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As you know, we're all about supporting the a...

As you know, we're all about supporting the artistic process at Boston Center for the Arts. So we're especially excited to share this great video produced by Northeastern University about the process of creating their most recent piece of public art - a gorgeous mural created by BCA artist Silvia Chavez. Go Silvia! https://news.northeastern.edu/2018/06/18/watch-as-boston-artist-silvia-lopez-chavez-paints-public-art-mural-at-northeastern/

    Watch as Boston artist Silvia López Chavez paints public art mural at Northeastern
    Local artist Silvia López Chavez has transformed a wall outside the Ruggles MBTA Station into her largest piece of public art to date. The 5,000-square-foot...
    https://news.northeastern.edu

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Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – A Summer Party

The Friends of the Public Garden will hold its annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 – 8 on the Roof at Taj Boston, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company.  Visit http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/2018/06/05/2018summerparty/ for ticket information.  The event sells out, so act now!

    Wednesday, July 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm - A Summer Party
    The Friends of the Public Garden will hold its annual Summer Party on Wednesday, July 18 from 6 - 8 on the Roof at Taj Boston, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company. Visit http://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/2018/06/05/2018summerparty/ for ticket information. The event sells out, so act now!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Tree Health Assessment

Jerry Bond, Urban Forestry Consultant, Urban Forest Analytics LLC, will lead Arnold Arboretum attendees through a new field protocol for obtaining quick and reliable estimates of tree health, a critical component of tree condition. He will introduce his process of observation, with emphasis on producing repeatable and useful results. After practicing techniques in the field, he will present the way field observations can be interpreted and transformed into reliable information for communicating to clients. Jerry will also stress understanding the limits of observation in order to guard against making assumptions. A second outdoor session will test real-world application of these methods. He will explain the biological foundation for his field protocol and end the program with the day-to-day utility of this approach within various work contexts. This class is based on the book, Urban Tree Health: A Practical and Precise Estimation Method, by Jerry Bond, published in 2012. Lunch will be provided. $150.

    Wednesday, July 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Tree Health Assessment
    Jerry Bond, Urban Forestry Consultant, Urban Forest Analytics LLC, will lead Arnold Arboretum attendees through a new field protocol for obtaining quick and reliable estimates of tree health, a critical component of tree condition. He will introduce his process of observation, with emphasis on producing repeatable and useful results.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Coming Attractions: June 17 through July 3 — What Will Light Your Fire

...Director, Allyssa Jones. Choreography by Jean Appolon. Staged by Lyric Stage Company of Boston at 40 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA, through July 1...

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MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Cambridge, MA

Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA

YELLOW PERIL. 60 Valley Street #5, Providence, RI

...Directed by Diane Paulus. Staged by the American Repertory Theater at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA, through July 15...

Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, adapted from the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner. Presented by the Nora Theatre at the Central Square Theater, 450 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, through July 1.

Salt, written and performed by Ruby Rose Fox. At OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge, MA, on June 22. At the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA on June 28 and July 13. At Wellfleet Preservation Hall, Wellfleet, MA, on July 14.

Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

    Coming Attractions: June 17 through July 3 - What Will Light Your Fire
    Arts Fuse critics select the best in film, dance, visual arts, theater, music, and author events for the coming weeks. By The Arts Fuse Staff Author Events "Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts.
    http://artsfuse.org

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Thursday, February 14 – Wednesday, February 20, 2019 – San Miguel de Allende

Join Pacific Horticulture for Valentine’s Day in romantic San Miguel de Allende. Private garden visits include a lush, walled compound, a collector’s home and garden with sculpture and fabulous Mexican art, and a quirky artist retreat filled with ongoing mosaic projects. We’ll visit The Mask Museum in San Miguel housed adjacent to a charming courtyard garden and explore el Charco del Ingenio, a botanical garden and nature preserve (below). History and folk art await us in Dolores Hidalgo and Atotonilco.

    Thursday, February 14 - Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - San Miguel de Allende
    Join Pacific Horticulture for Valentine's Day in romantic San Miguel de Allende. Private garden visits include a lush, walled compound, a collector's home and garden with sculpture and fabulous Mexican art, and a quirky artist retreat filled with ongoing mosaic projects.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Gloucester Garden Tour

Join Generous Gardeners on Saturday, July 7 from 10 – 4 in the intriguing Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester for the sixth annual Gloucester Garden Tour. Explore more than a dozen lovely private gardens, quarries and ocean views. Rain or Shine. Contact Susan Kelly or 781-346-1363. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased the day of the tour at 1123 Washington St, Gloucester, MA, or in advance online at http://generousgardeners.org/gloucester-garden-tour/.

    Saturday, July 7, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Gloucester Garden Tour
    Join Generous Gardeners on Saturday, July 7 from 10 - 4 in the intriguing Lanesville neighborhood of Gloucester for the sixth annual Gloucester Garden Tour. Explore more than a dozen lovely private gardens, quarries and ocean views. Rain or Shine. Contact Susan Kelly or 781-346-1363.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 pm – Encouraging Healthy Bird Population In Massachusetts

Birds are not only winged harbingers of spring, they are harbingers of healthy ecosystems. 2018 is the ‘Year of the Bird’ and new research exposes the critical role that farmland and other diverse habitats provide for birdlife. In New England, birds associated with grass- and shrublands represent some of the most treasured wildlife in Massachusetts, but they are also some of the most imperiled and rapidly declining bird groups. Most of these birds depend significantly on privately-owned lands, agricultural landscapes, and the efforts of individual landowners in order to survive.

