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Jamaica Pond
507 Jamaicaway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Jamaica Pond was scraped from the earth by glaciers and preserved as a park by Frederick Law Olmsted. The spring-fedMore pond is Boston's largest and purest body of fresh water.

Among the events held here is the Lantern Parade each October, in which thousands of people bring homemade and store-bought lanterns and walk around the pond.

Walkers, often with dogs in tow, make heavy use of the path around the pond. The state stocks the pond with trout for anglers. Boat rental is offered during the summer. Please note that private boats, canoes, etc. are forbidden.

Among the groups who advocate for the pond are the Friends of Jamaica Pond and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.

For public transportation: Take the 39 or 41 buses along Centre Street and get off at Parley Avenue (39) or Lakeville (41).

Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue
43 Lochstead Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Nehar Shalom, or "River of Peace," is a small, intimate Jewish house of worship located inside a beautiful home nearMore Jamaica Pond. This is Jamaica Plain's first synagogue, established in 2005. Although it is centered on the teachings of traditional Judaisim and is led by a conservative Rabbi, this congregation is far from close-minded, striving for inclusion of Jewish people of all backgrounds, and also welcoming to interfaith families and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Jews.
The Footlight Club
7 Eliot St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Located in a residential area between busy Centre St. and Jamaica Pond, The Footlight Club is America'sMore oldest community theatre. It has performed every year since 1877. Footlight Club members are committed to presenting the best in non-professional theater to a broad-based audience, and to preserve and maintain Eliot Hall as a community resource.
Taylor House Bed and Breakfast
50 Burroughs St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
In the perfect location, nestled between Jamaica Pond and Centre Street, with gorgeous landscaping and a large, lushMore garden, this Victorian bed & breakfast is a great option for a relaxing stay or a garden event. All rooms feature a private bath. Golden Retrievers included.
Eye Q Optical
7 Pond St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
The Pond Street Eye Q Optical location serves as a showroom for the original eyewear designs of owner Paul Fox. HisMore collection features an array of modern styles, with pieces ranging from plastic frames to rimless styles. A sampling of his collection is available on his website.
Showa Boston
420 Pond St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Located on the Pond Street campus it shares with with The British School, Showa Boston Institute of Language &More Culture is dedicated to Japanese and American cross-cultural learning. Showa offers ESL classes for Japanese students, and Japanese language and culture classes for American students. The campus includes a full Japanese garden complete with Koi pond and a tea house. Programs are offered for students of all levels and ages during the school year and throughout the summer.