Friday, April 12, 2013
See what's new in JP April 12.
1. O'Malley Office Hours: District 6 City Councilor Matt O'Malley will hold office hours this morning at J.P. Licks from 8 to 9 a.m. 2. Art for Music: The JP Art for Music Festival is on for Sunday. 3. Marathon Monday: Is soon approaching. Send in your stories. 4. Swing Dance: Drop by Boston Swing Central’s studio on Roland Street every Friday at 8 p.m. for dancing and live jazz music from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s swing era. The $10 admission includes a beginner’s lesson from 8-9 p.m., with social dancing from 9 p.m. to midnight. No partner or prior experience is required. 5. Pan-Mass Signups: Registration is now open for the Pan-Mass Challenge. Now in its 34th year, the annual cross-commonwealth bike-a-thon raises money for cancer …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
See the silent auction items you could take home.
James's Gate will host the annual fundraiser to correspond with the annual JP outdoor music fest this weekend. The local restaurant will host Art for Music 2013: A JP Music Fundraiser this Sunday at 2 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 per person for entry, and all proceeds will go toward the third annual JP Music Festival. The event will feature more than 50 donated silent auction items including: • photography • illustrations • mixed media • paintings • home goods • pottery • jewelry • gift baskets
Monday, March 25, 2013
The Jamaica Plain Artists Feature represents the largest body of work ever to be exhibited as part of the ongoing rotating Neighborhood exhibition program.
The art of several Jamaica Plain residents will be displayed at a downtown gallery beginning Wednesday. The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority will exhibit the work of 20 JP artists in its Neighborhood Showcase Feature Exhibition. The exhibit is from March 27 to June 28. The exhibit will feature a mix of paintings, photographs and mixed media collages selected from over 100 submissions. The exhibit kicks off with a free reception, which is open to the public Thursday, March 28 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The convention center is located at 415 Summer St. Below is a list of the featured artists: George Anastos George Berberian Jessica Burko Paula Carranza Rob Festa Erik Gehring Lisa Goren Ellen Gower Eva Kaniasty Cynthia Kollios Nancy …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The weather will eventually get warm, and in JP that means art events!
With spring on the way (at some point), Jamaica Plain transforms into an artistic paradise. With so many spring and summer events on the way, readers will want one place to find these events. Leave your events detailed information in the comments here, and don't forget you can then go ahead and add your events to our events calendar. There's one at OGO Gallery this weekend for starters. When and where is your spring/summer event?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Boston Police officers featured on the show dish about working with Donnie Wahlberg, and that one has never heard of New Kids on the Block.
Two of the Boston Police Department officers featured on TNT's "Boston's Finest" reality show executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg spoke having cameras following them, being on television, charity work and the New Kids on the Block. Ryan Mason, 34, from West Roxbury, and Skye Robinson, 32, from Roxbury, met up with Patch at Boston Police Headquarters at the same time. Patch: What unit are you in? Mason: Fugitive Unit – citywide. I started in BPD in 2005, and started in the Fugitive Unit in 2010, before that I was in District 4 and B-3. Robinson: I’m in the Youth Violence Strike Force. On the show it’s referred to as the gang unit. I started on BPD in 2006 in C-11 (Dorchester), and started in 2010 with the Youth Violence unit. Patch: …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Get ready for amusement, absurdity and hysterical antics at "Comedy With Wings," Bella Luna's all-female comedy night.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The third annual Jamaica Plain Music Festival will take place in September.
It's still cold outside now, but before long residents from all around the area will head to Pinebank Field at Jamaica Pond for the neighborhood's third annual music festival. Several local artists will donate work to Art for Music: A JP Music Festival Fundraiser. The event will take place at Doyle's Braddock Cafe March 24 beginning at 2 p.m. The event will feature live music from JP musicians Mark Killianski (bluegrass guitar from 2-3pm) and Peter Sykes (Harpsichord from 3-4pm), as well as more than 50 silent auction items donated from local artists and organizations. Silent auction items include: • photography • illustrations • mixed media • paintings • home goods • pottery • jewelry • gift baskets Plus raffles, a light buffet, and …
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Daynard's new novel, "The Midwife's Revolt," follows midwife Lizzie Boylston from her grieving days of widowhood after Bunker Hill, to her deepening friendship with Abigail Adams and finally to her dangerous work as a spy for the Cause.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Music groups such as Fun, The National, The Shins, and Of Monsters and Men, are scheduled to perform May 25-26.
Get your tickets now for the Boston Calling Music Festival because they will be selling out! Popular groups like Fun, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, for a total of 18 music acts that your grandma has never heard of - will his the Boston City Hall Plaza stage on the weekend of May 25-26. Click here for the full lineup of acts for the Boston Calling Music Festival. The festival is a two-day, two-stage event with access to both stages, food, services and more. All ages are welcome and children younger than 10 are free. Boston Calling is a rain or shine event, so only in the event of a state wide emergency that forces Boston Calling to be canceled, will all tickets purchased in advance be refunded. Ticket sales start Friday, March 8 and be…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital is “very interested” in sponsoring a Jamaica Plain Hubway bicycle share station.
There is mounting possibilty the Hubway bicycle sharing system might plan a station in Jamaica Plain for the 2013 season. Faulkner Hospital has expressed interest in sponsoring a station, and while there's no discussion as to where the station will be Green Street and Forest Hills have been floated as possibilities. Where do you think a Hubway station should be placed in Jamaica Plain? Leave your answers in the comments.