Summer in the City

Red Yarn Theater performs to a crowd at Summer in the City 2016

 Each summer, Cambridge parks come alive with music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry, movies and more! Cambridge Arts' "Summer In The City" program offers a wide array of FREE, multicultural, interactive arts programs, performances, and activities both day and night for children, families, and the entire community.

Download a PDF of our brochure of events for Summer in the City 2017!

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July - August, 2017 
Cambridge Arts Summer in the City 
@ Parks and Public Spaces Across Cambridge

Summer in the City is supported by the City of Cambridge and Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF). Founded in 1916, CCF is the only charitable foundation focused on all of Cambridge. CCF now returns a total of $1.3 million each year to a broad range of social service agencies, including the Cambridge Arts Council. Learn how you can become a Summer in the City sponsor or make an individual donation to support access to high-quality arts programming for children and families in Cambridge.

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 events are fully accessible.

  • Thursday, July 6 10AM - Red Yarn Theater

    Red Yarn Theater@ Magazine Beach, 668 Memorial Dr.
    Rain Site: Morse School, 40 Granite St.

    Through singalongs, dance parties, and funny puppet routines, audiences will celebrate our shared cultural heritage and experience the joy of waking up and singing together.

  • Tuesday, July 11, 10AM - All Around This World

    All Around This World@ Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave.

    All Around This World is a unique, interactive music program which encourages kids and their families to explore the world by enjoying great global melodies, rhythms, and movement.

  • Thursday, July 13, 10AM - Marvelous Marvin: "Brain Circus"

    Marvelous MarvinMoved to Fletcher-Maynard Community School, 225 Windsor St.

    Join the circus and feel your brain start to grow!

  • Monday, July 17, 10AM - Liars & Believers: "Yellow Bird Chase"

    Liars & Believers@ Tobin Field/ Callahan Playground, 450 Concord Ave.
    Rain Site: Tobin Elementary School, 197 Vassal Ln.

    A clownish maintenance crew finds a magical yellow bird, and a mad chase begins. How far will our heroes go?

  • Wednesday, July 19, 10AM - Piti Theater Company

    Piti Theater Company@ Glacken Field, Huron Ave.& Cushing St.
    Rain Site: Haggerty School, 110 Cushing St.

    Sammy and the Grand Buffet
    It’s not easy being Sammy! This dazzling theatrical production will send Sammy on a wild ride to prepare his Parisian restaurant for the Grant Buffet.

  • Tuesday, July 25, 10AM - Triveni School of Dance

    Triveni School@ Sennott Park, Broadway between Scouting Way & Norfolk St.
    Rain Site: Cambridge port School, 89 Elm St.

    Delight in the exquisite beauty and complex movements of classical Indian dances presented by the Triveni School of Dance and even learn a few moves yourself.

  • Thursday, July 27, 10AM - Sol y Canto

    Sol y Canto@ Rain Site: Amigos School, 15 Upton St.

    Join us for a performance by Sol y Canto, an award winning Pan-Latin ensemble which thrills, inspires, and unites through the richness of Latin American culture.

  • Monday, July 31, 10AM - South Coast Historical Associates

    South Coast Historical@ Raymond Park, Raymond St.
    Rain Site: Linnaean Street Community School, 44 Linnaean St.

    Argh! Get lost in the lives of New England Pirate captains and their crews who roamed the waters off the New England coast.


  • Wednesday, August 2, 10AM - Henry Lappen

     Passion for Birds@ Hurley Park, Hurley St. between Sciarappa St. & 5th St.
    Rain Site: Kennedy-Longfellow School, 150 Spring St.

    A Passion for Birds
    Become captivated by Henry Lappen’s beautiful masks and comic portrayal of birds and learn about more about these animals along the way.


  • Tuesday, August 8, 7PM - The Port Movie Night feat. Etnia Fusion

    Etnia Fusion@ Green Rose Heritage Park, Harvard St. between Windsor St. & Moore St

    Celebrate the spirit of Polynesia with this colorful costumed dance by Etnia Fusion.

    MOVIE HINT: In ancient Polynesia, one girl will find out how far the ocean goes and meet a Demigod along the way.

  • Thursday, August 10, 7PM - East Cambridge Movie Night feat. Grupo Fantasia

    Grupo Fantasia@ ECSB Parking Lot, 292 Cambridge St.

    High energy participatory Latin and Country line dancing with Grupo Fantasia will get you moving and grooving.

    MOVIE HINT: Look for the bare necessities while on this adventure in the jungle.

  • Tuesday, August 15, 7PM - Kendall Square Association Movie Night feat. Rosalita’s Puppets

    Rosalita's Puppets@ Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Lawn, 55 Broadway

    Boldly go where no puppet has gone before as Rosalita’s Puppets travel by space ship to a planet inhabited by Robots.

    MOVIE HINT: A boy and his siblings will help their out of this world friend phone home.

  • Thursday, August 17, 7PM - CambridgeSide Movie Night feat. The King’s Busketeers

    The King's Busketeers pose for a group shot with their instruments@Lechmere Canal Park adjacent to CambridgeSide Mall, East Cambridge

    Jam with The King’s Busketeers as they play high-octane folk.

    MOVIE HINT: Come be our guest and see a tale as old as time.

  • Tuesday, August 22, 7PM - Central Square Business Association Movie Night feat. The Magic of Bonaparte

    Bonaparte@ University Park, 65 Sidney St.

    This dazzling family-friendly performance features amazing magic, hilarious comedy, and oodles of audience participation.

    MOVIE HINT: One koala must save his theater with a larger-than-life singing competition.

  • Thursday, August 24, 7PM - Inman Square Movie Night feat. Jungle Jim

    Jungle Jim@ East Cambridge Savings Bank Parking Lot, 1310 Cambridge St.

    Join Jungle Jim as he twists up a whole lot of fun in this magical balloon show!

    MOVIE HINT: An orphaned boy meets his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

  • Tuesday, August 29, 7PM - Harvard Square Business Association Movie Night feat. Catalyst Comedy

     Catalyst Comedy@ Palmer Street, Harvard Square

     Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you? This show has it all because it’s the adventure you and your family create together.
    MOVIE HINT: Don’t forget your golden ticket on this adventure to a certain chocolate factory.

  • Thursday, August 31, 7PM - NorthPoint Movie Night feat. Leeny Del Seamonds

    Leeny Del Seamonds@ NorthPoint Common, 30 NorthPoint Blvd.

    Leeny Del Seamonds is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed storyteller. Come and get lost in the tale she tells.

    MOVIE HINT: Worlds collide in this page turner where the actions of a boy and the famous literary characters he encounters decide if he can return to his normal life.

  • Sunday, September 3, 3PM - Bread & Puppet Theater

    Bread& Puppet Theatre@ Cambridge Common
    Rain Site: First Church, 11 Garden St.

    This year's Circus is called Our Domestic Insurrection Circus because of the urgency of the national and international situation. It will hopefully be able to ridicule the ridiculous and make fun of the obvious. Water, soil, air, and the livelihood and health of the most vulnerable are all under attack. Special attention is required for all elementary protections and their protectors. That is exactly the ambition of this year's Circus.

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