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#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on t...

#FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure’s dress? Those aren’t ancient sequins—they’re actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced infrared luminescence. The special light makes the blue appear bright white!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    FarneseFact See those sparkling details on this figure's dress? Those aren't ancient sequins-they're actually the traces of Egyptian blue pigment that are only visible through visible-induced...
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South End Landmark District Commission

18.1437 SE           610 Tremont Street Proposed Work: Amendment to application heard on 3/6/2018 construct a storefront; relocate door to opposite side.

18.1355 SE           24 Braddock Park Proposed Work: At front façade, level one and two replace 5 two over two wood windows with 5 two over two Old Bostonian wood windows.

18.1383 SE           24 Braddock Park Proposed Work: At front façade, replace handrail between 24 and 26 Braddock Park. Add railing to stringer at left side of stoop.

18.1390 SE           3 Concord Square Proposed Work: At front façade, restore iron fence in kind.

18.1420 SE           159 West Newton Street Proposed Work: At front façade on garden level and floors 1, 2; replace 7 historic 2 over 2 wood windows, with 7 Old Bostonian wood 2 over 2 windows.

18.1442 SE           2 San Juan Street Proposed Work: Demolish and dispose of non-historic rear garage addition. 

18.1458 SE           35 Concord Square Proposed Work: At front façade on all levels replace windows. (See Additional Items in Administrative Review).

18.1398 SE           408 Columbus Avenue: Replace rubber roof and sky light in kind. At front façade, install copper flashing.

18.1455 SE           42 Concord Square: At front façade first floor, replace 5 aluminum windows with new wood clad windows. The full-size front facing windows will be 2 over 2; the side light, small windows will be 1 over 1.

18.1426 SE           419 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade repair exterior foundation wall.

18.1466 SE           474 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade 3rd floor, replace 3 non-historic wood 2 over 2 windows in kind.

18.1459 SE           53 Rutland Street: At front façade repoint exterior masonry, replace all non-historic wood windows in kind, restore existing wood work around windows and doors, restore existing front door, open existing light well, and restore cornice (See Additional Items in Design Review).

18.1431 SE           80 Rutland Street: At front façade replace asphalt shingles in kind.

18.1460 SE           613 Tremont Street: At front façade 2nd floor, replace 3 aluminum, 2 over 2 windows with wood, 2 over 2 windows.

18.1446 SE           690 Tremont Street: At front façade spot repair cracks on steps and pathway to lower level units. Repaint steps and railing in kind.

18.1333 SE           154 West Canton Street: At front façade repair lintels and sills in kind. Repair copper gutters in kind, repair/restore front steps to original tread profile. Repair sandstone pediment in kind. Remove alarm box.

18.1430 SE           194 West Canton Street: At front façade install new radius copper gutter and copper ledge metal in kind.

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18.1461 SE           552 Tremont Street Proposed Work: At front façade street level, remove existing storefront plate glass windows and replace with operable windows.

18.1463 SE           19 Worcester Street Proposed Work: At rear façade facing a public way, construct a one story brick wall with an overhead garage door. Install a black iron fence in remaining opening.

18.1467 SE           230 Shawmut Avenue Proposed Work: At Peter’s Park perform the following improvements:

18.1425 SE           587 Albany Street Proposed Work: Demolish existing structure and erect a new 6 unit residential dwelling.

18.1462 SE           540 Albany Street Proposed Work: Demolish existing non-contributing structure and erect 4 new commercial buildings with public space.

18.1385 SE           53 Chandler Street: At front façade second floor replace 4 existing aluminum windows with aluminum clad windows. The windows will be 2 over 2 for large windows and one over one on side angled windows.

18.1456 SE           18-20 East Springfield Street: At front façade mansard level, replace 8 aluminum windows with new wood clad windows. The 4 full-size front facing windows will be 2 over 2; the 4 side light, small windows will be 1 over 1.

18.1424 SE           131 Warren Avenue: At front façade repair dormer in kind.

18.1508 SE           1723 Washington Street: At front façade spot repoint brick in kind, Reset existing windows in kind, at top level, replace two non-historic windows in kind. Replace 1 sliding door in kind. Repaint cornice in kind.

18.1422 SE           15 Worcester Street: At front façade install new double sided blade sign using the same hanging hardware as previous sign. Replace existing white vinyl letters with new letters to read “COOLIDGE YOGA.”

18.1387 SE           1317 Washington Street: At front façade install new double sided blade sign using the same hardware as previous sign.

