Harvard Square Celebrates the Shot

Friday, July 23, 2021 5pm – 10pm


Grendel’s Den Restaurant & Bar, The Harvard Square Business Association and PathCheck Foundation are delighted to invite you to ‘Celebrate the Shot‘! Massachusetts is nearing a 70% vaccination rate and that is something to celebrate! Please join us as we thank all those who are vaccinated, acknowledge the scientists and researchers who made the Covid-19 vaccine a reality and encourage eligible unvaccinated residents here in Massachusetts and across our nation ‘to get the shot’!   

The festivities commence at 5pm with a performance by one of our favorite party-starting bands, the drum ensemble Grooversity. This innovative and creative drumming network project, envisioned by Brazilian percussionist Marcus Santos, kicks off the party on Palmer Street.  At 5:30pm, the band meanders through the Square to Winthrop Park and our host, Grendel’s Den where the bash continues with the launch of the annual Park Sounds music series. Vendors in Winthrop Park include Grendel’s beer garden featuring Long Trail and Otter Creek Brewing, samples from El Jefe’s Taqueria, Amorino Gelato, and a shopping bazaar by High Energy Vintage.  

Kari Kuelzer owner of Grendel’s Den said, “We locked down, now let’s pop-n’-lock. We social distanced, now let’s socialize! We earned this chance to celebrate the hard work and resilience of our community. We’re partying with live music, lawn games in Winthrop Park, a beer garden, an artist bazaar and park-side dining at Grendel’s Den Restaurant & Bar. You don’t have to wait for VaxMillions to win a little something. We’re giving out free Grendel’s Den shot glasses you can fill with your favorite toasting libation. So dust off your dancing shoes, and loosen up that wrist to raise a glass to the weird and wonderful crowds of Harvard Square!”  

In addition to the Palmer Street kickoff and the party in Winthrop park, the following businesses are offering fun and delicious promotions!  

Barre & Soul New Client Special: $49 for unlimited classes for 30 days Barre and Yoga Classes – In-Studio Classes – Virtual Classes One Demand Workout Video Library – Launching July 30th! “Free Class Fridays” – Attend a class in the studio, and receive a free class card! Valid for 30 days.  

Fjallraven Fjallraven will provide 20% off for customers (*excludes Kanken backpacks).  

J.P. Licks Come by J.P. Licks during the Celebrate the Shot event and get a free topping with your ice cream. One per offer per person. Only available in our Harvard Square store during the event.  

Russell House Tavern’s Lemonade Stand Penicillin Shot and House-made Beef Hot Dog $6 lemon juice, honey, ginger, scotch *available only at the Lemonade Stand.  

SOURCE SOURCE will be offering a special cocktail, ‘The Cure’. It is a delicious combination of Triple 8 Blueberry Vodka, lemon, simple & mint. $12.00   

the red house
Botanical based Margarita’s from The Red House’s Conservatory Bar. Try all 4 with our infusion inspired cocktail flight. $20