Putting the “Social” in Social Innovation | August 18 – August 25

Your Weekly Guide to Exciting Events in Greater Boston
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The Social Innovation Forum has built a portfolio of 106 organizations and social businesses - what better way to keep our community informed, active, and social than through our popular SIF Community Summer Series? Each week, we will share events hosted by our partners, past and present. Be sure to get out there and support our inspiring greater Boston social impact community!

The Social Innovation Forum Community Summer Series | August 18 – August 25

1 | Get active (again!) with InnerCity Weightlifting
2018 Summer Workout Series

Wednesday August 22, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Rose Kennedy Greenway

InnerCity Weightlifting is holding a third fitness series this summer through September 5! Bring a friend to condition and strengthen your body along-side your community with a workout adjustable to your fitness ability. InnerCity Weightlifting is conquering violence on the Boston streets by giving troubled youth the opportunity to train the community in a gym.

This event is open to the public and free. Registration is required here.

2 | Shop for local produce with Groundwork Lawrence, 2013 Innovator
Groundwork Farmers Markets - Mercado Agricola

Wednesday August 22, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Campagnone North Common, across from 115 Haverhill Street, Lawrence MA

Friday August 24, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | 254 Broadway Rt. 28, Methuen MA

Saturday August 25, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Sullivan Park, Intersection of North Parish Road & Winthrop Ave, Lawrence MA

Come indulge in fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, and baked goods from local farmers every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday until October 27! Cash, Debit, Credit, EBT/SNAP/Food Stamps, WIC, Senior Coupons, and Holy Family Hospital Farmers Market Vouchers are all accepted. Groundwork Lawrence strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being.

For more information, contact info@groundworklawrence.org or 978-974-0770.

3 | Save our waters with Mystic River Watershed Association
Water Chestnut Removal Community Day

Saturday August 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | 20 Academy Street, Arlington MA

Volunteer with Mystic River Watershed Association to rid the Mystic River of invasive chestnuts. Do your part in maintaining a healthy earth with your family, friends, and community. All supplies and lunch will be provided!

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required here.

Free Fun Fridays! with Highland Street Foundation, SIF Funding Partner

Every summer, the Highlight Street Foundation teams up with Massachusetts’s most popular cultural sites to open their doors for free to the public to maximize opportunity. All are welcome! Here are the sites participating on August 24 (*New sites every week*).

  • Harvard Museums of Science and Culture | Cambridge MA | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo | New Bedford MA | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • MASS MoCA | North Adams MA | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Heritage Museums & Gardens | Sandwich MA | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Cape Cod Children’s Museum | Mashpee MA | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Smith College Museum of Art | Northampton MA | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • The Old Manse, The Trustees | Concord MA | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Emily Dickinson Museum | Amherst MA | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Hull Life Saving Museum | Hull MA | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Museum of African American History | Boston MA | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Carolina serves as a Program Intern at the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) through the Forest Foundation. She is assisting in the recruitment of nonprofits for the Social Innovator Accelerator, helping with event programming, and researching and writing for the SIF blog.

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Did we miss something? Contact Carolina at crosas@socialinnovationforum.org to have your summer events included in future Putting the “Social” in Social Innovation posts!

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