Pinktober Hats and Chips

In an effort to bring awareness and raise funds for breast cancer awareness for the month of October, Tavern in the Square will be selling custom hats and bringing in pink tortilla chips. Since the opening of our original restaurant in 2004 our restaurants have been affectionately referred to by our acronym T.I.T.S for Tavern in the Square. While we never publicly acknowledged this reference, we have always been called by it. When approached to support Breast Cancer Awareness this month we wanted to raise as much money as possible and decided on this campaign. While many restaurants simply create a pink cocktail, and donate 50 cents of each to support this cause, we felt that we wanted to do more. We are selling these hats as I Love Tavern in the Square hats with %100 of the proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as proceeds for menu items using our pink tortilla chips. I myself, as well as many of the people working for our organization have personally been affected by this disease. My mother in law is a breast cancer survivor, so I know first hand the impact this disease has one the individual and their families. Our goal is not to offend anyone with this campaign but instead to bring awareness and donate all the proceeds from the sale of our hats and chips. Even though we have not officially partnered with any organization, we plan to donate all the proceeds to “Metavivor," which is dedicated to the specific fight of women and men living with stage 4 cancer.

Stephen DeSousa
Chief Executive Officer

Tavern in the Square Thanksgiving Dinner for the Less Fortunate

Since 2004, each Thanksgiving Day, Tavern in the Square is closed for business. We open our doors in three of our locations, Central Square, Salem and Allston, to those who may not have a place or the means to spend this Holiday. Staff and community members volunteer for the day where we invite those folks in to join us for a full Thanksgiving Dinner. Since inception we started serving 200 guests to this past Thanksgiving, where we had the pleasure to serve over 1,000 dinners to those in need. If you are interested in volunteering for this great day, email the location where you would like to spend the day.

Tavern to Tavern 5K to Benefit Local Cambridge Charities

In 2011 we were pleased to announce our annual Tavern to Tavern 5k. The Race starts at our Central Square Cambridge location and is a 3.2-mile run through historic Cambridge to our Porter Square, Cambridge location. The race has grown from 700 runners to an expected 1,500 in 2013. Each year the proceeds are used to benefit a local Cambridge organization in need of financial support. To sign up for this year’s race log on to www.taverntotavern5k.com

Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Each Christmas season at all five locations, plus our Union Street location in Newton, we invite our guests to join us for a night of food, drinks and cheer. More importantly our goal is to collect thousands of toys for local charities. There are many in need organizations during the holiday season and we do our best to make sure as many children in our communities can enjoy gifts from Santa Claus.

Taste of Cambridge

Since 2005 Tavern in the Square has be a key part and contributor to the Taste of Cambridge. This is the quintessential community driven event. Hundreds of restaurants gather together to give the attendees a taste of the culinary landscape of the city. Beyond that the money raised goes to benefit local in need organizations with donations reaching over $10,000 every year. We have been proud to sit on the board of the Taste of Cambridge and help contribute the growth and charitable vision of this great event.

Annual Chief Sponsor Brian J Honan 5K

Since 2010 Tavern in the Square Allston has been a part of this great event. The Brian J Honan Charitable Fund has been able to support and foster local and national charitable programs that support education, recreation, housing and healthcare.

Boston Marathon Fundraiser for The Fifty Legs Foundation

THANK YOU to ALL those that came out and supported our fundraiser for the 50 Legs Foundation. The turnout was an amazing success and we are tallying the total donations now with Tavern in the Square matching all the money!! Thank you again!!

Annual Sponsorship of the Allston Village Street Fair

The Allston Village Street Fair is a multicultural festival celebrating the rich diversity of Allston-Brighton residents, as well as residents in the surrounding neighborhoods of Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and surrounding New England Areas.

The Allston Village Street Fair attracts more than 100,000 full time Boston area residents and students and provides a fusions of Music, International Food Court, Family Entertainment Amenities, a Vendors Market, Promotional Giveaways, and Fun!

