4 hours ago

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the w...

#TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, “The Taj perfect—a pearl.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TBT Isabella and Jack Gardner traveled the world together and of course had to see the Taj Mahal with their own eyes. Upon viewing this jewel of a palace, Isabella remarked, "The Taj perfect-a pearl."
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9 hours ago

Update: Weekend MBTA work will only be during...

Update: Weekend MBTA work will only be during two upcoming weekends on our side of the Orange Line

    UPDATED: MBTA Weekend Work June 30 to July 8, Buses Replacing T From Forest Hills to Jackson Square
    Editor's note: This article was updated Thursday with revised information from the MBTA. At least it's not on the weekdays. Buses will be replacing MBTA train service from Forest Hills to Jackson Square on the weekends of June 30 and July 7. The disruption in train service is due to track work.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

9 hours ago

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solst...

It’s finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining night. Skip the line and buy your tickets now: http://bit.ly/2sVAWiY

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's finally here! Celebrate the summer solstice tonight at our Third Thursdays: Solstice Soirée. Music, art-making, and conservation discoveries will all make this a memorable and entertaining...
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10 hours ago

UPDATED: MBTA Weekend Work June 30 to July 8, Buses Replacing T From Forest Hills to Jackson Square

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/06/20/mbta-weekend-work-june-30-to-july-8/48161)

    UPDATED: MBTA Weekend Work June 30 to July 8, Buses Replacing T From Forest Hills to Jackson Square
    Editor's note: This article was updated Thursday with revised information from the MBTA. At least it's not on the weekdays. Buses will be replacing MBTA train service from Forest Hills to Jackson Square on the weekends of June 30 and July 7. The disruption in train service is due to track work.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

12 hours ago

All funds raised from this weekend's run at J...

All funds raised from this weekend's run at Jamaica Pond will go to the MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition.

    Jamaica Plain Benefit Fun Run to Raise $ for Immigrant Advocates on June 24
    A free fundraising fun run to benefit the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is expected to draw hundreds to Jamaica Pond on June 24. The event is being organized by Jamaica Plain nonprofit Boston For All, a local coalition dedicated to strengthening community bonds and raising money for organizations working to preserve rights.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

15 hours ago

Jamaica Plain Benefit Fun Run to Raise $ for Immigrant Advocates on June 24

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/06/21/jamaica-plain-benefit-fun-run-to-raise-for-immigrant-advocates-on-june-24/48211)

    Jamaica Plain Benefit Fun Run to Raise $ for Immigrant Advocates on June 24
    A free fundraising fun run to benefit the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is expected to draw hundreds to Jamaica Pond on June 24. The event is being organized by Jamaica Plain nonprofit Boston For All, a local coalition dedicated to strengthening community bonds and raising money for organizations working to preserve rights.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

15 hours ago

Bus shuttles will replace trains from Forest ...

Bus shuttles will replace trains from Forest Hills to Ruggles on weekends starting this weekend, and going into September

    MBTA Weekends: June 23 to Sept. 9, Buses Replacing T From Forest Hills to Ruggles
    At least it's not on the weekdays. Starting June 23 through September 9, buses will be replacing MBTA train service from Forest Hills to Ruggles on the weekends. The disruption in train service is due to track work, which is starting the weekend of June 23-24 and going through September 8-9, from the start to [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

22 hours ago

Its salad season! Day 3 of 5 days of salads- ...

Its salad season! Day 3 of 5 days of salads- The Food Project has greenhouse tomatoes at the market. Foxboro Cheese Co. is selling burrata. Throw in some herbs and balsamic- the easiest most perfect salad.

    Egleston Farmers Market
    Its salad season! Day 3 of 5 days of salads- The Food Project has greenhouse tomatoes at the market. Foxboro Cheese Co. is selling burrata. Throw in some herbs and balsamic- the easiest most perfect...
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27 hours ago

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesso...

Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music Lesson (detail), about 1668, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Jamming out like Jimmy Page, this music lesson from 1668 features a multi-neck string instrument that would make any rockstar jealous! 🎸 Image: Workshop of Gerard Ter Borch The Younger, The Music...
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28 hours ago

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spann...

Once you’ve seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you’ll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your inner artist. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2JDbZ6j

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Once you've seen our Museum full of art spanning centuries and continents, you'll want to put that inspiration to good use! Drop by the Studio for our weekly Saturday Open Studios to bring out your...
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33 hours ago

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for...

