Harvard Square Business Association
March 2021 Newsletter
News/Deals/Events
Harvard Go Bragh
The Harvard Square Business Association welcomes you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the square, virtually or in person. On March 17th, we’re all Irish! 
More information available here.
DEALS
New Client Special, 30 days of unlimited barre & yoga virtually and in-studio for only $39. Use promo code FRIENDS10 at checkout.
Special: 
Ear points for stress, fatigue and a busy head. 
A relaxed 45-minute session

$55.00 (or 3 sessions pkg, save $15.00).

CDC regulations. Must wear a mask.
Mention you heard about us through harvardsquare.com and book DIRECTLY with us, and choose from our collection of Gift Cards for your dining pleasure.
3/14 through 3/27

Receive a FREE 5 piece gift set spend when you spend $55 at Origins!

Plus, receive a free full-size moisturizer when you spend $85.
Events
ONCE IN VALHALLA: RAGNAROK
March 13th

Grendel's Den has partnered with ONCE Somerville to provide food and drinks for Once In Valhalla.

Normally this would be a 10-course Viking feast with live acting and a lot of togetherness, but this year, the fates had different plans for us. This time our Viking adventure will be brought to us virtually, but it doesn't mean you need to miss out on feasting! More information available here.
Longy Gala
Longy School of Music of Bard College - Virtual Gala Celebration
 
On Monday, March 15th, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., the Longy School of Music at Bard College will hold its Virtual Gala Celebration. The evening will begin with a virtual Bernstein Award reception, honoring the legacy of Ellis Marsalis, Jr. (1934–2020), and will continue on to the Gala Celebration at 8:00 p.m., which will include the official presentation of the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award for the Elevation of Music in Society. Marsalis’ passion for education and his lasting effects on the world of jazz will be explored in a conversation with Jamie Bernstein, Wynton Marsalis, and Ellis Marsalis III at the reception.
 
Longy invites you to join the festivities with a special discounted ticket. Reserve tickets by clicking “Tickets” at longy.edu/gala. When selecting ticket types, click on the link in the upper left corner that says “enter promo code.” Use code “HSBA” to receive $100 “Friends of Longy” access to the exclusive Bernstein Award Reception and the Gala Celebration
 
The 2021 Longy School of Music Gala will also highlight the school’s activities during the last year, with a focus on its work to make the field of music more equitable and accessible. Attendees will get a firsthand look at how Longy students and faculty have continued to make music in spite of the year’s challenges. The program includes several special performances, featured stories, and behind-the-scenes footage.
 
This event will benefit the Longy School of Music’s Access for Equity Campaign, which provides scholarships, fellowships, and support for social change initiatives. So far, the campaign has raised $212,000 to help students break through barriers and achieve their goals in music and social projects alike.
 
For more information the gala or the school’s programs, contact Emily Arkin at 617.831.1759 or earkin@longy.edu.
The Smoke Shop BBQ
Virtual Irish Whiskey Tasting & BBQ Dinner
March 16th | $65

The Smoke Shop BBQ hosts an interactive cocktail demo, Irish whiskey tasting and BBQ dinner with special guest Alex Thibault from West Cork Distillers. We will be getting together via Zoom and tasting through a special selection of some of Ireland’s best whiskeys while learning a little bit about the brand and culture… all while enjoying our delicious ‘cue!
Cambridge Center for Adult Education Classes

Saturday | Mar. 20 | 4 - 6 pm | $50
When we talk about Indian street food, we’ll think about Mumbai as the center of Indian street food full of carts on the street. We’ll be making two different famous Indian Frankies, also known as Kathi rolls. We’ll make paneer Kathi rolls, a warm, flaky, (readymade) paratha filled with spicy paneer with gravy, mint chutney, and caramelized onions. Then, we’ll finish up with a veggie frankie filled with potato kebabs, mint chutney, and pickled onions. Before we roll, we’ll sprinkle some cheese! You are welcome to cook along in this online class or just watch and learn. The list of ingredients needed will be sent prior to the class along with the Zoom link.
Instructor: Pooja Bhatia

Monday | Mar. 22 | 7:15 pm
An evening of poetry with Selma Asotic, Sarah Audsley, Chibuihe Obi, and Heather Treseler, author of Parturition. Admission is $3.

Saturday | Mar. 27 | 10:30 - 11:30 am | $30
In Zisolhouse farm, fresh ingredients are the key elements to make delicious and nutritious food and wine. Almonds were cultivated in Sicily before BC and have a reputation for its sweetness. Let’s have a quick tour of this farm and learn how to make almond milk from scratch. You’ll experience the huge difference between homemade almond milk and a store-bought one. Fabio and Annarella will share their perspectives about sustainability of almond farming and their family recipes from the medieval time to cook with almond pulps. This is truly sustainable farming with zero-waste.
Revels Spring Sing: A Free Family Celebration of the Vernal Equinox.
Sunday, March 21 at 5:00pm ET on Facebook Live!

