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While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on...

While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people’s stylish dress: “as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks.”

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    While visiting Calcutta, Isabella remarked on the people's stylish dress: "as it is winter, delicious soft cashmere shawls are wound about them over their muslins and silks."
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Boston Center for the Arts added 2 new photos...

WIN FREE TICKETS! BCA Ball 2018 Sponsor, The Daily Catch, has generously donated a PAIR of tickets to the BCA Ball 2018 ($600). Complete the following actions and be entered to WIN*: 1. Mark yourself Going in the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome Facebook Event. 2. Share this post onto your Facebook Timeline. 3. Comment on this post and tell us why you love BCA. *Offer ends at midnight on Monday, May 28. Winner will be contacted on Tuesday, May 29.

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    Boston Center for the Arts added a new photo.
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Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design

The Nauset Garden Club presents Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design on June 8 and 9, from 10 – 4 at the Crosby Mansion (pictured below), 163 Crosby Lane in Brewster. The event also includes a plant sale and designed container sale, floral design demonstrations, and a garden tea. Advance tickets are available at Snows in Orleans, Agway, The Farm, The Brewster Country Store, Crocker Nursery, New England Gardens in Harwich, Hyannis Country Gardens, and online at http://nausetgardenclub.org. $20 advance sale, $25 at the door.

    Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design
    The Nauset Garden Club presents Art in Bloom: A Celebration of Art and Floral Design on June 8 and 9, from 10 - 4 at the Crosby Mansion (pictured below), 163 Crosby Lane in Brewster. The event also includes a plant sale and designed container sale, floral design demonstrations, and a garden tea.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Gardening with Mushrooms

Join Alex Dorr of Fungi Ally at Berkshire Botanical Garden on June 2 from 10 – 1 for this hands-on workshop to turn your garden into an arena of decomposition and mushroom production! Gain the tools and knowledge to transform agricultural waste to grow your own food and medicine for your family and community. We will work with tree mushrooms in particular: wine caps, almond portobellos, and oysters. Participants will become familiar with techniques of cultivating these mushrooms for food, medicine, or mycoremediation purposes. This workshop will include building a wood- chip bed of wine cap mushrooms (Go home with myceliated chips to start your bed own mushroom bed), adding Almond Portobellos to your garden via compost, and growing oyster mushrooms in mulch. We will also discuss transferring and expanding these mushrooms without buying spawn, and using Wine Cap mushrooms in mycoremediation applications.

    Saturday, June 2, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Gardening with Mushrooms
    Join Alex Dorr of Fungi Ally at Berkshire Botanical Garden on June 2 from 10 - 1 for this hands-on workshop to turn your garden into an arena of decomposition and mushroom production! Gain the tools and knowledge to transform agricultural waste to grow your own food and medicine for your family and community.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guita...

#TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement,” she was deemed the queen of American folk music by Martin Luther King Jr. ✊

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TBT In 1981, American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, Odetta, performed in the Tapestry Room. Often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement," she...
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Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive...

Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive on June 2 for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome!? We couldn't do it without the support of AVFX​ who we are working with for the third straight year to blow your socks off. Purchase your tickets today: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/donate/?dfId=a0n4100000O2aVTAAZ

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Want to hear and see the Cyclorama come alive on June 2 for the BCA Ball & Disco Under the Dome!? We couldn't do it without the support of AVFX​ who we are working with for the third straight year to...
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South End Landmark District Commission

18.1305 SE           18 Concord Square Proposed Work: At garden level, replace two wood 1 over 1 windows with 2 fiberglass 2 over 2 windows.

18.1279 SE           85 West Newton Street: Proposed Work: Install exterior lighting and signage.

18.1308 SE           433 Columbus Avenue: Proposed Work: At front façade, install wrought iron gate at the front of stoop

18.1302 SE           694 Tremont Street: Proposed Work: At front façade reopen storefront door, add a belt sign and gooseneck lighting.

18.1301 SE           76 Appleton Street: At side façade (of a corner building) install HVAC unit inside of an existing vent opening. Replace existing cover with a metal vent cover painted black.

18.1293 SE           26 Braddock Park: Remove existing roof deck and install replacement roof deck.

18.1194 SE           34 Claremont Street: At front façade, repoint brick and rebuild brick wall above second level bay window. Paint sills and banding in kind.

18.1297 SE           537 Columbus Avenue: At side façade (of a corner building) rebuild brick barrier wall to original configuration.

18.1313 SE           545 Columbus Avenue: At front façade, replace basement windows with same curved edge, single pane windows. Repair...

18.1309 SE           13 Concord Square: Construct a roof deck.

18.1304 SE           42 Concord Square: At front façade garden level, replace three 2 over 2 and two 1 over 1 aluminum windows with aluminum clad windows.

18.1275 SE           463 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade, repair wood trim on oriel in kind.  

18.1239 SE           48 Rutland Street: Replace asphalt shingle roof in kind.

18.1262 SE           656 Tremont St #6: At front façade third level, replace one aluminum 1 over 1 window with wood 2 over 2 windows.

