1 hour ago

Saturday, February 3, 9:30 am – 12:30 am – Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop

The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns– from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats? Beginning with a microscopic look at feathers and expanding out to a broad perspective of patterns across bird families, Harvard University graduate student Dakota McCoy will use feather and bird specimens from the University’s collections to explore how and why this diversity of forms arose. Artist Erica Beade will show participants how to capture the nuance of avian color and form in their drawings. This Harvard Museum of Natural History class will take place Saturday, February 3 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Museum, 26 Oxford Street in Cambridge. Fees: $45 HMNH members/$55 nonmembers. Advance registration required: https://reservations.hmsc.harvard.edu/Info.aspx?EventID=11

    Saturday, February 3, 9:30 am - 12:30 am - Avian Coloration: An Art and Science Workshop
    The world of birds is full of diverse feather colors that combine to form amazing plumage patterns- from neon yellow to somber black. How and why do birds achieve these decorative feats?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

1 hour ago

Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11 – New Hampshire Orchid Society Show

New Hampshire Orchid Society Show is being held February 9 – 11, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Judging is being held on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM. For complete information contact Brenda Campbell at bbcampbell139@comcast.net.

    Friday, February 9 - Sunday, February 11 - New Hampshire Orchid Society Show
    New Hampshire Orchid Society Show is being held February 9 - 11, 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH. Judging is being held on February 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM. For complete information contact Brenda Campbell at bbcampbell139@comcast.net.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

14 hours ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared their event...

    Run of the Mills | Rainbow Collapse
    Run of the Mills | Rainbow Collapse January 19 | 7-9 pm The Mills Gallery An evening of durational performance, participatory installation and reception...
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25 hours ago

Wednesday, July 11 – Tuesday, July 17 – Santa Fe: Folk Art, Gardens, Culture & Cuisine

Join Pacific Horticulture July 11 – 17 as we tour beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore more than 1,000 years of culture, history, and tradition. Our itinerary includes visits to private gardens, the recently renovated Santa Fe Botanic Garden, and the world’s largest International Folk Art Market featuring more than 180 artists from 60 countries. A private docent-led tour of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum promises a deep look into the artist’s life and art in the region. A day trip to Chimayo and Taos includes a stop at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House. PHS executive director Carol Moholt will escort this tour. Land cost $2,598 per person, double occupancy for Pacific Horticulture members, $2,698 for nonmembers, single supplement $920.

    Wednesday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 17 - Santa Fe: Folk Art, Gardens, Culture & Cuisine
    Join Pacific Horticulture July 11 - 17 as we tour beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico to explore more than 1,000 years of culture, history, and tradition. Our itinerary includes visits to private gardens, the recently renovated Santa Fe Botanic Garden, and the world's largest International Folk Art Market featuring more than 180 artists from 60 countries.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

25 hours ago

Through January 31 – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Holiday Garden Courtyard Display

Holidays are a special time to come to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the festive courtyard features dark forest greens, and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.

    Through January 31 - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Holiday Garden Courtyard Display
    Holidays are a special time to come to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where the festive courtyard features dark forest greens, and shades of red and silver. This holiday tradition showcases masses of flowering jade trees, silver curry plant, and the dark red winter blooms of amaryllis.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

39 hours ago

Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary features th...

Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary features the stories and music of three of Boston's immigrant communities, featuring amazing guest artists. Seeking Sanctuary's Chinese set will feature Chinese folk music arranged by guest artist Zhantao Lin performed by Palaver Strings with Zhantao Lin on the erhu. A performer throughout New England, Lin joined Yo-Yo Ma in his Silk Road Project exchange program and is the founder of the Boston Erhu Ensemble. Other places he's performed include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Peabody Essex Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston Children's Museum, Lincoln Center and others. Performances February 9–11. Tickets available now: https://bcaonline.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S41000002leTsEAI

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Palaver Strings Seeking Sanctuary features the stories and music of three of Boston's immigrant communities, featuring amazing guest artists. Seeking Sanctuary's Chinese set will feature Chinese...
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40 hours ago

Boston Center for the Arts shared Alibi Bosto...

