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The Great Lowell Café Crawl!

Great Lowell Re-Opening Cafe Crawl

Want to support local business and DIY Lowell at once? Join us on the Great Lowell Re-Opening Café Crawl!

For a $20 donation, you’ll receive a Café Crawl Card and two special thank-you stickers in the mail. When you present your card to a participating café, they will check off their name on the card and give you a special (cafés and specials listed below), limit one special per card per café.

  • Customers are limited to one special per café per card.
  • Share a photo on Twitter or Instagram at each café you visit tagging @diylowell and #diylowellcafecrawl to be entered into a weekly raffle for gift cards from participating cafés and more pulled each Saturday in November.
  • Email a photo of your card with as many punches you can get before Nov. 30, because each punch will count as a raffle entry for you in our FINAL RAFFLE on Dec. 1.
  • Cafe Crawl Card and two stickersIf your card is filled up with punches from every café, you’re entered into the grand prize: naming a drink for a week at Brew’d Awakening!

What are you waiting for? Donate with major credit cards or with a Paypal account by clicking the button below (donation is made secure via Paypal’s system but you can use any payment method)–make sure to share your current mailing address in so we can mail you the stickers and card! You may also pay by check with the instructions here. Don’t forget to email your mailing address to us at info@diylowell.org if you send a check.


Participating Restaurants

Brew’d Awakening 61 Market St., Lowell, MA 01852 $2 off a purchase of $5 or more
Coffee and Cotton 250 Jackson St., 4th floor, Lowell, MA 01852   One free medium drip coffee (hot or iced) with any food purchase
Gallery Z 167 Market St., Lowell, MA 01853  Coming soon!
Little Delights Bakery 132 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852 Free Cupcake with purchase
Panela Restaurant 7 Hanover St., Lowell, MA 01850 Free hot Colombian chocolate, in-store or to-go, when you order any breakfast item
Purple Carrot Bread Co. 107 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852 Free medium coffee hot or iced with purchase of $3 or more
Rosie’s Café 155 Middlesex St., #1B, Lowell, MA 01852 Medium coffee + muffin for $5.00 (save 50 cents)
The Worthen House Café 141 Worthen St., Lowell, MA 01852 50% off one appetizer
Wham’s Café 737 Lakeview Ave, Lowell, MA 01850 Free Kahawa Coffee or Soda Can with each order or $1.00 off a 16oz or 24oz Smoothie or Frappe

Special thanks to all participating restaurants and to the DIY Lowell Advisory Committee for organization and support.

Helping Centralville Connect by Improving the River Path

We’re excited to announce a new community project! THE RIVER PATH project will make small improvements to identify and brighten up the riverside path between Bridge Street and Aiken Street. We’re considering signage, art, plantings in the park, and more.

We kicked off the project with a community cleanup of Blue Star Park (3 First Street, also known as Ferry Landing Park) on October 10, 2020. You can still help! Take a survey through October to tell us what to name the path, how to improve the path, and also to weigh in on our partner City of Lowell’s project to create “Healthy Trails” in Centralville.

Map of River Path
Map of the River Path, with Blue Star Park labeled “Bridge St. Entrance”

Email info@diylowell.org with any questions or comments.

THE RIVER PATH project is funded by the Solomon Foundation’s Streets for Recovery program and managed by DIY Lowell.

HEALTHY WALKING TRAILS is funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and managed by the City of Lowell.

Give Us Five!

Give Us Five - for DIY Lowell

We help people of all backgrounds and ages build community, learn civic skills, and create fun projects. This summer, we’re asking you to give us five! How do you do that? First, donate $5 (or any amount you’d like) by clicking on the button below. Then, give us a virtual high-five on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram by telling us why you donated with a short selfie video or a couple lines of text and the above graphic. Why is building community important during this time?

Give Us Five ended in summer 2020. Thanks so much to everyone who helped us reach our goal!