– Photos by Max W. Lauf
The 2011 SomerStreets celebration kicked off last weekend with Carnaval @ SomerStreets and FossFest.
East Somerville Main Streets presented music by Marcus Santos AfroBrazil, Grupo Samurai, Dirty Water Brass Band, Dance and Fitness demos by World Rhythms, Vegetable Circus, local dancers and Fantasy Fuel.
Additional programming included the Villen Vibez hip hop open mic and dance competition organized by Teen Empowerment, a community drum circle, free samples from Broadway’s local restaurants, and activities for residents of all ages.
Mayor Curtatone kicked off the Carnaval.The FossFest stage at Foss Park offered music by Christopher Jenkins, Son del Sol, All of the Animals, The Novel Ideas and Barricades. The Open Air Circus was also in attendance, along with henna tattoo artists, craft vendors, and face painters.
The rescheduled Shape Up Somerville/Recreation Road Race took place before the Carnaval parade.