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    South End Landmark District Commission
    II. DESIGN REVIEW HEARING 18.1437 SE 610 Tremont Street Proposed Work: Amendment to application heard on 3/6/2018 construct a storefront; relocate door to opposite side. 18.724 SE 89 Union Park Proposed Work: Continuation of application heard on 2/6/2018 to replace existing double doors with single door flanked by sidelights.
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Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Society East Falmouth Garden Tour

The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to a Garden for All Seasons. Featured in Fine Gardening magazine last year, this property was chosen for its skill in making a mere half acre feel much larger. Winding garden paths lead the visitor through surprising vistas and vignettes. Espaliered pear and dogwood trees and archways of beeches and hydrangeas are some of the many features to be discovered in this 34 year old garden created by the homeowners / professional horticulturists. More than 30 hydrangea cultivars are integrated into the mixed borders. Yearly changes make this garden well worth a return trip. Open: Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10 – 4. The proceeds from this garden tour will benefit the Cape Cod Hydrangea Society. Admission:$5 per garden. Rain or Shine. Pay cash at the door. For more information visit http://www.thecapecodhydrangeasociety.org/

    Sunday, July 8 and Friday, July 13, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Society East Falmouth Garden Tour
    The Cape Cod Hydrangea Society welcomes you to a Garden for All Seasons. Featured in Fine Gardening magazine last year, this property was chosen for its skill in making a mere half acre feel much larger. Winding garden paths lead the visitor through surprising vistas and vignettes.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesdays, July 11 – July 25, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – The Art of Planting Design

In this three-session Massachusetts Horticultural Society tutorial course, Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage. You’ll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost for sun and shade.

    Wednesdays, July 11 - July 25, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - The Art of Planting Design
    In this three-session Massachusetts Horticultural Society tutorial course, Maria von Brincken, landscape designer, will teach you how to use color and plants to design gardens filled with color from flowers and foliage. You'll learn how to create beautiful plant combinations that flower from spring to frost for sun and shade.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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19 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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24 hours ago

#tbt to this 1977 ad in @newsweek magazine, f...

#tbt to this 1977 ad in @newsweek magazine, found by Sarah Hutt, longtime South End resident and artist, and Leah Triplett Harrington. You can still reach us at the same number! #70s #bosarts #youcanSTILLbeapartofit

    Boston Center for the Arts
    tbt to this 1977 ad in @newsweek magazine, found by Sarah Hutt, longtime South End resident and artist, and Leah Triplett Harrington. You can still reach us at the same number! #70s #bosarts...
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25 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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29 hours ago

Thursday, July 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Opening Night Party

Join gardeners, nonprofits and organizers of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival on Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Cape Cod Beer for a celebratory opening night party. Come out and try Cape Cod Beer Hydrangea Cocktail. Free to attend. Open to public. Cape Cod Beer is located at 1336 Phinneys Lane in Hyannis. Image courtesy of Yankee Magazine.

    Thursday, July 5, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival Opening Night Party
    Join gardeners, nonprofits and organizers of the Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival on Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 - 8:30 at Cape Cod Beer for a celebratory opening night party. Come out and try Cape Cod Beer Hydrangea Cocktail. Free to attend. Open to public. Cape Cod Beer is located at 1336 Phinneys Lane in Hyannis.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

29 hours ago

Deek Diedricksen Tiny House Raffle

What would you do with a tiny house? Purchase a raffle ticket today ($15) from the Fuller Craft Museum and enter to win your very own Tiny House. In the spirit of play and in collaboration with HGTV host Deek Diedricksen, Fuller Craft Museum presents a chance to win your very own Tiny House. The house will be on view for the duration of Diedricksen’s installation FORTitude and the upcoming Playtime in the Making exhibition at the Museum, which is located at 455 Oak Street in Brockton. The raffle drawing will take place on Friday, August 24, 2018. Once you purchase your ticket online, you will not receive a physical ticket, but a ticket in your name will be submitted to our fishbowl for the official drawing. Our lucky winner will be able to take home their Tiny house at the end of the exhibition on September 16.

    Deek Diedricksen Tiny House Raffle
    What would you do with a tiny house? Purchase a raffle ticket today ($15) from the Fuller Craft Museum and enter to win your very own Tiny House. In the spirit of play and in collaboration with HGTV host Deek Diedricksen, Fuller Craft Museum presents a chance to win your very own Tiny House.
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43 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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43 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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45 hours ago

Have you heard? We're teaming up with @bodega...

Have you heard? We're teaming up with @bodega again this year for the Boston Art Book Fair. Get involved! You can apply to be an exhibitor at bostonartbookfair.com #bosarts #books #artbooks #zines

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Have you heard? We're teaming up with @bodega again this year for the Boston Art Book Fair. Get involved! You can apply to be an exhibitor at bostonartbookfair.com #bosarts #books #artbooks #zines
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2 days 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.
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2 days 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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2 days ago

Boston Center for the Arts posted 3 photos.

Photos are in from the #bcaball & #discounderthedome! Check-out the whole album on BCA’s Facebook page. Don’ forget to tag, like, and share! 💥#supportlocalartsists #flashmob #radicalexchange #arthappenshere #celebratethearts @ Boston Center for the Arts

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA. 10,542 likes · 168 talking about this · 19,102 were here. The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) is a...
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2 days ago

Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Eastham Garden Tour

The Eastham Garden Tour drew huge crowds at last year’s Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. This year five unique Eastham gardens will be open on Tuesday, July 10th, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, go to http://EasthamGardenTour.org or contact the Eastham Library, (508) 240-5950.

