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Jane’s Walk 2016

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 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.

2015 Union Square Holiday Stroll

Join your neighbors, family and friends for an afternoon of holiday cheer to enjoy food, holiday decorations, and special treats while also doing holiday shopping and/or buying your tree.  Participating business to date include:  Ricky’s Flower Market, Loyal Supply, Workbar Union, Cove, Brass Union, El Potro, East Boston Savings Bank, PAs Lounge, Taza Chocolate, The Independent, Beadkreative, Gracie’s Ice Cream, Thunder Road, Union Pop Up Holiday Market and more to come

  • WHEN: Sunday, December 13, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Union Square
  • WHAT: A map with participating businesses and their special offerings will be provided
  • PRICE: FREE, open to the public

Find out more details and sign up on our Facebook event page: and click here to get all the information handout for this event.

Union Square


Help Paint the New Union Square Kitchen Incubator!

Union Kitchen is Somerville’s one and only culinary business incubator and will serve as the home to Nibble classes, Pop-up events, and much of the culinary programming to support local culinary entrepreneurs.

You can lend a hand making the outdoor space of Nibble’s new home a more beautiful and inviting space to be enjoyed by all. Come out and volunteer alongside the culinary entrepreneurs currently at Union Kitchen helping to strengthen our local culinary economy. Volunteers are needed to paint the front entrance of Union Kitchen to make it more visually appealing. If there are enough volunteers,it will be possible to scale up and paint the entire building in one day.

If you have any questions about volunteering, don’t hesitate to reach out to Nick Schonberger, Culinary Coordinator at If you are able to attend, please provide your name and a time slot that you plan on painting.

When: Sunday Nov. 15th 10am-5pm Where: 121 Washington St.

Nibble is the food programming arm of the Somerville Arts Council that celebrates the existing cultural assets of Union Square: food, diversity, and a vibrant arts community.

Don’t Miss The Final Union Lunch Tomorrow Friday!

You have one more chance to enjoy great food, fun and lots of camaraderie. Have you enjoyed some of our past amazing lunches?Have you been meaning to join us, but haven’t made it yet? Don’t miss out this one last chance this year!
Where/When: 9/18, Union Square Plaza, from 11:30am -1:30pm.
Go to for further details. Union Lunch is a partnership between US2 & Union Square Main Streets. 

This week’s Union Lunch is shaping up to be a good one!

This Friday, 9/4 we will have:

Last chance before the Tenth Anniversary Fluff Festival (FluffX) to get a Fluff T-shirt in Union Lunch.

FluffTshirtsJoin us on the Union Square Plaza to buy your Fluff t-shirt from one of our past Fluff Festivals, eat great food, hear toe tapping music, and engaging camaraderie in Union Lunch.

This Friday (8/21) Union Lunch is offering foo from Union Square Pizza (including Chicken Tikki Masala and Vegetarian Masala, Samosas, & Mango Lassi’s) donut holes from Union Square Donuts, and music by the Wild Edibles.