Cambridge's Free 'Summer In The City' Outdoor Performance Series For Families Returns


Children play bongo drums outdoors during a 2016 Summer in the City performance in Cambridge
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.

Check out our full schedule of events below or download our full brochure of events for more information on Summer in the City 2017 performers!

Red Yarn Theater
Thursday, July 6, 10AM
@ 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.

All  Around This World
Tuesday, July 11, 10AM
@ Moved to Peabody School, 70 Rindge Ave. due to rain
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.

Marvelous Marvin: Brain Circus
Thursday, July 13, 10AM
Moved to Fletcher-Maynard Community School, 225 Windsor St. due to rain
Join the circus and feel your brain start to grow!

Liars & Believers: "Yellow Bird Chase"
Monday, July 17, 10AM
@ 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?

Piti Theater Company: "Sammy and the Grand Buffet"
Wednesday, July 19, 10AM
@ Glacken Field, Huron Ave.& Cushing St.
Rain Site: Haggerty School, 110 Cushing St.
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.

Triveni School of Dance
Tuesday, July 25, 10AM
@ 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. 

Sol Y Canto
Thursday, July 27, 10AM
@ Dana Park, Corporal Mcternan & Lawrence St.
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.

South Coast Historical Associates
Monday, July 31, 10AM
@ 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.

Henry Lappen: A Passion for Birds
Wednesday, August 2, 10AM
@ Hurley Park, Raymond St.
Rain Site: Kennedy-Longfellow School, 150 Spring St.
Become captivated by Henry Lappen’s beautiful masks and comic portrayal of birds and learn about more about these animals along the way. 

The Port Movie Night (feat. Etnia Fusion)
Tuesday, August 8, 7PM
@ 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.

East Cambridge Movie Night (feat. Grupo Fantasia)
Tuesday, August 10, 7PM
@ 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.

Kendall Square Business Association Movie Night (feat. Rosalita's Puppets)
Tuesday, August 15, 7PM
@ 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.

Cambridgeside Movie Night (feat. The King's Buskateers)
Thursday, August 17, 7PM
@ Lechmere Canal Park adjacent to CambridgeSide Mall, East Cambridge
Jam with The King’s Buskateers as they play high-octane folk.
MOVIE HINT: Come be our guest and see a tale as old as time.

Central Square Business Association Movie Night (feat. The Magic of Bonaparte)
Tuesday, August 22, 7PM
@ 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.

Inman Square Movie Night (feat. Jungle Jim)
Thursday, August 24, 7PM
@ 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.

Harvard Square Business Association (feat. Catalyst Comedy)
Tuesday, August 29, 7PM
@ Palmer Street, Harvard Square
Space pirates, talking dogs, trees that hug you? KERPLUNK! 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.

Northpoint Movie Night (feat. Leeny Del Seamonds)
Thursday, August 31, 7PM
@ 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.

Bread & Puppet Theater
Sunday, Sept. 3, 3PM
@ 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.

Summer in the City events are fully accessible.