12 hours ago

What costs just $50 but gives you benefits va...

What costs just $50 but gives you benefits valued at over $320 for a whole year? BCA's forte membership does, including FREE exclusive events with Boston’s hottest artists, discounts to exciting BCA programming all year long, and it connects you to an active group of art enthusiasts Join NOW and celebrate on March 6: learn the secret of a winning cocktail with Movers & Shakers crowd favorite Alibi Boston and Bombay Sapphire, with food by Cambridge School of Culinary Arts get a private viewing of our exhibition: Culture Hustlers.

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    Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Cyclorama, Plaza Theatres
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17 hours ago

Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 pm – Digging Deeper with Archaeologist Sara Belkin

Wakefield Estate’s February Stone Soup and Speaker features Dr. Sara Belkin of Boston University on Archaeology. On Feb. 28th at 6 pm, come to the Wakefield Estate for the second in its 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series of engaging talks and delicious homemade soups. This year’s theme, Digging Deeper: Exploring the Wakefield Estate’s Collections, allows for a deeper look at four different aspects of the estate’s collections.

    Wednesday, February 28, 6:00 pm - Digging Deeper with Archaeologist Sara Belkin
    Wakefield Estate's February Stone Soup and Speaker features Dr. Sara Belkin of Boston University on Archaeology. On Feb. 28th at 6 pm, come to the Wakefield Estate for the second in its 2018 Stone Soup and Speaker series of engaging talks and delicious homemade soups.
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17 hours ago

Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Lessons Learned When Field Botany Meets Design

Grow Native Massachusetts presents a free talk on Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, by Uli Lorimer, Curator of the Native Flora Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

    Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Lessons Learned When Field Botany Meets Design
    Grow Native Massachusetts presents a free talk on Wednesday, March 7 at 7 pm at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, by Uli Lorimer, Curator of the Native Flora Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Ecologically attuned designers are increasingly looking to nature for inspiration in the design of managed landscapes.
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38 hours ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared Company One...

The Boston Globe calls Company One Theatre's Hype Man "Superb." Catch Hype Man at the BCA Plaza Theatre before February 24

    Company One Theatre
    HYPE MAN: a break beat play by Idris Goodwin directed by Shawn LaCount featuring Kadahj Bennett, Rachel Cognata, and Michael Knowlton* music direction and beat making by Kadahj Bennett January 26 -...
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41 hours ago

Thursday, June 21 – Thursday, June 28 – Iceland in Summer

Join women traveling together for Serendipity Traveler’s 2018 Iceland summer small group tour to this naturally beautiful island and meet a puffin or two. Let your spirit soar with nature during our 2018 women’s tour of Iceland’s renowned glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls along the Golden Circle. It’s summer in Iceland, the land of the Midnight Sun, when the wildflowers are blooming in the meadows, temperatures are warmer, days last forever, and the waterfalls are beyond one’s wildest imagination. Iceland is one of those places where our packing list says bring a woolen hat, gloves and jacket for the winds along with your bathing suit. Of course, we will dip in the notable Blue Lagoon, walk the trails to thunderous waterfalls, photograph the fields of wildflowers blooming, and sample what makes Iceland the place that is wild, wooly and wonderful. It’s the land of fire and ice and the land of glaciers and geysers. Reserve your 2018 adventure to Iceland today. Serendipity Traveler, a specialty tour company for women traveling alone, offers itineraries that are thoughtfully crafted to provide women with the best traveling experiences wherever we go. The curated itinerary gives you a generous idea of what to look forward to and what to plan on. There will be spontaneous elements that will happen as we travel. You will add the rest when letting the essence of serendipity weave a rich tapestry of memories long after we all have said goodbye. Serendipity Traveler offers all women personal service, unparalleled value, and exceptionally fine travel in small groups.Our small group women’s 2018 tour to Iceland is 6 days and includes comfortable boutique accommodations with your own private room and no additional single supplement $5895.00. Walking tours,extensive island touring with excellent naturalist local guides including the Golden Circle, The notable Snaefellsnes Peninsula, and Iceland’s Southwesterly region, visits to numerous landmarks and stunning locations of interest, National Parks, glaciers, waterfalls, UNESCO World Heritage sites, all breakfasts, two lunches and our welcome and farewell dinners are included. Reserve now for Serendipity Traveler’s sampler of fire and ice touring Iceland in summer 2018. Complete details at http://www.serendipitytraveler.com/destinations/womens_tour_iceland

    Thursday, June 21 - Thursday, June 28 - Iceland in Summer
    Join women traveling together for Serendipity Traveler's 2018 Iceland summer small group tour to this naturally beautiful island and meet a puffin or two. Let your spirit soar with nature during our 2018 women's tour of Iceland's renowned glaciers, geysers, and waterfalls along the Golden Circle.
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41 hours ago

Sundays, March 4 & 11, 12:30 pm – 3:15 pm – Brass Tacks of Landscape Design

Monique Allen of The Garden Continuum will conduct a two session class at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on March 4 and 11 from 12:30 – 3:15 on landscape design.

