About Circle the Square

cts-alastair-moockCircle the Square brings music, art, activities and other free entertainment to Medford Square for people of all ages. This year, the one-time event will take place in public spaces in and around Medford Square from 3:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The 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


Laurel Siegel (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.

Laura Brereton

brereton_lauraLaura 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 medfordmusicstudio@gmail.com.

Allie Fiske

Allie Fiske is the 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 medfordfestival@gmail.com.

Yinh Kiefer

Yinh Kiefer lives in the West End of Malden and has over 20 years experience managing contracts and budgets in both nonprofit and for profit arenas. Currently, she manages her own massage therapy practice. Yinh is also an ardent supporter of the arts and has volunteered in the arts community in both Malden and Medford over the past 4 years.

Judi McLaughlin

Medford-based writer and researcher Judi McLaughlin catapulted Captain Barry Clemente of the Medford Police Department to fame through the #barrycalled bumper sticker campaign.  Also known as “Judi 411” for her superpowers of knowledge and connection in the community, Judi has given her time to the Medford Family Network, the Medford Arts Center, Inc., and now is sharing her enthusiasm for Medford’s businesses by securing program partners for Circle the Square.  She can be reached at 617-694-9072 or resourcewoman02155@gmail.com.