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City Calendar

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  • Saturday

    September 30

    • Cycle to the Source 9/30 Watershed Bike Tour Postponed to Rain Date of October 1

      Cambridge Water Department (CWD) staff will host a 32-mile bike tour of the Cambridge Watershed, guided by Urban AdvenTours on Saturday, September 30, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; advanced registration is required.

    • POSTPONED - Cycle to the Source: Watershed Bike Tour

      Walter J. Sullivan Water Treatment Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Pkwy., Cambridge, MA 02138

      Annual bike tour of the Cambridge water supply watershed

    • Control a Robot Using Your Brain!

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      UPDATE: This exhibit will take place in the Rossi Room Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) allow interactions with a computer system by means of one’s brain activity. The most common type of BCIs measure the electrical activity of the brain through non-invasive electrodes. To build a BCI, a person is instructed to perform one or more mental actions (e.g. imagine you are moving your hand), after which an alogrith is trained to recognize the activity and then a computer system ties an assocaited physical action with a mental one. This system can be a wheelchair, a microwave or …a robot! Come and try it out! To learn more about Braini technology please visit: https://braini.io . This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Cousins

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Exhibit Hours Monday - Thursday: 5-9 Saturday: 9-5 Sunday: 1-5 Kristen Emack has been photographing her daughter and nieces for over a decade. "There is something sacred about the lives of girls, and their innocent, confident relationships to themselves, their world and one another is gravitational," explains Emack. She has captured the girls' childhood in an unfiltered way as they move with confidence throughout Cambridge and their environment. Her work is an undeniable celebration of Black girlhood. "There are notable bodies of work about girlhood, but Cousins is unique. It chronicles the lives of girls of color, which is a perspective that still remains under-embraced," writes Emack. "Additionally, each frame is wholly female. Angst or distraction does not enter the frame. Instead it's their connection that stays in focus, their adolescent changes are organic, subtle and unprovocative." Emack is a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, a MacDowell Fellow, and a Mass Cultural Council Fellow. Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia and National Geographic and has been exhibited across the United States, Northern Europe and the UK. This exhibit, Emack's first in Cambridge, features the Library's newly acquired photographs from Cousins and celebrates Emack's work in the community. View these exciting new additions to the permanent collection of Library's Archives and Special Collections on display at the Main Library on L2. Join us for an opening reception on September 21 at 6:30 pm with a panel discussion by Kristen Emack, Dr. Alisa Victoria Prince, and cousins Apple Emack, Leyah Bernard, Kayla Bernard and Layla Bernard, as they discuss the process, inspiration, and impact of Cousins.

    • Guided Tour of NeuraFutures Installation

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Building on Braini's 15 years of experience in designing and creating the most cutting edge interaction – fusion between the brain and computer, brain-computer interface, during the guided tour of the NeuraFutures installation they will touch upon the following questions: is it possible to implant memories? read your dreams while you sleep? communicate a thought between two different people throughout the continents. To learn more about this project, please visit: https://www.neurafutures.com This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Thorlabs Mobile Photonics Lab Experience

      The Thorlabs mobile photonics lab brings the science of light to you. Thorlabs will demonstrate measuring light at different colors to identify materials (spectroscopy), imaging inside the body with light (biomedical optics), transferring electrical signals through the air with laser beams (optical communications), and show what the inside of optical fiber looks like and how it works. Come inside to be introduced to the world of photonics! This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • OctoStudio Play Time

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join us to play with craft materials and preview OctoStudio creative coding app with your family. OctoStudio is a free coding app project in development at MIT Media Lab’s LifeLong Kindergarten Group (the same group who developed Scratch coding!) It encourages children and families to create and share stories and games. With the app, children can add photos and sounds from their environment, or integrate their creations into their physical world! This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • The Hive Maker Showcase

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join us as we celebrate making in The Hive and highlight community makers! Explore finished and in-process Hivemade projects and meet fellow community members. If you would like to have a Hivemade project featured in the showcase, please fill out the form linked here: The Hive Maker Showcase. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • CANCELLED Sennott Park Opening Celebration

      Sennott Park, 305 Broadway

      CANCELLED Join us for the Sennott Park and Playground Opening Celebration!

    • Port Pride Day - Cancelled

      Clement G. Morgan Park, 60 Columbia Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

      Due to anticipated poor weather, Port Pride Day has been cancelled. An annual celebration of The Port neighborhood welcoming all families to enjoy free food, music, giveaways, games, children's activities, and information about local resources.

