Somerville’s Annual Summer Celebrations Schedule Announced

Family Fun Day, Fireworks and more planned for Summer 2019.

SOMERVILLE – “Summertime in Somerville” officially kicks off with the annual Family Fun Day event on Saturday, June 22, from noon to 4 p.m. at Trum Field (rain date June 23). Summertime in Somerville events run from June until September with a variety of free events open to people of all ages. Following Family Fun Day, the City will host its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at Trum Field on Thursday, June 27 (rain date June 28), beginning with live entertainment at 6:30 p.m.

Family Fun Day at Trum Field will feature free, family-friendly programming including a community BBQ, train rides, children’s activities, face painting, music, and more.

On Thursday, June 27, live entertainment at Trum Field will begin at 6:30 p.m. and include performances by the USO Metropolitan New York Performers, and local Disco-Funk band Booty Vortex, leading up to a 30-minute fireworks display at approximately 9:15 p.m.

To ensure public safety and pedestrian access to events, traffic and parking restrictions will be in place as follows:

Family Fun Day

· Franey Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10am – 5pm.

Fireworks

· Broadway
o No parking from Cedar St to Charles E. Ryan Rd. (East-bound) 8 a.m. – midnight.
o No parking from Ball Square to Magoun Square, 4 p.m. to midnight. Street closed from 5 p.m. to midnight.
· Cedar Street
o No parking 8 a.m. to midnight. Streets closed 4:30pm to midnight.
· Franey Road
o No parking & street closed, 3 p.m. to midnight.
· Charles E. Ryan Road
o No parking 8 a.m. to midnight. Access for abutters only from 4-6 p.m. Street closed to all traffic 6 p.m. to midnight.
· MBTA Buses 80 & 89 re-routed from 5 p.m. to midnight. See www.mbta.com for full detour information.

Due to the large crowds and loud noise associated with the Fireworks Celebration, the City recommends that attendees leave pets at home and not bring unnecessary bags or backpacks. All bags and backpacks are subject to inspection. For more information, please call 311 (or 617-666-3311), or visit www.somervillema.gov.

The Ball Square Bridge Hopper, a free shuttle to help passengers navigate the Broadway bridge closure, will be running from 7 to 10 p.m. during the Fireworks celebration. The shuttle will run on a continuous loop between Boston Ave. at Broadway and the CVS in Magoun Square. Search “Bridge Hopper” in your smartphone’s app store to download the app, which will show you where the shuttle is on its route. Please note that the app will display the typical weekday stops and not this revised route. Use the Bridge Hopper to get through the road detours and access local businesses in Ball Square and Magoun Square.

The full summer events lineup can be found at www.somervillema.gov.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.

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