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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.

Holiday Markets in Union Square

Pop-Up Holiday Market

20 + vendors offering a variety of handmade good from soap and candles to toys and hand bound journals, art prints and all manner of jewelry. Plus capes, tunics and other up-cycled clothing.

Saturday and Sunday, December 13 & 14
11 am to 6 pm
The Uniun, 11 Sanborn Court (behind The Independent and beside Journeyman)

 

Argenziano Craft Fair

Presented by the Argenziano School at Lincoln Park PTA presents the Argenziano Craft Fair on

Friday, December 12, 20
6:30-9:30pm
Argenziano School, 290 Washington St

One-of-a-kind jewelry, ornaments, scarves, candies, soaps and more. Visitors can also try their luck with a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by local artists and businesses. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase. Visit the free Crafts and Cocoa tables where children of all ages build their own cards and crafts. Monies raised provide funding for field trips, enrichment, and supplies not covered by the school budget.

 

Craft Market Presented by Argenziano School PTA

The Argenziano School at Lincoln Park PTA presents the Argenziano Craft Fair on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 290 Washington St, Somerville from 6:30-9:30pm.

Find handmade holiday gifts ranging from one-of-a-kind jewelry, ornaments, scarves, candies, soaps and more. Visitors can also try their luck with a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by local artists and businesses. Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase.

The Argenziano Craft Fair is no ordinary event; it is one for children as much as shoppers. Visit the free Crafts and Cocoa tables where children of all ages build their own cards and crafts.

Monies raised from the Craft Fair will support the Argenziano PTA to provide funding for field trips, enrichment, and supplies not covered by the school budget.

Special Event: Beer, Food and Science

Beer Food and Science_Creative Somerville-01An intimate conversation with Ben Holmes, Dan Rassi & Ronn Friedlander, founders of Aeronaut Brewing Co on “Beer, Food and Science.”

7 PM, Wednesday December 10th at Creative Union
66-70 Union Square – Suite 103

The Creative Somerville Series highlights local creatives and entrepreneurs through an intimate ‘fireside chats’ format. The series is hosted by Creative Union, a coworking space for creatives and entrepreneurs in the heart of Union Square.

Space is limited. RSVP here.

 

 

 

 

 

Sponsored by Creative Union, Somerville Local First and the Somerville Beat.