    • CANCELLED: Bridging Cultural Identity and Research Passion: Exploring Microplastics in India

      Main Library, Community Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Some people might think of scientific research to be something only related to textbook facts. While that is true to some extent, the great passion that you bring to the research can be even more powerful. Join Nikhita Varma as she shares how her research in India about microplastics helped him bridge the gap between research and cultural background.

    • CANCELLED: Read to a Dog (O'Neill)

      O'Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140

      Read with a cuddly friend! Trained therapy dogs provide warm and non-judgmental reading companions for new or experienced readers up to age 14. Registration for each 10-minute time slot is required and begins on Saturday September 23 by calling or visiting the O’Neill Branch (617-349-4023). The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • Mind Tricks: The Magic of Neuroscience

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Are you interested in neuroscience or want to learn more about how your brain operates? Do you enjoy watching and learning magic tricks? Join us as Sabrina Welch shares her knowledge of brain function using magic tricks to illustrate neuroscience concepts! Within this comedic magic show we explore the function of the brain! All featured neuroscience concepts are displayed through the lens of card magic in an understandable and fun way for all to enjoy. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Crafting Corner (O'Neill)

      O'Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140

      Fiber arts crafters of all skill levels are welcome to drop in for companionable crafting! Bring your current work in progress, and enjoy tea, snacks, and conversation with other crafters. Chat, share tips, and maybe even inspire others. No registration required. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • Fueling Forest Fires: From a Woman in Wildfire

      Main Library, Community Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      With climate change increasing wildfire frequency and our wildland-urban interface (WUI) expanding, wildfire fuel management is more important than ever. Learn about the science and reality of wildfires and fuel reduction methods from Georgia Scarr - a young wildland firefighter, environmental non-profit co-founder, and wildfire researcher at the Stanford Bill Lane Center for the American West. This workshop includes hands-on demonstrations modeling wildfire behavior, first-hand accounts of fuel reduction case studies, and a chainsaw maintenance lesson. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Hands-on Entomology with Professor Bugman (O'Neill)

      O'Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140

      How do you inspire a new generation of entomologists and scientists? With hands-on fun, of course! Stop by and see some of the amazing arthropods featured in educational kids' enrichment programs from Professor Bugman Entomology Adventures! This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • Ice Cream Science is -321 degrees COOL!

      Main Library, Curious George Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Interactive experiments showing States of Matter, Ideal Gas Law, Density, Pressure, Wavelength then the final experiment, making ice cream with liquid nitrogen right before your eyes! Taste the science with yummy ice cream samples! Samples are nut, gluten, and egg free. Dairy free samples will also be availabe. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • Science Educators Meetup (Valente)

      Valente Branch, 826 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141

      Science educators of all levels are welcome to bring a portable demo or instrument to share how your students are learning about science phenomena. Tabletop wind turbines, cell-phone-based electrophoresis kit, fossil collections, chaotic pendulums, your best paper airplane design, home titration kit, and more! EnergyTeachers.org will bring doppler radar, a handheld oscilloscope, a solar cooker, and more from our lending library for teachers. EnergyTeachers.org is a network for educators interested in energy production and use. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Protecting Yourself Online: A Quick and Simple Guide to Information Security

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      The digital world is full of promise but it also holds risks untold for the every day computer user. Malware, ransomware and surveillance lurk in every corner of the Internet. Data breaches and financial fraud are now an unfortunate daily occurrence. We will explore the risks of the digital realm from apps, to social media, email and then-some. Learn real world tools and techniques to minimize your risks, protect your privacy/identity and shield your financial health – all while getting the most out of your digital tools. We will explore the risks to you as a computer user from your desktop to the ever-expanding world of smart phones, tablets, and the world of cloud computing. The digital realm can be a dangerous place; this presentation will give you the practical knowledge to protect yourself. Presenter Bio: Joseph P. Guarino has a long history of producing business results with the application of information technology. Joseph’s expertise spans over 20+ years in the private sector at leading technology firms and consulting organizations. With Evolutionary IT, he saw a market need to bring his transformative knowledge and expertise to firms in the New England area and worldwide. Evolutionary IT is a leading Information Technology & Business services firm providing managed IT services, cloud computing, healthcare IT and information security solutions. For more information visit: evolutionaryit.com This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Youth Involvement in Energy

      There are many misconceptions about the energy industry. Many believe it to be slow moving and dominated by old, white men. However, this isn't true. There are opportunities for young people of all backgrounds and interests, from policy to tech, to get involved in the clean energy transition. This event is all about educating young people on energy and how they can connect their passions to the topic. Energy doesn't just come from a hole in the wall, there is a world of innovation and exciting opportunities to get involved with! This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

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