18.1290 SE           162 West Brookline Street:  At front façade, clean and repair masonry and restore front stoop in kind. Repair and restore 2 historic light wells, restore all front faced historic windows. Repair roof deck and roof hatch in kind.

18.1289 SE           167 West Brookline Street: At front façade, paint lintels, sills, door hood, and stoop in kind.

18.1187 SE           195 West Brookline Street: Replace existing roof decking in kind. Replace guardrail with black metal guardrail.

18.1299 SE           69 Worcester St: At dormer level, replace three vinyl windows with new wood windows. The pane configuration will be 2 over 2 on the front window and 1x1 for the 2 side light windows.

18.1303 SE           12 Yarmouth St: At parlor and garden level, replace two 2x2 and four 1x1 aluminum windows with aluminum clad windows.

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18.1160 SE           64 East Brookline Street Proposed Work: At front façade, replace front awning with new, metal awning.

18.1253 SE           33 Dwight Street: Proposed Work: Expand existing roof deck. At front façade, install street number placard.

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18.1298 SE           535 Shawmut Avenue: Proposed Work: At front façade, install new blade sign.

18.1307 SE           320 Shawmut Avenue LLC: Proposed Work: At front façade, floors 2-5, replace all windows with 2 over 2 Marvin Ultimate windows.

112 Shawmut Avenue Proposed Work: At the corner of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue, demolish interior and modify the exterior of an existing historic warehouse. Incorporate the remaining façade into a new 13 story residential tower.

112 Shawmut Avenue Proposed Work: At the corner of Herald Street and Shawmut Avenue, demolish interior and modify the exterior of an existing historic warehouse. Incorporate the remaining façade into a new 13 story residential tower.

18.1318 SE           14 Clarendon Street: At front façade third floor, replace 4 non-historic 2 over 2 aluminum windows in-kind.

18.1281 SE           11 Dwight Street: Repoint front façade in kind.

18.1249 SE           39 Dwight Street #2: At rear façade replace trim around dormer in kind.

18.1273 SE           74 East Brookline Street: At front façade, repair 3 window sills in kind, spot repointing in kind, Repair front stoop landing, garden level stairs and walkway in kind. Install new rubber roof and soffit in kind.

18.1306 SE           37 East Springfield Street: Repair and resurface main stoop steps and steps leading to garden level in kind. Restore and repaint existing iron handrails.

18.1294 SE           554 Massachusetts Avenue: At front façade repair front steps in kind. Repaint steps that are currently painted.

18.1191 SE           614 Massachusetts Avenue: Repair asphalt shingle hipped roof in kind.

18.1291 SE           332 Shawmut Avenue: At rear façade, replace rubber roof decking, and railings in kind. Install copper gutters.

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    South End Landmark District Commission
    II. DESIGN REVIEW HEARING 18.1146 SE Herald Street Between Harrison and Albany Proposed Work: Install wheelchair ramps 18.1305 SE 18 Concord Square Proposed Work: At garden level, replace two wood 1 over 1 windows with 2 fiberglass 2 over 2 windows. 18.1160 SE 64 East Brookline Street Proposed Work: At front façade, replace front awning with new, metal awning.
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29 hours ago

Wednesday, May 30, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm – Historic Estates and Gardens Landscape Tour

Historic New England and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society team up to present a spring landscape tour of historic estates and gardens on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 – 3. The schedule is as follows:

    Wednesday, May 30, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm - Historic Estates and Gardens Landscape Tour
    Historic New England and the Massachusetts Horticultural Society team up to present a spring landscape tour of historic estates and gardens on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 - 3. The schedule is as follows: 9:00 a.m: Explore the grounds of the 1793 Lyman Estate and the history of its greenhouses in a tour led by plant expert and Greenhouses Manager Lynn Ackerman.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout

Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems on Wednesday, June 6 from 5 – 7 pm. Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist and Russ Norton, Horticulture and Agriculture Extension Educator, for a walk through the Heritage Museums & Gardens landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals. Dress for walking; workshop held rain or shine. Bring a clipboard, pencil and hand lens if possible. Preregistration required as space is limited; the cost is $50. Heritage Museums & Gardens is located at 67 Grove Street in Sandwich. Register online at https://ag.umass.edu/landscape/events/landscape-pests-problems-walkabout-insects-cultural-problems

    Wednesday, June 6, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Landscape Pests and Problems Walkabout
    Get some hands-on experience scouting and identifying landscape diseases, insects, weeds, and abiotic problems on Wednesday, June 6 from 5 - 7 pm. Join Tawny Simisky, Extension Entomologist and Russ Norton, Horticulture and Agriculture Extension Educator, for a walk through the Heritage Museums & Gardens landscape as they discuss and demonstrate how to put IPM practices to work efficiently and examine some of the most common pest and cultural problems of woody ornamentals.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament us...