Haven't experienced Life, Death & Revelry for yourself? Here's what the Boston Globe had to say! Our “cosmic” 3D video installation feels, “like you’re looking at the afterlife.” Read on and visit us today: http://bit.ly/2IIuaD6

    At the Gardner, death gets a new lease on life - The Boston Globe
    The Queen of Spain loved it. Napoleon Bonaparte nearly stole it. Pope Pius VII rescued it. And, when it went up for sale in 1897, near its 1,672nd birthday, Isabella Stewart Gardner had to have it.
    https://www.bostonglobe.com

34 hours ago

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your calendars for this exciting night: http://bit.ly/2JlFjdc

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Life Cycles! This free event features dance, music, and poetry performances inspired by our latest exhibition Life, Death & Revelry. Mark your...
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39 hours ago

MBTA Weekends: June 23 to Sept. 9, Buses Replacing T From Forest Hills to Ruggles

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/06/20/mbta-weekends-june-23-to-sept-9-buses-replacing-t-from-forest-hills-to-ruggles)

    MBTA Weekends: June 23 to Sept. 9, Buses Replacing T From Forest Hills to Ruggles
    At least it's not on the weekdays. Starting June 23 through September 9, buses will be replacing MBTA train service from Forest Hills to Ruggles on the weekends. The disruption in train service is due to track work, which is starting the weekend of June 23-24 and going through September 8-9, from the start to [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

45 hours ago

2 days ago

Snow peas! its pea season. The second salad o...

Snow peas! its pea season. The second salad of this week features snow peas from The Food Project, tofu from 21st Century Tofu and shitake mushrooms that Red's Best is selling on behalf of Mycottera Farm.

    Egleston Farmers Market
    Snow peas! its pea season. The second salad of this week features snow peas from The Food Project, tofu from 21st Century Tofu and shitake mushrooms that Red's Best is selling on behalf of Mycottera...
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2 days ago

First American woman to win Boston Marathon i...

First American woman to win Boston Marathon in 33 years to be honored by Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley

    Councilor O'Malley Proclaiming June 20th Des Linden Day, Honoring Boston Marathon Winner
    Desiree Linden was the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, and to honor her, Wednesday will be Des Linden Day in Boston. District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley will host a meet and greet with Desiree "Des" Linden in Boston City Hall (Curley Room, 5th Floor) from 11 am [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Councilor O’Malley Proclaiming June 20th Des Linden Day, Honoring Boston Marathon Winner

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    Councilor O'Malley Proclaiming June 20th Des Linden Day, Honoring Boston Marathon Winner
    Desiree Linden was the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years, and to honor her, Wednesday will be Des Linden Day in Boston. District 6 Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley will host a meet and greet with Desiree "Des" Linden in Boston City Hall (Curley Room, 5th Floor) from 11 am [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

Can you tell we’re only halfway through clean...

Can you tell we’re only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery! Object: Imitator of Antonio Rossellino, Virgin and Child, before 1888, marble.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Can you tell we're only halfway through cleaning? 🌓 This sculpture of Virgin and Child might look a little two-faced now, but soon will be fully restored and back on display in the Long Gallery!...
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2 days ago

The city recommended 35 projects receive Comm...

The city recommended 35 projects receive Community Preservation Act funds, including two in JP + the bear dens in Franklin Park

    CPA $ Recommended for Affordable Housing, Olmsted Park and Franklin Park Bears Frieze
    Boston is recommending that Community Preservation Act funds be used for 35 projects across the city, including for affordable housing in Jamaica Plain. "The Community Preservation Act is a new tool that will help take our work on affordable housing, historic preservation and open space to the next level," said Mayor Marty Walsh via press [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

CPA $ Recommended for Affordable Housing, Olmsted Park and Franklin Park Bears Frieze

Business

    CPA $ Recommended for Affordable Housing, Olmsted Park and Franklin Park Bears Frieze
    Boston is recommending that Community Preservation Act funds be used for 35 projects across the city, including for affordable housing in Jamaica Plain. "The Community Preservation Act is a new tool that will help take our work on affordable housing, historic preservation and open space to the next level," said Mayor Marty Walsh via press [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

2 days ago

3 days ago

Its salad season! Posting a week of salads ma...

Its salad season! Posting a week of salads made with ingredients from the market. So many choices to work with! First up- roasted beets with fresh peas and bibb lettuce from The Food Project, with blue cheese from Brookford Farm. What are you cooking?!

    Egleston Farmers Market
    Its salad season! Posting a week of salads made with ingredients from the market. So many choices to work with! First up- roasted beets with fresh peas and bibb lettuce from The Food Project, with...
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3 days ago

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a...

Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella’s best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see performances in the old Music Room!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Once upon a time, the Blue Room was more of a party room. Decorated with art from Isabella's best friends, the informal environment served as a reception area for concert goers when they came to see...
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3 days ago

Learn and support our local JP bizs! The JP L...

Learn and support our local JP bizs! The JP Local First Fair is Thursday as part of Thursdays at Loring-Greenough House. More than 50 bizs will be there + a bouncy house (for the kids!) and more!

