Friday, October 12, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including an event to learn about jazz great Jimmy McHugh, the JP native who wrote "I'm in the Mood for Love" and other standards.
1. Forecast: Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of rain 30 percent. 2. Celebrate a Jazz Great From JP: Did you know the person who wrote "I'm in the Mood for Love" was a JP native? Jazz great Jimmy McHugh gets his due from music historian Dick Vacca in a speech on Sunday at 3 p.m. at First Church in JP Unitarian Universalist. 3. Le Cirque de JP: You won't need to have read "The Night Circus," the JP Reads community book selection, to enjoy what should be a fun family event on Sunday. The lawn at the Loring-Greenough House transforms into "an enchanted world of fortune tellers, magicians, jugglers, stilt walkers, hula-hoopers, tarot card readers, mysterious music, and more." 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Free…
Friday, October 5, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including that Friday evening the neighborhood gets a visit from Erin Morgenstern, author of the JP Reads book selection, "The Night Circus."
1. Forecast: Partly sunny this morning, then clearing. Not as cool with highs in the upper 70s. 2. Erin Morgenstern Arrives...With Warning: The eponymous magical circus of her book, "The Night Circus," arrives without warning. Not so for Erin Morgenstern, who will be at the Footlight Club tonight for arguably the biggest event of JP Reads. 3. Avoid I-93 For Columbus Day Travel: Road work is expected to close lanes, creating backups of up to 20 miles, the Herald reports. 4. Boston Local Food Festival: Head down to the Greenway on Sunday for the free food festival featuring local farmers, specialty foods and restaurants from New England. 5. Franklin Park Zoo Centennial: The zoo on the Dot side of Franklin Park turns 100 this year. There's a …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including it being First Thursday all along Centre/South from 6-8 p.m. Lots of arts, food and music.
1. Forecast: Cloudy. A chance of showers with areas of drizzle in the morning, then showers in the afternoon. Foggy morning. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 90 percent. 2. First Thursday: It's time for the monthly celebration of arts, music and overall goodness along the Centre/South corridor. Runs from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening. (Special note: In honor of JP Reads' book selection, "The Night Circus," wear black and white with a touch of red.) 3. Flea Circus: Speaking of "Night Circus" events, Thursday night it's an entire Big Top Circus in miniature! Watch as Ed Popielarczyk's fleas perform on the flying trapeze, walk the dangerous high wire, get shot out of a cannon and more! 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the JP Branch Library. 4. JP Licks …
Monday, October 1, 2012
A list of events surrounding the JP Reads community reading initiative. The book choice is Erin Morgenstern's "The Night Circus."
JP Reads is a community reading initiative. The first book choice is Erin Morgenstern's "The Night Circus." Here are remaining events: Monday, Oct. 1 4 p.m. — Young Adult Discussion of "The Night Circus" 6 p.m. — JP Reads Circus Film: Big Fish with Ewan McGregor Tuesday, Oct. 2 10:30 a.m. — Toddler/Preschool Story Time: Olivia Saves the Circus Thursday, Oct. 4 6-8 p.m. — First Thursday "Night Circus" Theme 6:30 p.m. — Magic Flea Circus with Ed Popielarczyk Friday, Oct. 5 2 p.m. — Art Inspired By Literature Mixed Media Workshop 7 p.m. — Erin Morgenstern at The Footlight Club Thursday, Oct. 11 6 p.m. — Circus Movie — Billy Rose's "Jumbo" Sunday, Oct. 14 1 p.m. — Le Cirque de JP Check out all the JP Patch content on the subject at…
Friday, September 21, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including it being a great weekend to start or finish the community "JP Reads!" book selection, "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern.
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Friday, September 21, 2012
1. JP Reads! Heats Up: The community reading initiative, JP Reads!, will soon be in full swing. This weekend is perfect for starting or finishing the book selection, "The Night Circus," by Erin Morgenstern. Here's a list of all the great events on tap, including an author visit! 2. JP Open Studios: It's a huge weekend for the arts, with more than 200 artists exhibiting at 50 locations all over the neighborhood on Saturday and Sunday. 3. See Open Studios by Bike: A great way to take in the art is on two wheels. There are events on both Saturday and Sunday, built around a self-guided tour. 4. Boston Cycling Celebration: Speaking of bikes, this is a great weekend for cycling. On Saturday there's the TD Bank Mayor's Cup and a big community …
Friday, June 15, 2012
A community reading program, the first of its kind for JP, is launching.