The Harvard Senior Picnic — with the appropriate theme of “Summer in the City” — will be at 11 a.m. Aug. 4, Mayor David P. Maher and Drew Gilpin Faust, president of Harvard University, announced this week.

The event is planned for historic Harvard Yard, between Memorial Church and the Widener Library.

This event brings hundreds of Cambridge seniors together for an afternoon of food, entertainment and conversation. “I am looking forward to spending the day with Cambridge’s seniors. The MIT Senior Picnic in May was a great success, and we are looking forward to a great day in Harvard Yard, a truly beautiful location for this event,”  Maher said.

Seniors are invited to arrive at 10:30 a.m.; a “summer-themed” lunch will be served an hour later.

Tickets, which are required, are available at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave.; the North Cambridge Senior Center, 2050 Massachusetts Ave.; from local community school coordinators; or from the mayor’s office, on the second floor of City Hall in Central Square. There is a limit of one ticket per person.

Bus transportation to the event — strongly recommended because of the lack of parking in the area around Harvard Yard — is free for ticket holders from community schools, both Senior Centers and designated senior housing complexes. All ticket holders planning to use bus transportation should return the bottom portion of the ticket to a community school coordinator or to the Senior Center.

For information, call (617) 349-4321 or, if rain is expected, (617) 349-4324; or click here.

This post was written from a press release.