Irving Street - Past News

17th Annual Irving Street Block Party! - Sept 16, 2017

Our 17th annual Irving Street Block Party will be on Saturday September 16th from 12:30-6pm with a rain date of Sun Sept 17th. This is for residents, former residents, renters, owners, kids, and community! Please encourage your neighbors and tenants to attend, and also please bring a dish to share.

The street will be closed from 11:30 to 8 p.m. and set-up will begin around 11:30 if you would like to help. Please do not park between #17-60.

The block party will include:

16th Annual Irving Street Block Party! - Sept 10, 2016

The 2016 Block Party was a great success! Thank you for all of those who helped out and attended.

A special Thank You to all of our sponsors this year who helped us raise $540 for the Somerville Homeless Coalition, a new record!

16th Annual Irving Street Block Party! - Sept 10, 2016

Our fifteenth annual Irving Street Block Party will be on Saturday September 10th from 12:30-6pm with a rain date of Sun Sept 11th. This is for residents, former residents, renters, owners, kids, and community! Please encourage your neighbors and tenants to attend, and also please bring a dish to share.

The street will be closed from 11:30 to 8 p.m. and set-up will begin around 11:30 if you would like to help. Please do not park between #17-60.

The block party will include:

15th Annual Irving Street Block Party! - Sept 19, 2015

The 2014 Block Party was a great success! Thank you for all of those who helped out and attended.

A special Thank You to all of our sponsors this year who helped us raise $425 for the Somerville Homeless Coalition.!

15th Annual Irving Street Block Party - September 2015

Our fifteenth annual Irving Street Block Party will be on Saturday September 19th from 12:30-6pm with a rain date of Sun Sept 20th. This is for residents, former residents, renters, owners, kids, and community! Please encourage your neighbors and tenants to attend, and also please bring a dish to share.

The street will be closed from 11:30 to 8 p.m. and set-up will begin around 11:30 if you would like to help. Please do not park between #17-60.

The block party will include:

14th Annual Irving Street Block Party - June 2014

The 2014 Block Party was a great success! Thank you for all of those who helped out and attended.

A special Thank You to all of our sponsors this year!

Photos from Bill Fried

Thanks to Bill Fried for some wonderful photos of the Blizzard of 2011 as well as of the street.

12th Annual Irving Street Block Party!

The 2012 Block Party was a great success! Thank you for all of those who helped out and attended!

A special Thank You to all of our sponsors this year!

12th Annual Irving Street Block Party!

Our twelfth annual Irving Street Block Party will be on Saturday September 15th from 2-6 p.m. with a rain date of Sun Sept 16th. This is for residents, former residents, renters, owners, kids, and community! Please encourage your neighbors and tenants to attend, and also please bring a dish to share. There will also be a pub crawl the night before.

The street will be closed from noon to 8 p.m. and set-up will begin around noon if you would like to help. Please do not park between #17-60.

The block party will include:

11th Annual Irving Street Block Party!

Our eleventh annual Irving Street Block Party will be on Saturday the 17th of September from noon to 6 p.m. (with a rain date of September 18th). Please bring a dish to share.

The street will be closed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and set-up will begin at 10 AM if you would like to help. Please do not park between #17-60.

On Friday Sept 16th we will also be having the annual Irving Street Pub Crawl starting. (We are still looking for titles for this year. "Night of the Paved Street" has been proposed.)

The block party will include:

10th Annual Irving Street Block Party!

The 2010 Block Party was a great success! Thank you for all of those who helped out and attended! As Phil said, "Yes, the weather was perfect, the company superb, the food excellent, the children well-behaved, and the drumming a great addition. And I ended up with a rainbow on my face."

A special Thank You to all of our sponsors this year! Our raffle raised $428 for a local charity: this year's winner was CASPAR, the Cambridge and Somerville alcohol and drug rehabilitation program.

Some photos taken by Erik and Hans have been posted.

John McKenzie receives Ciy of Somerville Citation for his work in the community - September 10, 2009

Tonight the Mayor & Aldermen of the City of Somerville awarded our John McKenzie a City Citation & Proclamation for his commitment to the community, prepariong and serving weekly homemade meals to the elderly and homeless for the past 28 years. Frank Senesi, Director of Veterans Affairs, also awarded our Mr. McKenzie a World War II City of Somerville Medal of Honor. The ceremony was beautiful and was attended by John's family, many friends/neighbors, and Masonic Lodge Brothers. Thank you to Our Mayor Curtatone and Alderman Rebekah Gewirtiz for helping to get the Citation/Proclamation, contacting the Veterans Affairs and for the beautiful ceremony and presentation and for taking the time to honor John. Also, thank you to everyone that wrote in support of the award and for attending the ceremony. John has also been invited to be a guest of the Mayor's at an October City of Somerville All American City event. Thank you again, John, for all of your service to our community.

Photos of the ceremony have been posted here.

Halloween 2009

Some photos of Halloween on Irving St have been posted for this year. Rod wins for creepiest costume!

9th Annual Block Party - 2009

The 2009 Block Party was a great success, despite having to move to the rain date. Thank you for all of those who helped out and attended! Thank you as well to all of our sponsors this year! Our raffle raised over $400 for a local charity.

Irving Open Studios 2009

The street is full of artists! Bill Freed, Emily Bhargava, and Karen Edlund all had highly successful Somerville Open Studios exhibits this year. Coming soon: the Irving Street Gallery?

Halloween 2008

Photos of Halloween 2008 on Irving Street.

Halloween 2007

Photos of Halloween 2007 on Irving Street.

8th Annual Block Party - 2008

Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to the 2008 block party and pub crawl on September 7th! It was a great success, as always, and the weather couldn't have been better. A big thank you to those businesses who contributed. Photos have been posted.

The block party included:

Somerville Open Studios

May 2007 -- Our own Bill Fried exhibited his photography in Somerville Open Studios.

Annual Block Party - 2007

Thank you to everyone who came and contributed to the 2007 block party and pub crawl on September 15th!
It was a great success, as always. Thank you to those businesses who contributed.

Annual Block Party - 2006

We had a great block party on September 16th (Saturday) of 2006. Thank you to all of those local businesses who donated raffle prizes and to all of you who made it! Planning for the 2007 block party will probably start in June or July.


Erik Nygren (webmaster@irvingstreet.net)