The annual Cambridge Dance Party steps into action at 7 p.m. Friday. Courtesy photo by David Kong.
Cambridge will shut down traffic in part of Central Square with its dance moves Friday, as thousands of people are expected to attend the city’s annual dance party.
A portion of Massachusetts Avenue in front of Cambridge City Hall and between Inman and Bigelow streets will be closed to traffic and will serve as the dance floor for the free party, which will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., according to the city.
A DJ will spin music, and after dark the party will keep going under an array of colorful lights. The dance party was first conceived in 1996 to celebrate the city’s 150th anniversary.
The MBTA’s #1 bus line will terminate in Central Square at 6 p.m. Friday and will resume at 11:30 p.m. Friday night. The city is suggesting that party goers take the Red Line to either Central Square, the closest stop, or Harvard Square to attend the party.
This year the city is also working with MassBike to offer a valet parking for bicycles near the corner of Massachusetts Ave. and Prospect Street.