Hill Agenda, May 5, 2017

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 30 for the June 2 issue. Email listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


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.

Fenway CDC’s Career and Resource Fair: Tues., May 9 at 11 AM – 2 PM at Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Ave., Boston. Bring copies of your resume and join 30+ employers and community organizations to learn about resources/find a job.

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.


Mission Hill 7th Annual Health and Wellness Fair, Sat. May 20, 11 am- 2pm, Sheehy Park, Tremont St, Next to Mission Church. Health Information, Educational Programs, pony rides, bounce house, fitness classes and great raffle prizes.

$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

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

MEMORIAL DAY OPEN HOUSE On May 29, the MFA marks Memorial Day with free admission, art-making activities, gallery tours, music and film. Performances include an original presentation by high-school youth from Sociedad Latina’s Youth Music Ambassadors group, and a one-of-a-kind concert featuring local immigrant and refugee musicians from around the world, presented in partnership with the Jewish Arts Collaborative.

READ-A-THON On May 6, the Museum hosts a Make Way for Ducklings Read-a-thon with Boston Public Library director David Leonard and WCVB anchors Emily Riemer and Ben Simmoneau. Visitors are invited to listen to local authors and illustrators read stories, make ducky art, explore the exhibition Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey, and sign up for a Boston Public Library card.

COMMUNITY ARTS INITIATIVE Over the past school year, students from the Museum’s 10 Community Arts Initiative (CAI) partners visited the MFA with artist Julie Martini as part of the MFA’s 12th-annual Artist Project. The resulting installation, Community Arts Initiative: Building with Light, opens on May 13.

MFA FILM Highlights in May include the National Center for Jewish Film’s 20th Annual Film Festival (May 4–20) and screenings of My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (May 6–20), an animated teen comedy voiced by Jason Schwarzman, Lena Dunham, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph and Susan Sarandon. Additionally, MFA Film continues the series On the Fringe: American Cult Films of the 1980s with a May 5 screening of Repo Man, as well as Frederick Wiseman: For the Record, a retrospective celebrating the Boston filmmaker.

Summer concerts in the courtyard, tickets go on sale May 4. Concerts from July 5-Aug. 30. Info: Grace Munns, 369-3045 or [email protected].

LECTURES On May 7, the MFA hosts “Lest We Forget: An Afternoon of Remembrance,” a discussion on how humankind responds in remarkable ways in the face of adversity, inspired by Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross. Additional highlights include lectures on Matisse’s cut-outs (May 10), J. M. W. Turner’s Slave Ship (May 21) and art historian Matthew Israel’s latest book The Big Picture: Contemporary Art in 10 Works by 10 Artists (May 24).


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].


Monthly Support Group for Caregivers and Others– May 10 6pm at the MHHM Building 1534 Tremont St. 2nd Wednesday of the Month meeting on relevant topics for neighborhood residents particularly those who may care or support for others in the neighborhood. Light refreshments.

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. May 26, June 23, Sept. 22.

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

BPDA 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.

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