A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament used mainly by noblemen on the fronts of their turbans. On the back is a shaft to hold a feather, so the wearer can add even more panache to their look. Twelve different gems adorn this ornament, nine of which form the standard combination of the talismanic navaratna. Object: Indian, Turban Ornament (Sarpech) (detail), 19th century, white nephrite jade base, with gems set in gold, and a gilded metal pin.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    A sarpech is a traditional Indian ornament used mainly by noblemen on the fronts of their turbans. On the back is a shaft to hold a feather, so the wearer can add even more panache to their look....
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Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Satu...

Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power! In collaboration with Polly Thayer Starr Artist Peter Evonuk, this hands-on art project takes inspiration from sculpture to create beautiful paintings. Mark your calendars: http://bit.ly/2Gol4cx

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Switch up your Saturday by coming to our Saturday Open Studio: Objects of Power! In collaboration with Polly Thayer Starr Artist Peter Evonuk, this hands-on art project takes inspiration from...
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2 days ago

Summer is almost here—have you planned your v...

Summer is almost here—have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole family. Plan your visit now: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Summer is almost here-have you planned your vacation yet? Look no further than the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! Full of art, history, and culture, our Museum has something exciting for the whole...
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Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan Presentation

Over the last several years, the Esplanade Association has focused its efforts heavily on the health of the park’s more than 1,700 trees. In fall 2017, EA worked in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and a project consultant (Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture) to draft a comprehensive Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan. The plan will build on the existing 2015 tree inventory to create a multi-year maintenance and planting plan, ensuring a healthy tree canopy for future generations. The Garden Club of the Back Bay contributed to the inventory of trees. The Association is delighted to present the draft of this plan for your review and comment. Please join us on Wednesday, May 30 from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm at Fisher College’s Alumni Hall to learn more and share your feedback. RSVP to info@esplanadeassociation.org. Rendering by Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc.

    Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan Presentation
    Over the last several years, the Esplanade Association has focused its efforts heavily on the health of the park's more than 1,700 trees. In fall 2017, EA worked in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and a project consultant (Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture) to draft a comprehensive Esplanade Tree Care Management and Succession Plan.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Friday, June 1, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum

Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum. Fern specialist Jacob Suissa will teach the anatomy, reproduction, and key identifying characters that will help you to identify the ferns and fern allies of the Arboretum and New England. Participants will begin indoors at the Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building with a lecture and then move outdoors to Hemlock Hill and Bussey Brook for a fern foray. Dress for indoor and outdoor learning. The class will take place Friday, June 1, from 2 – 5 (originally scheduled for June 3, so take note.) Fee $40 Arboretum member, $50 nonmember. Register at http://my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

    Friday, June 1, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Identifying Ferns of the Arnold Arboretum
    Considering its size and location New England has a relatively rich flora of ferns and fern allies (clubmosses, spikemosses, and quillworts). While it is possible to see almost all these species somewhere in the state of Massachusetts, several can be found at the Arnold Arboretum.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Bristol County Open Day

The Garden Conservancy’s 2018 Open Day in Bristol County will take place Sunday, June 3 from 10 – 4. Admission to each garden is $7. For complete information visit https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/bristol-county-ma-open-day

    Sunday, June 3, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Bristol County Open Day
    The Garden Conservancy's 2018 Open Day in Bristol County will take place Sunday, June 3 from 10 - 4. Admission to each garden is $7. For complete information visit https://www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/open-days-schedule/bristol-county-ma-open-day Visit landscape designer Andrew Grossman's display garden at 393 Fall River Avenue in Seekonk (pictured below).
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Boston Picnic Guide: Where to Order, and Where to Eat

Titus Sparrow Park, 200 W. Newton St., Boston, titussparrowpark.org.

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...courses for two—this northern Italian steakhouse is situated just a quarter mile from the Arlington and Boylston street entrance to the Public Garden. Choose from salads like mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette...

Haley.Henry Wine Bar, 45 Province St., Boston, 617-208-6000, haleyhenry.com.

Nebo, 520 Atlantic Ave., Boston, 617-723-6326, neborestaurant.com.

Noca Provisions, 156 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, nocaprovisions.com.

Kingsley Park, 250 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, cambridgema.gov.

Stir, 102 Waltham St., Boston, 617-423-STIR, stirboston.com.

    Boston Picnic Guide: Where to Order, and Where to Eat
    Check out these Boston restaurants that offer catering, takeout, and picnic basket deals for couples and group dining in spring and summer 2018, from Mamaleh's sandwiches on a Cambridge rooftop garden, to a French countryside basket in a South End community park.
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3 days ago

#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our hea...

#TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous planning to make sure the plants are ready for their debut. 🌿

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    TransformationTuesday Every Tuesday, our head of horticulture, Stan Kozak, and his expert team go out and spruce up the Courtyard. New species are brought in every month, which requires meticulous...
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