Hill Agenda, May 6, 2016

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, May 31 for the June 3 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.

Northeastern Columbus Ave. Student Housing Project, task force/public meeting. Will include a presentation about the proposed project, a Task Force discussion, and Community Q&A. May 19, 6-7:30pm, Northeastern University Crossing, 1175 Tremont St. Info: [email protected] or 918-4425.

Special events

Class of 2016: It’s time to celebrate! Join Sociedad Latina & keynote speaker Superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang as we congratulate our youth on their next steps to high school, college, and careers. May 18, 5-7pm, One Brigham Circle. RSVP: [email protected].

Preservation Month, Saturdays in May 12-2pm, 125 Heath Street, Eblana Brewery, Friends of Historic Mission Hill, sidewalk  tabling event, weather permitting. Let’s Imagine: A Teach in for Reuse, “What do you want  to see here?”, Info: [email protected] or 739-1489.

Picnic for Peggy, a celebration of thanks and farewell to celebrate Peggy’s retirement from Fenway.  A time to visit and present her with a few gifts and words of farewell. Sun., May 22nd, 3-5 PM, Fenway High School, 67 Alleghany Street. RSVP by May 15th. BBQ and refreshments provided. Info: [email protected].


$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 advance 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.

Yoga for Older Adults, Saturdays through May, 10am. Yoga props and mats are provided, wear clothes that you can move in comfortably. Please RSVP at 857-312-9941. Parker Hill Branch Library, 1497 Tremont St.

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].

Collage Workshop: Interpreting Community Through Collage, Sat. May 14, 9:30am. Materials will be supplied. Open to ages 15+ with sign-up required. Works will be displayed at the Parker Hill Branch Library to be shared with the public from May 24-July 1. Reigster by email with the subject: “collage workshop.” Include your contact info in the message. [email protected]. Parker Branch Library.

Museum of fine arts

Memorial Day Open House, free admission and programs for all. Info: Matthew Whiman, 369-3595 or [email protected].

Megacities Asia, an exhibition of 19 colossal sculptures and installations featuring 11 artists, open to the public. Free public forums in relation to Megacities Asia: May 11: “Move,” June 1: “Change,” June 10: “Educate.” Full list of speakers are available at mfa.org.

Movies at the MFA, for current listings and ticket prices, visit mfa.org. Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave.

Namaste Saturdays, morning yoga practice in the Shapiro Courtyard every second Saturday, January-June 2016, 9-10am, $25, includes museum admission.

“Landscape, Abstracted” thru July 2017.


Parker Hill Branch Library, 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].


Interpreting Community Through Collage, funded by the Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust Inc. in collaboration with the Parker Hill Branch Library. Sat. May 14, 9:30am-1:45pm, Parker Hill Branch Library, limited spaces available. Age 15+. To register, send a message to [email protected] with the subject “Collage.”

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

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.

Youth Connection, meet with Youth Workers and interact with other youths 12-18 years old, plan activities and have your voice heard, Mon.-Fri., Sept.-June. Info: 319-0679.

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. Incidental zumba, boot camp, piloxing. 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

The Problem Properties Task Force deals with student-related issues. Thurs.-Sat. between 11:45pm and 3:45am, report to 504-7003. For immediate issues at other times, call 911 or email [email protected].

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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