Going Green on Route 16, one of the city's SomerStreets fairs, takes place Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
There will be live music, Curious Creatures, soccer demonstrations by the Boston Breakers, swimming, arts and crafts and food.
Here's the city's announcement about the street festival:
Going Green on Rt. 16, the City’s third installment of the 2012 SomerStreets series, is scheduled for Sunday, August 19th from noon – 4:00 p.m. along Route 16 (Alewife Brook Parkway), from Dilboy Stadium to Broadway. For this unique event where “roads are closed to cars and open to you!” programming will extend along Route 16 in West Somerville, and will include live music, recreation programming, environmental exhibitions, sports demonstrations and much more. This event will celebrate environmentally-friendly programs and policies and invite residents of all ages to learn more about what the City is doing in these areas, while having fun! SomerStreets is the City’s Open Streets Initiative, which closes sections of roadways one Sunday per month to promote and support active living – walking, biking, running, dancing, etc.
Along Route 16 activities for children and adults of all ages will include, but are not limited to:
- Free Swim at the Dilboy Pool
- Soccer with the Boston Breakers
- Curious Creatures exhibition (2:00-4:00 pm)
- Arts and crafts fair
- Chalk art
- Family friendly and recreation activities
- Food and live entertainment
The final SomerStreets event for 2012, “Monster Mashed-Up” will be held on Sunday, October 28th. The September event previously scheduled for September 9th on Shore Drive has been CANCELLED due to ongoing construction.