The Fluff Festival returns on Saturday September 24th (rain date September 25th), and this year’s theme is “Fluff U: A Sweet Education”. We challenge you to complete this Fluff Scavenger Hunt before the Festival! Here are the rules:
1. You have up until September 24th to find the official Fluff Crest at all of these local businesses.
2.Once you spot the Fluff Crest, have any employee check the line next to their business.
3. Bring your completed checklist to the Fluff Festival Merchandise Table on the 24th to redeem your individual prize and be entered to win the ultimate grand prize–an Extreme Fluff Pack!
You can download and print a copy of the checklist here.
Be part of one of the most exciting Union Square events of the summer! Join us July 9th for our next 2nd Saturday to take advantage of the enticing offers Union Square businesses have just for you. Visit our sign at the Union Square Farmer’s Market community table to pick up a 2nd Saturday flyer and then head out into the Square!
This month’s businesses and their offerings include…
||FREE Pint Glass w/ Purchase of Any Draft Beer – 11am to 3pm
|Cantina La Mexicana
||$6 for taco, rice and beans
||Select Half Price Tapas – 11am to 3pm w/ Cocktail or Wine
||FREE Consultation and Trial Class from 9am to1pm
|East Boston Savings Bank
||FREE Sunglasses, Frisbees and Healthy Energy Bars
|El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill
||20% Off All Food & Non-Alcohol Purchases
|Gracie’s Ice Cream
||FREE Hot Fudge
||FREE Tote Bag For Your Farmers Market Treasures
||Picnic Basket Lunch – Borrow a Basket and a Blanket and Enjoy Your Lunch in the Park
||FREE Popcorn & Hand-Drawn Union Sq. Map w/ Purchase
||FREE Large Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice w/ Purchase
||10% Off All Goods Excluding (weekly special sales, rice, alcohol, meat, fish, and tofu)
||Half Price Sandwiches and Burgers Until 5 PM
|Tango Society of Boston
||FREE Dance Lesson 10-11 & 12-4 plus 50% Off Monthly Pass
||10% Off In-Store Purchases
||FREE Wine Glass w/ Purchase of Rosé Sangria
||FREE appetizer with entrée
NOTICE: June 29’s Union Lunch is cancelled due to threat of thunderstorms.
Union Lunches are back! Union Square Main Streets and Union Square Station Associates (US2), Somerville’s master developer partner for Union Square’s revitalization, are partnering to host “Union Lunch” for the second year in a row. Union Lunch showcases delicious lunch fare from a different neighborhood restaurant, along with live music , each Wednesday from 12 to 1:30PM on the Plaza. In addition to the food and music, you can relax under the summer sun and enjoy the good company and conversation of friends, colleagues and neighbors. Our kick-off lunch this year will take place on June 22nd, and the series will continue until July 27th..
6/22: Casa B, Gracie’s; music by the Wild Edibles
CANCELLED 6/29: Juliet, Kitchen Millie, music by Chris Monti
7/6: MoMo n Curry, Gracie’s; music by Joe Greaney
7/13: Cantina La Mexicana; music by the Womps
7/20: Nibble, Gracie’s, music TBA
7/27: The Neighborhood Restaurant, music by Andrew Martin
USMS has launched an exciting series called “Second Saturdays,” where local businesses provide special offerings, giveaways or discounts on the second Saturday of each month. Join us on June 11 for our second Second Saturday event!
This is a great opportunity to combine your purchase of fresh, local produce at our Union Square Farmer’s Market with a meal, a treat, a purchase or just a visit to some of our other great local businesses.
View participating business and their offers below:
Loyal Supply – Free USQ map with purchase
East Boston Saving Bank – Giving away sunglasses, frisbees and healthy energy bars
Brass Union – free pint glass with the purchase of the Drumlin Benedict or the purchase of a Southern Tier beer
Yuki Shabu – Free appetizer with entrée
El Potro – 20% off all food & non-alcohol purchases
The Independent – purchase a Rosé Granita Cocktail and take home the glass
Gracies Ice Cream – Mention Union Square Main Streets to get free fudge
Juice Union – With every purchase, a free tote bag for your farmers market treasures
Somervelo – Free air
Neighborhood Bakery – 20 % off entrees
Cantina La Mexicana – Burro + drink – $8.00 + tax
Reliable Market – 10% discount on all goods excluding weekly special sales, rice, alcohol, meat, fish, and tofu
Casa B – selected half price tapas menu from 11am to 3pm with cocktail and wine menu
River Dogs – 10% off all West Paw Design dog toys
Juliet – “Picnic Basket Lunch – Borrow a Basket & Blanket To Enjoy Your Lunch In The Park”
Second Saturday’s is an ongoing event series happening in Union Square. On the second Saturday of each month local businesses will offer specials & host activities at their locations.
On May 14, Union Square businesses will work together in a fund raising effort to support the SNAP Match Program. This program allows recipients to use their benefit cards (formerly known as food stamps) to purchase farmers market tokens. Union Square Main Streets then matches every dollar up to $10 dollars and allows customers to purchase twice as much healthy, fresh, local food at the farmers market.
See participating businesses and their deals:
Join Union Square Main Streets for Our 2016 Jane’s Walk
“Our Evolving Union Square”
Be part of a great conversation. Jane’s Walk is a global movement of walking tours inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs. For more info, see www.janejacobswalk.org. At this year’s Walk, hear from both longtime business owners and newer arrivals about their experiences and insights on Union Square, the changes they have seen, and their thoughts and hopes for the future. We look forward to hearing your stories and thoughts as well.
We will be joined by, among others, Gerry Amaral from PA’s Lounge, Josh Danoff from Union Square Donuts, and Jess Willis from The Independent and Brass Union who will share their experiences and insights on Union Square, the changes they have seen, and their thoughts and hopes for the future.
WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 1:30 PM
WHERE: Meet in front of East Boston Savings Bank (37 Union Square), the intersection of Bow St. and Somerville Ave.
The Walk will end with refreshments and more conversation at Brass Union.