Inman Square Movie Night
& Neighborhood Social 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Weather and a great group of neighborhood people, agencies, and businesses —especially the East Cambridge Savings Bank, which donated the space— combined to make a fun night for attendees of the Inman Square Movie Night & Neighborhood Social 2009 on August 20. Begun several years ago by the Inman Square Business Association (ISBA), the annual event is also sponsored by the Cambridge Arts Council (CAC) and the Cambridge Community Development Department (CDD).
ISBA Co-President Tom Lynn of the Liberty Bay Credit Union, Cambridge Postmaster Kathy Lydon, Manager Manny Rodriguez of East Cambridge Savings, and Chris Basler of the CDD greeted visitors.
Linda Rogers, Manager at Cambridge Savings Bank and ISBA Treasurer
offered bottled water provided by Cambridge Savings.
Children's entertainer Jungle Jim prepared some of his props.
The earliest jellybeans got the best seats! The Peanut Gallery's first row awaited events.
ISBA Co-President Renée Farster of Inman Oasis handed out free popcorn offered by East Cambridge Savings.
The City of Cambridge was well represented. Vice Mayor Sam Seidel
and Cambridge Police Deputy Superintendent Michael Walsh discussed the success of the event.
Kelly Foley of the 1369 Coffee House had free iced tea for everyone.
Jessica Farrell and Julie Madden, both of the CAC, one of the event's sponsors, helped with the popcorn.
Jungle Jim fascinated the kids with his balloons and interactive stories and skits,
which tonight were centered on extraterrestrials.
After Jungle Jim's show, spontaneous dance erupted.
To no one's surprise, the not exactly advertised movie turned out to be E.T.
While the socializing and entertainments were going on, many area businesses offered specials to coincide with the event. When asked why so many people go through so much trouble to put on this party, ISBA Co-President Tom Lynn responded, "The primary purpose is to bring people into Inman Square to see the unique selection of businesses we have in the Square."