On a sunny Saturday last autumn, more than 200 volunteers came together to build a playground for the children of the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House- and the entire Area IV community in Cambridge. Ten-year-old Marckenzy Destin called it a miracle. We tend to agree. Since it opened, the playground has served as a hub for neighbors of all ages.
In honor of its impact on our neighborhood, we’ve put together a Special Playground Report, which you can find online here. Produced in part by alumni of the Margaret Fuller House, this newsletter includes interviews, photographs, plus plenty of words of thanks.
We hope you enjoy!
If you’d like a printed copy, please stop by the house, at 71 Cherry Street, or email Barbara Kibler.
About 200 volunteers gathered in our backyard last Saturday to build a playground for the kids of the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House and the entire Area IV community. It was a tremendous day.
For seven straight hours, adults from far and wide worked outside, hammering, hauling and pouring concrete.
Indoors, the kids painted panels that spelled out the letters of the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House.
So many people worked for months to make it happen, and they all deserve our thanks. But our kids would still be playing on a tired pair of monkey bars and a couple of raggedy slides if not for the generous support of Boston Properties, Gillette, and- of course- the national non-profit KaBOOM!
Thanks to you, and hundreds of volunteers, we now have what one of our kids described as “a miracle.”
For more pictures, check out our Facebook page.
Please join us for Area IV Pride Day this Saturday, September 15!
Our 7th Annual Sweet Soul Supper is Thursday, June 28, 2012 at MIT’s Walker Memorial!
Buy tickets now or contact us if you have questions at 617-547-4680.
By joining us for this fun event, you’ll support the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House and our Area IV Community. You will help us provide scholarships for youth, purchase food for our pantry, offer free computer access and classes, and build partnerships within the community.
The Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band
Nine Mile Radius
A Soul Food Feast
Silent Auction with over 50 items
We hope you’ll join us this Saturday (May 12) and/or Sunday (May 13) for Cambridge Open Studios at the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House! Dragonfly & The Bee will feature poetry and interactive art. There will be an open mic and poetry reading on Saturday from 2-3:30pm. We’re also presenting visual artists Garabed and Liz Looker, who will have their work up for viewing both days.
Please join us!
We’re very excited to announce What’s Up Diabetes!, a new collaborative program to support community members with diabetes. Do you or someone you know in Area IV or Riverside want to find resources and social support for living with diabetes?
There will be a 3 Point Shoot-Out Contest and College Fair at the Cambridge Boys and Girls Club on February 24 at 6:45pm. For more information and to register, click here.