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Cambridge Plays Applications Open for Spring 2024

Want funding to host a free public event in a park or plaza? We are looking for local businesses and nonprofits to submit proposals for outdoor events in May or June 2024. Apply to receive reimbursement of up to $2,000 for your event or series of events. City staff will also help you get any relevant park licenses. Events must be free and open to people of all abilities and ages. Events should encourage people to visit and enjoy Cambridge’s public parks and plazas. Past events featured activities like group fitness classes, concerts, and craft demonstrations—but let your imagination run wild! Applications are requested by May 6, 2024 at 8:00 PM.

About Cambridge Plays

The Community Development Department (CDD) partners with local businesses and organizations to sponsor free events in squares and neighborhoods across the city. The purpose of Cambridge Plays is to:

  • Activate public spaces like city owned parks and plazas.

  • Build community and increase access to cultural programming.

  • Foster a welcoming and anti-racist environment.

  • Support Cambridge’s local businesses.

  • Celebrate Cambridge’s cultural diversity.

To Apply

Applications are requested by May 6, 2024 at 8:00 PM. City staff will review applications on a rolling basis based on completeness, eligibility, program details, and funding availability.

For information about the program and eligibility, visit: https://www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/communitydevelopment/cambridgeplays.


Please contact the Sarah Jane Huber at shuber@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4624.

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