Summer 2015 Events at Assembly Row

From farmers markets and fun runs to outdoor concerts and fireworks, Somerville’s Assembly Square complex offers events this summer.

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Assembly Row / Courtesy photo

If you think that summer fun at Assembly Row—Somerville’s latest and greatest shopping and entertainment complex—comes mainly in the form of air-conditioned bliss paired with a summer blockbuster at their state-of-the-art movie theater…well, you’re not wrong, but there are plenty of other diversions afoot over the next few months.

From farmers markets and fun runs, to outdoor concerts and fireworks, here’s what you can look forward to at Assembly this season.

—Summer Movie Series—
Saturdays, July 11-August 29, starting at dusk

July 11 marks the return of Assembly Row’s summer movie series, hosted by the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) in Baxter Park.

July 11: Paddington
July 18: Big Hero 6
July 25: E.T.
August 1: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
August 8: The Wizard of Oz
August 15: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
August 22: Guardians of the Galaxy
August 29: Maleficent

—Summer Music Series—
Mondays and Thursdays, June 15-September 28, 6:30 p.m.

Starting in June, visitors can grab a drink at River Bar, and then head to Acoustic Mondays at Point Park (which is right behind the restaurant) or Live Music Thursdays, a picnic-ready evening of music at the amphitheater at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park. Below, see the lineup for June and July.

June 15: Jennifer Tefft
June 18th: Old Jack
June 22: Dennis Brennan
June 25: Miss Fairchild
June 29: Sarah Borges
July 2: Ali McGuirk
July 6: Hoot and Holler
July 9: The Funky AB’s
July 13: Todd Thibaud
July 16: Life Electric
July 20: Jenna Lotti
July 27: Fretbox Trio
July 30: Ross Livermore Band

—Assembly Farmers Market—
Sundays, June-October, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Turns out, you can shop local at the mall. Launching June 7, Assembly Row will host a full lineup of produce and food vendors, as well as musicians, community booths, and other entertainment.


—Eversource Walk for Boston’s Children Hospital—
$25 registration fee for adults ($5 children 12 and under), June 14, 10 a.m. (seven-mile walk), 11 a.m. (two-mile walk)

Thousands of walkers flock to this annual fundraiser. Whether goers opt to do two miles or seven, the walk kicks off at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park, running along the Mystic River—and raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity.


—Row It Forward—
August 10-23

If you’ve ever sought refuge from the dog-days-of-summer heat at the mall, Assembly Row has just the thing for you. For two weeks in August, shoppers can rack up points (one dollar equals one point) for their chosen nonprofit; at stake for the winning nonprofit is a $20,000 first prize. Register here; registration closes June 13.


—Race to the Row 5K—
August 23, 9:30 a.m., $35 registration ($40 day-of registration)

Hosted by the Somerville Road Runners (and with proceeds going to local nonprofits), this family-friendly run/walk returns for a third year. Afterward, carb up with slices from Ernesto’s Pizza and cool down with scoops from JP Licks.


September 12, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Assembly Row and Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park

Not ready to say goodbye to the days of sun and fun by the time September rolls around? You’ll be in good company at the eighth annual Somerville Riverfest, which comes complete with live music, art, food, and a sidewalk sale. At the end of the night, send summer off with a bang, with a fireworks display over the Mystic.

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