Next Week: 2 Steps to Making a Great Community



East Somerville Community Making Week
Help Build Your Community in Two Steps!

Step 1: Cross Street East Community Making Workshop

With Carnaval rapidly approaching, come out and prepare the street for an exciting temporary display that will be shown at Carnaval at the Cross Street East Community Making Workshop! The workshop will be a collaborative effort among citizens to help create and transform Cross Street East into a space where all members of the neighborhood can enjoy the community. The schedule of events goes as follows:
IMAGINE IT! Share your ideas on how to transform Cross Street East! Brainstorming session
May 28th, 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.
DO IT! Get your hands dirty & help put ideas into action with TWO building sessions
May 29th, 2:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. , 6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.
DO IT! Follow up on May 30th with more building sessions
May 30th, 3:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. – celebration to follow

This community making workshop is a partnership between East Somerville Main Streets & the City of Somerville Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development

Step 2: Attend Carnaval @ SomerStreets

WHERE: East Broadway
WHEN: Sunday, June 1st, 2014
TIME: 12-4 P.M.

Once you have helped re-envision Cross Street East, enjoy the place you’ve helped create through Carnaval @ SomerStreets! We take it to the streets to show off the unique flavor of East Somerville. For 4 years thousands have enjoyed food, music and culture from around the world in a 360 degree experience for the whole family. This year the fun gets even better with music and dance on THREE stages, arts and crafts, sports and martial arts, local ethnic food, dance demos and more!

Acts include…
Marcus Santos and AfroBrazil
Duppy Conquerors
Hot Sauce Blues Jam
PHA Drum Line
On Stage Dance
El Sistema Somerville
Dirty Water Brass Band
Meta Dance
The Pennies
Afro D All Starz

The Carnaval @ Somerville Streets is organized in partnership by the City of Somerville and East Somerville Main Streets as part of the City’s open streets initiative where streets are closed to cars and open to you! This is East funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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