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A New Way to Honor Teachers and Volunteers in 2021

This year, Cambridge School Volunteers will not hold an in-person event to recognize and celebrate our volunteers and call attention to a special teacher.

This year we’re honoring all CPS teachers and school volunteers in a quite different way.

We’ll be publicly making flags and other handmade fiber arts creations to symbolize our gratitude to the teachers and volunteers of the Cambridge Public Schools. Join us to make these items in community, whether you’ve never touched an embroidery needle or are a seasoned knitter, sewer, quilter or other sort of needle artist. Or take a mini-kit home, or order materials from Gather Here, and hand in your work by June 6 for the grand display of all that’s been made to honor the folks in CPS who’ve helped our students during the pandemic year.

Sunday, May 16: 3:00–5:00 p.m. By the Charles River, Near Weeks Footbridge
Sunday, May 23 3:00–5:00 p.m. At Sennott Park, 305 Broadway, Cambridge
Saturday, June 12 9:00–11:00 a.m. At Danehy Park, Sherman St., Cambridge

Join your neighbors, textile artist Diana Weymar of the Tiny Pricks Project, and Gather Here staff to talk about collaborative art and how the needle arts served up a dose of sanity and laid a groundwork for neighbors and friends to build community, throughout history. Can you sew, stitch, quilt or embellish during the gathering? Of course! Free and open to all, but advance registration is necessary. FREE-register here