Hill Agenda, August 4, 2017

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 5 for the Sept. 8 issue. Email listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Community meeting regarding public art in the Dudley Branch library renovation, Tues. Aug. 8, 6:30pm. Boston Public Library hosts a community meeting on public art at the Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library to gather feedback on exterior and interior artwork to be commissioned and displayed at the branch following the upcoming renovation’s completion. The renovation of the Dudley Branch is a capital project collaboration between Boston Public Library and the City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department, under the leadership of Mayor Martin J. Walsh. More information on the project can be viewed via www.bpl.org/branchcapitalprojects. The inclusion of public art is a result of the new “Percent for Art” program that was announced as an implementation project of the City’s cultural plan: Boston Creates. Representatives from Boston Public Library, City of Boston’s Public Facilities Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture will be in attendance. All are welcome.

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.


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.

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

Everybody, Everything: Photographs by Andy Warhol, From 1958 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol chronicled his daily life. This exhibition of Polaroid and black and white images offers a glimpse into Warhol’s obsessions and the fascinating world he built for himself in New York. Aug. 14-Oct. 21 in the President’s Gallery, MassArt.

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

Inuit Stories: 4 Films, On August 5 and 6, MFA Film presents Inuit Stories: Four Films, a selection of films by and about the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic. The lineup includes two films by renowned Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kanuk: Searchers (2016) and Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001); Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s award-winning documentary Angry Inuk (2016), which makes a case for the importance of seal hunting to the survival of Inuit communities; and Linda Matchan and Susan Gray’s documentary Circus Without Borders (2015), about two friends on a mission to bring hope and change to struggling communities through circus events.

“Showdown! Kuniyoshi vs. Kunisada” presents rival artists Utagawa Kunisada (1786–1864) and Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861), as well as a selection of 100 outstanding works drawn entirely from the MFA’s preeminent Japanese collection, including large, multi-sheet images in brilliant color. Opening August 11.

Concerts in the Courtyard continues with new voices, including Banda Magda on Aug. 9, as well as returning favorite Patty Larkin on Aug. 16. Looking for an extra special evening? This year Bravo restaurant turns its patio into an exclusive lounge for MFA members and their guests—view the concerts while enjoying signature cocktails and light dining.

Cabinet making techniques, On Aug. 16, join furniture conservator Christine Stori for a gallery talk on cabinet-making techniques.

Still-life demonstration, on Aug. 20, painter Samuel Gareginyan leads a still-life demonstration.

Sunset Cinema free movie series on Aug. 17 as we screen the 1967 Paul Newman classic, Cool Hand Luke. Pack an evening picnic—beer, wine, and snacks are available for purchase.


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]


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/Mayna[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]

Office Hours

Councilor Zakim Neighborhood Office Hours, Fridays 8-9:30am at Mike’s Donuts, 1524 Tremont St. 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 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.

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.

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