Alibi Boston will be there, will you? Get your tickets to Movers & Shakers today!

    Movers & Shakers
    Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, Cyclorama, Plaza Theatres
    http://www.bcaonline.org

43 hours ago

Spotlight On: Business District

Business District’s mission is simple: to provide our members with luxurious and well-appointed surroundings, cutting-edge technology, and superb customer service.

    Spotlight On: Business District
    Business District's mission is simple: to provide our members with luxurious and well-appointed surroundings, cutting-edge technology, and superb customer service. When Matt LoGuidice, one of the Business District's Founders, was spending time in LA a few years ago, he worked for a time at a shared office space.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

45 hours ago

Cambridge Chronicle is at Massachusetts Insti...

It's quite beautiful out there, and definitely more manageable than our last snowfall. Enjoy! Bimal Nepal, Photographer

    Cambridge Chronicle
    It's quite beautiful out there, and definitely more manageable than our last snowfall. Enjoy! Bimal Nepal, Photographer
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45 hours ago

Explore the magical Isabella Stewart Gardner ...

Explore the magical Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and let the beauty of our lush courtyard warm you during the cold of winter. Awaken your senses today: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Explore the magical Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and let the beauty of our lush courtyard warm you during the cold of winter. Awaken your senses today: http://bit.ly/2DoIb9y
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47 hours ago

Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Nothing Leaves the Site

It’s a good rule for sustainable gardening: Let nothing leave the site. Join the New England Wild Flower Society’s horticulture staff at Garden in the Woods on Saturday, January 27 from 1 – 4 to learn how your existing landscape materials, from downed wood to running water and plant debris, can provide free food, water, and soil. $40 for NEWFS members, $48 for nonmembers. Photo from www.andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu.  Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/nothing-leaves-the-site

    Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Nothing Leaves the Site
    It's a good rule for sustainable gardening: Let nothing leave the site. Join the New England Wild Flower Society's horticulture staff at Garden in the Woods on Saturday, January 27 from 1 - 4 to learn how your existing landscape materials, from downed wood to running water and plant debris, can provide free food, water, and soil.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

47 hours ago

Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes Webinar

This NEWFS webinar on Tuesday, January 30 from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life. The Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes webinar will allow you to discover the wild and rocky places of the Northeast, where bedrock intersects with climate to determine the hardy plant communities that can survive on mountain summits or in the interstices of rocks, eking out a living with little available soil. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-rocky-outcrops-and-talus-slopes

    Tuesday, January 30, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Rocky Outcrops and Talus Slopes Webinar
    This NEWFS webinar on Tuesday, January 30 from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Shrubs in Winter

New England Wild Flower Society will hold its ever popular Shrubs in Winter class on Sunday, January 28 from 10 – 2 with instructor Roland “Boot” Boutwell at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Even without leaves, many shrubs are still recognizable in late fall and winter. Learn to identify about 20 native New England shrubs through such characteristics as branching patterns, bark, persistent flowers and fruits, growth forms, galls, and habitats. We’ll also consider the natural history of these shrubs. The program will begin indoors, then we’ll head out into the Garden. Bring a bag lunch and a hand lens. $53 for NEWFS members, $64 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/shrubs-in-winter. Image from www.thegardenerseden.com.

    Sunday, January 28, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - Shrubs in Winter
    New England Wild Flower Society will hold its ever popular Shrubs in Winter class on Sunday, January 28 from 10 - 2 with instructor Roland "Boot" Boutwell at Garden in the Woods in Framingham. Even without leaves, many shrubs are still recognizable in late fall and winter.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm – Tower Hill READS 2018 Kickoff

Join friends and fellow garden members reading and discussing a thought provoking, award-winning book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben during Tower Hill Botanic Garden’s 2018 community read. Tower Hill also plans a series of tree walks, lectures and other events with the Worcester Tree Initiative. The kickoff will be held Sunday, January 27 from 1 – 2, and is free with admission, but registration is recommended at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—tower-hill-reads-2018-kickoff

