Evan & Molly
Get Married

September 5, 2021
4:00 pm EST onward
Ceremony: Powderhouse Park
Party: 43 Kidder Ave
Somerville, Massachusetts

The Plan

To celebrate our 9th anniversary (and Molly’s 30th birthday), we have decided to GET MARRIED!

Join us for a brief ceremony at Powderhouse Park (aka Nathan Tufts Park), followed by a PARTY in our house, one block away, with food and drinks! (To contribute to our epic dessert potluck, fill out this spreadsheet.)

Please dress casually (sundresses, slacks/nice shorts, etc.) and bring whatever you need to be comfortable. We’ll have a big tent in our driveway for partying and for the ceremony if it rains. For more details about the event, keep scrolling.

For those of you participating via Zoom, click the link below between 3:30 and 4pm EST on September 5: tinyurl.com/evanandmolly

COVID-19 Precautions

While COVID-19 restrictions pertaining to private residences remain lifted in Massachusetts, we plan to follow any health and safety guidelines relevant at the time. Regardless, given the state of the delta variant, we firmly request that all guests complete a COVID-19 test within 3 days of the event (September 2-5) and complete a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after the event. If you test positive before the event (or have any symptoms), please do not come. If you test positive after the event, please let us know so we can inform all the guests. For testing options in Massachusetts, click here. We also want to highlight the self-tests available from CVS, including the rapid antigen test which costs only $24! You could even buy one now so that you are all ready to go.

Our hope is that between a 100% vaccination rate for guests and 100% negative test results, we will have a safe and healthy event. Mask-wearing will be welcome but not required. We appreciate that each of you may have unique travel, health, or work-related concerns that may alter your plans to participate. If you had planned to attend in-person but decide to join in remotely instead, that’s great! Just please let us know as soon as possible.

Parking & Transportation

Public Transit

Powderhouse Park and our house are 0.5 miles from Davis Square T Station. The T runs until 12:30 am and is a great option. We are one stop away from Alewife T Station, which has ample garage parking for less than $10/day.

Driving

There is limited street parking in our neighborhood, and it is free on Sundays and Holidays. If you prefer a garage, we recommend parking at Alewife T Station and taking the T one stop to Davis.

Uber and Lyft are also readily available.

Additional Event Details

The Ceremony

Starting at 4pm, the ceremony will take place at Powderhouse Park (aka Nathan Tufts Park), or if raining, under the tent in our driveway. It will be short, sweet, and participatory! You are welcome to come early and either explore Powderhouse Park or enjoy our driveway. Following the ceremony, we will journey to our house, about a 5 minute walk from the park or 5 feet from the driveway.

The Party

The house has three floors for partying (1,600 sq ft total), each with a bathroom, and we’ll have an open-air tent in the driveway (500 sq ft) with a portapotty. The back, front, and side yards will also be available, though not rainproof. We are expecting 75 guests.

Starting at 5pm, a buffet style dinner will be available in the 1st floor kitchen (catered by the Haley House), the bar will be in the tent, and additional snacks and drinks will be scattered throughout. Later in the evening we’ll introduce our potluck-style desserts!

PS: To fully prepare for the party we request you watch this adorable video of Molly from two decades ago and get familiar with the song.

Monday Brunch

The following day (Monday, September 6), everyone is welcome to swing by the house for a low-key brunch consisting of coffee, pastries, breakfast hand pies, and the like, between 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Lodging Information

There are many AirBnB’s near Davis Square and other stops along the Red Line (especially Alewife, Porter, Harvard, Central, and Kendall).

See below for a list of nearby hotels that we googled on your behalf.

There are also two lovely-looking inns down the street: Morrison House Bed & Breakfast and Davis Square Inn.

Gifts

There is no registry! We will be catering the event through one of our favorite nonprofits, The Haley House, a local food justice organization that runs a soup kitchen, an urban farm, a transitional employment program, affordable housing, and a bakery café! If you would like to give a gift, please contribute to our Haley House Fund, which will be used to pay for catering and make a large donation.

The most effective way to contribute is by 1) bringing or mailing a check made out to cash, Evan Kuras, or Margaret Pratt, or 2) venmo-ing either @EvanKuras or @Molly-Pratt. For convenience, we also set up an online giving portal, but some of your contribution will be deducted as a processing fee ($1/transaction + ~3%).

“Haley House uses food with purpose and the power of community to break down barriers between people, empower individuals, and strengthen neighborhoods.  We believe in radical solutions: solving problems at their root by challenging attitudes that perpetuate suffering and building alternative models.”