Friday, July 8, 2011


The full BOOMTOWN schedule has been released and its a great line up of fun activities and performances for the whole family.

Whether you are crafting an artsy hat to shade you from the summer sun, or soothing your soul with the music of Bob Marley, BOOMTOWN is fun for the whole family.

For two weeks in July the Centanni Court Yard (btwn Second and Third) is taken over by the Multicultural Arts Center and turned into a showcase for local artists and performers.

Check out their full schedule

EC Storywalk

Enjoy a stroll down Cambridge St. with your children and read the pages of a favorite children's book along the way.  Start at New Deal Fish and head towards Lechmere Square.

Participate on July 11 and 18  at 1:00pm and follow the pages to The Multicultural Arts Center for special kids events and book giveaways.  Check the BOOMTOWN schedule for more details.

Storywalk is a project of the Agenda For Children and Childrens Literacy Initiative

Thanks to New Deal Fish, Boston Bed, DM Inc, Tim Toomey, Threla, Foley Fiore Architecture, Cambridge Street Cleaners, Courthouse Seafood and Restaurant, Susan's Salon, Roger's Funeral Home, and East Cambridge Savings Bank  for participating.

First Street Garage Improvements on the Way

First Street is going to receive a bit of a face lift thanks to the City of Cambridge.  For a long time now, the ground floor of the First Street Garage has been a bit of an eyesore.

According to the City Manager the boarded up windows will soon be replaced with artistic murals. This will certainly be a nice improvement for the area and we look forward to the project

K-Lo Spring Fling

Congratulations to the Kennedy Longfellow Community School for once again hosting a very successful Spring Fling event.

The ECBA had a great presence there as well.  Thanks to Bob Salines of Pug's Bar and Grill for donating his popcorn and snow cone machines once again for the neighborhood event.

Hope to see even more ECBA members involved next year. Congrats to K-Lo Community School

Run and Ride @ Cambridgeside

On Sunday, July 31, 2011 children ages 5 to 15 years will be running and biking as part of Run & Ride @ CambridgeSide duathlon event.  Children are invited to compete in the second annual, kids only Cambridge duathlon taking place in and around CambridgeSide Galleria.

In February, Cambridge signed on to the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign, which aims to solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.  Run & Ride at CambridgeSide promotes active health and fitness for children.  This event is an innovative community collaboration between CambridgeSide Galleria, City of Cambridge, Cambridge Public Health Department, Cambridge Police Department, Cambridge Fire Department, baystateparent magazine and Endurance Coaching. The event features prizes, race t-shirts, giveaways, entertainment and fun for the whole family.  The race is free for all participants.

For more information, please email or call 617.621.8668.