    Saturday, January 27, 1:00 pm - Tower Hill READS 2018 Kickoff
    Join friends and fellow garden members reading and discussing a thought provoking, award-winning book, The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben during Tower Hill Botanic Garden's 2018 community read. Tower Hill also plans a series of tree walks, lectures and other events with the Worcester Tree Initiative.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Wild and Wonderful Natives Webinar

Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society online on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 for a crash course on all things weird in the native flora. We’ll explore the wild and wonderful world of native plants, from the toxic sap of monk’s hood to the armature of honey locust and odd survival strategies. NEWFS members $10, nonmembers $13. Register online at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-wild-and-wonderful-natives

    Wednesday, January 24, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Wild and Wonderful Natives Webinar
    Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society online on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 - 7:30 for a crash course on all things weird in the native flora. We'll explore the wild and wonderful world of native plants, from the toxic sap of monk's hood to the armature of honey locust and odd survival strategies.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

We are open and free today for the Martin Lut...

We are open and free today for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Carry on the legacy of #MLK.; join in community-building activities and performances with local luminaries committed to social justice and service. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2DjELVB

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    We are open and free today for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Carry on the legacy of #MLK.; join in community-building activities and performances with local luminaries committed to...
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3 days ago

Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Composition From the Start

Ellen Duarte leads a Wellesley College Botanic Gardens introduction to composition based on the writings of Molly Bang in her book Picture This. On four Thursdays (February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, from 9:30 – 12:30) learn how balance, harmony and emotional response are affected by the elements in the picture. Friends of Wellesley College Botanic Gardens $150, nonmembers $200.  Register at http://wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn. There is a snow date of March 8 if needed.

    Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Composition From the Start
    Ellen Duarte leads a Wellesley College Botanic Gardens introduction to composition based on the writings of Molly Bang in her book Picture This . On four Thursdays (February 1, 8, 15, and March 1, from 9:30 - 12:30) learn how balance, harmony and emotional response are affected by the elements in the picture.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Family Art with Herbs: Foilography

On Saturday, January 27 from 10 – noon, bring the whole family to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts. Maximum attendance 6 parent/child pairs. $10 for THBG members (parent/child pair) and $20 for nonmembers (parent/child pair.) Register online at https://towerhillbg.thankyou4caring.org/pages/event-registration-form—family-art-with-herbs-foilography

    Saturday, January 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Family Art with Herbs: Foilography
    On Saturday, January 27 from 10 - noon, bring the whole family to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, to try this fun, no-fail printmaking technique. Using a tabletop printing press, fresh herbs, inks and aluminum foil you will create multiple prints to use as artwork or handmade gifts.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Wednesday, January 31, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Fun in a (Little) Sun

Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will lead a group through the Orangerie at Tower Hill on Wednesday, January 31 from 2 – 3, to discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them.  Free with admission to the Garden. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org, or call 508-869-6111, x 124.

    Wednesday, January 31, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Fun in a (Little) Sun
    Jessie Blum, Conservatory Horticulturist at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will lead a group through the Orangerie at Tower Hill on Wednesday, January 31 from 2 - 3, to discover what types of plants do well in low light conditions and how to best take care of them. Free with admission to the Garden.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

5 days ago

#BCAArtist Elisa H. Hamilton is getting ready...

#BCAArtist Elisa H. Hamilton is getting ready for her favorite time of year! #heartoftheBCA #Hearts #Valentinesday@

    Boston Center for the Arts
    BCAArtist Elisa H. Hamilton is getting ready for her favorite time of year! #heartoftheBCA #Hearts #Valentinesday@
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5 days ago

Police say man critically injured after being hit by truck

The Boston Globe reports the man was in critical condition after being struck Friday night at Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street in the city’s Back Bay neighborhood.

