In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there’s a Sidewalk Poetry reception and reading, “Suite Talk’ dance piece, Asian American Playwright Collective Playfest, the annual Salsa Squared event, family-friendly “Yellow Bird Chase” at Starlight Square and plenty more music, poetry, literature and art.
Public meetings and gathersings this week include a ribbon-cutting at the $46 million Foundry community building, a tenants-rights forum sponsored by A Better Cambridge, Brattle Street safety improvements, a school district nondiscrimination policy, the restaurant replacing Loyal Nine in East Cambridge, and much more.
In late February, Cantabrigians watched in horror as the Russians invaded Ukraine. But what can ordinary people do beyond sending donations to humanitarian organizations and writing to political leaders? The Cambridge Plant & Garden Club planted sunflowers, which the Ukrainian national flower.
The Cambridge Housing Authority’s Workforce Program that helps youths living in public housing prepare for college or a career has received a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation. The grant, to be distributed over two years, will support the program while government aid has dwindled.
In a look ahead at a week of Cambridge and Somerville events, there’s the Boston Dragon Boat Festival and wrestling, celebrity readings and podcast recordings, poetry and music, opera and song cycles, but especially Juneteenth celebrations with events ranging from yoga to jazz and a Black Business Fair.