    Sundays, March 4 & 11, 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm - Brass Tacks of Landscape Design
    Monique Allen of The Garden Continuum will conduct a two session class at Tower Hill Botanic Garden on March 4 and 11 from 12:30 - 3:15 on landscape design. Session one outlines the fundamentals of landscape design theory starting with an overview of garden ecology and a review of the layers: Infrastructure ~ Structure ~ Enhancements.
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2 days ago

More Tiki Is on the Way to Boston, Courtesy of the Bar Mezzana Team

...its reach within the neighborhood, adding a new restaurant across the street. The Bar Mezzana (360 Harrison Ave., Boston) team announced today that it will introduce Shore Leave in late 2018, opening the...

...that it will introduce Shore Leave in late 2018, opening the new Tiki restaurant at 345 Harrison Ave., as Boston Magazine notes...

...647 and Sister Sorel, which are slated to close this spring. But first, Southern Proper (600 Harrison Ave., Boston) will open in just a couple of weeks, and Bootleg Special (400 Tremont St...

...600 Harrison Ave., Boston) will open in just a couple of weeks, and Bootleg Special (400 Tremont St., Boston) debuted earlier this month. Stay tuned for updates on Shore Leave and more in...

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Shore Leave will join venues such as the longtime Boston(ish) Tiki fixture Kowloon (948 Broadway, Saugus), along with the recently opened Tiki Rock (2 Broad St., Downtown Boston), in embracing...

...Boston(ish) Tiki fixture Kowloon (948 Broadway, Saugus), along with the recently opened Tiki Rock (2 Broad St., Downtown Boston), in embracing Polynesian-inspired dishes and island vibes. A similar ambiance arrived last...

...island vibes. A similar ambiance arrived last month in Brookline Village, courtesy of Blossom Bar (295 Washington St., Brookline), which — although not explicitly Tiki-inspired — features similar tropical elements, from palm and bamboo...

    More Tiki Is on the Way to Boston, Courtesy of the Bar Mezzana Team
    It's Tiki time in Boston as the acclaimed team behind a coastal Italian restaurant in Boston's South End plans to expand its reach within the neighborhood, adding a new restaurant across the street. The Bar Mezzana (360 Harrison Ave., Boston) team announced today that it will introduce Shore Leave in late 2018, opening the new Tiki restaurant at 345 Harrison Ave., as Boston Magazine notes.
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2 days ago

Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Camellia Show Weekend

Escape from the winter into Tower Hill’s lush conservatories, view stunning floral displays, and learn more about floral design at demos and talks by experts. On Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, enjoy stunning blossoms and trees from the New England Camellia Society and explore Tower Hill’s camellia collection in the conservatories. $5 – $15. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org.  Image from www.modernbotanicals.org.

    Saturday, February 24 - Sunday, February 25, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Camellia Show Weekend
    Escape from the winter into Tower Hill's lush conservatories, view stunning floral displays, and learn more about floral design at demos and talks by experts. On Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, enjoy stunning blossoms and trees from the New England Camellia Society and explore Tower Hill's camellia collection in the conservatories.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Weaving Texture into the Garden Webinar

Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, on line, to learn how to weave texture into the garden to enhance your existing blooms. Flowers are one of the beautiful plant features of our native flora, but what about the others? Discover how the emerging leaves of blue cohosh, the muscular bark of musclewood, or a swath of fiddleheads can add texture to your garden. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Image from www.heirloomgardener.com. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-weaving-texture-into-the-garden

    Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Weaving Texture into the Garden Webinar
    Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, on line, to learn how to weave texture into the garden to enhance your existing blooms. Flowers are one of the beautiful plant features of our native flora, but what about the others?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Happy President's Day! Did you know that Pres...

