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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

4 hours ago

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

5 hours ago

DC’s Cava Brings Fast-Casual Mediterranean to Back Bay

Boston’s Back Bay welcomes a new source for fast-casual Mediterranean food tomorrow with the opening of Cava (669 Boylston St.), a Washington, DC-based chain that arrived in Fenway earlier this year, and operates two other locations in Dedham and Hingham.

    DC's Cava Brings Fast-Casual Mediterranean to Back Bay
    Boston's Back Bay welcomes a new source for fast-casual Mediterranean food tomorrow with the opening of Cava (669 Boylston St.), a Washington, DC-based chain that arrived in Fenway earlier this year, and operates two other locations in Dedham and Hingham. Cava opens for business at 10:45 a.m.
    https://boston.eater.com

6 hours ago

Featured Image: Here lies buried the body of Mr Ebenezer Dyer

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

    Featured Image: Here lies buried the body of Mr Ebenezer Dyer
    Title: Here lies buried the body of Mr Ebenezer Dyer Date: [ca. 1973-1978] Location: North Truro, Massachusetts Source: Collection: Erving Public Library Gravestone Rubbings Digitized by the Boston Public Library for Digital Commonwealth as part of the Library for the Commonwealth program. Read more about digitization at the BPL.
    https://www.bpl.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

28 hours ago

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

31 hours ago

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

37 hours ago

These nearby schools are looking for financial help on DonorsChoose.org:

  • A Space to Work

    Mrs. Forbes is asking for $357.68:
    My students need a computer desk and chair to use when working on the class laptop.
    Snowden International School Comment
  • Tech Ready!

    Mrs. Forbes is asking for $708.71:
    My students need a laptop that can be used in our classroom to show movies and present their work.
    Snowden International School Comment

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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

2 days ago

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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LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

    LGBTQ+ Books for Tweens
    Growing up can be confusing. And it can be even more confusing for kids who are LGBTQ+. Often, these kids haven't seen many people like them on the page or screen. The number of books about LGBTQ+ teens has grown quickly over the last ten years, but there are relatively few books about LGBTQ+ kids and tweens.
    https://www.bpl.org

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

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

3 days ago

10 Summer Student Discounts You’ll Love

Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St., Boston

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66 Long Wharf, Boston

Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston

112 Salem St., Boston

636 Beacon St., Boston

Boston Visitor Information Center, Boston Common, 139 Tremont St., Boston

AMC Loews Boston Common 19, 175 Tremont St., Boston

Regal Fenway Stadium 13, 201 Brookline Ave., Boston

    10 Summer Student Discounts You'll Love | BU Today | Boston University
    Bargains on summer fun in and around Boston Looking to explore Boston on a budget this summer? Did you know that simply by showing your Terrier card, you're entitled to all kinds of discounts for events and sites in and around the city?
    http://www.bu.edu

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What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend

Thursday, June 14, and other dates, 5-9 p.m., 800 Boylston St., Back Bay, Boston, eataly.com.

Luke’s Lobster, 53 Northern Ave., Seaport, 617-848-0911; 290 Washington St., Boston, 857-317-4843; 75 Exeter St., Boston, 857-350-4626, lukeslobster.com.

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Luke’s Lobster, 53 Northern Ave., Seaport, 617-848-0911; 290 Washington St., Boston, 857-317-4843; 75 Exeter St., Boston, 857-350-4626, lukeslobster.com.

    What to Eat (and Drink) This Weekend
    Rum punch and tacos, a first taste of Tim Maslow's new restaurant, beer with dad, and more. Pasta, Cannoli, and a Spritz in the Sunshine Eataly Boston's summertime block party series returns tonight, and once a month through September.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

3 days ago

The 15 Lobster Dishes Every Bostonian Must Eat

281 Dartmouth St., Back Bay, Boston, 617-267-0691, saltiegirl.com.

149 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Cambridge, 617-520-9500, 50 Dalton St., Boston, 617-867-9955, summershackrestaurant.com.

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269 Putnam Ave., Cambridge, 617-876-0451, aliveandkickinglobsters.com.

88 Sleeper St., South Boston, 617-426-2722, barkingcrab.com.

1321 Boylston St., Boston, 617-545-1060, eventideoysterco.com.

500 Commonwealth Ave., Kenmore Square, Boston, 617-532-5300, islandcreekoysterbar.com.

660 Cambridge St., Cambridge, 617-945-2576, loyalninecambridge.com.

63 Salem St., Boston, 617-742-3474, neptuneoyster.com.

4 Tyler St., Chinatown, Boston, 617-482-1116, peachfarmboston.com.

258 Saratoga St., Boston, 617-567-7412, rinosplace.com.

The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St., Boston, 617-536-2100, scampoboston.com.

149 Alewife Brook Pkwy., Cambridge, 617-520-9500, 50 Dalton St., Boston, 617-867-9955, summershackrestaurant.com.

370 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-536-7200, uni-boston.com.

    The 15 Lobster Dishes Every Bostonian Must Eat
    From the best lobster roll in Boston, to sweet and delicate lobster sushi and the most pillowy, decadent lobster and cheese ravioli, these 15 dishes are the city's iconic takes on New England shellfish. It's the definitive guide to where to eat lobster in Boston.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

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