The 2020 Cambridge Arts River Festival scheduled for June 6 has been canceled. The funds that would have been used to produce it has been contributed to the Cambridge Artist Relief Fund, and an online “Cambridge Arts Stream Festival” is planned instead.
Twenty-five bands from as far away as Brazil and Berlin strutted their stuff down Massachusetts Avenue from Somerville to Cambridge on Sunday, dancing, shouting and, well, honking as part of the year’s Honk! events and Oktoberfest.
Two events this weekend celebrate women of color and other underrepresented peoples, starting with educator Maria Baldwin at Women’s Equality Day in Boston, and finishing with the first Black, Brown & Queer Festival in Somerville’s Union Square.
Everything from children’s puppet shows to African drumming, opera and traditional Irish jam sessions can be found on this summer’s events schedule at Magazine Beach Park, on the banks of the Charles River.
The summertime-summoning Cambridge Arts River Festival returned to Central Square on June 1 with all the same treats plus one new highlight: a “Mermaid Parade” along Massachusetts Avenue tying in with the event’s central theme of climate change.
Although Boston Calling has expanded remarkably since its debut in 2013, nothing is perfect. From the facilities and food to musical cameos and a surprising surplus of animal-themed names, here are some highs and lows from the event this year.