Happy President's Day! Did you know that President Obama visited the Cyclorama in 2011? Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Happy President's Day! Did you know that President Obama visited the Cyclorama in 2011? Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Times
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3 days ago

Monday, March 5, 6:00 pm – Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will speak on Monday, March 5 at 5 pm in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom.

    Monday, March 5, 6:00 pm - Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom
    Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will speak on Monday, March 5 at 5 pm in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom.
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3 days ago

Friday, March 2, 6:45 pm – The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space

Dr. Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday, March 2 at 6:45 in the Haller Lecture Hall, Room 102, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street in Cambridge. His topic is The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space. At the broadest level, Dr. Leslie is interested in understanding the drivers of morphological diversification in organisms. He primarily approaches this topic using seed plants as a study group, focusing on relationships between form and function in reproductive structures and asking how these interactions generate evolutionary patterns over million-year time scales. Properly answering these questions requires an understanding of the broader ecological, geological, and climatic contexts in which these changes are occurring, and he therefore uses an integrative approach that incorporates techniques from paleontology, biogeography, and phylogenetics. His work particularly focuses on conifers because the group is diverse today but was also important in many ancient ecosystems, and the relationships between morphology and function can be directly tested in living as well as in extinct plants.

    Friday, March 2, 6:45 pm - The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space
    Dr. Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday, March 2 at 6:45 in the Haller Lecture Hall, Room 102, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street in Cambridge. His topic is The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space.
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4 days ago

Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Botany Blast: Woody Plant Basics

In this Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University introductory workshop on plant structure and function, we will focus on temperate forest tree and shrub species found around the Arboretum. We will cover topics such as basic plant function and the development of flowers to fruits to seeds. This interactive session will enhance your understanding of plants and amplify future hikes in the woods or wanderings throughout the Arboretum. The class will be taught on Saturday, February 24 from 1 – 3 by graduate students, led by Cat Chamberlain. Free for Arboretum members, $10 for nonmembers. Register by calling 617-384-5277, or email adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu.  Image from www.profitableplantsdigest.com.

    Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Botany Blast: Woody Plant Basics
    In this Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University introductory workshop on plant structure and function, we will focus on temperate forest tree and shrub species found around the Arboretum. We will cover topics such as basic plant function and the development of flowers to fruits to seeds.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Old House Garden

Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old house-and why? Spend the morning of March 1 (11 – 12:30) at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today. The free with admission program will be led by sleuths Betsy Williams and Tower Hill Librarian Kathy Bell. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org.

    Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - The Old House Garden
    Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old house-and why? Spend the morning of March 1 (11 - 12:30) at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

This weekend, The Boston Globe calls Culture ...

This weekend, The Boston Globe calls Culture Hustlers The Ticket! Catch this showcase of inventive artists in the Mills Gallery through April 8!

    The Ticket: What's happening in the local arts world - The Boston Globe
    MUSIC Get The Weekender in your inbox: The Globe's top picks for what to see and do each weekend, in Boston and beyond. MAURA JOHNSTON SHELBY LYNNE Lynne isn't touring behind a new record (her most recent, last year's "Not Dark Yet," is a duo record with sister Allison Moorer), so perhaps a survey of the multifaceted country-soul she's been making since her 2000 fountainhead release, "I Am Shelby Lynne," is on tap for Saturday.
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5 days ago

Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – New England Plant Conservation in Practice Webinar

Join the New England Wild Flower Society’s conservation staff on line on Wednesday, February 21 at 3 pm to discuss methods for applied plant conservation in New England. Laney, Michael, and Bill will discuss current management practices, ex-situ conservation, citizen science, volunteer programs, and their work with the rare and endangered flora of New England. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-new-england-plant-conservation-in-practice

    Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - New England Plant Conservation in Practice Webinar
    Join the New England Wild Flower Society's conservation staff on line on Wednesday, February 21 at 3 pm to discuss methods for applied plant conservation in New England. Laney, Michael, and Bill will discuss current management practices, ex-situ conservation, citizen science, volunteer programs, and their work with the rare and endangered flora of New England.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Creating a Resilient Garden

The URI Master Gardener Program is pleased to bring you Creating a Resilient Garden, an engaging one-day gardening symposium designed for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally-sound gardens. The sessions will help you DESIGN resilient gardens, DISCOVER herb gardening, and DECODE the truth about garden remedies. Educating and entertaining their audiences, these three keynote speakers are accomplished specialists in their fields and possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

    Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Creating a Resilient Garden
    The URI Master Gardener Program is pleased to bring you Creating a Resilient Garden, an engaging one-day gardening symposium designed for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally-sound gardens. The sessions will help you DESIGN resilient gardens, DISCOVER herb gardening, and DECODE the truth about garden remedies.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

Next week, our campus partners Boston Gay Men...

