Friday Pop Ups

--Chelsea Night Market, August 10, 2019-

Project Description

Join us around the fountain in Chelsea Square for a series of low key family happenings. Held on alternating Friday evenings, each pop up event will be different.  DJs and live music, vendors, art activities -- we're planning a whole calendar of something new. 

Complete calendar.   They are all Fridays, generally 6 to 9 pm. Raindates are the following Friday.

  • May 21

  • June 4

  • June 18

  • July 2

  • July 16

  • August 6

  • August 20

  • September 3

  • September 17

  • October 1

  • October 15

  • October 29

Vendor Call

We're seeking artists, crafts people, food vendors, musicians and other performers, as well as community groups to be part of these events.   Complete the form to tell us more about you and which dates are of interest

Vendor Interest Form

Pop Up Calendar

Friday, October 1, 2021
6 to 9 pm in Chelsea square

rerouted roots

Jennifer Yu and her company Rerouted Roots builds community roots through plants.   Learn the techniques to propagate plants to green your home and world and to make connections with others.

Raindate October 8.

Rerouted Roots
Rerouted Roots

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Friday, October 15, 2021
6 to 9 pm in Chelsea square

sirens crew

The Sirens Crew is a collective of female identifying artists, art therapists and educators who engage community members through creative expression to awaken potential and create change.  One of their projects can be seen on Division Street in the mural behind the offices of North Suffolk Mental Health. 

Raindate October 22.

Sirens Crew
Sirens Crew

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Friday, October 29, 2021
6 to 9 pm in Chelsea square

dia de los muertos

Celebrate the lives of loved ones through a community ofrenda and mini-festival. Elotes from Veronica Robles Center, mariachis, face painting and more.

 

Support the Chelsea Funeral Fund with the sponsorship and making of flowers for our ofrenda.

Coordinated by All Planets Design, celebrate the holiday on Chelsea Square.  

Raindate November 5

Skull masks
Skull masks

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Friday, May 21, 2021
6 to 9 pm in Chelsea square

Kick Off VINYL NIght

Our DJ is spinning old school vinyl records.  Make requests from his big collection of funk, hip hop, soul, rock, house and more.  

Neighborways Design will on hand sharing info about the roadway mural coming in the next weeks for Division Street and Chelsea Square.

We'll be painting together some giant letters that will be our mobile sign for the summer.

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Friday, June 4, 2021
6:30 Flag raising, 7:00 to 9:30 entertainment
5th Annual Chelsea LGBTQ Coalition Pride Flag Raising with Drag musical Bingo 

Join the Chelsea LGBTQ Coalition for the 5th annual raising of the Pride flag at the new location of Chelsea Square next to Stebbins Fountain.  The formal flag raising ceremony will feature Star Chung of the Chelsea Police and brief remarks commemorating the day. 

 

Event immediately followed with a community celebration. Entertainment provided by our hostess for the evening local Drag Queen Veronica Vandersnatch. Free games and musical fun will mark the evening. Expect Lots of fabulous prizes including rainbow masks and mini Chelsea Pride flags. 

 

This event is open to all members of the community and is presented in partnership with Chelsea Prospers, the City of Chelsea's neighborhood initiative, and Jukebox Events. With critical ground work provided by the Chelsea DPW for the fifth year in a row. 

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progressive pride flag

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veronica

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Chelsea LGBTQ Coalition logo

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Friday, June 18, 2021
6 to 9 pm in chelsea square
Paint night with Sury chavez 

Paintings  by Sury Chavez appear all around Chelsea. They're used on the Welcome to Chelsea signs on Fourth Street and Everett Avenue. She's painted murals for a interiors of a number of area restaurants. 

She makes creativity fun and easy for everyone.  Spend the evening with Sury around the fountain as she walks you through the process of making your own creation.

Nada Cart is scheduled with sales of their delicious, made from scratch, empanadas.

 

DJ Chacon will share a variety of tunes throughout the evening.

June 18 with Nada Cart and Sury Chavez
June 18 with Nada Cart and Sury Chavez

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June 18 with Nada Cart and Sury Chavez
June 18 with Nada Cart and Sury Chavez

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Sury Chavez at work on a roadway mural
Sury Chavez at work on a roadway mural

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June 18 with Nada Cart and Sury Chavez
June 18 with Nada Cart and Sury Chavez

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Friday, July 2, 2021
6 to 9 pm in chelsea square
chelsea stories 

A  screening os Chelsea City Stories, an immersive and interactive oral history of Chelsea, MA told by the people who know best. Sit on the Square lawn and listen to stories from locals and share your own. 

Originally conceived as a live-storytelling event  for spring 2020, because of the pandemic is was restructured into a series of 5-minute edited video interviews with residents past and present sharing those indelible details only people who have walked these streets can provide. 


During intermissions, Bubbles McGee will be spreading joy and fun with bubbles. Grab a wand to create your own shapes.

Chelsea City stories
Chelsea City stories

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Bubbles McGee
Bubbles McGee

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Chelsea City Stories

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Friday, July 16, 2021
6 to 9 pm in Chelsea square

community NIght

Big Brothers Big Sisters Association is our partner for this evening. This non-profit organization knows a lot about kids.  For nearly 120 years they've been connecting caring adult mentors with children in under-resourced families.  These transformational, one-to-one relationships make a vital difference in the lives of these young people. 

Stop by for the all ages activities! 

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big brothers big sisters

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Friday, September 17, 2021
6 to 9 pm in Chelsea square

brand NIght

Local designers show off their wares.  Check out the jewelry and knit items by Anabel Mercado and housewares from Patricia Munguia. 

Raindate September 24.

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Friday, August 4, 2021
6 to 9 pm in Chelsea square

poetry NIght

Join local artists as they share powerful experiences through poems and rap at the Pop Up. Featuring local rapper Hassel G(enius), poet Yaritsa Sanchez, and local artist Max Pro from All Planets.

Take a walk through the downtown to installations of poems creating by Chelsea youth on display in storefronts.
 

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Friday, August 20, 2021
6 to 9 pm in Chelsea square

art NIght

Everett based artist Martha Chason-Sokol will lead an art activity. Called Tape Together: The Art of Wrapping, you can follow in the footsteps of Christo and Jean Claude, Judith Scott and David Nash. It's fun and easy to create sculptural objects from recycled materials and tape. No prior experience necessary.

Everett-based artist Martha Chason-Sokol will be leading Tape Together: The Art of Wrapping. Follow in the footsteps of Christo and Jean Claude, Judith Scott and David Nash. Enjoy making this unique form of art creating sculptural objects from recycled materials and tape. No prior experience necessary.

And join Carolyn Lewenberg to make seed bombs. Combine shredded, paper pulp and the seeds of your choice to throw the "bombs" into vacant lots and other forgotten spaces to bring the beauty of echinacea, snapdragons, or calendula or make one with fall veggies to grow food at home like kale, spinach, turnips, cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce.

 

Onepiece, a local apparel brand, sets up shop at the Square bringing her fashion styles and tips. Come by to get the latest apparel trend.

 

Music by DJ Chacon.

Martha Sokol Art of Wrapping
Martha Sokol Art of Wrapping

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Friday, September 3, 2021
6 to 9 pm in Chelsea square

Creative NIght

Follow along with local artist Max Pro to paint a canvas.  

Family puzzle and craft activities with Onepiece.

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Artist Max Pro
Artist Max Pro

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