the Out of Town News Kiosk in Harvard Square

Harvard Square

0 Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday to Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

We are excited to bring a new pop-up in the former Out of Town News Kiosk in the heart of Harvard Square. The pop-up honors the history of kiosk as a space for gathering, building community, and connecting across boundaries. The City of Cambridge is embarking on a project to renovate the historic kiosk and plaza that will begin in Spring/Summer 2020. Since the former tenant (Out of Town News) left at the end of October, we will be keeping the kiosk active in the intermediary before the renovation begins.

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the CultureHouse team on a dock in Kendall Square

Kendall Square

500 Kendall Street, Cambridge, MA

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday: 10am – 9pm
Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm

In collaboration with BioMed Realty, we have popped-up at 500 Kendall Street in Kendall Square. We have all the past pop-up favorites and many new fun additions. There are tons of events, free coffee and tea, WiFi, and space to hang out. Be sure to come visit us!

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pop-up at PARK(ing) day with people sitting in circle

Holiday Stroll – December 14, 2019

Union Square, Somerville, MA

For the second year in a row, we returned to Union Square for the Holiday Stroll! We brought back the fire pit and, despite a little drizzle, everyone had a great time.

pop-up at PARK(ing) day with people sitting in circle

Allston Village Street Fair – September 29, 2019

Farrington Street, Allston, MA

We popped-up at the Allston Village Street Fair with a space to chill, bounce, and have a conversation.

giant cornhole at Bow Market

Fluff Festival – September 21, 2019

Union Square, Somerville, MA

We popped-up at Fluff Festival for a day of bouncing off all the Fluff on our trampolines and relaxing in a chair while you slip into your food coma.

pop-up at PARK(ing) day with people sitting in circle

PARK(ing) Day – September 20, 2019

Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

With support from the Cambridge Arts Council, we made our much-anticipated (by us, at least) return to PARK(ing) Day in Cambridge wth trampolines, a place to sit, and more!

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kids jumping on trampolines at a movie night (photo credit: Flavio D)

Movie Nights – August 2019

In collaboration with the Cambridge Arts Council, we popped-up at two evening outdoor movie nights, providing a place to jump, play a game, color, and spend time with family.

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trampolines and chairs in Boston City Hall Plaza

City Hall Plaza – April 20, 2019

With the support of the Boston Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture, CultureHouse brought GIANT corn hole, trampolines, and a living room complete with a pop-up pupper to City Hall Plaza. It was a day of fun in the midst of the busy city where visitors jumped, played, and learned about the importance of human scale in urban design.

people toast mashmellows around a fire

Union Square Holiday Stroll – December 2018

CultureHouse brought warmth to the Union Square Neighborhood Association’s Holiday Stroll, putting a fire pit in our living room and smores in our bellies. In the cold depths of winter, its more important than ever to leave your house and spend time with friends, family, and assorted strangers.

children jump on trampolines

Cambridge PARK(ing) Day – September 21, 2018

CultureHouse joined the Cambridge Community Development Department’s PARK(ing) Day celebration, the local expression of a global movement to reclaim parking spaces for people. Our pop-up living room, complete with games, trampolines, and snacks, was just one of many amazing temporary parks created by community members.

interion of the CultureHosue pop-up space at Bow Market

Bow Market – July 2018

CultureHouse opened our first indoor community space at Bow Market in Union Square, Somerville. This one-month iteration allowed us to test out our ideas, garner feedback, and reflect on our progress. With swings, games, books, and trampolines, it wasn’t hard to sell the space to kids – but it was just as easy to convince adults that it was time to play! Read our recap of the impacts of the space on Medium

CultureHouse outdoor pop-up in Allston

Allston – April 8, 2018

Our second pop up, at Jackson Mann Plaza in Allston, enabled community members to interact with each other and learn more about CultureHouse and our girls. We hosted our living-room pop up filled with seating, games and warm beverages for the cool April day. This pop up alerted us to a very important issue: the need for a dog friendly space at CultureHouse!

woman writing on prompt board in Central Square

Central Square – December 18, 2017

For our first ever pop-up, CultureHouse set up an outdoor living room in Jill Brown Rhone Park in Cambridge’s Central Square. Despite the 28˚F weather, visitors loved our living room, our tropical beach-themed photo booth, and our large prompt board - demonstrating the need for more welcoming public spaces and more activation of outdoor spaces in the winter months. Check our recap of the pop-up here.