Next week, our campus partners Boston Gay Men's Chorus is presenting a Wicked Good Cabaret at Club Cafe Boston filled with songs about living and loving in New England. Sounds like a wicked awesome way to spend a February Boston evening!

    Cabaret 2018 Promo - Boston Gay Men's Chorus
    There's No Place Like Home: A Wicked Good Cabaret Some of BGMC's finest perform songs about living and loving in New England. Fun, festive and always a little risque - join us for a fabulous night out! Feb. 23-25, 2018 Tickets at www.bgmc.org. NOTE: Adult themes
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6 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts added an event.

Cocktails, Culture & Culinary Creations Join forte today for FREE admission to party with the Movers & Shakers crowd favorite Tuesday, March 6 | 6:30–8:30 pm Mills Gallery at Boston Center for the Arts FREE for Members | Membership starts at just $50 At this forte members-only party… -Learn the secret of a winning cocktail with the Movers & Shakers 2018 crowd favorite, Alibi Boston and liquor sponsor Bombay Sapphire -Indulge in savory treats from our friends at Cambridge School of Culinary Arts -Get a private viewing of our exhibition: Culture Hustlers When you become a forte member, you get… -Access to FREE member-only events that bring you behind the scenes with some of Boston’s hottest artists -Connected to an active group of art enthusiasts -Discounts on select tickets to BCA events all year long Membership starts at just $50 a year with annual benefits valued at over $320

    Forte forward: We've Got Your Alibi
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6 days ago

Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – A Common Treasury for All: Toward a Deeper History of Environmental Justice

In recent years, environmental justice scholarship has exploded. But virtually every relevant piece of work has understood the history of environmental justice as dating only to the late 20th century. The Harvard University Graduate School of Design Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 pm in the Gund Hall Piper Auditorium goes back to the 17th century, seeking to trace and analyze the evolution of a positive environmental rights discourse in European and American history. Having established our opposition to environmental injustice, we might want to ask: what exactly are we aiming for, in positive terms? What are the components of environmental justice? Is there any common ground left to stand on? And how might a deeper historical perspective help us answer these questions?

    Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - A Common Treasury for All: Toward a Deeper History of Environmental Justice
    In recent years, environmental justice scholarship has exploded. But virtually every relevant piece of work has understood the history of environmental justice as dating only to the late 20th century.
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6 days ago

Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Our Dynamic Flora Webinar

This New England Wild Flower Society on line class will cover the criteria botanists use to determine whether plants are native to a region or introduced. Research botanist Arthur Haines will explain the shortcomings of each criterion to help explain the need for using suites of criteria. Given that the flora has always been changing (and likely always will), static benchmarks are problematic. The class will also include a brief discussion of global biodiversity and the problem of human-centric viewpoints. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Class takes place Wednesday, February 21 at 1 pm. Sign up at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-our-dynamic-flora

    Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Our Dynamic Flora Webinar
    This New England Wild Flower Society on line class will cover the criteria botanists use to determine whether plants are native to a region or introduced. Research botanist Arthur Haines will explain the shortcomings of each criterion to help explain the need for using suites of criteria.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 15

#tbt to our last Run of the Mills, Rainbow Co...

#tbt to our last Run of the Mills, Rainbow Collapse with Jared Williams and Anya Smolnikova. This collaborative installation imagined the world that might grow after a full societal and environmental collapse.

    Boston Center for the Arts
    tbt to our last Run of the Mills, Rainbow Collapse with Jared Williams and Anya Smolnikova. This collaborative installation imagined the world that might grow after a full societal and environmental...
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Feb 15

Wednesday, March 14 – Sunday, March 18 – Boston Flower & Garden Show

The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, 2017. This year’s show theme is Savor Spring! As another winter wanes, the designers and exhibitors will whet your appetite for the sumptuous joys of the season ahead. Colorful gardens and floral designs will incorporate elements of the popular food gardening trend including organics, small-space gardens, homesteading hobbies, edibles as ornamentals, and family-friendly spaces for outdoor dining and entertaining. For complete information on Superheroes of the Garden, hours and ticketing, visit http://bostonflowershow.com/

