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January 14 – 2nd Saturday Offerings



Join us this coming Saturday, 1/14 to enjoy the offerings of our local Union Square participating businesses.  Visit one of our participating businesses for a great deal on lunch, to get your clothes altered, for a free dance lesson, and much, much more.

Download a coupon to redeem the offers below.

Participating Business Winter offering – 2nd Saturday of January, February or March unless otherwise noted Address time offer available
Loyal Supply 20% off purchases over $50 21A Union Square
Brass Union Spiked cider for $7 and anyone purchasing 2 will receive.various items such as hats, tshirts etc 70 Union Square 3-7 PM
Yuki Shabu 10% off lunch 16 Bow St. 11:30 AM – 4 PM
El Potro Mexican Bar and Grill $2.00 Off Jalapeno Margarita or $1.00 Off House Margarita 61 Union Square
The Independent Free cocktail glass with purchase of Special cocktail (always $10) 75 Union Square
Gracies Ice Cream Free ice cream cone with the purchase of two pints 22 Union Square Feb and March only
Neighborhood Bakery Free large orange juice 25 Bow St.
Cantina La Mexicana Taco or Small Burro + soda – $8.00 + tax 247 Washington St.
Casa B Free individual dessert with your order of a Cuban Sandwich or the soup of the day. 253 Washington St. 11 AM-2:30 PM
Juliet Free bar snacks with purchase of any beverage 257 Washington St.
Riverdog 10% off Benebone Dog Chews 321 Somerville Ave.
Bantam Cider Free empty growler with the purchase of a flight of cider. 40 Merriam St.
Dance Union/Tango Society of Boston FREE class passes 16 Bow St.
Nu Cafe Free small coffee with any panini or wrap 195 Washington St
Workbar Sign up for a tour and receive FREE access to the space for 2 weeks. And FREE coffee!” 31 Union Square
Bloc Cafe Free cookie, scone, or croissant with the purchase of any retail item excluding bagged coffees and teas. 11 Bow St.
Open Space Community Acupuncture Intake fee waived for new patients 70 Union Square #102

A Very Festive Union Square Holiday Stroll

Our second annual Union Square Holiday Stroll gave us memories to warm our hearts with great gift selections to choose from, music performances from our local Somerville schools, visits with Santa, holiday greetings at SCATV, the beautiful windows from holiday decoration contest participants (which are available for viewing through the holidays), and wonderful offerings from local businesses.

This event was truly a community effort!  Thanks is due to all of the participating businesses and vendors, Erica Jones from SCATV, our very own Santa, Joe Beckman, Liz Perlman from Costumeworks who outfitted Santa, Kristin Chalmers Photography for some great pictures, our Somerville Schools music department, our printing sponsor, Masters Printing, and our graphic designer, Emily Boyes Watson from Group Project Design.

Click on a photo below to expand and browse the gallery!



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.