    Police say man critically injured after being hit by truck
    BOSTON (AP) - Boston Police say an 83-year-old man was seriously injured after being struck by a pick-up truck. The Boston Globe reports the man was in critical condition after being struck Friday night at Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street in the city's Back Bay neighborhood.
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5 days ago

This week on WGBH, Articulate with Jim Cotter...

This week on WGBH, Articulate with Jim Cotter features Boston-area artist Janet Echelman, whose artistic process encompasses technology, engineering and civic engagement. See more in the video below, and watch Articulate on WGBX-TV , Sundays at 4:30 pm.

    Janet Echelman, Arturo Rios, Death, Justin Bettman | Articulate | PBS
    Sculptor Janet Echelman, milliner Arturo Rios, death in art, photographer Justin Bettman.
    http://www.pbs.org

5 days ago

Wednesdays, January 31 – March 21, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Foundations of Botanical Drawing & Painting

Celebrate the colors of seasonal plants while learning how to realistically depict your subject matter in pencil, and then in watercolor, with Sarah Roche, on eight Wednesdays, January 31 – March 21 from 9:30 – 12:30 at the Wellesley College Botanic Garden. All abilities are welcome! This course is the core of WCBG Friends’ botanical art program. Friends price $275, nonmembers $325. Register at http://wellesley.edu/wcbg/learn.

    Wednesdays, January 31 - March 21, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm - Foundations of Botanical Drawing & Painting
    Celebrate the colors of seasonal plants while learning how to realistically depict your subject matter in pencil, and then in watercolor, with Sarah Roche, on eight Wednesdays, January 31 - March 21 from 9:30 - 12:30 at the Wellesley College Botanic Garden. All abilities are welcome!
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm – Aquatic Places Webinar

This January 23 webinar from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life. The Aquatic Places webinar will teach you about aquatic plants and the amazing adaptations that enable them to live their lives almost entirely under water. Visit lakes, streams, and other wet places to explore the native and invasive inhabitants of our waterways. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Sign up at http://www.newfs.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-aquatic-places

    Tuesday, January 23, 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm - Aquatic Places Webinar
    This January 23 webinar from noon to one is part of is part of a series called Great Habitats of the Northeast which began last winter. In this series, Elizabeth Farnsworth, senior research ecologist for New England Wild Flower Society, will introduce you to some of the truly special New England habitats and discuss their ecology and distinctive plant life.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 days ago

Pedestrian struck on Mass. Ave. in middle of rush hour

Police said the incident happened around 4 p.m. Friday in the area of Mass. Avenue and Newbury Street.

    Pedestrian struck on Mass. Ave. in middle of rush hour
    A pedestrian was seriously hurt after being hit by vehicle in Boston. Police said the incident happened around 4 p.m. Friday in the area of Mass. Avenue and Newbury Street. Police said the vehicle involved remained at the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
    http://www.wcvb.com

6 days ago

A man has life-threatening injuries after bei...

A man has life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car tonight at the intersection of Mass. Ave and Newbury Street.

    1 person seriously injured after being hit by car in Boston
    BOSTON -- One person was seriously injured after being hit by a car Friday evening in Boston. The crash happened around 4 p.m. on Mass. Ave. at Newbury Street. The victim, an adult male, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
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6 days ago

Man struck, seriously injured by vehicle in Boston

The man was struck around 4 p.m. on Massachusetts Avenue at Newbury Street.

    Man struck, seriously injured by vehicle in Boston
    BOSTON (WHDH) - Police say a man suffered serious injuries on Friday when he was struck by a vehicle in Boston. The man was struck around 4 p.m. on Massachusetts Avenue at Newbury Street. According to police, the man suffered serious to life-threatening injuries. Police did not say if the driver was going to be charged.
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6 days ago

The tropics have arrived, and we’re not just ...

The tropics have arrived, and we’re not just talking about the warm weather outside today! Beautiful orchids are starting to appear in the Gardner’s Courtyard, where they will keep us in the spring spirit through the winter months.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    The tropics have arrived, and we're not just talking about the warm weather outside today! Beautiful orchids are starting to appear in the Gardner's Courtyard, where they will keep us in the spring...
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6 days ago

Henry James introduced Isabella Stewart Gardn...

