Winter Carnival Events in Harvard Square 2010!

January 8th through February 3rd – The HSBA 100th Anniversary Kickoff Event – “100 Years – 100 Images” Art Gallery Opening in Holyoke Center Exhibit Space. Free & open to the public.
Hours of Operation: Mon – Fri: 8 am – 7:30 pm,
Sat & Sun: 9 am – 7 pm / 617-495-5214
Holyoke Center Exhibit Space – Holyoke Center Arcade – 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard Square

January 16th – 18th – Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Events
Join us for a public tribute to Martin Luther King including a reading of the “I Have a Dream” speech, and other important works. Poetry and entertainment!

January 23rd – Hot Chocolate Tasting – from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Brattle Plaza (in front of Hidden Sweets).
Taste samples of Hot Chocolate from some of Harvard Square’s Finest Restaurants and Cafés and Vote for the People’s Choice Award for Best Hot Chocolate in Harvard Square! Musical Entertainment!

January 28th – Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Parade – Woman of the Year and event details TBA…check back often!

January 29th – Go Green Walk/Ride Friday – location TBA! Wear Green and Go Green and enjoy a hot, free breakfast in Harvard Square in Celebration of the Green Streets Initiative “Walk/Ride Days” program

February 5th – Hasty Pudding Man of the Year – Man of the Year and event details TBA…check back often!

February 6th – 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! Vote for the People’s Choice Award for Best CHILI in Harvard Square! Musical Entertainment!

February 7th – Super Bowl Sunday in Harvard Square! Event in Harvard Square Restaurants and clubs…more details coming soon!

February 13 & 14th – Valentine’s Weekend – Special Events in Harvard Square! A Special Heartfelt Tribute to Brother Blue at the Club Passim Campfire for Kids and other memorial “poetry, story-telling and love-related events’

February 28th- Chinese New Year Celebration in Harvard Square! 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Reasons to Celebrate: It is the year of the Tiger and the 55th Anniversary of the Hong Kong in Harvard Square! We celebrate Chinese New Year in Harvard Square with several generations of the Lee Family. The Hong Kong has served as an icon at the entrance of Harvard Square for scores of students and visitors. It is a beacon and an embodiment of the diverse culture one finds upon entering Harvard Square. The Lee Family continues their tradition of community outreach by welcoming the public into their restaurant on Sunday, February 28th for a cultural Open House.

Join us for a Lion Dance around the ancient oak tree in Winthrop Park (JFK Street in front of UpStairs & Peets) and then get in line for our Lion Dance Parade over to the Hong Kong. Lion Dance Parade is sponsored by the Harvard Square Business Association. Please bring your family and friends! For exact details, please visit

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