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Blizzard inspires snow crafting with two Somerville flash mobs

Posted by Melissa Massello  February 8, 2013 02:09 PM

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The T is closing at 3 p.m. today and Governor Patrick is closing the roadways starting at 4, but breaking out your snow boots and playing in the snow a pied this weekend is totally encouraged.

Two "competing" Somerville flash mobs invite you to extract the art from this state of emergency with organized events tomorrow afternoon in two of Somerville's most popular squares. Let the battle of the snowman-army-building commence!

Over on Union Square Plaza, the Artisan's Asylum invites you to perfect your snow sculpting skills or take a pass at building a blizzard-fortified igloo at the Union Square Snow Day, from 1 to 3 p.m. tomorrow. (Weather permitting — the organizers will be calling off the event "if it's tens of degrees below freezing and there are gale force winds.") For inspiration, check out these snow Calvin & Hobbes sculptures and other creations from the event two years ago or RSVP for the event on the official Facebook event page.

In Davis Square's Seven Hills Park, the Banditos Misteriosos have organized a Snowmandito Party where residents are encouraged to bring their own "rocks, carrots, old scarves, cigars, corncob pipes, food coloring, fairy princess crowns, horse masks, and other accoutrements" to build a "snowman army."

Regardless of the blizzard conditions, we're pretty sure this weekend's weather spells epic creativity in the Commonwealth, either from these two competitive snow-crafting events or from all the DIY projects no doubt being tackled indoors.

Have you heard about any other publicly organized snowball fights or other snow-crafting events around the city? Or are you looking forward to being snowed in with other DIY projects? Share them with us by leaving a comment below!

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Melissa Massello is a newspaper journalist turned startup junkie and lifelong Bostonian who prides herself on her do-it-yourself attitude. From making her prom dress out More »
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