Henry James introduced Isabella Stewart Gardner to painter John Singer Sargent in 1886, beginning a life-long friendship. Learn more about Henry James, Isabella, and their creative circle of friends in our exhibition Henry James and American Painting, on view through January 21: http://bit.ly/2xISp1h #HenryIsabella

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Henry James introduced Isabella Stewart Gardner to painter John Singer Sargent in 1886, beginning a life-long friendship. Learn more about Henry James, Isabella, and their creative circle of friends...
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6 days ago

Happy birthday, John Singer Sargent! Sargent ...

Happy birthday, John Singer Sargent! Sargent and Isabella were close friends from their introduction in 1886 until her death in 1924. Sargent sometimes used the Gothic Room as a studio and Gardner ultimately owned over 60 works by Sargent (who in turn painted her three times!). #OnThisDay #JohnSingerSargent Image: John Singer Sargent (1856 - 1925), El Jaleo, 1882, oil on canvas.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Happy birthday, John Singer Sargent! Sargent and Isabella were close friends from their introduction in 1886 until her death in 1924. Sargent sometimes used the Gothic Room as a studio and Gardner...
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6 days ago

Boston Public Library Announces “Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice” Lecture Series

Winter/spring Author Talks, Local & Family History Lecture Series also begin this month at the Central Library in Copley Square

    Speaking Up, Speaking Out at the Boston Public Library
    Winter/spring Author Talks, Local & Family History Lecture Series also begin this month at the Central Library in Copley Square Boston Public Library kicks off 2018 with its 2018 Lowell Lecture Series - Speaking Up, Speaking Out: Voices of Social Justice, exploring social justice issues relevant to today's world with activists including internationally known transgender speaker Ryan Sallans and Bernice A.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

Jan 12

Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done? Webinar

What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species.

    Wednesday, January 24, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Invasive Plants: What Are They? And What Can Be Done? Webinar
    What are invasive plant species and what harm do they do to an ecosystem? Invasive plant species are a threat to natural areas throughout the country. No habitat or region is immune from the threat of invasive species. They displace native plants, eliminate native food and cover for wildlife, and threaten rare plant and animal species.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Jan 12

Saturday, January 27, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Propagating Native Plants from Seed: Part 1

Part 1: Seed Dormancy and Sowing Techniques

    Saturday, January 27, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Propagating Native Plants from Seed: Part 1
    Part 1: Seed Dormancy and Sowing Techniques Learn to propagate native plants from seed in this two-part, New England Wild Flower Society hands-on workshop at Nasami Farm Nursery in Whately that focuses on practical methods for small-scale propagation. This Saturday, January 27 workshop from 5 - 8 is appropriate for beginners and propagators with some experience.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Jan 11

Want to postpone your commute? Stop by the Ga...

Want to postpone your commute? Stop by the Gardner this evening to explore our flower-filled greenhouse and courtyard and art-filled galleries! We’re open until 9 pm every Thursday.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Want to postpone your commute? Stop by the Gardner this evening to explore our flower-filled greenhouse and courtyard and art-filled galleries! We're open until 9 pm every Thursday.
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Jan 11

#tbt to last year's BCA Ball and our fantasti...

#tbt to last year's BCA Ball and our fantastic co-chairs, Alex DaCosta, Juan Carlos Consulting, LLC, Bianca Sigh Ward, Amanda Accardi, and Gustavo Quiroga. Announcing the co-chairs for the BCA Ball 2018: Anna Bursaux, Craig Tevolitz, Bianca Sigh Ward, Claudia Robaina and Grant Simpson. Boston Center for the Arts depends on the creative minds and support of our Host Committees to develop an experience that will delight and astound the more than 400 guests who will fill the Cyclorama on Saturday, June 2.

    Boston Center for the Arts
    tbt to last year's BCA Ball and our fantastic co-chairs, Alex DaCosta, Juan Carlos Consulting, LLC, Bianca Sigh Ward, Amanda Accardi, and Gustavo Quiroga. Announcing the co-chairs for the BCA Ball...
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Jan 11

Isabella Stewart Gardner's majordomo, Teobald...

