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    2010 Calendar of Events in Harvard Square

    The Harvard Square Business Association - 2010 Annual Calendar of Events

    January Events In Harvard Square:

    January 8th through February 3rd
    - The HSBA 100th Anniversary Kickoff Event "100 Years - 100 Images" Gallery Exhibition in Holyoke Center
    Exhibition:  January 8 - February 3, 2010. Free and open to the public
    Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 9 am - 7 pm / 617-495-5214

    Holyoke Center Exhibit Space - Holyoke Center Arcade, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue.

    Saturday, January 16th and Monday, January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Events

    January 16th at 7:30 p.m. - Joyful Noise at Sanders Theater for more info

    January 18th at 6:00 p.m. - Join us in front of Out of Town Newsstand for a public tribute to Martin Luther King including a reading of the "I Have a Dream" speech by students from the Community Charter School of Cambridge, poetry and entertainment!

    Saturday, January 23rd - Hot Chocolate Tasting - from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Brattle Plaza (in front of Hidden Sweets).
    Taste samples of Hot Chocolate from some of Harvard Square's Finest Restaurants and Caf├ęs and vote for the People's Choice Award for Best Hot Chocolate in Harvard Square! Musical Entertainment.

    Thursday, January 28th - Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Parade and Roast – Join us for a public parade with the HPT’s Woman of the Year – details TBA, visit  

    Friday January 29th - Go Green Walk/Ride Friday –Wear Green and Go Green and enjoy a hot, free breakfast at Pizza Oggi (inside Holyoke Center) in celebration of the Green Streets Initiative "Go Green Walk/Ride Fridays." Details TBA

    February Events In Harvard Square:

    Monday, February 1st – Kick off event for Black History Month in Harvard Square. Details to follow.

    Friday, February 5th - Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Award. The prestigious Man of the Year Award is given prior to the start of the opening night performance of Commie Dearest. 

    Saturday, February 6th - Chili Cook-off from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. (the day before the Super bowl)!
     Enjoy samples of Chili from some of Harvard Square's HOTTEST Restaurants! Vote for the People's Choice Award for Best CHILI in Harvard Square! Musical Entertainment!

    Sunday, February 7th - Super Bowl Sunday in Harvard Square! Event in Harvard Square Restaurants and clubs…more details coming soon!

    Saturday, February 13 & Sunday, 14th - Valentine's Weekend – With Love from Harvard Square…Valentines Events throughout Harvard Square including a Special Heartfelt Tribute to Brother Blue at the Club Passim Campfire Festival and other memorial “poetry, story-telling, musical and love-related events’ 

    Sunday, February 28th
    - Chinese New Year Celebration in Harvard Square! 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Drive down Massachusetts Avenue and enjoy the gorgeous red & gold silk lanterns hanging from our wrought iron lampposts in front of the HONG KONG as we prepare for our grand annual Chinese New Year parade through Harvard Square and our cultural "Open House" at the Hong Kong!

    Reasons to Celebrate: It is the year of the Tiger and the 55th Anniversary of the Hong Kong in Harvard Square!  We celebrate Chinese New Year in Harvard Square with several generations of the Lee Family. The Hong Kong has served as an icon at the entrance of Harvard Square for scores of students and visitors. It is a beacon and an embodiment of the diverse culture one finds upon entering Harvard Square. The Lee Family continues their tradition of community outreach by welcoming the public into their restaurant on Sunday, February 28th for a cultural Open House.

    Join us for a Lion Dance around the ancient oak tree in Winthrop Park (JFK Street in front of UpStairs & Peets) and then get in line for our Lion Dance Parade over to the Hong Kong. Lion Dance Parade is sponsored by the Harvard Square Business Association.  Please bring your family and friends! For exact details, please visit

    For more information about Winter Carnival Events in Harvard Square, please visit 

    March Events in Harvard Square:

    Monday, March 1st
    – Kick-off for Harvard Square’s Women History Month Events.

    March 14th – 19th and 21st – 26th
    - Winter Restaurant Week in Harvard Square! 
    Diners enjoy 3-course lunches for $20.10 and/or dinners for $33.10 at participating restaurants in Harvard Square! Restaurant Week is a perfect time to sample new restaurants and visit old favorites as chefs prepare 3 course meals for your dining pleasure. Check back for a list of participating restaurants along with sample menus at in mid-February.

    Wednesday, March 17th
    - Harvard-Go-Brach Events in Harvard Square!
    Join us in Harvard Square as we celebrate our Irish Cultural Heritage! Check back for more information about restaurant events and cultural events throughout Harvard Square

    April Events in Harvard Square:

    Saturday, April 17th
    - The Third Annual Bookish Ball
    Bookstore Strolls, Music, Dancing, Remarks and Cake! Free to the Public. Be sure to pick-up a Bookish Ball Passport at the Harvard Square Business Association Kiosk and get as many “stamps” as possible in order to enter to win fabulous prizes including a Shopping and Dining Spree in Harvard Square. More details to follow.

    Shakespeare in the Square
    – A celebration of the Birth of the Bard – Date and Details TBA

    April 23rd through April 25, 2010
    The Independent Film Festival at the Brattle Theater  For more info  

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