Hill Agenda, Aug. 3, 2018

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Sept. 4 for the Sept. 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 Committee, NO MISSION HILL CRIME COMMITTEE MEETING,JULY AND AUGUST. MEETINGS WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER. meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont Street.


Free Tai Chi Kevin Fitzgerald Park, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6PM to 7PM, May 1st through September 6th. Classes open for everyone!

$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.

Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2018, Start your Thanksgiving Day with a run or walk on the beautiful paths of our ” crown jewel” of the Emerald Necklace, Franklin Park! The scenic 3.1 mile (5k) route includes the most beautiful and historic views of the park. All ages and paces welcome! Strollers and race-ready leashed dogs are welcome! The event is chip timed and there are great prizes for fast finishers and costumes! Register for the Franklin Park Turkey Trot 2018:  http://www.racemenu.com/fpc5k Register by September 30 to receive the early bird discount!

Music /Art/Culture

         Cider Press Fest, On Labor Day Monday Sept. 3rd, 3-5pm, it’s the annual Cider Press Fest at McLaughlin Playground featuring apples picked in Roxbury and Jamaica Plain.  The McLaughlin Stewards invite neighbors to partake of free cider and the opportunity to help make it! Location is the newly renovated 4th tier across from 170 Parker Hill Avenue.

Community based arborist Dennis Pultinas will introduce the work in the McLaughlin Woodlands grant funded by the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust.  Between the Fall of 2014 and Spring of 2018 over 80 trees were planted and cared for.  All plantings are numbered and mapped.  Those interested will be able to view the trees on a rough path through challenging terrain above Fisher Avenue.  The project involved removal/containment of invasive trees, shrubs, vines and plants, and opening the canopy to generate new growth in the understory.  The majority of trees are Shagbark hickories and four species of oaks.  There are also White birch, White ash, dogwood, Striped maple, Eastern white pine, and Ironwood. The event is sponsored by McLaughlin Woodland and Orchard Stewards and Mission Hill Green.

Information -617-739-1489


         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

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

Join Winnie-the-Pooh and all of his friends for a trip to the Hundred Acre Wood! Opening September 22, this immersive exhibition looks at the history and universal appeal of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard through nearly 200 works drawn primarily from the archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The original drawings, letters, photographs, and early editions on display explore how the stories of Pooh and his friends continue to delight generations of readers around the world.

Sunset Cinema screenings throughout the summer will be preceded by live music, art-making activities and lawn games on the MFA’s Huntington Avenue lawn. No tickets are required, and this year’s featured films include:

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (August 9), on the opening night of MFA Film’s “Heroic” series, celebrating female heroes on screen

The Wicker Man (September 13), as a preview of MFA Film’s “British Horror” series, kicking off in October.

         LINDY WEST – This year’s Shapiro Celebrity Lecture Series begins on August 16 with “The Witches are Coming: The Politics of Romance in a #MeToo World” with Lindy West, a writer celebrated for her ability to tackle the knotted issues of pop culture, social justice and body image. Catalyzing conversations about whose stories get told, whose do not, and why, West will offer a counterpoint to many of the themes present in Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century. Her work has been featured everywhere from The Guardian to GQ to This American Life.

         THE CITY TALKS – On August 22, Boston area thinkers, institutions, entrepreneurs, activists, city officials, and artists come together for the latest installation of “The City Talks.” Moderated by YouTube and Instagram influencer Whitney White who has amassed a following of over one million subscribers, August’s conversation will address how social media can create agency within Boston communities. The panel includes We, Ceremony co-founders Iliana Panameño and Mu Yun, Professor Rob Eschmann, PhD of Boston University, and Amanda Zhang, executive director of EMW Bookstore.

Concerts in the Courtyard will take place on Wednesday evenings from July to August, and back by popular demand, Bravo restaurant will turn its patio into a lounge for MFA members and their guests. Concert-goers with courtyard seating can pack a picnic and purchase snacks, wine and locally brewed craft beer. Tickets are available now, and this year’s lineup features:

Twisted Pine (August 8)

Mwenso and the Shakes (August 15)

Liz Vice (August 22)

Patty Larkin (August 29)

Parker Hill Branch Library

New England Aquarium Tuesday, August 7, 2:30 p.m. New England Aquarium educators will help youth see, touch, and learn about local tidepool animals.

Historic New England Wednesday, August 8, 10:30 a.m. Students will learn about Melba Liston, an extraordinary jazz trombonist who faced numerous challenges in her life to create toe-tapping tunes.

Painting Workshop Wednesday, August 15, 11:00 a.m. Boston artist Laurence Pierce will run this two-hour hands-on workshop on painting techniques for adults. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Please call the branch or email [email protected] to register.

Beekeeping & Honey Talk Thursday, September 13, 6:00 p.m. Dave Strickler of the Boston Area Beekeepers Association will give a talk on honeybees in urban environments, raising honeybees in your backyard, and the things you can do to help honeybees flourish.

Yoga For Older Adults Saturdays, beginning September 8, 10:00 a.m. Adults ages 55+ with all yoga experience levels are welcome. Wear clothes that you can move in comfortably. Yoga mats and materials will be provided.


Free Outdoor Family Movie Nights: Friday, August 3 & Saturday, August 4: Moana. Friday, August 10 & Saturday, August 11: UP. Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18: Karate Kid. Movies begin at 8 PM. Friday movies are at Jefferson Field on Grotto Glen Road. Saturday movies are at Tobin Field on Smith Street. Bring a friend, blanket, chair and snacks!

Playhouse in the Park, Franklin Park Playhouse Stage, Pierpont Road. Free concerts! Sponsored by the Franklin Park Coalition:

  •       Tuesday, August 7, 6:00pm, Athene Wilson Glover & Friends
  •       Tuesday, August 14, 6:00pm, Richie Rich and 24 Karat Funk
  •       Sunday, August 19, 3:00pm, Gospel Festival
  •       Tuesday, August 21, 6:00pm, Midnight Crew All Star Revue

BCYF’s Summer Girls Nights, (BCYF) invites Boston girls to Girls Nights, a series of free girls-only events throughout the summer.  All activities are designed to bring girls together in a safe, non-competitive environment where they can be themselves, meet other girls their age and engage with role models. Tuesday, August 21, Ice Cream Social at JP Licks, Mission Hill

All Ages 4-6PM. To learn more and to register visit Boston.gov/BCYF-Girls.

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: [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].

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 / [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

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

MH Farmers Markets happen until the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Thursday 11am-6pm at Brigham Circle, Tuesdays and Fridays 11-7pm at Roxbury Crossing Station.

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 [email protected].

         $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.

Roger Williams University is proud to announce that Shayne Green, of Roxbury Crossing MA, graduated with a B.S. in Environ. Science in May as part of the Class of 2018.

Kristina Colon, from Roxbury Crossing, a member of the Class of 2018, has been named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List at Stonehill College.

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