    Wednesday, March 14 - Sunday, March 18 - Boston Flower & Garden Show
    The Boston Flower & Garden Show will return to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, 2017. This year's show theme is Savor Spring! As another winter wanes, the designers and exhibitors will whet your appetite for the sumptuous joys of the season ahead.
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Feb 15

Thursday, February 22, 6:00 pm – The Changing Landscape of Plate Tectonics

W. Jason Morgan, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University; Visiting Scholar, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, will speak on Thursday, February 22 at 6 pm at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on The Changing Landscape of Plate Tectonics. Image below is of Professor Morgan receiving the National Medal of Science from then President George W. Bush.

    Thursday, February 22, 6:00 pm - The Changing Landscape of Plate Tectonics
    W. Jason Morgan, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University; Visiting Scholar, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, will speak on Thursday, February 22 at 6 pm at the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on The Changing Landscape of Plate Tectonics.
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Feb 14

United Way of Massachusetts Bay added 23 new ...

Leaders of the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing gathered for a morning of discussion surrounding one of Massachusetts' most successful initiatives to reduce chronic individual homelessness. Thank you to our partners Santander Bank US, Massachusetts Housing & Shelter Alliance, CSH, Pine Street Inn, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    United Way of Massachusetts Bay
    Leaders of the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing gathered for a morning of discussion surrounding one of Massachusetts' most successful initiatives to reduce chronic individual...
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Feb 14

It is YOU... our donors, community members an...

It is YOU... our donors, community members and artists that make it possible for Boston Center for the Arts to present great works of art that unite communities and spark dialogue, to amplify the voices of Boston’s artists and connect audiences to the people and work that make our city so extraordinary. Thank you.

    Boston Center for the Arts
    It is YOU... our donors, community members and artists that make it possible for Boston Center for the Arts to present great works of art that unite communities and spark dialogue, to amplify the...
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Feb 14

Saturday, April 7, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm – Celebrating Herbs!

The Herb Society of America, New England Unit, will sponsor Celebrating Herbs!, a symposium to be held Saturday, April 7, from 8:30 – 3 at the Hunnewell Carriage House, The Gardens at Elm Bank, in Wellesley. Speakers will include Kelly Orzel, Judith Sumner, and Betsy Williams.

    Saturday, April 7, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm - Celebrating Herbs!
    The Herb Society of America, New England Unit, will sponsor Celebrating Herbs!, a symposium to be held Saturday, April 7, from 8:30 - 3 at the Hunnewell Carriage House, The Gardens at Elm Bank, in Wellesley. Speakers will include Kelly Orzel, Judith Sumner, and Betsy Williams. Betsy Williams will present Herbal Weddings: Old Traditions, Modern Uses.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 14

Tuesday, February 27, 6:45 pm – Frederick Law Olmsted and The Massachusetts Legacy

On Tuesday, February 27, the Norwood Evening Garden Club will host Alan S. Banks who will discuss Frederic Law Olmsted and The Massachusetts Legacy. The meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. at the Carriage House behind the First Baptist Church, 71 Bond Street, Norwood. The public is invited to attend for a small donation ($5). Refreshments will be served.

    Tuesday, February 27, 6:45 pm - Frederick Law Olmsted and The Massachusetts Legacy
    On Tuesday, February 27, the Norwood Evening Garden Club will host Alan S. Banks who will discuss Frederic Law Olmsted and The Massachusetts Legacy. The meeting will be held at 6:45 p.m. at the Carriage House behind the First Baptist Church, 71 Bond Street, Norwood.
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Feb 13

Huntington Theatre Company added 6 new photos...

Thank you to everyone who came to the Breaking Ground readings this past weekend! Congrats to all the playwrights, directors, and actors on a very successful weekend of readings.

    Huntington Theatre Company
    Thank you to everyone who came to the Breaking Ground readings this past weekend! Congrats to all the playwrights, directors, and actors on a very successful weekend of readings.
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Feb 13

Wednesday, September 5 – Saturday, September 15 – Gardens and Castles of the Czech Republic

You will visit six UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of this magnificent American Horticultural Society Central European itinerary from September 5 – 15 this fall. Expect to be dazzled by superb gardens, castles, art collections, and music. In addition to major attractions, you will enjoy the private visits to exclusive locations for which the AHS Travel Study program is known.

