Hill Agenda, April 7, 2017

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 2 for the May 5 issue. Email listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


44th Annual Meeting for MH Neighborhood Housing Services, Mon. Apr. 10 at 6pm, MCPHS, Richard E. Griffin Academic Center, 670 Huntington Ave, 6th Floor. Refreshments at 6, Business program at 7pm. Entertainment with elected officials, reports, board elections, awards, special guest speakers. Parking avail. For event at One Brigham Circle lot. Info: 566-6565. Proof of MH residency may be required to vote.

1457 Tremont St. Public Meeting, for Boston Green Realty’s proposal to build a mixed-use building. Apr. 11, 6-7pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: Phil Cohen, [email protected] or 918-4280.

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 566-6565.

Mission Main Tenant Task Force, the task force board requests residents’ help and input, third Monday of each month, 6-8pm, Mission Main Community Room, 43 Smith St. Info: 708-8515.

Mission Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont Street.


$2 bag of produce, $1 freshly baked loaves of bread, offered by Mission Hill Health Movement, no questions asked; as many bags as anyone wants to take, Wednesdays, 4-6pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: 427-6919.

Walking for Our Health Group, Thursdays 10 AM.  Departs from 1534 Tremont St.  Join the Mission Hill Health Movement’s Walking Group for a weekly walk; for both beginner and advanced walkers. Call 427-6919.

Boston Brakers power soccer, practices 1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturdays of the month, noon-2pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: facebook.com/bostonbreakers‎.

Music /Dance/Art

*28th MassArt Annual Auction, to support student scholarships and academic programs. Sat. Apr. 8, doors at 6:30pm, auction at 8pm. Bakalar & Paine Galleries, 621 Huntington Ave. Tickets $300 in advance, $350 at door. Info: 879-7014 or email [email protected]

Student Perform Experimental Music, Thurs. Apr. 13, 6-7pm, Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1497 Tremont St. Free and open to public. Info: [email protected] or www.jeweltone16.org/newideas.

Pop Up Origami Book Workshop, In this fun workshop with artist Susan Porter, you’ll put your photos, drawings, poems, or other special keepsakes into an unforgettable book form that you’ll love to keep or share with friends. Sat. Apr. 29, 10am, Parker Hill Branch of BPL. 1497 Tremont St. Register: [email protected]

Recording Studio, Sociedad Latina’s Music Clubhouse has a high-quality recording studio and beatmaking lab available for the community. Tremont St. Info/Scheduling: Joe Stephen, 442-4299/sociedadlatina.org.

Ballroom dancing, offered by RTH, Sundays, 7:30-9pm, 2 New Whitney St., 1st floor. Info: 232-0400/[email protected]

Museum of fine arts

         MATISSE IN THE STUDIO Debuting April 9, first major international exhibition to examine the roles that objects from the artist’s personal collection played in his art, demonstrating their profound influence on his creative choices. A selection of major works by Matisse from different periods of his career will be showcased alongside objects that the artist kept in his studios—many on loan from the Musée Matisse, Nice, as well as private collections—and publicly exhibited outside of France for the first time.

BOTTICELLI AND THE SEARCH FOR THE DIVINE, opens April 15. Exploring dramatic changes in Botticelli’s style and subject matter, Botticelli and the Search for the Divine features outstanding loans from Italy such as the life-size Venus (about 1484–90, Galleria Sabauda, Turin)—a reworking of the famous Birth of Venus.

CLUB AMERICANO Artist and educator Pablo Helguera explores the historic formation and contemporary definitions of American identity in the one-room exhibition Club Americano, opening April 22. Artworks within the intimate gallery space will serve as subjects for “After-Dinner Speech” performances that examine the stories contained within them through a present-day lens.

SCHOOL VACATION WEEK The theme for this year’s April Vacation Week (April 18–21) is “Collaborate and Create!” Free drop-in activities include art making, family art walks, dance performances and story hour.

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO Three-time Grammy-winning singer, activist and humanitarian Angélique Kidjo speaks about her life, work and activism on April 12 as part of the MFA’s Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures.

MFA FILM The 2017 Boston LGBT Film Festival screens at the MFA March 31–April 9. Additional screenings in April include Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames, part of the yearlong series “On the Fringe: American Cult Films of the 1980s,” Frederick Wiseman: For the Record and Hollywood Scriptures: Migrations, a series focusing on the theme of human migration curated by faculty in the Department of Professional Psychology at William James College.

