Photos by Frank Santangelo 

The Final SomerStreets of 2015 included costume parade, power tool pumpkin carving, Oktoberfest and more.

This Sunday, residents flocked to Somerville Avenue for the annual Monster Mashed-Up @ SomerStreets event, the final installment of the City’s annual SomerStreets open streets series. The event was free and was open to residents of all ages.
The event took place from noon to 4 p.m., the celebration along Somerville Avenue featured a costume parade & contest for residents of all ages, 150-pound pumpkins carved by artists using power tools, an Oktoberfest beer garden area, Milk Row Cemetery tours, three stages of live music, skateboarding extravaganza, interactive activities and more, from Washington Street to Lowell Street. 
SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s took on the internationally renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, fresh foods, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment.


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