Isabella Stewart Gardner's majordomo, Teobaldo Travi (known familiarly as "Bolgi") became known for the fanciful uniform designed for him by Joseph Lindon Smith. Here you can see a cartoon of Bolgi on the left and a photo of him in the Museum on the right.

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella Stewart Gardner's majordomo, Teobaldo Travi (known familiarly as "Bolgi") became known for the fanciful uniform designed for him by Joseph Lindon Smith. Here you can see a cartoon of Bolgi...
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Jan 11

Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Pets and Plants

Whether your pet is a cat, dog, chicken or “other” they have the potential to be exposed to your plants either indoors, outdoors, or both. There are many sources of information about plant toxicity but they can often conflict with each other. This Massachusetts Master Gardeners presentation with April Daley will help you to understand what “toxic” and “poisonous” mean to your pets as well as a method to evaluate the pet, the plant as well as horticultural practices and how much risk is involved in each situation. The event will be held at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton on Tuesday, January 23 from 6:30 – 8, and the cost is $25. Registration and payment is through the Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association. Contact: bradley@thetrustees.org for more information and the location to register and provide payment. Image from www.costafarms.com.

    Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Pets and Plants
    Whether your pet is a cat, dog, chicken or "other" they have the potential to be exposed to your plants either indoors, outdoors, or both. There are many sources of information about plant toxicity but they can often conflict with each other.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Jan 11

Thursdays, January 25 through February 15, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Landscape and Planting Design

Instructor Warren Leach, Landscape Horticulturist, will focus on fundamental principles of design used in creating landscapes and garden spaces and composing planting designs using a complement of woody and herbaceous plants.

    Thursdays, January 25 through February 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Landscape and Planting Design
    Instructor Warren Leach, Landscape Horticulturist, will focus on fundamental principles of design used in creating landscapes and garden spaces and composing planting designs using a complement of woody and herbaceous plants. Classes will be held Thursdays, January 25 - February 15, from 7 - 9 in the Cheney Room of the Education Building at The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street in Wellesley.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Jan 10

Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Victorian contempo...

Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Victorian contemporaries, the Spiritualists, and their interest in the supernatural and the afterlife may explain Isabella’s interest in this folding fan featuring a fortune teller. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2CHmb6b

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Isabella Stewart Gardner's Victorian contemporaries, the Spiritualists, and their interest in the supernatural and the afterlife may explain Isabella's interest in this folding fan featuring a...
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Jan 10

Go ahead. Make a toast. This year's Movers & ...

Go ahead. Make a toast. This year's Movers & Shakers is supported by generous in-kind donations from our liquor sponsors: Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Bombay Sapphire, Bully Boy Distillers, and Privateer Rum—so you know your glass will be filled with delicious drinks. Movers & Shakers is January 31. Tickets now on sale: http://www.bcaonline.org/movers-a-shakers.html

    Boston Center for the Arts
    Go ahead. Make a toast. This year's Movers & Shakers is supported by generous in-kind donations from our liquor sponsors: Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Bombay Sapphire, Bully Boy Distillers, and...
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Jan 10

"The Globe and WBUR went so far as to name Ma...

"The Globe and WBUR went so far as to name Mala as one of the best plays of 2016...Lopez sees the play as 'a record of my failures as a caregiver. There’s a mythology around this. We think we will be the perfect daughters and fulfill our aging parents’ needs with grace and courage. In fact, I failed over and over again in ways that are hilarious, dramatic, and sometimes even horrible. It’s quite a shift when you become the parent and your parent becomes the child. That’s what this play tries to capture.'" Huntington Theatre Company's Mala is at the Calderwood Pavilon at the BCA until February 4!