THE CITY TALKS On April 26, Adam Strom, director of scholarship and innovation at Facing History and Ourselves, moderates “The City Talks: Refuge/Refugee”—part of a series of free public forums on issues related to themes in the exhibition Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.

         Frederick Wiseman Film Retrospective and Conservation, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Boston native’s filmmaking debut which began in Feb. On May 3, conversation with Wiseman as part of lecture series.

         Art in Bloom, Fri. Apr. 28-Mon. May 1. 50 arrangements on display throughout the museum that are inspired by art from ancient to contemporary. Master classes, lectures, and flower demonstrations available. Tix on sale.


Mayor’s Cup Street Hockey Tournament, in partnership with the Boston Bruins, Apr. 18, 19, & 20. Two divisions for children aged 7-8 and aged 9-10. Pre-registration required. Info/register: contact Billy Sittig at [email protected] or 961-3082.

Parker Hill Branch Library Recurring Events, 1497 Tremont St., 427-3820. Thursdays, 3-7pm: drop-in art. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30-5:30pm: homework help. Third Thursdays, 1.30pm: book discussion group. Info: 427-3820.

Sociedad Latina’s Academy for Latinos Achieving Success (ALAS), a program which provides students with transition coaching through their first two years of college. 1530 Tremont St. Contact Jade Franco, 442-4299 or [email protected]


Fairy House Building Workshop, held by Boston Parks and Recreation Department with the Franklin Park Coalition. Thurs. Apr. 20, 10am-12noon, at Schoolmaster Hill in Franklin Park. Free family event, includes storytelling, books from ReadBoston, plant education, scavenger hunts, and face painting. Info: 442-4141 or visit www.cityofboston.gove/parks.

Weekly Bilingual Mandarin-English chat, practice Mandarin language skills with native speakers and others, must request Harvard building access permission 2 days in advance, Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: 615-9672/[email protected]

ESOL and citizenship classes, offered by RTH. Beginning ESOL, Mon. & Fri., 7:30-9pm. English for workplace, Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9pm. Advanced ESOL, Fri 6-7:30pm, Sat. 7:30-9pm. Flynn conference room, 805 Huntington Ave. Citizenship class, Tues. & Thurs., 2:30-4pm, 2 New Whitney Street, 2nd floor. Info: 232-0400/[email protected]

Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St., 427-3820. Second Thursday or the month, 1:30pm: computer classes for beginners.

Office Hours

Councilor Zakim Neighborhood Office Hours, Fridays 8-9:30am at Mike’s Donuts, 1524 Tremont St. Apr. 28, May 26, June 23.

Congressman Mike Capuano, members of Capuano’s staff, 4th Tuesday of the month, 4-5pm, Ula Café, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. Info: [email protected]

Neighborhood Coordinator from The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Shaina Aubourg, 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 3:30-5:30pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: 635-2679.

Tobin Community Center

1481 Tremont St., yearly membership:  seniors 55+ free, family & adults $20, teens 13-17 $10, 12 and under $5.  Info: 635-5216/ TobinCommunityCenter.org.

After-school, ages 6-12, M-F, Sept.-June, $60 per month plus membership. Homework help, tutoring, sports, arts, computers. Info: 635-5216.

MissionSAFE, leadership program for teens. Info: 319-0679.

Sports Camp, licensed sports for kids 6-13, M-F, 8am-4pm, $65/week. Register: 635-5217.

Adult/Family Fitness, Family kung-fu: ages 6+. Info: 635-5216. Adult tai chi: Mon., 6:30-7:30pm. Info: 635-5216.

Computer Lab, Open Access, Wed., 10am-1pm. Info: 635-5216.

Senior Activities, free for adults 55 and over. Tues. & Thurs.,10-11am. Info: Carmen Pola, 820-1089.

Public Notices

BRA Board Meetings, broadcast live on Boston’s government access channel, Comcast 24/RCN 13, and available for streaming video at www.cityofboston.gov/cable/live.asp.

$5 Million Reward, for information leading directly to the return of 13 works of art stolen two decades ago from the Gardner Museum. Anonymous tips can be mailed to 280 The Fenway. Info: Anthony Amore, Director of Security: 278-5114.

Stonehill College Dean’s List, Congrats to Kristina Colon ’18 for being named to the Fall 2016 Dean’s List. Colon is majoring in Early Childhood Education.

UMass Amherst Dean’s List, The following students from Roxbury Crossing were named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2016 semester: Evie Chein, Alexis Michelle Searcy-Taylor, and Martin Mija.

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