Tufts Hosts Seventh Annual Community Day with Medford and Somerville

Neighbors, Friends Invited to Join University for Learning, Family Entertainment, Lunch, More
August 27, 2009

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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to celebrate the seventh annual Community Day at Tufts University from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. The event will take place on the academic quad at Tufts' Medford-Somerville campus and is cosponsored by the two cities.

"Community Day is always a high point of the year on campus," said Tufts University President Lawrence S. Bacow. "We look forward to this opportunity to welcome our neighbors from Medford and Somerville to Tufts, and we are grateful to both cities for helping us offer a great day of family fun."

All activities are free and open to the public. Highlights of the day include:

  • Educational displays from Tufts departments and student organizations including the Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, Salsa dance lessons, Public Health and Community Medicine, the Studio Art program, and much more
  • Music and dance by student groups, including The Beelzebubs, BlackOut, and B.E.A.T.S.
  • Performance by the popular children's entertainment troupe "Traveling Treasure Trunk"
  • Tips on safety and fire prevention by police and fire departments
  • Pumpkin painting, crafts, cookie decorating, face painting and other activities for children
  • Information tables from community organizations in Medford and Somerville
  • Complimentary lunch and refreshments

Events, including lunch, will take place on the main academic quad at the top of the hill by Goddard Chapel, Ballou Hall and the statue of Jumbo. The event is handicapped accessible. Community Day will be held rain or shine.

Free parking for Community Day is available in the Tufts parking garage at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford. A complimentary shuttle will run between Davis Square (across the street from the Somerville Theater) and the Tufts campus.

For more information about the Tufts Community Day please visit http://cday.tufts.edu or contact the Tufts Office of Community Relations at 617-627-3780 or at CommunityDay@tufts.edu.

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Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of its students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.