Tufts University hosts 16th annual Tufts Community Day

Annual festival celebrates university’s relationship with Medford, Somerville communities

Crowds enjoy the festivities at Community Day 2017. (Paul Rutherford for Tufts University)

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. (Sept. 6, 2018)—Tufts University, in cooperation with the cities of Medford and Somerville, will host the 16th annual Community Day festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held rain or shine on the Tufts University Academic Green in the center of the Medford/Somerville campus.

This annual event is a wonderful opportunity for neighbors, residents and families of the cities to explore the work and accomplishments of community organizations and city departments. Live performances include dance, song, music and a street band parade by the School of Honk. Student artists will provide face painting, caricature drawing and craft activities. A free BBQ lunch and refreshments will be served.

Highlights include:

Medford community groups such as Medford Arts Council, Medford Family Network, Medford Girl Scouts and Zonta Club of Medford;

Somerville community groups such as Somerville Garden Club, Historic Somerville, Somerville YMCA and Somerville Museum;

Tufts programs such as Tufts University School of Dental Medicine’s Smile Squad, Tufts Society of Women Engineers, Tytell Laboratory and Resumed Education for Adult Learning (REAL);

Live performances by song, dance and theater groups including the School of Honk and Tufts student groups the Jackson Jills, Beelzebubs and Jumbo Raas; and

Children’s activities such as face-painting, crafts, story time with Tufts Traveling Treasure Trunk and “Kidditch” (Quidditch for kids).

Free garage parking is available directly behind the event location in the Dowling Hall Garage at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford.

Please see http://cday.tufts.edu for additional event details.

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