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Cambridge Plays Block pARTy


Porter Square, Shapiro Plaza (in front of 36 White St.) and Lunder Arts Center (1801 Massachusetts Ave.)

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  • Neighborhood Nine
  • Baldwin


Cambridge Community Development Department


Join Cambridge Plays, Lesley Art + Design, and the Porter Square Neighbors Association for a block pARTy including:

Mini Meets by Karsen Andrews and the Office of Community Engagement (Shapiro Family Plaza "little island", 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.)

  •  A pop-up community conversation and exchange that uses sculpture, comedy, and history to explore the functionality of public spaces in Porter Square.  Add your perspectives and experiences to the contemporary history of Porter Square.  All ages welcome.  Presented by Lesley Art + Design in partnership with History Cambridge and the Porter Square Neighbors Association. 

Vanessa Trien & Jumpin’ Monkeys (Shapiro Family Plaza, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.)

  • Join us for a special, interactive family music performance by Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys. Activate your imaginations with Vanessa and come sing like a bird, tickle like a tickle monster, jump like a monkey, and dance like yourselves at Shapiro Family Plaza.

Press 304 (Lunder Arts Center sidewalk + courtyard)

  • Live action printmaking, free demos, and prints for sale made by students in the Printmaking Studio at the Lunder Arts Center. Try your hand at printmaking on our portable small press.  All ages welcome.  Presented by Lesley Art + Design. 

Acknowledge + Listen (Lunder Arts Center, Roseland Street gallery windows)

  • A large-scale photo mural with accompanying podcast Beyond the Flag recognizes and honors the ancestral lands of the Massachuset, Nipmuc and Wampanoag Peoples while addressing the larger implications MA state seal, motto, and flag told through the perspectives of local and national Indigenous leaders. Presented by Lesley Art + Design at the Lunder Arts Center (1801 Massachusetts Ave) and the deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum (Lincoln, MA) in partnership with the North American Indian Center of Boston, Mass Humanities, and the Office of Senator Jason Lewis. 
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