Spring is in the air! That means Revels is gearing up for our annual celebration of the Vernal Equinox!

Revels launched Spring Sing more than 25 years ago to celebrate the spring equinox in song and poetry. This year’s theme is “Renewal” and includes song and poetry with uplifting and hopeful energy and excellent singalong potential. In addition, two young poets will be reciting their own poems, written expressly for this year’s Spring Sing.

Featured song leaders include Revels Artist in Residence David Coffin, musicians Sayida Rivers, Derek Burrows, Natty Smith and Erika Roderick, and Revels acting Music Director George Emlen. (George will also host the event.) Two pairs of young sisters – one from Ireland – will also lead us in song.
Spring Sing is a free virtual event and is supported, in part, by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

COST: FREE! More information available here.
"Nature As Artist"
A Free, Self-Guided, Virtual Tour of the Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History and Harvard Museums of Science & Culture present a new self-guided, virtual tour along the theme of "Nature as Artist." 

Nature has long inspired we humans to imagine and create art. Dancers, designers, musicians, painters, and sculptors – they are all found in the natural world. Embark on this journey through the exhibit galleries of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, where we will reveal intriguing, and often surprising, sources of creativity and connection between the realms of nature and art.
 
Learn about crystallized color by looking at an elbaite tourmaline specimen from our mineral gallery, marvel at a Blaschka glass model of an apricot branch in the Glass Flowers gallery and Blaschka-made glass sea anemones in the Sea Creatures gallery. Visit the honeybees in the arthropods exhibit and discover how they achieve mastery in the architecture of their hives. Get to know a Triceratops fossil, African pangolin, and Indian Peafowl, and the coordinated movement of schooling fish. Sing with the whales in the Great Mammal Hall and recreate Peter and the Wolf in the New England Forests Exhibit.
Looking for a way to fight hunger this spring? Join Food For Free's team on Sunday, May 2nd for the 53rd annual (virtual) Walk for Hunger! A long-loved event, Project Bread’s Walk For Hunger has helped provide over 1 billion meals to hungry people and has been a vehicle to raise funds to support and expand community solutions to hunger throughout the state. Through Project Bread's Commonwealth Program, 60% of the money raised by the Food For Free Team will go directly to Food For Free. The other 40% will go to the Walk Fund which helps fund food programs across the state.
 
Our Mission: Food For Free improves access to healthy food within our community by rescuing food that would otherwise go to waste, strengthening the community food system, and creating new distribution channels to reach under-served populations. Food For Free envisions a future where everyone in our community—regardless of age, income or ability—has consistent access to fresh, healthy, delicious food.

There is no registration fee or fundraising minimum required. Please spread the word to family and friends...all are welcome to join Team Food For Free and raise funds. Because of the virtual nature of the event, you can really do whatever you would like...walk, run, ride a bike, dance...it's up to you!

REGISTER HERE to be a part of Team Food For Free. 
News

Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA) and its members, Y2YTrinity Property Management and The Sinclair (a division of AEG Worldwide) in partnership with Cambridge Community Fridge, installed Harvard Square’s first ‘Fridge in the Square”. 

The Harvard Square Business Association is excited to announce the creation of an online auction to help support ‘Fridge in the Square‘.

For more information and to make a bid, click here.

Across the US, the UK and Australia, the month of March is celebrated as Women’s History Month. Each year, the Harvard Square Business Association commemorates Women’s History Month by proudly publishing an annual list of women business owners and directors, as well as political, civic, academic, cultural and non-profit leaders from across the Square and across our great city. For the full list please click here.
Winter Dine Out Week - Harvard Square
DINE OUT OR TAKE OUT: MARCH 14 - 28, 2021
Lunch $25 | Dinner $38
Harvest is a culinary landmark specializing in using fresh, local products to create an American-inspired menu.
View the menu and make reservations here.
44 Brattle Street, 617-868-2255

Lunch $25 | Dinner $28
Fresh and honest. Chef Peter Davis has created a cozy, comfortable restaurant at Henrietta'sTable, which honors the culinary bounty of New England.
View the menu and make reservations here.
1 Bennett Street, 617-661-5005

Dinner $38
Russell House is a New American Tavern serving seasonally changing, classic American fare with contemporary influences, carefully designed cocktails and a resolute selection of wines and local craft beers.
View the menu and make reservations here.
14 JFK Street, 617-500-3055
The Cambridge-Ellis School at 80 Trowbridge Street, a 15 minute walk from the heart of Harvard Square, has limited places available in the French and Spanish groups for our Summer 2021 program. Children ages 2-6 experience joyful play steeped in nature, arts, and language immersion with highly experienced early childhood educators who are native speakers. Our beautiful, spacious playgrounds offer vast opportunities for active adventures and refreshing water play! The children also take weekly walks to nearby green spaces. Since September, the Cambridge-Ellis School has been open for in-person learning and we continue to observe all health and safety regulations and precautions under the guidance of our team of medical advisers.

