Community BBQ to be Held at Blessing of the Bay Boat House Following Cleanup, at Noon
Please join Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone for the annual Somerville Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – noon at several locations throughout the city. The annual cleanup is sponsored by Comcast, and this year Comcast will also partner with Groundwork Somerville for a cleanup at three additional sites, as well as the SomerGreen Festival to be held at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive following the Cleanup. A rain date has been set for Sunday, April 28. Volunteers should meet a ward captain at 10:00 a.m. at the following locations:
WARD 1: Cross Street Senior Center
Zero New Washington Street (OLRA)
WARD 2: Union Square Parking Lot @ SCAT Building
Albert F. Argenziano School @ Lincoln Park
South Street Farm, 100 South Street
WARD 3: Somerville High School Concourse
Nunziato Field, Vinal Avenue (OLRA)
WARD 4: Blessing of the Bay Boat House, Shore Drive
WARD 5: Community Path @ Cedar St
Albion Street Park
WARD 6: Davis Square, Statue Park
WARD 7: Dilboy Field, pool parking lot
Participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt, light snack, and a Mayor’s Fitness Challenge Coupon Book. This is also an opportunity for Mayor’s Fitness Challenge participants to earn an extra point toward their individual and team total.
Following the Cleanup, all participants are invited to attend the SomerGreen Festival, sponsored by Groundwork Somerville and Comcast, to be held at the Blessing of the Bay Boat House on Shore Drive from noon to 2:00 p.m. The Festival will feature a community BBQ, opportunities to learn about agricultural and green initiatives, a scavenger hunt and other family-friendly events along the Mystic River.
“We’re excited to be part of this event. We’ll be building, painting, planting, cleaning and more at the Groundwork sites like the South Street Farm. This is a good chance to get in on the ground floor of Urban Agriculture in the City, and you will help Groundwork raise some money just by showing up,” said Executive Director of Groundwork Somerville, Chris Mancini.
The City of Somerville is currently accepting donations for the event, including cleaning supplies, rakes, gloves and garbage bags. For more information about participating in the Clean-Up or making a donation, please contact Anna Ciccariello-Sherwood at 617-625-6600 x 2600.