42nd Annual Oktoberfest Applications NOW AVAILABLE

Harvard Square’s flagship event returns! We can’t contain our excitement either! Live music on multiple stages, countless international food vendors, crafts and of course, festive beer gardens located throughout the Square.

Remembering Priscilla Johnson McMillan

July 19, 1928 – July 7, 2021 The Harvard Square Business Association is mourning the loss of our friend and colleague, the famed author, historian, activist and Russian scholar, Priscilla McMillan.  Priscilla’s office was adjacent to ours at 18 Brattle Square for well over 20 years.

2021 Best of Boston in Harvard Square

Best Barbecue The Smoke ShopWith the pandemic-time addition of a fourth Smoke Shop location — this one in Harvard Square — we’re now never more than a fork’s distance away from Andy Husbands’ tender pulled chicken or best-in-class burnt ends.

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 cel…

Devastation soon to be unleashed on Massachusetts restaurant industry

The Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA), along with its long-time member, John Schall, owner of El Jefe’s Taqueria in Harvard Square, as well as the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge Local First, the Central Square BID, East Cambridge Business Association and the Kendall Square Assoc…