Hill Agenda, June 1, 2018

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. July 3 for the July 6 issue. Email listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


MHHM Advancing 6-8 Gore St. Community Garden, For more than a year, MHHM has pursued making 6-8 Gore St., a City-owned DND parcel, a Community Garden. Attend a meeting for interested parties on Sat. June 9, 11am-12noon at the garden site, 6-8 Gore St. Rain location at MHHM (Mission Hill Health Movement).

LMA Forum, Next meeting will be held June 25. Contact Tracy Wright at [email protected] for more info.

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.


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.

Music /Dance/Art

         Healing and Art Show 2018, Opening reception June 14 at 6pm at Mission Hill Health Movement, 1534 Tremont St. Join us for an evening of poetry, live painting, and art!

         ParkArts Water Color Workshops, Budding artists ages nine and up are invited to join the Boston Parks and Recreation Department for its popular summer series of ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops during the month of June at six Boston locations.  The series of free workshops is just one of the many offerings of the annual ParkARTS program sponsored by Holly and David Bruce. Sunday, June 24, James P. Kelleher Rose Garden, Back Bay Fens, 70 Park Drive, Fenway.

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.

PRIDE WEEK – From June 1 to 10, the MFA will offer many ways to celebrate and learn about the LGBTQ community. Pride Week kicks off with an MFA First Friday on Friday, June 1 featuring festive rainbow cocktails.

Co-presented with Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival, A Fantastic Woman (2017) screens at the MFA on Sunday, June 3 at 3 pm.

On Thursday, June 7, MFA curator Karen Haas leads (un)expected families: Pride, a discussion with three photographers, whose works are on view in (un)expected families, exploring depictions of LGBTQ themes in the exhibition, which closes on June 24. Also co-presented with Wicked Queer, the MFA presents the award-winning Call Me By Your Name (2017) on Friday, June 8 at 8 pm.

JUNETEENTH – On Wednesday, June 20, the MFA will honor the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, known as Juneteenth. Co-produced with Boston’s Transformative Culture Project, the night includes thoughtful discussion, powerful art, and engaging music featuring local artists. In conjunction with Juneteenth, the kick off to the Roxbury International Film Festival, and the first of the MFA’s Sunset Cinema series, guests can watch Marvel’s Black Panther for free on the Huntington Avenue lawn at 8:30 pm, with live music, lawn games and art-making activities beginning at 7 pm.

LILIT HARTUNIAN – As part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series, contemporary classical violinist Lilit Hartunian presents works for solo violin with electronics and found objects that push the boundaries of the classical canon on Thursday, June 14. The performances will feature composers and long-time collaborative friends Robert Honstein, Sid Richardson, and Mischa Salkind-Pearl.

Four 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:

Black Panther (June 20), presented as part of the MFA’s Juneteenth event and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Roxbury International Film Festival

Faces Places (July 12), on the opening night of MFA Film’s annual Boston French Film Festival

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

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:

Ladama (July 11)

Sinkane (July 18)

The Suitcase Junket (July 25)

Ranky Tanky (August 1)

Twisted Pine (August 8)

Mwenso and the Shakes (August 15)

Liz Vice (August 22)

Patty Larkin (August 29)


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 starting last week of June 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.

Curry College is pleased to announce that Kaya Ulcay of Roxbury Crossing, received a Bachelor of Arts degree on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Commencement Exercises in Milton, Massachusetts.

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