Event proceeds benefit the Allston-Brighton Community. Each annual Allston Village Street Fair Festival supports the visibility of charities.

Supported Charities include the Music Drives Us Foundation.

The Parents and Community Build Group, Inc. 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization and The Ringer Park Partnership Group — all volunteer organizations — provide vital community services and resources to residents in Allston and nearby towns. PCBG,Inc. was established for the purpose of creating a Community Build Project in 2004. PCBG,Inc, is dedicated to enacting our mission statement of working to strengthening our community through creating and sponsoring events that improve the quality of life of our residential and commercial neighbors, encourage civic participation, green space advocacy and stewardship, and have a positive impact on the Allston-Brighton-Boston community.

Annual Sponsorship of the Strides Against Stigma at Boston University’s Nickerson Field

Strides Against Stigma is a unique event dedicated to raising awareness of depressive disorders and building a community that will erase the stigma of depression.

Strides Against Stigma 2013 was held on Saturday, April 27 at Boston University's Nickerson Field. What a glorious day it was! We took more than a half-million steps in taking strides to end the stigma of depression!

Member of the Allston Board of Trade

The Allston Board of Trade, first established in 1932, serves the Allston business community and neighborhood as a whole.

Mission
The Allston Board of Trade is an open organization representing locally-based businesses, industries and institutions working together with the City, the community, elected officials and local charities in our mission to help support, strengthen and improve the quality of life and commerce in Allston.

Organization Overview
Serving typical chamber of commerce functions, ABOT was founded as and remains a government liaison for local business; while keeping a functional community service focus. ABOT’s goal is to help maintain Allston as a vibrant community in which to live, shop, work and raise a family.
Description

Collectively ABOT’s “Mom & Pop” stores, regional companies, worldwide conglomerates, renowned healthcare facilities and celebrated educational institutions provide goods, services and employment to thousands of area residents, to America and to the world.
General Information

Allston is a community of diversity…a population with a wide range of age groups spanning the ethnic and religious spectrum. ABOT membership reflects that, with an array of businesses, organizations and institutions; and a continuing commitment to adapt to Allston’s growth and diversity.

Member of the Cambridge License Advisory Board

Through the innovation of the City of Cambridge License Commission and the cooperation of its founding board members, CLAB was a frontrunner in non-traditional responses to licensee infractions.

As an alternative to suspending licenses, the City encouraged the establishment of a licensee moderation group. Its efforts have included a clarification of the laws affecting licensees, a merit rating system encouraging ongoing CLAB involvement, and occasional guest speakers at member meetings.

CLAB recently evolved into an even more cooperative public/private organization with its vote to include non-licensees on the board and with the election of Richard Scali of the License Commission as its first non-licensee board member.

CLAB’s membership, which is updated on the website, consists of Participating Members (meeting attendees) and the recently established Contributing Members (annual contributors).

Participants in the Muscular Dystrophy Lock Up Events

The Lock-Up is the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s premier fundraising program. These high-profile events occur all across the country at various times throughout the year. Business and community leaders agree to be “put behind bars for good,” where they utilize use their vendors, co-workers, family and friends to get donations that will go toward their “bail.” Each Jailbird has weeks to raise their donations. That way, on the day of the Lock-Up event, they can enjoy the Lock-Up experience by networking with other business leaders and meeting with the individuals and families that they’re helping in their community. All funds raised by the MDA Lock-Up assist the Association in providing lifesaving research, a nationwide network of medical clinics and accessible summer camp experiences to individuals and families affected by neuromuscular diseases.

Annual Chief Sponsor for the Bridge & Back 10k in Salem MA

The Bridge & Back 10K which will take place on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at 8am and will kick off Heritage week in Salem. The race will cross the Salem/Beverly Bridge from Salem and run in Beverly and return to Salem. The Race is being sponsored by the Tavern in the Square!!! All proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.