We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. It was the perfect way to give an early welcome to summer in our neighborhood, with the ever-popular dunk tank, cotton candy, and, of course, a baby pig named Hercules!
In addition to being a joyful day in our neighborhood, the Community Fest was also an encouraging picture of collaborative community engagement: Schochet Companies at the Fresh Pond Apartments partnered to sponsor our petting zoo and volunteered their staff for the event, teens from Gately Youth Center did an awesome job DJing the event, and the Cambridge Health Alliance offered free health screenings. Furthermore, the Cambridge Police Department hosted an informational table and had several members of their team present to meet the community, and the Cambridge Fire Department was a quite a hit with the fire truck they brought for young neighbors to explore.
We enjoyed multicultural cuisine from local businesses and neighbors, and some of our South Asian neighbors adorned guests with beautiful henna designs and sold clothing from their cultures. The day ended with a live bluegrass concert on our very own “North Cambridge Tanglewood” by Emily Baker and friends.
We can’t wait until next year’s Community Fest!