Celebrate National Black Business Month with us at Black-owned businesses around Cambridge and Somerville!
In celebration of National Black Business Month, the Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network (CSBBN), the Sustainable Business Network of MA (SBN), and Cambridge Local First (CLF) are holding the Passport to Black-owned Businesses Event on Saturday, August 21, from 12-5pm. An exciting combination of bingo and trivia, this event will encourage community members to interact with and support Black-owned, local businesses in Cambridge and Somerville. We are excited to feature 12 businesses from Cambridge and Somerville in this event and will provide everything you need to participate!
Each participating business is listed below and can be found on this map. The businesses will each have a page in the “passport”. Participants will ask the business owner or employee a trivia question in order to get their passport stamped by the business.
You can download your passport here OR pick one up at any participating business on the day of the event. A grand prize made up of items from the vendors will be raffled off to participating customers. To enter the raffle, email the answers to at least three of the trivia questions or send proof that you have participated virtually to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The grand prize will be a gift basket featuring gift certificates from Black Sheep Bagel Cafe, Great Eastern Trading Company, and Tokens of Light; a bar of vegan artisanal soap or a bath bomb from Artifact Soapworks; a signature sweatshirt from Tokens of Light; a dinner for two from Pikliz International Kitchen, & MORE!
Anyone is welcome to participate! To take part, view the rules and vendor list below. Download Your “Passport” Here!
- Download your passport or pick one up at a participating business on the day of the event
- Visit at least 3 of the businesses on 8/21 and ask them the trivia question listed on their page to get your passport stamped AND/OR follow Ms. Bonafide Creations on any of their social media pages and subscribe to B. Royal Boutique’s newsletter.
- Email the answers to the trivia questions or proof of virtual participation to email@example.com by Monday, August 23. The winner will be announced on August 24.
- Million Year Picnic, 99 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
- Tokens of Light*, 99 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
- Nüssli118° 2259 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
- Artifact Soapworks*, 2259 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
- Great Eastern Trading Company, 49 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139
- The Planet Card, CambridgeSide Galleria, 100 Cambridgeside Pl, Cambridge, MA 02141
- Full Moon Botanica, Popportunity Market – Starlight Square, 84 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
*Indicates guest pop-up vendor
- Stinky’s Kittens and Doggies Too**, 110 Bristol Rd, Somerville, MA 02144
- Pikliz International Kitchen, 288 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
- Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant, 145 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
**Store hours will be 9:30am-12pm on date of event
- B. Royal Boutique, Subscribe to their newsletter through their website
- Ms. Bonafide Creations, Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter
Participating Business Locations
Click on this Map to get directions to participating businesses!