Harvard Lampoon to Honor Bruins Players in Harvard Square!
The Harvard Square Business Association, the Harvard Lampoon and the City of Cambridge have teamed up to bring you a public celebration honoring Bruins players. This once in a lifetime event will feature an afternoon of fabulous street food, great entertainment and boisterous speeches!
On Sunday, October 16th, The Harvard Lampoon, Harvard’s noted comedy magazine, will present the Stanley Cup Champion Bruins players with the Harvard Lampoon “Best Sports Team Ever” award, in a public ceremony in Harvard Square.
This fun-filled, light-hearted, Bruins-themed, street festival will commence at 1:00 p.m. with local musical favorites. Oldjack will kick-off the party on a black & gold festooned stage (located in front of the newly re-opened Bob Slate’s Stationer at 30 Brattle Street) followed by Susan Cattaneo at 2:00 p.m. and the Self Proclaimed Rockstars at 3:00 p.m.
Hot, spicy, sweet and savory food tents will be set up by Boloco, Russell House Tavern, Bertucci’s, Zinneken’s Waffles, Sweet Cupcakes, Redbones BBQ and Casablanca. Fans are invited to come for lunch, enjoy the entertainment and await the arrival of New England’s beloved men-of-ice. SupahFans Streetwear will be on hand selling unique Boston hockey apparel & officially licensed Bruins novelties.
The Bruins players will depart from the Lampoon Castle in Super Duck Tour Trolleys. The Bruins-toting trolleys will form a rolling parade, led by the Harvard University Band (the official marching band of Harvard) and escorted by Cambridge Police and Cambridge Fire personnel. The parade is expected to arrive at the stage around 4:15 p.m. where the Bruins players will publically accept the award. The awards program is sure to include side-splitting antics, entertaining speeches and lots of jest.
Founded in 1876, the Harvard Lampoon is the world’s oldest continually published humor magazine. The Lampoon has many accomplished alumni, including Conan O'Brien, B.J. Novak, John Updike, George Plimpton, and William Randolph Hearst and is responsible for the creation of the National Lampoon. Most recently, the Lampoon has produced the best-selling Twilight parody Nightlight and a parody of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games titled The Hunger Pains (on sale February 2012).
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will include face painting and balloon animal activities for children.
To commemorate this event, several Harvard Square businesses are celebrating the Bruins players, including:
Follow the Honey, Harvard Square’s very own organic honey store, will BEE decorating their mannequin in a Bruins shirt.
Follow the Honey, 1132 Massachusetts Avenue, 617-945-7356, www.followthehoney.com
Stop by Games People Play and take a look of their window showcasing hockey and Bruins playing cards.
Games People Play, 1100 Massachusetts Avenue, 617-492-0711 www.thegamespeopleplaycambridge.com
Hidden Sweets has a festive display of Bruins regalia in their front window. Stop by for the sweets and enjoy the view!
Hidden Sweets, 25 Brattle Street, 617-497-2600
Qdoba will have artist Scott Cahaly painting a Bruins themed painting in their restaurant from 3pm – 6pm. Once finished, they will be raffling off the painting to a lucky winner! The raffle will be held in the restaurant during the event. In addition, in honor of “The Best Sports Team Ever”, they will be offering B’s Burrito Special - $5 for any beef burrito with black beans (steak, ground sirloin and shredded beef all included.) Valid 10/16/11 from 2pm - 4pm at the Harvard Square Qdoba only.
Qdoba, 1290 Massachusetts Avenue, 617- 871-1136 www.qdoba.com
SupahFans will be selling at the event! For those that sign up to our store's online newsletter by Saturday night we'll be providing a $5 discount on our "Boston SupahFan" hockey shirt when printing our newsletter flyer for purchasing at our booth in Harvard Square
SupahFans Streetwear designs and sells Metro Cambridge's Best T-shirts for New England's Best Fans. As a 4-year participant in Harvard Square's May Fair and Octoberfest SupahFans is honored to be a part of Harvard Lampoon's Bruins rally. Our Fenway shop is fun for all New Englanders, located at 470 Commonwealth Avenue in Kenmore Square. SupahFan products and more about our street team can be found online at SupahFans.com.
SupahFans, www.supahfans.com, 866-787-2432
While shopping for gifts and jewelry, make sure to see TistiK’s Bruins themed window display.
TistiK, 54 Church Street, 617-661-0900, www.shoptistik.com
Tory Row will be offering $15 pitchers of Molson, the greatest hockey beer in the world, regardless of your team allegiance!
Tory Row, 3 Brattle Street, 617-876-8769 www.toryrow.us