Using the Space

 

Where is the best place to park?

Cambridge:

Parking is available in several public parking garages near Kendall Square (e.g. Standard Parking, Kendall Square Parking, Cambridge Center East Garage, Cambridgeside Galleria mall garages) as well as metered street parking. Cars can stop on 3rd Street or Broad Canal Way to load and unload passengers. If possible though, it is much easier to get to CIC Cambridge via public transportation - we are steps away from the Kendall Square station on the red line.

Boston:

There are a number of parking garages near 50 Milk Street, including one Federal St. Garage, 33 Arch Street, Garage at Post Office Square, One Devonshire Place, and more. You can also visit en.parkopedia.com. Street parking in the Financial District is limited, so public transportation is recommended. 50 Milk Street is a 10-minute walk from both the Park Street and Downtown Crossing T stations, and a 1 minute walk from the State Street T station. 

 

How do I access my event space?

In order to access any of our buildings, you must first check in with building security using a government-issued photo ID. CIC staff members are on-site between 9:00am and 5:00pm, and can assist with giving you and your guests access to your event space within these hours.

If your event will be held on a weeknight or weekend, you will need to either schedule an on-site CIC representative for the duration of your event or obtain a keycard to access your room through our locked elevator doors. Key cards are given only to event organizers, and must be returned when the event has concluded.

 

Do you have wifi?

We have wifi in all of our locations, with multiple access points to ensure full coverage across all of our offices and event spaces.

 

What facilities are available for my vendors (caterers/bartenders) to use?

All CIC buildings have a loading dock and freight elevator that can be used for transporting event-related materials (chairs, table rentals, AV equipment, caterers who are actively serving food). We do not have refrigerator storage for caterers, nor do we have ice or ice buckets.

 

Can I use the kitchens or the bar?

Any countertop in our kitchens and event spaces may be used for catering or bartending. All food, fruit, coffee, tea, and snacks are reserved for our CIC members, and will be stored away by our staff before your event begins. The soda taps and beer taps in the Venture Cafe are not available for event use.

 

Do I need to clean up the space when the event is over?

Yes. CIC is a community and fully relies on its members and guests to respect our shared spaces. CIC’s event space policy is “Leave No Trace,” meaning that we expect all event hosts to leave the space as they found it (or better). For events serving food and alcohol after 9:30pm on weekdays or on weekends, we are required to schedule and charge for at least one full cleaning of the space per day.

If you bring alcohol into the space, it must be removed immediately after your event. If you have large amounts of ice that need to be dumped at the end of the event, please do not dump it all into the nearest sink; either ask your on-site CIC representative about where to dump ice or remove it from the space yourself.