Hill Agenda, June 2, 2017

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. July 4 for the July 7 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.

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.

Aging in Place Discussion Panel, co-presented by Two Terrace Street businesses, Boston Building Resources (BBR) and New England Design & Construction, Tues. June 6. Part of BBR’s annual meeting at the Bolling Building in Dudley Square, 5:30-8:30pm. 2300 Washington St. Event is free, but preregistration is required. Register online: BostonBuildingResources.com.


Free Tai Chi classes, Kevin Fitzgerald Park, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6PM to 7PM. May through August. Classes open for everyone! Classes will be canceled for rain. Funded by Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust. Info: Kiele, [email protected] or 487-8690.

$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.

Boston Children’s Hospital’s Walk for Kids, June 11. Info: [email protected] or (888) 758-3288.

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

Juneteenth, Weds. June 21 – offering free admission and programs to all. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. “The City Talks: Revolution will occure 7-8:30pm – the latest in a series of free public forums at the Museum. Free admission starts at 4pm.

CHINA’S 8 BROKENS June 17, the MFA opens China’s 8 Brokens: Puzzles of the Treasured Past, the first-ever exhibition dedicated to bapo painting—a revolutionary artistic genre that emerged in China during the mid-19th century.

SUMMER PARTY The Museum’s annual black-tie gala returns on June 10. Drawing from Matisse in the Studio, the Shapiro Family Courtyard will be transformed with décor inspired by vintage travel posters Henri Matisse would’ve encountered while working in the South of France. Proceeds provide crucial support for exhibitions, community programs and conservation initiatives.

MFA FILM In June, the MFA partners with the Boston Palestine Film Festival to offer Arab Film Weekend (June 8–11) and presents the annual Roxbury International Film Festival (June 21–July 1). Additional highlights include The Freedom to Marry (June 14–18), a documentary co-presented with Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival that tells the riveting story of how same-sex marriage became law of the land, and Matisse: From MoMA and Tate Modern (June 7 and June 10), a behind-the-scenes look at the 2014 Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs exhibition in New York and London.

         MEMORY UNEARTHED The Museum hosts two special programs in June in conjunction with the exhibition Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross. A concert on June 11 presents works composed and performed in the Lodz, Vilna and Terezin ghettos during World War II. Additionally, the MFA partners with the Boston Jewish Film Festival for screenings of Line 41 (June 14–18), which documents the meeting of a Lodz Ghetto survivor with the son of the former Nazi Head Mayor of Lodz, 70 years after the Holocaust.

ART–INSPIRED PROGRAMS Additional special events in June include the Boston Early Music Festival: Keyboard Mini-Festival (June 16), during which world-renowned master artists will perform on the MFA’s period instruments; an “LGBT Art at the MFA” (June 7) presentation hosted by Andrew Lear, president of Oscar Wilde Tours, as part of Boston Pride Week 2017; and an evening with award-winning actor BD Wong (June 15).

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

Lectures and Courses, Through June, lecture topics range from Matisse’s drawings and cut-outs to LGBT art at the MFA. Visitors can also enroll in courses related to the Making Modern installation in the Art of the Americas Wing and the exhibition Botticelli and the Search for the Divine. Additional spring programs offer a closer look at the exhibitions Matisse in the Studio and Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross.


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].


Create Your Own Jobs Seminar: Learn how to start your own business with an 8 week course. This seminar is geared towards individuals who are formalizing a business idea or who are in the early stages of starting a business. The seminar covers: Personal & Business Financial Planning, Resources from the SBA, Writing a Business Plan, Accounting, Marketing & Social Media, Public Speaking, Legal Issues, Opportunities for networking, Info on licensing, permits, & access to capital. Brought to you through a partnership between the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and Roxbury Community College. Starts June 6, Tuesdays 6–8pm for 8 weeks. Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave, Roxbury. $100. For questions, contact: 933-7410 or [email protected]

JP@Home free presentation on Downsizing and Decluttering, Weds. June 7 – 4:00 pm. Amy Roberts is founder of an organization called “Out of the Box Moves” and experienced with senior decluttering and downsizing. She will give a presentation and lead a discussion about the logistical and emotional aspects of decluttering so that we can better understand and proceed with living comfortably and organized in our current homes, or downsize further. This event is open to the public. Location: Farnsworth House, 90 South Street, Jamaica Plain. RSVP to JP@Home Member Services & Recruitment Coordinator, Jennifer Quinlan at [email protected] or 617-522-6700.

On Your Own but Not Alone, Thurs. June 29, 7pm. Cohosted by JP@Home and JP Forum, speaking will be JP resident Nancy Goldner (PhD, LICSW). Unitarian Universalist Church, 6 Eliot St. RSVP to Jennifer Quinlan at [email protected].

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. June 23, Sept. 22, Oct. 27.

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

Closing of Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library is Sat. July 1 with the last day of service June 30. The branch will be closed for approximately one year for needed exterior and interior building repairs and improvements. Please visit the nearby Dudley Branch or one of BPL’s 23 other locations during the closure.

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.

Graduation, Peter Leousis from Roxbury Crossing graduated from UMass Dartmouth during May 13 Commencement.

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