Author: Sarah Saydun, Development Associate
Did you know that Cambridge Community Center’s doors opened 85 years ago? CCC was founded in the Tarbell School (which is still our main building) by a group of black ministers who were concerned about the health and welfare of the children in the Riverside neighborhood of Cambridge. The Center established the first nursery school in the area and offered a wide range of services through the years, including job training for women entering the manufacturing workforce during World War II.
Author: Kim Motylewski, Cambridge Winter Farmers Market manager
For folks who like local arts and crafts as much as locally grown food, April is the month the visit the Cambridge Winter Farmers Market (CWFM). On three Saturdays – April 5th, 12th and 19th – CWFM will feature an Art Bazaar running alongside the farm market, in the Riverside Gallery space. On the final Saturday, April 26th, the Gallery will be one of the many, citywide Cambridge Arts-Open Studios sites. Open Studios activities at this site will continue on Sunday.
Having experimented in past years with including one or two art vendors in the farm market each week, managers Amelia Joselow and Kim Motylewski concluded that the arts needed a special focus all their own. “We found that visitors to the farmers market had their minds mainly on dinner, not on decorating or accessorizing, or gifts,” says Motylewski. “With this excellent collection of creative work, we expect to attract shoppers who are interested in a wide range of media and expression, people equally interested in art and food, the studio and the kitchen.”