2011 Calendar of Events in Harvard Square!

January Events:
January 16th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration – On Sunday, January 16th, students from the Community Charter School of Cambridge will recite Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” at Fire + Ice, 50 Church Street, Harvard Square. 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

January 27th – Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Parade in Harvard Square! (Parade at 3:00 p.m. followed by her Award Presentation and Roast)
January 28-30th – Taste of Chocolate Festival in Harvard Square!
Harvard Square’s finest restaurants and cafés will embark upon a three-day Chocolate extravaganza, sponsored by the Taste of Chocolate and the Harvard Square Business Association.

Events will include workshops, a Chocolate Scavenger Hunt, Dining in the Dark Chocolate Style, and Mystery Café’s Death by Chocolate. Harvard Square restaurants will feature chocolate appetizers, entrees, desserts, cocktails, cordials and nightcaps while Harvard Square retailers will dazzle you scrumptious chocolate specials and deals. And, for you brave and hearty chocolate lovers, a tasty sampling of chocolate goodies from Harvard Square’s finest purveyors will be presented on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Deguglielmo Plaza (in front of Crema Café) for all to enjoy! Entertainment, prizes and more!

January 28th – Come celebrate our 3rd Winter Carnival Go Green Walk/Ride Friday with our special Green Eggs and Ham breakfast! Enjoy green breakfast burritos, green muffins and pastries and green apples! Breakfast is free, open to the public and will take place in the arcade at Holyoke Center, 1350 Mass. Ave. from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

February Events:
February 4th – Hasty Pudding Man of the Year – The tradition continues! (An award Presentation and Roast at 8:00 p.m. followed by the opening night performance of Hasty Pudding Theatricals 163: Kashmir If You Can).
February 5th – “Some Like it Hot 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 while enjoying musical entertainment! Vote for the People’s Choice Award for Best CHILI in Harvard Square. This event is free, open to the public and will take place on Deguglielmo Plaza. (in front of Crema Café)

February 6th – Super Bowl Sunday in Harvard Square! Events in Harvard Square Restaurants and clubs…more details coming soon!

February 11th-14th – A very long and very sweet Valentine’s Weekend in Harvard Square! This event will feature fabulous food and drinks from Harvard Square’s restaurants, romantic and fun deals from our retailers and a variety of funky, cozy, and entertaining things to do from all of our very best cultural icons!