Hill Agenda, July 6, 2018

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. July 31 for the Aug. 3 issue. Email listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Task Force Meeting, Meeting of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Task Force to discuss the New Inpatient Building Project. Please note: the meeting location is at the new Inpatient Building project office which is located on the ground floor of the MASCO building at 375 Longwood Avenue. Please enter the Project office directly from Longwood Avenue – notthrough the main lobby of the MASCO building (under the red awning). The entrance to the Project Office is near the corner of the building that’s closest to Nessel Way and Temple Israel. July 11, 6pm-7:30pm. 375 Longwood Ave. Ground floor.

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.

CLIMATE TOWN HALL WITH REPRESENTATIVE JEFFREY SÁNCHEZ Thurs. July 12, 6:30-8:30pm. State Representative Jeffrey Sánchez will be speaking and answering questions about proposed Massachusetts legislation to fight climate change. According to town hall sponsors, Representative Sánchez has been a champion for healthcare access and affordable housing and his support of pending climate bills would be consistent with his previous work and be a huge help in moving crucial climate legislation forward to a House vote and final passage. Town hall sponsored by 350 Massachusetts, the Boston Climate Action Network, Clean Water Action, Elder Climate Action, the JP Forum, MA Interfaith Power & Light, Mothers Out Front, Our Climate, and the Sierra Club. Light refreshments provided. Lcation: First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St.


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




* THURSDAY JULY 12  6-8      LUCKY 13




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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.

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:

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)

         Casanova’s Europe: Art, Pleasure, and Power in the 18th Century (July 8), This exhibition presents a lavish display of the visual riches of the era, with more than 250 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, decorative arts, furniture, costumes, and musical instruments drawn from museums and private collections throughout the U.S. and Europe. The exhibition is structured by the chronology and geography of the life of Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798), whose autobiography is an unrivaled chronicle of 18th-century European society. Addressing themes of travel, the intersection of romance and power, theatricality and identity, and the pleasures of fine dining and conversation, Casanova’s Europe reveals a culture on the cusp of modernity, one characterized by pleasure seeking, movement across boundaries and self-invention—ideas that continue to resonate three centuries later.

         10,000 Miles along the Yangzi River (July 21), This immersive installation takes visitors on a journey along the longest river in Asia through a masterpiece of Chinese painting. The 53-foot-long handscroll 10,000 Miles along the Yangzi River (created in the Qing dynasty) is presented in the gallery with soundscapes of water, birds and fishermen. The monumental piece depicts the length of the Yangzi (Yangtze) River and incorporates references to China’s great artistic and poetic traditions. Visitors are invited to explore the sophisticated brushwork, rich landscape imagery and literary references of 10,000 Miles along the Yangzi River, and discover the history of the painting itself.

Free Fun Friday (July 20), The MFA offers free admission for all on July 20 from 10 am to 10 pm for the 10th-annual Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Friday. Guests will find 10 fun things to do all day, from art-making activities to engaging tours and thought-provoking exhibitions. The MFA is one of 100 cultural venues across Massachusetts that is offering free admission this summer through the Highland Street Foundation.


Free Outdoor Family Movie Nights: Friday, July 6 & Saturday, July 7: The Pacificer. Friday, July 13 & Saturday, July 14: Space Jam. Friday, July 20 & Saturday, July 21: Monsters, Inc. 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!

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.

         Parker Hill Library Reopening in July, reopening on Sat. July 28 at 10am. Parker Hill Branch programming will resume following the reopening, including summer reading events for children, yoga for adults, and book discussion groups.

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.

Katelyn Clooney of Roxbury earned a Masters from Georgia State University.

Jheykeel Suazo-Cole of Boston (02120) received a bachelor’s degree from Lasell College.

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