When:
Friday, Sep 18, 2015 8:00a -
5:00p

Where:
Parking spots all over Cambridge
Cambridge
Cambridge, MA 02139

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, Festivals & Fairs, Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts, Social Good

Event website:
http://www.cambridgema.gov/CDD/News/2015/06/parkingday

Join us as we take over more than 60 parking spots and turn them into something else for the day! In our fourth annual celebration of PARK(ing) Day, we will work with dozens of community organizations, businesses, and City departments in transforming parking spots into something else for the day. SAVE THE DATE and get ready for a fun time all around Cambridge! We'll be dancing, crafting, creating, and singing our way through day. You don't want to miss out.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

What is PARK(ing) Day?
PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where residents, artists and activists come together to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered parking space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … at least until the meter runs out!

PARK(ing) Day is an annual open-source global event where residents, artists + activists temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. The project began in 2005 when Rebar, a San Francisco art and design studio, converted a single metered space into a temporary public park in downtown San Francisco. Since 2005, PARK(ing) Day has evolved into a global movement, with organizations and individuals creating new forms of temporary public space in urban contexts around the world.

Map of locations and times: http://cambridgegis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapTour/?appid=fcc39829c2fc436e807ba7f1be5f9f30

2015 Participating Organizations

Mass Ave: Porter-North
• Cambridge Fire Department
• Cambridge Police Department
• DPW – Recycling Division
• Greater Boston Vineyard Church/Vineyard Community Offerings/Soccer Nights
• Social Computing Group MIT Media Lab

West Cambridge - Vassal Lane
• Economic Development
• Safe Routes to School
• Fresh Pond Resident Alliance

Area 4
• Cambridgeport School – 89 Elm Street

CRLS to Inman Square
• Health Dept/CRLS Family Planning
• CRLS/EF/Glocal Challenge
• Hubway
• Harvard Urban Planning Organization
• Naveo Credit Union

Central: Mass Ave from MIT-Prospect
• Cambridge School Volunteers
• Cambridge Community Television
• Cambridge Local First
• MIT School of Architecture & Planning
• The Middle East
• Boston Custom Cards

Central Square near City Hall
• MassBike
• The Trustees
• Cambridge Mayor’s Office
• Food and Fitness Policy Council
• Green Cambridge
• Cambridge Election Commission
• SHEDx + Territory
• Here & There

Harvard Square (Brattle Street)
• Cambridge Pedestrian Committee
• Rejjee, Inc.
• BoConcept
• Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

Mass Ave between Harvard and Porter
• Robert Paul Properties
• Abodeon, WardMaps and MBTAgiftsNOMAD
• Susanna
• Joie de Vivre
Kendall Square (Ames Street)
• Urban AdvenTours
• MassRIDES
• Cambridge Community Planning
• Cambridge Environment + Transportation
• Cambridge Housing
• Cambridge Energy Alliance
• Cambridge Bicycle Committee
• Charles River TMA
• Cambridge Redevelopment Authority
• GeoOrbital

East Cambridge (ish) (Cambridge Street)
• Social Artists & Writers
• SHIFT Community Bicycle Collective
• Cambridge Public Library
• Criminal Justice Policy Coalition

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