    JP Local First Fair on Thursday: 50+ Bizs, Live Music, Food Trucks and Bouncy House
    What do more than 50 local businesses, poutine, Mexican street corn, a social media contest and a bouncy house have in common? They're all going to be at the 2nd Annual JP Local First Fair this Thursday at the Loring-Greenough House. The JP Local First Fair is a great way to support many of our [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

JP Local First Fair on Thursday: 50+ Bizs, Live Music, Food Trucks and Bouncy House

Business

    JP Local First Fair on Thursday: 50+ Bizs, Live Music, Food Trucks and Bouncy House
    What do more than 50 local businesses, poutine, Mexican street corn, a social media contest and a bouncy house have in common? They're all going to be at the 2nd Annual JP Local First Fair this Thursday at the Loring-Greenough House. The JP Local First Fair is a great way to support many of our [...]
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

3 days ago

4 days ago

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the cons...

Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella found a four-leaf clover on the construction site of her museum, which she saved for good luck! 🍀
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4 days ago

Landscape architecture is a real art form, bu...

Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn’t recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably designed and aesthetically beautiful. 🌸

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Landscape architecture is a real art form, but it wasn't recognized as such until the early 1900s. Isabella, always ahead of the game, constructed her Museum and its lush Courtyard to be impeccably...
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4 days ago

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he...

Happy Father’s Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy Father's Day! Show your dad how much he means to you by treating him to a day at the Gardner Museum. Take a break and enjoy this lovely day together. 💕
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4 days ago

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4 days ago

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more l...

These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them reset. He then gifted the glass to Isabella in 1919. Object: French, Fragments from Reims Cathedral, 18th century, stained glass.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    These remnants of Reims Cathedral look more like a Mondrian painting than Gothic stained glass! After being destroyed in WWI, an American ambulance driver collected some of the pieces and had them...
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5 days ago

Egleston Farmers Market was live.

A beautiful day at the market! Come join us- open until 2PM!

    Egleston Farmers Market
    A beautiful day at the market! Come join us- open until 2PM!
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5 days ago

Does attending Boston Public Schools make a c...

Does attending Boston Public Schools make a child more interesting? Please discuss:

    Opinion: Boston Public Schools Make Your Kids Interesting
    Two friends, Kristin and Kieran, were in a coffee shop on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain with two of their friends. Both sets of friends had kids who were two or three years old, and the kids were running around unchecked. Nearby sat an older man, who was rustling his newspaper.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

120 women-owned small bizs were celebrated at...

120 women-owned small bizs were celebrated at Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge!

    120 Women-Owned Small Businesses Celebrated at Bella Luna
    Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George recently welcomed 120 women small business owners to Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge for an evening of networking and celebrating Boston's many thriving women-owned businesses. Bella Luna, a women-owned business, is also celebrating 26 years of being in business.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

5 days ago

6 days ago

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Ni...

Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night long. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Jj61HP

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join the party on June 28 for Neighborhood Nights: Creative Cycle! This free evening event is inspired by our Life, Death & Revelry exhibition and features music, dance, and art-making all night...
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.

    June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 3)
    Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.
    http://www.jpnc.org

6 days ago

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always sh...

It’s June, it’s hot out, the sun is always shining—what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don’t let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is plenty prickly!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    It's June, it's hot out, the sun is always shining-what better way to enjoy the summer than with a cactus?🌵 Don't let this plant fool you, though. While it may look soft to the touch,this cactus is...
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6 days ago

Opinion: Boston Public Schools Make Your Kids Interesting

(https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com/2018/06/15/opinion-boston-public-schools-makes-your-kids-interesting)

    Opinion: Boston Public Schools Make Your Kids Interesting
    Two friends, Kristin and Kieran, were in a coffee shop on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain with two of their friends. Both sets of friends had kids who were two or three years old, and the kids were running around unchecked. Nearby sat an older man, who was rustling his newspaper.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

120 Women-Owned Small Businesses Celebrated at Bella Luna

Development

    120 Women-Owned Small Businesses Celebrated at Bella Luna
    Boston City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George recently welcomed 120 women small business owners to Bella Luna Restaurant and Milky Way Lounge for an evening of networking and celebrating Boston's many thriving women-owned businesses. Bella Luna, a women-owned business, is also celebrating 26 years of being in business.
    https://www.jamaicaplainnews.com

6 days ago

Jun 14

June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 2)

Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.

    June 2018 Neighborhood Council & Committee Meetings (Rev. 2)
    Housing & Development Committee: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 pm, at Bowditch School building, 82 Green Street (enter at sidewalk level to left of Main stairs). Agenda includes: (1) Updates; (2) Committee membership and officers; (3) Summary of open issues before the committee; and, (4) Monitoring of current development projects.
    http://www.jpnc.org

Jun 14

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M...

#CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work—he’s the author of Peter Pan! 🧚‍♀️ #TBT Image: Unknown, Barrie and Henry James on a Street in London, 1910, ink on newspaper.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    CelebritySnapshot Henry James and author J.M. Barrie made headlines after their stroll in London. You might not know Barrie on sight, but you definitely know his work-he's the author of Peter Pan!...
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