Hill Agenda, Feb. 2, 2018

February 2, 2018
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The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Feb. 27 for the Mar. 2 issue. Email listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Meetings

The Parker and Terrace Streets development, overwhelmingly approved by the neighborhood but stalled due to the ZBA appeal that has been dismissed- looks to be ready for a community meeting update.

Perhaps some of you have already received a DND mailing (see attached).  If not. please see this community meeting information: February 7Th, 2018. 6:30 pm, Mission church “Parish Center”, 1545 Tremont Street.

9 Burney St., BPDA will host a community meeting for the project at the Tobin Community Center, 6 p.m. More info, visit bit.ly/2DNjGjj

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

Health/Fitness

$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

MassArt: Robert Baines, Australia’s leading archaeometallurgist. In an exhibition of over 70 objects, Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies on view through March 3, 2018 celebrates the beautiful and whimsical works of the jeweler, goldsmith, and scholar. Free and open to the public at MassArt’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries. Special Events: Drawing Together, Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm. Through February 28, 2018. Join us on Wednesday nights for drop-in drawing in the galleries! Sessions are facilitated by professional artists and educators, taking inspiration from the exhibitions on view and encouraging visitors to create collaboratively. Free and open to the public, with drawing materials provided. No previous art experience required. Family Day, Saturday, February 24, 11am-4pm. Free and open to the public. Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day at the Galleries. Drop in for fun-filled art making activities, designed and led by MassArt art education students, inspired by the exhibitions on view. Refreshments served. Plan Your Visit: Monday through Saturday 12 – 6pm. Wednesdays 12 – 8 pm. (Closed Sundays). Free and open to the public. MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue (Avenue of the Arts). Enter through the Design and Media Center.

Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks, on view January 17 – March 3, 2018. This exhibition is a tribute to artist Barkley L. Hendricks’ legacy and a celebration of new generations of figurative artists of color. This group show features the work of 24 artists: Elia Alba, James Brooks, Taha Clayton, Delphine Diallo, Nona Faustine, Kris Graves, Barkley L. Hendricks, Ekua Holmes ’77, Rashid Johnson, Simone Leigh, Nate Lewis, Steve Locke M’01, Brianna McCarthy, Ari Montford, Zanele Muholi, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Deborah Roberts, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Amy Sherald, Xaviera Simmons, Tiffany Smith, Shawn Theodore, Hank Willis Thomas, and Keith Morris Washington ’93.

Tyrone Maurice Adderley Lecture at MassArt: Andres Serrano. Andres Serrano is an American artist whose photographs often explore difficult and controversial subjects such as sex, death, torture, race, bigotry, and homelessness. In the late 1980s, Serrano’s Piss Christ became a focal point of the culture wars, a societal-wide debate about freedom of expression, artistic responsibility, and government funding of potentially offensive artwork. He’ll be speaking in the Tower Auditorium at MassArt on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. 6:00 PM. WHERE: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium, 621 Huntington Ave,

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/hhui@roxburytenants.org.

Museum of Fine Arts

         Regular hours are Saturday through Tuesday, 10 am–5 pm, and Wednesday through Friday, 10 am–10 pm.

Lunar New Year, The MFA celebrates Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dog with free admission all day on Saturday, February 10. Visitors are invited to explore Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese art and traditions while enjoying a variety of performances throughout the Museum—including lion dances performed by the Gund Kwok Asian Women Lion and Dragon Dance Troupe and Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy.The New Jersey–based Korean Traditional Arts Academy also performs.

Festival of Films from Japan, The festival kicks off February 1 with a free screening of Your Name (2016), an anime feature with gorgeous imagery and deep emotional resonance that quickly became one of the most popular films of all time in Japan. The 7:30 pm screening will be preceded by a celebration in the MFA’s Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, starting at 6 pm and featuring live music by DJ Ian Condry, art-making activities and Japanese candies and confections at Taste Café. Free tickets for the event can be reserved starting at 10 am on January 30 and will grant attendees admission to Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics before and after the film screening.

MFA Late Nites, Tickets are now on sale for the next MFA Late Nites event on Sat. March 3, connecting visitors to art, culture and community during a night at the Museum. From 8 pm to 2 am, the diverse event lineup features programming in partnership with local organizations and artists—making the Shapiro Family Courtyard and Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art buzz with activity. Guests can visit exhibitions like Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics, (un)expected families and Seeking Stillness, explore the galleries and engage in art-making activities. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances and delicious Late Nite bites

Youth/Families

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: Fernando Rodriguez, number is 617 398 7447 email: fernando@sociedadlatina.org

Workshops/groups/talks

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 / Maynard.Clark@gmail.com.

Weekly Bilingual Cantonese-English chat, practice Cantonese language skills with native speakers and others, must request Harvard building access permission 2 days in advance, Friday evenings, 6-9pm, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: 615-9672 / Maynard.Clark@gmail.com.

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/hhui@roxburytenants.org.

Office Hours

Congressman Mike Capuano, members of Capuano’s staff, 4th Tuesday of the month, 4-5pm, Ula Café, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. Info: Kate.Chang@mail.house.gov.

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

Sociedad Latina has opened its doors as a BPSCares Pop-Up Welcome Center every Thursday and Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Newly-arrived families from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Maria will receive assistance on registering for school, registering for FEMA disaster relief, Mass Health, SNAP benefits, and obtain access to other resources to get settled in Boston. For more information, contact info@sociedadlatina.org.

         $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.

7th Annual Clothing Drive, collecting any outerwear: hats, scarves, coats, sweaters, gloves, blankets, men and women. Through Feb. 28. Fitz – 857-719-9467, sos.org, info@sos.org. Contact us to arrange pickup.

Kristina Colon, a member of the Class of 2018 from Roxbury Crossing, has been named to the Fall 2017 Dean’s List at Stonehill College. Colon is majoring in Visual and Performing Arts and is a graduate of English High School. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.