    Wednesday, September 5 - Saturday, September 15 - Gardens and Castles of the Czech Republic
    You will visit six UNESCO World Heritage Sites as part of this magnificent American Horticultural Society Central European itinerary from September 5 - 15 this fall. Expect to be dazzled by superb gardens, castles, art collections, and music. In addition to major attractions, you will enjoy the private visits to exclusive locations for which the AHS Travel Study program is known.
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Feb 13

Saturday, February 24, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm – Grafting Woody Plants

Instructor Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, will lead a workshop on Grafting Woody Plants in the Dana Greenhouse of the Arnold Arboretum, 1050 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, on Saturday, February 24 from 9 – 12:30.

    Saturday, February 24, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Grafting Woody Plants
    Instructor Sean Halloran, Plant Propagator, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, will lead a workshop on Grafting Woody Plants in the Dana Greenhouse of the Arnold Arboretum, 1050 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, on Saturday, February 24 from 9 - 12:30.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 12

Boston Center for the Arts added 7 new photos...

Our Music Ensemble in Residence Palaver Strings presented the cornerstone of their residency in the Cyclorama over the weekend. It was an inspiring experience for everybody, especially the Cape Verdean, Irish and Chinese communities with whom they worked.

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. 10,473 likes · 214 talking about this · 17,432 were here. The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a not-for-profit performing and visual arts complex that...
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Feb 12

"Lucas Spivey gathered this sampling over the...

"Lucas Spivey gathered this sampling over the course of a cross-country tour with a 1957 Shasta camper in tow as his office. His project is unusual example of art that aims to mend the world in some way: it is lighthearted and optimistic, its goals are specific and modest, and it succeeds." Franklin Einspruch reviews Culture Hustlers, on view at the Mills Gallery through April 8 Picture by Melissa Blackall

Feb 12

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Back Bay's best gifts for every kind of Valentine.

    Valentine's Day Gift Guide
    Something for every kind of Valentine For the Lover of New Experiences Because sometimes a new experience is the best gift of all. 15 Shades of Red: A Wine and Chocolate Affair Eataly Boston On February 13, step up your Valentine's (or Galentine's!)
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Feb 12

The South End Gets in on Boston’s Growing Seafood Boil Obsession This Week

Boston’s growing seafood boil scene expands into the South End this week as Bootleg Special opens the doors at 400 Tremont St., showering the neighborhood in Cajun-seasoned crustaceans.

    The South End Gets in on Boston's Growing Seafood Boil Obsession This Week
    Boston's growing seafood boil scene expands into the South End this week as Bootleg Special opens the doors at 400 Tremont St., showering the neighborhood in Cajun-seasoned crustaceans. Bootleg Special fully embraces the New Orleans seafood boil theme, with a menu full of small plates and po' boys stuffed full of everything from oysters and shrimp to clams and catfish.
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Feb 12

Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am – 11:00 am – Native Plants for Urban Design

Join Amy Nyman on Saturday, February 24 at 10 am at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road in Framingham, to learn about native plants for urban design. She will identify native plants that can be used in urban landscapes and explain the specific design characteristics those plants offer. She will also include an overview of urban challenges and strategies for supporting plant resiliency. This Ecological Landscape Alliance class is $15 for members, $17 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.ecolandscaping.org/event/native-plants-urban-design/

    Saturday, February 24, 10:00 am - 11:00 am - Native Plants for Urban Design
    Join Amy Nyman on Saturday, February 24 at 10 am at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road in Framingham, to learn about native plants for urban design. She will identify native plants that can be used in urban landscapes and explain the specific design characteristics those plants offer.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 12

Thursday, February 22, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Mass Hort’s School Garden Conference: Growing for Experience

The Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s fourth annual School Garden Conference at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, on Thursday, February 22 (blizzard date February 23) will feature workshops that explore regional best practices for planning and running a garden that will not only meet educational goals, but also foster life skills.

    Thursday, February 22, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm - Mass Hort's School Garden Conference: Growing for Experience
    The Massachusetts Horticultural Society's fourth annual School Garden Conference at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, on Thursday, February 22 (blizzard date February 23) will feature workshops that explore regional best practices for planning and running a garden that will not only meet educational goals, but also foster life skills.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 11

Wednesday and Thursday, March 7 & 8 – ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace

Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration? Immerse yourself in Ecological Landscape Alliance’s two-day conference on March 7 and 8 at UMass Amherst. From the practical to the inspirational, join them as they explore a range of topics, from designing and maintaining landscapes for maximum carbon capture to looking at the intuitive side of design.

