Thursday, September 6, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance. Including the fact that's it's an Election Day.
1. Forecast: Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. 2. An Election? Today?: It's true. Thursday is a primary for various state, Congressional and Suffolk County posts. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 3. Voter Guide: Before you step into the voting booth, learn what races you'll find there. The JP Patch Voter Guide is here to help. 4. First Thursday: The monthly celebration of the Centre/South corridor runs from 6-8 p.m. Among the events on tap, Fire Opal will feature jewelry from JP resident and Fire Opal employee Jennifer Kashuck. 5. Tour Boston Neighborhood Network: Did you know Boston's cable access production facility is right in Egleston Square? Stop by from 6-7 p.m. Thursday to learn more. Engage with your neighbors on JP …
Monday, October 17, 2011
The creatively-clad crowded the Footlight Club to show their support for JP Centre/South Main Streets, which will now hold First Thursdays year-round.
On Saturday night, normally down-to-earth JP’ers put down their garden tools and left their dog leashes and bike helmets behind for a night of glitz and gaiety at the 9th Annual Artists’ Ball. The pre-Halloween fundraiser for JP Centre/South Main Streets recalled scenes from Mardi Gras or the Carnival in Venice as the creatively-clad community crowded the Footlight Club to show their support for the organization. Some of the merrimakers who masqueraded at the benefit included Jeff Ferris of Ferris Wheels Bike Shop accompanied by his date, an incognito caricature of Barbara Streisand. Jim and Susan Petrik of JP Licks fame arrived in head-turning full Renaissance regalia. Like many of those present, Patti and Larry McKenna of JP wore …
Friday, August 5, 2011
Residents explored Centre and South streets, during the traditional "First Thursday" night, which promotes investment in the local economy.
Jamaica Plain residents walked up and down Centre and South streets yesterday, taking part of the traditional, fun-filled First Thursday evening. "I came down to JP tonight to have dinner and didn't realize it was First Thursday," said Rebecca Petersen, after browsing through some hand-made accessories. "I saw these wonderful tents with all the bright colors and had to stop. I've enjoyed it very much." Local merchants showcased their art and explained their craft and story to intrigued shoppers. Among the exhibitors were members of Boston Handmade, whose founder we recently profiled on Patch. Several stores adorned their front doors with balloons and signs to indicate their participation and incite customers to look around. Live music, …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Patch asked the partying participants at last night's festive community celebration, "What do you like best about First Thursday?"
Hot on the heels of Boston’s fabulous Fourth celebration just about any other party is bound to feel just a little anticlimactic. But July’s First Thursday celebration was an absolute blast, and was certainly one of this summer’s highlights. All along Centre and South streets, Jamaica Plain was crowded with people enjoying the fine weather, the company of their neighbors, and the night’s many activities. Musical entertainment was provided by Sunny Jim who played outside the First Baptist Church, and later appeared at the After Party held at “Got Sole,” JP’s newest retail store. “The Homestead Family Band” performed an impromptu concert of contra music at the South Street mall. From the back of a roving vintage station wagon a band of …
Friday, June 3, 2011
This month's First Thursday was a grand success as artists and businesses took advantage of the good weather and extra sunlight.
The Jamaica Plain tradition of First Thursdays along Centre/South was in full swing yesterday, with art installations and live music being hosted by businesses and galleries. Here are some images from soon-to-be JP resident Andrew McFarland. Mark your calendars for the next First Thursday, set for July 7.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Creativity flowers this month at the May exhibits at the Aviary, Hallway, and UFORGE Galleries.
Jamaica Plain’s galleries were hopping with action and art on the first official First Thursday of the year. The Aviary Gallery unveiled a lovely and lyrical exhibition called “Small Lines, Long Tales.” The Hallway Gallery celebrated its second anniversary with a group show featuring four artists. Down the street at UFORGE, the artists at the assignment-based gallery interpreted Andy Warhol. The Aviary exhibit features the work of two artists, Kristin Texeira and Danielle Spurge. Perhaps it was my opportune timing, as I visited the Aviary in the late afternoon just as the spring sun streamed through the shop’s windows. I was struck by the subtle palettes of the poetic pair’s radiantly illuminated art, and the deceptively simple technique …
Friday, December 3, 2010
With temps dropping into the 30s Centre/South merchants keep it cozy inside during the monthly event.
Although the near freezing temperatures kept people hurrying from place to place, a peek inside a few locales revealed a promising beginning to the holiday shopping season along Centre/South. First Thursdays is a program of JP Centre/South Main Streets, an organization dedicated to the business health of the corridor.