Category Archives: Events

Now Open: Union Square Farmers Market

Mid May through Thanksgiving, Saturdays, 9 AM – 1 PM.

In the heart of Union Square, Somerville MA. Served by MBTA buses 86,87 and 91

This weekly market offers the best locally grown and regionally produced agricultural items including vegetables, fruits, cheese, eggs, meats, fish, breads, pastries, chocolate, and wine. We feature rotating guest vendors each week, as well as live entertainment.

We accept cash (of course!), SNAP/EBT, CREDIT and DEBIT cards.  SNAP users receive a $1-to-$1 match up to $10 each week on purchases.

See you at the market!

Save the Date: 2015 Fluff Fest on September 26

Save the Date for this year’s Fluff Festival.  It will take place on Saturday, September 26.  We need your help to make the tenth anniversary of the Fluff Festival great.  We are looking for the right theme so we are soliciting ideas.  As this is a big undertaking, we also need lots of help so if you are interested in working to put the Festival together or in volunteering on the day of Festival, let us know.  Just Fluffsend your theme ideas and/or your name, contact info and area of interest in volunteering to esther@unionmainstreets.org.

Weekend Events in and around Union Square

Somerville is the place to be this coming weekend, May 2-3.  Here are two great events:

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2015 Jane’s Walk: Explore Hidden Assets of Union Square
Janes Walk Flyer 2015

Come help clean up Union Square with old and new friends…

A great opportunity to work with your neighbors in cleaning up our Square while having some fun conversations…

WHEN:
Saturday, April 25th (Rain Date April 26th)
10 a.m.-noon is the Clean UP
Noon-2  p.m.  BBQ at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House

WHERE:
WARD 2:  Union Square Parking Lot @ SCAT Building
Albert F. Argenziano School @ Lincoln Park, 290 Washington Street
South Street Farm, 100 South Street

Tools and bags will be provided; just come and help clean up for two hours then join us for a community barbecue and SomerGreen Festival with music and family friendly activities immediately following the cleanup from noon to 2 p.m. at the Blessing of the Bay Boathouse on Shore Drive.

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Upcoming meetings on Union Square Planning

Somerville by Design Viewing – Old PO – 5 to 7 Thurs April 9th
Somerville by Design Viewing – Old PO – 10 to 12 Sat April 11th
US CAC – Transportation,Infrastructure  – Argenziano School – 6:30 Tues April 21st
US CAC  – Argenziano School – 6:30 Tues May 12th
Somerville by Design Open House – Old Union Square Post Office– Wed May 13th
US CAC – Putting it All Together – Argenziano School – 6:30 Wed May 20th

Annual Flag Raising on Prospect Hill

It was a rainy Tuesday, January 1, 1776 when George Washington sent word. “Raise this flag on Prospect Hill!” he commanded his troops. So on a 76 foot schooner mast amidst the colonists’ encampment the “Grand Union” flag flew. A 13 gun salute and cheers greeted this first truly American flag and its presence bolstered the morale of colonists seeking fair representation under British rule.

This national event continues to be celebrated here in Somerville every New Year’s Day with a parade and historic reenactment. In all weather on January 1 Somerville neighbors and patriots across the land gather above Union Square. With coffee and donuts to shake the chill we wave mini-flags and proudly wear tri-corner hats to sing “America the Beautiful.” We cheer as the call rings out for the flag to be hoisted. The boom of the gun salute echo from atop the monument as together we reflect on the birth of our nation and Union Square’s place in it.

There are two ways to join the event on Thursday, January 1. Wear colonial dress and be part of the parade with fife and drum players, local dignitaries and Color Guards. The Parade leaves City Hall at 11:30 am. Or greet the marchers and participate in the flag raising on Prospect Hill at noon.

Learn the history of Prospect Hill’s role in the American Revolution through Steve Mulder’s great site.