    Melinda Lopez' "Mala," About Caring For Aging Parents, Returns To The Stage
    "The sandwich generation" refers to those individuals who serve as parents to their children and caregivers to their aging parents. In today's world, where people tend to have children later, there are more and more of us. Playwright and performer Melinda Lopez was one of them.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com

Jan 10

Coming Soon to Back Bay

What's coming soon, what's recently opened, and what you can look forward to in the future.

    Coming Soon to Back Bay
    Back Bay has it all - and we're always adding more shopping and dining destinations to the neighborhood. Check back here often for an up-to-date list of what's newly arrived and what's coming soon to Back Bay. Canada Goose, Prudential Center Christian Louboutin, Copley Place Dig Inn, Prudential Center Godiva, Prudential Center M.Gemi, Prudential Center MAC Cosmetics, Prudential Center St.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

Jan 10

Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucc...

Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio this Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is free with Museum admission! http://bit.ly/2CJUCJH

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Experiment, engage, and create in the Bertucci Education Studio this Saturday from 11 am - 4 pm. Prior experience with art-making is not required and participation is free with Museum admission!...
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Jan 10

Join us January 18 for an amazing Third Thurs...

Join us January 18 for an amazing Third Thursdays event inspired by Isabella's creative social circles! Start 2018 with this evening of dance, spoken word, fashion, music, hands-on art-making, and more: http://bit.ly/2CXJa06

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Join us January 18 for an amazing Third Thursdays event inspired by Isabella's creative social circles! Start 2018 with this evening of dance, spoken word, fashion, music, hands-on art-making, and...
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Jan 10

Coming Soon to Back Bay

What's coming soon, what's recently opened, and what you can look forward to in the future.

    Coming Soon to Back Bay
    Back Bay has it all - and we're always adding more shopping and dining destinations to the neighborhood. Check back here often for an up-to-date list of what's newly arrived and what's coming soon to Back Bay. Canada Goose, Prudential Center Dig Inn, Prudential Center Godiva, Prudential Center M.Gemi, Prudential Center MAC Cosmetics, Prudential Center St.
    http://www.bostonbackbay.com

Jan 10

Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Digital Photography: Capturing Botanic Images

Melissa Pace, garden educator, artist and photographer, will lead a Massachusetts Horticultural Society workshop on Wednesday, January 24 from 10 – 4 that will give you an understanding of the elements of photography; line, texture, shape, space and color to add “wow” to your garden photography. This program is ideal for novice photographers using tablets, phones and simple cameras.Mass Hort Member Cost: $75; General Admission Cost $110 Register online at http://www.masshort.org/eventdetail/496/digital-photography-capturing-botanic-images?filter_reset=1

    Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Digital Photography: Capturing Botanic Images
    Melissa Pace, garden educator, artist and photographer, will lead a Massachusetts Horticultural Society workshop on Wednesday, January 24 from 10 - 4 that will give you an understanding of the elements of photography; line, texture, shape, space and color to add "wow" to your garden photography.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Jan 10

Through Thursday, August 30 – Rotten Apples: Botanical Models of Diversity and Disease

Carried to our shores by the earliest European colonists and first planted in Boston in 1625, the apple, Malus pumilla, is a New England dietary icon. One of the oldest fruit trees to be domesticated, this single species now encompasses thousands of distinct varieties worldwide. Not only do these apple varieties differ in look and taste, they also vary greatly in how they respond to pests and disease.

    Through Thursday, August 30 - Rotten Apples: Botanical Models of Diversity and Disease
    Carried to our shores by the earliest European colonists and first planted in Boston in 1625, the apple, Malus pumilla, is a New England dietary icon. One of the oldest fruit trees to be domesticated, this single species now encompasses thousands of distinct varieties worldwide.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

Jan 09

Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition ...

Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition is just around the corner. To get ready, our curator worked for two days with a color printing specialist from Italy to critique, adjust, re-print, and proof the almost 200 stunning images in the exhibition catalog! #TransformationTuesday

    Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
    Our Fra Angelico: Heaven on Earth exhibition is just around the corner. To get ready, our curator worked for two days with a color printing specialist from Italy to critique, adjust, re-print, and...
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