Cambridge Plays at Porter Square


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

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Cambridge Plays at Porter Square with Lesley Art + Design and the Porter Square Neighbors Association

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


Mini Meets by Karsen Andrews and the Office of Community Engagement (Shapiro Family Plaza "little island")

  • 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. 

A Trike Called Funk (Shapiro Family Plaza)

  • Join us for some dancing as A Trike Called Funk spins some classic tunes. 


Our Place (Lunder Arts Center sidewalk + courtyard)

  • Explore local ecology, art making and its interconnectedness with the human experience, with a special emphasis on nests and nesting. Come see the individual artworks and collectively designed structures created by 4th and 6th graders at East Somerville Community School (ESCS). Stop by to play and make a “nest” of your own out of upcycled materials. All ages welcome. Presented by faculty in Lesley Art + Design and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Lesley University.

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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