About Circle the Square
Circle the Square brings music, art, activities and other free entertainment to Medford Square for people of all ages. These free events are held in public spaces in and around Medford Square from 3:30-7:30 pm on the 3rd Thursday in June and July. Each event offers a range of entertainment, including musical, dance and theater performances, children’s activities and family fun, scavenger hunts, food vendors, as well as a variety of programs and discounts offered by local businesses and organizations.
Circle the Square is produced by CACHE in Medford, the organization behind other arts and cultural programming in Medford, including Arts Across Medford, the month-long arts festival held each October, and the Mystic River Celebration held at the Condon Shell in October. This program is supported in part by the Medford Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Circle the Square is run by a talented committee of community members who are devoted to enlivening Medford Square. They bring years of programming and marketing experience and look forward to making Circle the Square an even greater success this season.
Laurel Siegel (Co-Chair) is an attorney residing in Medford, specializing in commercial and residential real estate and the representation of small businesses www.lsiegellaw.com. Laurel is the President of CACHE in Medford, Inc. She also serves on Board of Directors of the Medford Community Coalition and ArtsAlive Medford Foundation, and has previously served on the Medford Arts Council and on the Boards of Directors of the Medford Farmers Market and Medford Arts Center, Inc.
Allie Fiske (Co-chair), is the current Programs Director for CACHE and manages Arts Across Medford and the Mystic River Celebration. A graduate of Lesley University with a Masters in Community Arts, Allie works for the City of Medford as the Business & Cultural Liaison and teaches Music Together classes at The Dance Studio in Medford. Contact Allie at email@example.com.
Laura Brereton (Programs Coordinator) is a singer/songwriter and teacher and has been active on the Boston music scene for over a decade. She is the owner of Medford Music Studio, where she teaches guitar, singing, songwriting and piano to kids. She also started the Kid’s Open Mic at the Lilypad in Inman Square and is involved with booking music for the Mystic River Celebration and the Medford Farmer’s Market. Laura can be contacted at (617) 308-7218 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celia Lee is a mechanical engineer/artist who resides in Medford with her family. She is on the Medford Arts Center, Inc (MACI) Board and works on their two projects, MARV the ArtMobile and Mystic Makerspace. In her spare time, she designs metal and glass woven jewelry that often incorporate mechanical elements. Besides teaching workshops at Mystic Makerspace, she is a strong STEAM advocate who teaches classes and workshops to students in Medford and Malden. Celia previously worked as a mechanical engineer on the International Space Station and in the 3D CAD industry. Currently she is Vice President of FWDForce, a software company that creates solution platforms like RePrizit.com, a site that allows people and artisans to connect to fix prized possessions.
Jack McGoldrick, an ad man with two decades of experience, got his chops in New York City where he worked on Madison Avenue before moving to Massachusetts. He has created multi-media ad and marketing campaigns for clients like General Motors, Procter & Gamble and The Partnership for a Drugfree America, as well as smaller ones such as Team Medford and the Mystic Valley Area NAACP… and in the process he's won Clios, London International Advertising Awards, Mobiuses and many others. Jack helped launch a rock & roll music TV show and was the head cameraman. He has taught at the City University of New York. He's a board member of the Medford Chamber of Commerce and is on the advisory council for Medford Vocational Technical High School's Business & Marketing program. He has appeared in The Boston Globe, National Public Radio, NBC, CNN.com, Huffington Post and the Medford Transcript discussing his work and the advertising industry.
Cheryl Pendenza, is a Medford resident, mother of two daughters, experienced REALTOR® and avid community supporter. She is one of the founding members of CACHE in Medford and has sat on its Board of Directors since its inception. Additionally, Cheryl is a member of the Medford Chamber of Commerce and supporter of many civic, cultural and business organizations. She is also a past board member of the Friends of the Medford Family Network. You may contact Cheryl at 617-470-0652 or by e-mail at Cheryl@CherylPendenza.com.
Shruti Saraf is the Business Development Sales and Branch Manager at East Cambridge Savings Bank. She has ten years of banking experience during which time she held customer-facing leadership positions at other financial institutions. She also has project management and marketing background from her previous jobs. A graduate from Radcliffe College, Shruti manages all aspects of the Branch including Business, Residential and Consumer loans and lines of Credit