PARKing Day

East Cambridge Dog Owners Group

PARK(ing) Day 2019 is September 20, 2019

PARK(ing) Day 2019 will bring together over 80 community groups, non profit organizations, businesses, artists, and City of Cambridge programs to celebrate community and all things Cambridge. Join us on Friday, September 20 as we celebrate this international event.

CultureHouse at PARK(ing) Day 2019

(Photo Credit: CultureHouse)

There are still a limited number of spots available (5, to be exact!). Register today!

Historical Commission at PARK(ing) Day 2019 

(Photo Credit: Cambridge Historical Commission)

For more Information

To be added to the email list, please contact Jennifer Lawrence at or call at 617-349-4671.

Democracy Center

PARK(ing) Day 2019 is September 20, 2019. 

2019 Participating Groups

Central Square: City Hall Area

  • Naveo Credit Union
  • The Architecture Lobby
  • Mayor Marc McGovern's Office
  • Food For Free
  • State Senator DiDomenico's Office
  • Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee
  • Cambridge Historical Commission
  • 1369 Coffeehouse
  • Central Square Business Association & Cambridge Bicycle Safety Separated Bicycle Lane

Central Square: near Prospect Street

  • City of Cambridge Public Safety (Fire, Police, Emergency Communications, Animal Control, ProEMS)
  • CCTV
  • Cambridge Council on Aging
  • Reed Hildebrand
  • Per Scholas Greater Boston
  • Cambridge DPW Stormwater Management
  • Cambridge DPW Recycling Division
  • River Street Redesign Team
  • WeWork
  • Boston Book Festival

Kendall Square: Ames Street

  • Community Development Department Housing Division
  • SLAM Collaborative
  • Cambridge Public Library
  • Cambridge Public Health Department
  • Community Development Department: Environmental & Transportation Planning
  • Traffic, Parking & Transportation Department
  • Cambridge Bike Plan 2020
  • Parkour Generations Boston
  • CultureHouse
  • Pizza Club
  • Kit Collins
  • CivicMoxie LLC
  • Event Them

Kendall Square: Third Street

  • Eastern Bank
  • East Cambridge Open Space Trust
  • Lyft
  • Soofa
  • Community Charter School of Cambridge
  • Charles River Transportation Management Association
  • Cambridge Water Department
  • The Community

Porter Square

  • Lime Pop-Up Protected Micro-Mobility Lane
  • Friends of the Cambridge Public Library
  • Community Development Economic Development Division
  • Cambridge Energy Alliance
  • Planet Fitness
  • Councilor Craig Kelly
  • Henry Bear's Park
  • Lesley Art + Design

North Massachusetts Avenue

  • CDD, Traffic & Parking, MBTA, and Livable Streets Alliance Bus & Bike Priority Lane
  • Reservoir Church

Harvard Square: Quincy Street

  • Spare Change News & The Homeless Empowerment Project
  • Educational Divide Reform & The Academy at Harvard Square
  • Spotimyze Mobility
  • Between the Lines Poetry
  • Breton Place
  • E.U.U.N.I
  • Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Square: Church Street

  • Vice Mayor Devereux's Office
  • Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW)
  • Cambridge Election Commission
  • Down Under School of Yoga
  • Community Development Department: Community Planning
  • Green Cambridge
  • CRJA-IBI Group
  • Cambridge Seven Associates
  • Bluebikes
  • Wheel'n Around
  • Club Passim

Other Locations

  • Broadway Bicycle: 351 Broadway
  • Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities: 342 Broadway
  • Cambridgeport PTO: 276 Broadway
  • East Cambridge Savings Bank & Second Chances: 208 Cambridge Street

What is PARK(ing) Day?

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where residents, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. PARK(ing) Day has since evolved into a global movement.

Image of bike and bus in PARKing Day Bus and Bike Priority Lane 2018

Mini houses in parking spots 2018

A smoothie-producing Bluebike in Porter Square 2018!

An historical day at the PARKives 2018

CultureHouse Pop-Up in Central Square 2018

(Photo Credit: CultureHouse)

Parkour in a parking spot 2018

For more Information

To be added to the email list to participate next year, please contact Jennifer Lawrence at or call at 617-349-4671.