    Wednesday and Thursday, March 7 & 8 - ELA Conference & Eco-Marketplace
    Looking for New Ideas? Solutions? Inspiration? Immerse yourself in Ecological Landscape Alliance' s two-day conference on March 7 and 8 at UMass Amherst. From the practical to the inspirational, join them as they explore a range of topics, from designing and maintaining landscapes for maximum carbon capture to looking at the intuitive side of design.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 11

Tuesday, February 20 – Friday, March 23 – Camellia Days at Lyman Estate Greenhouses

Visit Lyman Estate Greenhouses‘ (Historic New England) celebrated collection of camellias in the 1804 camellia house at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street in Waltham, February 20 – March 23. Many of the trees are more than one hundred years old. At this time of year, they put forth a profusion of blossoms in all sizes and shapes. Other plants available during this season include orchids, citrus, and sweet olives. Garden and Landscape members receive a 15% discount on purchases.

    Tuesday, February 20 - Friday, March 23 - Camellia Days at Lyman Estate Greenhouses
    Visit Lyman Estate Greenhouses ' (Historic New England) celebrated collection of camellias in the 1804 camellia house at the Lyman Estate Greenhouses, 185 Lyman Street in Waltham, February 20 - March 23. Many of the trees are more than one hundred years old.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 10

Sunday, February 18, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Clearing the Valley

It took twelve years to clear the valley of homes and people before the Quabbin Reservoir was created.  Join DCR Visitor Center Manager Maria Beiter-Tucker on Sunday, February 18 at 2 pm to learn about the process.  The free program will be held at the Quabbin Visitor Center, 485 Ware Road in Belchertown.  All ages are welcome. Call 413-323-7221 for more information.

    Sunday, February 18, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Clearing the Valley
    It took twelve years to clear the valley of homes and people before the Quabbin Reservoir was created. Join DCR Visitor Center Manager Maria Beiter-Tucker on Sunday, February 18 at 2 pm to learn about the process. The free program will be held at the Quabbin Visitor Center, 485 Ware Road in Belchertown.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 10

Wednesday, February 28, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Winter in a Vase

Erin Doolittle, Staff Gardener at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will demonstrate how to make floral arrangements in winter using berries, branches, evergreens and more, on Wednesday, February 28 from 2 – 3. The demonstration is free with admission to the Garden, located at 11 French Drive in Boylston. For more information visit http://towerhillbg.org, or call 508-869-6111, x 124.

    Wednesday, February 28, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Winter in a Vase
    Erin Doolittle, Staff Gardener at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will demonstrate how to make floral arrangements in winter using berries, branches, evergreens and more, on Wednesday, February 28 from 2 - 3. The demonstration is free with admission to the Garden, located at 11 French Drive in Boylston.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 09

Saturday, February 10, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Close and Closer: Photographs of the Arnold Arboretum by James Reis

Like Boston, the Arnold Arboretum is a diverse tapestry that comes together and creates a whole. Walkways flow from side roads to manicured trails to hidden paths revealing secret glades. If the visitor is not in a rush, the Arboretum offers enchanting micro environments that invite even closer inspection. Join photographer James Reis on his journey through the Arboretum by way of images, both unique and close up, in this new exhibition in the Hunnewell Building of the Arnold Arboretum. The opening reception takes place Saturday, February 10 from 1:30 – 3:30 (snow date February 17), and a walk and talk with the artist is scheduled for Sunday, April 29 from 2 – 3 pm. The exhibit will be open through May 6.

    Saturday, February 10, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Close and Closer: Photographs of the Arnold Arboretum by James Reis
    Like Boston, the Arnold Arboretum is a diverse tapestry that comes together and creates a whole. Walkways flow from side roads to manicured trails to hidden paths revealing secret glades. If the visitor is not in a rush, the Arboretum offers enchanting micro environments that invite even closer inspection.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 09

Sunday, February 18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Botanical Studies in Graphite

Join Tower Hill Botanic Garden and Helen Byers in this one-day workshop on Sunday, February 18 from 10 – 4 to refine your drawing skills. Choose a subject from Helen’s collection of “treasures”-maybe a bit of bark or lichen, a dry leaf or seedpod, a small cone-and draw it in detail. We’ll explore the exciting possibilities of using graphite to render a full range of neutral tones and textures. Individualized instruction will include demos and helpful tips. A list of recommended supplies will be sent to registrants. To see galleries of Helen’s work and slideshows from her courses, visit helenbyers.com.

