Can't Stop Hip Hop Event Logistics


APRIL 6, 2019





13 Appian Way

Cambridge, MA 02138

  • HGSE is a three-building campus on a one-way street.  
  • Registration and the welcome session will happen in Askwith Lecture Hall in Longfellow Hall.

  • Breakout sessions will take place throughout the day in Longfellow Hall and Gutman Library.

Please review this map as a reference:



While there is a security desk in Gutman Library, there is no building security in Longfellow Hall (where the bulk of conference events will take place).  Please be sure to keep your belongings with you as we (HGSE nor HipHopEX) are not responsible for any lost, misplaced, or stolen items.




HGSE is located just a few blocks away from the Harvard Square T stop on the redline.  

SUBWAY MAINTENANCE: Please note that there will be a shuttle replacing the redline subway service from Alewife to Harvard Square on Saturday, April 6. Please plan your travel accordingly and leave extra time to take into account speed of the bus versus subway.



Street Parking

There is two-hour metered parking on all the streets surrounding the school, however, Cambridge Parking Enforcement is quite diligent.  Meter feeding is not allowed -- chances are high that parking enforcement will ticket you if you try to pay the meter beyond the two hours.  Additionally, the parking app will only allow you to pay for one two-hour session for the day. (HHEX nor HGSE will reimburse for parking or parking tickets so please consider your options.)


Parking Lots

We recommend that you use one of the nearby parking lots indicated on the map. Prices range from $26-40 for the day.  

You may also elect to drive to the Alewife T Station and park there ($7/day) and then take the subway 3 stops Inbound to Harvard Square Station.  

Please reference this link to locate the nearest parking lots to HGSE and make your parking plan (the rates are included as well).


Eating in Harvard Square

While we will be offering snacks and water throughout the day for conference attendees, we will not be providing lunch. We will have a break from 1-2pm for participants to grab food from nearby eating options.  


*Not included on map:

  • Dado Tea (Asian cafe w/ veg options) - 50 Church St, Cambridge
  • OTTO pizza - 1432 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
  • Pokeworks (poke bowls) - 1440 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
  • Sweetgreen (salads) - 39 JFK St, Cambridge
  • Flour Bakery (sandwiches, pastries, soup) - 114 Mt. Auburn St, Cambridge
  • Tatte (lunch, pastries) - 1288 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
  • Santouka Ramen (ramen, noodles) - 1 Bow St, Cambridge

Options at Harvard University’s Smith Campus Center

1350 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

Blackbird Doughnuts: Unique, gourmet doughnuts

Bon Me: Bold, fresh, and fun Asian cuisine

Oggi Gourmet: Pizza, salad, and sandwiches

Pavement Coffeehouse: Handmade bagels and coffee

Saloniki Greek: Greek sandwich shop

Swissbäkers: European-style bakery showcasing homemade breads, pretzels, and pastries

Whole Heart Provisions: Veggie-centric, street food inspired restaurant