    Tuesday, July 10, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival: Eastham Garden Tour
    The Eastham Garden Tour drew huge crowds at last year's Cape Cod Hydrangea Festival. This year five unique Eastham gardens will be open on Tuesday, July 10th, from 10am to 4pm. For more information, go to http://EasthamGardenTour.org or contact the Eastham Library, (508) 240-5950. $5 single entry tickets sold at gardens on tour days.
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2 days ago

Tuesdays, July 10 & 17, 10:30 pm – 12:00 noon – The Great Outdoors

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to join adjunct instructor Martha Wright to reflect in the Japanese garden, tour sculpture on MFA lawns, and savor the sunshine in landscapes in the galleries.  The two session Looking Together event will take place Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 17 from 10:30 – 12. Meet at the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center.  $64 for MFA members, $80 for nonmembers. Tickets required. Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the first session; individual sessions are not available. You may purchase tickets online at www.mfa.org. To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk .

    Tuesdays, July 10 & 17, 10:30 pm - 12:00 noon - The Great Outdoors
    The Museum of Fine Arts Boston invites you to join adjunct instructor Martha Wright to reflect in the Japanese garden, tour sculpture on MFA lawns, and savor the sunshine in landscapes in the galleries. The two session Looking Together event will take place Tuesday, July 10 and Tuesday, July 17 from 10:30 - 12.
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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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3 days ago

Imagine Boston with no artists. GIVE NOW and ...

Imagine Boston with no artists. GIVE NOW and join BCA in our work to support Boston’s culture-makers of today and tomorrow. 🎨🎭🎻💃🏻 #100donors100days #supportlocalartists

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Imagine Boston with no artists. GIVE NOW and join BCA in our work to support Boston's culture-makers of today and tomorrow. 🎨🎭🎻💃🏻 #100donors100days #supportlocalartists
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3 days ago

The Boston Globe is as excited as we are for ...

The Boston Globe is as excited as we are for Make Music Boston on Thursday! We're featuring four amazing free musical performances by Federico Balducci, Kelli Eagan, Kadence Arts, and Box Not Found on the Boston Center for the Arts Plaza from 11am - 5pm. Join us! https://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2018/06/15/make-music-celebrates-summer-solstice-with-free-performances/sHDbKLV9mLciH62E163obJ/story.html

    Make Music celebrates the summer solstice with 100 free performances - The Boston Globe
    Thursday marks the summer solstice, meaning there are only six more months until darkness is falling at the dismal hour of 4 p.m. once again. If you needed another reason to get out and enjoy the abundance of daylight, the fifth annual Make Music Boston Festival is bringing more than 100 free live performances to streets, parks, cafes, and other public spaces.
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3 days ago

Friday, June 29, 5:00 pm – Cocktails in Great Gardens – Kinderhook, New York

Berkshire Botanical Garden again hosts its Cocktails in Great Gardens series, and on Friday, June 29 at 5 pm, they will be in a private garden in Kinderhook, New York. An allée of mature maple trees welcomes you to the home and gardens at this lovely Kinderhook, New York property. The main garden was conceived as a contained counterpoint to the surrounding farmland with a series of spaces, each with its own character. A kitchen garden of boxwood parterres and espaliered pears is planted with summer vegetables and herbs; the main lawn is enclosed by a boxwood and hornbeam hedge with a visual break revealing a view to the pond, fields, and mountains beyond.

    Friday, June 29, 5:00 pm - Cocktails in Great Gardens - Kinderhook, New York
    Berkshire Botanical Garden again hosts its Cocktails in Great Gardens series, and on Friday, June 29 at 5 pm, they will be in a private garden in Kinderhook, New York. An allée of mature maple trees welcomes you to the home and gardens at this lovely Kinderhook, New York property.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Thursday, June 28, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Plant Hunters: Lions and Tigers and …Xenophobic Tibetan Lamas? Oh My!

Have you ever wondered how the Douglas Fir got its name? Or how the tree’s namesake met his end by a wild bull in Hawaii? Join Steve Jackson, Mount Auburn’s Plant Records & GIS Manager, for an early evening stroll through the cemetery (580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge) to hear the stories of the plant hunters who often risked their lives to bring us the plants we have in Mount Auburn’s landscape. The walk will take place Thursday, June 28 at 5:30, and is $7 for Friends of Mount Auburn, $12 for general public. Register at http://mountauburn.org/event/plant-hunters-lions-and-tigers-andxenophobic-tibetan-lamas-oh-my/

    Thursday, June 28, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Plant Hunters: Lions and Tigers and ...Xenophobic Tibetan Lamas? Oh My!
    Have you ever wondered how the Douglas Fir got its name? Or how the tree's namesake met his end by a wild bull in Hawaii? Join Steve Jackson, Mount Auburn's Plant Records & GIS Manager, for an early evening stroll through the cemetery (580 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge) to hear the stories of the plant hunters who often risked their lives to bring us the plants we have in Mount Auburn's landscape.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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4 days ago

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

4 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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4 days 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.
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4 days ago

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 days ago

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