Committee on Refugees from El Salvador (CORES) 343 Medford St, Somerville, MA02145 C.O.R.E.S., Inc. is a non-profit organization that was founded in Somerville in 1988. It became incorporated in…More 1991. The mission is to assist the Salvadoran and Central American communities with any immigration-related needs it may have. There is a lawyer on staff if legal council is required. Additionally, C.O.R.E.S. has an ongoing adult soccer league, Central American Soccer League (CASL). ESL classes are also offered.
Tufts University generously shares this triangle of land with the public—and we the public make good and full…More use of it. Pointing at Powder House Circle like an arrow, the grounds are simply a wide open green space. Maples and evergreens line the edges as does a chain-link fence. The only "structure" is a single steel trash can.
But on weekends the field fills with young children's soccer teams that bring their own nets. At other times, sunbathers, casual soccer skirmishes and Frisbee fans sprout up. Others simply come to play catch. Though formerly an unofficial dog park, where owners met to let their dogs off-leash, dogs are no longer allowed.
In 2006, a $7.7 million renovation of Dilboy Stadium transformed this once forlorn state-owned facility into a…More recreational showpiece. Football, soccer and track teams now compete in the gleaming 3,000-seat stadium on an immaculate turf field and an eight-lane international-standard track.
Meanwhile outside, you'll find the state-run DCR swimming pool, two baseball fields also used for soccer and football, two tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground and two free parking lots. All this comes wrapped up in Alewife Brook Reservation which runs alongside the area. Good to know: Pool admission, as at all Department of Conservation and Recreation pools, is free.
Perry Park Washington St & Dane St, Somerville, MA02143 This expansive park is marked by swanky modernist signage and plenty of open space. The typical kid-friendly playground…More monstrosities are surprisingly absent and are replaced by artistically abstract equipment meant for esoteric bouncing. Also highlighted, an army of benches and a vast expanse of dog-friendly grass, ready to be used for a rousing game of catch or pickup soccer.
Samba Bar & Grill 608 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA02143 Located on Somerville Avenue in the heart of Spring Hill, the Samba Bar & Grill pumps out the latin beats nightly.…More Featuring a mix of live music and DJs, the lounge also has multiple large-screen TVs, which are usually alive with soccer matches from South America and beyond. With a menu packed with Brazilian fare and an expansive dance floor, the bar is perfect for large groups. Dance classes are availiable as well, consult website for details.
Precinct 70 Union Sq, Somerville, MA02143 Tucked into the basement of a former police station, this bar and restaurant offers high-end pub food. Precinct serves…More lunch, brunch and dinner and features two separate bar areas with nearly 100 beers, including 20 on draft and more than 70 bottled varieties. Live music is offered seven days a week with performances by local bands. EPL and Champion's League soccer matches are regularly featured on the bar's televisions.
Churrasco Buffet & Grill 505 Medford St, Somerville, MA02145 This Brazilian BBQ joint is small but very clean and usually not nearly as hectic and loud as some of its competitors.…More Above the tile floors and marble tables there are several flatscreens playing various soccer games or Brazilian soaps. The buffet line stretches around the room offering a plethora of side dishes, like fried plantains and salad ingredients. The BBQ sizzles in the open kitchen in the rear: just walk up and point to the cuts of your choice. English and Portuguese are spoken here.