Summer Fun in Cambridge

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The City of Cambridge is hosting an array of free, interactive, multicultural community events and programs this summer, kicking off this Friday with the ever-popular City Dance Party, Screen on the Green Family Movie Nights, Arts in the Park, Danehy Park Concert Series, Summer in the City, and culminating with Danehy Park Family Day in September.

City Dance Party. Join thousands of Cambridge residents and visitors who will gather on Mass Ave in front of City Hall for the city’s annual Dance Party Friday, June 28, from 7-11 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. 


Screen on the Green: DHSP’s Recreation, Youth and Community Schools Divisions are presenting Family Movie Nights at Cambridge parks on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., July 3-Aug. 7.  Attendees will enjoy music, performances, and a nutritious meal for community members 18 years and under.

Summer Food Program. The City's Summer Food Program offers children 18 and under a nutritious lunch, exercise, and activities.  The program has partnered with the Cambridge Book Bike which provides books and storytelling at selected parks during lunchtime.  

Arts in the Park. The Department of Human Service Programs’ Community Schools Division organizes free art activities, community potlucks, and entertainment in Cambridge neighborhood parks from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on select days, as well as some evenings throughout the summer.  Activities include visual arts, theater, dance, storytelling, and magic performances by a diverse group of local artists. The Department of Human Service Programs has just published an online guide to the above three summer programs.

Danehy Park Concert Series. Enjoy free live concerts at Danehy Park, 99 Sherman St., on Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m., July 2-Aug. 6.


Summer in the City. Cambridge parks will come alive with music, dance, storytelling, theater, puppetry, movies and more July 1-Aug. 31. Cambridge Arts' Summer in the City program offers a wide array of free arts programs, performances, and activities both day and night for children, families, and the entire community at Cambridge parks and public spaces.

Danehy Park Family Day Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Enjoy a fun-filled day of children's amusement rides, live music, roving performers, arts and crafts, face painting, plus free hot dogs, chips, juice boxes, and more!

Photo: Bread Puppet Circus on Cambridge Common.

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