Parking Day Car

PARK(ing) Day 2018 was a huge success!

In our biggest event yet, we partnered with 75 organizations, artists, businesses and City departments to turn 150 parking spots, including an open street on Main Street, into vibrant community spaces for the day! Check out what went down and email to join our mailing list for interested spot sponsors!

Download the map here.

2018 Schedule of Events

Central Square

The Dance Complex Workshops

  • 10:00 - 11:50 - Alexander Technique through Latin dance and play with Fanny Lora
  • 12:00 - 12:25 - Irish Dance with Jo Troll 
  • 12:30 - 12:55 - Hooping with Circe Rowan
  • 1:00 - 1:50 - Flamenco with Yosi Karahashi
  • 2:00 - 2:50 - Middle Eastern / North African Dance with Soumaya Marose 
  • 3:00 - 4:50 - Interactive Bollywood with Nikhil Paul
  • 5:00 - 5:50 - Tai Chi and open floor 

Community Supported Art with the Cambridge Arts Council

  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM: Book-maker Emily Cobb and painter Deidre Tao 
  • 12:00 - 2:00PM: Illustrator Miriam Bucheli (aka Mireli Books)
  • 2:00 - 4:00: Mixed-media artist Marcia Cohen
  • 3:00 - 4:00: Etcher Nancy Beams

Kendall Square: Main Street at Ames

Cambridge / Kendall Center Farmers Market, Main Street ~ 10AM to 6PM

School of Honk Parade ~ 3:30PM to 4PM

CDD Main Stage!

    8:00 AM: Tai Chi with Jean Lukitsh
    10:00 AM: Yoga for Everyone!
    11:00 AM: Bike Maintenance Basics Workshop with MassBike.
    12:00 PM: Poetry by Subu Karmacharya
    12:30 PM: Dance with Kumi Okabe
    1:00 PM: Beyond Bike Maintenance Basics Workshop.
    2:00 PM: Bodyweight Circuit Training with The Training Room.
    3:30 PM: HONK Parade!
    4:00 PM: Singer/Songwriter Stuart Dash
    4:30 PM: Band Land Brass Band
    5:00 PM: Tongue in Cheek Singers
    5:30 PM: Treble Alliance


Parkour Strength Training Workout 8:00 - 8:45am
Open Challenges & Play 9am - 12pm
Intro to Parkour Workshop 12:00 - 12:45pm
Parkour Strength Training Workout 1:00 - 1:45pm
Open Challenges & Play 2pm - 4pm
Intro to Parkour Workshop 4:00 - 4:45pm
Open Challenges 5:00 - 6:00pm

Harvard Square

  • 1-1:30PM: "Power for The People: Fitness Anytime, Anywhere with Bodyweight", an introduction to the benefits of minimalist workouts and how to build an easy, personalized plan around your ability level and schedule. 

Porter Square

Street Performers’ Showcase!

  • The Imaginators - 10am-12noon - experience the string and vocal talents of three young Cambridge musicians all under 16 years of age!
  • Chills Mills – 12-2pm – classic rock interpretations for keys
  • Magic Zach – 2-4pm - lively interactive up-close magic show

Bluebikes Separated Bike Lane from Roseland Street to the Shaking Crab ~ 7AM to 7PM

Bike / Bus Priority Lane from Roseland Street to Somerville Ave ~ 3PM to 7PM

North Mass Ave

  • Glocal / Livable Streets Alliance Bus & Bike Priority Lane Inbound from Rindge Ave to Walden Street ~ 7AM to 9AM
  • Glocal / Livable Streets Alliance Bus & Bike Priority Lane Outbound from Walden Street to Rindge Ave ~ 3PM to 7PM

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (449 Broadway)

  • Glocal / Cambridge Bicycle Safety Separated Bike Lane from Trowbridge to CRLS ~ 7AM to 7PM

Parking Day

What is PARK(ing) Day?


PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where residents, artists, and activists come together to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into "PARK(ing)" spaces: temporary public places.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out! 

Cambridge Tap

About PARK(ing) Day

Original concept by Rebar.


The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

For More Information

For more information about PARK(ing) Day in Cambridge, email or call 617-349-4671.

Harvard GSD