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  1. Late Fall Playgroups in the Parks

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    For Cambridge families with children 15 months-4 years old. Join us to meet other families, learn songs and activities to support your child’s development, and have fun!

    All playgroups run 10:30 am-11:30 am.

    Locations and Dates:

    *Mondays at Danehy Park: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5

    *Wednesdays at Greene-Rose Heritage Park: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7

    *Thursdays at Hoyt Field: 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8

    Families must register for playgroups. Please register for one location. Space is limited. To register, contact Kim Tran at ktran@cambridgema.gov or call 617-349-6385.

    Sponsored by the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families.

    The Center for Families is funded by the City of Cambridge, the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), Children’s Trust, Cambridge Public Schools, and the Cambridge Health Alliance. Let’s Talk/AFC is funded by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the City of Cambridge.

  2. Fall Playgroups in the Park

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    For Cambridge families with children 15 months-4 years old. Join us to meet other families, learn songs and activities to support your child’s development, and have fun!

    All playgroups run 10:30 am-11:30 am.

    Locations and Dates:

    *Tuesdays at Danehy Park: 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

    *Wednesdays at Greene-Rose Heritage Park: 9/21, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19

    *Thursdays at Hoyt Field: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

    Families must register for playgroups. Please register for one location. Space is limited. To register, contact Kim Tran at ktran@cambridgema.gov or call 617-349-6385.

    

    Sponsored by the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families.

    The Center for Families is funded by the City of Cambridge, the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), Children’s Trust, Cambridge Public Schools, and the Cambridge Health Alliance. Let’s Talk/AFC is funded by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the City of Cambridge.

  3. Dads and Kids BBQ

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    Our Dads & Kids BBQ is back! Join us at Danehy Park for our annual cookout!
    Together we will eat delicious food, connect with each other, play with our children and
    enjoy the summer weather!

    • When: Thursday, August 11
    • Where: Danehy Park (99 Sherman Street)
    • Time: 5:30-7:00pm

    To RSVP or with questions reach out at cambdads@cambridgema.gov

    Join us for:
    • Fun Activities
    • A raffle of Cambridge Dads hoodies
    • Cambridge Dads swag giveaways
    • Information about resources in Cambridge

    All Cambridge dads, uncles, male caregivers, grandfathers, stepdads, godfathers, etc. welcomed!

    Cambridge Dads is a program of the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families

  4. Summer StoryWalk Series 2022

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    A StoryWalk is a children’s book hung page by page around a park in Cambridge where families can read, walk, and talk together. Find the 8 StoryWalks in parks around the city from July 16-August 21, 2022. Did you find one? Check it out and then take a photo and share it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with #StoryWalkCamb.

    Locations:

    * Bergin Park, Haskell St & Pemberton St – Stick

    * Clement Morgan Park, 60 Columbia St – Ada Twist, Scientist

    * Hurley Park, Hurley St – Do You Have a Hat?

    *Joan Lorentz Park, Broadway, in front of the Library – I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

    *Kingsley Park, Fresh Pond – Over in the Meadow

    *Old Morse Park (David Nunes Park), Putnam Ave – Wild About Books

    *Riverside Press, River & Memorial Drive – Nuestro Autobus/This Bus for Us

    *Russell Field, Rindge Ave – My Mother’s Sari


    Questions? 617-800-9154. Sponsored by Let’s Talk/Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families; programs of the Cambridge Public Health Department and Department of Human Service Programs.

  5. Cambridge Book Bike 2022

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    Let’s Move, Let’s Eat, Let’s Read!

    Cambridge Book Bike is back this year! The Book Bike will be at a different park on Tuesdays from 12-1 for 5 weeks. Cambridge children of all ages can pick a free book, do a craft, get a free lunch and hear stories read aloud.

    • July 12: Fresh Pond Apartments Playground (Rindge Ave)
    • July 19: Hoyt Field (Gilmore St.)
    • July 26: Gold Star Mothers Park (Gore St.)
    • August 2: Danehy Park (near Universal Playground)
    • August 9: Greene-Rose Heritage Park (Harvard St.)

    To stay up-to-date on schedule changes or rainouts, call 617-349-4038 or follow us on Facebook, or Twitter.

    The Book Bike supports healthy bodies and healthy minds by visiting some of the Cambridge parks that participate in the Summer Food Program, which provides free lunches to children under 18.  

