Oct 11, 2013
FINAL 2013 “SOMERSTREETS”: SOMERVILLE AVE. SUN. 10/20
“Monster Mashed-Up @ SomerStreets” includes costume parade, chainsaw pumpkin carving, Oktoberfest and more.
SOMERVILLE - The City of Somerville will host the final
event in the 2013 SomerStreets series with a celebration along Somerville
Avenue on Sunday, October 20, from noon to 4 p.m. "Monster
Mashed-Up @ SomerStreets" will feature a costume parade for residents of
all ages, 100-pound pumpkins carved by chainsaw artists, Oktoberfest, Milk Row
Cemetery tour, live
entertainment, craft fair and more along Somerville Ave. from Union Square to Wilson Square.
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, fresh foods, and reconnecting with neighborhoods and
businesses and their unique cultural elements in a thriving urban environment.
Along Somerville Ave.,
activities include but are not limited to:
- Hay Rides along Somerville Ave.
Sponsors for Monster
Mashed-Up include: Union Square Main Streets, Bull McCabe's, Machu Picchu,
Sally O'Brien's, Riverdog Daycare & Pet Supplies, Artisan's Asylum,
Brooklyn Boulders and Assembly Row
To accommodate the event and to assure public safety for
attendees and for motorists, the following traffic pattern will be in place on
Sunday, October 20:
Parking on either side of Somerville Avenue (Washington Street to Lowell
Street) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Street closed to all vehicles from 10 a.m. to 6
streets leading onto Somerville Avenue will temporarily be converted to two-way
traffic to allow residents to get to and from their homes.
going to St. Anthony's Church or Market Basket should enter on Dane Street via
routes 83 and 87 will be rerouted from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.
All SomerStreets events run from noon to 4 p.m., rain or
shine. If you have any questions, please
contact Carlene Campbell-Hegarty at 857-523-9017.