    Sunday, February 18, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Botanical Studies in Graphite
    Join Tower Hill Botanic Garden and Helen Byers in this one-day workshop on Sunday, February 18 from 10 - 4 to refine your drawing skills. Choose a subject from Helen's collection of "treasures"-maybe a bit of bark or lichen, a dry leaf or seedpod, a small cone-and draw it in detail.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 08

No, a Trillium Truck Didn’t Get ‘Storrowed’

BOSTON / CANTON — No, a Trillium Brewing Company (369 Congress St., Boston; 110 Shawmut Rd., Canton) truck didn’t get “Storrowed” — that was just a fun bit of Photoshop in...

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    No, a Trillium Truck Didn't Get 'Storrowed'
    As the Massachusetts beer scene continues its fast-paced growth, we're tracking beer-related news bites right here: brewery openings and closures, links to interesting features from other publications, and more. This piece is updated most Thursdays, and the most recent additions are at the top.
    https://boston.eater.com

Feb 08

Boston Center for the Arts shared their post....

Last night Seeking Sanctuary rehearsal had everyone up on their feet dancing. Palaver Strings welcomed guest artist Benvindo Cruz to rehearse the Cape Verdean section of the program with pianist Ney Miranda and Denis Mota on cavaquinho. Tickets are only $15 ($10 for students and seniors) for performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Join us! https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S41000002leTsEAI

    Palaver Strings: Seeking Sanctuary
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 08

South End Landmark District Commission

Subject of the meeting will be limited to SELDC sub-committee design review of proposed work at 1357 Washington Street including: at front façade replacing existing goose neck light fixtures with linear awning lights; installing a halo-lit wall sign; and replacing an existing blade sign.

    South End Landmark District Commission
    https://www.boston.gov

Feb 08

Tuesday, February 13, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Bridging Countries with Organic Farming

The Japan Society of Boston’s February Brown Bag Luncheon on Tuesday, February 13 at noon features speaker Yoko Takemura from Assawaga Farm, speaking on Bridging Countries with Organic Farming. Yoko Takemura lived and worked in countries all over the world before moving to Brooklyn, NY, where she joined a community garden and discovered the wonders of growing vegetables. It wasn’t long before she began applying for apprenticeships on organic vegetable farms outside of the city. Now she and her husband have started their own certified organic vegetable farm in Northeast Connecticut, where they grow a diverse range of vegetables and mushrooms, with a special emphasis on Japanese heirloom and traditional varieties. Having worked on farms both in the US and Japan, they aspire to adopt a mix of farming practices and customs.

    Tuesday, February 13, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Bridging Countries with Organic Farming
    The Japan Society of Boston's February Brown Bag Luncheon on Tuesday, February 13 at noon features speaker Yoko Takemura from Assawaga Farm, speaking on Bridging Countries with Organic Farming. Yoko Takemura lived and worked in countries all over the world before moving to Brooklyn, NY, where she joined a community garden and discovered the wonders of growing vegetables.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 08

Saturday, February 17, 11:00 am – 12:00 noon – The Budget-Wise Gardener

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston welcomes Kerry Ann Mendez, author of The Budget-Wise Gardener, on Saturday, February 17 from 11 – noon for a talk and book signing. Free with admission to the Garden.

    Saturday, February 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 noon - The Budget-Wise Gardener
    Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston welcomes Kerry Ann Mendez, author of The Budget-Wise Gardene r , on Saturday, February 17 from 11 - noon for a talk and book signing. Free with admission to the Garden. This book proves that you don't need mega bucks to have a beautiful garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Feb 08

Brunch Bets: Cinquecento Roman Trattoria

Cinquecento Roman Trattoria, 500 Harrison Ave., Boston, serves brunch Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 3 pm, and dinner Sunday...

    Brunch Bets: Cinquecento Roman Trattoria | BU Today | Boston University
    Too often, weekend brunch menus offer up the same tried-and-true items: eggs Benedict, French toast, omelets, and pancakes. Even the biggest brunch aficionados can tire of the repetition. If you're looking for a unique dining experience, treat yourself to brunch at Cinquecento, the upscale Roman trattoria in the SoWa district in the South End.
    http://www.bu.edu

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