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Weekend Guide: April 14-17

Wondering what to do in Cambridge this weekend?

Spend Patriot’s Day and the Boston Marathon Weekend in Cambridge with our top five must-see events.

FESTIVAL

11th Annual Cambridge Science Festival | April 14-23

The Cambridge Science Festival takes science and curiosity to a whole new level! The first festival of its kind in the United States aims to celebrate and showcase the science, technology, engineering, art and math in our region. The ten-day event features a wide-array of STEAM related activities, lectures, debates, concerts, plays, and workshops. With over 160 events happening throughout Cambridge, you’re sure to find something that interests everyone.

Because there are so many events to choose from, we thought it would be helpful to give you all of the important information in one handy Insider Post. 

Click here for ”Everything You Need to Know About the Cambridge Science Festival.”

See it: All weekend

FARMERS MARKET

Cambridge Winter Farmers Market | April 15

We’re pretty lucky to live in a city where we can find fresh veggies year round - even in the winter months, which makes us especially sad to say goodbye to the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market on Saturday.

Be sure the stop by for one last hoorah complete with fresh vegetables and other culinary goodies from all around New England, music, face painting, and art activities.

See it: 10a-2p

CELEBRATE

Easter Sunday | April 16

After you’ve hunted for Easter Eggs and searched for signs of Peter Cottontail, you’ll need somewhere to indulge for Easter brunch or dinner.  Cambridge has so many great options for brunch, lunch or dinner (and practically everything in between) that sharing only a couple didn’t seem fair. We’ve gathered a couple of restaurants, we know your little bunnies will love.

Don’t wait until the last minute to make your reservations because these restaurants are sure to fill up fast!

Celebrate it: All day

HISTORY + CELEBRATE

Patriot’s Day | April 17

If you are looking for a way to celebrate Patriot’s Day in Cambridge, look no further. At 10:45a on Monday morning, head over to the Cambridge Common for the City of Cambridge’s Department of Veterans’ Services annual Patriot’s Day Observance.  The highlight of the event will be a reenactment of Patriot William Dawes, Jr. historic horseback ride from Boston to Cambridge alerting the colonists of the British threat of 1775.

Celebrate it: 10:45a

EAT

Marathon Monday Burger Lunch at Alden & Harlow | April 17

Calling all die-hard burger fans!  This last event is for you. If you’re lucky and have the day off on Marathon Monday, we highly suggest heading over to one of Harvard Square’s most crave-worthy restaurants Alden & Harlow for lunch -- and not just any lunch. In case you haven’t heard, Alden & Harlow makes a “secret burger” that is so good, it’s actually inspired Chef Michael Scelfo to create an entire menu of six burgers with a variation of the burger, along with some other favorites. 

Eat it: 11a-3p

VOLUNTEER

Learn About Volunteering in Cambridge with Cambridge Center for Adult Education | April 20

Fun Fact: Cambridge has more nonprofits per square inch than any other city or town in the world (!!). If you're looking for a meaningful way to make a difference in the Cambridge community, the options may literally feel endless, and even overwhelming.

So where do you start?

Luckily, the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, in partnership with the Cambridge Senior Volunteer Clearning House and the Council on Aging, is offering a free 1 hour workshop on Thursday, April 20 to discuss volunteer opportunities around the city. Stop by for an informative discussion, and leave with an exciting list of potential volunteer opportuinites. If you can't make this workshop, don't worry! There will be two more opportunites on June 29, and September 21.


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