Join us for our first SomerStreets event emerging from Covid.
SomerStreets: Carnaval returns shaking up East Somerville! SomerStreets will kick off the 2021 season for in a post-pandemic format in order to continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community!
This year Carnaval will be a series of smaller events across two days. Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th.
Join East Somerville Main Streets, our curator and producer. We are requesting that you "register" for free tickets (a way we can guage the crowds.)
SomerStreets Carnaval, Weekend Edition's schedule includes the following:
Saturday, June 5th
11 AM: Fabville & Fab Foundation presents Carnaval Mask Making (Virtual) Workshop
2 PM: Salsa Dance Instruction by Salsa y Control Dance Company at East Branch Library
3 PM: Salsa Music by Monolo Mairena at East Branch Library
6 PM: After party: Enjoy Dinner & Mariachi Music at Rincon Mexicano
Sunday, June 6th
11 AM: Live music by Lechuga Fresca at the East Somerville Market at Deano’s Pasta
2 PM: Samba Dance Instruction by SambaViva at the East Branch Library
3 PM: Samba Music by Grupo Camarote at the East Branch Library
6 PM: After party: Enjoy Dinner & Music by singer Edlaine Faria at Gauchao Brazilian Cuisine
This event is FREE & open to the public!
SomerStreets is the City of Somerville’s take on the internationally-renowned Open Streets concept, closing busy city streets to vehicles, and opening them up for cycling, walking, dancing, running, and other modes of activity. Through SomerStreets, the City and its community partners aim to promote and encourage easy access to physical activity, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment.
SomerStreets builds on the Shape Up Somerville healthy living initiative. Similar open streets events take place all around the world, providing space normally taken up by automobile traffic for people to be more active.
SomerStreets is an annual series that takes places on Sundays during the summer and fall.