Approximately 40 people, including members and representatives of Union Square Neighbors, Union Square Main Streets, and Union United Coalition, gathered for a neighborhood potluck and BBQ on July 20. The event was held at CrossFit Somerville on Prospect Street. Aldermen Maryann Heuston (Ward 2) and Bob McWatters (Ward 3) joined the festivities.
Union Square Neighbors (USN) in collaboration with Union Square Main Streets (USMS) announced a series of independent, neighborhood-organized events to help enliven all that is possible in the public realm in Union Square. USN and USMS have asked members of the vibrant, creative community in Somerville and greater Boston to talk about projects that make public spaces delightful for all and give terms like "open space," "green space," and "public space" some dimension and specificity. Three events will take place on July 24, July 31, and August 7 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at 35 Prospect Street (CrossFit). The events are free and the public is encouraged to participate. Go to event details.
Related Press Coverage:
Keeping Union Square Open for the Arts, by Steve Annear; Boston Magazine; July 18, 2014
Discussing Union Square Public Space, by Zhihong Li, Somerville Community Access Television; August, 12, 2014