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Somerville Open Studio (SOS) Group tour - Updated 4.24/2019 by Biagio Getting around by FREE Trolley service from 12 noon to 5:30PM. FREE parking at Joy Street Art Studios parking Lot +outside on Joy Street itself. Somerville Open Studios (SOS) Visit Somerville's Diverse + Vibrant Art Community. 300+ artists. See emerging artists working on fine art styles/media including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass, fiber, jewelry, furniture and ceramics. SOS link https://www.somervilleopenstudios.org/ ====================================================== Park cars/get off T stop. ..11:30AM meet at 86 Joy St Somerville parking lot -Group introductions, meet your fellow art lover for 5 minutes. I'll explain what we'll be doing for 5 hours, including what to see/not see, important tips to maximize your Art Experience, how SOS art weekends works 5-10 minutes. 11:50AM Board Trolley - If you come late there'll be NO way to find us. We can’t wait, sorry. Please come early as we’re going to look +enjoy ART not wait for latecomers. Getting around, using FREE Trolley service. Available 12 noon to 5:30PM to help visitors get around. FREE parking at Joy Street Art Studios parking Lot and outside on Joy Street itself Free Trolley (Stops are by Letters, # number Art Building ID on Map) A. (#78) Joy St Studios, 86 Joy St (Start Here to meet the Group and hop on free trolley) (20 minutes) J. (#45) Arts at Armory 191 Highland Ave. (Try to get off near here? ..Or where Lowell St intersects Highland Ave) 15+ Artists Here (20 minutes) if no trolley walk to the next stop since it close 10 -15 minute walk! K. (#52) Somerville Museum Avon Street at Central Street (see Sample Art from all Artists) (10 minutes) (#53) Central Street Studios, 57 Central St to see more Artist in this Art building location (20 minutes) L. Dane St at Tyler St, near (#62) Artisan's Asylum 10 Tyler St (30 minutes) O. (#79) Brickbottom Artist Building, end of Joy St at Fitchburg St, tour the 10+ Artists here (20 minutes) A. Walk back to (#78) Joy St Studios, 86 Joy St, tour the 20+ Artists here (End Here) (20 minutes) My goal is to end at Trolley Stop A here at 4:30PM or sooner! ========================================================= Disclaimer: Please realize there are over 300 Artist to see in all which would take about 300 hours to see. I’m trying to fit this into 5 hours in 1 day. If you get tired and need to rest we’ll understand, but we will not wait too for you. I’ll try you budget in some rest stops. Saturday is a long day 6 hour day so please wear comfy shoes (Sneakers) and be prepared to walk a lot inside and outside!.... I realized we skip many of the cool, smaller Artists which sucks, but we only have time to see so many on Saturday. Plan on seeing Vernon St on Sunday for 2-3 hours and then if you have time hit the smaller Artists too. We’ll play it by ear and I’ll listen to any ideas. Lastly, take time to enjoy the art!
A few weeks ago I test drove the Tesla Model X (https://www.tesla.com/) and it was exceptional fun. Let's test drive the X and S. We'll take turns and take out a few cars. Required: you must reserve your spot on Tesla's Boston website. Learn more: https://www.tesla.com/drive Please book your spot so that you can join us. Please book for either 12pm or 12:30 whichever you choose. They only have a couple Tesla's (https://www.tesla.com/) that we can test-drive so please reserve your spot. They fill up many weeks in advance. This is a one-time celebration and a great time. We hope you can join us, :) Josh and friends
The Fun Dodgeballs have been going so well and I have had so much interest, that it is now a monthly event on Saturdays(This is our 26th now), so come join in on the fun, no experience necessary, bring Family, Friends, Co-Workers! Check-in will start promptly at 7:30pm and we will get started at 7:45pm and finish around 9:15pm. Fun Dodgeball will be located on the Cambridge/Somerville Line and near the Red Line inbetween Davis Square and Porter Square Stops.(It is about a 10 Minute Walk from Davis(1/2 Mile)(Parking on Haskell Street 30 spots on left side by school and entrance to gym there as well) Again, All Levels are Welcome this is a fun Dodgeball social atmosphere not the same as the dodgeball you may have played growing up or the movie. We will be playing against each other and having a fun time. Dodgeball is a lot of fun, so be sure to join us. It doesn't matter if you haven't played since you were a kid, everyone is welcome to participate and have fun! I will be bringing some special snacks and water just for this dodgeball. You can pay in advance at: https://may-2019-fun-dodgeball.eventbrite.com or $10 Cash at the Door(Bring your $1's, $5's, or $10's) I will be bringing some special snacks and water just for this dodgeball. Please look for David inside the entrance or on the gym, if you need help finding us, please call[masked]. This will be a joint event with several meet up groups. After Fun Dodgeball we will head to: Joe Sent Me 2388 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA If for some reason you can not make it please change your RVSP to no, thank you!
I thought that now would be a good time to visit Mount Auburn Cemetery since everything will be in full spring bloom! Please Note: Mount Auburn is a New England’s "Garden Cemetery" and it is on the list as one of the country’s if not the World’s Best Garden Cemetery. Mount Auburn Cemetery is a National Historic Landmark and is one of the country's most significant cultural landscapes. Founded in 1831, it was the first large-scale designed landscape open to the public in USA. Today its beauty, historical associations and horticultural collections are internationally renowned. Its impressive collection of over 5,000 trees, thousands of shrubs and herbaceous plants weave through 175 acres of hills, dells, ponds, woodlands and clearings. Landscape reflects different styles ranging from Victorian-era plantings to contemporary gardens, from natural woodlands to formal ornamental gardens, and from sweeping vistas through majestic trees to small enclosed spaces. A variety of maps +materials about the Cemetery are available at the Entrance Gate and in the Cemetery office. Wonderful view of Boston and Cambridge from Washington Tower in Mt. Auburn Cemetery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/point08/sets/72157600645503795/ Special notes: Visitors are allowed to drive in the Cemetery and may park on any roads without a green line. Bicycles and motorcycles are not permitted, but may be parked at the Entrance Gate area. Etiquette: Mount Auburn is still an active burial place. It is a sacred site, and visitors are expected to behave appropriately. Pets are NOT permitted. Recreational activities such as picnicking, jogging, and rollerblading are not permitted. Gravestones are fragile. Please do not touch them. Gravestone rubbing is prohibited. Photographing funerals is prohibited. Meet Biagio 300 feet past main gate and to the right of Visitor Center (big reddish brown building)., Don't forget to buy $1 Map out front! Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Auburn_Cemetery Directions: http://www.mountauburn.org/visit_participate/directions.cfm Oh and yes this is T Accessible (MBTA or Public Transportation as you may call it) At Harvard Square Station (Red Line), take either the Watertown Square or Waverley Square trolley (#71 or #73). Get off on Mount Auburn Street at Aberdeen Avenue. Cross Mount Auburn Street to the Entrance Gate. (Check schedules on the MBTA website.)