractor as we explain the upcoming construction process, the impact on traffic and parking, school access, safety considerations, and our estimated schedule. The upcoming work will be extensive and will take several months to complete.

Wed, 06/09/2021 - 7:00pm

This is a public meeting of the Somerville Commission on Energy Use and Climate Change. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 5:15pm

Public meeting of the Somerville Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 5:30pm

This is a special meeting of the Traffic Commission. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:00pm

Join a town hall meeting to discuss plans to establish a supervised consumption site (SCS) in Somerville. At the meeting, you can learn more about how SCS work, see data from a recently conducted needs assessment and evaluation, and ask questions of City officials and public health experts. 

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Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:00pm

Public meeting of the Planning Board. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 6:30pm

Supplemental meeting of the Human Rights Commission. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 7:00pm

Public meeting of the City Council. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 4:00pm

In honor of National Garden Week, the City of Somerville Health and Human Services Department is hosting a Growing Gardeners workshop for residents who are brand new to gardening.

Fri, 06/11/2021 - 6:30pm

Celebrate Pride in Somerville this month at the City’s annual flag raising and Big Gay Dance Party. 

Sat, 06/12/2021 - 9:00am

Open-air access to fresh, local, healthy food––vital to strong immune systems―in the heart of Union Square!

Join Union Square Main Streets and 30+ local food producers for the 17th Annual Union Square Farmers Market, a catalyst for vibrancy, healthy community, and economic vitality in Union Square.

Sat, 06/12/2021 - 10:00am

In honor of National Garden Week, the City of Somerville Health and Human Services Department is hosting a Growing Gardeners workshop for residents who are brand new to gardening.

Mon, 06/14/2021 - 10:30am

While we aren’t able to share lunch together, we hope you can stop by for this fun treat! To enjoy a box lunch, please RSVP to Connie at 617-625-6600 ext. 2319; Masks Required.

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 6:00pm

The Finance Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, June 15, has been cancelled pending action by the state legislature to extend the authorization permitting remote meetings in compliance with the Open Meeting Law. 

Tue, 06/15/2021 - 6:45pm

Public meeting of the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law.  See agenda for details.

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Wed, 06/16/2021 - 7:00am

Due to COVID-19, the City of Somerville, in collaboration with ACV Enviro, will be hosting an alternative program for residential pick up of Household Hazardous Waste. Instead of coming to a drop-off site, we are coming to you!

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 10:30am

Join Steve as he plays guitar, sings and leads gentle movements. Just tapping your toe or singing along can help move your body in new ways. Being physically active is not just good for our bodies, but it is also one of Mental Health America’s 10 tools to building resiliency; or the ability to overcome obstacles and manage through tough times.

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 5:30pm

Public meeting of the Somerville Redevelopment Authority. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. 

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 6:00pm

Public meeting of the Finance Committee. The meeting will be held virtually in compliance with Governor Baker’s emergency orders regarding the Open Meeting Law. See description for details.

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 6:00pm

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. C. 30A, s. 18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, as well as Mayor Curtatone’s Declaration of Emergency, dated March 15, 2020, this meeting of a City Council Committee will be conducted via remote participation.

Wed, 06/16/2021 - 7:00pm

The owners of Advesa MA, Inc and their Attorney, Walter J. Sullivan, Jr., and consultants on architecture, traffic and parking, will present the plans, explain how the cannabis retail business would operate, answer questions, and listen to and respond to concerns.

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 8:30am

TO THE OWNERS OF THE HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED LAND AND TO ALL OTHERS CONCERNED: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT on Thursday the 17th day of June, 2021, at 8:30 a.m., at the Treasury, City Hall, 93 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143, pursuant to the provisions of General Laws, Chapter 60, Section 53, and by virtue of the authority vested in me as Collector of Taxes.

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 4:30pm

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Urban Forestry Committee will be conducted via remote participation.

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 5:00pm

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Charter Review Committee will be conducted via remote participation.

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 6:00pm

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Board of Health will be conducted via remote participation.

Thu, 06/17/2021 - 6:00pm
Thu, 06/17/2021 - 6:00pm

Somerville Cares About Prevention's next virtual training. Hosted by Substance Use Prevention Coordinator, Kira Vaughan.

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Thu, 06/17/2021 - 6:00pm

This is a joint public meeting of the Planning Board Meeting and Land Use Committee. This hearing may be relocated upon expiration of the Governor’s Order authorizing remote participation.

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 9:00am

Open-air access to fresh, local, healthy food––vital to strong immune systems―in the heart of Union Square!

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Mon, 06/21/2021 - 6:30pm

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Somerville Licensing Commission will be conducted via remote participation.

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 1:00pm

Ageless Grace is a fitness and wellness program consisting of 21 simple exercise tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind.

Tue, 06/22/2021 - 6:00pm

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this public meeting will be conducted via remote participation.

Wed, 06/23/2021 - 12:00pm

This 45-minute session via Zoom will treat you to a playlist of diverse musical offerings: a little jazz, some "oldies but goodies," a smidgen of classical, a dip into barbershop, a trip to Broadway. The music is taped but the experience is live. Your guide is Somerville Resident, Laura Zoll, trained as a medieval musicologist and with a life-long love of all things musical.

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Wed, 06/23/2021 - 6:00pm

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals will be conducted via remote participation.

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 5:30pm

Learn how Section 8 can help ensure a stable rental income and how higher payment standards mean higher rent receipts. Learn how SomerVIP--an innovative City program that provides technical support and offers incentive payments to landlords and realtors who rent to Section 8 tenants for the first time--can increase your bottom line and help keep Somerville vibrant.

Thu, 06/24/2021 - 6:00pm

Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, this meeting of a City Council Committee will be conducted via remote participation.

Sat, 06/26/2021 - 9:00am

Open-air access to fresh, local, healthy food––vital to strong immune systems―in the heart of Union Square!

Join Union Square Main Streets and 30+ local food producers for the 17th Annual Union Square Farmers Market, a catalyst for vibrancy, healthy community, and economic vitality in Union Square.

Mon, 06/28/2021 - 1:00pm

Singing guitarist Howie Newman plays classic songs of yesteryear, including Sinatra, Dean Martin, old Rock ’n’ Roll, some show tunes, and a bunch of popular tunes and standards from the ’60s and earlier. It’s a sing-along, toe-tapping musical journey from the early 1900s up through the 1960s. Howie also adds trivia, background stories about the songs and a little G-rated humor here and there.

Mon, 06/28/2021 - 6:00pm

Please be advised that the June 28, 2021 Condominium Review Board hearing has been canceled. The July 26, 2021 hearing is expected to proceed as scheduled

Mon, 06/28/2021 - 6:00pm

Ward 1 City Councilor Matt McLaughlin and the 74 Middlesex Development Team (Greystar Real Estate Partners) invite you to a virtual neighborhood meeting

Connect to the meeting at

Online: https://tinyurl.com 

Call in: +1 469-480-6057

ID: 750 291 403

Tue, 06/29/2021 - 10:00am

Join us online or via phone to play BINGO.

We will supply you with the bingo cards and instructions.

Space is limited, RSVP a must

Wed, 06/30/2021 - 8:30pm

Live entertainment at Trum Field will begin at 6:30 p.m. with DJ Brother Cleve playing pop, soul, funk, and other classic tunes followed by Booty Vortex taking the stage at 8 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.