Over a thousand people dressed as Santa Clauses, elves, and reindeer descended upon Harvard Square for the third annual Yulefest race on Sunday morning. The run, one of five annual 5k races in Cambridge, kicked off at the intersection of Holyoke Street and Massachusetts Avenue and was followed by a post-race block party on Brattle Street.
A cup of heaven.
It's obnoxiously cold outside, which means winter--the season for hot chocolate--is nearly here! Flyby decided to selflessly brave the elements to offer you a list of the Square’s best warm chocolatey beverage offerings. Following our extensive research, we present you with some of our favorites:
Harvard Square is gearing up to usher in the holiday season with a unique take on the Black Friday tradition. The Harvard Square Business Association is planning to use the days following Thanksgiving to promote local businesses and authors, as well as to benefit charitable causes.
For some people, it’s reached that point in the semester where you’re sick of d-hall food, but it’s also too close to Thanksgiving Break to ask your parents to send you a care package filled with junk food that you trick yourself into believing can replace meals. If you’re looking for any semblance of a justification for spending money on food in the Square, here are some rewards programs at stores that may make you feel better with every purchase.
A woman looks into Al's Cafe in the former Holyoke Center. Al's fate remains uncertain with the transition of the building into a new campus center.
The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square is trying to increase its knowledge of Chinese culture. Over the past two years, the number of visitors from China has roughly doubled.
We went around the Square and asked what people thought Harvard students do on an average Saturday night.
The statue Omphalos, pictured Monday night, will soon be relocated to Rockport, Mass.
After being roped off for over two years, the weathered statue Omphalos in the pedestrian peninsula by the Harvard Square T stop will be relocated to Rockport, Mass.
Long hair, full beard, a hoop in his septum, a flower stud below his lip. Upwards of six feet tall and quite thin, he wears a black t-shirt revealing two arms sleeved in dark blue/black ink tattoos, with open circles exposing each elbow. On the knuckle of his right pinky is the letter “O,” and the rest of his name is spelled out across the next three fingers: O-W-E-N.
Many City Council candidates have continued to emphasize that Cambridge must work to preserve the eclectic flavor that makes Harvard Square so unique.