    Wednesday, June 27, 7:30 pm - Encouraging Healthy Bird Population In Massachusetts
    Birds are not only winged harbingers of spring, they are harbingers of healthy ecosystems. 2018 is the 'Year of the Bird' and new research exposes the critical role that farmland and other diverse habitats provide for birdlife.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Tuesday, July 3 – Saturday, July 7 – National Gesneriad Convention

The Gesneriad family includes African violets as well as Gloxinias, Streptocarpus, Kohlerias, Epicias, Sinningias and approximately 3,400 species, thousands of hybrids and intergenerics.

    Tuesday, July 3 - Saturday, July 7 - National Gesneriad Convention
    The Gesneriad family includes African violets as well as Gloxinias, Streptocarpus, Kohlerias, Epicias, Sinningias and approximately 3,400 species, thousands of hybrids and intergenerics. This national convention will include seminars on cultivation and recent research of this diverse plant family. Bus tours are offered of local and private nurseries and greenhouses.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, June 23 – Strawberry Festivals

There are two general types of strawberry festivals : community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town, and strawberry festivals held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer.  Image below from www.bettycrocker.com.

    Saturday, June 23 - Strawberry Festivals
    There are two general types of strawberry festivals : community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town, and strawberry festivals held at and by a farm. They are different in what they offer. Image below from www.bettycrocker.com.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Chinatown meeting roundup: CSC, CRA

...Block project was given by the developers of the three buildings. The project site encompasses 112 Shawmut Avenue, owned by the Davis Companies; 50 Herald Street, owned by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association...

...the three buildings. The project site encompasses 112 Shawmut Avenue, owned by the Davis Companies; 50 Herald Street, owned by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association; and 120 Shawmut Avenue, owned by Boston Chinese...

...by the Davis Companies; 50 Herald Street, owned by the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association; and 120 Shawmut Avenue, owned by Boston Chinese Evangelical Church. Pending a July 12 BPDA vote, the planned development...

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Plainclothes police patrols are monitoring drug activity and making many arrests at Washington, Beach and Oxford streets, Fong said.

Gourmet China House at 55 Beach Street will apply for a beer and wine license, said owner Michael Chen.

    Chinatown meeting roundup: CSC, CRA
    The Chinatown Safety Committee (CSC) and Chinatown Resident Association (CRA) held their monthly meetings on June 6. CSC [caption id=attachment_47088 align=alignnone width=800] Boston Police Department District A-1 Capt. Ken Fong spoke about local crime June 6 during the Chinatown Safety Committee at the Doubletree Hotel.
    http://sampan.org

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Friday, July 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Chatham Garden Club Tour

As part of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, the Chatham Garden Club will present four gardens open for viewing on Friday, July 13 from 10 – 4. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Chatham Garden Club. Admission is $5 per garden tour. RAIN or SHINE. For more information visit http://www.chathamgardenclub.org/

    Friday, July 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Chatham Garden Club Tour
    As part of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival, the Chatham Garden Club will present four gardens open for viewing on Friday, July 13 from 10 - 4. The proceeds from the garden tours will benefit Chatham Garden Club. Admission is $5 per garden tour. RAIN or SHINE.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Through April, 2019 – Alicja Kwade: TunnelTeller

Berlin-based contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b.1979, Poland) has long been engaged with value systems, philosophical questions about the essence of reality, and with attempting to examine, if not resolve, issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time. In her sculptures, as well as installations, photographs, and films, Kwade occupies herself with the structural properties of everyday objects and questioning the veracity of matter, revealing possibilities for alternate realities, while examining social agreements and supposed truths.

    Through April, 2019 - Alicja Kwade: TunnelTeller
    Berlin-based contemporary artist Alicja Kwade (b.1979, Poland) has long been engaged with value systems, philosophical questions about the essence of reality, and with attempting to examine, if not resolve, issues of inherently subjective concepts such as space and time.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Monday, August 27 – Sunday, September 2 – Exploring Austria: An Empire and its Wine Regions with Stir on the Road

Austria was once home to a great empire, and Stir Boston’s tour on August 27 – September 2 will lead you through the highlights and relics that provide a bridge to the past and inspiration for the future. From our entry via Vienna to the castle-laden region of Burgenland, we will give you an intimate view of historic and contemporary culture, cuisine, and world-class wines.

    Monday, August 27 - Sunday, September 2 - Exploring Austria: An Empire and its Wine Regions with Stir on the Road
    Austria was once home to a great empire, and Stir Boston's tour on August 27 - September 2 will lead you through the highlights and relics that provide a bridge to the past and inspiration for the future.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, June 22 or Saturday, June 23, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Join the Arnold Arboretum on your choice of two dates, June 22 or 23, for an enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane Edgecomb, storyteller, and Margot Chamberlain, Celtic harpist, spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages. This unique performance, designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum, travels through the Arboretum with story and music. Each story is told under a different tree or among a unique collection of Arboretum plants. The program begins under a grand Cedar of Lebanon, moves into the rosaceous collection, to the oaks of Bussey Hill, then onward to Hemlock Hill, culminating with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told amid the birches at sunset. Appropriate for adults and for children twelve years and above. Bring a cushion to sit on if you wish. Registrants will walk approximately two miles on and off trails on uneven terrain. The performance takes place rain or shine. In the event of rain, it will be held in the Hunnewell Building lecture hall. Photo by Pamela Ruby Russell. Register early for this popular event. Fee $20 per person through June 15; $25 per person after June 15. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu

    Friday, June 22 or Saturday, June 23, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey
    Join the Arnold Arboretum on your choice of two dates, June 22 or 23, for an enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane Edgecomb, storyteller, and Margot Chamberlain, Celtic harpist, spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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