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Dear Friends of Arts at the Armory,

It is with hope and optimism that I want to wish you a happy and healthy 2022. And it is with sincere gratitude that I would like to thank the 124 supporters who contributed to our year-end campaign. We were thrilled to meet our goal in the final hours of the campaign and raise $20,075! We are so appreciative of every gift. Collectively, these funds are an important part of our operating plan for the year ahead and will help facilitate the rebirth of Arts at the Armory. 

We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting The Moth: Boston StorySLAM in our Performance Hall on a monthly basis starting January 25th. More to come on this new collaboration in our next newsletter!

I would also like to take a moment to share that we are carefully responding to the evolving COVID-19 situation. Below we have shared our event calendar for January as it currently stands. Regarding any potential event cancellations or postponements, we will update our website calendar and social media as soon as possible. At the writing of this email, we are anticipating the City of Somerville's adoption of a proposed order requiring COVID-19 vaccination for indoor entertainment, recreation, dining, and fitness settings in the City of Somerville effective January 15, 2022,

ROOTED Armory Cafe and Farmstand will require proof of vaccination from all patrons who choose to sit in the Café. Those who get food or beverage to go will not be required to show proof of vaccination. At this time, it has not been determined if proof of vaccination will be required to enter the Somerville Winter Farmers Market. Please stay tuned for updates as we respond to the rapidly evolving situation. And please remember that effective October 1, 2021, the Center for Arts at the Armory requires all staff and event guests to show proof of vaccination status, and to wear a mask once inside the building.  


Thank you in advance for your collaboration and ongoing support. 

With my sincere gratitude and warm wishes,

Stephanie Scherpf
Executive Director

January 2022 at Arts at the Armory
*events are in the Performance Hall unless otherwise noted

1/4 8:00am-12:00pm: SCES Brown Bag program
1/8 7:00pm - 10:30pm: The Minimalists (Sold Out)
1/9 10:00am - 4:00pm: New Year, New Plant Market 
1/12 2:00pm - 7:00pm:
Red Cross Blood Drive 
1/12 6:00pm - 9:30pm: Teen Open Mic (Café)
1/15 6:00pm - 9:30pm: Amazigh New Year
1/20 6:00pm - 9:30pm: Boston Security Meetup
(Café)
1/20 6:00pm - 11:00 pm: The Loop (Virtual)
1/22 3:30pm - 6:00pm: Sarah Matsushima / Emily Mitchell Performance (Café)
1/22 6:30pm - 9:00pm: Jean Appolon Expressions - Banboche (live streamed)
1/25 6:30pm - 10:00pm: The Moth: Boston StorySLAM
1/26 7:00 - 9:00pm:
Strummerville (Café)
1/28 7:00pm - 10:00pm: Out Loud - A Very Queer Open Mic (Café)
1/31 11:00pm - 4:00pm: Red Cross Blood Drive 

Recurring Events:

Mondays 6:30PM - 7:30PM: Parkour Adult 50+
Mondays 6:30PM - 9:30PM: Queer Tango Boston (Cafe)
Tuesdays 6:00PM - 7:00PM & 7:15PM - 8:15PM:
Parkour Kids
Saturdays 9:30AM - 1:30PM: Somerville Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays 10:00AM - 1:00PM: Rick and Friends (Cafe)

New Year, New Plant Market
Sunday, January 9th 10am - 4pm

It's time to turn a new leaf and celebrate with a New Year, New Plant Market! Enjoy this indoor space for plant enthusiasts with 20+ local artists and small businesses to gather, support local, and chat with others who share the same passion. There will be an anonymous Plant Swap Table (give a plant, take a plant; no plants with known pests allowed), and a Plant Donation Table for the non profit organization Potted Plants for Seniors. Free event and open to the public. Cash bar for drinks and snacks offered by Arts at the Armory. Facebook event link here
Amazigh New Year
Saturday, January 15th 5:30pm

 
The Amazigh New Year celebration known as Yennayer is an annual event that offers a wide selection of activities and performances. There’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy including live Amazigh music featuring both local and international Amazigh artists, Henna tattoos, Moroccan mint tea and sweets, traditional Berber dances and so many more surprises. Click here for tickets. 
Photo by Wayne Lake courtesy of Jean Appolon Expressions
Help Spread the Word About our Performance Opportunity Program (POP) or Apply Yourself! 

The Center for Arts at the Armory’s signature Performance Opportunity Program (POP) seeks to serve local individuals and groups involved in arts, culture and community building, and for whom our regular rental rates for the Performance Hall are too great a financial burden. We believe that arts and culture play an essential role in strengthening the local community we serve, and we know that access to performance and event spaces are one of the most challenging issues facing local artists and cultural workers. Performing arts events that showcase diverse voices promote mental health, well-being and understanding within the wider community. By opening our Performance Hall to arts groups who would not otherwise have access to a large performance venue, we are seeking to provide a welcoming and healing space for local artists and audiences to flourish within the rich multicultural communities of Somerville, Greater Boston, and beyond. Click here for more info and application materials. Initial funding support for POP has been generously provided by Cambridge Trust.
Let's Start the Year by Celebrating Arts at the Armory as a Safe Space for All to Express, Experience and Thrive! 

The Center for Arts at the Armory does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Rent One of Our Unique Spaces

Are you looking for a unique and memorable venue for an event? Our historic and spacious Performance Hall, intimate and charming Café, and comfortable and functional B5 meeting/classroom/rehearsal space are all available to rent. Learn more about our spaces here. For more information, please contact events@artsatthearmory.org.
Emily, Reckard-Mota, SWFM Manager and Arts at the Armory mascot Otis White working hard in our B5 room.
Join Our Team

Do you want to be part of a close-knit, mission-driven team that serves our community through arts, culture and community events? If so, we are seeking Café and Bar staff, as well as awesome volunteers and interns in a variety of areas. Please click here to learn more about job opportunities and click here to learn about internship and volunteer opportunities. 
Online reviews are a powerful way to support our non-profit organization. Love your experience, our events, our spaces, our community and what we're doing? Help to spread the love, y'all! Click here to write us a review on Google and click here to write us a review on Yelp. 
The Center for Arts at the Armory gratefully accepts tax-deductible donations from individual and corporate donors, businesses and private foundations.
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