PCA is excited to be part of the City of Cambridge’s PARK(ing) Day celebration this year. Tomorrow, September 21, PCA will transform four Inman Square parking spaces into social venues for the neighborhood. The PCA Band – The Revit Clash – will be performing at lunch time on Cambridge Street, with additional performances throughout the afternoon. Next to the band will be an outdoor living room with furniture to lounge on and enjoy the music on the street. Two Hampshire Street spaces will be converted into “Doodle” space, so kids (and grown up kids!) can make their mark on the streetscape. Plants will create a soft barrier between the cars and people without completely dividing the spaces visually. Look for updates and photos next week.

PARK(ing) Day is an annual event where residents, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary public spaces. The project began in 2005 in San Francisco, and has since grown into a global movement.

The mission of PARK(ing) Day is to “call attention to the need for more urban open space, to generate critical debate around how public space is created and allocated, and to improve the quality of urban human habitat….at least until the meter runs out!”