CAMBRIDGE CARNIVAL COMMUNITY FORUM — OUR VISION FOR THE NEXT 25 YEARS
The Cambridge Carnival Committee in collaboration with the Central Square Business Association/Cultural District invite you to a Community Forum on Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. The theme for the forum is “Our Vision for the Next 25 Years.” Refreshments will be provided courtesy of Central Square Business Association/Cultural District. RSVP desired.
Cambridge Carnival International is a colorful and festive celebration rooted in African traditions. The festival, in its 26th year is considered a Cambridge Institution and it’s the largest festival in Cambridge. The festival is planned by the people for the people. A volunteer committee of residents, work year-round to plan this special and spectacular event for the Cambridge community that celebrates culture, diversity and community. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes accompanied by steel drums, dancing to the beat of the Carnival. The festival is also an opportunity to enjoy international foods and purchase multicultural crafts from around the world.
As the Cambridge Carnival embarks on the next 25 years, we invite the Cambridge community and our stakeholders to be a part of shaping its future. We all want what is best for our community and our City—a fun, safe and successful Carnival. We can’t be successful unless we are all invested and in this together. We borrowed the words from our City Manager, Louis A. DePasquale that he shared at a recent community meeting that also applies to us — “while there will be challenges, by working together we will get there.” We hope you will join us on March 29th to help us get “there.”
Community Forum Agenda
- Preserving our legacy—enhancing the programming
- Exploring a new venue and festival footprint
- Public safety
- Community collaboration
- Introducing the Cambridge Youth Steel Orchestra initiative