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Actors’ Shakespeare Project Stages Richard III in Harvard Square

Continuing its season of “The Downfall of the Despots,” Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) kicks off 2018 with Richard III, William Shakespeare’s stunning portrait of Machiavellian genius and the murderous quest for absolute power. Under the direction of Resident Acting Company member Robert Walsh***, the original “game of thrones” comes alive in an intimate staging at […]


Actors’ Shakespeare Project Stages Richard III in Harvard Square

Continuing its season of “The Downfall of the Despots,” Actors’ Shakespeare Project (ASP) kicks off 2018 with Richard III, William Shakespeare’s stunning portrait of Machiavellian genius and the murderous quest for absolute power. Under the direction of Resident Acting Company member Robert Walsh***, the original “game of thrones” comes alive in an intimate staging at […]


Winter Carnival Kicks Off in Harvard Square

Harvard Square kicks off months of programming designed to bring people to the neighborhood during the coldest months of the year today, promising a whole host of events including a chocolate festival, a chili cook-off, and celebrations for the Chinese New Year. “You take all of those things and you put them together and you realize, […]


Passim Awards Grants to Local Musicians

Passim doled out $42,000 this winter to musicians with ties to New England as part of its annual effort to help artists advance their careers. The Harvard Square-based nonprofit’s Iguana Music Fund is designed to enrich local communities by supporting musicians and making it easier to be a full-time artist. “It’s really to help the […]


Furnishing Hope Finds a New Home

Furnishing Hope, a nonprofit that works with recently housed families to make sure they have the essential furniture for their homes, is moving into Harvard Square this month. Furnishing Hope works with several agencies in Greater Boston to identify people who are transitioning out of homelessness or situations involving domestic violence. When people are in […]


Harvard Square Celebrates 39th Annual Oktoberfest

Harvard Square’s Oktoberfest first came together in 1978 thanks to Frank Cardullo, owner of traditional German restaurant Wurtshaus. The restaurant would have celebrated 100 years this year, but after its closing in 1996, the Oktoberfest serves as the restaurant’s legacy and the Cambridge German community’s pride. The early festivals maintained strict adherence to old world […]


Businesses Petition City Council for Changes to Harvard Square

The Harvard Square Business Association has submitted a policy order to the City Council that it says would increase foot traffic and help businesses in the square. The policy order explains that despite the vibrancy of Harvard Square, many businesses have found it impossible to stay in business—Fire + Ice, Schoenhof’s Foreign Books, wagamama, and […]


PARK(ing) Day Reinvents City’s Parking Spots

What could a city do with all the space that’s dedicated to parking? That’s the driving question behind PARK(ing) Day, an international event where cities transform their metered parking spots into public spaces ranging from mini parks to libraries to concerts. Cambridge will reinvent 127 parking spots on Sept. 15, allowing 55 groups to set […]