Who We Are
The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association (CNA) was founded in November 2004 and is a 501(c)3 non-profit. We are located in Cambridge, MA with borders on River St, Mass Ave, the Grand Junction train tracks, and the Charles River.
Membership is open to all residents of Cambridgeport, families of children who attend Cambridgeport schools, and people who work in Cambridgeport.
We strive to strengthen community, facilitate advocacy, and share information. Our activities include informational meetings, social events, and neighborhood improvement projects.
The CNA is represented by a board which is elected annually by community members.
2023 Board Members:
Rebecca Bowie, President
Brittany Butler, Clerk
Tien-Tien Chan, Clerk
Cathie Zusy, Treasurer
Valerie Bonds, DEI Committee Chair
Our events are always free, open to the public, and no prior participation is necessary.
We encourage new faces to join us!
Bike Meetup & Showcase
June 3, 2023
10am - 12pm
The Cambridgeport Neighborhood Association will be hosting a bike meet up and showcase on June 3rd 10AM-12PM in Dana Park for people who live, work, and/or send their kids to school in our neighborhood. More details to come but there will be food, fun bike related resources, kids bike course, and a bike trailer / cargo bike / kid bike seat showcase.
For the bike trailer / cargo bikes / bike seats showcase, we are looking for volunteers who want to show off how they ride their bike with their kids and chat with folks about what they LOVE about it! Please sign up here and spread the word. We'd love to see a wide range of styles. And if you volunteer, we will thank you with a free donut or bagel from Black Sheep Market nearby.
Sign up here: https://forms.gle/Q1on7gcJPdt48ZQT8
Year of the Block Party
Check out our page.
The CNA Board is working to make 2023 the "Year of the Block Party." Want to help?
We are looking for:
Block party hosts (your neighbors and the CNA will help with everything! We even have some grant money available. If you're unsure but potentially interested, reach out!)
Block party volunteers (can't host on your street but want to help somehow?)
People with skills to share - especially musicians! (Or other block party skills. Grilling? Face painting? Whatever you can think of.) Can be volunteer or paid.
If you are at all interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need convincing? It's for a good cause! Not only is it fun to know your neighbors, but the need is real: Resilient Cambridge is the City's plan to make the city more prepared for and resilient to the impacts of climate change while improving the quality of life and enhancing the city. One of the four components of the plan is Closer Neighborhoods: “Success will depend on the strength and resilience of our social networks: family, friends, and neighbors….”
Working Against Racism Group
Last Monday of the month
Hosted by Valerie Bonds & Brian Aull, members of the CNA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
Repeat participants help us to move the conversation forward, AND brand new participants are welcome and encouraged each month.
Shop secondhand with us
Be good to the environment and help raise money for the CNA! We get a portion of sales when you shop secondhand with Helpsy (our textile drive partner) using this link:
Past Events since 2020
The CNA Board meets monthly.
May 2023: Textile & Book Drive, Universal Pre-K Info Sessio
March 2023: First hybrid community meeting
February 2023: Annual Meeting
January 2023: Community gatherings
November 2022: Community Meeting
October 2022: Textile & Book Drive, Community meeting
September 2022: Meet Your Neighbor Day
May 2022: Community Meeting
April 2022: Textile Drive, Clean Up & Seedling Swap, Community meeting
February 2022: Virtual Meeting/Board Elections
December 2021: Special election candidate forum
November 2021: Fall Gathering in Dana Park
October 2021: Municipal Candidate Night
September 2021: Cambridgeport Play Day
May 2021: Neighborhood Plant Swap
April 2021: Community Clean Up
April 2021: Virtual Community Meeting
March 2021: Virtual Community Meeting
February 2021: Virtual Community Meeting & Annual Elections
November 2020: Virtual Community Meeting
September 2020: Virtual Community Meeting
May 2020: Plant Swap
April 2020: Virtual Trivia Night
April 2020: Teddy Bear in the Window - Bear Hunt
April 2020: Support Local Businesses Media Campaign
March 2020: Neighbors Helping Neighbors Match Service
January 2020: Public meeting and annual election
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Connect With Us!
Join Our Neighborhood Conversation Listserv!
You're invited if you live or work in Cambridgeport, or if you have a child in a Cambridgeport school.
The CNA neighborhood conversation listserv is a forum for issues and information related to Cambridgeport. Opinions expressed by individuals do not reflect the opinions of the organization. Rules for participation are here.