POSTPONED TO September 13th – Paint the Square PINK! – American Cancer Society Block Party in Harvard Square

Dear friends –

Unfortunately, due to another round of rain expected to hit our area tomorrow evening, we have postponed our Paint the Square PINK American Cancer Society Block Party We look forward to seeing all survivors and those that love them on Friday, September 13th

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Dear friends –

June 13th

Unfortunately due to thunderstorms forecasted for tomorrow evening, we have postponed Paint The Square PINK Survivor’s event to the RAINDATE OF JUNE 21ST. We can’t wait to see you there!

The Harvard Square Business Association, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is delighted to invite you to Paint the Square PINK Block Party in Harvard Square on Friday, June 14th. From 6pm – 9pm, we will be transforming Brattle Street (from Eliot Street to Church Street) into a pink party like no other, celebrating breast cancer survivors and all those that love and support them! Enjoy pink wines in our expanded wine garden, shop for specialty items and gifts and dance the night away under the stars!

This free, family-friendly event in honor of National Survivor’s Month will feature an expanded wine garden hosted by Commonwealth Wine School, who will be serving an array of refreshing pink wines. A portion of sales that evening will be donated to the American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Movement, Boston Strides.

Infinite M’s will be performing pop and indie covers of artists you know and love all evening long. They are a band of MFS employees that formed in 2022 in response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. They immediately found a strong sense of purpose in supporting community and causes and amplifying voices. This much sought after group has appeared at numerous celebratory gatherings in its brief history and champions community causes such as Black History Month, Pride, Latin Heritage, Songs of Love, and the American Cancer Society.

You’ll have the opportunity to purchase one of kind vintage clothing from The AtticLovepop will be featuring their spectacular three-dimensional greeting cards. All that dancing make you hungry? Playa Bowls will be on hand selling their healthy, delicious and colorful pink bowls with $1 from each benefiting Strides. Top it off with a sweet treat from Le Macaron who will be offering their famous macaron cookies! 

While you are here, please stop by and visit our friends from Breathe Cambridge and The Cambridge Health Alliance. The American Cancer Society will also be providing resources for survivors and those currently facing cancer related challenges. 

As you pass Cambridge Savings Bank in the heart of the Square, be sure to look up! The building will be lit in festive pink lights to honor all those effected by breast cancer. If you are a breast cancer survivor, please visit the American Cancer Society table to receive a free gift which includes items generously donated by El Jefe’s Taqueria, Lovepop and Zinnia Jewelry.

Drink PINK! Shop PINK! The following Harvard Square businesses are featuring PINK related promotions in their establishments:

Grafton Street Pub & Grill
Grafton Street will donating $1 to Strides for each Grafton Street Cosmopolitan sold during the entire month of June.   
The Hourly Oyster House
The Hourly will be featuring a Pretty In Pink cocktail made with Barr Hill Gin, St Germaine, Raspberry and Grapefruit.  
Le Macaron
Le Macaron gift boxes will be 10% off on June 14th.  
$3-$5 from each card sold from their dedicated table on June 14th will be donated to Strides.   
Mint Julep
Any customer who purchases $100 or more on June 14th will receive a pink leather cosmetic pouch.    Noir
Noir will be donating $1 to Strides for the entire month of June from each Fleur de Lys cocktail sold. The Fleur de Lys is made with Vodka, Strawberry, Herbes de Provence and Lime.  
Nubar will be donating 100% of sales of their red berry opera cake on June 14th to Strides.  
Playa Bowls
Playa Bowls will be donating $1 of each promotional pink bowl sold on June 14th to Strides.  
Source will be donating 80% of the sale of their “Forever Her” cocktail to Strides from June 14th – 16th.

The American Cancer Society uses the term cancer survivor to refer to anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer no matter where they are in the course of their disease. More people are surviving cancer than ever before. Today, there are more than 18 million cancer survivors in the US. The American Cancer Society works to be sure no one feels alone on their cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment and survivorship, by helping people find the support, information, and resources they need. Find all ACS survivorship resources, including videos on how to cope with the physical and emotional challenges that come during cancer treatment and beyond, at  

This year’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Boston Walk is taking place Saturday, October 5th at the DCR Hatch Shell. You can learn more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Boston by visiting

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