Aug 24, 2019, 3:00 pmThe Somerville Arts Council is partnering with Oompa, a nationally-acclaimed, Boston- born, poet, rapper, and educator, to present a...
About the Event
Join us on Sunday, June 2nd from 2-6pm on Broadway between McGrath Highway and Pennsylvania Ave. for two stages of music, interactive activities, flea and artisan market, and more!
Activities and programming include:
Live music on two stages including:
Check out music throughout the day on three stages! Acts include,Grupo Los Nitidos,Grooveristy,Tarciso Alves & Forró Roots,Veronica Robles Female Mariachi, Torito Pinto Music Bandand Camilla Latin Jazz. Listen to a concert from our very own string section fromEl Sistemaand learn capoeira with Sinha Capoeira.
SomerStreets: Carnaval is organized by the City of Somerville, the Somerville Arts Council, and East Somerville Main Streets.
- A variety of international foods from local restaurants
- Aerial Arts by Esh Circus Arts
- Stilting workshop with Open Air Circus
- Flea and artisan market by Somerville Flea
- Face painting & henna painting
- Bouncy House
- Soccer, preschool games and other active fun with Somerville Recreation
- Dunk tank and the chance to dunk some of your neighbors and local elected officials
- Explore a fire truck and ambulance
- Community vendors and local businesses
The 2019 SomerStreets dates are:
Sunday, June 2: Carnaval, Lower Broadway (McGrath Hwy to Pennsylvania Ave)
(RD June 9)
Sunday, August 4: Seize the Summer, Holland St. (Davis to Cameron Ave.)
Sunday, Sept 15: Strike Up the Band, Highland Ave. (School St. to Lowell St.)
Sunday, Oct 20: Monster Mashed-up, Somerville Ave. (Hawkins St. to Spring St.)
(RD October 27)
All events are 2pm – 6pm, Aug & Sept dates are rain or shine!
Would you like to participate in SomerStreets?
SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment.
SomerStreets builds on the Shape Up Somerville healthy living initiative. Similar open streets events take place all around the world, providing space normally taken up by automobile traffic for people to be more active.
SomerStreetsis an annual series that takes place one Sunday per month June through October.
If you're have questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact: Nina Eichner, Special Events Manager, at (617) 625-6600 ext. 2998 or[email protected]
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