    The goal of the Book Bike is to give all children access to books to build their home library for enjoyment and learning in the summer to help prevent “summer slide”. Meeting families in the park for stories and activities, the Book Bike models that reading is fun! The program provide a wide variety of titles, topics and languages so children can find a book they want to read.  Research has shown that children read more when they select the book.  For more information:

    Why we should let kids choose their own summer reading books

    Book Bike partners include: Liz Phipps-Soeiro, School Librarian, Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, Center for Families, and Cambridge Public Library. For more information check out the Book Bike website or contact Jen Baily, jbaily@challiance.org, 617-800-9154.

  6. Summer 2022 Playgroups

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    For Cambridge families with children 15 months-4 years old. Join us to meet other families, learn songs and activities to support your child’s development, and have fun!

    All playgroups run 10:30 am-11:30 am.

    Locations and Dates:

    *Mondays at Russell Field: 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8

    *Wednesdays at Hoyt Field: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10

    *Thursdays at Greene-Rose Heritage Park: 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11

    Families must register for playgroups. Please register for one location. Space is limited. To register, contact Kim Tran at ktran@cambridgema.gov or call 617-349-6385.

    Sponsored by the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families.

    The Center for Families is funded by the City of Cambridge, the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), Children’s Trust, Cambridge Public Schools, and the Cambridge Health Alliance. Let’s Talk/AFC is funded by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the City of Cambridge.

  7. Fatherhood Buzz

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    Hey dads! Stop by our Fatherhood Buzz with your child to get a free haircut, books, and engage in arts and crafts. This event is for all Cambridge dads, uncles, male-caregivers, grandfathers, stepdads, godfathers, and their children!

    WHEN: Monday, June 6th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Moses Youth Center (In the Studio), 243 Harvard Street, Cambridge MA
    Light refreshments will be served!

    LIMITED SPACE, MUST R.S.V.P contact: Juan Arias
    Email: cambdads@cambridgema.gov or call: 617-349-6334

    Cambridge Dads is a program of the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families.

  8. 2022 StoryWalk at Donnelly Field

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    It’s a reading adventure at Donnelly Field!  Walk around the field to read all of the pages in “Sometimes We Do”and “From Head To Toe”!

    Join us on Thursday, May 19 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. for the first StoryWalk of the season, at Donnelly Field (York and Berkshire Streets).  Free books, activities, pizza, & entertainment by Knucklebones! For families with children 2 to 8 years old.

    Rain date is Friday, May 20. For more information, call 617-299-6705. Sponsored by Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative, Center for Families, and Cambridge Public Library.

  9. Spring Playgroups in the Parks

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    For Cambridge families with children 15 months-4 years old. Join us to meet other families, learn songs and activities to support your child’s development, and have fun! Our theme this spring is music and movement!

    All playgroups run 10:30 am-11:30 am.

    Locations and Dates:

    *Mondays at Danehy Park – 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6, 6/13

    *Wednesdays at Donnelly Field – 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15

    *Thursdays at Greene-Rose Heritage Park – 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9, 6/16

    Families must register for playgroups. Please register for one location. Space is limited. To register, contact Kim Tran at ktran@cambridgema.gov or call 617-349-6385.

    Sponsored by the Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative and the Center for Families.

    The Center for Families is funded by the City of Cambridge, the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), Children’s Trust, Cambridge Public Schools, and the Cambridge Health Alliance. Let’s Talk/AFC is funded by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the City of Cambridge.

  10. March 2022 Playgroups

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    For Cambridge families with children 15 months-4 years old.
    You can meet other families, learn songs and activities to
    support your child’s development, and have fun!

    • Playgroups Series Information:
      • Mondays, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28
        • Virtual Story Time and Sing-Along Series from 10:30am-11:00am
      • Wednesdays, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30
        • Playgroup at Fresh Pond Apartments (362 Rindge Ave.) fromb10:30am-11:30am. Join us for songs, craft activities, and fun!
      • Thursdays, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31
        • Playgroup at Moore Youth Center (12 Gilmore St.) from 10:30am11:30am. Join us at this gym group for games, movement, and fun!

    All families can attend our Virtual Series. Please choose one inperson series to attend. Families must register for playgroups. Space is limited. To register, contact Cynthia Woodward at cwoodward@cambridgema.gov or call 617-349-6385.

    Sponsored by Center for Families and Let’s Talk/Agenda for Children Literacy Initiative

    The Center for Families is funded by the City of Cambridge, the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC), Children’s Trust, Cambridge Public Schools, and the Cambridge Health Alliance. Let’s Talk/AFC is funded by the Cambridge Public Health Department and the City of Cambridge.