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June 19, 2010 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Rescheduled Spring Cleanup to Join SomerStreets, Joe’s Jazz and Blues Festival and Family Fun Day on Saturday, June 19th; SomerStreets will be Held along Broadway, Powderhouse Boulevard

SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that the City’s second SomerStreets event will be held on Saturday, June 19th in conjunction with Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest, the annual Family Fun Day, and the rescheduled Citywide Spring Cleanup.

“The first SomerStreets event along Shore Drive in May was a tremendous success, and with a variety of upcoming summer events, this is another great opportunity to celebrate the Somerville community through arts and music,” Mayor Curtatone said.  “With community-oriented, family-friendly activities throughout the day, I hope this will serve not only as another celebration, but also a way to meet residents and community members from all of our neighborhoods and squares, and from all ethnic backgrounds.”

The day’s full schedule is as follows:

10:00 am:

  • Various Locations: Spring Cleanup begins.

12:00 pm:

  • Trum Field: Community BBQ
  • Trum Field: Family Fun Day begins
  • Broadway from Magoun Square to NAVE Gallery: SomerStreets begins.
  • Powderhouse Park: Joe’s Jazz & Blues Fest begins

The Spring Cleanup, originally scheduled for May 8th, will be held from 10am-noon at various locations throughout the City.  The community BBQ following the Cleanup will be moved from Nunziato Field to Trum Field, in conjunction with Family Fun Day, from noon-5:00 pm.  SomerStreets will take place along Broadway from Magoun Square to the Powderhouse rotary, and along Powderhouse Boulevard to the NAVE Gallery from noon-5:00 pm, and the second annual Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest will also kick off on the 19th with live concerts in Powderhouse Park from noon-8:00 pm.

SomerStreets is an extension of Shape Up Somerville that closes sections of roads within the city offering programming along the route while promoting active living with programs for bicyclists, walkers, and pedestrians of all ages.  Similar programs will be held each month throughout the summer, in different Somerville neighborhoods.

Parking restrictions, street closures, and bus detours will apply on several streets in the Magoun Square, Ball Square, and Powderhouse neighborhoods, and all affected residents and businesses will be notified in advance.

Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest is a week-long concert series beginning on June 19th at Powderhouse Park, and featuring entertainment by the Ben Powell Quartet, Peter Parcek 3, the Somerville High School band and others.  The kickoff concert is free and open to all members of the public.  Additional concerts are scheduled throughout the week at various indoor locations, including Bloc 11, Johnny D’s, Sally O’Briens and Precinct.  For the full concert lineup, visit www.somervilleartscouncil.org/10_joesbluesfest.htm.

For a list of Spring Cleanup locations, street closures or for more information about SomerStreets activities and Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest, please visit www.somervillema.gov, or contact Director of Community Relations, Carlene Campbell at 617-625-6600 ext. 2615.


June 19, 2010
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Trum Field/Broadway