The Summer program runs from June 14- July 2 (Session A) and July 6- July 23 (Session B.) We offer half-day schedule until noon, or full-day schedule until 3:00 pm. Register here.
Cambridge Science Festival
Call for entries is open!

Cambridge Science Festival is looking for small businesses, companies, organizations, labs and STEAM professionals to share cool science with the Cambridge community, from cocktails to cancer research, trivia to technology. We’ll be celebrating all things STEAM for the entire month of April under the banner of 30 Days of Science. Schedule a meeting with the CSF team to brainstorm how your group can connect with the community in meaningful ways!

CSF invites the community to take the 30 Days of Science Challenge this April! Sign up today! Each day, CSF will share a simple prompt with content and events developed exclusively by the Cambridge Science Festival community. Spend a few minutes a day exploring the offerings, connecting with cool scientists, & learning new things! Take the pledge — share your discoveries, fun facts, & new questions through #30DaysofScience.

Calling all kids ages 5-14! Cambridge Science Festival dares you to take the Curiosity Challenge! You’re naturally curious, just like scientists. We want to know what you’re curious about! Tell us! Show us!
Thursdays and Fridays noon-5PM.

Continue to enjoy virtual poetry readings.

March 18, 2021 with Andrea Cohen and Gail Mazur

April 22, 2021 with Prageeta Sharma, Peter Filkins, and Lawrence Raab
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Spring Classes & Workshop Registration
Passim's Spring I semester is on sale and starts up NEXT WEEK! Keep scrolling for an overview of classes or browse and register for the Spring I Semester here!

We know you're going to love our offerings for the spring: we've got a new class dedicated to the songs of The Band (led by the fab. Avi Salloway of Billy Wylder) and a new course called Intro to Vocal Jazz and Improvisation with Robbie Pate. Check out the full list online here. Stay tuned for workshop announcements! We've currently got a mandolin workshop with Jacob Jolliff, formerly of Joy Kills Sorrow and Yonder Mountain Stringband. As always, there may be edits or additions to the list as we go along.
Open Auditions
On Thursday, March 25, and Sunday, April 11, Saint Paul's Choir School will offer in-person Open Auditions.

This is an exciting opportunity for boys and families who are interested in Saint Paul's Choir School. Any boy can join us at the school for a 5-10 minute audition and his family can hear immediate feedback from the Director of Music. All parties must wear a mask.

To sign up, find the registration form on our website's homepage.

More about Saint Paul's:
Saint Paul’s Choir School places boys in Grades 3-8 in the heart of Catholicism’s rich traditions of choral music, classical liberal arts education, and timeless liturgical celebrations. During these ages, boys have a natural treble voice, a role only they can sing! Our school seeks this potential from boys just like yours and builds his mastery of it. Your son might not know he has this gift – now is the time for him to audition! Our classical liberal arts curriculum celebrates the good, the true, and the beautiful of each subject. Classes such as Latin and music theory enhance the music program’s vocal training; writing workshop and rhetoric form boys into exceptional young men who communicate with polished grace and clarity. If you think your son has a beautiful voice, we would like to hear it!

HSBA Member Spotlight

BroadBand specializes in nuanced producing and multi-perspective program design, sophisticated project management, and strategic organizational development. We are passionate about artistic work that bridges the local and global, illuminates unexpected connections, and broadens perspectives.
 
With over 50 years of combined experience working at the intersection of artistic creation, learning and culture, BroadBand is fundamentally about the power of three different perspectives to support and enlarge possibilities for artists and communities. We use elastic and flexible thinking, the ability to move between cultures, and enthusiasm and dedication to problem solving and forging unexpected connections.  
 
BroadBand was created by Cristin Canterbury Bagnall, Sara Stackhouse and Lori Taylor to meet the complex needs of artists, organizations and institutions who need an experienced team to help them design, connect with and navigate multi-faceted projects, a new context or next strategic move. BroadBand helps artists and organizations thrive.

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