Food Not Bombs Boston had a great showing at the recent HONK! Festival in Cambridge and Somerville. After the Sunday Parade, we served a meal in Winthrop Square near Harvard: root vegetable roast, eggplant stir fry, hearty soup, and more rice than you can shake a head of cabbage at! We didn’t make a float this year (shout out to FNBers of old!) but we did have our trusty sign and small-scale banner, as well as the bike cart looking as magnificent as ever in the background.
It was great to see everyone and all of the amazing bands at HONK! We handed out flyers and talked to people about using free vegan food to fight hunger, poverty, and the unjust systems we live in. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen.
We’re continuing to plan more meals, food runs, meetings, and shows of activist solidarity this fall, so stay tuned! For more frequent (but not too frequent!) updates, subscribe to our email list at http://fnbboston.org/sign-up-for-the-fnb-email-list/
We are psyched to announce that Food Not Bombs Boston will be in the Honk! Parade for the second year in a row. There will be a reprise of the beloved veggie costumes this year, plus the addition of an exciting, inflammatory float with built-in direct action, so be sure to come out for the festivities! If you’re not familiar with the Honk! Festival, it’s a must-see (or, must-hear, must-experience, maybe is more appropriate?) brass band festival that takes over Davis square for the weekend of October 8-10th, culminating in a parade from Davis to Harvard on Sunday. We will have our regularly scheduled Sunday meal in Harvard Square. Look forward to seeing you there!
For more info on the Honk! Festival, go to honkfest.org.
Food Not Bombs Boston has a new HQ! We’ve moved out of Allston and into Cambridge!
Effective immediately, we will be cooking Sunday meals at this location in Cambridge. We are very excited about this change. The new location is very close to Central Square, provides us with lots of storage space, and has a great kitchen to outfit and use. We will also do Friday and Sunday cleanup at this location, as well as store FNB stuff there.
As always, we cook every Sunday from 11am-2:30pm. Then we serve in Central Square from 3pm-5pm. All are invited to join us!
To learn the address for cooking, please email us at email@example.com or speak with an FNB volunteer directly.
We’ve been doing cooking for Sprout
‘s spaghetti dinners for a few months now, and it’s a great time! A different theme each month, illuminated by music, informative lectures, puppet shows, and as much ‘pasketti and aioli as you can slide down your gullet. The theme this month is Transportation and Public Space. The space is dedicated to community and science: thesprouts.org
Here’s a description of the dinner:
“sprout spaghetti dinners is a dinner theater series seeking to bring people from the Somerville and Cambridge communities together around good food, good music, and good performance. Each month, we’ll find an eclectic group of performers to explore the month’s theme through different lenses. In the tradition of dinners hosted by NYC-based theater company Great Small Works, we want to cast new light on common ideas from artistic, musical, and scientific perspectives. You can find information about past dinners at our blog (http://spaghetti.blogs.thesprouts.org
The theme for this month’s dinner is Transportation and Public Space. It will be happening just outside of Davis Square at sprout (339R Summer St.) on Wednesday April 7 with dinner at 7:30pm and performances beginning at 8. A $10 suggested donation will help us cover expenses.
Our performers will include ::
– Members of SCUL (http://scul.org
) will be parading in on their bicycles and talking a little with people about their group.
– Jeff Rosenblum from Livable Streets (http://livablestreets.info/
) will be talking about Street Design: Dirty Little Engineering Secrets Revealed.
– kanarinka, a.k.a. Catherine D’Ignazio, an artist and educator, will discuss her project It takes 154,000 breaths to evacuate Boston (http://bit.ly/cnAqnk
), and examine the role that fear can play in public space, especially in the form of public transport awareness campaigns, terror simulations in public space, and so on.
– Molly Allis, a local artist and musician, will show an animated music video called Seahorse about a girl who goes on a whimsical journey through city, sky, and sea.
Tired of the same old Boston st patrick day, come to The Sprouts @ Davis Sq for a Night of Political Performance with spaghetti and sauce made by Food Not Bombs. It’s at 339R Summer St, Somerville, MA. Accessible by the Davis Sq red line stop.
The even starts at 7pm with performances following some eating time. This month’s theme is haiti. Check out thesprouts.org for more information. Hope to see you there.
So instead of just doing our bi-weekly meals, we are also willing and offering to help out with any meals that need to be done for events. So just ask us!